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New Releases: July 22, 2016

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Amazing (Swedish rock group) “Ambulance” (first single: “Ambulance”; Hear here; MP3) (Partisan)
Barb Wire Dolls “Desperate” (the Greek rock band is represented by the late Lemmy’s longtime manager Todd Singerman and Motörhead’s booking agents; producer: Jay Baumgardner; Hear here; MP3) (Motörhead Music / UDR / Warner Music Group)
Big Smo “We the People” (guests: Casey Beathard, Josie Dunne, Brandon Rogers, Haden Carpenter, Michael Ray, Jimmy Burney, Corey Crowder, William Michael Morgan; Hear here; MP3) (Elektra Nashville)
Matt Brown (Nashville-based singer-songwriter) “Walk Into the Light” (producer: Andy Hunt; Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music)
Capsize “A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me” (first single: “XX (Sew My Eyes)”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Equal Vision)
Crown the Empire “Retrograde” (Hear here; MP3) (Rise)
Forevermore “Integral” (Hear here) (Solid State)
Peter Garrett (of Midnight Oil) “A Version of Now” (Hear here; MP3) (Sony Music Australia)
Euge Groove “Still Euge” (first single: “Still Euge”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Hammers of Misfortune “Dead Revolution” (the West Coast progressive metal band’s first album since 2011; Hear here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
(hed)p.e. “Forever!” (first single: “Pay Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Pavement Entertainment)
Honne (U.K. production and DJ duo) “Warm on a Cold Night” (guest: Izzy Bizu; first single: “Someone That Loves You”; See here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Charlie Hunter “Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth” (Hear here; MP3) (GroundUP Music)
The Judge (St. Louis hard-rock band) “The Judge” (Hear here) (Ripple Music)
Killing the Messenger (San Diego metal quintet) “Fuel to the Fire” (Hear here; MP3) (EMP Underground / EMP Label Group)
Look Park (aka Fountains of Wayne’s Chris Collingwood) “Look Park” (producer: Mitchell Froom; first single: “Aeroplane”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Stephen Ragga Marley “Revelation Pt. II: The Fruit of Life” (guests: Rick Ross, Pitbull, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Iggy Azalea, Waka Flocka Flame, Dead Prez, Rakim, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Ghetto Youths International)
Melissa Menago (Philly-based singer-songwriter) “little crimes” (See here; MP3) (Chesky)
Periphery (D.C. prog-metal band) “Periphery III: Select Difficulty” (producers: Misha Mansoor, Adam Getgood; Hear here; MP3) (Sumerian)
Lou Rhodes “theyesandeye” (first single: “All the Birds”; Hear here; MP3) (Nude Music)
Candi Staton “It’s Time to Be Free” (Hear here; MP3) (Beracah / MRI)
Keith Sweat “Dress To Impress” (first single: “Good Love”; See here; MP3) (RAL / Keith Sweat)
Various artists “Captain Fantastic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (the drama starring Viggo Mortensen and Frank Langella opened on July 8; See here; MP3) (Lakeshore)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 94” (two CDs) (U.K. – NOW)
Various artists “Reggae Gold 2016” (19-song compilation; See here; MP3) (VP)
Hezekiah Walker “Azusa The Next Generation 2 – Better” (guests: Carl Thomas, Ashley Brown, Antonique Smith, Patrick Dopson; first single: “Better”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
We the Ghost “A Stereophonic Listening Experience” (first single: “Let Me Know”; Hear here) (Spectra Music Group)

More Releases for July 22, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Mark Allen-Piccolo (Bay Area-based pop/rock artist) “Left From Here” (first single: “Do For You”; Hear here) (Noble Steed Music)
Black Crown Initiate (Reading, Pa., metal band) “Selves We Cannot Forgive” (first single: “For Red Cloud”; Hear here) (eOne Music)
Dreezy “No Hard Feelings” (guests: Wale, Gucci Mane, T-Pain, Jeremih; new single: “Close to You”; Hear here) (Interscope)
Farewell, My Love (Phoenix rock group) “Above It All” (first single: “Never Stop”; See here) (CRCL)
Rob Lynch “Baby, I’m a Runaway” (first single: “Sure Thing”; Hear here) (Xtra Mile Recordings)
Mayberry (Texas alt-pop/rock band) “Beautiful Mess” (six-song EP; first single: “Wildfire”; Hear here) (Mayberry Band, LLC)
MSTRKRFT “Operator” (the Canadian electronic music outfit’s first album in more than five years; first single: “Party Line”; Hear here) (Last Gang)
Neon Hitch “Anarchy” (guests: Collie Buddz, Liam Horne, Calix; first single: “Please”; Hear here) (WeRNeon / FanLabel)
Relient K “Air for Free” (producer: Mark Lee Townsend; Hear here) (Mono Vs Stereo)
Revocation (Boston technical metal band) “Great Is Our Sin” (producer: Chris “Zeuss” Harris; first single: “Communion”; Hear here) (Metal Blade)
Safe to Say (Ontario pop-punk quartet) “Down in the Dark” (first single: “Only Rain”; Hear here; See here) (SideOneDummy)
Scatter Factory (solo project of multi-instrumentalist Will Foster, formerly of Delicatessen and Lodger) “Scatter Factory” (first single: “Out the Blocks”; Hear here) (Flecktone)
Them Bruins (Australian rock group) “No One Wants To Dance With Them Bruins” (seven-song EP; first single: “Outrun the Future”; Hear here) (Old Flame)
Tonic “Lemon Parade Revisited” (acoustic re-recording of their 1996 album; Hear here) (Tonic)
Various artists “Absolutely Fabulous (The Movie Soundtrack)” (featuring a new version of the theme song “This Wheel’s On Fire” by Kylie Minogue, plus tracks from Jason Derulo, La Roux, Paloma Faith, etc.; “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” opens July 22; See here; Read here; CD) (Rhino)
Cody Webb (Nashville singer-songwriter) “Cody Webb” (six-song EP; first single: “More Than a Little”; Hear here; Read here) (Monument Entertainment)

More Digital Releases for July 22, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cannonball Adderley Quintet with Joe Zawinul “Complete 1961-62 Studio Sessions” (featuring Nancy Wilson and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson; two CDs, 32 songs) (U.K. – Phono)
The Allman Brothers Band “The Allman Brothers Band [Vinyl]” (1970 album; two LPs), “Idlewild South [Vinyl]” (1970 album), “Live at Ludlow Garage 1970 [Vinyl]” (three LPs), “At Fillmore East [Vinyl]” (1971 album; two LPs), “Eat a Peach [Vinyl]” (1972 album; two LPs), “Win, Lose or Draw [Vinyl]” (1975 album), “Wipe the Windows-Check the Oil-Dollar Gas [Vinyl]” (1975 album; two LPs), “Enlightened Rogues [Vinyl]” (1979 album) (Mercury / UMe)
The Birthday Massacre “Imagica” (4-track demos circa 1998-2001; Vinyl) (Metropolis)
Chicago “Chicago X [Vinyl]” (1976 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl) (Friday Music)
Patsy Cline “Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits [Vinyl]” (1967 compilation) (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Dio “A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993” (six-CD box set; Read here) (Rhino / Warner)
Dion & The Belmonts “Extended Play …” (29 original EP sides; Track list) (U.K. – GVC)
DragonForce “Killer Elite – The Hits, The Highs, The Vids” (two CDs, 22 tracks; MP3) (Spinefarm)
Duane Eddy “Extended Play …” (32 original EP sides; Track list) (U.K. – GVC)
Peter Erskine Trio / John Taylor / Palle Danielsson “As It Was” (four-CD box set contains their albums from 1992-1997) (ECM)
John Gorka “Before Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville, 1985″ (previously unreleased studio versions of his earliest material; MP3) (Red House)
Riverside “Love, Fear and the Time Machine (Special Edition)” (2015 album; Hi-Res Stereo and 5.1 Surround Mix) (InsideOut Music)
Nina Simone “Classic Hits: The Queen of Soul-Gospel Blues” (24 songs) (U.K. – Lucky Stars)
Various artists “The 60s Summer Album” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here), “The 70s Summer Album” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here), “The 80s Summer Album” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Crimson / Demon Music Group)
Various artists “Under the Influence Volume Five: A Collection of Rare Soul and Disco, Compiled By Sean P” (two CDs; Read here; Vinyl) (Z)
Velvet Crush “Pre-Teen Symphonies” (16 previously unreleased early-’90s tracks; Hear here; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)

More Releases for July 22, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jesse Barish (wrote Jefferson Starship’s “Count on Me” and Marty Balin’s “Hearts”) “Jesse Barish” (1979 album) (RCA / Legacy)
The Church “Starfish (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album, with 12 bonus tracks) (Arista / Legacy)
Doris Day “Day By Day” (1956 album), “Day By Night” (1957 album), “Cuttin’ Capers” (1959 album), “Bright & Shiny” (1961 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Louise Goffin “The Essential Louise Goffin, Vol. 1” (10 songs) (Majority of One)
Marcia Griffiths “Sweet & Nice” (1974 album) (K&K)
Dan Hartman “Images” (1976 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Jamaica All Star Steel Band “Jamaican All Stars” (1967 album) (K&K)
Frankie Laine “Torchin'” (1958 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Charley Pride “Songs of Pride … Charley That Is” (1968 album), “Charley Pride In Person” (1969 album), “Sweet Country” (1973 album) (RCA / Legacy)
PYLON “Live” (20-song live album documents the Athens, Ga., band’s last show in 1983; Hear here; Vinyl) (Chunklet Industries, July 25)
Toto “Toto (Bonus Track Version)” (1978 album; with a bonus version of “Georgy Porgy”) (Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for July 22, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, et al “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD; 4K Ultra HD; 3D-Blu-Ray) (Warner Home Video)
Rubén Blades “The Return of Rubén Blades [DVD]” (Robert Mugge’s 1985 documentary; See here) (MVD)
Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor “Miles Ahead [DVD]” (2016 biopic on Miles Davis; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, et al “Royal Pains: Season Eight [DVD]” (two discs) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Marvin Gaye “Live at Montreux 1980 [DVD]” (Eagle Vision)
Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, et al “Orphan Black: Season Four [DVD]” (three discs; Blu-ray) (BBC Home Entertainment)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
J.C. Gabel / Kristine McKenna “Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine: 1977-1980” (Paperback) (Hat & Beard Press)
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin Day By Day” (Hardcover; author: Marc Roberty) (Backbeat Books)
Stanley Sadie “Definitive Opera Encyclopedia: New & Expanded Edition” (Hardcover) (Flame Tree Publishing)
Bruce Springsteen “Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Illustrated History” (Hardcover) (Voyageur Press)
Paul Stanley “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” (Paperback; Free Preview) (HarperOne)
Neil Taylor “C86 and All That: The Birth of Indie, 1983-1986” (Paperback) (Verse Chorus Press)

More Book Releases

Next Week: July 29, 2016

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