New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Kylie Auldist “Family Tree” (Hear here; MP3) (Freestyle)
Maya Beiser (cello star) “TranceClassical” (Hear here) (Innova Recordings)
Billy Talent “Afraid of Heights” (first single: “Afraid of Heights”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with eight extra tracks) (The End)
Stephen Bishop “Blueprint” (includes his version of “Holy Mother,” which he co-wrote with Eric Clapton in the mid-1980s, and a more upbeat version of his Oscar-nominated “It Might Be You”; producer: Jon Gilutin; Hear here; MP3) (General)
The Bouncing Souls “Simplicity” (producer: John Seymour; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rise)
Cotton Mather “Death of the Cool” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Star Apple Kingdom)
Death Grips (experimental hip-hop group) “Bottomless Pit” (first single: “Hot Head”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Harvest)
Descendents “Hypercaffium Spazzinate” (the L.A. hardcore punk band’s first album in 12 years; first single: “Victim of Me”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with five extra tracks) (Epitaph)
D Generation (including frontman Jesse Malin) “Nothing Is Anywhere” (their first album in 17 years; producer: guitarist Danny Sage; first single: “Apocalypse Kids”; Hear here; MP3) (Bastard Basement)
Ramin Djawadi “Game of Thrones (Music from the HBO Series Season 6)” (MP3) (WaterTower Music)
Fantasia “The Definition Of…” (first single: “Ugly”; Hear here; MP3) (Rock Soul / 19 Recordings / RCA)
Fea (San Antonio band led by Girl in a Coma’s Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz) “Fea” (producers: Laura Jane Grace, Lori Barbero, Alice Bag; Hear here; MP3) (Blackheart)
Future Generations “Future Generations” (first single: “Stars”; Hear here; MP3) (Frenchkiss)
Michael Giacchino “Star Trek Beyond (Music From the Motion Picture)” (sequel opens July 22; See here) (Varèse Sarabande)
Gary Hoey “Dust & Bones” (his 20th album; Hear here; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
iji (West Coast pop group; pronounced: “eehee”) “Bubble” (Hear here; MP3) (Team Love)
Jinjer (Ukrainian extreme metal quartet) “King of Everything” (See here; MP3) (Napalm)
Vicki Kiely “Mercy” (producer: Kiely; first single: “Enticement”; Hear here) (Sunset Recordings, Aug. 2)
Bob Lind “Magellan Was Wrong” (producers: Jamie Hoover, Frank “Rat” Falestra, Greg Foat, Lind; liner notes by Richard Hawley and Dion; Hear here) (Ace)
Lori McKenna (“Girl Crush” writer) “The Bird & The Rifle” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Wreck You”; Hear here; MP3) (CN)
NAO (British electronic music singer-songwriter Neo Jessica Joshua) “For All We Know” (producers: GRADES, NAO, A.K. Paul, Stint; guests: A.K. Paul, Abhi Dijon; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Little Tokyo Recordings / RCA)
Owen (aka Chicago musician Mike Kinsella) “The King of Whys” (producer: S. Carey; first single: “Lost”; Hear here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Jake Owen “American Love” (guests: Chris Stapleton, Hillary Lindsey; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (RCA Nashville)
Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians “Live in Tokyo” (covers of 1970s Philly soul classics; first single: “Do It Anyway You Want”; Hear here; MP3) (Yellowbird)
Ringworm (Cleveland metallic hardcore quintet) “Snake Church” (producer: Ben Schigel; first single: “Snake Church”; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Relapse)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood “Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel” (first single: “Narcissus Soaking Wet”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Silver Arrow)
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family “Love Remains” (producer: Ricky Skaggs; first single: “Thy Will”; See here; MP3) (EMI Nashville)
3 Pill Morning (Minneapolis rockers) “Never Look Back” (first single: “Electric Chair”; Hear here; MP3) (The Fuel Music / Countdown Entertainment)
Bryan & Katie Torwalt “Champion” (Hear here) (Jesus Culture)
Various artists “Quiero Creedence” (Latin-inspired, multilingual tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, featuring Los Lobos, Juan Gabriel, Bunbury, Andrés Calamaro, Enjambre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, etc.; first single: Juan Gabriel’s Spanish version of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Concord Picante)
Various artists “She Loves Me (2016 Broadway Cast Recording)” (cast includes Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski, Byron Jennings, Gavin Creel; the classic musical comedy officially opened March 17 and has been extended through July 10; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Ghostlight)
Vertical Church Band “Frontiers” (first single: “1000 Tongues”; See here; MP3) (Essential Worship)
Viola Beach “Viola Beach” (all four members of the U.K. indie-rock band and their manager were killed in a car crash in Sweden in mid-February; first single: “Boys That Sing”; Hear here; MP3) (Fuller Beans)
Zodiac (German rock quartet) “Grain of Soul” (producer: Arne Neurand; Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)

More Releases for July 29, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Leon Alvarado (prog keyboardist/composer) “The Future Left Behind” (producer: Alvarado; guests: Rick Wakeman, Billy Sherwood, Johnny Bruhn, Steve Thamer; Hear here) (Melodic Revolution, July 30)
Body of Light (Tempe, Ariz., electronic dance outfit) “Let Me Go” (first single: “Tremble”; Hear here) (Dais)
Boyce Avenue “Cover Sessions, Vol. 03” (six-song EP; Hear here) (3 Peace, July 26)
Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers (Brooklyn folk/Americana traditionalists) “Come On Home” (new single: “Heavenly Rain”; Hear here) (Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers, Aug. 2)
Departures “Death Touches Us, From the Moment We Begin To Love” (Hear here) (No Sleep)
Dream Cult (Jackson, Miss.-based indie-pop band) “Weekend” (first single: “Convince Me”; Hear here) (Old Flame)
Dyan “Looking for Knives” (producers: band members Alexis Marsh, Samuel Jones; first single: “Quality of Life”; Hear here) (Dyan)
Hellions “Opera Oblivia” (first single: “Quality of Life”; See here) (UNFD)
Andrew Keoghan (New Zealand singer-songwriter) “Every Orchid Offering” (new single: “Everything”; Hear here) (Fuchsia Kick)
Kinsky (Sydney soul roots reggae band) “The Edge of the Wine-Dark Sea” (six-song EP; Hear here) (The A&R Department)
Fernando Perdomo (singer-songwriter) “Voyeurs” (each song was cut in front of a live audience streaming every session on Facebook with Perdomo laying down every instrument and vocal; Hear here; See here) (Forward Motion, Aug. 1)
Nick Superchi (neo-classical pianist) “Otherworldly” (producer: Superchi; first single: “Snowfire”; Hear here) (Crowned Underground, Aug. 1)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Gregg Allman “No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman” (15 songs) (Floating World)
The Archies “Sugar, Sugar – The Complete Albums Collection” (five-CD box set; remastered; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Average White Band “British Live Performance Series” (nine songs) (Rainman)
Blood, Sweat & Tears “Greatest Hits [Hybrid SACD]” (1972 compilation; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
David Bowie “Earthling” (1997 album; remastered) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Chicago “Chicago XI [Vinyl]” (1977 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
The Charlie Daniels Band “The Epic Trilogy Vol. 3” (two-CD set, featuring 1973’s “Honey in the Rock,” 1976’s “Saddle Tramp” and 1985’s “Me and the Boys”) (Floating World)
Jason Derulo “Platinum Hits” (12-song compilation) (Warner)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Emerson, Lake & Palmer” (1970 album; 2012 stereo mix; with a second CD of bonus material; Vinyl), “Tarkus” (1971 album; 2012 stereo mix; with a second CD of bonus material; Vinyl), “Pictures at an Exhibition” (1971 live album; two-CD set; Vinyl), “Emerson, Lake & Palmer: The Anthology” (three CDs, 39 tracks, presented in special casebound book packaging) (BMG Rights Management)
Heaven 17 “5 Classic Albums” (five-disc set includes “Penthouse and Pavement,” “The Luxury Gap,” “How Men Are,” “Pleasure One” and “Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho”) (U.K. – UMC)
The Isley Brothers “Go For Your Guns” (1977 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Iconoclassic)
Loggins & Messina “Full Sail [Hybrid SACD]” (1973 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Joe Lovano Quartet “Classic! Live at Newport” (recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2005, featuring pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Mraz and drummer Lewis Nash; Read here; MP3) (Blue Note)
Sugar Minott “A Collection of Sugar” (two-CD, 30-song best-of) (AAO Music)
Modest Mouse “Night on the Sun” (1999 EP, originally released only in Japan; Vinyl) (Glacial Pace)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Greatest Hits [Vinyl]” (1993 compilation; two LPs) (Geffen / UMe)
Saxon “Baptism of Fire: The Collection 1991-2009” (two CDs, 34 songs; Read here) (Music Club Deluxe)
Simple Minds “New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Deluxe Edition)” (1982 album; remastered, with a DVD featuring the 2005 5.1 Surround Mix; Standard CD; Vinyl) (U.K. – UMC)
U.K. Subs “Endangered Species (Deluxe Edition)” (1982 album; remastered, with 32 bonus tracks on two CDs) (Cleopatra)
Leslie West “Mountain” (1969 solo album; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (U.K. – Repertoire)
Brian Wilson “Brian Wilson and Friends (A SoundStage Special Event)” (recorded live in Las Vegas in December 2014 and aired on PBS in April 2015; two CDs; guests: Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess, She & Him, Mark Isham; See here) (BMG Rights Management)
Gary Wright’s Wonderwheel “Ring of Changes” (previously unreleased 1972 album, featuring George Harrison; remastered, with bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here) (Esoteric Recordings)
Yes “Tales From Topographic Oceans [Vinyl]” (1973 album; two-LP, 180-gram vinyl set) (Atlantic / Rhino)

More Releases for July 29, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Trace Adkins, Michael Paré, Kris Kristofferson, et al “Traded [DVD]” (2016 film; See here; Blu-ray) (Cinedigm)
Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, et al “Mother’s Day [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, et al “The Trust [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, et al “The Lobster [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele “Key and Peele: The Complete Series [DVD]” (10-disc box set) (Paramount)
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, et al “Keanu [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
James Spader, Megan Boone, et al “Blacklist: The Complete Third Season [DVD]” (five discs; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, et al “Blindspot: The Complete First Season [DVD]” (five discs; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
Various artists “Dennis the Menace: The Complete Series [DVD]” (78 episodes of the 1986-88 cartoon on nine discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Adele “Adele: A Celebration of an Icon and Her Music” (Paperback; author: Sarah-Louise James) (Carlton Books)
The Beatles “Looking Through You: Rare & Unseen Photographs from The Beatles Book Archive” (Hardcover; edited by Andy Neill) (The Overlook Press)
David Brackett “Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music” (Paperback) (University of California Press)
Kraig Geiger “Peace, Love n’ Mud” (Hardcover; life story set against the backdrop of the Woodstock ’94 Music & Art Fair; Kindle) (Waldorf Publishing)
Ben Greenman “Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life – With a Soundtrack” (Paperback; Kindle) (Little A)
George Harrison “George Harrison: Soul Man Volume 1” (Paperback; author: John Blaney) (Paper Jukebox)
Prince “Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks” (Paperback; author: Ronin Ro; Kindle; Free Preview) (St. Martin’s Griffin)

More Book Releases

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