New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Fred Abbott (former Noah And The Whale guitarist)“Serious Poke” (producers: Abbott, Martin Hollis; first single: “Adrenaline Shot”; Hear here; See here)(Lojinx)
Melissa Ferrick“Melissa Ferrick” (Hear here; MP3)(Right On)
Finger Eleven“Five Crooked Lines” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Wolves and Doors”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(The Bicycle Music Company / Concord)
Buddy Guy“Born to Play Guitar” (includes “Flesh & Bone,” a tribute to the late B.B. King; producer: Tom Hambridge; guests: Van Morrison, Joss Stone, Billy Gibbons, Kim Wilson; Hear here; MP3)(RCA)
Albert Hammond Jr.“Momentary Masters” (producer: Gus Oberg; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Vagrant)
Have Gun, Will Travel (Bradenton, Fla.-based Americana group)“Science From an Easy Chair” (producers: Shawn Kyle, Have Gun, Will Travel; Hear here; MP3)(This Is American Music)
Natalie Imbruglia“Male” (producer: Billy Mann; guest: Emily Saliers; first single: “Instant Crush”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Sony Masterworks)
Jeremy and The Harlequins (NYC rock quintet)“American Dreamer” (Hear here; MP3)(ORG Music)
Kataklysm (Montreal death metal quartet)“Of Ghosts and Gods” (Hear here; See here; MP3)(Nuclear Blast)
Lianne La Havas (English singer/songwriter/guitarist)“Blood” (producer: Paul Epworth; first single: “Unstoppable”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Nonesuch / Warner)
Lil Dicky“Professional Rapper” (guests: Snoop Dogg, Fetty Wap, Hannibal Buress, T-Pain, Brain, etc.; Hear here; See here; MP3)(CMSN)
Daniel Romano“If I’ve Only One Time Askin'” (producer: Romano; first single: “The One That Got Away [Came Back Today]”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(New West)
Russkaja (turbo polk metal band from Vienna)“Peace, Love & Russian Roll” (first single: “Rock & Roll Today”; Hear here; MP3)(Napalm)
Saint Asonia (new group features members of Three Days Grace, Staind and Finger Eleven)“Saint Asonia” (producer: Johnny K; first single: “Better Place”; Hear here; MP3)(RCA)
Sarah Kirkland Snider“Unremembered” (an hourlong, 13-part song cycle for seven voices, chamber orchestra and electronics, inspired by poems and illustrations by writer-visual artist Nathaniel Bellows; producers: Lawson White, Snider; Hear here; See here)(New Amsterdam)
Joss Stone“Water for Your Soul” (first single: “The Answer”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Stone’d / Surfdog)
Teenage Time Killers“Greatest Hits Vol. 1” (producers: bandmates John “Lou” Lousteau, Reed Mullin, Mick Murphy; guests: Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Jello Biafra, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Nick Oliveri, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Corey Taylor, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(Rise)
Titus Andronicus“The Most Lamentable Tragedy” (a rock opera in five acts; double album; producers: Kevin McMahon, lead guitarist Adam Reich; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Merge)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 91” (two CDs)(U.K. – NOW)
Josh Wilson“That Was Then, This Is Now” (first single: “That Was Then, This Is Now”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Sparrow)
Xandria“Fire & Ashes” (seven-song EP; Hear here; MP3)(Napalm)
Year of the Goat“The Unspeakable” (Hear here; MP3)(Napalm)

More Releases for July 31, 2015

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label:
Icicle (aka Krassy Halatchev)“Theorems” (new single: “On and On”; Hear here)(Herd, Aug. 1)
Insane Clown Posse“The Marvelous Missing Link (Found)” (producers: Otis, Mike P, Kuma, Seven; Hear here)(Psychopathic / RED)
Megan Landry (Canadian indie-pop singer-songwriter)“Stills” (producer: Scott Walsh; first single: “Cut To It”; Hear here)(Streets Music, Aug. 2)
Meghan Linsey (“The Voice” season 8 runner-up)“Believer” (six-song EP; producer: Tyler Cain; first single: “Change My Mind”; Hear here; See here)(Bold Music Group)
The Maccabees“Marks to Prove It” (producers: Hugo White, The Maccabees, Laurie Latham; first single: “Marks to Prove It”; Hear here; See here; iTunes)(Fiction / Caroline)
Milltown Brothers“Long Road” (their first album in 11 years; Hear here; See here)(Stanley)
Patent Pending (Long Island quintet)“Armageddon” (five-song EP; producer: Jordan M. Schmidt; first single: “Brighter”; Hear here; See here)(Rude)
Josh Pyke (Australian singer-songwriter)“But For All These Shrinking Hearts” (first single: “Hollering Hearts”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; iTunes)(Wonderlick)
Seapony“A Vision” (first single: “Saw the Light”; Hear here; iTunes)(Burrito Thirty)
Stornoway (U.K. rock quartet)“Bonxie” (producer: Gil Norton; Hear here; Import CD)(Slimstyle)
Shankar Tucker (clarinetist/composer)“Filament” (Hear here; See here)(Shrutibox Music, July 28)

More Digital Releases for July 31, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Bananarama“in a bunch … The CD Singles 1981-1993” (33 CD box set contains every single released during their London Records tenure; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Edsel)
The Band“The Capitol Albums 1968-1977” (nine-LP box set; heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl with original album art and packaging; Read here)(Capitol / UMe)
Alice Cooper“The Studio Albums 1969-1983” (15-CD box set, featuring all his albums, from 1969’s “Pretties For You” to 1983’s “DaDa”)(Rhino / Warner)
Bill Evans“The Complete Fantasy Recordings” (nine-CD box set)(Fantasy)
Connie Francis“The Collection” (18-song best-of)(U.K. – Spectrum / UMe)
Vince Guaraldi Trio“Peanuts Greatest Hits” (12 tracks)(Fantasy)
Led Zeppelin“Presence [Super Deluxe Edition Box]” (1976 album; the box set includes the remastered CD in a vinyl replica sleeve, with bonus material, 180-gram vinyl, download card, hardbound, 70-plus-page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia; Vinyl; MP3), “In Through the Out Door [Deluxe Edition]” (1979 album; remastered, with unreleased rough mixes of every track from the original album; Vinyl; MP3), “Coda [Deluxe Edition]” (1982 album; remastered, with 15 tracks recorded between 1968 and 1974; Vinyl; MP3)(Swan Song / Atlantic)
Jean Martinon“Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Complete Recordings” (10-CD box set)(RCA / Legacy)
Ray Parker Jr.“Woman Out of Control / Sex and the Single Man” (1983, 1985 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here)(U.K. – Soulmusic / Cherry Red)
Dolly Parton“Nashville Stories” (15-song best-of, with 10 live tracks)(U.K. – Feel Good Music)
Supertramp“Live In Paris 1979” (two CDs, one DVD; Hear here)(Eagle Vision)

More Releases for July 31, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label:
Cheap Trick“The Complete Epic Albums Collection” (12 complete albums), “The Epic Archive, Vol. 1 (1975-1979)” (17 tracks)(Epic / Legacy)
City Boy“City Boy / Dinner At The Ritz” (1976 albums, both produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange; remastered, with a bonus BBC concert; Read here), “Young Men Gone West / Book Early” (1977, 1978 albums, both produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange; featuring the worldwide hit “5705”; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here)(Lemon / Cherry Red)
Dave Koz“Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection” (14 songs)(Concord)
The Young Professionals“Remixes & Covers” (17 tracks, including remixes of Lana Del Rey, Tove Lo, Imagine Dragons, Zedd, etc.)(Casablanca / Republic)

More Digital Releases for July 31, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label:
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, et al“Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXIII [DVD]” (four discs)(Shout! Factory)
Jo Kennedy, Ross O’Donovan, et al“Starstruck [DVD]” (1982 film)(Blue Underground)
The Mekons“Revenge of the Mekons [DVD]” (a documentary by director Joe Angio)(Music Box Films)
Jim Parsons, Rihanna, et al“Home [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(DreamWorks)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for July 28, 2015

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Mary Black“Down the Crooked Road: My Autobiography” (Paperback)(Transworld Publishers, Aug. 1)
Bread“Bread: A Sweet Surrender – The Musical Journey of David Gates, James Griffin & Co.” (Paperback; author: Malcolm Searles)(Helter Skelter Publishing)
Leonard Cohen“Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters” (Paperback; edited by Jeff Burger)(Chicago Review Press, Aug. 1)
Bob Dylan“Dylan: Disc by Disc” (Hardcover; author: Jon Bream)(Voyageur Press, Aug. 1)
Bob Harris (of “The Old Grey Whistle Test”)“Bob Harris: Still Whispering After All These Years – My Autobiography” (Hardcover)(Michael O’Mara, Aug. 1)
Love“Pegasus Epitaph: The Story of the Legendary Rock Group Love” (Paperback; author: Michael Stuart-Ware)(Helter Skelter Publishing)
Queen“Queen, Revised & Updated: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock” (Paperback; author: Phil Sutcliffe)(Voyageur Press, Aug. 1)

More Book Releases for the Week of July 31, 2015

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