New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Joan Baez “Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration” (two-CD/DVD combo; recorded and filmed Jan. 27, 2016, at New York’s Beacon Theatre, with guests Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Indigo Girls, David Bromberg, Damien Rice, Nano Stern; airs on PBS’ “Great Performers” on May 6; DVD) (Joan Baez / Razor & Tie)
Drew Baldridge (Illinois singer-songwriter) “Dirt On Us” (guests: Mike and Doug Baldridge, Emily Weisband; Hear here; MP3) (Cold River)
Frankie Ballard “El Rio” (producer: Marshall Altman; first single: “It All Started With a Beer”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
Band of Horses “Why Are You OK” (producer: Jason Lytle; first single: “Casual Party”; Hear here; MP3) (American Recordings / Interscope)
Jon Bellion “The Human Condition” (guests: Travis Mendes, Blaque Keyz; first single: “Guillotine”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Capitol)
Brandy Clark “Big Day in a Small Town” (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: “Girl Next Door”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Warner)
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle “Colvin & Earle” (producer: Buddy Miller; first single: “You’re Right [I’m Wrong]”; Hear/read here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Fantasy)
Decorations (L.A. pop group) “Have Fun” (first single: “Promise”; Hear here; MP3) (Frenchkiss)
The Everymen (N.J. party rockers) “These Mad Dogs Need Heroes” (producer: Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes; first single: “Co-Dependent’s Day”; Hear here; MP3) (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Fitz and The Tantrums “Fitz and The Tantrums” (producers: Jesse Shatkin, Fitz, Joel Little, Ricky Reed; first single: “HandClap”; Hear here; MP3) (Elektra)
Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) “Strange Little Birds” (new single: “Empty”; Hear here; MP3) (STUNVOLUME)
The Gotobeds (Pittsburgh rock quartet) “BLOOD // SUGAR // SECS // TRAFFIC” (producers: The Gotobeds, Matt Schor; first single: “Real Maths/Too Much”; Hear here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Marquis Hawkes (Berlin-based producer) “Social Housing” (guests: Jocelyn Brown, Timothy Brown; Hear here; MP3) (Houndstooth)
Nick Jonas “Last Year Was Complicated” (first single: “Close,” feat. Tove Lo; Hear here; MP3) (Safehouse / Island)
Kaleo (Icelandic rock band) “A/B” (Hear here; MP3) (Elektra)
Beverley Knight “Soulsville” (guests: Sam Moore, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, accompanied by some of the original Hi Records/Al Green players; first single: “Middle of Love”; Hear here) (U.K. – East West)
Kongos (sibling alt-rock band from South Africa; all four are sons of singer John Kongos) “Egomaniac” (first single: “Take It From Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Epic)
letlive. (L.A. punk band) “If I’m the Devil …” (producers: letlive., Justyn Pilbrow; first single: “Good Mourning, America”; Hear here; MP3) (Epitaph)
Lone “Levitate” (first single: “Backtail Was Heavy”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (R&S)
Branford Marsalis Quartet “Upward Spiral” (with guest Kurt Elling; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Marsalis Music / OKeh)
Marlow “In the Backroom” (Hear here) (U.K. – Sonar Kollektiv)
The Pedrito Martinez Group “Habana Dreams” (guests: Rubén Blades, Descemer Bueno, Issac Delgado, Román Díaz, Telmary Díaz; first single: “Compa Galletano”; See here; Read here; MP3) (Motéma Music)
Chrisette Michele “Milestone” (Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Rich Hipster / Capitol / Caroline)
Moon Hooch (drums and horns trio) “Red Sky” (first single: “Psychotubes”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; MP3) (Hornblow Recordings)
Mozzy “Mandatory Check” (guests: Philthy Rich, Iamsu!, Lil Blood, Sleepy D, Rich Homie, Quan, etc.; first single: “Painkillers”; Hear here; MP3) (Mozzy)
Nahko and Medicine For The People “HOKA” (producer: Ted Hutt; new single: “San Quentin”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (SideOneDummy)
Jim Norton “Contextually Inadequate” (Epix original comedy special, with bonus material; See here; DVD) (Bseenmedia)
Tom Odell “Wrong Crowd” (producer: Jim Abbiss; first single: “Wrong Crowd”; See here; MP3) (Columbia)
Leslie Odom Jr. (star of the Broadway smash “Hamilton”) “Leslie Odom Jr.” (producer: Joseph Abate; Hear/read here; MP3) (S-Curve)
Esmé Patterson “We Were Wild” (first single: “Feel Right”; Hear here; MP3) (Grand Jury Music)
Peter Bjorn and John “Breakin’ Point” (the Swedish trio’s first album in more than five years; producers: Patrick Berger, Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Emile Haynie, Pontus Winnberg, Thom Monahan; Hear/read here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Brigid Mae Power “Brigid Mae Power” (producer: Peter Broderick; Hear here; MP3) (Tompkins Square)
Rage “The Devil Strikes Again” (producers: Marcos Rodriguez, Peavy Wagner; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Eli Paperboy Reed “My Way Home” (first single: “Hold Out”; Hear here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Rival Sons “Hollow Bones” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Hollow Bones, Pt. 1”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Earache)
Emily Rodgers “Two Years” (her first album since 2009; producer: Kramer; first single: “No Last Call”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Misra)
Saliva “Love, Lies & Therapy” (includes a cover of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us”; producer: lead singer Bobby Amaru; Hear here; MP3) (Universal Music Enterprises)
Scorpion Child (Texan classic rockers) “Acid Roulette” (producer: Chris “Frenchie” Smith; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
The Shelters (L.A. rock quartet) “The Shelters” (co-producer: Tom Petty; first single: “Rebel Heart”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Warner)
Spring King (U.K. garage rockers) “Tell Me If You Like To” (first single: “The Summer”; Hear here; MP3) (Island)
Leni Stern “Dakar Suite” (Hear here; MP3) (Leni Stern Recordings)
Sumac (post-metal trio) “What One Becomes” (producer: Kurt Ballou; first single: “Rigid Man”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Thrill Jockey)
Chip Taylor “Little Brothers” (Hear here) (Trainwreck)
The Temper Trap “Thick As Thieves” (first single: “Fall Together”; Hear/read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks) (Glassnote)
They Might Be Giants “Phone Power” (their final Dial-A-Song album; includes a cover of Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Idlewild Recordings)
Allen Toussaint “American Tunes” (finished just before the legendary songwriter’s death last November; producer: Joe Henry; guests: Bill Frisell, Rhiannon Giddens, Charles Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Van Dyke Park; Hear here; MP3) (Nonesuch)
Various artists “Songs For Freedom” (all proceeds benefit the Animal League Defense Fund; producer: Don Lichterman; Hear here) (Sunset Special Markets, June 7)
WOMPS (Glasgow-based duo) “Our Fertile Forever” (recorded by Steve Albini; first single: “Dreams on Demand”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Displaced / The Orchard)
Anne Wylie “Songs From the Seas” (Hear here; MP3) (Galileo Music Communication)
Dwight Yoakam “Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day / High on a Mountain of Love [Vinyl]” (producer: Jack White; Hear here) (Third Man)

More Releases for June 10, 2016

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Augustines (New York trio) “This Is Your Life” (first single: “When Things Fall Apart”; Hear here; CD, out June 24) (PIAS America)
Bearstronaut (electro/dance-pop outfit) “Telecoast” (first single: “Holding Out”; Hear here) (Bearstronaut)
Jen de Ness “See Things Like You” (producers: de Ness, Bill Atkinson; first single: “Storyteller”; Hear here) (Jen de Ness, June 9)
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Austin ’60s-influenced soul-pop trio) “Charlie Faye & The Fayettes” (producer: Dave Way; Hear here) (Bigger Better More)
Grant Farm “Kiss the Ground” (Hear here) (Grant Central)
Free Pizza “Berlin, DE” (Hear here) (BUFU)
Amy Klein (previously of Titus Andronicus) “Fire” (first single: “American City”; Hear here) (Don Giovanni)
Little Big Town “Wanderlust” (producer: Pharrell Williams; first single: “One of Those Days”; Hear here; Read here) (Capitol Records Nashville)
Mail the Horse (Brooklyn rock quintet) “Magnolia” (four-song EP; producer: Hunter Davidsohn; first single: “Backlash”; Hear here) (Sexual Decade)
Pheeyownah (Stockholm-born producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist) “zero9zero9” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Labrador)
Steve Porcaro “Someday / Somehow” (first solo album from the founding member of Toto; guests: Michael McDonald, Steve Lukather, Lenny Castro, Shannon Forrest, Marc Bonilla, Jamie Kimmett, Michael Sherwood, Mabvuto Carpenter; first single: “Ready or Not”; Hear here) (Porcara Musica)
Joe Purdy (L.A.-based folk singer) “Who Will Be Next?” (Hear here) (Mudtown Crier)
Raime “Tooth” (new single: “Glassed”; Hear here; CD, out June 24) (Blackest Ever Black)
Ken Sharp “New Mourning” (the power-pop artist’s first album in nine years; producers: Fernando Perdomo, Sharp; guests: Rick Springfield, Wally Stocker, Prescott Nile, Jimmy Waldo, Perdomo, Rob Bonfiglio, Ritchie Rubini; Hear here) (Jet Fighter, June 13)
Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip) “Piano” (first single: “I’m Ready”; Hear here) (Moshi Moshi)

More Digital Releases for June 10, 2016

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
AIR “Twentyears” (two CDs, 31 hits and rarities; Super Deluxe Edition, three CDs and two 180-gram LPs; Read here) (PRH / Rhino / Parlophone)
America “Universal Amphitheatre, L.A. 1978: The Classic California Broadcast” (two CDs, 22 songs) (Zip City)
The Beach Boys “Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1966 album; remastered; two CDs, 40 tracks; four-CD, Blu-ray Audio box set; MP3) (Capitol / UMe)
The Beach Boys “With Me Tonight: Legendary Radio Broadcast 1968-1970” (18 songs) (Laser Media)
Blackfoot “Chicago 1980 & Hollywood 1983: The Classic Broadcasts” (Smokin’)
Nappy Brown “Down in the Alley: The Complete Savoy Singles As & Bs 1954-1962” (two CDs, 54 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
The Browns “The Complete As & Bs and More 1954-62” (two CDs, 62 songs; MP3) (Enlightment)
Glen Campbell “For the Good Times” (compilation) (Varèse Sarabande)
Collegium Japan “Bach: The Complete Sacred Cantatas” (55-SACD box set; conducted by Masaaki Suzuki) (BIS)
Phil Collins “… But Seriously (Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album; remastered, with a second CD of demos, live recordings and B-sides; Vinyl; MP3), “The Essential Going Back (Deluxe Edition)” (2010 album; remastered, with a second CD of demos, live recordings and B-sides; Vinyl, 180-gram heavyweight audiophile LP; MP3) (Rhino)
Bo Diddley “The Bo Diddley Collection 1955-62” (three CDs, 84 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Celine Dion “Celine Dion Collection” (10-CD box set contains her English- and French-language LPs released from 1992-2013) (U.K. – Sony)
Lou Donaldson “The Complete Albums Collection 1953-1959” (four-CD box set), “The Complete Albums Collection 1959-1963” (four-CD box set) (Enlightment)
Electric Light Orchestra “The Studio Albums 1973-1977” (five-CD box set) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Foreigner “California Jam II 1978” (live broadcast from Ontario Motor Speedway, California) (All Access)
Lesley Gore “Boys, Boys, Boys” (1964 album; remastered, with 13 bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Groovie Ghoulies “Born in the Basement!” (1994 album; remastered; Vinyl; MP3) (Green Door)
Kansas “Carry On For No Return: New York Broadcast 1980” (Good Ship Funke)
Leo Kottke “Warner Theater Washington, September 1978” (two CDs, 25 songs; Hear/read here) (Keyhole)
Kris Kristofferson “The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection” (16-CD box set; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Madonna “The Party’s Right Here: FM Radio Broadcast Blond Ambition Tour, Dallas Texas 1990” (two CDs, 18 songs) (Goldfish)
Mass Production “In the Purest Form / Massterpiece (Expanded Edition)” (1979, 1980 albums on two CDs, including “Firecracker”; remastered, with 11 bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Paul McCartney “Pure McCartney” (career-spanning four-CD box set; Read here; two-CD set; four-LP box set; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Hear Music)
John Mellencamp “American Fool [Vinyl]” (1982 album), “Uh-Huh [Vinyl]” (1983 album), “Scarecrow [Vinyl]” (1985 album), “The Lonesome Jubilee [Vinyl]” (1987 album), “Big Daddy [Vinyl]” (1989 album), “The Vinyl Collection 1982-1989” (five-LP box set; all albums cut from the original analog master tapes on 180-gram vinyl) (Mercury / UMe)
Moby “Music From Porcelain” (two-CD, 32-song compilation, a companion piece to his autobiography, “Porcelain,” released May 17; MP3) (Thrive Music)
Van Morrison “.. It’s Too Late To Stop Now … Volume I” (1974 live abum; remastered; two CDs), “… It’s Too Late To Stop Now … Volumes II, III, IV & DVD” (Hear/read here) (Legacy Recordings)
Bennie Moten “The Bennie Moten Collection 1923-32” (two CDs, 48 songs) (Fabulous)
Stevie Nicks “Breaking the Chain” (Greater London Ltd.)
Prince “Prince [Vinyl]” (1979 album; Warner) (Warner)
Prince “The Beautiful Ones: Radio Broadcast 1985” (Laser Media)
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels “All-Time Greatest Hits” (16 songs) (Varèse Sarabande)
Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1966 album; remastered) (Reprise)
Ultravox “Ultravox!: The Island Years” (four-CD box set includes three albums from 1977-78 and a disc containing 18 non-album singles, remixes and two previously unreleased BBC recordings) (U.K. – Island)
Various artists “Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection” (two CDs, 37 songs; MP3) (Alligator)
Various artists “Beatfreak! Vol. 2: Rare and Obscure British Beat 1964-1969” (20 songs, featuring Lloyd Alexander Real Estate, The Moquettes, The All, Phase 4, The Pentad, Bad Boys, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, etc.; Hear/read here) (Particles)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Country, Volume 9” (19 songs; MP3) (NOW)
Various artists “So80’s (So Eighties) 10” (original classic 12-inch club and extended mixes from Pet Shop Boys, Laura Branigan, Sade, The Art of Noise, Alison Moyet, The Bangles, etc.; Read here) (U.K. – Soundcolours)

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
John Coltrane “The Atlantic Years In Mono” (featuring 1960’s “Giant Steps” to 1966’s “The Avant Garde” with Don Cherry; Vinyl, with a 7-inch single replica of the original “My Favorite Things Part I & II”; six-CD box set, out July 8) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Mike Doughty “Haughty Melodic (Deluxe Remaster)” (2005 album; with two bonus tracks) (ATO)
Don Gibson “The Complete Singles As & Bs 1952-62” (58 tracks; Read here) (Acrobat)
Bob Newhart “The Complete Albums 1960-62” (25 tracks; Read here) (Acrobat)
Mick Taylor “Stranger In This Town” (1990 album) (Maze)

More Digital Releases for June 10, 2016

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, et al “The Blues Brothers Double Feature [Blu-ray]” (featuring “The Blues Brothers” and “Blues Brothers 2000”) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, et al “London Has Fallen [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Rory Cochrane, Beth Orton, Laura Prepon, Beck, et al “Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician [DVD]” (2001 cult classic rock ‘n’ roll adventure film; See here) (MVD Visual)
Lex Scott Davis, Debbi Morgan, et al “Toni Braxton: The Movie Event [DVD]” (2016 Lifetime original movie; See here) (A&E Home Video)
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson “The X-Files: The Event Series [DVD]” (three discs; six episodes aired Jan. 24-Feb. 22, 2016; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Jonathan Frid, David Selby, et al “Dark Shadows: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition [DVD]” (six discs) (MPI Home Video)
Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, et al “Eddie the Eagle [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (20th Century Fox)
Rory Gallagher “Young Fashioned Ways: TV Broadcast 1975 [DVD]” (FSK)
U2 “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris [DVD]” (DVD Deluxe Edition; Blu-ray; Super Deluxe Edition) (Interscope)
Various artists “Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story [DVD]” (Tony D’Annunzio’s 2015 documentary on the history of the Detroit venue in the late 1960s and early 1970s; See here) (FSK)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Bee Gees “Tragedy: The Ballad of the Bee Gees” (Paperback; author: Jeff Apter) (Jawbone Press)
Alfred Brendel “Music, Sense and Nonsense: Collected Essays and Lectures” (Hardcover; Kindle; Free Preview) (The Robson Press)
Bobby Brown “Every Little Step: My Story” (Hardcover; co-author: Nick Chiles; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
Julian Cope “Copendium: An Expedition into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Underworld” (Paperback) (Faber & Faber)
Bob Dylan “Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties” (Paperback; author: Elijah Wald; Kindle; Free Preview) (Dey Street Books)
Justin Henderson “Grunge Seattle (Revised Edition)” (Paperback) (Roaring Forties Press)
Allen Klein “Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll” (Paperback; author: Fred Goodman; Kindle; Free Preview) (Eamon Dolan / Mariner Books)
Keith Moon “A Tribute to Keith Moon (There Is No Substitute)” (Hardcover; author: Ian Snowball) (Omnibus Press)
John Powell “Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica — The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Little, Brown and Company)
Stephen Witt “How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention” (Paperback) (Penguin Books)

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