New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Pepe Aguilar “No Lo Había Dicho” (Hear here; MP3) (Equinoccio)
All the Real Girls (Seattle band) “Elk City” (producer: John Goodmanson; guests: Jason McGerr, Jim Roth, Steve Fisk, Eric Corson, Eric Howk, Shelby Earl; first single: “Elk City”; Hear here; MP3) (All the Real Girls)
Rick Astley “50” (the British singer’s first album since 2005; he turned 50 on Feb. 6; first single: “Keep Singing”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Bassnectar “Unlimited” (Hear here; MP3) (Amorphous Music)
Luke Bell (country troubadour) “Luke Bell” (producer: Andrija Tokic; first single: “Sometimes”; Hear here; See here) (Bill Hill Records / Thirty Tigers)
Big Deal (London quartet) “Say Yes” (Hear here; MP3) (FatCat)
James Blake “The Colour in Anything” (released digitally on May 5; producers: Blake, Rick Rubin; guest: Justin Vernon; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (1-800 Dinosaur / Universal)
The Broadcast “From the Horizon” (producer: Jim Scott; first single: “On the Edge”; Hear here; MP3) (MRI)
Jake Bugg “On My One” (producers: Bugg, Jacknife Lee; first single: “Gimme the Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Island)
Will Butler (of Arcade Fire) “Friday Night” (recorded live June 2015 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, with five songs from his “Policy” LP, two songs he recorded for The Guardian as part of a songwriting project, and five previously unreleased tracks; See here; MP3) (Merge)
Caveman “Otero War” (first single: “Human”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cinematic Music Group)
Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs “case/lang/veirs” (first single: “Atomic Number”; Hear here; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Elizabeth Cook “Exodus of Venus” (the Nashville singer-songwriter’s first album since 2010; producer: Dexter Green; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Agent Love / Thirty Tigers)
Anthony D’Amato (folk rocker) “Cold Snap” (producer: Mike Mogis; first single: “Rain On a Strange Roof”; Hear here; MP3) (New West)
Emery “Emery Acoustic: Live in Houston” (MP3) (BC Music)
The Game “Streets of Compton” (guests: Problem, Boogie, J3, Payso, Micah, AD, Av, etc.; first single: “Roped Off”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Keith & Kristyn Getty “Facing a Task Unfinished” (guests: John Patitucci, Fernando Ortega, etc.; Hear here) (Getty Music)
Margaret Glaspy “Emotions and Math” (Hear here; MP3) (ATO)
Gojira “Magma” (producer: Joe Duplantier; See here; MP3) (Roadrunner)
Jason Gray “Where the Light Gets In” (producers: Jason Ingram, Ben Glover, Colby Wedgeworth, etc.; first single: “Sparrows”; Hear here; MP3) (Centricity Music)
Alexa Green “So Good” (Hear here; MP3) (Broadway)
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers “Rehab Reunion” (producer: Hornsby; guests: Mavis Staples, Justin Vernon; first single: “Over the Rise”; Hear here; MP3) (429)
The Hot Sardines “French Fries + Champagne” (producer: Eli Wolf; guest: Alan Cumming; See here; MP3) (Universal Music Classics)
Derik Hultquist “Southern Iron” (producer: Frank Liddell; Hear here; MP3) (Carnival Music / Thirty Tigers)
I See Stars “Treehouse” (Hear here; MP3) (Sumerian)
Sarah Jarosz “Undercurrents” (guests: Guster’s Luke Reynolds, Parker Millsap, Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan; first single: “House of Mercy”; Hear here; MP3) (Sugar Hill)
Irene Kelley “These Hills” (first single: “Carolina Wind”; Hear here; MP3) (Mountain Fever)
Deon Kipping (gospel singer-songwriter) “Something to Talk About” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (RCA Inspiration)
Kris Kristofferson “The Cedar Creek Sessions” (double album recorded over three days in the summer of 2014; producers: Tamara Saviano, Shawn Camp; guest: Sheryl Crow; Read here; MP3) (KK / Legacy)
LoCash “The Fighters” (producer: Lindsay Rimes; new single: “I Know Somebody”; Hear here; MP3) (Reviver)
The Low Anthem “eyeland” (Hear here; MP3) (Washington Square Music / Razor & Tie)
Michael McDermott “Willow Springs” (Hear here; MP3) (Pauper Sky)
Misfits “Friday the 13th” (four-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (Misfits)
Mitski “Puberty 2” (first single: “Your Best American Girl”; Hear here; MP3) (Dead Oceans)
Mogwai “Atomic” (soundtrack to the documentary “Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise”; producer: Tony Doogan; Hear here; MP3) (Temporary Residence)
Mumford & Sons “Johannesburg” (five-song EP, featuring Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Beatenberg; recorded in Studio 2 and the auditorium of the South African Broadcasting Corp.; producers: Mumford & Sons, The Very Best’s Johan Hugo; first single: “There Will Be Time”; Hear here; MP3) (Glassnote)
Laura Mvula “The Dreaming Room” (first single: “Overcome,” feat. Nile Rodgers; Hear here; See here; MP3) (RCA)
Nails “You Will Never Be One of Us” (producer: Kurt Ballou; See here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Noise (Icelandic rock band) “Echoes” (producers: Einar Vilberg, Stefan Vilberg; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (HLJÓÐVERK, June 15)
Erik Norlander (California keyboardist) “Surreal” (guest: Lana Lane; Hear here) (Think Tank Media, June 21)
Odonis Odonis (Toronto underground staple) “Post Plague” (first single: “Needs”; Hear here; MP3) (felte)
Jon Pardi “California Sunrise” (producer: Bart Butler; first single: “Head Over Boots”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
Parlour “Parlour” (the Louisville, Ky., experimental troupe’s first album in six years; first single: “New Syntax Preserves”; Hear here; MP3) (Temporary Residence)
Radiohead “A Moon Shaped Pool” (released on MP3 on May 8; producer: Nigel Godrich; first single: “Daydreaming”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl, two 180-gram LPs, with download card) (XL Recordings)
Red Hot Chili Peppers “The Getaway” (producer: Danger Mouse; first single: “Dark Necessities”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra “Symphonic Queen – The Greatest Hits” (19-song tribute, conducted by Matthew Freeman) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Starflyer 59 “SLOW” (producer: frontman Jason Martin; Hear here; MP3) (Tooth & Nail)
Stitched Up Heart “Never Alone” (See here; MP3) (Another Century)
Swans “The Glowing Man” (engineered by John Congleton; guests: Jennifer Gira, Okkyung Lee; Hear here; MP3) (Young God)
Thousand Foot Krutch “Exhale” (new single: “Running with Giants”; Hear here) (TFK Music)
T.O.L.D. (The Order of Life and Death, aka Daniel James Smith) “It’s Not About the Witches” (producer: Tom Biller; Hear here; See here; MP3) (IAMSOUND)
The Tragically Hip “Man Machine Poem” (lead singer-lyricist Gord Downie has announced he has terminal brain cancer; producers: Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Dave Hamelin of The Stills; first single: “In a World Possessed By the Human Mind”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Universal)
Walter Trout “ALIVE In Amsterdam” (double album recorded last Nov. 25; Hear here; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Twenty Two B “In the Making” (producers: Machoudi Badarou, David William; first single: “Live Everyday Like Is Your Last”; Hear here) (7Music Productions, June 15)
The Union of Sinners & Saints (feat. members of Petra and Whiteheart) “The Union of Sinners & Saints” (producer: Billy Smiley; first single: “Independence Day”; See here; MP3) (Suite 28)
Unlocking the Truth (teen metal trio) “Chaos” (producer: Johnny K; Hear here) (Tunecore)
Various artists “Finding Dory (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (sequel to “Finding Nemo” opens June 17; See here; MP3) (Walt Disney)
Weaves (Toronto art-pop quartet) “Weaves” (producer: Leon Taheny; first single: “One More”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Kanine)
With Confidence (Australian pop-punk quartet) “Better Weather” (first single: “Keeper”; See here) (Hopeless)
YG “Still Brazy” (guests: Drake, Lil Wayne, Kamaiyah, Nipsey Hussle, Slim 400, etc.; new single: “Why You Always Hatin”; Hear here; MP3) (Def Jam)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jonathan Cavier “Premier” (producer: Cavier; second single: “Pearl”; Hear here) (Peach Candle Flame)
Drunk Couples (Charleston, S.C., punk-rock trio) “Blasted!” (first single: “Wrecked”; See here) (Bob)
Jus Now (percussionist/Trinidadian producer LAZAbeam and British DJ/producer Sam Interface) “Alone” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Feel Up)
Merely (Swedish producer and singer) “Uncanny Valley” (new single: “Yang”; Hear here; See here) (Sincerely Yours)
Not Blood Paint (Brooklyn rock quartet) “Believing Is Believing” (Hear/read here) (Lou’s Tooth Unlimited)
Palmistry (London-based musician Benjy Keating) “PAGAN” (first single: “Club Aso”; Hear here; See here) (Mixpak)
PAWS (Scottish rock trio) “No Grace” (producer: Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus; first single: “No Grace”; Hear here; See here) (FatCat)
RLYR (post-rock trio) “Delayer” (four-song EP; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Magic Bullet)
Anna Rose (bluesy rock singer) “Strays in the Cut” (six-song EP; second single: “Bury Me Deep”; Hear here) (Noble Steed Music)
George Sarah (electronic composer) “Min and Elsa” (three-song EP; producer: Sarah; first single: “Min and Elsa”; See here; Vinyl) (Flat Field)
Son Lux “Stranger Forms” (six-song EP; guests: Olga Bell, Hanna Benn; first single: “Cage of Bones”; Hear here) (Glassnote)
Surviving the Era “Parallax” (five-song EP; producer: Dryw Owens; Hear here) (Surviving the Era, June 18)
Todd Terje & The Olsens “The Big Cover-Up” (eight-song EP, featuring disco covers of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Martin Denny, Martin Circus, Boney M and Vangelis, with remixes from Daniel Maloso, Dan Tyler, Prins Thomas and Øyvind Morken; Hear here) (Olsen)
Told Slant “Going By” (first single: “Low Hymnal”; See here) (Double Double Whammy)
KT Tunstall “Golden State EP” (four songs; new album due in September; producer: Tony Hoffer; Hear here) (Caroline, June 16)

More Digital Releases for June 17, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Answer “Rise (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2006 album; with 13 bonus tracks; MP3) (TAP Music Ltd.)
The Blow Monkeys “The Very Best of the Blow Monkeys” (two CDs, 36 songs, with 8-page booklet) (U.K. – Metro Select)
Ken Boothe “The Best of Ken Boothe” (two CDs) (U.K. – Trojan)
Toni Braxton “Toni Braxton (Deluxe Edition)” (1993 album; remastered, with 21 bonus tracks) (Funky Town Grooves, June 21)
Chicago “Chicago Quadio Box” (quadraphonic and stereo mixes in high resolution 192/24 DTS-HD Master Audio on nine Blu-ray Audio discs, featuring eight studio albums and “Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits”) (Rhino)
Converge “You Fail Me Redux” (2004 album, remixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou, with the bonus track “Wolves At My Door”; MP3) (Epitaph)
Heart “Dreamboat Annie [Vinyl]” (1976 album; with download card) (Capitol / UMe)
John Holt “The Best of John Holt” (two CDs) (U.K. – Trojan)
Grace Jones “Warm Leatherette (Deluxe Edition)” (1980 album; remastered, with six long versions and a second CD of long versions, single versions and remixes; Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl) (U.K. – Island / UMC)
The Kingbees “The Big Rock” (1981 album; remastered; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Madonna “Madonna [Vinyl]” (1983 album), “Like a Virgin [Vinyl]” (1984 album) (Rhino / Warner, June 21)
Matt Bianco “Whose Side Are You On (Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album, featuring Basia on lead vocals; remastered and expanded, with the 10-song album and 23 bonus tracks, including single versions, B-sides, remixes and alternate versions, plus six demos and a 2015 rerecording of “Half a Minute”; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop)
Mickey and Sylvia “New Sounds” (1957 album; remastered, with 12 bonus tracks, including “Love Is Strange”; Hear here; Track list) (U.K. – Hoodoo)
Laura Nyro “Eli and the Thirteenth Confession [Hybrid SACD]” (1968 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker “The Sound of Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker” (three CDs, 26 tracks) (Warner Classics / Parlophone)
Sonic Youth “Spinhead Sessions 1986” (demos made for the 1987 film “Made in U.S.A.”; remastered; Hear here; MP3) (Goofin)
UK “Ultimate Collectors’ Edition” (12-CD, four-Blu-ray box set) (Global Music Media)
Various artists “Classic Pop: Synthpop” (two CDs, 38 songs), “Classic Pop: 12 Inch” (three CDs, 30 ’80s hit remixes) (U.K. – Rhino)
Various artists “40 Most Beautiful Classical Pieces” (two CDs), “20 Most Beautiful Classical Pieces” (Rhino / Warner Classics)
Various artists “Hard to Find 45s on CD, Volume 15: 80s Essentials,” “Hard to Find 45s on CD, Volume 16: More 80s” (Eric)
We the Kings “So Far” (14-song best-of; MP3) (S-Curve)
The Who “Volume 4: The Polydor Singles 1975-2015” (15 7-inch singles) (Geffen / UMe)

More Releases for June 17More Classical Releases for June 17

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Clarence Clemons “Rescue” (1983 album; with one bonus track), “Hero” (1985 album, featuring “You’re a Friend of Mine”; with one bonus track), “A Night With Mr. C” (1989 album; with one bonus track) (Columbia / Legacy)
Space Needle “The Moray Eels Eat the Space Needle” (1997 album; with three bonus tracks) (Tractor Beam)
Various artists “Marc Bolan Presents The Soul Sessions” (28 songs) (Easy Action)
Waxahatchee “Early Recordings” (five-song EP) (Merge)

More Digital Releases for June 17, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, et al “How to Get Away With Murder: The Complete Second Season [DVD]” (Walt Disney Studios)
Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, et al “The Brothers Grimsby [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Sylvie Lenoi, et al “Fantastic Planet (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1973 film; Read here) (Criterion Collection)
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, et al “Stagecoach [DVD]” (1986 made-for-TV film; Blu-ray) (Olive Films)
Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Rita Wilson, et al “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Grace Jones “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” (Paperback; Free Preview) (Simon & Schuster)
LCD Soundsystem “LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Ryan Leas) (Bloomsbury Academic)
Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell “Guitar For Dummies (4th Edition)” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview) (Hal Leonard)
Warren Zevon “Warren Zevon: Desperado of Los Angeles” (Hardcover; author: George Plasketes) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

More Book Releases

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Hello Games / Sony “No Man’s Sky” (PlayStation 4; Limited Edition) (June 21)
Nintendo “Minecraft: Wii U Edition” (Xbox One Edition, includes Favorites Pack) (June 17-21)
Schecter “C-1 SGR Electric Guitar, Midnight Satin Black” (Electric Blue; Walnut Satin) (June 21)

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