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New Releases: June 24, 2016

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Augustines (New York trio) “This Is Your Life” (first single: “When Things Fall Apart”; Hear here; MP3) (PIAS America)
The Avett Brothers “True Sadness” (first single: “Ain’t No Man”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (American / Republic)
Alice Bag (lead singer and co-founder of The Bags) “Alice Bag” (first single: “No Means No”; Hear here; MP3) (Don Giovanni)
J Balvin (Colombian reggaeton singer) “Energia” (producers: Pharrell Williams, DVLP, SKY, MOSTY y JOWAN, Capi; Hear here; Read here) (EMI Latin)
Be’lakor (Melbourne melodic death metal quintet) “Vessels” (Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Björk “Vulnicura Live” (One Little Indian)
Broods (New Zealand duo) “Conscious” (producers: Broods, Alex Hope, Captain Cuts, Joel Little; guest: Tove Lo; first single: “Free”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; Cassette) (Capitol)
The Browning (Kansas City metal/electronic quartet) “Isolation” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Spinefarm)
Sam Bush (Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist) “Storyman” (producer: Bush; guests: Emmylou Harris, Deborah Holland; Hear here; MP3) (Sugar Hill)
Bun E. Carlos “Greetings From Bunezuela!” (the former Cheap Trick drummer’s first solo album; guests: Robert Pollard, Xeno, Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Pirner, John Stirratt, Nicholas Tremulis, Alex Dezen, Rick Rizzo, members of Candy Golde and the Monday Night Band; first single: “Do Something Real”; Hear/read here) (eOne Music)
Cash Cash “Blood, Sweat & 3 Years” (producers: Cash Cash; guests: Fit of Fitz & The Tantrums, Nelly, Christina Perri, Busta Rhymes, B.o.B, Neon Hitch, Jacquie Lee, Trinidad James, Little Daylight, John Rzeznik, Night Terrors of 1927, Bebe Rexha, etc.; See here; MP3) (Big Beat / Atlantic)
Cassy (electronic artist) “Donna” (includes a cover of Prince’s “Strange Relationship”; first single: “Route To Thonon”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Aus Music)
CB Murdoc (Swedish death metal band) “Here Be Dragons” (producer: Sverker Widgren; MP3) (ViciSolum Productions)
Cerise (L.A.-based singer) “Smoke Screen Dreams” (first single: “St. Nick”; Hear here) (Cerise)
D.A.R.K. (led by former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan) “Science Agrees” (first single: “Curvy”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Cooking Vinyl)
Deerhoof “The Magic” (first single: “Plastic Thrills”; Hear here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
DJ Shadow “The Mountain Will Fall” (guests: Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh, etc.; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Mass Appeal)
Dorothy (L.A.-based, female-fronted rock band) “ROCKISDEAD” (new single: “Raise Hell”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; MP3) (Roc Nation)
Drowners “On Desire” (recorded and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer; first single: “Cruel Ways”; Hear here; MP3) (Frenchkiss)
Mikey Erg “Tentative Decisions” (first single: “Comme Si About Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Don Giovanni)
The Explorers Club “Together” (first single: “California’s Callin’ Ya / Nature Boy”; Hear here; MP3) (Goldstar Recordings)
The Felice Brothers “Life in the Dark” (first single: “Aerosol Ball”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Foghat “Under the Influence” (producer: Tom Hambridge; guests: Kim Simmonds, Nick Jameson; Hear here; MP3) (Foghat)
Mick Harvey “Delirium Tremens” (the third volume from the former Bad Seed’s Serge Gainsbourg series; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mute)
Marquis Hill (2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner) “The Way We Play” (the 29-year-old trumpeter pays homage to his formative years in Chicago; Hear here; MP3) (Concord Jazz)
Hot Hot Heat “Hot Hot Heat” (the Canadian band says this will be their final album; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Kaw-Liga)
Incognito “In Search of Better Days” (guests: Maysa, Imaani, Hotei Tomoyasu, Stuart Zender, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
The Interrupters “Say It Out Loud” (producer: Rancid’s Tim Armstrong; Hear here; MP3) (Hellcat / Epitaph)
Agustín Lira (a Mexican-American activist) “Songs of Struggle & Hope” (producer: Daniel E. Sheehy; first single: “Quihubo, Raza [What’s Happening, People]”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Marian Hill (pop duo) “ACT ONE” (first single: “I Want You”; Hear here; MP3) (Photo Finish / Republic)
MGT (former Mission guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite) “Volumes” (producer: Tim Palmer; guests: Wayne Hussey, Miles Hunt, Julianne Regan, Carlo Van Putten, Ashton Nyte, Saffron, Ricky Warwick, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Oblivion / SPV)
MJ12 (feat. Brand X bass legend Percy Jones) “MJ12” (Hear here) (Gonzo Multimedia UK)
William Murphy “Demonstrate” (guests: Bishop James Morton, Tasha Cobbs, Nicole Binion; Hear here; MP3) (RCA Inspiration)
The Mystery Lights “The Mystery Lights” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (WICK / Daptone)
Puro Instinct (L.A. sister avant-pop duo) “Autodrama” (producers: Puro Instinct, Sam Mehran; guests: Ariel Pink, Franco Falsini of Sensations Fix, Richard “Sax” Ross; first single: “Tell Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Manifesto)
Reverieme (Scottish singer-songwriter) “Straw Woman” (first single: “Golem”; Hear here; MP3) (9th Story)
The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman “True Stories” (Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
River Tiber (Toronto singer-producer) “Indigo” (guests: Daniel Caesar, Tess Park; Hear here; MP3) (River Tiber)
Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes guitarist) “Flux” (first single: “Music That Will Lift Me”; See here; Vinyl) (Eagle Rock)
Royal Southern Brotherhood “The Royal Gospel” (producer: David Z; Hear here; MP3) (Ruf)
The Silver Lake Chorus (L.A. indie-choral group) “Remixes” (first single: Nashville guitar-duo Hammock’s ethereal treatment of the Aimee Mann-penned “Easy to Die”; Hear here; MP3) (Six Degrees)
Kandace Springs “Soul Eyes” (producer: Larry Klein; guests: Terence Blanchard, Jesse Harris, Dean Parks, Vinnie Colaiuta, Pete Kuzma, etc.; first single: “Soul Eyes”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Blue Note)
Various artists “Vans Warped Tour ’16” (two CDs, 49 songs; MP3) (SideOneDummy)
Volume Five “Drifter” (first single: “I Am a Drifter”; Hear here; MP3) (Mountain Fever)
Whitechapel “Mark of the Blade” (producer: Mark Lewis; first single: “Mark of the Blade”; Hear here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Whitford St. Holmes “Reunion” (Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and Ted Nugent singer-guitarist Derek St. Holmes’ first album together since 1981; includes a bonus disc of their “Whitford St. Holmes” debut album; Hear here) (Mailboat)
Jake Worthington (2014 runner-up on “The Voice”) “Jake Worthington” (five-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (W3 Productions)
Neil Young + Promise of the Real “Earth” (double album of live performances from their 2015 tour; Hear here; Vinyl; see related DVDs below) (Reprise)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Assuming We Survive (SoCal pop-punk group) “All Roads Lead Home” (first single: “Exit at the Door”; Hear here) (Third String)
Alexis Babini (singer-songwriter can be seen as the banjo player in the TV Land series “Younger”) “Eh?” (first single: “The World Was Still”; Hear here; See here) (Alexis Babini)
Brand 307 (Wyoming country band) “Rebel Run” (first single: “Freedom’s Edge”; Hear here) (Brand 307, June 25)
Cassius “Ibifornia” (French electronic dance duo’s first album in 10 years; guests: Pharrell Williams, Mike D, Ryan Tedder, Cat Power, Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley; Hear here; Read here) (Interscope)
Jerry Castle (Nashville singer-songwriter) “Not So Soft Landing…” (includes a cover of Blind Melon’s “Change”; producer: Chad Brown; first single: “Ride”; Hear here; See here) (My World)
Lucy Dacus (Richmond singer-songwriter) “No Burden” (producer: Collin Pastore; first single: “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore”; See here) (Matador, June 22)
Death Division “Angels of the Black Dawn, Part One” (five-song EP; first single: “The Truth”; See here) (Bravery)
Dentist (beachy garage band from Asbury Park, N.J.) “Ceilings” (first single: “Awful”; Hear here) (Little Dickman)
Giacomelli “Loose Canons 2.0 (The Original Soundtrack)” (producer: Giacomellli; first single: “Attack of the Zoltoids”; Hear here) (Hohm Recordings, June 28)
Steve Hackett “The Total Experience Live in Liverpool” (recorded during his Acolyte To Wolflight With Genesis Revisited Tour; CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray, out July 29; See here) (InsideOut Music)
The Hairs (Brooklyn indie-pop band) “While I Hated Life, Barbarian” (first single: “Barbarians”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Old Flame)
James Allen Spirit (L.A. psych-pop quartet) “James Allen Spirit” (seven-song debut EP; producer: Nate Pyfer; first single: “Morning Sun”; Hear here) (James Allen Spirit)
Devin Leslie “Love Like This” (producers: Eric Marlow, Leslie; first single: “Come & Stay”; Hear here) (Devin Leslie)
Little Brother Eli (U.K. bluesy garage rock band) “Cold Tales” (first single: “Hanging”; Hear here) (The Animal Farm)
Lonesome Shack (Seattle-based blues trio) “The Switcher” (first single: “True Vine”; See here) (Owl Head)
Look Mexico “Uniola” (first single: “We Are Groot.”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Tiny Engines)
LUKA (aka Luke Kuplowsky) “Summon Up a Monkey King” (Hear here) (Yellow K)
Lull (London quartet) “Nouvelle” (five-song EP; first single: “Nouvelle”; Hear here) (PaperCup Music)
Manwomanchild (Philly indie-rock band) “Awkward Island” (first single: “Change the Channel”; Hear here) (Manwomanchild, June 28)
Erin McKeown “According to Us” (six-song EP; first single: “The Queer Gospel”; Hear here) (TVP)
Meiko “Moving Day” (first single: “I Do”; Hear here; CD, out July 1) (Meiko)
Onsen “Earthquake Weather” (Hear here) (Cosmic Dreamer Music)
The RPMs (Brighton-based trio) “Digital Disobedience” (four-song EP; first single: “I Don’t Like It”; Hear here; See here) (Xtra Mile Recordings)
Stewart Lindsey (Dave Stewart and Thomas Lindsey) “Spitballin'” (first single: “Another Lie”; See here) (Dave Stewart Entertainment / Membran)
Zealyn “Limbic System” (seven-song EP; producer: Aaron Marsh; guests: Marsh, JMR; Hear here) (Zealyn / Tone Tree Music)

More Digital Releases for June 24, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Martha Argerich “Chopin: The Complete Chopin Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon” (five-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Asia “British Live Performance Series” (13 songs) (Rainman)
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters “Unwind Yourself: The King Recordings 1964-1967” (26 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
The Bangles “Ladies and Gentlemen … The Bangles!” (2014 compilation, originally released on DownKiddie! Records, features 16 songs from 1981–1984; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Gary U.S. Bonds “The Very Best of Gary U.S. Bonds” (two CDs, 36 songs) (One Day Music)
John Cage “John Cage Meets Sun Ra: The Complete Concert” (June 8, 1986, performance at Coney Island; Hear here; Vinyl) (Sundazed)
John Denver “John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 [Vinyl]” (1977 album; anniversary edition 180-gram audiophile LP, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
Eggs Over Easy (pub rock originators) “Good ‘N’ Cheap: The Eggs Over Easy Story” (two CDs, 36 songs; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Frankie Ford “The Best of Frankie Ford” (two CDs, 30 songs) (One Day Music)
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders “GarciaLive Volume 6: July 5, 1973 Lion’s Share” (three discs; MP3) (ATO)
Rebbie Jackson “Centipede” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; See here) (Funky Town Grooves)
Glenn Jones “Finesse” (1984 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Funky Town Grooves)
The Korgis “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime: The Complete Rialto Recordings 1979-1982” (two CDs, 35 songs; Hear here; Read here) (Cherry Red)
Thelonious Monk “Montreal Jazz Festival ’65” (Hi Hat)
The Monkees “Instant Replay – The Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition” (1969 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Read here) (Friday Music)
Motörhead “Clean Your Clock (Live In Munich 2015)” (from the band’s final tour, recorded at the Zenith a month before Lemmy Kilmister’s death in December 2015; MP3; DVD; Blu-ray) (UDR)
Sandy Nelson “The Beat of Sandy Nelson” (two CDs, 50 songs) (One Day Music)
Dan Penn “Close To Me: More Fame Recordings” (24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Pink Floyd “Relics” (1971 compilation), “Delicate Sound of Thunder” (1988 double live album), “Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd” (2001 compilation; two CDs, 26 songs), “A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd” (2011 compilation) (Columbia / Legacy)
Rage Against the Machine “Rage Against the Machine [Hybrid SACD]” (1992 debut album; mastered by Steve Hoffman and Stephen Marsh at Marsh Mastering) (Audio Fidelity)
Redbone “Redbone” (1970 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Repertoire)
Diana Ross “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (1981 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (Funky Town Grooves)
Steve Vai “Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare: 25th Anniversary Edition” (two-CD set includes the “lost” album, “Modern Primitive,” paired with his 1990 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; MP3) (Epic / Legacy)
Various artists “Late Night Tales: Ólafur Arnalds” (six of the 18 tracks are Late Night Tales exclusives, including a cover of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name”; MP3) (Late Night Tales)
Various artists “Some Kinda Magic: The Songs of Jerry Ross” (24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “Twelve Inch Eighties – Let’s Groove” (30 1980s disco 12-inch mixes on three CDs; Track list), “Twelve Inch Eighties – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” (30 1980s pop 12-inch mixes on three CDs; Track list) (U.K. – Crimson Productions)

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley “Just Good Ol’ Boys” (1979 album), “Hey Joe! Hey Moe!” (1981 album), “The Ultimate Moe & Joe” (12-song compilation) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Delfonics “Tell Me This Is a Dream (Expanded Version)” (1972 album; with four bonus tracks) (Arista / Legacy)
Carolyn Franklin (younger sister of Aretha Franklin) “If You Want Me” (1976 album; with one bonus track) (RCA / Legacy)
Erroll Garner “Soliloquy” (1957 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Phyllis Hyman “Can’t We Fall In Love Again” (1981 album; with five bonus tracks) (Arista / Legacy)
Labelle “Phoenix” (1975 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Johnny Mathis “The Thom Bell Sessions (1972-2008)” (29 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Joseph Patrick Moore (bassist/composer/producer) “Decade II 2006-2015” (15 songs; Hear here) (Blue Canoe)
Esther Phillips “Capricorn Princess (Expanded Edition)” (1976 album; with two bonus tracks) (Legacy)
Sunburst “Ave Africa: The Complete Recordings 1973-1976” (39 songs) (Strut)

More Digital Releases for June 24, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, et al “Kung Fu Panda 3 [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (20th Century Fox)
Marc Bolan & T. Rex “Born to Boogie: The Motion Picture [DVD]” (1972 concert film, co-starring Elton John and Ringo Starr; See here; CD; MP3) (Edsel)
George Crumb “George Crumb: Voice of the Whale [DVD]” (Robert Mugge’s first music-related film, from 1976; newly transferred to HD from original 16mm film and audio masters; See here) (MVD Visual)
Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin “Paco and John: Live at Montreux 1987 [DVD]” (Read here) (Eagle Rock)
Tina Fey “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Paramount)
Rory Gallagher “Young Fashioned Ways: TV Broadcast 1975 [DVD]” (IMV / Blueline)
Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, et al “Eye in the Sky [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)
The Alan Parsons Project “Live in Colombia [DVD]” (Blu-ray; CD; Vinyl; MP3) (earMUSIC)
Ryan Reynolds, Traylor Howard, Richard Ruccolo “Two Guys and a Girl: Complete Series [DVD]” (11 discs) (Shout! Factory)
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, et al “Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1964 film, directed by Stanley Kubrick; restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray, plus alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, etc.; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Neil Young “Rust Never Sleeps [DVD]” (1979 concert film; See here), “Human Highway (Director’s Cut) [DVD]” (1982 narrative feature; Read here) (Reprise)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
David Bowie “On Bowie” (Hardcover; author: Rob Sheffield; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
Peter Braidis “Unstrung Heroes: Fifty Guitar Greats You Should Know” (Hardcover; featuring interviews with Rik Emmett of Triumph, Davey Johnstone of Elton John, Pat Travers, Howard E. Scott of War, Randy Jackson of Zebra, Bruce Cockburn, Vicki Peterson of the Bangles and many more) (Schiffer Publishing)
Eric Clapton “Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton” (Paperback; author: Paul Scott) (Headline)
Dave Holmes (former MTV VJ) “Party of One: A Memoir in 20 Songs” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Crown Archetype)
Insane Clown Posse “Juggalo: Insane Clown Posse and the World They Made” (Kindle; author: Steve Miller; Paperback; Free Preview) (Da Capo Press)
Michael Jackson “MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson” (Paperback; author: Steve Knopper; Kindle; Free Preview) (Scribner)
Bruce Jenkins “Shop Around: Growing Up With Motown in a Sinatra Household” (Paperback) (Wellstone Books)
Paul Simon “Lyrics 1964-2016” (Hardcover) (Simon & Schuster)
Charlie Wilson (of The Gap Band) “I Am Charlie Wilson” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview) (Atria / 37 Ink)

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Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Warner Home Video “LEGO Star Wars: Force Awakens [PlayStation 4]” (PlayStation 4 Deluxe Edition; Xbox One; Xbox 360; Xbox One Deluxe Edition; PlayStation 3; Wii U; Nintendo 3DS) (June 28)

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