New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Amber Arcades (Dutch-born musician Annelotte de Graaf) “Fading Lines” (producer: Ben Greenberg; Hear here; MP3) (PIAS America)
Joseph Arthur “The Family” (Hear here; MP3) (Real World)
Banta (L.A. indie-rock quintet) “Dark Charms” (new single: “Three Feet From Gold”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music / Fast Plastic)
Beartooth (Columbus, Ohio, hardcore band) “Aggressive” (first single: “Aggressive”; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Red Bull)
William Bell “This Is Where I Live” (the soul legend’s first album in nearly four decades; producer: John Leventhal; writing collaborators: Marc Cohn, Rosanne Cash, Cory Chisel, Scott Bomar; first single: “The Three of Me”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Stax)
John Berry “What I Love the Most” (his first album since 2008; Hear here; MP3) (JB Music / RED)
Shirley Caesar “Fill This House” (first single: “It’s Alright, It’s OK”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Cage9 “Illuminator” (producer: frontman Evan Rodaniche; first single: “Everything You Love Will Someday Die”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (EMP Label Group / eOne)
Cameron Carpenter (American organist) “All You Need Is Bach” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Sony Classical)
The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool and Sean Lennon) “Monolith of Phobos” (Hear here; MP3) (ATO)
Sam Cohen (formerly of Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds) “Cool It” (producer: Cohen; first single: “Let the Mountain Come to You”; See here; MP3) (30th Century / Columbia)
Judy Collins & Ari Hest “Silver Skies Blue” (Hear here; MP3) (Wildflower / Cleopatra)
Dan + Shay “Obsessed” (first single: “From the Ground Up”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Warner Music Nashville)
Da’ T.R.U.T.H. “It’s Complicated” (first single: “Religion”; Hear here; MP3) (Next Music)
Nik Day (Christian singer-songwriter) “Miracle” (seven-song EP) (Shadow Mountain)
Dexys “Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul” (first single: “Women of Ireland”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Rhino)
Robert Ellis “Robert Ellis” (producer: Ellis; first single: “Drivin'”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; MP3) (New West)
Tinsley Ellis “Red Clay Soul” (producers: Ellis, keyboardist Kevin McKendree; guest: Oliver Wood; Hear here; MP3) (Heartfixer Music)
Fear of Men (Brighton, U.K., trio) “Fall Forever” (producers: Tom Morris, band member Daniel Falvey; first single: “Island”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Kanine)
Four By Fate “Relentless” (Hear here; MP3) (The End)
Michael Franti & Spearhead “Soulrocker” (producers: Franti, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor, Dwayne “SupaDups” ChinQuee; first single: “Crazy For You”; Hear here; MP3) (Fantasy)
Hellyeah “Unden!able” (producer: Kevin Churko; first single: “Human”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Eleven Seven Music)
If These Trees Could Talk (instrumental post-rock band from Akron, Ohio) “The Bones of a Dying World” (Hear here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Cheyenne Jackson (co-starred with Lady Gaga on “American Horror Story”) “Renaissance” (with 22-piece orchestra; guest: Jane Krakowski; Hear/read here; MP3) (PS Classics)
JORN “Heavy Rock Radio” (all-covers album; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Max Jury (singer-songwriter from Des Moines, Iowa) “Max Jury” (first single: “Numb”; Hear here; MP3) (Marathon Artists)
Kansas Bible Company (Nashville brassy garage-psych band) “Paper Moon” (producer: Skylar Wilson; Hear here; MP3) (Hotel)
The Kills “Ash & Ice” (their first album in five years; producers: guitarist Jamie Hince, John O’Mahony; first single: “Doing It to Death”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Domino)
Kino Kimino “Bait Is For Sissies” (featuring Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth; producer: John Agnello; first single: “Passion”; Hear here; MP3) (My Favourite Chords)
Ladyhawke “Wild Things” (producer: Tommy English; first single: “A Love Song”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Johnny Lee “You Ain’t Never Been to Texas” (his first studio album in 10 years; Hear here; MP3) (Johnny Lee Productions / Smith Music Group)
Masta Ace “The Falling Season” (producer: Kic Beats; guests: Chuck D, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Cormega, AG, Your Old Droog, Wordsworth, Stricklin, The World’s Famous Supreme Team, etc.; first single: “Me & AG”; Hear here; MP3) (
Brad Mehldau Trio “Blues and Ballads” (first single: “Little Person”; Hear here; MP3) (Nonesuch)
The Melvins “Basses Loaded” (guests: Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross bassist Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers bassist Jeff Pinkus, Fantômas’ Trevor Dunn, drummer Dale Crover; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Ipecac Recordings)
Monkey House “Left” (producer: frontman Don Breithupt; guests: Jay Graydon, guitar ace Elliott Randall, saxophonist Donnie McCaslin, Kim Mitchell, Drew Zingg, Michael Leonhart; first single: “My Top 10 List”; Hear here; MP3) (Alma)
Craig Morgan “A Whole Lot More To Me” (producers: Morgan, Byron Gallimore; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Black River Entertainment)
Maren Morris “Hero” (producers: Morris, Mike Busbee; first single: “My Church”; Hear here; MP3) (Columbia Nashville)
Minor Victories (U.K. alt-rock supergroup) “Minor Victories” (the band features Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Editors’ Justin Lockey, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite and James Lockey of Hand Held Cine Club; first single: “A Hundred Ropes”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Fat Possum)
Mourn (Barcelona punk quartet) “Ha, Ha, He.” (first single: “Evil Dead”; Hear here; MP3) (Captured Tracks)
Pale Dian (Austin-based dream-pop trio) “Narrow Birth” (first single: “In a Day”; Hear here; MP3) (Manifesto)
Jim Peterik “The Songs” (acoustic versions of his Ides of March and Survivor songs; Hear here) (World Stage International)
Rebelution “Falling Into Place” (guest: Protoje; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (87 Music / Easy Star)
Dan Reed Network “Fight Another Day” (the rock band’s first album in 25 years; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen “Watch This” (19-song live album, recorded at the House of Blues in Dallas and Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas; Read here; MP3) (Lil’ Buddy Toons)
Xenia Rubinos “Black Terry Cat” (producer: Marco Buccelli; first single: “Lonely Lover”; Hear here; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Saqqara Mastabas (Fiery Furnaces’ Matthew Friedberger and Sebadoh’s Bob D’Amico) “Libras” (first single: “Uto on the Upswing”; Hear here; MP3) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Paul Simon “Stranger to Stranger” (producers: Simon, Roy Halee; first single: “Wristband”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Hear Music / Concord)
Still Parade (Berlin-based Niklas Kramer) “Concrete Vision” (first single: “Walk in the Park”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Heist or Hit)
Jackson Taylor & The Sinners “Which Way Is Up” (producers: Omar Vallejo, Taylor; first single: “Sad Bastard Music”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Sin House)
Tegan and Sara “Love You to Death” (producer: Greg Kurstin; first single: “Boyfriend”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Warner)
10,000 Maniacs “Playing Favorites” (14-song, career-spanning live album; See/read here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Train “Train Does Led Zeppelin II” (first single: “What Is and What Should Never Be”; Hear here; MP3) (Crush Music / Atlantic)
David Trull (St. Louis indie-folk singer-songwriter) “Coin Toss” (first single: “Beautiful World”; Hear here) (David Trull)
William Tyler “Modern Country” (producers: Tyler, Brad Cook; See here; MP3) (Merge)
Various artists “Beating Heart – Malawi” (two-CDs, 21-song charity album; each 1,500 albums sold will provide food for a school of 500 children; Read here; MP3) (Beating Heart)
Various artists “Me Before You (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (starring Emilia Clark and Sam Claflin, based on the best-selling book by Jojo Moyes; features songs by Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Jack Garratt, Jessie Ware, Cloves, etc.; opens in theaters June 3; See here; MP3) (Interscope)
Volbeat “Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie” (guest: Danko Jones; first single: “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”; Hear here; MP3) (Universal)
Withem (Norwegian prog-metal band) “The Unforgiving Road” (Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Yanni “The Dream Concert – Live From The Great Pyramids of Egypt” (CD/DVD set; premiered on PBS on March 5; See here; Read here; Blu-ray; MP3, Amazon audio/video digital exclusive) (Portrait / Sony Masterworks)
Nico Yaryan “What a Tease” (producers: Yaryan, Kevin Agunas; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Partisan)
Young Moon (San Francisco-based artist Trevor Montgomery with a full band) “Colt” (first single: “Fell On My Face”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Western Vinyl)

More Releases for June 3, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Andre Akinyele (funk-soul multi-instrumentalist) “The Unauthorized Playlist” (producer: Akinyele; guests: MV, LoLo, Big Mike, Lil O, DJ Glo, GDP, FV; first single: “After Dark”; Hear here) (Orange River)
Boudoir Noir “Endless Dawn” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Boudoir Noir)
Elk + Mammoth (Melbourne indie-rock quartet) “Culprit EP” (four songs; producer: James Clark; first single: “Shiver”; Hear here) (The A&R Department)
Otto Niklasson Elmerås “Otto Niklasson Elmerås” (four-song EP; first single: “Johanna”; Hear here) (Birds / X5 Music Group, June 8)
Faithless Town (Atlanta shoegaze-Americana band) “Empires” (first single: “Waste Away”; Hear here) (Faithless Town, June 2)
Ice Cream (Toronto post-punk duo) “Love, Ice Cream” (producers: Young Guv, Tony Price; first single: “Veronica”; Hear here) (Bad Actors Inc. / Last Gang)
Jay’e R. “Like I Love You” (producers: Greg Pridgen, Keith Heard, Benie Encarnacion, Ray McCullough, Elliot Nichols, Kaylee, Michael J. Ward; first single: “Tonight’s Your Night”; Hear here) (Tate Music Group, June 7)
John Keenan “The Illusion of Logic” (Hear here) (Full Circle Entertainment)
James Beng Lee (Australian acoustic pop/hip-hop artist) “Hopes and Dreams” (producer: Sven Tydeman; Hear here; See here) (The A&R Department)
Max Lisa “Road to Heaven” (producer: Sefi Carmel; first single: “Taylor Swift [Smile]”; Hear here) (Big Mac)
The Novelists (Reno indie group) “Breaking the Script” (new single: “Soul Sucker”; Hear here) (True Story)
Riot Ten “Hype or Die: Headbangerz” (four-song EP; guests: Extra Terra, Born I Music, Bunji Garlin, Brewski; Hear here) (Firepower)
Roxette “Good Karma” (first single: “It Just Happens”; Hear here; iTunes) (Warner Music Group)
Selah Sue (Belgian singer-songwriter) “Reason” (released in Europe in March 2015; producers: Rhye’s Robin Hannibal, Ludwig Goransson, Matt Schwartz, Troy Taylor; guest: Childish Gambino; Hear here; See here) (Because Music)
Speedy Ortiz “Foiled Again” (four-song EP; two outtakes from the “Foil Deer” sessions, plus two remixes of “Puffer”; Hear here) (Carpark)
The Strokes “Future Present Past EP” (four-song set was released last week on the band’s website; Hear here; Vinyl) (Cult)
Erin Tobey (Bloomington, Ind., singer-songwriter) “Middlemaze” (third single: “All Over The World”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Let’s Pretend)
Volkova Sisters (London-based industrial pop trio) “Blood Shapes This Faith” (Hear here) (Giant Wolfe, June 2)
Zoon Politicon “Black in White” (the German electro-pop band’s first album in 18 years; Hear here; See here) (conzoom)

More Digital Releases for June 3, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Adam and the Ants “Kings of the Wild Frontier (Deluxe Edition)” (1980 album; remastered; two CDs, 49 songs; See here; Super Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Epic / Legacy)
Air Supply “The Columbia & Arista Years: The Definitive Collection” (two CDs, 30 songs, from “Lost in Love” to “Making Love Out of Nothing at All”) (Real Gone Music)
Budgie “The MCA Albums 1973-1975” (three CDs) (U.K. – UMC)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band “Got a Mind to Give Up Living – Live 1966” (recorded at Boston’s Unicorn Coffee House) (Real Gone Music)
Laura Cantrell “Laura Cantrell At The BBC: On Air Performances and Recordings 2000-2005” (15 tracks) (Spit & Polish)
The Cars “The Elektra Years, 1978-1987” (six-LP vinyl box set; each 180-gram LP is pressed on a different color vinyl; CD box set, released March 11) (Rhino, June 7)
Petula Clark “Natural Love: The Scotti Brothers Recordings” (11 songs recorded in 1981-82) (Real Gone Music)
Delaney & Bonnie “To Bonnie From Delaney” (1970 album; guests included Little Richard, Duane Allman, King Curtis, Bobby Whitlock and Sneaky Pete Kleinow; Hear here) (Wounded Bird, June 7)
Fairport Convention “Live in Finland 1971” (unreleased August 1971 concert) (Real Gone Music)
Dan Fogelberg “High Country Snows / Exiles” (1985, 1987 albums; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
The Happenings “The Very Best of The Happenings (16 tracks) (Varèse Sarabande)
Heatwave “Always and Forever: Love Songs and Smooth Grooves” (17 tracks; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Iron Butterfly “Fillmore East 1968” (two-CD set, originally released by Rhino Handmade) (Wounded Bird, June 7)
The Kinks “Everybody’s in Show-Biz (Legacy Edition)” (1972 album; remastered; the original double album, along previously unissued studio sessions outtakes and live material, recorded March 2-3, 1972, at Carnegie Hall; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Nicolette Larsen “Live at the Roxy” (1979 concert, originally released by Rhino Handmade) (Wounded Bird, June 7)
Lewis and Clark Expedition (band members included Michael Martin Murphy and Boomer Castleman) “Lewis and Clark Expedition” (1968 album; Hear here) (Wounded Bird, June 7)
Gordon Lightfoot “Dream Street Rose / Shadows / Salute” (1980, 1982 and 1983 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Johnny Mathis “You Light Up My Life / Mathis Magic” (1978, 1979 albums on one CD; remastered) (Funky Town Grooves, June 7)
Melanie “Born to Be” (1968 album, which was later repackaged and reissued as “My First Album” after her appearance at Woodstock in 1969; Hear here), “Melanie” (1969 album) (Wounded Bird, June 7)
Mac Miller “Best Day Ever” (2011 mixtape; Vinyl) (Rostrum)
Maria Muldaur “Sweet Harmony / Southern Winds / Open Your Eyes” (1976, 1978 and 1979 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Phil Ochs “Live Again!” (recorded in East Lansing, Mich., in 1973; Vinyl) (Rockbeat)
Pink Floyd “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn [Vinyl]” (1967 album) , “A Saucerful of Secrets [Vinyl]” (1968 album), “Soundtrack from the Film ‘More’ [Vinyl]” (1969 album), “Ummagumma [Vinyl]” (1970 album; Read here) (Pink Floyd / Warner / Columbia)
Sly & The Family Stone “Who in the Funk Do You Think You Are | The Warner Bros. Recordings” (22-song compilation, originally released by Rhino Handmade) (Wounded Bird, June 7)
Thompson Twins “Into the Gap (Collector’s Edition) [Vinyl]” (1984 album; remastered and pressed on blue vinyl) (Weatherbox)
The Traveling Wilburys “The Traveling Wilburys Collection” (two-CD, one-DVD combo; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl) (Concord)
James Blood Ulmer “Free Lancing” (1981 album; Hear here) (Wounded Bird, June 7)
Various artists “Magic Moments: The Definitive Burt Bacharach Collection” (three CDs, 75 songs) (U.K. – Rhino)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Rock Ballads” (three CDs, 57 songs; Track list) (U.K. – NOW)
Various artists “40 Years of Stony Plain” (three CDs, 47 songs) (Stony Plain)
Loudon Wainwright III “The Atlantic Recordings” (his first two albums, from 1970 and 1971, with a bonus track, “Drinking Song”) (Real Gone Music)
André Watts “The Complete Columbia Album Collection” (12-CD box set) (Sony Classical)
White Zombie “White Zombie: It Came from N.Y.C.” (three-CD box set of songs from its early underground noise-rock days, with a 108-page hardcover book; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Numero Group)
Edgar Winter “The Definitive Collection” (two CDs, 30 songs, including “Free Ride” and “Frankenstein”) (Real Gone Music)

More Releases for June 3, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Slaid Cleaves “Bonus Tracks Vol. 1” (demos, outtakes and alternate mixes from 2013’s “Still Fighting the War” sessions) (Candy House Media)
Various artists “Opera Gold – 100 Great Tracks” (Import Box Set, six CDs, 100 songs) (Decca)

More Digital Releases for June 3, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, et al “Ghostbusters [4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray]” (1984 film) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, et al “Hail, Caesar! [DVD]” (two discs; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
LeVar Burton, Ben Vereen, John Amos, et al “Roots: The Complete Original Series [Blu-ray]” (Warner Home Video)
Bobby Cannavale, Paul Ben-Victor, Ray Romano, et al “Vinyl: The Complete First Season [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (HBO Home Video)
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, et al “Zootopia [Blu-ray + DVD]” (2016 film) (Walt Disney Studios)
Imagine Dragons “Smoke + Mirrors Live [DVD / CD]” (filmed in July 2015 in Toronto; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
The Rolling Stones “Totally Stripped [DVD / CD]” (newly revised version of the documentary that was originally made to coincide with the release of The Rolling Stones Stripped album released in November 1995; Blu-ray / CD; Amazon-exclusive Deluxe 4 DVD + CD set and 4 Blu-ray + CD set) (Eagle Rock)
Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Jonathan Frakes, et al “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Complete Series [Blu-ray]” (Paramount)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Deep Purple “The Deep Purple Family: Year by Year, Volume One (to 1979)” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff) (Wymer Publishing)
David Hepworth “Never a Dull Moment: 1971 – The Year That Rock Exploded” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Henry Holt and Co.)
Clinton Heylin “Anarchy in the Year Zero: The Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Class of ’76” (Hardcover) (Route Publishing)
Jensen Karp (aka “Hot Karl”) “Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a Jewish Rapper Who Almost Made It Big” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Crown Archetype)
Dolly Parton “Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton: A Biography” (Paperback; author: Stephen Miller) (The Overlook Press)

More Book Releases

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Aksys Games / Arc System Works “Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator” (PlayStation 4; PlayStation 3) (June 7)
Epic Games / Sony “Paragon” (PlayStation 4) (June 7)

More Cool Stuff

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