New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Kris Allen “Letting You In” (producers: Konrad Snyder, Ian Fitchuk, Brown Bannister, etc.; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (DogBear)
Dave Barnes “Carry On, San Vicente” (producers: Barnes, Ed Cash; Hear here; MP3) (50 Year Plan)
Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden singer) “Infinite Entanglement” (first single: “Human”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Blaze Bayley)
B-Movie (U.K. new-wave icons) “Climate of Fear” (Hear here; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots “The Critics Give It 5 Stars” (guests: Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Charlie Kelley, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell; See here; Read here; MP3) (Black River Entertainment)
The Bonnevilles (garage punk blues duo from Northern Island) “Arrow Pierce My Heart” (first single: “My Dark Heart”; Hear here; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Wade Bowen “Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother” (Hear here; MP3) (Bowen Sounds)
Circus Maximus (Norwegian progressive metal band) “Havoc” (producer: guitarist Mats Haugen; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers Music srl)
Daddy (James Franco + Tim O’Keefe) “Let Me Get What I Want” (guest: The Smith’s Andy Rourke on bass guitar; first single: “Lime Green Dress”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (We Are Daddy / Kobalt)
Drinking Flowers (L.A. post-punk revivalists) “New Swirled Order” (first single: “Special High”; Hear here) (Manifesto)
The Drones “Feelin Kinda Free” (producer: ; Aaron Cupples; See here) (TFS)
The Falcon (featuring members of The Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, The Loved Ones) “Gather Up the Chaps” (producer: Dan Tinkler; MP3) (Red Scare Industries)
Peter Hollens (a cappella YouTube star was featured on season 2 of NBC’s “The Sing Off” with On The Rocks) “Misty Mountains: Songs Inspired by The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings” (producer: Hollens; guests: Taylor Davis, Tim Foust, Hank Green; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Portrait / Sony Masterworks)
Hooverphonic “In Wonderland” (first single: “Badaboum”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Columbia)
Jaheim “Struggle Love” (Hear here; MP3) (Primary Wave / BMG Rights Management)
James “Girl at the End of the World” (Hear here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis “The Abyssinian Mass” (double album plus bonus documentary DVD; featuring Damien Sneed, Chorale Le Chateau and the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III; Marsalis was commissioned to write a piece commemorating the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church; Hear here; MP3) (Blue Engine)
Damien Jurado “Visions of Us on the Land” (producer: Richard Swift; first single: “Exit 353”; Hear here; MP3) (Secretly Canadian)
Lonesome River Band “Bridging the Tradition” (Hear here; MP3) (Mountain Home Music)
Lords of Black “II” (producers: Tony Hernando, Roland Grapow; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers Music SRL)
Mob Rules “Tales From Beyond” (with one bonus track, “Outer Space”; Hear here; MP3) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Jonathan Nelson “Fearless” (recorded live at The Faith Center in Sunrise, Fla.; guests: Tye Tribbett, Dorinda Clark Cole, Kim Burrell; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Cullen Omori (former Smith Westerns frontman) “New Misery” (producer: Shane Stoneback; first single: “Cinnamon”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Grant-Lee Phillips “The Narrows” (Hear here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Iggy Pop “Post Pop Depression” (with Josh Homme, Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders on drums and Dean Fertita on guitars and keyboards; first single: “Gardenia”; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Loma Vista Recordings)
Primal Scream “Chaosmosis” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (First International / Ignition)
Redfoo (of LMFAO) “Party Rock Mansion” (guests: Stevie Wonder, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike; Hear here; MP3) (Party Rock / ADA)
She Is We (aka Rachel Taylor, former front woman of He Is We) “War” (producers: Steven Soloman, Taylor, Adamm Mitchell; mixed by Chris Lord-Alge; first single: “Boomerang”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Vanguard)
Silk “Quiet Storm” (the R&B quintet’s first album in more than a decade; producer: Wirlie Morris; first single: “Love 4 U To Like Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Jordan Smith (season 9 winner of “The Voice”) “Something Beautiful” (first single: “Stand in the Light”; Hear here; MP3) (Republic)
Soul Asylum “Change of Fortune” (Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Gwen Stefani “This Is What the Truth Feels Like” (her first solo album since 2006’s “The Sweet Escape”; producers: J.R. Rotem, Mattman & Robin, Stargate; new single: “Make Me Like You”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Interscope)
The Treatment (British hard rockers) “Generation Me” (featuring new lead singer Mitchel Emms and new guitarist Tao Grey; producer: Laurie Mansworth; first single: “Let It Begin”; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers Music SRL)
Underworld “Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future” (their first studio album since “Barking” in 2010; producers: Underworld; Hear here; MP3) (Smith Hyde Productions / Caroline International)
Various artists “Fiddler on the Roof (2016 Broadway Cast Recording)” (starring Tony nominees Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht; Hear here; MP3) (Broadway)
Various artists “Fly: Songs Inspired By The Film Eddie The Eagle” (curated By Take That’s Gary Barlow, featuring new material from ABC, Howard Jones, Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell, etc; the film was released in the U.S. on Feb. 26; See here; Read here; MP3) (Universal Music Enterprises)
Various artists “God’s Not Dead 2 (Music From and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture)” (featurings tracks by MercyMe, Audio Adrenaline, Hawk Nelson, Phil Wickham, etc.; See here; MP3) (Fair Trade Services)
Various artists “Southern Family” (a tribute to songs of the South; producer: Dave Cobb; contributors: Zac Brown, Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, John Paul White, etc.; Read here; MP3) (Low Country Sound / Elektra)
Various artists “Star Wars Headspace” (original electronic dance music, infused with Star Wars sound clips and effects; producer: Rick Rubin; featuring Kaskade, Röyksopp, Flying Lotus, Breakbot, Galantis, Bonobo, Baauer, etc.; MP3) (Hollywood)
The Veldt “The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation” (five-song vinyl EP; producers: The Veldt, Rudy Tambala aka A.R. Kane; first single: “Sanctified”; Hear here) (Leonard Skully)
Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) “What to Fear” (first single: “What to Fear”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Family Hour / Thirty Tigers)
The Wonder Stuff “30 Goes Around the Sun” (producer: Simon Efemey; Hear here; MP3) (IRL)
Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (opens March 25; See here; MP3) (WaterTower Music)
John Zorn “The Painted Bird” (Hear here; MP3) (Tzadik)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Airship Enoch “Return of Aftereden (Arcade Mode)” (13 orchestrated poem fragments, 15 songs of AfterEden; Hear here), “Return of Aftereden (Story Mode)” (Ah2)
Diane Birch “Nous” (producer: Birch; Hear here; See here) (Hymnpatia, March 22)
Fractal Mirror “Slow Burn 1” (producer: Brett Kull; Hear here) (Third Contact / Synergy)
iLoveMakonnen “Drink More Water 6” (11-song mixtape; Hear here) (Warner)
Jumpcuts (Baltimore electronic new-wave rockers) “Fiber Optic Bondage” (producer: Mat Leffler-Schulman; Hear here) (Manta Ray)
Dustin Kensrue “Thoughts That Float On a Different Blood” (live covers album; Hear here) (Vagrant)
Koi Child (Australian seven-piece jazz-infused hip-hop outfit) “Koi Child” (producer: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker; Hear/read here) (Pilerats)
Light Up the Sky (Spokane rock quintet) “NightLife” (first single: “Breather”; See here) (Rise)
Jordan Lebron Massey “RAWR” (producers: DJ Knight, Ur Juda, Sean Houghston; first single: “Flame”; Hear here) (Walker Entertainment, March 20)
William Michael Morgan “William Michael Morgan EP” (producers: Jimmy Ritchey, Scott Hendricks; first single: “I Met a Girl”; Hear here; See here; CD, out March 25) (Warner Nashville)
Mudface (San Francisco metal band) “The Bane of Existence” (producers: Sahaj Ticotin, Bob Marlette; first single: “HellFoot”; Hear here; iTunes) (Mudface Music, LLC)
Anders Osborne “Spacedust & Ocean Views” (first single: “Lafayette”; Hear here) (Back On Dumaine)
Adam Stafford “Taser Revelations” (Hear here) (Song, By Toad)
Words Like Daggers “Perfect Weather” (first single: “Speak Easy”; Hear here) (Third String)

More Digital Releases for March 18, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
a-ha “Time and Again: The Ultimate a-ha” (two CDs, 35 songs; MP3) (Rhino / Warner)
Hoyt Axton “Joy to the World: The Definitive Collection” (two CDs, 49 songs; Track list) (Humphead)
Blood, Sweat & Tears “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set contains “Child Is Father to the Man,” “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” “BS&T 3,” “BS&T 4” and “New Blood”) (U.K. – Columbia)
Blue Öyster Cult “Agents of Fortune (40th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (1976 album; 180-gram audiophile translucent blue vinyl, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen “Roll Your Own” (November 1975 show at New York’s Bottom Line; Hear/read here) (Klondike)
Haircut One Hundred “Pelican West (Deluxe Edition)” (1982 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material) (Cherry Pop)
Albert Hammond “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set contains “The Free Electric Band,” “It Never Rains In Southern California,” “99 Miles From L.A.,” “When I Need You” and “Somewhere In America”) (U.K. – Columbia)
Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth lead singer) “Mike Harrison/Smokestack Lightning/Rainbow Rider” (1971, 1972 and 1975 albums on two CDs; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – BGO)
John Hartford, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger “Gentle On My Mind 1970” (Air Cuts)
Ernie K-Doe “Don’t Kill My Groove! The Complete Duke Singles 1964-1970” (Play Back / Select-O-Hits)
Kenny G “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set featuring “Duotones,” “Silhouette,” “The Moment,” “Classics in the Key of G” and “I’m In The Mood For Love … The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time”) (U.K. – Arista)
Molly Hatchet “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set contains “Molly Hatchet,” “Flirtin’ With Disaster,” “Beatin’ the Odds,” “Take No Prisoners” and “No Guts … No Glory”) (U.K. – Epic)
Lorrie Morgan “A Picture of Me: Greatest Hits & More” (16 songs; MP3) (Goldenlane / Cleopatra)
Mötley Crüe “Too Fast For Love [Vinyl]” (1981 album), “Shout at the Devil [Vinyl]” (1983 album), “Theatre of Pain [Vinyl]” (1985 album), “Girls, Girls, Girls [Vinyl]” (1987 album), “Dr. Feelgood [Vinyl]” (1989 album) (Motley)
Mountain “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set contains “Climbing!,” “Nantucket Sleighride,” “Flowers of Evil,” “Twin Peaks” and “Avalanche”) (U.K. – Columbia)
Elvis Presley “Elvis Presley: The Album Collection” (60-CD box set celebrating the 60th anniversary of Presley signing with RCA Victor) (RCA / Legacy)
Johnny Rodriguez “My Third Album / Songs About Ladies & Love” (1974 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (Hux)
Todd Rundgren “Box O’ Todd” (three-CD box set of live recordings from 1971-73, with a signature guitar pick, three collectible pins, and a backstage pass; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Spirit “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set contains “Spirit,” “The Family That Plays Together,” “Clear,” “Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus” and “Feedback”) (U.K. – Epic)
Suicidal Tendencies “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set contains “How Will I Laugh Tomorrow,” “Controlled By Hatred,” “Lights … Camera … Revolution,” “The Art of Rebellion” and “Still Cyco After All These Years”) (U.K. – Epic)
Various artists “Aloha Got Soul” (16-song collection of soul, AOR and disco from Hawaiian artists, circa 1979-1985; Hear here; MP3) (Strut)
Various artists “Deutsche Grammophon: The Mono Era 1948-1957” (51-CD box set, with a 150-page color booklet) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Various artists “WOW Hits 20th Anniversary” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3) (Provident)
Danny Williams “The Pop / Soul Sides 1963-1967” (33 songs; Read here) (Teensville)
Johnny Winter “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set contains “Johnny Winter,” “Second Winter,” “Live Johnny Winter,” “Still Alive and Well” and “Saints and Sinners”) (U.K. – Columbia)

More Releases for March 18, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Iron Maiden Rock in Rio” (2002 album), Dance of Death” (2003 album) (Sanctuary)
Ricci Martin (son of Dean Martin) “Beached (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album; with four bonus tracks) (Epic / Legacy)
Mint Royale “Dancehall Places” (2002 album) (Faith & Hope)
No Doubt “Push and Shove (Deluxe Edition)” (2012 album; with eighth bonus tracks) (Interscope)
Jennifer Warnes “The Well” (2001 album; her last solo LP) (Sanctuary)

More Digital Releases for March 18, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Jason Segel, et al “Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series – Blu-ray Collector’s Edition” (nine-disc box set; See here) (Shout! Factory)
Charlie Chaplin “City Lights (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1931 film; See/read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, et al “Daddy’s Home [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Paramount)
Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, et al “The Trip [DVD]” (1967 film; Blu-ray) (Olive Films)
Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, et al “Black Mama, White Mama [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1973 film; See here; Blu-ray) (Arrow Video)
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, et al “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD), “The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection [DVD]” (eight-disc set; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Bette Midler, Rip Torn, Ken Wahl, et al “Jinxed [DVD]” (1982 film; Blu-ray) (Olive Films)
Mo’Nique, Countess Vaughn, Jenna Von Oy, et al “The Parkers: The Complete Collection [DVD]” (110 episodes on 14 discs) (Vei)
Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Jackée Harry, et al “Sister, Sister: The Complete Collection [DVD]” (six seasons, all 119 episodes) (Vei)
Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Richard Howland, et al “Lost Girl: The Final Chapters (Seasons 5 & 6) [DVD]” (Canadian supernatural drama series; six discs; Blu-ray) (Funimation)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Leonard Bernstein “Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician” (Paperback; author: Allen Shawn; Free Preview) (Yale University Press)
George Case “Here’s to My Sweet Satan: How the Occult Haunted Music, Movies and Pop Culture, 1966-1980” (Hardcover; Kindle; Free Preview) (Quill Driver Books)
Duke Ellington “Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon” (Hardcover; authors: Mercedes Ellington, Steven Brower; introduction by Tony Bennett) (Rizzoli)
J.C. Gabel and Kristine McKenna “Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine: 1977-1980” (Hardcover) (Hat & Beard Press)
XTC “Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC” (Paperback; authors: frontman Andy Partridge, Todd Bernhardt; Kindle; Free Preview) (Jawbone Press)

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