New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Lee Aaron (Canadian rocker) “Fire and Gasoline” (first single: “Tom Boy”; Hear here; MP3) (Big Sister / ILS / Caroline)
Amon Amarth (Swedish metal kings) “Jomsviking” (producer: Andy Sneap; first single: “First Kill”; Hear here; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Metal Blade)
American Head Charge “Tango Umbrella” (the Minneapolis hard rock/industrial metal band’s first full-length album since 2005; producer: Dave Fortman; Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Sarah Aroeste “Ora de Despertar” (or “Time to Wake Up,” an all-original Ladino [Judeo-Spanish] children’s album; producer: Shai Bachar; Hear here; MP3) (Aroeste Music)
Artillery (Danish power thrash metallers) “Penalty By Perception” (first single: “In Defiance of Conformity”; Hear here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Asking Alexandria “The Black” (producer: Joey Sturgis; third single: “The Black”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Sumerian)
Eric Bachmann (of Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers) “Eric Bachmann” (guests: Jeremy Wheatley, Matthew Nelson, Jon Rauhouse, Tracey Wolf, Samara Waller, Wade Rittenberry, Liz Durrett; first single: “Mercy”; Hear here; MP3) (Merge)
Bayonne (aka Roger Sellers) “Primitives” (new single: “Appeals”; Hear here; MP3) (Mom+Pop Music)
Beastmaker “Lusus Naturae” (first single: “Burnt Offering”; Hear here; MP3) (Rise Above)
Birdy “Beautiful Lies” (first single: “Keeping Your Head Up”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Joe Bonamassa “Blues and Desperation” (first single: “Drive”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (J&R Adventures)
Bri (urban inspirational singer Briana Babineaux) “Keys to My Heart” (producer: Korey Bowie; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Marquis Boone Enterprises LLC / Tyscot)
Jim Brickman “Pure Cinema” (13-song collection of contemporary movie songs on piano; Hear here) (Green Hill Productions)
Lincoln Durham “Revelations of a Mind Unraveling” (first single: “Bide My Time”; Hear here; MP3) (Droog)
Elliphant (Swedish singer-songwriter) “Living Life Golden” (collaborators: Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Rock City, Diplo, Skrillex, Dave Sitek; second single: “Step Down”; Hear here; MP3) (TEN Music Group / Kemosabe)
exmagician (Belfast duo) “Scan the Blue” (producers: exmagician, Rocky O’Reilly; first single: “Job Done”; Hear here; MP3) (Bella Union)
Fake Moss (Swedish rockers) “Under the Great Black Sky” (first single: “Wrap Me in Your Hate, Girl”; Hear here; MP3) (Ad Inexplorata)
Anthony Hamilton “What I’m Feelin'” (producers: Mark Batson, Salaam Remi, James Poyser; first single: “Amen”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA)
Hammer Fight “Profound and Profane” (See here; MP3) (Napalm)
The Joy Formidable “Hitch” (first single: “The Last Thing On My Mind”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (C’Mon Let’s Drift / Caroline)
Judas Priest “Battle Cry” (recorded during the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany last year, in support of their 17th album “Redeemer of Souls”; See here; MP3; DVD; Blu-ray) (Epic)
King Crimson “Live in Toronto” (two-CD set, recorded in November 2015) (DGM)
Kiran Leonard (20-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Oldham, Greater Manchester) “Grapefruit” (new single: “Pink Fruit I”; Hear here; MP3) (Moshi Moshi)
Lontalius (aka New Zealand’s Eddie Johnston) “I’ll Forget 17” (first single: “Glow”; Hear here; MP3) (Partisan)
Metal Church “XI” (the band’s 11th album marks the return of frontman Mike Howe; producers: Metal Church, Chris “The Wizard” Collier; first single: “No Tomorrow”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Rat Pak)
K. Michelle “More Issues Than Vogue” (guest: Jason Derulo; first single: “Not a Little Bit”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Parker Millsap (Oklahoma singer-songwriter) “The Very Last Day” (producers: Millsap, Gary Paczosa; guests: Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan; first single: “Pining”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Okrahoma / Thirty Tigers)
Bob Mould “Patch the Sky” (first single: “Voices In My Head”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Merge)
Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band (Thai psych group) “II” (producer: Josh Marcy; first single: “Phua Kao”; See here; MP3) (Innovative Leisure)
Heather Nova “The Way It Feels” (first single: “Girl on the Mountain”; Hear here; MP3) (Saltwater Limited)
Lee Harvey Osmond (acid folk musician Tom Wilson) “Beautiful Scars” (producer: Cowboy Junkies’ Michael Timmins; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Latent Recording / Megaforce / RED)
Plague Vendor (L.A. punk quartet) “Bloodsweat” (mixed by Alan Moulder; first single: “Jezebel”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Epitaph)
Margo Price “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” (recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Third Man)
Radical Face “The Family Tree: The Leaves” (Hear here; MP3) (Nettwerk)
The Ragbirds “The Threshold & The Hearth” (Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music)
Red Sky July “The Truth and the Lie” (guest: Beth Nielsen Chapman; Hear here; MP3) (Shadowbirds)
RJD2 (Philly hip-hop veteran) “Dame Fortune” (guests: Son Little, Phonte Coleman, Blueprint, Jordan Brown; first single: “Peace of What”; Hear here; MP3) (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
Haroula Rose (L.A. singer-songwriter) “Here the Blue River” (producers: Jim White, Zac Rae, Luke Top; first single: “Songbird”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Little Bliss / Thirty Tigers)
Spiritual Beggars “Sunrise To Sundown” (Hear here; MP3) (InsideOut Music)
Take 6 “Believe” (guest: Stevie Wonder; first single: “When Angels Cry”; Hear here; MP3) (SoNo Recording Group)
The Thermals “We Disappear” (producer: Chris Walla; first single: “Hey You”; Hear here; MP3) (Saddle Creek)
Robin Trower “Where Are You Going To” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (V-12)
Various artists “American Psycho (Original London Cast Recording)” (music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik; cast: Matt Smith, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Cassandra Compton, Susannah Fielding, etc.; album release coincides with U.S. previews beginning March 24 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater at 236 W. 45th St. in New York City; Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
Various artists “Fargo: Year two (Songs from the Original MGM/FXP Television Series)” (15 tracks; Hear here; MP3), “Fargo: Year Two (Score from the Original MGM/FXP Television Series)” (music by Jeff Russo; MP3) (Sony Classical)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 93” (44 tracks; See here; Track list) (U.K. – Now Music)
White Denim “Stiff (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Downtown)
ZAYN (formerly of One Direction) “Mind of Mine” (first single: “Pillowtalk”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (RCA)

More Releases for March 25, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Sammy Adams “The Long Way” (guests: Tiësto, B.o.B, Madison Love, Kat Nestal; Hear here) (1st Round / RED, March 24)
RJ Comer (bluesy Americana-rock artist, formerly the frontman of Dance Hall Pimps) “Nightly Suicide” (six-song EP; Hear here; See here) (Growling Moon)
The Currys (Americana group) “West of Here” (producers: Chris Keup, Stewart Myers; first single: “If I Find It”; Hear here) (The Currys)
Dani’el “The Book Final Chapter: Heaven Shall Be” (producers: Denis Fulir, Dani’el; first single: “Belteshazzar”; Hear here; See here) (Dita Entertainment / Scentair)
Davina and the Vagabonds “Nicollet and Tenth” (live album recorded at the Dakota in Minneapolis; Hear here; See here) (Roustabout)
Domo Genesis (of Odd Future) “Genesis” (guests: Wiz Khalifa, Tyler The Creator, Juicy J, Anderson .Paak, Mac Miller, etc.; first single: “Dapper”; Hear here) (Odd Future)
Cameron Esposito “Marriage Material” (the comedian’s first standup special, recorded in her hometown of Chicago; Hear here) (Comedy Dynamics)
Nathan Flint “Stay Here” (producers: Flint, Ben Davies; second single: “Sharbat Gula”; See here) (The A&R Department)
Gramatik (Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Denis Jašarević) “Epigram” (guests: Raekwon, Laibach, Orlando Napier, Adrian Lau, ProbCause, Luxas, Russ Liquid; Hear here) (Lowtemp Music)
Hit Bargain (L.A. queencore quartet) “Hit Bargain” (six-song EP; first single: “Circuits That Cannot Be Cut”; Hear here) (Hit Bargain)
Giovanni James “Whutcha Want” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Monkey Dope / Warner)
JoJo “Magic” (guests: Riff Raff, Melo, Gizzle, OC Da Beast; Hear here) (JoJo)
Natalie Lurie (Nashville musician) “No Mercy in the Night” (four-song EP; first single: “I Was Gold”; Hear here; See here) (Natalie Lurie Music)
Mark Mallman “The End Is Not the End” (Hear here) (Polkadot Mayhem)
Midnight Mob (NYC-based powerhouse rockers) “Honest Brutal Glorious” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Midnight Mob)
Mt. Wolf (London-based trio) “Hex” (four-song EP; first single: “Anacrusis”; Hear here) (CRC Music)
NitroDive (Swedish punk-rock trio) “Shock Treatment” (producer: Thomas “Plec” Johansson; first single: “Blitzkrieg Bop”; Hear here) (Gain Music Entertainment)
Jason Paulson (Minneapolis roots rocker) “Crow River Ramble” (Hear here) (Campervan)
Princess Century (Toronto musician Maya Postepski) “Rendezvous” (three-song EP; Hear here) (Paper Bag)
Rare Futures (indie rock outfit fronted by multi-instrumentalist Matt Fazzi) “This Is Your Brain on Love” (Hear here; See here) (Cerebral Music Group / InTheClouds)
The Sun Days (Swedish indie-pop quintet) “Album” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Run For Cover)
Various artists “I Saw the Light (Music From the Motion Picture)” (includes songs performed by Tom Hiddleston, who portrays Hank Williams in the biopic, which opens nationwide on March 25; See here) (Legacy Recordings)
Mat Zo “Self Assemble” (first single: “Soul Food”; Hear here) (Mad Zoo)

More Digital Releases for March 25, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bonfire “Pearls” (two-CD best-of; Read here; MP3) (UDR Music)
Eric Clapton “The Live Album Collection 1970-1980 [Vinyl]” (six-LP box set, featuring “Derek & The Dominos In Concert,” “Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert,” “E.C. Was Here” and “Just One Night”; Read here) (Polydor / UMe)
Desmond Dekker “The Best of Desmond Dekker” (two CDs) (Trojan)
Bob Dylan “The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall [Hybrid SACD]” (5.0 SurroundSound mix of Dylan’s Oct. 31, 1964, Halloween show in New York, with 56-page booklet; two CDs, 18 songs; Hear here) (Audio Fidelity)
Ella Fitzgerald “Jazz At The Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set” (22 songs) (Verve)
Emile Ford & The Checkmates “The Very Best of Emile Ford & The Checkmates” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here) (One Day Music)
Jeff Healey “Heal My Soul” (lost album compiled by the Jeff Healey Estate to coincide with what would have been Healey’s 50th birthday on March 25, 2016; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Provogue)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry “The Best of Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry” (two CDs, 30 songs; Read here) (One Day Music)
Quincy Jones and His Orchestra “Live in Ludwigshafen 1961” (Jazzhaus)
Carole King “Writer” (1970 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Kleeer “Get Tough: The Kleeer Anthology 1978-1985” (two CDs, 28 songs; Hear here; Read here) (BBR / Cherry Red)
Winfield Parker “Mr. Clean: Winfield Parker at Ru-Jac” (23-song compilation; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Lee “Scratch” Perry “The Best of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry” (two CDs) (Trojan)
Louis Prima “The Very Best of Louis Prima” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here) (One Day Music)
Todd Rundgren “For Lack of Honest Work [A Live History, 1971-2006]” (three CDs, 43 songs) (Edsel)
Todd Rundgren “Live at the Forum, London 1994” (Read here; MP3) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Santana “Marathon (30th Anniversary Edition)” (1979 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Jack Scott “The Very Best of Jack Scott” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here) (One Day Music)
Spinners “Dancin’ and Lovin'” (1979 album, featuring “Working My Way Back to You / Forgive Me, Girl”; remastered) (Friday Music)
Allen Stone “Radius (Deluxe Edition)” (2015 album; with seven bonus tracks; See/read here; MP3) (ATO)
Various artists “California Soul: Funk & Soul From The Golden State 1965-1975” (22 tracks) (U.K. – BGP)
Various artists “Kinked! Kinks Songs & Sessions 1964-1971” (26-track collection of songs that “got away” from Ray Davies but were recorded by other artists; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970” (24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “One Track Mind! More Motown Guys” (24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Various artists The Rough Guide to a World of Psychedelia” (17 songs), The Rough Guide to South African Jazz” (World Music Network)
Various artists “Ultimate 60s” (four CDs, 80 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Sony)
Various artists “Verdi: The Complete Works” (75-CD box set, originally released in 2013; Hear here; Read here) (Decca)

More Releases for March 25, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
B*Witched “C’est la Vie – The Collection” (32 songs; Read here) (Music Club Deluxe)
The Grahams “Glory Bound (Deluxe Edition)” (2015 album, with four bonus tracks) (12 South)

More Digital Releases for March 25, 2016

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Chuck Barris “The Gong Show Movie [Blu-ray]” (1980 film; See here) (Shout! Factory)
Enrique Bunbury “El Camino Más Largo [DVD]” (rockumentary about his 2010 U.S. tour; See here) (Eagle Rock)
Cream “Cream – Farewell Concert [DVD]” (1968 show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, with Yes and Rory Gallagher; See here) (Gonzo Distribution)
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, et al “Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXV [DVD]” (four-disc set includes the stinker films “Teenage Cave Man,” “Being From Another Planet (aka Time Walker),” “12 To The Moon,” “Deathstalker and the Warriors From Hell”) (Shout! Factory)
Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, et al “The Hateful Eight [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (The Weinstein Company)
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola “Bicycle Thieves (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1948 film; See/read here) (Criterion Collection)
Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, et al “Point Break [DVD]” (2015 film; 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video)
Leon Russell “A Poem Is a Naked Person (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (unreleased documentary film, directed by Les Blank and shot between 1972 and 1974; See here; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, et al “Concussion [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray; 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures)
Various artists “Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities [Blu-ray]” (Robert Mugge’s 1994 film, featuring C.J. Chenier, Rosie Ledet, Buckwheat Zydeco, Nathan Williams, Chubby Carrier, Rockin Dopsie Jr., etc.; See here) (Mug Shot Productions)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Blondie “Blondie’s Parallel Lines (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Kembrew McLeod; Kindle) (Bloomsbury Academic)
George Jones “The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones” (Hardcover; author: Rich Kienzle; Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
Frank Sinatra “Frank Sinatra: A Celebration of the Music and Movies of Ol’ Blue Eyes” (Paperback; author: Ben Nussbaum) (i5 Press)

More Book Releases

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