New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Arbor Labor Union “I Hear You” (first single: “Radiant Mountain Road”; Hear here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Astronautalis “Cut the Body Loose” (producer: John Congleton; guest: Lizzo; first single: “Running Away From God”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (SideOneDummy)
Avatar “Feathers & Flesh” (producer: Sylvia Massy; first single: “For the Swarm”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Rob Baird (Americana singer-songwriter) “Wrong Side of the River” (producer: Brian Phillips; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Hard Luck Recording Company)
David Banner “#TheGodBox” (guests: Big K.R.I.T., Rudy Currence, Ernestine Johnson, Tito Lo; first single: “Marry Me”; Hear here; See here) (A Banner Vision)
Daily Grind (Pittsburgh-based rock band) “I Did Those Things” (producer: J. Vega; first single: “Haystack”; Hear here; MP3) (Misra)
Dance Gavin Dance “Tree City Sessions” (12 fan favorites recorded live in Sacramento at the Pus Cavern recording studio; Hear here; MP3) (Rise)
DevilDriver “Trust No One” (producer: Mark Lewis; first single: “Daybreak”; Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Eagulls “Ullages” (first single: “Lemontrees”; Hear here; MP3) (Partisan)
John Evans (Austin singer-songwriter) “Polyester” (producer: Evans; guest: guitarist Will Sexton; first single: “Polyester”; Hear here; MP3) (Splice)
Sawyer Fredericks (“The Voice” season 8 winner) “A Good Storm” (first single: “4 Pockets”; Hear here; MP3) (Republic)
Fruit Bats “Absolute Loser” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Easy Sound Recording Company)
Hard Working Americans (fronted by Todd Snider) “Rest in Chaos” (producer: Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools; guest: Guy Clark; first single: “Opening Statement”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Melvin / Thirty Tigers)
Hatebreed “The Concrete Confessional” (producer: Zeuss; Hear here; Vinyl) (Nuclear Blast)
Helhorse (Copenhagen metal band) “Helhorse” (Hear here; MP3) (Spinefarm)
Islands “Taste” (first single: “Charm Offensive”; Hear here; MP3), “Should I Remain Here, At Sea?” (first single: “Back Into It”; Hear here; MP3) (Manque Music)
Jonathan Jackson + Enation (Jackson is a five-time Daytime Emmy winner for his role on “General Hospital”) “Blame-shifter” (six-song EP; producer: Greg Archilla; Hear here) (Hilasterion / RED)
Kaia Kater (African-Canadian roots phenom) “Nine Pin” (Hear here) (Kingswood)
Sammy Kershaw “The Blues Got Me” (includes covers of Chuck Berry’s “No Money Down” and the Allman Brothers Band’s “It’s Not My Cross to Bear”; Hear here) (Big Hit)
Mark Knopfler & Evelyn Glennie “Altamira (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (the Spanish period drama, starring Antonio Banderas, opened April 1; See here; MP3) (Verve)
Kygo “Cloud Nine” (guests: Kodaline, Conrad Sewell, Parson James, Maty Noyes, Will Heard, Labrinth; new single: “Raging,” co-written by James Bay; Hear here; MP3) (Kygo / RCA)
Jessy Lanza (Canadian electro-pop artist) “Oh No” (producer: Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan; first single: “It Means I Love You”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Hyperdub)
René Marie “Sound of Red” (the Grammy-nominated singer’s her first album of all-original songs; first single: “Sound of Red”; Hear here; MP3) (Motema Music)
George McCrae “Love” (the “Rock Your Baby” singer’s first album since 2009; Hear here; Vinyl; Blu-ray Pure Audio; MP3) (PopMi Music)
Michaela Anne (Americana/alt-country singer-songwriter) “Bright Lights and the Fame” (producer: Dan Knobler; first single: “Won’t Go Down”; Hear here; MP3) (Kingswood)
Modern Baseball (Philadelphia indie punk quartet) “Holy Ghost” (producer: Joe Reinhart; Hear here; MP3) (Run For Cover)
Jennifer Nettles “Playing With Fire” (producer: Dann Huff; songwriting collaborators: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Jessie Jo Dillon, Lori McKenna; first single: “Unlove You”; Hear here; MP3) (Big Machine)
Nothing “Tired of Tomorrow” (producer: Will Yip; first single: “Vertigo Flowers”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Relapse)
The Okee Dokee Brothers (Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing) “Saddle Up: A Western Adventure Album” (with DVD and illustrated storybook; guests: John Sebastian, Jim Campilongo, Cindy Cashdollar, Carlos Medina, The Benally Family, Rosie Newton; Hear here; MP3) (Okee Dokee Music)
Oscar (North Londoner) “Cut and Paste” (new single: “Good Things”; Hear here; MP3) (Wichita Recordings)
Pierce the Veil “Misadventures” (producer: Dan Korneff; first single: “Texas Is Forever”; Hear here; MP3) (Fearless)
Pinkwash (Philly prog-punk duo) “Collective Sigh” (first single: “Longer Now”; Hear here; MP3) (Don Giovanni)
Ted Poley (lead singer of Danger Danger) “Beyond the Fade” (producer: Alessandro Del Vecchio; See here; MP3) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Mark Pritchard “Under the Sun” (his first solo album in five years; guests: Thom Yorke, Bibio, Beans, Linda Perhacs; Hear here; See here) (Warp)
Corinne Bailey Rae “The Heart Speaks in Whispers” (her first album in six years; producers: Rae, Steve Brown; guests: Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Pino Palladino, James Gadson, Moses Sumney; first single: “Been to the Moon”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition, with four bonus tracks; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Virgin)
Scream Blue Murder (Coventry, U.K., metal band) “Hollow Stories” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Stay Sick Recordings)
Darrell Scott “Couchville Sessions” (guests: Bill Payne, Peter Rowan, John Cowan, Guy Clark; Hear here; MP3) (Full Light)
SHEL (Nashville-based group of sisters) “Just Crazy Enough” (includes a poetic cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”; producer: Dave Stewart; first single: “Is the Doctor In Today”; Hear/read here; See here; MP3) (Moraine Music Group)
Sunstorm (led by Joe Lynn Turner) “Edge of Tomorrow” (producer: Alessandro Del Vecchio; See here; MP3) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Those Pretty Wrongs (Big Star’s Jody Stephens and The Freewheelers’ Luther Russell) “Those Pretty Wrongs” (first single: “Ordinary”; Hear here; MP3) (Ardent Music)
3OH!3 “Night Sports” (first single: “MAD AT YOU”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Fueled By Ramen / Photo Finish)
Meghan Trainor “Thank You” (executive producers: Trainor, Ricky Reed; first single: “NO”; Hear here; MP3) (Epic)
Trashcan Sinatras “Wild Pendulum” (producer: Mike Mogis; Hear here; MP3) (Red River)
Twin Peaks “Down in Heaven” (first single: “Walk to the One You Love”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Grand Jury)
Foy Vance “The Wild Swan” (first single: “She Burns”; Hear here; MP3) (Gingerbread Man / Atlantic)
Various artists “BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 80s, Volume 2: Unique Covers of Iconic Hits” (two CDs, 36 songs; covers by James Bay, Stereophonics, Seal, The Feeling, Will Young, etc.) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Various artists “Hungarian Noir: A Tribute to the Gloomy Sunday” (a collection of 10 new versions of “Gloomy Sunday” from around the world, plus Billie Holiday’s 1941 masterpiece and the very Hungarian original by Pal Kalmar; See here; MP3) (Piranha)
Various artists “The Nice Guys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (buddy cop mystery comedy film, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, opens May 20; See here; MP3) (Lakeshore)
Adia Victoria (Nashville-based blues-rock singer-songwriter) “Beyond the Bloodhounds” (first single: “Dead Eyes”; Hear here; MP3) (Canvasback / Atlantic)
Wild Ponies “Radiant” (producers: Doug Williams, Telisha Williams; guests: Megan Jane, Fats Kaplin; first single: “Radiant”; Hear here; MP3) (No Evil)
Michelle Willis (Toronto-based singer-songwriter) “See Us Through” (first single: “It’ll Rain Today”; Hear here; MP3) (GroundUP Music)
Yak (nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s NME Awards) “Alas Salvation” (first single: “Victorious (National Anthem)”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Octopus Electrical)

More Releases for May 13, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Astari Nite (post-punk, dark wave band) “Until the End of the Moon” (new single: “Engagement Ceremony”; Hear here) (Danse Macabre)
Beat Root Revival (U.K. folk-pop duo) “Beat Root Revival” (Hear here) (Toulouse / MRI)
Bella D “The Crystal Ceiling” (dystopian concept album; first single: a cover of Muse’s “Starlight”; See here) (Bella D)
Greyson Chance “Somewhere Over My Head” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Greyson Chance Music)
Ben de la Cour (Americanoir singer-songwriter) “Midnight in Havana” (first single: “Down to the Water’s Edge”; See here) (Flour Sack Cape)
Digitalism “Mirage” (new single: “Go Time”; Hear here) (Magnetism Recordings Co. / PIAS America)
Eddy Faulkner (D.C.-based pop singer-songwriter) “Unbreakable” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Eddy Faulkner)
Robert Francis “Fire Engine Red” (producer: Francis; first single: “Fire Engine Red”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Aeronaut)
Gateway Worship Voices “Gateway Worship Voices” (Hear here) (Fair Trade Services / Columbia)
Head Wound City (featuring members of The Locust, The Blood Brothers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs) “A New Wave of Violence” (first single: “Scraper”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Vice)
Hinder “Stripped” (six-song acoustic EP, including a cover of K’s Choice’s “Not An Addict”; producers: singer Marshal Dutton, drummer Cody Hanson; Hear here) (The End)
Hooded Fang (Toronto quartet) “Venus on Edge” (new single: “Impressions”; Hear here) (Daps)
Lil Silva “JIMI” (five-song EP, titled “Journey Inside My Imagination”; second single: “Caught Up”; Hear here) (Good Years)
Eliot Lipp “Come to Life” (Hear here) (Old Tacoma)
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; CD, out June 3) (
NEJ (Swedish electro-rock trio) “NEJ” (first single: “Aldrig Mer”; Hear here) (Novoton, May 11)
Melody Parker “Archipelago” (Hear here) (Melody Parker)
Radiohead “A Moon Shaped Pool” (CD and LP editions will be released on June 17; producer: Nigel Godrich; first single: “Daydreaming”; Hear here; See here) (XL Recordings, May 8)
Tom Ricci “Escape Into Life” (producers: Ed Stasium, Ricci; first single: “What Are You Saying Man?”; Hear here) (NerveBloc, May 12)
Roanoke (Nashville-based Americana/folk group) “Roanoke” (first single: “Heavy Goodbyes”; Hear here) (Roanoke)
The Staves (English sister trio) “Sleeping in a Car” (three-song EP; Hear/read here) (Nonesuch)
2 Good to Go “Eye to Eye” (producer: Chester A. Thomas; first single: “Vision”; Hear here) (Copycatt, May 16)
Peter Vogelaar “The Science of Summer” (producer: Vogelaar; guests: Deaf Joe, Katie Kim, Cat Dowling, Aisling Browne, Ken Lally, Sue O’Neill; Hear here; See here) (Solar Taxi Music)
Mari Wilson (British pop-soul singer) “Pop Deluxe” (Hear here) (WG)

More Digital Releases for May 13, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Blind Boys of Alabama “Spirit of the Century” (2001 Grammy-winning album; remastered, with seven bonus live tracks from The Bottom Line; MP3), “Higher Ground” (2015 Grammy-winning album is expanded with seven live tracks from NPR’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Chic “Chic [Vinyl]” (1977 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl) (Friday Music)
The Cure “Faith (Deluxe Edition)” (1981 album), “Pornography (Deluxe Edition)” (1982 album), “The Top (Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album), “The Head on the Door (Deluxe Edition)” (1985 album), “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Deluxe Edition)” (1987 album; all remastered and expanded) (Rhino / Sire / Fiction / Elektra)
Grateful Dead “Red Rocks 7/8/78” (complete show on three CDs; Hear here; MP3) (Grateful Dead / Rhino)
Christopher Hogwood, Frans Brüggen, et al “Haydn 107 Symphonies” (35-CD box set; Read here) (Decca)
Zubin Mehta “Symphonies and Symphonic Poems” (23-song box set covering his recordings from 1965-1980; Read here) (Decca)
Derrick Morgan “This Is Derrick Morgan” (1974 album; remastered; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Kingston Sounds)
New Order “Complete Music” (extended mixes of all 11 tracks from 2015’s “Music Complete”; Hear here; MP3) (Mute)
John Prine “Aimless Love” (1984 album; remastered), “German Afternoons” (1986 album; remastered), “John Prine Live” (1988 album; remastered), “The Missing Years” (Grammy-winning 1991 album; remastered), “Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings” (1995 album; remastered), “Live on Tour” (1997 album; remastered), “In Spite of Ourselves” (1999 duets album; remastered), “Souvenirs” (2000 album; remastered), “Fair & Square” (2005 album; remastered), “Standard Songs for Average People” (2007 album, with Mac Wiseman; remastered), “The Singing Mailman Delivers” (2011 album), “In Person & On Stage” (14-song collection of live performances; see related DVD below) (Oh Boy)
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Greatest Hits [Vinyl]” (16-song compilation from 2003) (Warner)
Linda Ronstadt “Frenesí” (1992 album; remastered) (Elektra)
Todd Snider “Happy to Be Here” (2000 album; remastered), “New Connection” (2002 album; remastered), “Todd Snider Live: Near Truths and Hotel Rooms” (2003 album; remastered), “East Nashville Skyline” (2004 album; remastered), “Peace, Love and Anarchy (Rarities, B-Sides and Demos, Vol. 1)” (14-song compilation from 2007) (Oh Boy)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet “Erik Satie: The Complete Solo Piano Music” (six-CD box set, including a disc of four-handed piano music performed by Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard) (Decca)
Thor “Keep the Dogs Away (Super Deluxe Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with a second CD featuring 22 rare and unreleased bonus cuts and DVD containing a 1980 concert; Vinyl) (Deadline / Cleopatra)
’til tuesday “Voices Carry [Vinyl]” (1985 album; 180-gram vinyl, mastered from the original analog source) (SRC Vinyl)
Allen Toussaint “The Complete Warner Recordings” (two CDs, 43 songs, including “Southern Nights” and “What Do You Want the Girl to Do?”) (Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “60s – The Collection” (three CDs, 60 songs, ranging from The Animals’ “The House of the Rising Sun” to Booker T. & The MG’s “Green Onions”) (U.K. – Rhino)
The Wallflowers “Bringing Down the Horse [Vinyl]” (1996 album; remastered and released on vinyl for the first time; See here) (Interscope / UMe)
Nancy Wilson “Just For Now / Lush Life” (1967 original mono albums on one CD; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Hear here), “Welcome to My Love / Easy” (1968 original mono albums on one CD; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Hear here) ( / Caroline)
Wolf Parade “Apologies to the Queen Mary (Deluxe Edition) [Vinyl]” (2005 album, with download card; MP3; Cassette) (Sub Pop)

More Releases for May 13, 2016

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Syd Barrett “The Madcap Laughs” (1970 album), “Barrett” (1970 album), “Opel” (1988 compilation of recordings from 1968 and 1970) (Columbia / Legacy)
Marc Bolan “The Marc Bolan Collection” (10-song compilation) (Sunset Blvd.)
Bob Brown “The Wall I Built Myself” (1970 album; Hear here), “Willoughby’s Lament” (1971 album; Hear here) (Tompkins Square)
Flamin’ Groovies “Slow Death Live” (Nasjon Properties)
No Parents (L.A. punk band) “Hey Grandma and The Greatest Hits” (singles collection; See here) (Ring the Alarm)
Radiohead A batch of radio hits and B-sides (including “Creep,” “Fake Plastic Trees,” “High & Dry,” “Karma Police,” etc.) (XL Recordings)
A Silent Film “Retrospective” (five-song best-of; See here) (Silent Songs)
The Smithereens “Meet the Smithereens!” (2007 album) (Nasjon Properties)
Tribal Tech “Tribal Tech” (1991 album; See here) (Columbia / Legacy)
Al Wilson “The Soul of a Legend” (16-song compilation) (Prime Entertainment)

More Digital Releases for May 13, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Ronny Cox, Vondie Curtis-Hall, et al “Cop Rock: The Complete Series [DVD]” (three discs; See here) (Shout! Factory)
Robert De Niro, Zach Efron, et al “Dirty Grandpa (Unrated) [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Lionsgate)
Lucy Lawless, et al “Xena: Warrior Princess – The Complete Series [DVD]” (30 discs) (Universal Studios)
John Prine “Live from Sessions at West 54th [DVD]” (2001 appearance on the PBS concert series) (Oh Boy)
Taylor Schilling, Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, et al “Orange Is the New Black: Season Three [DVD]” (four discs; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, et al “The Witch [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
C. Eric Banister “Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Bobby Bones (host of radio’s “The Bobby Bones Show”) “Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book” (Hardcover; Kindle) (HarperCollins)
Ted Gioia “How to Listen to Jazz” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Basic Books)
Steven Hyden “Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life” (Paperback; author: Jovana Babovic; Kindle) (Back Bay Books)
Angie Martinez (hip-hop radio icon) “My Voice: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Celebra)
Moby “Porcelain: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Penguin Press)
Albert Murray “Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues” (Hardcover; Kindle; editor: Paul Devlin; foreword: Gary Giddins; afterword: Greg Thomas) (University of Minnesota Press)
Willie Nelson “It’s a Long Story: My Life” (Paperback; author: David Ritz; Kindle; Free Preview) (Back Bay Books)
Mark Ribowsky “Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul” (Paperback; Free Preview) (Liveright)
John W. Troutman “Kīkā Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music” (Hardcover; Kindle; Free Preview) (The University of North Carolina Press)
Brian “Head” Welch “With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn” (Hardcover; co-author: Carol Traver; Kindle) (HarperCollins)

More Book Releases

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Bethesda “Doom” (PlayStation 4; Xbox One; PC; Collector’s Edition) (May 13)
Deep Silver “Homefront: The Revolution” (PlayStation 4; Xbox One; Goliath Edition) (May 17)

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