New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Mike Adams At His Best Weight “Casio Drone” (first single: “Diem Be”; Hear here; MP3) (Joyful Noise)
Against the Current (pop-rock trio) “In Our Bones” (first single: “Runaway”; Hear here; MP3) (Fueled By Ramen)
Alborosie (Sicilian-born, Jamaica-based reggae singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Alberto D’Ascola) “Freedom & Fyah” (guests: Kymani Marley, Sandy Smith, Sugus, Roots Radics, Pupa Avril, Protoje; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Greensleeves / VP)
AM “Precious Life” (producer: Joey Waronker; first single: “Precious Life”; Hear here; MP3) (AM Sounds)
Angel Du$t (Baltimore rock band) “Rock the Fuck On Forever” (first single: “Toxic Boombox”; See here; MP3) (Pop Wig)
Richard Ashcroft “These People” (producers: Ashcroft, Chris Potter; first single: “This Is How It Feels”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Righteous Phonographic Association / Cooking Vinyl)
Assassin (Düsseldorf speed thrash metal act) “Combat Cathedral” (Hear here; MP3) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Barenaked Ladies “BNL Rocks Red Rocks” (recorded during last year’s Last Summer on Earth tour; guests: Colin Hay, Blaise Garza of Violent Femmes; Hear here; MP3) (Vanguard)
Bent Knee (Boston art-rock collective) “Say So” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Cuneiform)
Boys Noize (Berlin DJ and producer) “Mayday” (guests: Poliça, Hudson Mohawke, Remy Banks, Benga, Spank Rock; third single: “Starchild”; Hear here; MP3) (Boysnoize)
Buffalo Summer (Welsh blues rockers) “Second Sun” (producer: Barrett Martin; Hear here; MP3) (UDR)
Albert Castiglia “Big Dog” (Hear here; MP3) (Ruf)
Cyrus Chestnut “Natural Essence” (with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White; Hear here; MP3) (HighNote)
Eric Clapton “I Still Do” (includes vocals and guitar by the late George Harrison, under the pseudonym Angelo Mysterioso, on “I Will Be There”; producer: Glyn Johns; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Bushbranch / Surfdog)
Debo Band (11-piece Ethiopian funk-rock group) “Ere Gobez” (Hear here; MP3) (FPE)
Brett Dennen “Por Favor” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “What’s the Secret?”; Hear here; MP3) (Elektra)
Bob Dylan “Fallen Angels” (first single: “Melancholy Mood”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
Flame Tree featuring Nik Turner “Flame Tree featuring Nik Turner” (producer: Jack Endino; Hear here; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Flotsam and Jetsam “Flotsam and Jetsam” (producer: Chris Collier; Hear here) (AFM)
Ariana Grande “Dangerous Woman” (new single: “Dangerous Woman”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (Republic)
Tim Heidecker (one half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric) “In Glendale” (non-comedy album; Hear here; MP3) (Rado / Jagjaguwar)
Highasakite “Camp Echo” (first single: “Someone Who’ll Get It”; Hear here; MP3) (Propeller Recordings)
Issues “Headspace” (first single: “The Realest”; Hear here; MP3) (Rise)
Kate Jackson (former frontwoman of the Long Blondes) “British Road Movies” (producer: Bernard Butler; first single: “Metropolis”; Hear here; MP3) (U.K. – Hoo Ha)
Katatonia “The Fall of Hearts” (CD/DVD; producers: band members Anders Nystrom, Jonas Renkse; new drummer: Daniel Mojjo Moilanen; Hear here; MP3) (Peaceville)
Little Annie “Trace” (Hear here; MP3) (Tin Angel)
Lonely The Brave (U.K. alt-rock quintet) “Things Will Matter” (first single: “Radar”; See here; MP3) (Hassle)
Ziggy Marley “Ziggy Marley” (producer: Marley; first single: “Weekend’s Long”; Hear here; MP3) (Tuff Gong Worldwide)
Mudcrutch “2” (producers: band members Tom Petty and Mike Campbell with Ryan Ulyate; first single: “Trailer”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Reprise)
Marissa Nadler “Strangers” (producer: Randall Dunn; first single: “Janie in Love”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
onDeadWaves (Polly Scattergood and James Chapman) “onDeadWaves” (first single: “Blackbird”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mute)
Pantha Du Prince “The Triad” (the producer’s first album since 2010; guests: Queens, Joachim Schutz, Kassian von Troyer; first single: “The Winter Hymn”; Hear here; MP3) (Rough Trade)
Ana Popovic “Trilogy” (three CDs), “Trilogy, Vol. 1 [MP3]” (nine songs), “Trilogy, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (seven-song EP), “Trilogy, Vol. 3 [MP3]” (seven-song EP; producers: Warren Riker, Tom Hambridge, Delfeayo Marsalis; guests: Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Cody Dickinson, Bernard Purdie, rapper Al Capone, etc.; Hear here) (ArtisteXclusive)
The Posies “Solid States” (Hear here; MP3) (MyMusicEmpire)
Quaker City Night Hawks (blues-infused electro-rock band) “El Astronauta” (first single: “Good Evening”; Hear here; MP3) (Lightning Rod)
Rachael Sage “Choreographic” (producers: Sage, Andy Zulla; guest: Peter Himmelman; first single: “I Don’t Believe It”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (MPress / ILS / Caroline)
Saosin “Along the Shadow” (first single: “The Silver String”; Hear here; MP3) (Epitaph)
Andy Shauf (Saskatchewanian musician) “The Party” (first single: “The Worst in You”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Blake Shelton “If I’m Honest” (includes a duet with Gwen Stefani on “Go Ahead and Break My Heart”; producer: Scott Hendricks; first single: “Came Here to Forget”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
Sick Puppies (Australian rock trio) “Fury” (new guitarist/vocalist: Bryan Scott; first single: “Stick To Your Guns”; Hear here; MP3) (DrillDown Entertainment Group / Caroline)
The So So Glos (Brooklyn garage-rockers) “Kamikaze” (Hear here; MP3) (Votiv)
Tiger Army “V •••–” (their first album since 2007; first single: “Prisoner of the Night”; See here; MP3) (Rise)
Tiny Moving Parts “Celebrate” (producer: Greg Lindholm; Hear here; MP3) (Triple Crown)
Various artists “Brooklyn Crush (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)” (rock musical comedy starring Max Crumm, Katherine Cozumel, Lisa Birnbaum, Dawn Cantwell, Jason Gotay, etc.; producer: Michael Croiter; See here; MP3) (Broadway)
Various artists “Day of the Dead” (59-song tribute to Grateful Dead, curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National; all profits will go to help fight AIDS/HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization; MP3) (4AD)
Webbie “Savage Life V” (guests: Snoop Dogg, Boosie Badazz, Kirko Bangz, Lil Lonnie, Wankaego & Lundon, Lil Trill, Shell, Kym McCoy; Hear here; MP3) (Trill Entertainment)
Matt Wertz (L.A.-based soulful pop singer-songwriter) “Gun Shy” (first single: “Unexpected Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Handwritten)
Charles Wright “Something to Make You Feel Good” (new single: “She Don’t Believe in Love”; Hear here; MP3) (A Million Dollars Worth of Memories)
Yuna (Malaysian singer-songwriter) “Chapters” (guests: Usher, Jhené Aiko; first single: “Places To Go,” produced by DJ Premier; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks) (Verve)

More Releases for May 20, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Afroman “Happy to Be Alive” (Hear here) (X-Ray)
Astronomique (Minneapolis new wavers) “Astronomique” (first single: “The Shape You Take”; Hear here) (Astronomique, May 24)
Bredd (aka Italian musician Raffaele Pane) “An End for All” (four-song EP; producer: Pane; Hear here) (Bredd)
Serge Bulat (NYC-based electronic music producer, singer-songwriter) “Queuelbum” (first single: “Automaton”; Hear here) (Serge Bulat, May 25)
Car Seat Headrest “Teens of Denial” (producer: Steve Fisk; new single: “Fill in the Blank”; Hear here; MP3) (Matador)
Niamh Crowther “Niamh Crowther” (four-song EP; producer: Dermot Lambert; new single: “I’ll Be”; Hear here) (Top 6)
The Cud Chewing Cows “Slaughterhouse Flies” (Hear here) (Methane Music, May 19)
Ruby Rose Fox “Domestic” (producer: Dave Brophy; Hear here; See here) (Ruby Rose Fox, May 24)
The Julian / Cherkinsky Band “Tales from the Doublewide: Twelve for Mo” (Hear here) (Killer Joe)
J.Views “401 Days” (guests: Wild Cub, JFDR, Milosh, Benja Lyman, Kelli Scarr; Hear here; See here) (J.Views)
Krewella “Ammunition” (six-song EP; new single: “Broken Record”; Hear here) (Columbia)
Like a Thief (electro dance rockers) “Play Loud” (three-song EP; See here) (The A&R Department)
Liss (Danish soulful pop quartet) “First” (four-song EP; second single: “Miles Apart”; Hear here; See here) (XL Recordings)
Mrs Magician “Bermuda” (producer: John Reis; first single: “Bermuda”; Hear here; CD, out June 3) (Swami)
Netsky (Belgian producer) “3” (first single: “Forget What You Look Like”; Hear here; Read here) (Hospital)
Nu Shooz “Bagtown” (first single: “Real Thing”; Hear here; Read here) (Nu Shooz Orchestra LLC)
Sykoya (London-based indie electronic trio) “Strange Night” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Lost People, May 21)
ƱZ (masked trap producer) “Magellan” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Quality Goods)
Virgo “Water Planet EP” (four-song EP; Hear here) (The Revera Corporation, May 17)
The Vocal Chords “Butter Love” (covers of songs from the 1960s and ’70s, featuring The Cud Chewing Cows; Hear here) (Methane Music, May 22)
Vulture Whale (Birmingham, Ala., indie rockers) “Aluminium” (Hear here) (Cornelius Chapel)

More Digital Releases for May 20, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Aerosmith “Write Me a Letter: Radio Broadcast, Boston, 1973” (Laser Media)
GG Allin “Carnival of Excess (Expanded Edition)” (1996 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; see related DVD below) (Ponk Media)
The Blues Magoos “Mercury Singles (1966-1968)” (from original mono masters; Vinyl) (Sundazed)
David Bowie “Changesonebowie” (1976 compilation, released exactly 40 years ago, on May 20, 1976; remastered; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Billy “Crash” Craddock “Mr. Country Rock: The Definitive Collection” (two CDs, 50 songs; Hear here; Track list) (Wrasse)
Death “Scream Bloody Gore” (two-CD deluxe edition of the 1987 album; remastered; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Relapse)
Deep Purple “Machine Head (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1972 album; 2012 remastered version, with a second Quad SQ Stereo disc) (Rhino / Warner)
Tanya Donelly “Swan Song Series” (three-CD collection of collaborations over the years with Robyn Hitchcock, John Wesley Harding, Damon Krukowski, Naomi Yang, Rick Moody, Bill Janovitz, Tom Gorman, etc.) (American Laundromat)
Geordie “Geordie: The Albums” (five-CD box set contains four studio albums and a disc of re-recordings by vocalist Brian Johnson) (U.K. – 7T’s)
Allen Ginsburg “The Last Word On First Blues” (three-CD box set; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Grapefruit “Yesterday’s Sunshine: The Complete 1967-1968 London Sessions” (20 tracks; Read here; MP3) (RPM / Cherry Red)
The Highwaymen “The Very Best of The Highwaymen” (16 songs; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Highwaymen “The Highwaymen Live – American Outlaws” (three-CD, one-DVD box set of concert performances; Read here; CD + Blu-ray; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Lords of Acid “Smoking Hot” (12-song collection handpicked by Praga Khan) (Metropolis)
Manic Street Preachers “Everything Must Go 20” (double CD comprising the remastered 1996 album and the band’s entire 1997 Nynex Arena performance; Box set, featuring the Nynex Arena performance, the remastered album and B-sides on CD, the album on heavyweight vinyl, a new film “Freed From Memories” and a 40-page book of unseen photos; Read here) (U.K. – Columbia)
Mannheim Steamroller “Fresh Aire 8 [Hybrid SACD]” (2000 album; Read here) (Audio Fidelity)
Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty “Leather and Lace: Radio Broadcast, New York, 1983” (SPV)
Tom Petty & Bob Dylan “Live on Air / Radio Broadcast 1986” (LMP)
Terry Reid “The Other Side of the River” (previously unreleased songs from his 1973 “River” sessions, with alternate versions; remastered; Vinyl) (Future Days Recordings)
Satyricon “Nemesis Divina” (1996 album; remastered; MP3) (Napalm)
The Valentines (with Bon Scott on lead vocals) “The Sound of the Valentines: Complete Recordings 1966-1970” (20 tracks; Read here; MP3) (RPM / Cherry Red)
Van Halen “Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo: Radio Broadcast 1975” (MVD)
Various artists “The Collection: An Adventure in Sound [Hybrid SACD]” (14-song Surround Sound Quadraphonic 4.0 sampler, featuring hits by Bob Dylan, Santana, Earth, Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, Nilsson, The Isley Brothers, etc.; Read here) (Audio Fidelity)
Various artists “Decca Sound: 55 Great Vocal Recitals” (55-CD box set) (Decca)
Joe Walsh & Glenn Frey “Peaceful: Radio Broadcast 1993” (Laser Media)
The Zombies “The BBC Radio Sessions” (two-CD set; originally released on vinyl on Black Friday 2015) (Varèse Sarabande)

More Releases for May 20, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Harry Belafonte “Love Is a Gentle Thing” (1959 album), “Porgy and Bess” (1959 album, with Lena Horne), “Calypso in Brass” (1966 album), “Belafonte on Campus” (1967 album), “Belafonte Sings of Love” (1968 album), “Homeward Bound” (1970 album), “Belafonte By Request” (1970 album), “Belafonte … Live!” (1972 album), “Play Me” (1973 album), “Loving You Is Where I Belong” (1981 album) (RCA / Columbia / Legacy)
Chad & Jeremy “Of Cabbages and Kings” (1967 album; with six bonus tracks, including the single edit of “Rest In Peace” and three unreleased “Cabbages” outtakes; Hear here) (Columbia / Legacy)
Cass Elliot “Don’t Call Me Mama Anymore Plus Rarities: Her Final Recordings” (2014 compilation; Hear here; Read here) (RCA / Legacy)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra “Passport to Romance” (1956 album; Hear here) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Godfathers “Birth, School, Work, Death (Expanded Edition)” (1988 album; with six extra tracks; See here), “More Songs About Love & Hate (Expanded Edition)” (1990 album), “Live in Texas E.P.” (1990 EP), “Unreal World” (1991 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Ben Lee “Awake Is the New Sleep (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (2005 album; with eight bonus tracks) (New West)
The Modulations “It’s Rough Out Here (Expanded Edition)” (1975 album; with two extra tracks; Hear here) (Buddah / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for May 20, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
GG Allin “GG Allin: Carnival of Excess [DVD]” (2015 documentary; See here) (Ponk Media)
The Damned “The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead [DVD + Blu-ray]” (2015 documentary, directed by Wes Orshoski; See here) (Cleopatra)
Peter Firth, Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, et al “Risen [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, et al “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two [DVD]” (four discs) (Shout! Factory)
Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, et al “How to Be Single [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Sela Ward, et al “54 (The Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray]” (1998 film) (Lionsgate)
Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, et al “The Finest Hours [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Walt Disney Studios)
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, et al “Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Paramount)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Geto Boys “Geto Boys’ The Geto Boys (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Rolf Potz) (Bloomsbury Academic)
Tim McGraw “Humble & Kind” (Hardcover; illustrated book inspired by his song of the same title; Kindle) (Hachette Books)
Pearl Jam “Pearl Jam FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Seattle’s Most Enduring Band” (Paperback; authors: Bernard M. Corbett, Thomas Edward Harkins) (Backbeat Books)
Scorpions “Wind of Change: The Scorpions Story” (Kindle; author: Martin Popoff) (Wymer Publishing)
Sleater-Kinney “Sleater-Kinney’s Dig Me Out (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Jovana Babovic) (Bloomsbury Academic)

More Book Releases

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Electronic Arts “Mirror’s Edge Catalyst” (PlayStation 4; Xbox One; PC; Collector’s Edition) (May 24)
Blizzard Entertainment “Overwatch – Origins Edition” (PlayStation 4; Xbox One; PC; Collector’s Edition) (May 24)
Activision “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan” (PlayStation 4; Xbox One; Xbox 360; PlayStation 3) (May 24)

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