New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Alesso (Swedish DJ-producer)“Forever” (guests: Calvin Harris, OneRepublic, Tove Lo, etc.; first single: “Payday”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Alesso / Def Jam)
John Anderson“Goldmine” (producers: Anderson, Joe Spivey; first single: “I Work Alot Better”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Bayou Boys Music)
Anti-Flag“American Spring” (first single: “Fabled World”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Spinefarm)
A$AP Rocky“At. Long. Last. A$AP.” (producers: Danger Mouse, Clams Casino, the late A$AP Yams, Mark Ronson; first single: “Everyday,” feat. Rod Stewart and Miguel; Hear here)(RCA)
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman“The Bad Plus Joshua Redman” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Nonesuch)
Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective“Breathless” (producers: Blanchard, Robin Burgess; guest: Maroon 5’s P.J. Morton; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Blue Note)
The Chocolate Watchband“I’m Not Like Everybody Else” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes)(Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Rachel Grimes (Kentucky-based pianist-composer)“The Clearing” (first single: “The Herald”; Hear here; See here; MP3, with a bonus track; iTunes)(Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Hillsong UNITED“EMPIRES” (first single: “Touch the Sky”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Hillsong Music)
Eilen Jewell“Sundown Over Ghost Town” (first single: “Rio Grande”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Signature Sounds)
Lifehouse“Out of the Wasteland” (producer: Jude Cole; first single: “Hurricane”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes)(Ironworks Music)
Richard Lynch“A Better Place” (producer: Billy Yates; guests: Yates, David Frizzell, Stacy Houston; first single: “It’s All In My Head”; Hear here; MP3)(MOD)
Maysa (member of Incognito and Stevie Wonder’s Wonderlove)“Back 2 Love” (producers: JR Hutson, Lorenzo Johnson, Chris “Big Dog” Davis; first single: “Unforgettable”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Shanachie)
Modestep (electronic fusion act)“London Road” (guests: Funtcase, Teddy Killerz, Culprate, Partysquard, Trolley Snatcha, Skindred, Rude Kid, Big Narstie, Dialect, Discard, Flowdan, Frisco, LayZ; first single: “Machines”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes)(Max / INgrooves)
The Oak Ridge Boys“Rock of Ages: Hymns and Gospel Favorites” (producers: Ben Isaacs, Duane Allen; guests: Merle Haggard, The Isaacs; first single: “Sweet Jesus”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Gaither Music Group)
Jeb Patton (jazz pianist)“Shades and Tones” (Hear here; iTunes)(Cellar Live)
Gary Peacock Trio“Now This” (producer: Manfred Eicher; MP3; iTunes)(ECM)
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest“Sylva” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes)(GroundUP Music / Ropeadope)
So Stressed (Sacramento-based post-hardcore trio)“The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art” (first single: “Apple Hill”; See here; MP3; iTunes)(Honor Press)
Summer Camp (English alt-pop duo)“Bad Love” (producer: Stephen Street; first single: “Bad Love”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Moshi Moshi)
TBelly“Dead Men Don’t Pray” (producers: frontman Russell Keefe, Paul “win” Winstanley; Hear/read here; iTunes)(Cabin Music / ECR Music Group)
Thunder“Wonder Days” (the British rock group’s first studio album in six years; producer: Luke Morley; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes)(earMUSIC)
Turbowolf“Two Hands” (producers: Turbowolf, Tom Dalgety; first single: “Nine Lives”; See here; MP3; iTunes)(Spinefarm)
The Vaccines“English Graffiti” (producers: Dave Fridmann, Cole MGN; first single: “Handsome”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes)(Columbia)
Various artists“Kitsuné America 4” (tracks from Kacy Hill, Basecamp, Dutch Party, Beau, Joyce Wrice, Metoux, Milk & Bone, Mothxr, Ricoshëi, StéLouse, etc.)(Kitsuné)
Various artists“Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton” (tribute album featuring covers by Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Isobel Campbell, Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler, etc.; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes)(Tompkins Square)
Various artists“Songs of Aloha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (the Cameron Crowe film, starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, opens May 29; See here; MP3; iTunes)(Legacy Recordings)
Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots“Boom Town” (producer: Stephen Dees; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Blind Pig)
Dizzy Wright“The Growing Process” (guests: Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Chel’le, etc.; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Funk Volume)

More Releases for the Week of May 26, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Calling Apollo (Cardiff-based ambient/rock quintet)“Hunter | Gatherer” (five-song EP; producer: Romesh Dodangoda; Hear here)(Signal & The Noise, May 25)
The Color Atlantic (alt-rock band from Monroe Township, N.J.)“The Color Atlantic” (four-song EP; producer: Erik Kase Romero; first single: “The Vines and Ivy Gates”; Hear here; iTunes)(The Color Atlantic)
Jon Foreman (Switchfoot lead singer)“The Wonderlands: Sunlight” (six-song EP; first single: “Caroline”; Hear here; iTunes)(Word Entertainment)
Emil Germ (Danish producer-musician)“Adult Party” (first single: “Tease and Burn”; Hear here; iTunes)(Music For Dreams)
Joshua Fletcher (Nashville-based singer-songwriter)“Ready, Aim” (producer: The Damnwells’ Alex Dezen; guests: Madi Diaz, Whynot Jansveld; Hear here; iTunes)(In Music We Trust)
High-Functioning Flesh (EBM-laced punk trio from L.A.)“Definite Structures” (See here; iTunes)(Dais)
Kim Killspeed (Sydney alt-indie band)“Ultrasound” (five-song EP; ReverbNation; iTunes)(Recordhead Productions, May 30)
Level and the Square (alt-folk singer-songwriter Nik Piscitello)“From Here to the James” (six-song EP; producer: Piscitello; first single: “Like Stones”; Hear here; iTunes)(Level and the Square)
Light the Fire (Dallas metal band)“Lost at Sea” (producer: Jeremy Stimpert; first single: “Lost at Sea”; Hear here; iTunes)(Standby)
Mariame (dubbed the “Cree Rihanna” by the Quebec Cree communities of James Bay)“Bloom” (guest: Supaman; first single: “As Long as You Are Here”; See here; iTunes)(N’we Jinan)
Newpoli“Nun te Vutà” (Hear here)(Beartones, May 29)
Royal Southern Brotherhood“Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions” (producer: Tom Hambridge; Hear here; CD; iTunes)(Ruf)
The Underground Railroad to Candyland“The People Are Home” (Hear here)(Recess)
Uppermost (French electronic artist Behdad Nejatbakhshe)“New Moon” (six-song EP; guest: Jacob Banks; first single: “”Blame It On Love; Hear here; iTunes)(Uppwind, May 25)
Various artists“Nuclear Blast Showdown Summer 2015” (10 tracks, featuring Slayer, Agnostic Front, Cradle of Filth, Enslaved, etc.)(Nuclear Blast)
Stellan Wahlström Drift Band“Hotel Continental” (producer: Wahlström; Hear here)(Belpid, May 25)

More Digital Releases for the Week of May 26, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Audience“The House on the Hill: Remastered & Expanded Edition” (1971 album, featuring “Indian Summer”; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here), “Lunch: Remastered & Expanded Edition” (1972 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red, May 25)
Bellamy Brothers“Bellamy Brothers: 40 Years – The Album” (two CDs, 40 tracks, featuring 20 new songs; Read here)(Bellamy Brothers)
Belinda Carlisle“The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle” (two CDs, 34 tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, May 25)
The Cryan’ Shames“A Scratch in the Sky” (1967 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks)(Sundazed Music)
The Crykle“Neon” (1966 album; remastered)(Sundazed Music)
Tyrone Davis“Love and Touch (Expanded Edition)” (1976 album; remastered, with three bonus 7-inch versions)(Funkytowngrooves)
Deep Purple“Long Beach 1971” (recorded at Long Beach Arena for broadcast on KUSC 91.5 FM; lineup: guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, organ/keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice; MP3; iTunes)(earMUSIC)
Fats Domino“The Imperial Singles Collection” (three CDs, 75 songs)(Not Now Music)
Duane Eddy“The Very Best of Duane Eddy” (three CDs, 75 songs)(Not Now Music)
The 5th Dimension“Up, Up and Away / The Magic Garden / Stoned Soul Picnic / The Age of Aquarius” (1967, 1968, 1969 albums on two CDs; remastered, wit five bonus tracks; Read here)(Raven)
A Flock of Seagulls“Wishing: The Very Best” (two CDs, 36 tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, May 25)
Marvin Gaye“Marvin Gaye Volume One 1961-1965 [Vinyl]” (seven-LP box set, featuring his first seven solo albums)(Motown / UMe)
Lesley Gore“California Nights” (1967 album; remastered, with 15 bonus tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Ace, May 25)
Bruce Hornsby“The Essential Bruce Hornsby”(RCA / Legacy)
Waylon Jennings“Grand Ole Opry Nashville TN”(Hotspur)
Billy Joel“Streetlife Serenade [Hybrid SACD]” (1974 album; mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio)(Audio Fidelity)
KC & The Sunshine Band“The Painter (Expanded Edition)” (1981 album; remastered)(Funkytowngrooves)
Labelle“Nightbirds [Hybrid SACD]” (1974 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity)
Patti LaBelle“I’m in Love Again (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered)(Funkytowngrooves)
Mario Lanza“The Very Best of Mario Lanza” (two CDs, 40 songs)(Not Now Music)
Gordon Lightfoot“WIOQ-FM Philadelphia 1979-1980”(Echoes)
Charlie Parker“The Long Lost Bird Live Afro-CuBop Recordings!” (18 tracks; MP3)(Rockbeat)
Itzhak Perlman“Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon” (25-disc box set)(Deutsche Grammophon)
Quicksilver Messenger Service“Fillmore Auditorium – February 5, 1967” (Vinyl; MP3; iTunes)(Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Max Roach“The Complete Max Roach 1958-1962” (nine complete albums, with bonus cuts; remastered; Read here)(Enlightenment)
Spring“Spring: Remastered & Expanded Edition” (1971 album; remastered, with a second 13-song CD of bonus demos and additional recordings; Read here)(U.K. – Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red, May 25)
Donna Summer“Hits, Singles & More” (two CDs, 32 tracks, covering the Geffen and Atlantic Records years, 1980-1991; Read here)(U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, May 25)
Swans“Filth” (1983 album; remastered, with two extra CDs containing studio outtakes and live recordings 1982-85; MP3; iTunes)(Young God)
The Textones (feat. Carla Olson)“Midnight Mission” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here), “Cedar Creek” (1987 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; Read here)(Omnivore Recordings)
Townes Van Zandt“Whole Coffeehouse, Minneapolis MN 9 November 1973”(Echoes)
Various artists“ICON: Gospel Worship” (11 tracks)(Motown Gospel / UMe)
Various artists“60 Songs From The Cramps’ Crazy Collection: The Incredibly Strange Music Box” (two-CD set of songs spun by Lux Interior on his radio shows or from his and Poison Ivy’s collection; Read here)(U.K. – Righteous / Cherry Red, May 25)
Yes“The Yes Album [Vinyl]” (1971 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl, limited anniversary edition)(Friday Music)
Yes“Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two” (live material from its “Yessongs” tour in 1973; 14-CD Deluxe Box; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes)(Rhino / Atlantic)

More Releases for the Week of May 26, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Spandau Ballet“Once More” (2009 album)(Mercury / UMe)
Frank Turner“The First Three Years” (24 tracks)(Xtra Mile Recordings)

DVD / Blu-ray

Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, et al“The Nanny: The Complete Series [DVD]” (19 discs)(Shout! Factory)
James Garner“The Rockford Files: The Complete Series [DVD]” (34 discs)(Universal Studios)
Roger Moore“The Saint: The Complete Series [DVD]” (33 discs)(Shout! Factory / Timeless Media)
Various artists“Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued [DVD]” (a film by Sam Jones, featuring Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett, Marcus Mumford, etc.; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of May 26, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Graham Connet“Graham Bonnet: The Story Behind the Shades” (Paperback; author: Steve Wright)(Easy on the Eye Books, May 28)
Matthew Collin“Pop Grenade – From Public Enemy to Pussy Riot: Dispatches from Musical Frontlines” (Paperback; iTunes)(Zero Books, May 29)
Jim Croce“I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story” (Paperback; authors: Ingrid Croce, Jimmy Rock; Kindle; iTunes)(Da Capo Press)
Ray Davies“Ray Davies: A Complicated Life” (Hardcover; author: Johnny Rogan)(Bodley Head)
Bob Dylan“The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob” (Hardcover; author: David Kinney; iTunes)(Simon & Schuster)
Lee Hazlewood“Lee, Myself & I: Inside the Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood” (Paperback; author: Wyndham Wallace)(Jawbone Press)
Led Zeppelin“The Dead Straight Guide to Led Zeppelin” (Paperback; author: Nigel Williamson)(Clarksdale)
Madonna“The Mammoth Book of Madonna” (Paperback; author: Michelle Morgan)(Running Press)
Morrissey“Morrissey FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About This Charming Man” (Paperback; author: D. McKinney)(Backbeat Books)
Howard Sounes“27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse” (Paperback; Kindle; iTunes)(Da Capo Press)
Mark Stratford“Boom Boom, Boom Boom: American Rhythm & Blues in England 1962-1966” (Paperback)(Easy on the Eye Books, May 28)
Dave Thompson“Goldmine Record Album Price Guide” (Paperback; 8th edition)(Krause Publications)
U2“U2: The Definitive Biography” (Paperback; author: John Jobling; iTunes)(St. Martin’s Griffin)

More Book Releases for the Week of May 26, 2015

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