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New Releases: May 26, 2015

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

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

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Studio/label:
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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