New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
ABC “The Lexicon of Love II” (a sequel to their 1982 album; producers: Gary Stevenson, frontman Martin Fry; first single: “Viva Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Mercury)
Architects UK (British metalcore band) “All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us” (producers: Henrik Udd, Fredrik Nordström; first single: “A Match Made In Heaven”; See here; MP3) (Epitaph)
Arthur Beatrice (English indie-rock quartet) “Keeping the Peace” (producers: Arthur Beatrice, Matt Wiggins; first single: “Real Life”; Hear here; MP3) (Open Assembly Recordings / Polydor)
Band of Skulls “By Default” (producer: Gil Norton; first single: “Killer”; Hear here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Olga Bell “Tempo” (first single: “Randomness”; Hear here; MP3) (One Little Indian)
Dierks Bentley “Black” (producer: Ross Copperman; guests: Trombone Shorty, Maren Morris, Elle King; first single: “Somewhere On a Beach”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
Big Big Train (British prog-rock band) “Folklore” (Hear here; MP3) (U.K. – English Electric Recordings)
Big Thief “Masterpiece” (first single: “Masterpiece”; Hear here; MP3) (Saddle Creek)
Bonnie Bishop (Grammy-winning singer-songwriter) “Ain’t Who I Was” (producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Thirty Tigers / RED)
Jim Breuer and The Loud & Rowdy “Songs From the Garage” (producer: Rob Caggiano; guests: Brian Johnson, Caggiano; Hear here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Catfish and the Bottlemen (U.K. indie-rock group) “The Ride” (first single: “Soundcheck”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; Cassette) (Capitol)
Miles Davis & Robert Glasper “Everything’s Beautiful” (Glasper reinterprets Davis’ sound for the 21st century; producer: Glasper; guests: Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Bilal, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote, John Scofield, KING, etc.; Vinyl; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Death Angel “The Evil Divide” (producer: Jason Suecof; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Extrema (Italian thrash-metal band) “The Old School EP” (seven songs; Hear here; MP3) (Punishment 18)
Fifth Harmony “7/27” (first single: “Work From Home,” feat. Ty Dolla $ign; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Deluxe Amazon Autographed Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Syco Music / Epic)
Flume “Skin” (guests: Beck, Tove Lo, Vince Staples, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge, etc.; new single: “Say It”; Hear here; iTunes) (Mom+Pop Music)
Frost* (English pro-rock supergroup) “Falling Satellites” (Hear here; MP3) (InsideOut Music)
Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big guitarist) “I Can Destroy” (producer: Kevin Shirley; first single: “I Can Destroy”; Hear here; MP3) (Paul Gilbert / The Orchard)
Gold Panda (British producer Derwin Panda) “Good Luck and Do Your Best” (first single: “Time Eater”; See here; MP3) (City Slang)
The Hotelier (Worcester, Mass., indie-punk band) “Goodness” (producer: Seth Manchester; See here; MP3) (Tiny Engines / Redeye)
House of Heroes (Columbus, Ohio, alt-rock band) “Colors” (producer: J.Hall; first single: “Colors Run”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (BC Music)
I Have a Tribe (Dublin singer-songwriter Patrick O’Laoghaire) “Beneath a Yellow Moon” (producer: Paul Savage; first single: “La Neige”; Hear here) (U.K. – Grönland)
Ro James (R&B singer) “Eldorado” (producers: Soundz, Da Internz, Miykal Snoddy, DJ Camper, Nez & Rio; Hear here; See here; MP3) (ByStorm Entertainment / RCA)
Kristin Kontrol (Kristin Welchez, aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) “X-Communicate” (first single: “X-Communicate”; Hear here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Lacuna Coil “Delirium” (producer: Marco Coti Zelati; first single: “The House of Shame”; Hear here; MP3) (Century Media)
Ciaran Lavery (Northern Ireland singer-songwriter) “Let Bad In” (first single: “Return to Form”; Hear here; MP3) (Believe Recordings)
Clare Maguire “Stranger Things Have Happened” (the British singer’s first album since her 2011 debut; first single: “Elizabeth Taylor”; Hear here; MP3) (Virgin)
Leyla McCalla (cellist was a former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) “A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey” (guests: Rhiannon Giddens, Marc Ribot, fiddler Louis Michot of Lost Bayou Ramblers, etc.; Hear/read here; MP3) (Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi)
Mistah FAB (Bay Area rapper) “Son of a Pimp, Part 2” (guests: Kendrick Lamar, G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Bun B, Jadakiss, Boosie Badazz, etc.; first single: “What Yo Hood Like”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Faeva Afta / EMPIRE)
The Monkees “Good Times!” (producer: Adam Schlesinger; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Rhino)
Of Mice & Men “Live At Brixton” (CD/DVD; recorded and filmed at the London venue in March 2015; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Rise)
Beth Orton “Kidsticks” (her first album since 2012; first single: “Moon”; See here; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Outer Spaces (Baltimore indie-rock trio) “A Shedding Snake” (producer: Chester Gwazda; guest: Cornelia; new single: “Words”; Hear here; MP3) (Don Giovanni)
Real Friends (Chicago pop-punk band) “The Home Inside My Head” (producers: Steve Evetts, Mike Green; first single: “Colder Quicker”; Hear here; MP3) (Fearless)
Daniel Romano “Mosey” (producer: Romano; recorded in mono at his studio, The Navy, in Fenwick, Ontario; first single: “Valerie Leon”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (New West)
Sonny and the Sunsets “Moods Baby Moods” (producer: Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs; first single: “Well But Strangely Hung Man”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Sulfur City (Sudbury, Ontario-based rock band) “Talking Loud” (producer: Dale Morningstar; Hear here; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Summer Cannibals (Portland rock band) “Full of It” (producer: Chris Woodhouse; first single: “Go Home”; Hear here; MP3) (Kill Rock Stars)
Suns of Thyme (Krautgaze quintet) “Cascades” (Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Garry Tallent “Break Time” (the founding member of E Street Band’s solo debut album; first single: “Stay Away”; See here; MP3) (D’Ville Record Group)
Chaim Tannenbaum “Chaim Tannenbaum” (the debut album from the 68-year-old longtime collaborator of the Wainwright-McGarrigle clan; Hear here; MP3) (StorySound)
Thrice “To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere” (producer: Eric Palmquist; first single: “Blood on the Sand”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Vagrant)
Various artists “Alice Through the Looking Glass (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (fantasy adventure film, directed by James Bobin and starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, opens May 27; See here) (Walt Disney)
Various artists “Bright Star (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (music and book by Steve Martin; music and lyrics by Edie Brickell; directed by Walter Bobbie; producer: Peter Asher; cast includes Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Ghostlight)
Various artists “Deadpool Reloaded (More Music From The Motion Picture)” (Milan)
Various artists “Now Summer Hits 2016” (22 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Columbia)
Tony Joe White “Rain Crow” (Hear here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Bernie Worrell “Retrospectives” (all-instrumental album from the original Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist, including versions of “Flash Light” and “Aquaboogie”; producers: Worrell, Bill Laswell; Hear here; MP3) (Purple Woo)

More Releases for May 27, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cassino “Bottlenecker” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Cassino)
Kwesi Foraes (Long Beach, Calif., folk-soul singer-songwriter) “27” (five-song EP; first single: “Heroin”; Hear here) (Kwesi Foraes)
The Goldhearts (Australian rock quartet) “The Rise & Fall of … the Goldhearts” (producer: Govinda Doyle; new single: “Rise and Fall”; Hear here) (The A&R Department)
Lone (aka Matt Cutler) “Levitate” (first single: “Backtail Was Heavy”; Hear here; CD, out June 10) (R&S)
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs “La Salvación de Solo y Juan” (their first album in seven years; producer: Hector Castillo; Hear/read here) (Columbia)
Magic Potion (Stockholm slacker pop quartet) “Pink Gum” (Hear here) (PNKSLM Recordings)
Paul Mosley And The Red Meat Orchestra “The Butcher” (a folk ghost-story opera; featuring Jamie Lawson and Esther Dee; Hear here) (Folkwit)
Parra For Cuva (German producer-DJ Nicolas Demuth) “Darwis” (guest: Cornelia; Hear here) (Project Mooncircle)
The Dan Ryan (aka Austin-based psychedelic-folk musician Nathan Dixey) “The Dan Ryan LP” (Hear here) (Cosmic Dreamer Music)
Suzerain (London electro-rock band) “Identity” (producer: Steve Lyon; first single: “I Know You So Well”; Hear here, CD, out June 3) (BrainZone)
Maria Usbeck (former frontwoman of Selebrities) “Amparo” (producer: Caroline Polachek of Chairlift; first single: “Moai Y Yo”; Hear here) (Cascine)
ViaMiztro “ViaMiztro Effect” (producers: MKSB, JCorrea, FORTYTWOSOUND, Urban Nerd; first single: “99th Floor”; Hear here) (1Eye 1Vision Productions, May 28)
Thomas Wade “Blue Country Soul” (Hear here) (Thomas Wade, May 31)

More Digital Releases for May 27, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
David Bowie “A Reality Tour [Vinyl]” (2004 show in Dublin, Ireland; 180-gram audiophile translucent blue vinyl, three-LP box set) (Friday Music)
Keith Carradine, Alexandra Socha, et al “Paint Your Wagon (Encores! Cast Recording 2015)” (New York City Center Encores! staging of the 1951 Lerner & Loewe musical; See here; MP3) (Masterworks Broadway)
Miles Davis “5 Original Albums” (five-CD box set includes “Miles Davis and His Horns,” “Collectors Items,” “Blue Haze,” “Walkin'” and “Steamin'”) (U.K. – Prestige)
Electric Light Orchestra “Eldorado [Vinyl]” (1974 album), “A New World Record [Vinyl]” (1976 album), “Out of the Blue [Vinyl]” (1977 double LP) (Sony Legacy)
Bill Evans “5 Original Albums” (five-CD box set includes “Explorations,” “Waltz For Debby,” “Moon Beams,” “Interplay” and “At Shelly’s Manne-hole 1. Isn’t It Romantic?”; Read here) (U.K. – Riverside / Concord)
Steve Hackett “5 Classic Albums” (five-CD box set includes “Voyage of the Acolyte,” “Spectral Mornings,” “Defector,” “Highly Strung” and “Please Don’t Touch”) (U.K. – UMC)
Iron Maiden “Brave New World” (2000 album; remastered) (Sanctuary)
Kendrick Lamar “untitled unmastered. [Vinyl]” (2016 album) (Aftermath / Interscope)
Thelonious Monk “5 Original Albums” (five-CD box set includes “Plays Duke Ellington,” “The Unique Thelonious Monk,” “Brilliant Corners,” “At the Blackhawk” and “In Italy”; Read here) (U.K. – Riverside / Concord)
Wes Montgomery “5 Original Albums” (five-CD box set includes “The Wes Montgomery Trio,” “The Incredible Jazz Guitar,” “Movin’ Along,” “So Much Guitar!” and “Boss Guitar”; Read here) (U.K. – Riverside / Concord)
The Muffs “Blonder and Blonder” (1995 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; See here; Vinyl) (Omnivore Recordings)
My Morning Jacket “It Still Moves (Deluxe Edition)” (2003 album, with a second CD containing 12 bonus B-sides and demos; MP3) (ATO)
Marty Robbins “Today + Don’t Let Me Touch You” (1971, 1977 albums on one CD; remastered) (Morello)
The Scenics “In the Summer: Studio Recordings 1977-78” (12 songs; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Dream Tower)
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Classic Album Selection Volume Two” (six-disc box set contains “Hyaena,” “Tinderbox,” “Through the Looking Glass,” “Peepshow,” “Superstition” and “The Rapture”) (Geffen / UMe)
Donna Summer “Crayons (Remastered & Expanded)” (2008 LP, her 16th and final studio album; three-CD edition includes the album, 20 bonus single mixes and extensive liner notes; See here) (Driven By Music)
Various artists “Motown Chartbusters: 5 Classic Albums” (volumes 1-5 of the U.K. compilation series packaged together in a new slim line box, featuring classic tracks from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jimmy Ruffin, The Isley Brothers, etc.; Track list) (U.K. – Motown / UMC)
The Wailers “The Wailing Wailers” (1965 album; Vinyl; MP3) (Studio One)
Rick Wakeman “5 Classic Albums” (five-CD box set includes “The Six Wives pf Henry VIII,” “Journey to the Centre of Earth,” “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table,” “No Earthly Connection” and “White Rock”) (U.K. – UMC)
Frank Zappa “Road Tapes: Kerrisdale Arena, Vancouver, B.C., 25 August 1968” (Hear here), “Road Tapes: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland, 23,24 August 1973,” “Road Tapes: Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, 5 July 1970” (Zappa)

More Releases for May 27, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Russ Ballard “Russ Ballard” (1974 album), “Winning” (1976 album), “At Third Stroke” (1978 album), “Barnet Dogs” (1980 album), “Into the Fire” (1981 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Godfrey Cambridge “Godfrey Cambridge Toys With the World” (1966 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Len Chandler “To Be a Man” (1967 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Don Cherry (pop singer) “Cherry Smashes” (1966 album) (Legacy Recordings)
Tyrone Davis “I Can’t Go On This Way” (1978 album), “I Just Can’t Keep on Going” (1980 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Robert Goulet “Robert Goulet on Broadway, Volume 2” (1967 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Lorne Greene “Portrait of the West” (1966 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Glenn Miller Orchestra “Something New” (1966 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Esther Phillips “Alone Again, Naturally (Expanded Edition)” (1972 album; with two bonus tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Mongo Santamaría “Hey! Let’s Party” (1967 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “Soul Jazz Records Presents Boombox: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-82” (17 tracks) (Soul Jazz)

More Digital Releases for May 27, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, et al “Gods of Egypt [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD) (Lionsgate)
Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, et al “Race [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios)
MIKA “Sinfonia Pop [DVD]” (filmed at Teatro Sociale in Como, Italy; See here; Read here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Prince “Rave Un2 the Year 2000 [DVD]” (2000 direct to video disc, filmed at Paisley Park Studio in Minneapolis, featuring Lenny Kravitz, George Clinton, The Time, Larry Graham and members of The Family Stone; See here) (Kaleidoscope)
Wim Wenders “Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (three films – “Alice in the Cities,” “Wrong Move” and “Kings of the Road” – on four discs; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Michael Browning “Dog Eat Dog: A Story of Survival, Struggle and Triumph by the Man Who Put AC/DC on the World Stage” (Paperback) (Allen & Unwin)
The Beatles “The Beatles: Experience the Fab Four’s Swinging Sixties” (Hardcover; author: Terry Burrows) (Carlton Books)
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan: Experience the World’s Greatest Singer-Songwriter” (Hardcover; author: Brian Southall) (Carlton Books)
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin: Experience the Biggest Band of the 70s” (Hardcover; author: Chris Welch) (Carlton Books)
Madonna “Madonna: Nudes II” (Hardcover; photographer: Martin HM Schreiber) (DAAB Media)
Queen “40 Years of Queen” (Hardcover; author: Harry Doherty; introduction by Brian May and Roger Taylor) (Carlton Books)
The Rolling Stones “The Rolling Stones: Experience the World’s Biggest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Crouch) (Carlton Books)
Rush “Rush: The Illustrated History – Updated Edition” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Kindle; Free Preview) (Voyageur Press)
James Taylor “Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor” (Hardcover; author: Mark Ribowsky) (Chicago Review Press)
Judith Wills (Britain’s bestselling diet, food, and health writer) “Keith Moon Stole My Lipstick: The Swinging ’60s, the Glam ’70s and Me” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview) (The History Press)

More Book Releases

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Deep Silver “Dead Island Definitive Collection” (PlayStation 4; contains Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and Dead Island Retro Revenge; Xbox One) (May 31)
Deep Silver “Mighty No. 9” (PlayStation 4; Signature Edition; Xbox One; WiiU) (May 31)

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