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New Releases: Nov. 11, 2016

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Animals As Leaders (D.C. progressive metal band) “The Madness of Many” (Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Sumerian)
Joan Armatrading “Me Myself I World Tour” (recorded in October 2015 at The Barns at Wolf Trap, during what she said would be the last major tour of her career; Hear/read here; DVD; Merch) (429)
Daniel Bachman “Daniel Bachman” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes) (Three Lobed)
Bobby Bazini (French Canadian singer-songwriter) “Summer Is Gone” (first single: “C’est La Vie”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks) (UMGRI Interscope)
Billy Momo (Swedish “urban folk” unit) “Seven Rivers Wild” (the track “Wishing Ain’t No Sin” was featured in AMC series “Better Call Saul” seasons 1 and 2; U.S. version features a bonus track, “Swim”; first single: “Drive”; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Mo Better Music)
Blue Rodeo “1000 Arms” (first single: “Superstar”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Telesoul)
Body/Head (Kim Gordon and guitarist Bill Nace) “No Waves” (recorded live on March 24, 2014, during Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tenn.; Hear here; MP3) (Matador)
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood “Christmas Together” (Read here; MP3; On Tour; Merch; see related reissue below) (Pearl)
Busted “Night Driver” (British trio’s first album in 13 years; producer: John Fields; first single: “Coming Home”; Hear here) (East West)
Alex Clare “Tail of Lions” (first single: “Tell Me What You Need”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (ETC Recordings / RED)
Tasha Cobbs “One Place Live At Capitol Studios” (Hear here; On Tour) (Motown Gospel)
Matt Costa “Orange Sunshine (Music From The Motion Picture)” (2016 documentary on the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a California church centered on psychedelics who became the largest manufacturers and distributors of LSD in the United States in the 1960s; first single: “Call My Name”; Hear here; See MP3; Merch) (Varѐse Sarabande)
Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip frontman has terminal brain cancer) “Secret Path” (producers: Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, The Stills’ Dave Hamelin; See here; Read here; Vinyl, with an 88-page graphic novel illustrated by Jeff Lemire and an animated CBC special, which was created, written and directed by Downie; MP3; iTunes; Merch) (Arts & Crafts)
Dragonette “Royal Blues” (Hear here; MP3; Merch) (Dragonette Inc.)
Ronnie Dunn “Tattooed Heart” (producer: Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus; first single: “Damn Drunk,” feat. Kix Brooks; See here; NPR First Listen; Read here; MP3; Merch) (Big Machine)
Rik Emmett & RESolution 9 “RES9” (producers: Emmett, Steve Skingley, Dave Dunlop; guests: Alex Lifeson, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie and Emmett’s onetime Triumph bandmates, Gil Moore and Mike Levine; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Enigma “The Fall of a Rebel Angel” (guests: Anggun, Mark Josher, Nanuk, Aquilo; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; Merch) (Universal)
The Griswolds (Aussie alt-rockers) “High Times For Low Lives” (producer: Andrew Dawson; second single: “High Times For Low Lives”; Hear here; MP3) (Wind-up)
Cory Hanson “The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo” (the Wand frontman’s solo debut album; string arrangements by Heather Lockie; first single: “Ordinary People”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Drag City)
James Hall & The Steady Wicked “Electric Hex” (Hear here; MP3) (Pulse / ERA)
Ty Herndon “House on Fire” (Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (BFD / Sony / RED)
Home Free “Full Of (Even More) Cheer” (Walmart-exclusive a cappella renditions of holiday classics; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
In Flames “Battles” (producer: Howard Benson; first single: “The End”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; Merch; On Tour) (Eleven Seven Music)
Jacuzzi Boys “Ping Pong” (Hear here; iTunes) (Mag Mag)
Joe “#MyNameIsJoeThomas” (guest: Gucci Mane; first single: “So I Can Have You Back”; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Plaid Takeover / BMG Rights Management)
Joey+Rory “To Joey, with Love (Original Movie Soundtrack)” (documentary film debuted Sept. 20 in select cities and will be shown for one special encore in theaters on Oct. 6; See here; MP3; Merch) (Reunion)
Cledus T. Judd “Things I Remember Before I Forget” (MP3; iTunes) (BFD)
Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen “Death’s Dateless Night” (featuring covers of The Beatles, Hank Williams, Cole Porter, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, etc.; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (Cooking Vinyl)
The Men “Devil Music [Vinyl]” (Hear here; iTunes) (We Are The Men)
Minihorse “Big Lack” (five-song EP; first single: “Blueblack”; See here; MP3) (Friendship Fever)
Ennio Morricone “Morricone 60” (22 songs, featuring re-recorded versions of his greatest hits, recorded with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra; MP3) (Decca)
The Neal Morse Band “The Similitude of a Dream” (Hear here; Deluxe Edition; On Tour) (Radiant / Metal Blade)
Olly Murs “24 HRS” (first single: “You Don’t Know Love”; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with four extra tracks; Merch) (RCA)
Leslie Odom Jr. (Tony-winning actor and singer who played Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical “Hamilton”) “Simply Christmas” (Hear here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (S-Curve)
Pavo Pavo (Brooklyn experimental pop quintet) “Young Narrator in the Breakers” (first single: “Wiserway”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Bella Union)
Radkey (sibling garage-punk trio) “Delicious Rock Noise” (producer: Ross Orton; first single: “Dark Black Makeup”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Another Century / Sony)
Cliff Richard “Just… Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll” (his 101st album includes a virtual duet with Elvis Presley on “Blue Suede Shoes”; first single: “Move It”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (U.K. – Sony)
Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz) “Slugger” (producer: Dupuis; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes) (Carpark)
Emeli Sandé “Long Live the Angels” (guests: Áine Zion, Jay Electronica, Joel Sande, The Serenje Choir; first single: “Hurts”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; Target Exclusive, with two bonus tracks; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol)
Yonrico Scott (Royal Southern Brotherhood drummer) “Life of a Dreamer” (guests: Col. Bruce Hampton, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Paul Nelson; Hear here; MP3) (Blue Canoe)
Simple Minds “Simple Minds Acoustic” (12 songs; guest: KT Tunstall; See here; MP3; iTunes; Merch) (Caroline International)
Sleigh Bells “Jessica Rabbit” (new single: “Hyper Dark”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Mom+Pop Music)
Sting “57th & 9th” (his first rock album in decades; producer: Martin Kierszenbaum; first single: “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Super Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks; On Tour) (A&M)
Cath Tyldesley (stars on the ITV soap opera “Coronation Street”) “Rise” (first single: “Rise”; Hear here; MP3) (United Agents)
Various artists “Almost Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (comedy-drama starring Danny Glover opens Nov. 11; See here; MP3) (Back Lot Music)
Various artists “The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration” (CD/Blu-ray combo, filmed at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Jan. 10, 2015; guests: Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Martina McBride, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, etc.; CD; CD/DVD Combo; Blu-ray; MP3) (Rounder)
Rhonda Vincent “All the Rage – Volume One” (live album; Hear here; DVD; MP3) (Upper Management)
Wolf People “Ruins” (first single: “Ninth Night”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Jagjaguwar)
Wakrat (punk rock trio led by Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford) “Wakrat” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Earache)
Z-RO “Legendary” (guests: Mike D, Just Brittany; Hear here; MP3) (1 Deep Entertainment)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
James Chance & The Contortions “The Flesh Is Weak” (the no-wave pioneers’ first new music in 30 years; producers: Tomás Doncker, James Dellatacoma; first single: “Melt Yourself Down”; Hear/read here) (True Groove)
Allen Clapp (of The Orange Peels) “Six Seasons” (six-song experimental synthpop EP; Hear here; CD, released Sept. 2) (Mystery Lawn Music / Minty Fresh / Redeye)
Dedekind Cut “$uccessor (DED004)” (first single: “46:50”; Hear here) (NON Worldwide / Hospital Productions)
John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John “Friends for Christmas” (producer: Chong Lim) (Sony Music Australia)
field trip (NYC “void pop” band) “Horror Vacui” (Hear here) (field trip)
Ruby Friedman Orchestra “Gem” (producers: Peter Malick, Josh Valleau, Alex Elena, Topher Mohr; first single: “I’m Not Your Friend”; Hear here) (Pulchrum)
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters drummer) “Kota” (six-song EP; first single: “Range Rover Bitch”; Hear here) (Shannabelle)
Howlite (aka Melbourne musician and visual artist Alison Thom) “Reasons” (six-song EP; first single: “Storm Chaser”; Hear here) (The A&R Department)
Kevin Mahon “Hell’s Kitchen Irish Ale” (producer: Mel de Visme; Hear here) (Kevin Mahon)
Mansell (Atlanta-based indie-rock trio) “Mantra” (producers: Jason Hoard, Ryan Wilson, Mansell; first single: “A Love Immodest”; Hear here) (Eirene Dreams LLC)
matt pond PA “Winter Lives” (first single: “The Glow”; See here) (131)
The Megaphonic Thrift (Bergen, Norway-based band ) “Få meg til verden i tide” (Hear here) (Old Flame)
Hank Midnight (Brookyln alt folk/blues/experimental artist) “Motel” (Hear here) (Hank Midnight, Nov. 9)
Mr. Universe (aka New Orleans-based musician/songwriter Adam Campagna) “Everything’s Good / It’s Not Working” (Hear here) (Moderate Fidelity)
Hudson Mohawke “Ded Sec – Watch Dogs 2 (Original Game Soundtrack)” (first single: “Shanghaied”; Hear here) (Warp)
Monster Rally (L.A.-based tropical beatmaker/producer) “Mystery Cove” (first single: “Pelicans”; Hear here) (Gold Robot)
Naked Walrus (L.A.-based alt-rock band) “Simple” (six-song EP; new single: “Eyes”; Hear here) (Naked Walrus)
Venya Pak “When Everything Is Falling Apart” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Venya Pak Music, Nov. 9)
Simian Mobile Disco “Welcome To Sideways” (Hear here) (Delicacies)
John Tracy “Magical Memories – A John Tracy Christmas” (producers: Tracy, Kevin McNoldy; guest: McNoldy; first single: “Christmas Tree Shine”; Hear here) (SoundCafe, Nov. 10)
A Tribe Called Quest “We got it from Here … Thank You 4 Your service” (guests: André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Jack White, Busta Rhymes; first single: “Nutshell”; Hear here; Read here; CD, out Nov. 18; Merch) (Epic)
Umphrey’s McGee “Zonkey” (new mashup album; Hear here; Read here; CD, out Nov. 18; On Tour; Merch) (Nothing Too Fancy Music)
Martha Wainwright “Goodnight City” (first single: “Around the Bend”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; CD, out Nov. 25; iTunes; On Tour) (PIAS America)
The Whigs “Live In Little Five” (recorded at Aisle 5 in Atlanta’s Little Five Points in December 2015; See here) (New West)
Wrenne (Utah-born, Midlands-based rocker) “ISaidYesToEverything” (guests: Gary Clark, Lanterns on the Lake’s Paul Gregory, The Swingles, etc.; first single: “Puzzle Place”; Hear here) (LoEx Music)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Band “The Last Waltz (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1976 album; remastered; two-CD set; See here; six-LP box set; 4-CD + Blu-ray box set) (Rhino / Warner)
David Bazan “Dark Sacred Night” (holiday songs he has recorded with Pedro the Lion and on his own; Hear here) (Suicide Squeeze)
Black Sabbath “Paranoid (Super Deluxe)” (four-CD box set includes the 2012 remaster of the original album, a rare 1974 quad mix and two 1970 concerts, recorded in Montreux and Brussels, along with a hardbound book) (Rhino / Warner)
David Bowie “Legacy” (21-track singles compilation; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Garth Brooks “Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Collection” (Target-exclusive 10-CD box set, featuring new and exclusive tracks; Read here; “The Ultimate Collection / Christmas Together” Bundle) (Pearl)
Dr. Feelgood “Original Album Series” (five complete albums) (U.K. – Rhino)
Thomas Dolby “Original Album Series” (five complete albums) (U.K. – Rhino)
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings” (36-CD box set; Hear here; NPR First Listen) (Columbia / Legacy)
Merle Haggard “Down Every Road 1962–1994” (four-CD, 100-song box set, originally released in 1996) (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Hart Valley Drifters (feat. pre-Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter) “Folk Time” (recorded in 1962 for Stanford University’s radio show “Folk Time”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here) (ATO)
Ronnie Hawkins “Original Album Series” (five CDs) (U.K. – Warner)
The Hold Steady “Almost Killed Me (Deluxe Version)” (2004 album; with five bonus tracks; MP3), “Separation Sunday (Deluxe Version)” (2005 album; with six bonus tracks; MP3) (Frenchkiss)
Iron Butterfly “Original Album Series” (five complete albums) (U.K. – Rhino)
Kula Shaker “K (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1996 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl) (BMG Rights Management)
Melissa Manchester “Home to Myself / Bright Eyes / Melissa” (1973, 1974, 1975 albums; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Charly McClain “Greatest Hits / Biggest Hits” (1982, 1985 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red)
Mental As Anything “Live It Up: The Collection” (two CDs, 35 songs) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe)
Geoff Muldaur “Is Having a Wonderful Time / Motion” (1975, 1976 albums; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
NRBQ “High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective” (five-CD box set; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Mike Oldfield “Original Album Series” (five complete albums) (U.K. – Rhino)
Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band “Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins” (1968 album; remastered; Vinyl; MP3), “Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions” (1969 album; remastered; Vinyl; MP3), “Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band” (1970 album; remastered; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Secretly Canadian)
Luciano Pavarotti “Christmas With Pavarotti” (two CDs) (Decca)
Pink Floyd “The Early Years 1965-1972” (27-disc box set; Read here), “The Early Years 1967-1972, Cre/ation” (two CDs of highlights from the box set; MP3) (Pink Floyd / Sony)
Robbie Robertson “Testimony” (18-song companion piece to his autobiography of the same name, see below) (Capitol / UMe)
Percy Sledge “The Percy Sledge Way/Take Time To Know Her” (1967, 1968 albums; remastered, with eight bonus tracks), “My Special Prayer/Singles and Rarities” (1969 album; remastered, with 27 bonus tracks) (U.K. – Edsel)
Super Furry Animals “Zoom! The Best of Super Furry Animals 1995-2016” (two CDs, 37 tracks, including new song “Bing Bong”; See here) (U.K. – BMG)
Various artists “Girls on 45, Volume 4: a selection of girl group, girlie pop and soulful ladies 1962-1967” (26 songs; Track list) (Teensville)
Various artists “Killed By Deathrock, Volume Two” (10-track compilation, featuring Gatecrasher, Middle Class, ADS, Veda, Flowers For Agatha, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
Mike Watt “‘Ring Spiel’ Tour ’95” (recorded at The Metro in Chicago; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, et al “The Lucy Show: The Complete Series [DVD]” (24 discs) (Paramount)
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, et al “Finding Dory [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD; Ultimate Collector’s Edition, Blu-ray + Blu-ray 3D + DVD; Steelbook Target Exclusive with Lithograph Cards) (Walt Disney Studios)
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, et al “Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season [DVD]” (Blu-ray), “Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6” (Blu-ray) (HBO Studios)
Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, et al “Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]” (2015 film; four discs) (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)
Michael Jordan, Bruce W. Smith, et al “Space Jam (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1996 film) (Warner Home Video)
Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, et al “The Mindy Project: Season Four [DVD]” (four discs) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Bob Odenkirk “Better Call Saul: Season Two [DVD]” (three discs; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
The Rolling Stones “Havana Moon [DVD + 2CD]” (free concert in Havana on March 25, 2016; directed by Paul Dugdale; See here; Blu-ray + 2CD, DVD + 3LP) (Eagle Rock)
Frank Sinatra “Sinatra: To Be Frank [DVD]” (2015 documentary; See here) (Vision Films)
Various artists “Peanuts Holiday Collection (Anniversary Edition) [DVD]” (three remastered classics; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, et al “Citizen Kane: 75th Anniversary Edition [DVD]” (1941 film; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Tony Bennett “Just Getting Started” (Hardcover; Paperback; Kindle; co-author: Scott Simon) (Harper)
Cerphe Colwell (D.C. rock radio legend) “Cerphe’s Up: A Musical Life with Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, CSNY, and Many More” (Hardcover; co-author: Stephen Moore; Kindle) (Carrel Books)
Lita Ford “Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir” (Paperback; Free Preview) (Dey Street Books)
Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!) “Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout” (Hardcover; co-author: Dan Ozzi; Kindle) (Hachette Books)
Kristin Hersh “Wyatt at the Coyote Palace” (the Throwing Muses lead singer is releasing her new solo album as a hardback book, with artwork, lyrics, essays and stories) (The Overlook Press)
Robbie Robertson “Testimony: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Life” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Crown Archetype)
Simon & Garfunkel “Simon & Garfunkel: Together Alone” (Paperback; author: Spencer Leigh) (McNidder & Grace)
Augustus Owsley Stanley III “Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III” (Hardcover; author: Robert Greenfield; Kindle) (Thomas Dunne Books)

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Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
IDW Publishing “Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics, Vol. 3: 1969-1972!” (Hardcover; also available at Target) (Nov. 15)

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