New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
After 7 “Timeless” (the R&B group’s first album since 1995; new single: “Let Me Know”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Against Me! “Shape Shift With Me” (first single: “333”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Total Treble)
Joey Alexander (12-year-old jazz piano star) “Countdown” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Motema Music)
Devon Allman “Ride or Die” (producers: Allman, Tom Hambridge; guests: Ron Holloway, Bobby Yang, Kevin McKendree; Hear here; iTunes) (Ruf)
AlunaGeorge “I Remember” (guests: Flume, Popcaan, Dreezy, Leikeli 47, Zhu, Pell; new single: “Mean What I Mean”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Island / Interscope)
Ancient “Back to the Land of the Dead” (the Norwegian black metallers’ first album in 12 years; first single: “Land of the Dead”; Hear here) (EMP Underground / Soulseller)
Bad Suns (California alt-rock quartet) “Disappear Here” (producer: Eric Palmquist; first single: “Disappear Here”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Vagrant)
Lurrie Bell (Chicago blues legend) “Can’t Shake This Feeling” (Hear here; iTunes) (Delmark)
Matt Berry “The Small Hours” (the U.K. comedian/actor’s psychedelic pop LP; first single: “Obsessed and so Obscure”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Acid Jazz / PIAS America)
Beware of Darkness (L.A. rock trio) “Are You Real?” (first single: “Muthafucka”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Bright Antenna)
Mykki Blanco “Mykki” (producers: Woodkid, Jeremiah Meece; guests: Woodkid, Jean Deaux, Meece; new single: “The Plug Won’t”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (!K7)
Richard Bona (Cameroonian bassist, vocalist, and songwriter) “Heritage” (with the Afro-Cuban band Mandekan Cubano; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Membran)
Casting Crowns “The Very Next Thing” (first single: “One Step Away”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Beach Street / Reunion)
Michael Chiklis (actor, “The Shield” and “Fantastic Four”) “Influence” (guests: “Hamilton’s” Andres Forero, Steve Lukather, Scott Healy, the Basic Cable Band brass section; first single: “In Front of Your Eyes”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Extravaganza Music)
Chinx “Legends Never Die” (posthumous album from the rapper, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in May 2015; guests: French Montana, Chrisette Michele, Meet Sims, Remo the Hit Maker, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Chixdiggit! (Calgary pop-punk band) “2012” (Hear here) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Petula Clark “From Now On” (the 83-year-old singer wrote or co-wrote seven of the 11 songs; she also does covers of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” and Steve Winwood’s “While You See a Chance”; first single: “Sacrifice My Heart”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)
The Coal Porters “No. 6” (producer: John Wood; Hear here; MP3) (Prima)
Neil Cowley Trio “Spacebound Apes” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (HideInside)
Crooked Man (Richard Barratt, aka DJ Parrot) “Crooked Man” (first single: “The Girl With Better Clothes”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (DFA)
Cymbals Eat Guitars “Pretty Years” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “Wish”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes) (Sinderlyn)
Dawes “We’re All Gonna Die” (first single: “When the Tequila Runs Out”; See here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes) (HUB)
Jesse Dayton “The Revealer” (producer: John Evans; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Hardcharger / Blue Élan)
Deap Vally “Femejism” (producer: Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner; first single: “Smile More”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Nevado Music)
Die Antwoord “Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid” (guests: Jack Black, Sen Dog, Lil Tommy Terror, Dita Von Teese; first single: “Banana Brain”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Zef)
Edison (Denver acoustic trio) “Familiar Spirit” (Hear here; MP3) (Rhyme & Reason)
Elijah Ford & The Bloom “As You Were” (first single: “Try As You Might”; Hear here; MP3) (Nine Mile)
Robert Glasper Experiment “ArtScience” (first single: “Find You”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Blue Note)
The Handsome Family “Unseen” (first single: “Gold”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Virtual Label)
Keaton Henson “Kindly Now” (first single: “Alright”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (PIAS America)
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band “Fingers Crossed” (producers: Hunter, Andy York; first single: “Dandy,” his homage to David Bowie; Hear here; Vinyl) (Jesse John Music / Proper)
Sara Jackson-Holman (classically trained pianist, singer-songwriter based in Portland, Ore.) “Didn’t Go to the Party” (new single: “Too Late”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Expunged)
KING 810 (Flint, Mich., metal band) “La Petite Mort Or A Conversation With God” (producers: Josh Schroeder, Justyn Pilcrow, KING 810; first single: “I Ain’t Goin Back Again”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Roadrunner)
Kishi Bashi “Sonderlust” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Kool Keith “Feature Magnetic” (guests: MF Doom, Neco, Mac Mall, Ed O.G., Craig G, Godfather Don, etc.; first single: “World Wide Lamper”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Mello Music Group)
Seth Lakeman featuring Wildwood Kin (English folk singer-songwriter) “Ballads of the Broken Few” (producer: Ethan Johns; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Cooking Vinyl)
Lang Lang “New York Rhapsody” (paying homage to New York City and the music it has inspired; producer: Larry Klein; guests: Herbie Hancock, Andra Day, Jason Isbell, Jeffrey Wright, Lindsey Stirling, Madeleine Peyroux, Kandace Springs, Sean Jones, Jerry Douglas, Lisa Fischer; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Sony Classical)
Aaron Lewis “Sinner” (producer: Buddy Cannon; first single: “That Ain’t Country”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Dot / Big Machine)
Shawn Lidster (Newfoundland singer/songwriter) “Devil & the Angel” (producer: Shane Nicholson; guests: Katie Brianna, Katrina Burgoyne, Luke Moller; first single: “The Tailwind”; Hear here) (Off the Rock Music)
Linear John “Hits With a Twist” (See here; MP3) (Agogo)
Claire Lynch “North By South” (paying homage to her favorite Canadian songwriters; producer: Alison Brown; guests: Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan; Hear here) (Compass)
Mighty Sam McClain (blues-soul legend died in 2015 at age 72) “Time and Change: Last Recordings” (featuring multi-instrumentalist Pat Herlehy; producer: McClain; Hear here; MP3) (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
Meat Loaf “Braver Than We Are” (producers: Paul Cook, Jim Steinman; Hear here; Amazon-exclusive Autographed LP; MP3) (429)
Mac Miller “The Divine Feminine” (guests: Kendrick Lamar, CeeLo Green, Robert Glasper, etc.; first single: “Dang!” feat. Anderson .Paak; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
The Monochrome Set “Cosmonaut” (Hear/read here) (Tapete)
Jacob Moore (Sydney singer-songwriter) “All in Time” (debut EP; producer: Moore; new single: “Come on, Come On, Come On”; Hear here) (Jacob Moore Music)
Ken Navarro “Bonfire” (Hear here) (Positive Music)
Willie Nelson “For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price” (featuring The Time Jumpers and accompanied by the Nashville String Machine; producer: Fred Foster; first single: “Heartaches By the Number”; See/read here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Carrie Newcomer “The Beautiful Not Yet” (producer: Jayme Stone; Hear here; MP3) (Available Light)
patten (U.K. duo) “Ψ” (Greek letter, pronounced Psi; first single: “Sonne”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Warp)
Madeleine Peyroux “Secular Hymns” (Hear here; MP3) (Verve)
Phantogram “Three” (first single: “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”; Hear here; MP3) (Republic)
Preoccupations (Canadian post-punk band formerly known as Viet Cong) “Preoccupations” (first single: “Anxiety”; Hear here; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
Pretty Yende (South African soprano) “A Journey” (Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Sony Classical)
Royal Canoe “Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit” (producers: Royal Canoe, Ben Allen; first single: “Somersault”; Hear here; MP3) (Nevado Music)
Bobby Rush “Porcupine Meat” (producer: Scott Billington; guests: Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’; Hear here; MP3) (Rounder)
Kim Scott “Southern Heat” (producer: Kelvin Wooten; first single: “Sizzle”; Hear here; MP3) (Innervision)
Shakin’ Stevens “Echoes of Our Times” (the British singer’s 12th studio album touches on his ancestors’ loves, lives lost and survival; producers: Shakin’ Stevens, John David; Hear here; MP3) (HEC / Right Track / Universal)
Amanda Shires “My Piece of Land” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Harmless”; Hear here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Sin Fang “Spaceland” (Hear here) (Morr Music)
Southern Culture on the Skids “The Electric Pinecones” (first single: “Grey Skies”; Hear here; MP3) (Kudzu)
Sumerlands “Sumerlands” (first single: “The Guardian”; Hear here; MP3) (Relapse)
Taking Back Sunday “Tidal Wave” (producer: Mike Sapone; first single: “Tidal Wave”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Hopeless)
Terry Malts (San Francisco punk trio) “Lost at the Party” (producers: Terry Malts, Monte Vallier; first single: “Seen Everything”; Hear here; MP3) (Slumberland)
Touché Amoré (L.A. artful indie post hardcore band) “Stage Four” (producer: Brad Wood; first single: “Palm Dreams”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with one extra track) (Epitaph)
Trentemøller (Danish producer) “Fixion” (first single: “River in Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (In My Room)
Usher “Hard II Love” (new single: “Champions”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA)
Various artists “Bridget Jones’s Baby (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (includes Ellie Goulding’s “Still Falling For You”; See here; MP3) (Interscope)
Various artists “Cirque du Soleil Paramour (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (MP3) (Cirque du Soleil / Paramour)
Various artists “Red Eye of Love (Studio Cast Recording)” (cast includes Kelli O’Hara, Josh Grisetti and Brad Oscar; music by Sam Davis; Hear here; MP3) (Ghostlight)
Various artists “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording)” (York Theatre Company’s revival officially opened May 31 featuring a cast of young actors; See/read here) (Broadway)
VOLA (Copenhagen quartet) “Inmazes” (first single: “Starburn”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mascot)
Hilary Weeks “Love Your Life” (producer: Tyler Castleton; Hear here; MP3) (Shadow Mountain)
Rev. Billy C. Wirtz “Full Circle” (featuring The Nighthawks; Hear here) (EllerSoul)
Wovenhand “Star Treatment” (Hear here; MP3) (Sargent House)
Young Guns “Echoes” (producer: David Bendeth; new single: a cover of Tears For Fears’ “Mad World”; Hear here; MP3) (Wind-up)

More Releases for Sept. 16, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Sam Bailey (10th series winner of U.K.’s “The X Factor” in 2013) “Sing My Heart Out” (first single: “Sing My Heart Out”; See here) (Tiger Drum)
Blondage (formerly the Danish electropop duo Rangleklods) “Blondage” (five-song EP; second single: “Lucky Black Shirt”; Hear here) (Tambourhinoceros)
Katie Burden “Strange Moon” (first single: “I Can See It Clear”; Hear here) (Cautionary Tail)
Carcer City (Liverpool metalcore act) “Infinite / Unknown” (Hear here; CD, out Oct. 14) (Stay Sick Recordings)
Chivalrous Amoekons “Fanatic Voyage” (an all-Mekons covers album from Will Oldham, Angel Olsen and the Bonnie “Prince” Billy 2012 touring band, with all proceeds benefiting The Roots of Music; See here) (Drag City)
Jess Chizuk (indie/folk songwriter) “Lehigh Valley Line” (first single: “Lehigh Valley Line”; Hear/read here) (Jess Chizuk)
Diners (Phoenix-based vintage pop band) “Three” (first single: “Fifteen on a Skateboard”; Hear here) (Asian Man)
Elephant Stone (Montreal psych-rock trio) “Ship of Fools” (new single: “Manipulator”; Hear here; See here; CD, out Nov. 25) (Elephants On Parade)
Fjord (Quebec City duo) “Textures” (includes a cover of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My”; new single: “I Get It Now”; Hear here) (Fjord)
The Gaslamp Killer “Instrumentalepathy” (guests: The Heliocentrics, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Amir Yaghmai, Mophono, MRR, Malcolm Catto, Kid Moxie, Gonjasufi; Hear here; CD, out Oct. 7) (Cuss)
Cyrus Gengras (L.A. singer-songwriter) “Fuckin’ Up My Name” (Hear here) (Long Live Death)
The Glazzies (Long Island alt-rock band) “Kill Me Kindly” (producer: Justin Pizzoferrato; first single: “Spies Overhead”; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Old Flame)
Benji Kaplan “Uai Sô” (Hear here) (Benji Kaplan)
Lyon (Toronto-born, L.A.-based indie pop artist) “Falling Up” (seven-song EP; second single: “silverlight”; Hear here) (Black Box Recordings)
Must Be the Holy Ghost (alt-electronic artist Jared Draughon) “Overflow” (six-song EP; first single: “Melt Down”; Hear here; See here) (Cardigan)
Psychic TV “Alienist” (four-song EP of covers, including Nilsson’s “Jump Into the Fire” and The Creation’s “How Does It Feel To Feel”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Angry Love / Dais)
Remi (Melbourne hip-hop artist) “Divas & Demons” (guests: Simon Mavin, Sampa Tembo, Jordan Rakei, Baro, Silent Jay, Tom Scott, Lorry, Nui Moon, Cazeaux O.S.L.O.; second single: “Substance Therapy”; See here) (House of Beige)
Chris Stalcup & the Grange (Atlanta-based alt-country rockers) “Downhearted Fools” (first single: “Downhearted Fools”; Hear here) (DirtLeg)
State of Mine (Laingsburg, Mich., rock quintet) “Devil in Disguise” (seven-song EP; producer: BJ Perry; See here) (State of Mine, Sept. 15)
Still Corners (dream-pop duo) “Dead Blue” (first single: “Lost Boys”; See here) (Wrecking Light)
A Tribe Called Red (Canadian DJ trio consisting of First Nations members ) “We Are the Halluci Nation” (featuring original poetry by the late John Trudell; guests: Northern Voice, Yasiin Bey, Saul Williams, etc.; Hear here) (Radicalized)
Voodoo Terror Tribe (alternative hard rockers) “The Sun Shining Cold” (producer: Ill Niño lead vocalist Cristian Machado; first single: “City of Sixes”; Hear here) (VTT Music)
The Walcotts “Let the Devil Win” (Hear here; See here) (Local Hero / Kobalt / AWAL)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 16, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Anonymous 4 “Three Decades of Anonymous 4, 1986-2016” (22 songs; MP3, with one bonus track) (Harmonia Mundi)
Bright Eyes “The Studio Albums 2000-2011” (six-CD box set, remastered by Bob Ludwig; Vinyl) (Saddle Creek)
James Brown “The Original Disco Man” (1979 album; remastered, with one bonus track; Hear here) (Elemental Music)
George Carlin “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die” (recorded the day before the 9/11 attacks, the full show has been kept on the shelf until now; the title of his 2001 special was changed to “Complaints and Grievances” when it later aired on HBO; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (MPI Media)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown “Radio Sessions: 1968, 1972, 1975” (U.K. – Gonzo Multimedia)
George Duke “Shine On – The Anthology: The Epic Years 1977-1984” (two CDs, 37 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Soulmusic / Cherry Red)
Folk Devils “Beautiful Monsters: Singles and Demo Recordings 1984-86” (18 tracks; Read here; Vinyl) (Optic Nerve Recordings)
Betty Harris “Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul” (17 tracks; producers included Bert Berns and Allen Toussaint; Hear here; MP3) (Soul Jazz)
Dan Hartman “Instant Replay (Expanded Edition)” (1978 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; See here; Read here) (U.K. – SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Shirley Horn “Live at the 4 Queens” (first set of previously unreleased Horn music to be issued in nearly 10 years, originally recorded for KNPR Las Vegas; Read here; MP3) (Resonance)
Led Zeppelin “The Complete BBC Sessions” (1997 album, expanded to three CDs, 33 songs; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Brenda Lee “The Brenda Lee Story” (three CDs, 75 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Not Now Music)
Alton McClain & Destiny “It Must Be Love / More of You” (1979, 1980 albums on one CD; remastered; Hear here) (Expansion)
Roger McGuinn “Original Album Classics” (five-CD set include “Roger McGuinn,” “Peace on You,” Roger McGuinn & Band,” “Cardiff Rose” and “Thunderbyrd”) (U.K. – Sony)
David Ruffin “My Whole World Ended” (1969 album; remastered; Hear here) (Elemental Music)
Ryan Stevenson “Fresh Start” (2015 album; MP3) (Gotee)
B.J. Thomas “All Is Calm, All Is Bright / Love Shines” (1986, 1983 albums on one CD; remastered) (Friday Music)
Uriah Heep “Your Turn to Remember: The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990” (two CDs, 33 songs; MP3) (Sanctuary)
Various artists “Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul” (18-song collection, featuring Brighter Side of Darkness, Scott Three, The Next Movement, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Numero Group)
Various artists “Nigeria Soul Fever” (16 Afro-funk, disco and boogie songs from the 1970s, featuring Joni Haastrup, Tee Mac, Christy Essien, Don Bruce & The Angels, Akin Richards & The Executives, Angela Starr, Jimmy Sherry & The Music Agents; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Soul Jazz)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Drivetime” (three CDs, 62 songs; Track list) (U.K. – NOW)
Various artists “Twelve Inch Eighties: Can You Feel It” (three CDs, 30 songs; Hear/read here), “Twelve Inch Eighties: Digging Your Scene” (three CDs, 30 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Crimson / Demon Music Group)

More Releases for Sept. 16, 2016

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Barefoot Jerry “Watchin’ TV” (1976 album) (Monument / Legacy)
Johnny Cash “Johnny Cash: Country Hits” (20 songs) (Star Evens Digital, Sept. 13)
Billy Cobham “B.C.” (1979 album; with one bonus track) (Columbia / Legacy)
Len “Cryptik Souls Crew” (2000 EP) (Epic / Legacy)
Bob Marley “Bob Marley: The Original Music Factory Collection” (15 songs) (Star Evens Digital, Sept. 13)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 16, 2016

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, et al “Labyrinth (30th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]” (1986 film; Blu-ray; 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray; Amazon-exclusive 30th Anniversary Gift Set) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, et al “2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fifth Season [DVD]” (three discs) (Warner Home Video)
Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, et al “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD; Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD) (Paramount)
Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Alan Cumming, et al “The Good Wife: The Final Season [DVD]” (six discs) (Paramount)
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, et al “The Originals: The Complete Third Season [DVD]” (five discs) (Warner Home Video)
Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, et al “Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1992 film) (Walt Disney Studios)
Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, et al “Modern Family: The Complete Season 7 [DVD]” (three discs) (20th Century Fox)
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, et al “Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection [Blu-ray]” (Shout! Factory)
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, et al “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Simone Simon, Kent Smith, et al “Cat People (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1942 film; See/read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Toto “Live at Montreux 1991 [DVD]” (band lineup: David Paich, Steve Lukather, Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro; producer: Lukather; Blu-ray; CD; MP3) (Eagle Rock)
Pete Townshend’s Deep End “Face the Face [DVD/CD]” (filmed for the German TV series “Rockpalast” at MIDEM in Cannes on Jan. 29, 1986, featuring David Gilmour on guitar; See here) (Eagle Rock)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Shep Gordon (manager, agent and producer) “They Call Me Supermensch LP: My Amazing Adventures in Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hollywood, and Haute Cuisine” (Paperback; Kindle) (HarperLuxe)
Rob Rufus “Die Young With Me: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Touchstone)
Slim Harpo “Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge” (Hardcover; author: Martin Hawkins; Kindle) (Louisiana State University Press)
The Who “The Who in the City: Every Show, Every London Venue Played 1963-2016” (Paperback; author: Ian Snowball) (New Haven Publishing Ltd.)
Sonny Boy Williamson “John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson: The Blues Harmonica of Chicago’s Bronzeville” (Hardcover; author: Mitsutoshi Inaba) (Louisiana State University Press)

More Book Releases

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