New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Age of Days (Canadian rock quartet) “radioactivity [MP3]” (producer: Justin Forsley; first single: “Bombs Away”; Hear here) (Cordova Bay)
Mickey Avalon “I Get Even [MP3]” (five-song EP; guest: Paul Oakenfold; Hear here) (Ragtop)
Birds and Buildings (progressive symphonic avant-garde jazz-rock band) “Multipurpose Trap” (Hear here) (Emkog)
Birdy (English singer-songwriter Jasmine van den Bogaerde) “Fire Within (Deluxe Edition)” (with four bonus tracks; producers: Rich Costey, Ryan Tedder, Ben Lovett, Jim Abbiss, Alex H.N.Gilbert, Fraser T. Smith, Jake Gosling, Greg Wells; Hear here) (Europe – Atlantic, Sept. 30)
The Blind Boys of Alabama “I’ll Find a Way” (producer: Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon; guests: Vernon, Patty Griffin, Merrill Garbus; Hear here; MP3) (Sony Masterworks, Sept. 30)
Blitzen Trapper (Portland, Ore.-based experimental country/folk act) “VII” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vagrant, Sept. 30)
Blue Sky Black Death (production duo) “Glaciers” (guests: Child Actor, Lotte Kestner, JMSN; Hear here; MP3) (Fake Four)
Basia Bulat (Canadian folk singer-songwriter) “Tall Tall Shadow” (producers: Bulat, Mark Lawson, Tim Kingsbury; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Secret City / Universal)
Jonathan Butler “Merry Christmas to You” (producer: Butler; Hear here; MP3) (Artistry Music / Mack Avenue)
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly (of Celtic Thunder) “Acoustically Irish” (Hear here; MP3) (Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly)
Steven Curtis Chapman “The Glorious Unfolding” (first single: “Love Take Me Over”; Hear here; MP3) (Reunion / Chapman)
Chasing Mars (Chicago synth pop band) “Take You For Granted” (released as a limited-edition “T-Shirt Single” with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House of Illinois and NW Indiana; each T-shirt will also contain a QR code and a link that will take you to a free download of their newest single; producers: Chasing Mars, Josh Shapera) (Chasing Mars)
The Crookes (Sheffield, England, indie-pop quartet) “Hold Fast” (first single: “Dance in Colour”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Modern Outsider / RED)
Cumulus (Seattle trio) “I Never Meant It To Be Like This” (first single: “Do You Remember”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Trans-)
The Deep Dark Woods (Canadian Folk Music Award-winning group) “Jubilee” (producer: Jonathan Wilson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sugar Hill, Sept. 30)
Deltron 3030 (rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala) “Deltron 3030: Event 2” (guests: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zach De La Rocha, The Lonely Island, Black Rob, David Corss, Emily Wells, Damon Albarn, Mike Patton, Jamie Cullum, etc.; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3), “Deltron 3030: Event II – The Instrumentals [Vinyl]” (Bulk Recordings)
Dr. Dog (Philly psych-rock band) “B-Room” (first single: “The Truth”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph, Sept. 30)
Tyler Farr “Redneck Crazy” (producers: Jim Catino, Julian King; guest: Colt Ford; Hear here; MP3) (Columbia Nashville, Sept. 30)
Fates Warning “Darkness in a Different Light” (producer: guitarist Jim Matheos; Hear here; See here) (InsideOutMusic)
Johnny Flynn (British folk singer-songwriter) “Country Mile” (first single: “The Lady Is Risen”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Transgressive / Thirty Tigers, Sept. 30)
Colt Ford “Ride Through the Country Revisited” (new versions of his early-career hits; guests: Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Dunn, John Anderson, Wynonna, Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, Bonecrusher, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Diffie, Charlie Farley; Hear here; MP3) (Average Joes Entertainment)
Gambles (aka Matthew Daniel Siskin) “Trust” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (GMBLS / Secretly Canadian)
Hélène Grimaud (French pianist) “Brahms Concertos” (two discs, with Wiener Philharmoniker and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Hear here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon, Sept. 30)
HAIM “Days Are Gone” (producers: Ariel Rechtshaid, James Ford; first single: “The Wire”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
Hank3 “Brothers of the 4×4” (double country album; Hear here; Vinyl), “A Fiendish Threat” (a single-disc punk album; Vinyl) (Hank3, Sept. 30)
In the Valley Below (L.A. rock duo) “Peaches EP” (four songs; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Capitol)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Unvarnished” (her first album in seven years; guests: Dave Grohl, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!; first single: “Any Weather”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blackheart)
K-Ci & JoJo “My Brother’s Keeper” (their first album in five years; first single: “Knock It Off”; Read here; MP3) (+FE Music / Hard Boiled, Sept. 30)
Kelela (L.A.-based singer-songwriter) “CUT 4 ME [MP3]” (producers: Bok Bok, Kingdom, Girl Unit, Nguzunguzu, Jam City, Morri$; Hear here; See here) (Fade to Mind)
Kitchens of Distinction “Folly” (their first album in 19 years; first single: “Japan to Jupiter”; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (U.K. – 3 Loop Music, Sept. 30)
Lorde (16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor) “Pure Heroine” (producer: Joel Little; new single: “Tennis Court”; Hear here) (Lava Music / Republic, Sept. 30)
Mallu (São Paulo singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist) “Highly Sensitive” (producers: Mario Caldato Jr., Marcelo Camelo; first single: “Angelina, Angelina”; Hear here) (Sony Music Brazil / RED)
Matt and Kim “Lightning Remixes [MP3]” (11 tracks; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (FADER Label)
Moby “Innocents” (guests: Wayne Coyne, Cold Specks, Mark Lanegan, Damien Jurado, Skylar Grey, Inyang Bassey; first single: “A Case for Shame”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Mute)
Nelly “M.O.” (producers: Da Internz, Noel “Detail” Fisher, Dr. Dre, Mike Will Made It, Pharrell, Sak Pase, DJ Frank E; guests: Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Nelly Furtado, 2 Chainz, Florida Georgia Line, T.I., etc.; new single: “Heaven”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Universal, Sept. 30)
Agnes Obel (Danish singer-songwriter based in Berlin) “Aventine” (producer: Obel; first single: “The Curse”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) ([PIAS] America)
Peace (Birmingham, U.K., rock quartet) “In Love [MP3]” (released in the U.K. in late March; U.S. edition contains five previously unreleased bonus tracks; producer: Jim Abiss; first single: “Lovesick”; Hear here; See here) (Columbia)
The Red Paintings (orchestral art rock group) “The Revolution Is Never Coming” (first single: “Wasps”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (The End)
Rural Ghosts “City of Elms” (producers: bandmates Erik Neilson, Devon Colella; first single: “Tenant / Oil Well”; Hear here) (Lorem Ipsum Recordings)
The Sadies “Internal Sounds” (producer: Gary Louris; guest: Buffy Sainte-Marie; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Saint Rich “Beyond the Drone” (first single: “Officer”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Merge)
Shark? (Brooklyn garage-rock band) “Savior [MP3]” (new single: “Wither”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Old Flame)
Smile Empty Soul “Chemicals” (Hear here; MP3) (Two Disciples Entertainment / Pavement Entertainment)
Soulfly “Savages” (producer: Terry Date; Hear here; Vinyl) (Nuclear Blast America)
Dave Stewart “Lucky Numbers” (producer: Stewart; guests: Martina McBride, Karen Elson, Vanessa Amorosi, The Ringmaster’s Choir, Laura Michelle Kelly, Ann Marie Calhoun, Holly Quin Rah; first single: “Every Single Night,”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Weapons of Mass Entertainment / Kobalt Label Services, Sept. 30)
Thought Chamber (progressive metallers) “Psykerion” (Hear here) (InsideOutMusic)
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” (sequel to “The 20/20 Experience”; producers: Timbaland, Timberlake, Jerome “J-ROC” Harmon; first single: “Take Back the Night”; Hear here; “The Complete Experience,” containing both albums; MP3) (RCA, Sept. 30)
Tired Pony (Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody with Peter Buck, Iain Archer, Richard Colburn, Scott McCaughey, Troy Stewart and Garret Jacknife Lee) “The Ghost of the Mountain” (producer: Lee; first single: “All Things All at Once”; Hear here; MP3) (Mom+Pop Music)
Randy Travis “Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am” (covers of songs by artists who influenced him, among them Merle Haggard, George Jones, Lefty Frizzel, etc.; guest: Joe Nichols; first single: “Tonight I’m Playing Possum”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
Trentemøller “Lost” (guests: members of Blonde Redhead, The Raveonettes, The Drums, Low, Marie Fisker; Hear here; Vinyl) (In My Room)
Various artists “Beatles Reimagined” (covers by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Leftover Cuties, Night Panther, Badwolf, etc.; benefits the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Community Music)
Various artists “Mondo Zombie Boogaloo” (Halloween-themed album featuring new music from The Fleshtones, Los Straitjackets, and Southern Culture on the Skids; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
VNV Nation (Irish/English electronic duo) “Transnational” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Europe – Anachron Sounds, Oct. 4)
Mack Wilds (NYC hip-hop artist) “New York: A Love Story” (producers: DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Havoc, SalaAM ReMi; guests: Method Man, Raekwon, Doug E. Fresh; Hear here; See here; MP3) (ReMiFa Music / Louder Than Life)
The Wood Brothers “The Muse” (producer: Buddy Miller; Hear here; Vinyl) (Southern Ground Artists – Zac Brown’s new label)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
ABC “Skyscraping: Expanded Edition” (1997 album; remastered; two CDs, with nine bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, Sept. 30)
America “America [Hybrid SACD]” (1972 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Richard Barone (former frontman of The Bongos) “Cool Blue Halo: 25th Anniversary Special Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks; Hear here; ; See here; MP3), “Cool Blue Halo: 25th Anniversary Concert [CD/DVD]” (at New York’s City Winery on May 4, 2012; MP3; see related Bongos reissue below) (Jem Recordings)
The Bongos “Phantom Train” (previously unreleased album from 1986; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Jem Recordings)
Brad “Shame” (1993 album; remastered) (Razor & Tie, Sept. 30)
Benny Carter “The Benny Carter Collection 1929-47” (24 tracks; Read here) (Fabulous / MVD)
Charlie Christian “The Charlie Christian Collection 1939-41” (24 tracks; Read here) (Fabulous / MVD)
Dave and Ansil Collins “Double Barrel [Vinyl]” (1970 album; remastered) (U.K. – Secret, Sept. 30)
Perry Como “Just Out of Reach: Rarities from Nashville Produced by Chet Atkins” (23 tracks; Read here) (Real Gone Music, Sept. 30)
Miles Davis “In a Silent Way [K2 HD Master]” (1968 album; remastered) (K2 HD Music)
Roy Eldridge “The Roy Eldridge Collection 1935-45” (24 tracks; Read here) (Fabulous / MVD)
Andrew Gold “Andrew Gold/What’s Wrong With This Picture?/All This and Heaven Too/Whirlwind…Plus” (1975, 1976, 1978 albums on two CDs; remastered, with a third CD containing 20 bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Edsel, Sept. 30)
David Gates “First + Never Let Her Go + Goodbye Girl + Falling In Love Again” (1973, 1975, 1978, 1979 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Edsel, Sept. 30)
Dizzy Gillespie “The Dizzy Gillespie Collection 1937-46” (25 tracks; Read here) (Fabulous / MVD)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Volume 21, Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA 11/1/85” (three CDs, 26 songs) (Real Gone Music, Sept. 30)
(hed)p.e. “The Best of (hed)p.e.” (18 songs; MP3) (Suburban Noize, Sept. 30)
Vladimir Horowitz “Vladimir Horowitz Live At Carnegie Hall [Box set]” (41 CDs, one DVD; complete RCA and Columbia recitals recorded between 1943 and 1978, including eight previously unreleased complete concerts and 48 previously unreleased recordings; the DVD marks the first-ever release of the TV concert “Horowitz on Television,” which has not been seen since its last airing on CBS in 1968; Hear/read here) (Sony Classical, Sept. 30)
Stan Kenton “The Stan Kenton Collection 1937-47” (24 tracks; Read here) (Fabulous / MVD)
Gladys Knight and The Pips “Life” (1985 album; remastered) (Razor & Tie, Sept. 30)
Lee Konitz “Live at the Half Note [MP3]” (1959 album) (Verve)
Buzzy Linhart “The Time To Live Is Now [MP3]” (1971 album) (Buddah / Legacy)
Steve Marriott “I Need Your Love … (like a fish needs a raincoat)” (two-CD, 29-song rarities collection includes his earliest recording from 1962 to his last performance with Peter Frampton in 1991) (Wapping Wharf)
John Martyn “The Island Years [Box set]” (17 CDs, one DVD; Read here) (U.K. – Universal, Sept. 30)
Sarah McLachlan “Touch [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1989 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Frankie Miller “Live At Rockpalast” (Vinyl; MP3; DVD) (Made in Germany Music)
Laura Nyro “Live At The Carnegie Hall: The Classic 1976 Radio Broadcast” (All Access)
Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings “Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings” (six-song EP includes four demos from 1996; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Over the Rhine “Drunkard’s Prayer” (2005 album) (Great Speckled Dog)
Patti Page “The Complete Columbia Singles 1963-1970” (two CDs, 51 songs), “From Nashville to L.A. – Lost Columbia Masters 1962-1969” (24 tracks) (Real Gone Music, Sept. 30)
Sandra Phillips “Too Many People in One Bed” (unreleased album from 1969, produced by Swamp Dogg; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Poco “Pickin’ Up the Pieces [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1969 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Billy Preston “16-Yr. Old Soul” (1963 album, recorded for the Derby imprint of Sam Cooke’s SAR label; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here) (Real Gone Music, Sept. 30)
Billy Preston & Syreeta “Billy Preston & Syreeta” (1981 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. –, Sept. 30)
Bonnie Raitt “Now & Then” (two CDs; her Grammy-winning 2012 album, “Slipstream,” paired with “Opus Collection,” a 16-song career retrospective; Read here) (Redwing / RED, Sept. 30)
Rush “Hemispheres [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1978 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Rush “The Studio Albums 1989-2007 [Box set]” (seven discs, from 1989’s “Presto” to 2007’s “Snakes & Arrows”; MP3), “Vapor Trails (Remixed)” (2002 album; Vinyl; MP3) (Atlantic / Rhino, Sept. 30)
Various artists “Ramrods, Boll-Weevils & Ravens: The Kinks Beginnings” (29 songs that inspired The Kinks; MP3), “Maximum R&B: The Who Beginnings: 1” (26 songs that inspired The Who; MP3) (History of R&B)
Fats Waller “The Fats Waller Collection 1922-43” (24 tracks; Read here) (Fabulous / MVD)
Jennifer Warnes “The Hunter [K2 HD Master]” (1992 album; remastered) (K2 HD Music)
Teddy Wilson “The Teddy Wilson Collection 1933-42” (25 tracks; Read here) (Fabulous / MVD)
Wolfmoon (aka Little Tommy) “Wolfmoon” (Southern soul/pop gospel album from early 1970s, produced by Swamp Dogg; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Dwight Yoakam “21st Century Hits: Best of 2000-2012” (14 songs; Deluxe edition; MP3) (New West)
Lester Young “The Lester Young Collection 1936-47” (25 tracks; Read here) (Fabulous / MVD)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Big Country “Big Country Live at the Town and Country Club London [DVD]” (filmed in 1990; See here) (Wienerworld)
Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger, et al “China Beach: Season 1 [DVD]” (three discs; See here) (Time Life Entertainment, Sept. 30)
Bob Forrest (former frontman of the indie rock band Thelonious Monster) “Bob and the Monster [DVD]” (documentary film about his life-threatening struggle with addiction and his triumph in becoming an influential addiction counselor; directed by Keirda Bahruth; See here; Blu-ray; see related book below) (Shaker Films)
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, et al “This Is the End [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray + DVD) (Sony Pictures)
Judy Garland, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger “The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary [DVD]” (1939 film; Blu-ray; Collector’s Edition box set, including Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Amazon-exclusive flash drive) (Warner Home Video)
Al Green “Golden Hits [DVD]” (IMV Blueline)
The Manhattan Transfer “The Christmas Concert [DVD]” (2006 performance; See here) (San Juan Music)
Peanuts “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [DVD]” (includes “The Mayflower Voyagers” remastered TV special and the featurette “Popcorn & Jellybeans: Making a Thanksgiving Classic”) (Warner)
Ramones “Punk Rock: Musikladen 1978 [DVD]” (See here) (IMV Blueline)
Linda Ronstadt “Love Has No Pride [DVD]” (1976 performance) (IMV Blueline)
Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, et al “From Here to Eternity: Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]” (1953 film, winner of eight Academy Awards, making its Blu-ray debut to commemorate its 60th anniversary; restored from a 4K scan; See here; Read here) (Sony Pictures)
Various artists “Going Underground: Paul McCartney, The Beatles and the UK Counter-Culture [DVD]” (See here; Read here) (Pride / MVD Visual)
Various artists “Wild Style: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition [DVD]” (1983 film, featuring Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Rock Steady Crew and Cold Crush Brothers; two discs; See here) (Music Box Films)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Paul Balmer “The Gibson Les Paul Handbook [Hardcover]” (Voyageur Press, Oct. 3)
The Beatles “The Beatles in America Poster Book [Paperback]” (author: Mark Hayward) (Sterling)
The Beatles “The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962-1970 [Paperback]” (revised edition; author: Mark Lewisohn) (Sterling)
Kurt Cobain “Kurt Cobain: The Nirvana Years [Hardcover]” (author: Carrie Borzillo) (Carlton Books)
Bob Forrest (of Thelonious Monster) “Running With Monsters [Hardcover]” (co-author: Albo Michael; Kindle) (Crown Archetype / Random House)
Levon Helm “This Wheel’s on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band [Paperback]” (updated edition; co-author: Stephen Davis) (Chicago Review Press)
Sean Howe “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story [Paperback]” (Kindle) (HarperCollins)
Pink Floyd “The Flaming Cow: The Making of Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother [Hardcover]” (author: Ron Geesin; foreword by Nick Mason) (The History Press)
Elliott Smith “Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith [Hardcover]” (author: William Todd Schultz; Kindle) (Bloomsbury USA)
Rick Snoman “Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques [Paperback]” (Focal Press)

Techie stuff

Maker: Product: Due date:
Eton Eton Rechargeable USB Battery Pack (with hand turbine power generator; Read here) (Eton)
JVC Marshmallow Earbuds (available in orange, marshmallow, violet, red and pink) (JVC)

Next week: Oct. 8