New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Acacia Strain “Coma Witch” (producer: Will Putney; first single: “Cauterizer”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rise)
Devon Allman “Ragged and Dirty” (Hear here; MP3) (Ruf)
Cecilia Bartoli “St. Petersburg” (Hear here; MP3) (Decca)
Bonfire Beach (led by Dexy Valentine, front woman of Magic Wands) “Lit” (first single: “Spit U Out”; Hear here; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Ali Campbell with Astro & Mickey (all founding members of UB40) “Silhouette” (includes reggae covers of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites, etc.; first single: “Silhouette”; Hear here; MP3) (Cooking Vinyl / Metropolis)
Chicks on Speed “Artstravaganza” (guests: Julian Assange, Princess Francesca von Habsburg, Yoko Ono, Peter Weibel, Angie Seah, Anat Ben-David, etc.; producers: Chicks on Speed, Christopher Just, Oliver Horton, Phill Speiser, Timor Litzenberger; Hear here; Vinyl) (Chicks on Speed)
Chrysalide (French industrial trio) “Personal Revolution” (Hear here) (Dependent)
DJ Quik “The Midnight Life” (guests: Dom Kennedy, El DeBarge, Suga Free, Bishop Lamont, Mack 10, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Mad Science Recordings)
Chris Duarte Group “Lucky 13” (Hear here) (Blues Bureau)
Exodus “Blood In, Blood Out” (the band’s first release with new vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004; guest: Kirk Hammett; Hear here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Michael Feinstein “A Michael Feinstein Christmas” (Hear here) (Concord)
Renée Fleming “Christmas in New York” (guests: Alison Krauss, Chris Botti, Joshua Bell, Brad Mehldau, Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling; Hear here) (Decca)
Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes” (producer: Joey Moi; first single: “Dirt”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Big Machine)
Sallie Ford “Slap Back” (producer: Chris Funk; first single: “Coulda Been”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vanguard)
Foxygen “Foxygen … And Star Power” (double album; first single: “How Can You Really”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
Gaither Vocal Band “Sometimes It Takes a Mountain” (Hear here; MP3) (Gaither Music Group / Universal)
The Game “Blood Moon: The Year of the Wolf” (guests: Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Souljah Boy, etc.; new single: “Or Nah”; Hear here; MP3) (Blood Money La Familia / eOne Music)
Sammy Hagar with Vic Johnson “Lite Roast” (his first acoustic album; Hear here; See here) (Mailboat)
Danny B. Harvey & Mysti Moon “Hell Cat Stomp” (Hear here; MP3) (Rock-A-Billy / Cleopatra)
Christina Holmes “Peace, Love & C. Holmes” (producer: Narada Michael Walden; Hear here; MP3) (Tarpan / Independent Distribution Collective)
House of Lightning “Lightworker” (producers: Mark Nikolich, Henry Wilson; Hear here; MP3) (Fair Warning)
Human Nature (Australian vocal quartet) “The Christmas Album” (guests: Smokey Robinson, Robin Meade, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Hear here; MP3) (HN Entertainment / RED Distribution / BFD)
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (Tulsa group) “Worker” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Royal Potato Family)
Jessie J “Sweet Talker” (producers: Josh Alexander, Ammo, Diplo, Steve Booker, David Gamson, Ilya, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Pharrell, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, Steve Mac, Will IDAP; guests: De La Soul, 2 Chainz, Lindsey Stirling; first single: “Bang Bang,” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Lava / Republic)
JW-Jones (Canadian guitarist-singer) “Belmont Boulevard” (producer: Tom Hambridge; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Blind Pig)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop Christmas Wish List” (Razor & Tie)
Kindness (aka Adam Bainbridge) “Otherness” (guests: Robyn, Kelela, Ade, M.anifest, Kelela, Devonté Hynes, Tawiah; first single: “World Restart”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mom + Pop Music)
Knight Area (Dutch prog-rock group) “Hyperdrive” (Hear here; MP3) (Laser’s Edge)
Mary Lambert “Heart On My Sleeve” (producer: Eric Rosse; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Capitol)
Raul Malo “Around the World” (July 22 concert with the Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Paul Gambill; Hear here) (Concord)
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (Jack’s Mannequin/Something Corporate leader) “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness” (producers: Mike Viola, James Flannigan, McMahon; first single: “Cecilia and the Satellite”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vanguard)
Meiko “Dear You” (first single: “Be Mine”; Hear here; MP3) (Fantasy / Concord)
The Melvins “Hold It In” (Hear here; MP3) (Ipecac Recordings)
Idina Menzel “Holiday Wishes” (producer: Walter Afabasieff; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
New Orleans Suspects “Ouroboros” (guests: Col. Bruce Hampton, Ian Smith, Michael Skinkus, Tanya Shylock, River Eckert, Jasa Gruver; Hear here; MP3) (Louisiana Red Hot)
Nico & Vinz (Afro-Norwegian duo) “Black Star Elephant” (first single: “Am I Wrong”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Warner)
OK Go “Hungry Ghosts” (producers: Dave Fridmann, Tony Hoffer; first single: “The Writing’s on the Wall”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Sandi Patty “Christmas Blessings” (Hear here; MP3) (Reflections)
Pharmakon (NYC noise musician Margaret Chardiet) “Bestial Burden” (Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
Popa Chubby “I’m Feelin’ Lucky: The Blues According to Popa Chubby” (guests: Dana Fuchs, Mike Zito; Hear here; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Paul Potts “Home” (covers of Richard Marx, Spandau Ballet and George Harrison, alongside pieces by Musumarra & Pintus, Chopin and De Curtis & Furno, etc.; Hear here) (U.K. – Paul Potts Recordings, Oct. 13)
Revocation (Boston band) “Deathless” (producer: Zeuss; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Sanctuary “The Year the Sun Died” (producer: Zeuss; Read/see here; Vinyl; MP3) (Century Media)
Scar Symmetry (Swedish melo-death metallers) “The Singularity (Phase 1 – Neohumanity)” (Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Bob Seger “Ride Out” (his first album since 2006; producer: Seger; first single: “Detroit Made,” written by John Hiatt; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Capitol)
Stars (Canadian indie rock band) “No One Is Lost” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (ATO)
Luke Sweeney (Bay Area garage-pop artist) “Adventure: Us” (new single: “Doin’ It To You”; See here; Vinyl) (Aerobic International)
The Swon Brothers (CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees finished third on the fourth season of NBC’s “The Voice”) “The Swon Brothers” (producers: The Swon Brothers, Mark Bright; first single: “Later On”; Hear here; MP3) (Arista Nashville)
U2 “Songs of Innocence” (originally released on Sept. 9 to all iTunes Store customers at no cost; producers: Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney, Flood; first single: “The Miracle [of Joey Ramone]”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Interscope)
Nim Vind (Canadian rock horrorpunk artist) “Saturday Night Séance Songs” (Todd Rundgren produced and played guitar on the track “Astronomicon”; Hear here) (House of Vind)
We Were Promised Jetpacks “Unravelling” (producer: Paul Savage; new single: “I Keep It Composed”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (FatCat)
You + Me (P!nk and Dallas Green) “rose ave.” (folky collaboration; first single: “You and Me”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Vinyl; MP3) (RCA)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 14, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alma (neo-soul artist) “Tactics [MP3]” (Hear here) (Alma, Oct. 17)
Halasan Bazar and Tara King th. “8 [MP3]” (Hear here) (Moon Glyph, Oct. 13)
The Blues Magoos (led by original members Ralph Scala and Peppy Castro) “Psychedelic Resurrection [MP3]” (their first new album in 40 years; guests: Ronnie Gilbert, Mike Esposito; Hear here) (Kayos Productions)
Jonathan Byrd (country-folk rocker) “You Can’t Outrun the Radio [MP3]” (producer: Byrd; Hear here; CD) (Waterbug, Oct. 13)
John Edwin (acoustic experimental folk musician-songwriter from Östersund, Sweden) “Basement Recordings [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (John Edwin, Sept. 16)
Institute “Salt [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl) (Sacred Bones)
Kivanc Kilicer “Dew on Roses [MP3]” (three-song EP; ReverbNation) (Scarlet)
Eliot Lipp (Brooklyn-based producer) “Watch the Shadows [MP3]” (guests: Cherub, SuperVision; first single: “The Western”; Hear here) (Pretty Lights Music)
Nathan Parker Smith “Not Dark Yet [MP3]” (producer: Smith; Hear here; See here) (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Somebody Else’s Nightmare “Strength and Kindness [MP3]” (producer: Cherie Chooljian; first single: “Lonely Town”; ReverbNation) (Somebody Else’s Nightmare, Oct. 11)
Chris Taylor “Daylight [MP3]” (Hear here) (Lo-Fidelity)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Brick “Summer Heat / After 5” (1981, 1982 albums on one CD; remastered) (Funky Town Grooves)
Cypress Hill “The Essential Cypress Hill” (two CDs, 31 songs; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Miles Davis “Bitches Brew [Hybrid SACD]” (1970 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
Duke Ellington “In Gröna Lund 1963” (two CDs; Hear/read here) (Storyville)
Foreigner “The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums 1977-1991 [Box set]” (seven discs; contains bonus tracks from the 2002 deluxe editions of their first four albums) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Kinks “The Essential Kinks” (two CDs, 49 songs; covers their Pye/Reprise, RCA, Arista and Columbia years; Read here) (RCA / Legacy)
Al Kooper “Soul of a Man: Live – ReKooperation” (three CDs; Hear/read here) (Nimbus)
Dean Martin “The Essential Dean Martin” (two CDs; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Meat Loaf “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen / UMe)
Ozzy Osbourne “Memoirs of a Madman” (17-song best-of; 2 LP 180 Gram Vinyl; 2 LP Picture Disc Vinyl; DVD, featuring music videos, live performances and interviews; see related MP3 below) (Epic / Legacy)
Shuggie Otis “The Very Best of Shuggie Otis 1969-1974” (18 tracks) (U.K. – Sony, Oct. 13)
Shuggie Otis “Live in Williamsburg” (recorded at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y., in April 2013; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Jaco Pastorious “Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years” (two CDs, 22 songs; MP3) (Rhino)
Madeleine Peyroux “Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux” (15 songs; MP3) (Rounder)
Diana Ross “Why Do Fools Fall in Love: Expanded Edition” (1981 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks), “Silk Electric: Expanded Edition” (1982 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Ross: Expanded Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks), “Swept Away: Deluxe Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with a second CD containing nine bonus tracks), “Eaten Alive: Deluxe Edition” (1985 album; remastered, with a second CD containing nine bonus tracks), “Red Hot Rhythm and Blues: Deluxe Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with a second CD containing nine bonus tracks; Read here) (Funky Town Grooves)
Sagittarius “Present Tense” (1968 album, featuring “My World Fell Down”; remastered, with nine bonus tracks; Hear here) (U.K. – Rev-Ola, Oct. 13)
Billy Strayhorn (longtime composer and arranger for Duke Ellington) “Out of the Shadows [Box set]” (seven CDs, one DVD; Hear/read here; See here) (Storyville)
Jimmy Thackery “Extra Jimmies” (remastered songs from out-of-print albums from 1992 to 1998; MP3) (Blind Pig)
The Ventures “In the Vaults Volume 5” (26 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, Oct. 13)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 14, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The A’s “The A’s [MP3]” (1979 album), “A Woman’s Got the Power [MP3]” (1981 album) (RCA / Legacy)
George Baker Selection “The Very Best of [MP3]” (18 tracks) (R.D.E.G., Oct. 13)
Bloodstone “Party [MP3]” (1984 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Curiosity Killed the Cat “Very Best [MP3]” (18 tracks) (R.D.E.G., Oct. 13)
Cyndi Lauper “She’s So Unusual: REMiXED [MP3]” (six remixes by top DJs and producers including NERVO, Bent Collective and Yolanda Be Cool, plus previously unreleased remixes by Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney, Lord Warddd and Anamanagucci) (Epic / Legacy)
Ozzy Osbourne “The Collection [MP3]” (nine complete albums) (Epic / Legacy)
Graham Parker “Live! Alone in America [MP3]” (1989 album), “Human Soul [MP3]” (1990 album), “Struck By Lightning [MP3]” (1991 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Lou Rawls “Shades of Blue [MP3]” (1980 album) (Philadelphia International / Legacy)
Jim Reeves “20 Songs of Inspiration [MP3]” (RCA / Legacy)
Various artists “22 Alt Rock Anthems [MP3]”, “22 American Icons [MP3]”, “22 Classic #1 Hits [MP3]”, “22 Classic Rock Favorites [MP3]”, “22 Country Hits [MP3]”, “22 Pop Sensations [MP3]”, “22 Sweet 90s Hits [MP3]”, “22 Totally 80s Hits [MP3]”, “22 Throwback Jams [MP3]” (Columbia / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, et al “Desperately Seeking Susan [Blu-ray]” (1985 film) (Kino Lorber)
Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, et al “Mr. Peabody & Sherman [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (DreamWorks)
James Cagney, Joan Leslie, et al “Yankee Dandy Doodle [Blu-ray]” (1942 film) (Warner Archive Collection)
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, et al “White Christmas (Diamond Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD + CD]” (1954 film; Read here) (Paramount)
Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, et al “Vanilla Sky [Blu-ray]” (2001 film) (Paramount)
Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, et al “Two and a Half Men: The Complete Eleventh Season [DVD]” (three discs) (Warner Home Video)
Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, et al “The Deer Hunter [Blu-ray]” (1978 film) (Universal Studios)
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, et al “2 Broke Girls: The Complete Third Season [DVD]” (three discs) (Warner Home Video)
Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan, et al “My Darling Clementine (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray Special Edition]” (two discs; 1946 film; Read here) (Criterion Collection)
Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, et al “The China Syndrome [Blu-ray]” (1979 film) (Image Entertainment)
Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, et al “X-Men: Days of Future Past [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray; Box set) (20th Century Fox)
Pearl Jam “Pearl Jam: In Their Own Words [DVD]” (eOne Music)
Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, et al “Married to the Mob [Blu-ray]” (1988 film) (Kino Lorber)
Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, et al “Jaws [Blu-ray + Digital HD]” (1975 film) (Universal Studios)
Steven Spielberg “Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection [DVD]” (eight discs, featuring his films for Universal, from “The Sugarland Express” to “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios)
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, et al “Zoolander [Blu-ray]” (2001 film) (Paramount)
Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, et al “Fargo: Season One [DVD]” (FX original series; Blu-ray) (Fox)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Oct. 14, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Bauhaus “Who Killed Mister Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction [Paperback]” (author: David J. Haskins) (Jawbone, Oct. 15)
Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe [Paperback]” (author: Mick Wall) (Orion, Oct. 16)
The Carter Family “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?: The Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music [Kindle]” (authors: Mark Zwonitzer, Charles Hirshberg) (Simon & Schuster)
The Clash “Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of the Clash [Paperback]” (author: Randal Doane; Kindle) (PM Press, Oct. 15)
Bob Dylan “Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan [Paperback]” (author: Ian Bell) (Pegasus, Oct. 15)
Alan Greenwood & Gil Hembree “The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2015 [Paperback]” (Vintage Guitar Books, Oct. 15)
Joseph Inniss & Ralph Miller “Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook [Paperback]” (Dokument Press, Oct. 15)
Jerry Kruz “The Afterthought: West Coast Rock Posters and Recollections from the ’60s [Hardcover]” (Rocky Mountain Books)
Led Zeppelin “Experiencing Led Zeppelin: A Listener’s Companion [Hardcover]” (author: Gregg Akkerman) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Oct. 16)
Bruno MacDonald “The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear: Unreleased Records by the World’s Greatest Artists [Paperback]” (Cassell)
Gered Mankowitz “Gered Mankowitz: 50 Years of Rock and Roll Photography [Hardcover]” (Goodman)
Dennis McNally “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Counterpoint)
Jimmy Page “Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page [Hardcover]” (512-page photographic autobiography) (Genesis Publications)
Neil Peart “Far and Near: On Days Like These [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (ECW Press)
The Rolling Stones “Official Rolling Stones 2015 Calendar [Calendar]” (Danilo Promotions Limited, Oct. 15)
Ian Scott “I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax [Hardcover]” (co-author: Jon Wiederhorn; foreword by Kirk Hammett; Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
Neil Young “Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Blue Rider Press)
Neil Young “Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years [Paperback]” (author: Sharry Wilson; Kindle) (ECW Press)

More Book Releases for the Week of Oct. 14, 2014

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