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This Week’s Releases: Oct. 15, 2013

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
American Babies “Knives and Teeth” (first single: “Cold Blooded”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (The Royal Potato Family)
Anberlin “Devotion” (Hear here) (Big3)
The Avett Brothers “Magpie and the Dandelion” (producer: Rick Rubin; first single: “Another Is Waiting”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (American / Universal Republic)
Courtney Barnett (Melbourne-based singer-guitarist) “The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas [MP3]” (12 songs; first single: “Avant Gardener”; Hear here) (House Anxiety / Marathon Artists, Oct. 14)
Diane Birch “Speak a Little Louder” (Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (S-Curve)
Black Oak Arkansas “Back Thar N’ Over Yonder” (five new songs, with 10 previously unreleased 1970s tracks produced by Tom Dowd; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic / Atco)
Mary J. Blige “A Mary Christmas” (producer: David Foster; Hear here; MP3) (Matriarch / Verve / Interscope)
Bloc Party “Tapes” (compilation mixed by frontman Kele Okereke; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Retrofit / !K7)
Cults “Static” (producers: Cults, Shane Stoneback, Ben Allen; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
Crystal Antlers (art-garage rockers) “Nothing Is Real” (first single: “Rattlesnake”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Innovative Leisure)
Gavin DeGraw “Make Your Move” (producers: Butch Walker, Ryan Tedder, Busbee, Martin Johnson, Benny Blanco, Kevin Rudolf; first single: “Best I Ever Had”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (RCA)
The Dismemberment Plan “Uncanney Valley” (the indie-rock quartet’s first album of new music in 12 years; producers: guitarist Jason Caddell, The Dismemberment Plan; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Partisan)
Eliza Doolittle “In Your Hands” (first single: “Big When I Was Little”; Hear here; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Parlophone, Oct. 14)
Fall Out Boy “PAX AM Days [MP3]” (eight-song EP; Hear here; Read here) (Island)
Field Study “Feverland” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Nine Mile)
Flying Colors (Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue, Neal Morse, Casey McPherson and Steve Morse) “Live in Europe” (recorded in Tilburg, Holland, in September 2012; See here; DVD; MP3) (Music Theories Recordings Label / Mascot Label Group)
Four Tet (electronic musician Kieran Hebden) “Beautiful Rewind” (producer: Hebden; Hear here; Vinyl) (Text)
Glee Cast “The Quarterback [MP3]” (the third episode of “Glee’s” fifth season features a tribute to the late Cory Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson; Hear here) (Columbia)
Natalie Grant (five-time Dove Award winner) “Hurricane” (guest: Gary LeVoux; first single: “Hurricane”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Curb)
Brian Haas / Matt Chamberlain “Frames” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kinnara / The Royal Potato Family)
Halestorm “ReAnimate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” (six songs; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Happy Jawbone Family Band (Vermont psych-pop band) “Happy Jawbone Family Band” (first single: “Everybody Knows About Daddy”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mexican Summer)
The Head and the Heart (indie-folk group) “Let’s Be Still” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Heavenly Beat (aka John Pena) “Prominence” (new single: “Honest”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Captured Tracks)
Tim Hecker (experimental electronic artist) “Virgins” (producer: Valgeir Sigurðsson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kranky)
Will Hoge “Never Give In” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cumberland Recordings / Thirty Tigers)
Icon For Hire (rock band from Decatur, Ill.) “Icon For Hire” (producer: Mike Green; Hear here; MP3) (Tooth & Nail)
Kwes (British singer/producer) “ilp” (first single: “36”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Warp)
Glenn Lewis “Moment of Truth” (the Canadian R&B singer’s first album since 2002; producers: Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Ivan Barrias, Carvin Haggins, CertiFYD, Matrax; guest: Melanie Fiona; first single: “Can’t Say Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Ruffhouse / Capitol)
The Lonely Forest “Adding Up the Wasted Hours [MP3]” (producer: Chris Walla; Hear here) (Trans / Chop Shop / Republic)
Lucius (Brooklyn indie-pop quintet) “Wildewoman” (producers: Dan Molad, Lucius; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mom+Pop)
Paul McCartney “New” (producers: Ethan Johns, Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth, Giles Martin; first single: “New”; Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Hear Music / MPL)
Cass McCombs (Northern California singer-songwriter) “Big Wheel and Others” (double album includes a duet with actress Karen Black, who died of cancer in August; first single: “There Can Be Only One”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Domino)
Scotty McCreery (“American Idol” season 10 winner) “See You Tonight” (producer: Frank Rogers; first single: “See You Tonight”; Hear here; MP3) (Mercury Nashville / 19 Recordings / Interscope)
Wymond Miles (The Fresh & Onlys guitarist) “Cut Yourself Free” (first single: “Night Drives”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
Elizabeth Mitchell “The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs In and Out of the Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook” (a 70-minute collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger’s 1953 songbook “American Folk Songs for Christmas,” with 32-page booklet; producers: Mitchell, Daniel Littleton; guests: John Sebastian, Peggy Seeger, Natalie Merchant, Dan Zanes, Aoife O’Donovan, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Monster Magnet “Last Patrol” (producers: frontman Dave Wyndorf, guitarist Phil Caivano; Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Napalm)
Morcheeba “Head Up High” (their first full-length album in eight years; first single: “Gimme Your Love”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) ([PIAS] America)
Willie Nelson “To All the Girls …” (18 duets with female singers, among them Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones; Hear here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Gary Numan “Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind)” (his 20th studio album; producers: Numan, Ade Fenton; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Machine Music)
Patrick Park (Colorado-based singer-songwriter) “We Fall Out of Touch” (six-song EP; Hear here) (rsrch + dvlp – label founded by producer Dave Trumfio)
Pearl Jam “Lightning Bolt” (their first album since 2009; producer: Brendan O’Brien; first single: “Mind Your Manners”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Monkeywrench / Universal)
Red Fang (Portland, Ore.-based rock group) “Whales and Leeches” (producer: Chris Funk; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Relapse)
Lucy Wainwright Roche “There’s a Last Time For Everything” (producer: Jordan Brooke Hamlin; guests: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Colin Meloy, Robby Hecht; Hear here; MP3) (maeby music)
Shine 2009 (Finnish duo) “Our Nation [MP3]” (first single: “Eurozone”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Cascine)
Testament “Dark Roots of Thrash [CD/DVD]” (live album, recorded at the Paramount in Huntington, N.Y., in February 2013; producer: Get Hammered Productions; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Linda Thompson “Won’t Be Long Now [MP3]” (her first album in six years; guests: Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Muna Thompson, Amy Helm, Sami Amidon, John Doyle, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Tony Trischka; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; CD) (Pettifer Sounds)
TLC “20” (their first album since 2002; a collection of their hits, plus a new track, “Meant to Be,” written by Ne-Yo; coincides with the VH1 Original Movie, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” which airs Oct. 21 and stars Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Epic / LaFace)
Toad the Wet Sprocket “New Constellation” (their first album in 16 years; producer: Mikal Blue; first single: “New Constellation”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Abe’s Records)
Tristen “Caves” (producer: Mike Mogis; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Pupsnake)
Trivium “Vengeance Falls” (producer: Disturbed and Device frontman David Draiman; Hear here) (Roadrunner)
Anneke van Giersbergen (Dutch singer-songwriter and former frontwoman of The Gathering) “Drive” (producer: Arno Krabman; Hear here; MP3) (InsideOutMusic)
We Are Scientists “Business Casual [MP3]” (five-song EP; producer: Chris Coady; first single: “Dumb Luck”; Hear here; See here) (Dine Alone Music)
Ryan Webster “The Point of Pointlessness [MP3]” (producer: Bobby Hartry; guests: Aaron Sterling, Jonathan Ahrens, Greg Liesz; Hear here) (CatBeach Music)
Wet (soulful Brooklyn-based trio) “Wet [MP3]” (four-song EP; guest: Paul Oakenfold; Hear here) (Neon Gold)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 15, 2013 Widgets


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
ABBA “Ring Ring: Deluxe Edition” (1973 album; remastered, with 13 bonus tracks, with a DVD containing rare TV performances; Read here) (U.K. – Universal, Oct. 14)
America “America [Hybrid SACD]” (1972 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Basia “Playlist: The Very Best of Basia” (Epic / Legacy)
James Booker (legendary New Orleans pianist died in 1983) “Classified Remixed and Expanded” (1982 album; remastered, with nine previously unreleased tracks; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rounder)
The Boomtown Rats “Back to Boomtown: Classic Rats Hits” (16 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Virgin, Oct. 14)
Julian Bream “Julian Bream: The Complete Album Collection [Box set]” (40 CDs, two DVDs; Read here) (Sony Classical)
Eric Burdon “Black & White Blues [MP3]” (1976 album, with Jimmy Witherspoon), “Eric Burdon Sings The Animals Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1994 album) (Avenue / UMe)
Jeremy Camp “Christmas Gift Pack” (three-CD set includes “I Still Believe: The Number Ones Collection,” “We Cry Out: The Worship Project,” “Christmas: God With Us”) (BEC Recordings / Universal)
Chic “Chic & C’Est Chic” (1977, 1978 albums; remastered; Vinyl) (Friday Music)
The Chills “Somewhere Beautiful [MP3]” (live album, recorded on New Year’s Eve 2011 in Central Otago, New Zealand; Read here; Vinyl; CD) (Fire, Oct. 14)
Eric Clapton “Unplugged: Deluxe + DVD” (1992 album; remastered; includes six unreleased outtakes and a DVD of the entire “MTV Unplugged” show with previously unseen footage; Read here; MP3) (Rhino / Warner)
Patrick Cowley (disco and Hi-NRG dance music pioneer died in 1982) “School Daze [MP3]” (11-song compilation; Hear here; See here) (Dark Entries, Oct. 19 – on what would have been Cowley’s 63rd birthday)
Deborah Cox “Playlist: The Very Best of Deborah Cox” (Arista / Legacy)
Taylor Dayne “Playlist: The Very Best of Taylor Dayne” (Arista / Legacy)
Deep Purple “The Complete Albums 1970-1976 [Box set]” (10-disc collection includes every album from “Deep Purple With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Concerto for Group and Orchestra” to “Made in Europe”; Read here) (Rhino / Warner)
Bob Dylan “Self Portrait [MP3]” (1970 album; 24 tracks), “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid [MP3]” (1973 soundtrack), “Hard Rain [MP3]” (1976 album), “Street-Legal [MP3]” (1978 album), “Bob Dylan At Budokan [MP3]” (1979 album; 22 songs), “Saved [MP3]” (1980 album), “Real Live [MP3]” (1984 album), “Empire Burlesque [MP3]” (1985 album), “Knocked Out Loaded [MP3]” (1986 album), “Down in the Groove [MP3]” (1988 album), “Under the Red Sky [MP3]” (1990 album), “Good As I Been to You [MP3]” (1992 album), “World Gone Wrong [MP3]” (1993 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Expose “Playlist: The Very Best of Expose” (Arista / Legacy)
Lita Ford “Playlist: The Very Best of Lita Ford” (Epic / Legacy)
Amy Grant “Christmas Gift Pack” (three-CD set includes “A Christmas To Remember,” “Legacy … Hymns & Faith,” “Greatest Hits”) (Amy Grant / Universal)
Jeff Healey Band “Playlist: The Very Best of Jeff Healey Band” (Arista / Legacy)
Jeff Healey Band “Live From NYC” (recorded on Dec. 13, 1988, at the Bottom Line) (Eagle Rock)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Playlist: The Very Best of The Jimi Hendrix Experience” (Experience Hendrix / Legacy) Widgets

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 15, 2013

Al Hirt “The Sound of Christmas (Deluxe Anniversary Edition)” (1965 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Relayer Friday)
Incubus “Playlist: The Very Best of Incubus” (Epic / Legacy)
Ironhorse “Ironhorse [MP3]” (1979 album), “Everything Is Grey [MP3]” (1980 album) (R.D.E.G.)
Legion of Mary “GarciaLive Volume Three: December 14-15, 1974 Northwest Tour” (MP3) (ATO)
Huey Lewis and The News “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
MercyMe “Playlist: The Very Best of MercyMe” (Columbia / Legacy)
The Partridge Family “Playlist: The Very Best of The Partridge Family” (Arista / Legacy)
Alan Parsons Project “Playlist: The Very Best of Alan Parsons Project” (Arista / Legacy)
Payola$ “No Stranger to Danger [MP3]” (1982 album, produced by Mick Ronson; includes “Eyes of a Stranger”) (R.D.E.G.)
Gene Pitney “Cradle of My Arms: The Complete Gene Pitney 1958-1962” (two CDs, 53 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Fritz Reiner “Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Complete RCA Album Collection [Box set]” (63 discs; Read here) (Sony Classical)
Simon & Garfunkel “The Columbia Studio Recordings 1964-1970 [MP3]” (2001 compilation) (Columbia / Legacy)
Paul Simon “Paul Simon – The Complete Albums Collection [Box set]” (14 CDs, from 1965’s “The Paul Simon Song Book” to 2011’s “So Beautiful or So What”; MP3), “Over the Bridge of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011)” (20 songs; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Thousand Foot Krutch “Made In Canada: The 1998-2010 Collection” (14 tracks; MP3) (Tooth & Nail / Universal)
TobyMac “Christmas Gift Pack” (three-CD set includes “Tonight,” “Portable Sounds,” “Christmas in Diverse City”) (ForeFront / Universal)
Traffic “Mr. Fantasy [MP3]” (1967 album; stereo and mono versions), “Traffic [MP3]” (1968 album) (Island)
Various artists “ICON: A Very Special Christmas” (11-song mixture of old and new holiday tracks; Read here) (Universal Music Enterprises)
Various artists “The Organization of Pop: Music from the First Thirty Years of ZTT Records” (two CDs, 28 tracks; Read here; MP3) (ZTT / Razor & Tie)
Kim Wilde “Close: Remastered Expanded Edition [MP3]” (1988 album; with a second CD of bonus tracks; Read here) (Island)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 15, 2013 Widgets

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Jason Aldean “Night Train to Georgia [DVD]” (concert filmed in April at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium, plus footage from his Fenway Park and Wrigley Field stadium shows this summer and appearances by Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan and Ludacris; See here) (Broken Bow)
Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy “The Heat [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Joe Cocker “Cry Me A River / Across From Midnight Tour / Live At Montreux 1987 [DVD]” (three discs; See here) (Eagle Rock)
Deep Purple “Perfect Strangers Live [DVD]” (1984 concert in Melbourne, Australia, featuring the lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice for the first time since 1973; Hear here; CD; Vinyl) (Eagle Rock)
The Doors “Live at the Bowl 68 / SoundStage Performances / Live In Europe 1968 [DVD]” (three discs; See here) (Eagle Rock)
Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman “I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series [DVD]” (20 discs; NBC sitcom, 1965-1970) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, et al “Pacific Rim [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Warner)
Jethro Tull “Living With the Past / Live At Montreux 2003 / Jack in the Green [DVD]” (three discs; See here) (Eagle Rock)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Oct. 15, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles “Beatles Solo: The Illustrated Chronicles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo after the Beatles [Hardcover]” (author: Mat Snow) (Race Point Publishing, Oct. 13)
Ray Davies “Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story [Hardcover]” (see related book below) (Sterling)
Bob Dylan “Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan [Hardcover]” (author: Ian Bell) (Pegasus, Oct. 16)
Duke Ellington “Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington [Hardcover]” (author: Terry Teachout) (Gotham, Oct. 17)
The Kinks “God Save The Kinks: A Biography [Hardcover]” (author: Rob Jovanovic) (Aurum Press Ltd.)
The Misfits “This Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story of the Misfits [Paperback]” (author: James Greene Jr.) (Taylor Trade Publishing)

More Music-Book Releases for the week of Oct. 15, 2013

Techie stuff

Maker: Product: Due date:
Amazon New Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet (7″ HDX Display, Wi-Fi, Optional 4G LTE Wireless, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB; See here) (Amazon, Oct. 18)

Next week: Oct. 22

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