New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Jason Aldean “Night Train” (first single: “Take a Little Ride”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Broken Bow, Oct. 16, 2012)
Trey Anastasio “Traveler” (producers: Anastasio, Peter Katis; Hear here; Vinyl) (Rubber Jungle/ATO, Oct. 16, 2012)
Anberlin “Vital” (producer: Aaron Sprinkle; first single: “Self-Starter”; Hear here; MP3) (Universal Republic, Oct. 16, 2012)
Autumn Owls (Dublin, Ireland, trio) “Between Buildings, Toward the Sea [MP3]” (producer: Brian Deck; Hear here) (Epitonic, Oct. 16, 2012)
Francesca Battistelli (2011 Dove Awards Artist of the Year) “Christmas” (traditional songs, with four new holiday-themed tracks; producer: Ian Eskelin; Hear here; MP3) (Fervent, Oct. 16, 2012)
Blackbird Blackbird “Boracay Planet [MP3]” (first single: “Keep It Up”; Hear here; CD) (Lavish Habits, Oct. 16, 2012)
The Bloody Angle (swamp rock band) “The Bloody Angle [MP3]” (Hear here) (The Bloody Angle, Oct. 16, 2012)
Bobby V “Dusk Till Dawn” (first single: “Mirror”; Hear here; MP3) (Blu Kolla Dreams/eOne Music, Oct. 16, 2012)
Bon Iver “Beth/Rest [MP3]” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Jagjaguwar, Oct. 16, 2012)
Boys Noize (German electronic producer Alexander Ridha) “Out of the Black” (guests: Snoop Lion, Gizzle, Siriusmo; first single: “XTC”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (BoysNoize, Oct. 16, 2012)
Brandy “Two Eleven” (producers: Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford, Sean Garrett, Timbaland, Mario Winans, Danja, Hit Boy; guest: Chris Brown; first single: “Put It Down”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Chameleon/RCA, Oct. 16, 2012)
Chaos Chaos “S [MP3]” (five-song EP; producer: Nathan Rosenberg; first single: “My Hands”; Hear here) (Chaos Chaos, Oct. 16, 2012)
Steven Curtis Chapman “Joy” (13-song Christmas album; Hear here; MP3) (Reunion, Oct. 16, 2012)
Craig Chaquico (former Jefferson Starship guitarist) “Fire Red Moon” (Hear here) (Blind Pig, Oct. 16, 2012)
Civil Twilight “Holy Weather: Remix EP [MP3]” (Hear here) (Wind-up, Oct. 16, 2012)
Correatown (L.A. dream-pop band) “Pleiades” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Highline/Redeye, Oct. 16, 2012)
Craving Lucy (Boston rockers) “Resolution [MP3]” (seven-song EP; Hear here) (Craving Lucy, Oct. 16, 2012)
The Cult “Weapon of Choice” (a digital-only prequel to their 2012 album “Choice of Weapon”; producer: Chris Goss; Hear here) (Cooking Vinyl, Oct. 16, 2012)
Current Swell (Victoria, B.C., roots-rock group) “Long Time Ago” (Hear here) (Nettwerk, Oct. 16, 2012)
Daphni (Caribou’s Dan Snaith) “Jiaolong” (Read here; MP3) (Merge/Jiaolong, Oct. 16, 2012)
Mac DeMarco “2” (Hear here; MP3) (Captured Tracks, Oct. 16, 2012)
Plácido Domingo “Songs” (his first pop album in 20 years; guests: Susan Boyle, Josh Groban, Harry Connick Jr., Chris Botti, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Sony Classical, Oct. 16, 2012)
Echoes de Luxe “Hold On [MP3]” (six-song EP; producers: Velvet Revolver’s Dave Kushner, Ryan Williams; Hear here; See here) (Echoes de Luxe, Oct. 16, 2012)
Donald Fagen “Sunken Condos” (includes a cover of Isaac Hayes’ “Out of the Ghetto”; producers: Michael Leonhart, Fagen; first single: “I’m Not the Same Without You”; Hear here; Vinyl; see related reissue below) (Reprise, Oct. 16, 2012)
Sky Ferreira “Ghost [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Capitol, Oct. 16, 2012)
A Fine Frenzy “Pines” (producer: Keefus Green; first single: “Now Is the Start”; Hear here; MP3) (Virgin, Oct. 16, 2012)
Rosie Flores “Working Girl’s Guitar” (producer: Flores; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bloodshot, Oct. 16, 2012)
The Fusion Syndicate (jazz-fusion and prog-rock supergroup) “The Fusion Syndicate” (producer: Billy Sherwood; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra, Oct. 16, 2012)

BTW: The Fusion Syndicate includes Rick Wakeman, Jerry Goodman, Nik Turner, Jimmy Haslip, Steve Stevens, Jordan Rudess, Mel Collins, Billy Cobham, Jay Beckenstein, Billy Sheehan, Gavin Harrison, David Sancious, Larry Coryell, Derek Sherinian, Eric Marienthal, Chester Thompson, Steve Morse, Jim Beard, Randy Brecker, Percy Jones, John Etheridge, Tony Kaye, Chad Wackerman, Steve Hillage, Scott Kinsley, Theo Travis, Justin Chancellor and Asaf Sirkis.

Benjamin Gibbard (of Death Cab For Cutie) “Former Lives” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition) (Barsuk, Oct. 16, 2012)
Glocca Morra “An Obscure Moon Lighting an Obscure World [MP3]” (six-song EP; first single: “See Through Person”; Hear here) (Kind of Like Records, Oct. 16, 2012)
Jaki Graham “For Sentimental Reasons” (British singer’s first studio album since 1998; Hear here; See here; MP3) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Oct. 15, 2012)
Gyptian (Jamaican reggae singer) “SLR [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here) (VP, Oct. 16, 2012)
James Hand “Mighty Lonesome Man” (Hear here; MP3) (Hillgrass Bluebilly, Oct. 16, 2012)
John Wesley Harding and the English UK “Making Love to Bob Dylan [MP3]” (two-song EP; Hear here) (Yep Roc, Oct. 16, 2012)
Anne Heaton “Honeycomb” (Hear here; MP3) (Spill, Oct. 16, 2012)
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs “Sunday Run Me Over” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Transdreamer/ Megaforce, Oct. 16, 2012)
Howl Griff (Anglo-Welsh-American psychedelic rockers) “Fragile Diamond [MP3]” (Hear here) (Dockrad, Oct. 15, 2012)
John the Conquerer (Philly soul-rock trio) “John the Conquerer” (producer: Pierre Moore; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound, Oct. 16, 2012)
Jamey Johnson “Livin’ For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran” (producer: Buddy Cannon; guests: Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, Ray Price, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mercury Nashville, Oct. 16, 2012)
Gabriel Kahane, et al “February House [Original cast recording]” (Public Theater production; producers: Kahane, Ted Sperling; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (StorySound, Oct. 16, 2012)
KEM “What Christmas Means” (Hear here; MP3) (Universal Motown, Oct. 16, 2012)
K’naan (Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer) “Country, God or the Girl” (producer: RedOne; guests: Bono, Nelly Furtado, Nas; latest single: “Hurt Me Tomorrow”; Hear here; MP3) (A&M/Octone, Oct. 16, 2012)
Adam Lambert “Trespassing EP [MP3]” (eight-song EP, including three remixes of his new single, “Trespassing”; Hear here) (RCA, Oct. 16, 2012)
Leogun (British rock trio) “Leogun [MP3]” (four-song EP; first single: “Let’s Be Friends”; Hear here) (Yamaha Entertainment Group, Oct. 16, 2012)
Leona Lewis “Glassheart” (Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Syco Music/RCA, Oct. 15, 2012)
Little Comets “Life Is Elsewhere [MP3]” (first single: “A Little Opus”; Hear here) (Dirty Hit, Oct. 15, 2012)
The Luyas “Animator” (producer: band member Pietro Amato; Hear here; Vinyl) (Dead Oceans, Oct. 16, 2012)
Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) “Dept. of Disappearance” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (ANTI-/Epitath, Oct. 16, 2012)
The Maldives (roots rock band from Seattle) “Muscle For the Wing” (producer: Shawn Simmons; first single: “Blood on the Highway”; Hear here; MP3) (Spark & Shine, Oct. 16, 2012)
Scotty McCreery “Christmas with Scotty McCreery” (“American Idol” season 10 winner’s versions of holiday favorites, plus two new originals; producer: Mark Bright; Hear here; MP3) (19 Recordings/Mercury Nashville, Oct. 16, 2012)
Mean Creek (Boston-based indie-rock quartet) “Youth Companion” (producer: Chris McLaughlin; first single: “Young & Wild”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Old Flame, Oct. 16, 2012)
Mika “The Origin of Love” (collaborators: Nick Littlemore, Pharrell Williams, William Orbit, Benny Benassi, FrYars, Greg Wells, Klas Ahlund; first single: “Celebrate”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Casablanca, Oct. 16, 2012)
My Dying Bride “A Map of All Our Failures” (producer: Mags; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Peaceville, Oct. 16, 2012)
Omar and the Howlers featuring Gary Primich “Too Much is not enough” (Hear here; MP3) (Big Guitar Music, Oct. 16, 2012)
Christina Perri “A Very Merry Perri Christmas [EP]” (Hear here) (Atlantic, Oct. 16, 2012)
Pet Shop Boys “Leaving [MP3]” (four-song EP, including new single “Leaving”; Hear here) (Astralwerks, Oct. 16, 2012)
Philistines “Therewolves! [MP3]” (first single: “Woo Hoo Hoo”; Hear here) (Philistines, Oct. 16, 2012)
Pinback “Information Retrieved” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Temporary Residence Ltd., Oct. 16, 2012)
Placebo “B3 EP [MP3]” (five songs; Hear here; Read here) (Mercury, Oct. 16, 2012)
Proxy (Russian producer) “Shut Up! [MP3]” (five remixes; Hear here) (Dim Mak, Oct. 16, 2012)
Mitt Romney “Binder Full of Women” (Read here) (, Oct. 16, 2012)
Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide “Bear of Hope” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Kelsey Rottiers, Oct. 14, 2012)

BTW: “All the music I write and produce is a labor of love, but this project especially gets me,” Rottiers tells P&P. “It has ripped my heart at the seams. I am a different person after composing these lyrics and working with these wonderful musicians to create a body of work that’s sole purpose is to open the eyes of its listeners to the issue of sex trafficking. The process of bringing forth this EP has been beautiful and painful and it is with brilliant hope that we hand it off to our listeners. May your heart be altered and your eyes be opened to see what is true.”

Santah “You’re Still a Lover [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Hap Sound, Oct. 16, 2012)
Savoir Adore “Our Nature” (first single: “Regalia”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Popular Recordings/Redeye, Oct. 16, 2012)
Benjamin Schoos “China Man vs. China Girl” (guests: Chrissie Hynde, Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Ride’s Mark Gardener, Marie France; See here; MP3) (Virtual, Oct. 16, 2012)
Smoke & Jackal (Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill and Mona singer-guitarist Nick Brown) “EP No. 01 [MP3]” (six songs; first single: “No Tell”; Hear here) (RCA, Oct. 16, 2012)
Tamaryn (New Zealand-born singer, now based in San Francisco) “Tender New Signs” (producer: Rex John Shelverton; first single: “I’m Gone”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mexican Summer, Oct. 16, 2012)
Terraplane Sun (Venice Beach, Calif., psych-blues rockers) “Friends [MP3]” (six-song EP; producer: Dave Trumfio; Hear here) (Terraplane Sun, Oct. 16, 2012)
Various artists “Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust” (feat. tracks by Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Katherine McPhee, Bridgit Mendler, etc.) (Disney, Oct. 16, 2012)
Various artists “Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist” (a mix of hits by Disney Channel stars; MP3) (Disney, Oct. 16, 2012)
Various artists “A Very Special Christmas: Bringing Peace on Earth” (contributors: Jason Mraz, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Cheap Trick, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets, Jamie Grace; Hear here; Read here; see related reissue below), “A Very Special Christmas: 25 Years” (feat. Train, Michael Bublé, Amy Grant, Dave Matthews Band, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Cheap Trick, etc.) (Word / Big Machine, Oct. 16, 2012)
Martha Wainwright “Come Home to Mama” (producer: Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto; guests: Yuka Honda, Wilco’s Nels Cline, Sean Lennon, Jim White, Brad Albetta, Thomas Bartlett; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cooperative Music, Oct. 16, 2012)
ZZ Ward “Til the Casket Drops” (collaborators: Ryan Tedder, Kendrick Lamar, Ludwig Goransson, Pete Rock, Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, Blended Babies, Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums; Hear here) (Boardwalk/Hollywood, Oct. 16, 2012)
Widespread Panic “Wood” (double live album recorded during their first fully acoustic tour this year; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Widespread, Oct. 16, 2012)
Chelsea Wolfe “Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs” (producers: Wolfe, Ben Chisholm; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sargent House/Redeye, Oct. 16, 2012)
Michael Zapruder “v [MP3]” (a collection of free-verse pop art-songs, with contributions from 23 poets; Hear here) (The Kora, Oct. 16, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Louis Armstrong and The All Stars “Satchmo at Symphony Hall — 65th Anniversary: The Complete Performances” (two CDs, 29 songs; Read here; MP3) (Verve Select, Oct. 16, 2012)
Dio “The Last in Line [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1984 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Oct. 16, 2012)
Donald Fagen “Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete [MP3]” (his four solo albums, with live tracks), “Morph the Cat [Vinyl]” (2006 album) (Reprise, Oct. 16, 2012)
The Fifth Estate “Anthology Volume 1: The Witch Is Dead” (two-CD, 39-song collection, including their 1967 hit “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”; Hear here) (Fuel, Oct. 16, 2012)
Gov’t Mule “The Georgia Bootleg Box” (six discs, 65 songs; MP3) (Evil Teen, Oct. 16, 2012)
Ben Harper “By My Side” (12-song retrospective, including new track “Crazy Amazing”; Hear here; MP3) (Virgin, Oct. 16, 2012)
Jermaine Jackson “Precious Moments: Expanded Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus remixes) (Funkytowngrooves US, Oct. 16, 2012)
Rebbie Jackson “Centipede: Expanded Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves US, Oct. 16, 2012)
Lonesome River Band “Chronology Volume Three” (Hear here) (Rural Rhythm, Oct. 16, 2012)
Ministry “Every Day Is Halloween: Greatest Tricks” (2010 album; MP3) (Cleopatra, Oct. 16, 2012)
The Motels “The Motels [MP3]” (1979 album) (Capitol, Oct. 16, 2012)
Moving Sidewalks (Billy Gibbons’ pre-ZZ Top band) “The Complete Collection” (two CDs; Vinyl) (RockBeat, Oct. 16, 2012)
Neon Trees “Picture Show: Deluxe Edition” (2012 album; with bonus material) (Mercury, Oct. 16, 2012)
Carla Olson & Mick Taylor “Too Hot for Snakes/The Ring of Truth” (1991, 2001 albums on two CDs) (Fuel, Oct. 16, 2012)
Sir Georg Solti “Solti Conducts Bartok [Box set]” (six CDs), “Solti Conducts Mozart [Box set]” (15 CDs), “Solti Conducts Richard Strauss [Box set]” (15 CDs), “Solti Conducts Verdi [Box set]” (16 CDs), “Solti Conducts Wagner [Box set]” (36 CDs) (Decca, Oct. 16, 2012)
Donna Summer “Encore [CD/DVD]” (recorded at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Feb. 28, 1999) (Audio Visual Fidelity/Redeye, Oct. 16, 2012)
Surface “2nd Wave: Expanded Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves US, Oct. 16, 2012)
Various artists “Do You Hear What I Hear? Songs of Christmas” (feat. Rhett Walker Band, Building 429, Anthem Lights, Casting Crowns, Tenth Avenue North, etc.; MP3) (Benson, Oct. 16, 2012)
Various artists “The Exorcist [MP3]” (1974 soundtrack album) (Rhino/Warner, Oct. 16, 2012)
Steve Winwood “Arc of a Diver: Deluxe Edition” (1980 album; remastered; two CDs, with bonus tracks and a BBC Radio documentary; Track list; MP3) (Island/UMe, Oct. 16, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Beatles “The Beatles Liverpool — A Magical History Tour [DVD]” (ArtsmagicDVD, Oct. 16, 2012)
Elvin Bishop “That’s My Thing: Live in Concert [DVD]” (recorded Dec. 17, 2011, at Club Fox in Redwood City, Calif.) (Delta Groove, Oct. 16, 2012)
Kate Bush “Kate Bush: The Only Girl in the World [DVD]” (eOne Music, Oct. 16, 2012)
Richie Havens “Richie Havens: The Lost Broadcasts [DVD]” (eOne Music, Oct. 16, 2012)
Manassas “Manassas: The Lost Broadcasts [DVD]” (eOne Music, Oct. 16, 2012)
Various artists “That ’70s Show: Seasons Two [Blu-ray]” (“Season One” came out on Blu-ray in March) (Mill Creek Entertainment, Oct. 16, 2012)
Chely Wright “Chely Wright: Wish Me Away [DVD]” (2011 documentary; See here) (First Run Features, Oct. 16, 2012)
Neil Young “Neil Young Journeys [DVD]” (2012 documentary film; See here; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures, Oct. 16, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles “The Beatles in Liverpool: The Stories, the Scene, and the Path to Stardom [Paperback]” (author: Spencer Leigh) (Chicago Review Press, Oct. 15, 2012)
Chuck Boyd “Forever Young: The Rock and Roll Photography of Chuck Boyd [Hardcover]” (edited by Jeffrey Schwartz; foreword by Jimmy Page) (Santa Monica Press, Oct. 15, 2012)
Jake Brown “Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Records Revealed [Paperback]” (Hal Leonard, Oct. 16, 2012)
Michael Feinstein “The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Simon & Schuster, Oct. 16, 2012)
Alistair Lawrence “Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World [Hardcover]” (foreword by Sir George Martin) (Bloomsbury, Oct. 16, 2012)
Marian McPartland “Shall We Play That One Together? The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland [Hardcover]” (author: Paul de Barros; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Press, Oct. 16, 2012)
Freddie Mercury “Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender — A Life in Pictures [Hardcover]” (author: Sean O’Hagan) (Insight Editions, Oct. 16, 2012)
Neil Peart (Rush drummer) “Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage — A Lifetime of Live Performance Book [Paperback]” (author: Joe Bergamini) (Hudson Music, Oct. 15, 2012)
John Taylor “In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Dutton Adult, Oct. 16, 2012)
Pharrell Williams “Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been [Hardcover]” (Rizzoli, Oct. 16, 2012)

Next week: Oct. 23, 2012

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