New releases

Published on October 2nd, 2012 | by Gerry Galipault


Oct. 2, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Adele “Skyfall [MP3]” (theme song to the James Bond movie of the same name) (XL Recordings/Columbia, Oct. 5, 2012)
The Amity Affliction (Australian post-hardcore band) “Chasing Ghosts” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Roadrunner, Oct. 2, 2012)
Tori Amos “Gold Dust” (re-imaginations of songs spanning her career, recorded with the Metropole Orchestra; producer: Amos; Hear here; CD/DVD; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon, Oct. 2, 2012)
AxeWound (feat. members of Bullet For My Valentine and Cancer Bats) “Vultures” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (The End, Oct. 2, 2012)
Balmorhea (Austin, Texas, six-piece band) “Stranger” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Western Vinyl, Oct. 2, 2012)
Beacon (Brooklyn-based duo) “For Now [MP3]” (five-song EP; new single: “Safety’s Off”; Hear here) (Ghostly International, Oct. 2, 2012)
Rev. Milton Biggham and the Georgia Mass Choir “I Still Have a Praise” (Savoy/Malaco, Oct. 2, 2012)
Brainstorm “Heat Waves [MP3]” (producer: Robby Moncrieff; Hear here) (Tender Loving Empire, Oct. 2, 2012)
California Wives (Chicago new-wave quartet) “Art History” (producer: Claudius Mittendorfer; first single: “Marianne”; Hear here; MP3) (Vagrant, Oct. 2, 2012)
Iris DeMent “Sing the Delta” (her first album in 16 years; producers: Bo Ramsey, Richard Bennett; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Flariella, Oct. 2, 2012)
DJ Drama “Quality Street Music” (producers: DJ Drama, Kane Beatz, T-Minus; guests: Future, Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka Flame, Tyler the Creator; new single: “My Moment”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music, Oct. 2, 2012)
Mark Eitzel (of American Music Club) “Don’t Be a Stranger” (producer: Sheldon Gomberg; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge, Oct. 2, 2012)
Jackie Evancho “Songs From the Silver Screen” (guests: Chris Botti, Jacob Evancho, 2Cellos, Joshua Bell, The Tenors; Hear here; MP3) (Syco Music/Columbia, Oct. 2, 2012)
Faith Evans “R&B Divas” (companion album to her TV One reality series “R&B Divas”; guests: Kelly Price, Fantasia, Nicc Gilbert, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson, Keke Wyatt; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (eOne Music, Oct. 2, 2012)
Flying Lotus (electronic producer) “Until the Quiet Comes” (guests: Thom Yorke, Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Niki Randa, Laura Darlington; first single: “See Thru to U”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Warp, Oct. 2, 2012)
Glee Cast “Celebrity Skin [MP3],” “A Change Would Do You Good [MP3],” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World [MP3],” “Mister Monotony [MP3]” (Columbia, Oct. 2, 2012)
Piney Gir (Kansas-raised, U.K.-based singer) “Geronimo! [MP3]” (Hear here) (Highline, Oct. 2, 2012)
Heart “Fanatic” (producer: Ben Mink; guest: Sarah McLachlan; first single: “Fanatic”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Legacy, Oct. 2, 2012)
The Hood Internet (Chicago production duo) “Feat [MP3]” (guests: A.C. Newman, Annie Hart, Isaiah Toothtaker, Psalm One, BBU, Class Actress, etc.; Hear here; CD) (Decon, Oct. 2, 2012)
How to Dress Well (songwriter and producer Tom Krell) “Total Loss” (producers: Krell, Rodaidh McDonald; first single: “Cold Nites”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Weird World/Acephale, Oct. 2, 2012)
Diana Krall “Glad Rag Doll” (Hear here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Verve, Oct. 2, 2012)
Bob Lind “Finding You Again” (his first full-length studio album since 1971; producer: Jamie Hoover of the Spongetones; Hear here) (U.K. – Big Beat/Ace, Oct. 1, 2012)
Cher Lloyd (British “X Factor” finalist) “Sticks & Stones” (released last November in the U.K.; U.S. version includes a bonus track; producers: The Runners, The Monarch, Shellback, Max Martin, RedOne, Toby Gad; guests: Busta Rhymes, Carolina Liar, Becky G; Hear here; MP3) (SYCO Music/Epic, Oct. 2, 2012)

Marillion “Sounds That Can’t Be Made” (Hear here; MP3) (Eagle Rock, Oct. 2, 2012)
Maserati “Maserati VII” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Temporary Residence Ltd., Oct. 2, 2012)
Matt and Kim “Lightning” (producers: Matt and Kim; first single: “Let’s Go”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (FADER Label, Oct. 2, 2012)
Maybeshewill (post-rock band from Leicester, U.K.) “I Was Here for a Moment, Then I Was Gone” (released last year in the U.K.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Function/Redeye, Oct. 2, 2012)
Tift Merritt “Traveling Alone” (producer: Tucker Martine; guest: Andrew Bird; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc, Oct. 2, 2012)
Miguel “Kaleidoscope Dream” (producers: Salaam Remi, Pop & Oak, Jerry Wonda; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (ByStorm/RCA, Oct. 2, 2012)
Misser (side project from Tim Landers of Transit and This Time Next Year’s Brad Wiseman) “Every Day I Tell Myself I’m Going to Be a Better Person” (producer: Gary Cioffi; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rise, Oct. 2, 2012)
Van Morrison “Born to Sing: No Plan B” (producer: Morrison; first single: “Open the Door [To Your Heart]”; Track list; MP3) (Blue Note, Oct. 2, 2012)
Mountain Goats, The “Transcendental Youth” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge, Oct. 2, 2012)
Muse “The 2nd Law” (Hear here; See here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Helium 3/Warner, Oct. 2, 2012)
Jerrod Niemann “Free the Music” (producers: Dave Brainard, Niemann; guest: Colbie Callait; first single: “Shinin” on Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville, Oct. 2, 2012)
Lindi Ortega (Canadian singer-songwriter) “Cigarettes & Truckstops” (Hear here; MP3) (Last Gang, Oct. 2, 2012)
Beth Orton “Sugaring Season” (first single: “Something More Beautiful”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (ANTI-/Epitaph, Oct. 2, 2012)
Papa Roach “The Connection” (producers: James Michael, John Feldmann; first single: “Still Swingin”; Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Eleven Seven Music, Oct. 2, 2012)
Tristan Prettyman “Cedar + Gold” (producer: Greg Wells; first single: “My Oh My”; Hear here; MP3) (Capitol, Oct. 2, 2012)
Prodigy of Mobb Deep “The Bumpy Johnson Album [MP3]” (producers: Alchemist, Sid Roams, S.C., King Benny; Hear here) (Infamous, Oct. 2, 2012)
Chris Rene (finalist on the first season of “The X Factor USA”) “I’m Right Here” (seven-song EP; producers: busbee, Christian Rich, Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly, J. Bonilla, J.R. Rotem, Jon Levine, Mitchum Chin, Peter Biker, Soulshock, Supa Dups; Hear here; MP3, with bonus track “I Made It”) (Syco Music/Epic, Oct. 2, 2012)
Blake Shelton “Cheer, It’s Christmas” (recorded with a full orchestra; guests: wife Miranda Lambert, Michael Bublé, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Pistol Annies, his mother Dorothy Shackleford; Hear here; MP3) (Warner Nashville, Oct. 2, 2012)
Jake Shimabukuro “Grand Ukulele” (producer: Alan Parsons; Hear here; MP3) (Mailboat, Oct. 2, 2012)
Cody Simpson (15-year-old Australian singer) “Paradise” (producers: DJ Frank E, Shawn Campbell; guest: Becky G; new single: “Wish U Were Here”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic, Oct. 2, 2012)
Jeffree Star “Mr. Diva [MP3]” (Hear here) (Popsicle Music/KonLive, Oct. 2, 2012)
Sun Airway “Soft Fall” (first single: “Close”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dead Oceans, Oct. 2, 2012)
Taken By Trees “Other Worlds” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Secretly Canadian, Oct. 2, 2012)
Three Days Grace “Transit of Venus” (producer: Don Gilmore; first single: “Chalk Outline”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA, Oct. 2, 2012)
The Tragically Hip “Now For Plan A” (first single: “At Transformation”; Hear here; MP3) (Zoé/Rounder, Oct. 2, 2012)
Vaccines, The “The Vaccines Come of Age” (producer: Ethan Johns; first single: “No Hope”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia, Oct. 2, 2012)
VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System) “Minds Through Space and Time [MP3]” (producer: Jack Endino; Hear here; See here) (Strange Earth, Oct. 5, 2012)
Various artists “Garth Hudson Presents Chest Fever: A Canadian Tribute to The Band” (producers: Hudson, Peter J. Moore; contributors: Neil Young, Cowboy Junkies, Bruce Cockburn, Raine Maida, The Sadies, Blue Rodeo, Ian Thornley, Great Big Sea, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Curve Music/Redeye, Oct. 2, 2012)
Various artists “Nettwerk Fall Music Sampler 2012 [MP3]” (15 songs) (Nettwerk, Oct. 2, 2012)
Various artists “Pitch Perfect [Film soundtrack]” (comedy musical directed by Jason Moore, starring Anna Kendrick, opens Oct. 5; See here; MP3) (Universal, Oct. 2, 2012)
Various artists “Super WHY!: You’ve Got the Power Soundtrack [MP3]” (PBS Kids animated series; CD) (Razor & Tie, Oct. 2, 2012)
Various artists “Who Are You: An All Star Tribute to The Who” (contributors: Dave Davies, The Raveonettes, The Sweet, Iggy Pop, Pat Travers, Todd Rundgren, Gretchen Wilson, Joe Lynn Turner, Mark Lindsay, etc.; Vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra, Oct. 2, 2012)
von Grey (indie-alt-folk band of classically trained sisters from Alpharetta, Ga.) “von Grey [MP3]” (five-song EP; producer: Nick DiDia; Hear here) (von Grey Music, Oct. 2, 2012)
Andre Williams (R&B, blues-punk musician co-wrote “Shake a Tail Feather”) “Life” (producer: Matthew Smith; first single: “Blame It On Obama”; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound, Oct. 2, 2012)
Yip-Yip “Bone Up [MP3]” (Hear here) (Glowmobile Recording Company, Oct. 2, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
ABBA “The Essential Collection” (two CDs, 39 songs; DVD; MP3) (Polydor/UMe, Oct. 2, 2012)
Joseph Arthur “Junkyard Hearts” (four 2002 EPs on two CDs; MP3) (Real World, Oct. 2, 2012)
Big D and the Kids Table “Built Up From Nothing: The D-Sides and Strictly Dub [MP3]” (39 tracks) (SideOneDummy, Oct. 2, 2012)
Boston Spaceships (side project from Robert Pollard) “Out of the Universe By Sundown: The Greatest Hits of Boston Spaceships [MP3]” (15 tracks; Read here) (Fire, Oct. 1, 2012)
David Cassidy “Romance” (1985 album, including the U.K. Top 10 hit “The Last Kiss”; remastered) (Real Gone Music, Oct. 2, 2012)
Sandy Denny “The Notes and the Words: A Collection of Demos and Rarities [Box set]” (four CDs; Track list) (U.K. – Universal, Oct. 1, 2012)
Dion “The Complete Laurie Singles” (two CDs, 36 songs) (Real Gone Music, Oct. 2, 2012)
First Aid Kit “Drunken Trees” (2008 debut mini album from the Swedish duo; MP3) (Wichita Recordings/Redeye, Oct. 2, 2012)
Marvin Gaye “Anthology: The Best of Marvin Gaye [MP3]” (1995 compilation; 47 songs) (Motown, Oct. 2, 2012)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Vol. 27 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA 12/16/92” (three CDs) (Real Gone Music, Oct. 2, 2012)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry “Greatest Hits” (Fuel, Oct. 2, 2012)
Elton John “5 Classic Albums 1970-1973 [Box set]” (five-CD set contains “Elton John,” “Tumbleweed Connection,” “Madman Across the Water,” “Honky Chateau” and “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player”) (Universal, Oct. 2, 2012)
Kimbra “Vows Remixes [MP3]” (seven-song EP; remixes by Damian Taylor, M-Phazes, etc.; Hear here) (Warner, Oct. 2, 2012)
Kenny G “The Classic Christmas Collection” (16 songs; MP3) (Arista/Legacy, Oct. 2, 2012)
Barry Manilow “The Classic Christmas Collection” (16 songs; MP3) (Arista/Legacy, Oct. 2, 2012)
Diana Ross and the Supremes “Every Great #1 Hit [MP3]” (1987 compilation) (Motown, Oct. 2, 2012)
The Shoes “35 Years — The Definitive Shoes Collection 1977-2012” (21 songs; Track list; MP3) (Real Gone Music, Oct. 2, 2012)
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators “7th Heaven: Music of the Spheres — The Complete Singles Collection [MP3]” (18 tracks; See here) (Charly, Oct. 2, 2012)
Three Degrees, The “Maybe: Deluxe Special Edition” (1970 album; remastered; with a second CD of bonus tracks) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 1, 2012)
The Tokens “It’s a Happening World (Expanded Edition) [MP3]” (1967 album) (Rhino/Warner, Oct. 2, 2012)
Frank Turner “Last Minutes & Lost Evenings [CD/DVD]” (15-song collection of standards and rarities hand-picked by Turner; Hear here; MP3) (Epitaph, Oct. 2, 2012)
Luther Vandross “The Classic Christmas Collection” (14 songs; MP3) (Epic/Legacy, Oct. 2, 2012)
Various artists “Atlantic Soul Legends: 20 Original Albums From the Iconic Atlantic Label [MP3]” (20-disc collection features albums by Ray Charles, Booker T. & The MG’s, The Drifters, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Sam & Dave, Arthur Conley, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, etc.; Box set) (Rhino/Atlantic, Oct. 2, 2012)
Various artists “Hard to Handle: Black America Sings Otis Redding” (25 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, Oct. 1, 2012)
Various artists “16 #1 Hits From the Early 60’s [MP3]” (1982 compilation) (Motown, Oct. 2, 2012)
Wall of Voodoo “Seven Days in Sammystown/Happy Planet/Ugly Americans in Australia” (1985, 1987 and 1988 albums on two CDs; remastered, with bonus tracks; Read here) (Raven, Oct. 2, 2012)
John Zacherle “Monster Mash/Scary Tales” (1962, 1963 albums on one disc, 26 tracks; remastered) (Real Gone Music, Oct. 2, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Beatles “Beatles Stories [DVD]” (new documentary, feat. interviews with Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson, Art Garfunkel, Susanna Hoffs, Graham Nash, Ray Manzarek, etc.; See here) (Cinema Libre, Oct. 2, 2012)
David Bowie “Bowie in Berlin [DVD]” (documentary on his years in Germany, 1976-79) (Silver & Gold, Oct. 2, 2012)
Johnny Depp “Dark Shadows [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray/DVD) (Warner, Oct. 2, 2012)
Hiromi “Hiromi: Live In Marciac [DVD]” (guests: Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips) (Telarc, Oct. 2, 2012)
Various artists “Annie [Blu-ray]” (1982 film, starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Aileen Quinn, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, directed by John Huston; special features include the “My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn” featurette and a Sing-Along with Annie) (Sony Pictures, Oct. 2, 2012)
Various artists “Cinderella: Diamond Edition [Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy]” (1950 film; DVD) (Disney, Oct. 2, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Carpenters “Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader [Paperback]” (author: Randy L. Schmidt) (Chicago Review Press, Oct. 1, 2012)
Michael Jackson “Michael Jackson Style [Paperback]” (author: Stacey Appel) (Omnibus Press, Oct. 1, 2012)
The Kills “The Kills: Dream & Drive [Hardcover]” (a collection of photos taken by longtime friend Kenneth Cappello, documenting nine years of the band’s career) (Red Meat Heart, Sept. 30, 2012)
Morrissey & Johnny Marr “Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance — 20th Anniversary Edition [Paperback]” (author: Johnny Rogan) (Omnibus Press, Oct. 1, 2012)
New Kids on the Block “Five Brothers and a Million Sisters: The Authorized Biography [Hardcover]” (author: Nikki Van Noy; Kindle) (Touchstone, Oct. 2, 2012)
Prince “Prince: A Celebration [Hardcover]” (author: Matt Thorne; Kindle) (Faber & Faber, Oct. 5, 2012)
Kenny Rogers “Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir [Hardcover]” (William Morrow, Oct. 2, 2012)

Next week: Oct. 9, 2012

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