New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Kylie Auldist (Australian soul-funk singer) “Still Life” (Hear here; MP3) (Tru Thoughts, Oct. 22, 2012)
Jenna Andrews (Canadian singer-songwriter) “Kiss and Run EP [MP3]” (Hear/read here) (21 Music/Island, Oct. 22, 2012)
… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead “Lost Songs” (first single: “Up to Infinity,” dedicated to Pussy Riot; Hear here; Special edition; MP3) (Richter Scale/Superball Music, Oct. 22, 2012)
Autumn Owls (Irish group) “Between Buildings, Toward the Sea” (Hear here; MP3) (Epitonic, Oct. 23, 2012)
Zak Bagans vs Praga Khan (Bagans is host of Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures; Khan is founder of the Lords of Acid) “NecroFusion [MP3]” (Hear/read here) (Dim Mak, Oct. 22, 2012)
Paul Banks (of Interpol) “Banks” (producers: Banks, Peter Katis; first single: “The Base”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Matador, Oct. 22, 2012)
The Bar-Kays “Grown Folks” (producer: Jazze Pha; Hear here; MP3) (Bungalo, Oct. 22, 2012)
Bat for Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) “The Haunted Man” (first single: “Laura”; Hear here; See here; 2 LP/CD; MP3) (Capitol, Oct. 22, 2012)
Tony Bennett “Viva Duets” (guests: Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Thalía, Juan Luis Guerra, Gloria Estefan, Roberto Carlos; Hear here) (Columbia, Oct. 22, 2012)
Rafiq Bhatia (American composer-guitarist) “Yes It Will” (guests: Vijay Iyer, Billy Hart; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rest Assured, Oct. 23, 2012)
Black Moth Super Rainbow “Cobra Juicy” (new single: “Gangs in the Garden”; Hear here; MP3) (Rad Cult, Oct. 23, 2012)
Andy Burrows (former Razorlight and We Are Scientists member) “Company [MP3]” (producers: Burrows, Tim Baxter; Hear here) ([PIAS] America, Oct. 22, 2012)
Colbie Caillat “Christmas in the Sand” (producer: father Ken Caillat; guests: Brad Paisley, Gavin DeGraw; Hear here; MP3) (Republic, Oct. 22, 2012)
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson “Wreck & Ruin” (first single: “Adam & Eve”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sugar Hill, Oct. 22, 2012)
Gary Clark Jr. (singer-guitarist) “Blak and Blu” (producers: Clark, Mike Elizondo, Clark; first single: “Ain’t Messin ‘Round”; Hear here) (Warner, Oct. 22, 2012)
Crack the Sky “Ostrich” (Hear here) (Aluminum Cat Recordings, Oct. 23, 2012)
Dan Cummins “Hear This!” (recorded May 18-19, 2012, at the Helium Comedy Club in Portland, Ore.; Hear here; MP3) (Jack Records/Warner, Oct. 22, 2012)
Billy Ray Cyrus “Change My Mind” (first single: “Change My Mind”; Hear here; MP3) (Blue Cadillac Music, Oct. 23, 2012)
Neil Davidge (Massive Attack producer) “Halo 4: Original Soundtrack” (Halo 4 is due Nov. 6 for Xbox 360; Hear/read here) (7Hz/The End, Oct. 22, 2012)
Diamond Rings “Free Dimensional” (Hear here) (Astralwerks, Oct. 23, 2012)
Fossil Collective (harmony-rich duo from Leeds, U.K.) “On and On [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Dirty Hit, Oct. 23, 2012)
Further Seems Forever “Penny Black” (producers: singer Chris Carrabba, Jonathan Clark, Mike Fanuell; first single: “So Cold”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rise, Oct. 22, 2012)
Philip Glass “Rework” (remix project featuring Beck, Tyondai Braxton, Amon Tobin, Cornelius, Dan Deacon, Johann Johannsson, Nosaj Thing, Memory Tapes, Silver Alert, Pantha Du Prince, My Great Ghost and Peter Broderick; Hear here) (Orange Mountain Music, Oct. 23, 2012)
Steve Hackett “Genesis Revisited II” (guests: John Wetton, Mikael Akerfeldt, Steven Wilson, Conrad Keely; Hear here; MP3) (InsideOut Music, Oct. 22, 2012)
Hunter Valentine (female rock trio) “Collide & Conquer” (producer: Treble Charger’s Greig Nori; Hear here; MP3) (Megaforce, Oct. 22, 2012)
Ill Niño “Epidemia” (Hear here; MP3) (Victory, Oct. 23, 2012)
jODYtheCREEP (formerly Supercreep) “Love [MP3]” (Hear here) (M2F2, Oct. 23, 2012)
Sammy Kershaw “A Sammy Klaus Christmas” (Hear here; MP3) (Big Hit/MRI, Oct. 22, 2012)
Killbot (electronic dance music collective feat. JDevil, aka KoRn’s Jonathan Davis) “Sound Surgery [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here; See here) (Dim Mak, Oct. 22, 2012)
Lady Antebellum “On This Winter’s Night” (Christmas album; producers: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley; Hear here; MP3) (Capitol Nashville, Oct. 22, 2012)
Kendrick Lamar “good kid, m.A.A.d city” (Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Top Dawg/ Aftermath/Interscope, Oct. 22, 2012)
Land Observations (former Appliance member James Brooks) “Roman Roads IV-XI” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mute, Oct. 22, 2012)
Lang Lang “The Chopin Album [CD/DVD]” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Sony Classical, Oct. 22, 2012)
Layo & Bushwacka! “Rising & Falling [MP3]” (Hear here) (Olmeto, Oct. 22, 2012)
The Lee Boys (sacred steel gospel group from Miami) “Testify” (guests: Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Gia Wyr, Matt Slocum, Nate Worth, Matt Grondin; Hear here; MP3) (Evil Teen, Oct. 22, 2012)
Ryan Leslie “Les Is More” (first single: “Beautiful Lie,” feat. Fabolous; Hear here) (Lifestyle Group/BDG, Oct. 22, 2012)
Magic Panda “Tokyo [MP3]” (seven-song EP; Hear here) (Tigerbeat6, Oct. 22, 2012)
Main Attrakionz “Bossalinis & Fooliyones” (producers: Harry Fraud, The Mekanix, Supreme Cuts, etc.; first single: “Do It For the Bay”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Young One, Oct. 22, 2012)
Bridgit Mendler (star of Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie”) “Hello My Name Is …” (producer: Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou; first single: “Ready or Not”; Hear here) (Hollywood, Oct. 22, 2012)
Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower “Blue Clouds” (producers: Mitchell, Warren Defever, Daniel Littleton; Hear here; MP3) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Oct. 22, 2012)
Newsboys “Live in Concert: God’s Not Dead” (recorded at the 2012 Sonshine Festival in Willmar, Minn., and LifeFest in Oshkosh, Wis.; Hear here; MP3) (Sparrow, Oct. 22, 2012)
Night Ranger “24 Strings & A Drummer — Live & Acoustic [CD/DVD]” (recorded in an intimate, all-acoustic setting with a select number of fans at TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif., in May 2012; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers, Oct. 22, 2012)
Other Lives “Mind the Gap EP [MP3]” (first single: “Take Us Alive”; Hear here) (tbd records, Oct. 22, 2012)
Pig Destroyer (grindcore band) “Book Burner” (Hear here; See here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Relapse, Oct. 22, 2012)
The Polyphonic Spree “Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays Volume One” (includes 10 holiday standards, two original instrumentals and a cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy X-Mas [War is Over]”; producers: Knife and Fork’s Eric Drew Feldman, The Speekers; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Good Records Recordings/Kirtland, Oct. 22, 2012)
Rah Rah (Canadian indie-rock band) “The Poet’s Dead” (producers: Gus Van Go, Werner F; Hear here; MP3) (Hidden Pony, Oct. 22, 2012)
Genya Ravan (former lead singer of Ten Wheel Drive) “Cheesecake Girl: Scenes From Lollipop Lounge” (Hear here) (Collectables, Oct. 23, 2012)
The Samuel Jackson Five (Norwegian instrumental rock group) “The Samuel Jackson 5” (Hear here; MP3) (Denovali, Oct. 23, 2012)
Neal Schon (Journey guitarist) “The Calling [MP3]” (former Journey drummer Steve Smith plays on all 12 tracks; producer: Schon; guests: keyboardists Jan Hammer and Igor Len; Hear here) (Frontiers, Oct. 22, 2012)
Tom Shaner “Ghost Songs, Waltzes, and Rock & Roll [MP3]” (producer: Charles Newman; Hear here) (Mother West, Oct. 23, 2012)
Shiny Toy Guns (reunited with original singer Carah Faye Charnow) “III” (producers: Mirror Machines; new single: “Somewhere to Hide”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Five Seven Music, Oct. 22, 2012)
Solid Gold (Minneapolis trio) “Eat Your Young” (Hear here; MP3) (Totally Gross National Product, Oct. 23, 2012)
Richie Spice “Soothing Sounds: Acoustic [MP3]” (first single: “Free”; Hear here) (Tad’s Record, Oct. 23, 2012)
State Radio “Rabbit Inn Rebellion” (Hear here) (Ruff Shod, Oct. 22, 2012)
Stone Sour “House of Gold & Bones Part 1” (producer: David Bottrill; Hear here; MP3) (Roadrunner, Oct. 23, 2012)
Swedish House Mafia “Until Now” (first single: “Don’t You Worry Child,” feat. John Martin; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Astralwerks, Oct. 22, 2012)
Sweethearts of the Rodeo “Restless [MP3]” (the country sister duo’s first album in 16 years; producers: Dave Pomeroy, Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Hear here) (Good Trade, Oct. 23, 2012)
Taylor Swift “Red” (first single: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”; Hear here; Read here; Bonus package, featuring a “Red” rubber bracelet, sticker and a note from Swift; Vinyl) (Big Machine, Oct. 22, 2012)
The Sword “Apocryphon” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Razor & Tie, Oct. 22, 2012)
Talk Normal “Sunshine” (producer: Christina Files; first single: “Bad Date”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Joyful Noise Recordings, Oct. 23, 2012)
Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band singer) “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me” (covers of jazz and swing standards; Hear here) (U.K. – Connector, Oct. 22, 2012)
Titus Andronicus (N.J. punk-rock band) “Local Business” (producer: Kevin McMahon; guests: Owen Pallett, Steven Harm, Elio DeLuca; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (XL Recordings, Oct. 22, 2012)
Unknown Component “Blood v. Electricity” (producer: Keith Lynch; first single: “Nowhere Is Alone”; Hear here) (Unknown Component, Oct. 23, 2012)
Various artists “The Man With the Iron Fists [Film soundtrack]” (Quentin Tarantino movie opens Nov. 2; Hear here; Vinyl) (Soul Temple/Stax/RED Music, Oct. 22, 2012)
Karyn White “Carpe Diem” (her first album in more than 18 years; Hear here; MP3) (Lightyear, Oct. 22, 2012)
Yellow Ostrich “Ghost [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Barsuk, Oct. 22, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Beatles “Love Me Do [Vinyl]” (limited edition 7-inch double-sided single, with “P.S. I Love You,” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s first single; Read here) (Capitol, Oct. 22, 2012)
The B-52’s “Cosmic Thing [Vinyl]” (1989 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity, Oct. 23, 2012)
The Black Keys “The Tour Rehearsal Tapes [MP3]” (six-song EP) (Nonesuch, Oct. 22, 2012)
Boogie Down Productions “Criminal Minded [Gold CD]” (1986 album; remastered; Hear here) (Traffic Entertainment, Oct. 23, 2012)
Clifford Brown “The Singers Sessions With Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan And Helen Merrill: The EmArcy Master Takes Vol. 2” (29 songs; MP3) (Hip-O Select/Verve, Oct. 22, 2012)
Glen Campbell, Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray “Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell / Anne Murray & Glen Campbell” (1968, 1970 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – Morello, Oct. 22, 2012)
Change “Disco Recharge: The Glow of Love/Miracles — Special Edition” (1980, 1981 albums; remastered, with a second CD of mixes, edits and extended versions; Hear here) (U.K. – Harmless, Oct. 22, 2012)
Daryle Chinn “From the Heart [MP3]” (1996 album) (Motown, Oct. 22, 2012)
Charlie Daniels Band “Essential Super Hits [MP3]” (17 songs) (Blue Hat, Oct. 22, 2012)
Design “One Sunny Day: Singles and Rarities 1968-1978” (20-song collection singles, B-sides, rare demos and unreleased tracks; See here) (U.K. – RPM, Oct. 22, 2012)
The Doors “Live At The Bowl ’68” (July 5, 1968, concert at the Hollywood Bowl; Track list; Vinyl; MP3; see related DVD/Blu-ray below) (Rhino/Elektra, Oct. 22, 2012)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Pictures at an Exhibition [MP3]” (1971 album), “Trilogy [MP3]” (1972 album), “Brain Salad Surgery [MP3]” (1973 album), “Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends … Ladies and Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer [MP3]” (1974 album), “Works Volume 1 [MP3]” (1977 album), “Works Volume 2 [MP3]” (1977 album), “Love Beach [MP3]” (1978 album), “Black Moon [MP3]” (1992 album), “Works Live [MP3]” (1993 album), “In the Hot Seat [MP3]” (1994 album) (Razor & Tie, Oct. 22, 2012)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Frankie Said: The Very Best of Frankie Goes to Hollywood” (U.K. – Salvo, Oct. 22, 2012)
Peter Gabriel “So (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (three discs; 1986 album; remastered; Single CD; Immersion Box, eight-disc box set; MP3; see related DVD/Blu-ray below) (Real World, Oct. 22, 2012)
Allen Ginsberg (beat poet) “The Ballad of the Skeletons [MP3]” (1996 collaboration with Paul McCartney, Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye; See here) (Ginsberg Recordings, Oct. 23, 2012)
Thelma Houston “The MoWest Album: Expanded Edition” (1972 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – SoulMusic/Cherry Red, Oct. 22, 2012)
A.R. Kane “The Complete Singles Collection” (two CDs, 33 songs; MP3) (One Little Indian, Oct. 22, 2012)
The Killers “Battle Born [Amazon Exclusive Uber Deluxe]” (2012 album, with hardcover book) (Island, Oct. 22, 2012)
Martina McBride “The Essential Martina McBride” (two CDs) (RCA/Legacy, Oct. 22, 2012)
Mike + The Mechanics “Mike + The Mechanics [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1985 album, featuring “Silent Running,” “All I Need Is a Miracle,” “Taken In”; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Oct. 22, 2012)
The Miracles “Love Crazy: Expanded Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “The Miracles” (1978 album; remastered) (U.K. – SoulMusic/Cherry Red, Oct. 22, 2012)
Giorgio Moroder “On the Groove Train: Pop & Dance Rarities 1975-1993” (two-CD collection of songs he produced for such artists as Donna Summer, Keith Forsey, Roberta Kelly, Marsha Hunt, Helen St. John; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Repertoire, Oct. 22, 2012)
Motörhead “The Wörld Is Ours – Vol 2: Anyplace Crazy as Anywhere Else [CD/DVD/Blu-ray]” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (UDR, Oct. 22, 2012)
of Montreal “Daughter of Cloud” (10 of the 17 songs on this collection are previously unreleased; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Polyvinyl, Oct. 22, 2012)
Art Pepper “Neon Art: Volume 2 [Vinyl]” (taken from an unissued live performance during a 1981 concert tour in Japan, pressed on neon pink vinyl, coupled with a digital download card; Hear here) (Omnivore Recordings, Oct. 22, 2012)
Dewey Redman “Momentum Space [MP3]” (1999 album) (Verve, Oct. 22, 2012)
Riders in the Sky “Riders Radio Theater [MP3]” (1988 album) (MCA Nashville, Oct. 22, 2012)
David Rose “The David Rose Christmas Album [MP3]” (1968 album) (Capitol, Oct. 22, 2012)
Del Shannon “The Essential Collection 1961-1991” (two CDs, 52 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Oct. 22, 2012)
Sandie Shaw “The Very Best of Sandie Shaw [MP3]” (Union Square Music, Oct. 22, 2012)
Smoking Popes “Born to Quit [MP3]” (1994 album) (SideOneDummy, Oct. 22, 2012)
Various artists “The Greatest Classical Music Ever! Best Christmas Carols Ever! [MP3]” (18 songs) (EMI Classics, Oct. 22, 2012)
Various artists “Teenage Kicks 1977-1981: The Music That Changed Everything” (three CDs, 60 songs; Track list; See here) (U.K. – UMTV, Oct. 22, 2012)
Various artists “Tommy: The Rock Opera” (1972 album; Dec. 9, 1972, concert at the Rainbow Theatre in London with the London Symphony Orchestra, with guests Maggie Bell, Sandy Denny, Steve Winwood, Rod Stewart, Merry Clayton and Ringo Starr; remastered) (U.K. – Repertoire, Oct. 22, 2012)
The Who “Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy [MP3]” (1971 best-of) (Geffen/UMe, Oct. 22, 2012)
Hank Williams Sr. “24 of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits [MP3]” (Mercury Nashville, Oct. 22, 2012)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Circle Jerks “My Career As a Jerk [DVD]” (documentary film directed by David Markey) (MVD Visual, Oct. 23, 2012)
The Doors “Live at the Bowl ’68 [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Oct. 22, 2012)
Harrison Ford “Blade Runner: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray]” (1982 film; three discs; music by Vangelis; Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (Warner, Oct. 23, 2012)
Peter Gabriel “Classic Albums: So [Blu-ray]” (“The Definitive Authorised Story of the Album”; 1986 album; Read here) (Eagle Rock, Oct. 22, 2012)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “International Magic: Live at the O2 [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (EMI, Oct. 23, 2012)
Muse “The Only Ones Who Know: 15 Years of Madness [DVD]” (two discs) (Pride, Oct. 23, 2012)
Ozomatli “Live At The Hangout [DVD]” (MVD Visual, Oct. 23, 2012)
Sam and Dave “The Sam and Dave Show [DVD]” (recorded in 1967 in Germany, with guests Lee Dorsey, Linda Carr, Sam & Dave Orchestra and Arthur Conley) (IMV Blueline, Oct. 23, 2012)
Stryper “Live in Indonesia At Java Rockin’ Land [DVD]” (recorded in 2010; See here) (MVD Visual, Oct. 23, 2012)
Channing Tatum “Magic Mike [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray/DVD) (Warner, Oct. 23, 2012)
Various artists “Positive Force: More Than a Witness — 25 Years of Punk Politics in Action [DVD]” (2011 documentary film by Robin Bell; See/read here) (PM Press, Oct. 23, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality [Paperback]” (author: William Irwin; Kindle) (Wiley, Oct. 23, 2012)
Peter Criss “Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss [Hardcover]” (Read here; Kindle) (Scribner, Oct. 23, 2012)
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin: The Oral History of the World’s Greatest Rock Band [Hardcover]” (author: Barney Hoskyns; Kindle) (Wiley, Oct. 23, 2012)
M.I.A. “M.I.A. [Hardcover]” (Rizzoli, Oct. 23, 2012)
Joni Mitchell “Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell [Paperback]” (author: Katherine Monk; Kindle) (Greystone Books, Oct. 23, 2012)
Jimmy Page “Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page [Hardcover]” (author: Brad Tolinski; Kindle) (Crown, Oct. 23, 2012)
Rod Stewart “Rod: The Autobiography [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Crown Archetype, Oct. 23, 2012)

Next week: Oct. 30, 2012

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