New releases

Published on October 25th, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault


This Week’s Releases: Oct. 28, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Abysmal Dawn (death-metal quartet) “Obsolescence” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Relapse, Oct. 27)
Antigone Rising “Whiskey & Wine Volume 2” (“Volume 1” was issued on March 25; Hear here) (Rising Sun / Blackheart)
Andy Burrows (of We Are Scientists) “Fall Together Again” (Hear here; MP3) (U.K. – Play It Again Sam, Oct. 27)
Black Veil Brides “Black Veil Brides” (producer: Bob Rock; Hear here; Read here) (Universal Republic, Oct. 27)
The Blind Shake “Breakfast of Failures” (producer: Chris Woodhouse; first single: “Parachutes”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Goner)
Dan Bodan (Berlin-based singer-producer) “Soft” (first single: “Soft As Rain”; See here; MP3) (DFA, Oct. 27)
Wade Bowen “Wade Bowen” (first single: “When I Woke Up Today”; Hear here; MP3) (Amp)
Celtic Thunder “Holiday Symphony” (five male soloists perform solo and ensemble numbers, backed by a 90-piece orchestra; Hear here) (Legacy Recordings, Oct. 27)
Vicky Chow (Canadian pianist) “Tristan Perich: Surface Image” (album-length composition for solo piano with 40-channel 1-bit electronics composed by Perich and performed by Chow; Hear here; MP3) (New Amsterdam)
Crobot “Something Supernatural” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Wind-up, Oct. 27)
Danity Kane “DK3” (first single: “Lemonade,” feat. Tyga; Hear here; MP3) (Stereotypes Music, Oct. 27)
Dave Davies “Rippin’ Up Time” (producer: David Nolte; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Red River Entertainment, Oct. 27)
The Flaming Lips “With a Little Help From My Fwends” (a tribute to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”; guests: Miley Cyrus, Moby, My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis, Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, Grace Potter, Electric Würms; a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Bella Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warner)
Flight Facilities (Australian electronic duo) “Down to Earth” (guests: Emma Louise, Micky Green, Christine Hoberg, Giselle, Reggie Watts, Owl Eyes, Bishop Nehru; Hear here; MP3) (Future Classic / Glassnote, Oct. 27)
Dillon Francis “Money Sucks, Friends Rule” (guests: Brendon Urie, The Chain Gang of 1974, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Twista; Hear here; MP3) (Mad Decent / Columbia)
French For Rabbits (New Zealand dream-pop duo) “Spirits” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Lefse, Oct. 27)
Eric Gales “Good For Sumthin'” (producer: Raphael Saddiq; guests: Zakk Wylde, Eric Johnson; Hear here; MP3) (Cleopatra, Oct. 27)
Haerts (Brooklyn-based indie-pop group) “Haerts” (producer: Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia; first single: “Giving Up”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia, Oct. 27)
Peter Hollens (YouTube a cappella star) “Peter Hollens” (guests: Jackie Evancho, Lindsey Stirling, Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix; See here; See here; MP3) (Portrait / Sony Masterworks)
Home Free (country vocal band won NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in 2013) “Full of Cheer” (first single: “19 You + Me”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Columbia, Oct. 27)
Sam Hunt “Montevallo” (first single: “Leave the Night On”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (MCA Nashville, Oct. 27)
Joey + Rory “Country Classics by Joey + Rory” (originally sold in Cracker Barrel stores; producer: Rory Feek; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Gaither Music Group / Universal, Oct. 27)
Eric Johnson & Mike Stern “Eclectic” (with drummer Anton Fig and bassist Chris Maresh; guests: Christopher Cross, Malford Milligan, Leni Stern; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Heads Up / Concord, Oct. 27)
Syleena Johnson “Chapter 6: Couples Therapy” (first single: “My Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Greg Baker Presents / Blakbyrd Entertainment, Oct. 27)
Knuckle Puck (Chicago pop-punk band) “While I Stay Secluded” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bad Timing)
Daniel Lanois “Flesh and Machine” (first single: “My Love”; Hear here; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph, Oct. 27)
Stoney LaRue (Texas country/Red Dirt artist) “Aviator” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (eOne Music, Oct. 27)
Trip Lee (D.C.-based hip-hop artist) “Rise” (producer: Gawvi; new single: “Shweet”; Hear here; MP3) (Reach, Oct. 27)
Jerry Lee Lewis “Rock & Roll Time” (producer: Daniel Lanois; guests: Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Robbie Robertson, Neil Young, Nils Lofgren, Shelby Lynne, Ivan Neville, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Jon Brion; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; see related book below) (Vanguard, Oct. 27)
Lil’ Mo (“R&B Divas LA” reality star) “The Scarlet Letter” (first single: “Should’ve Never Let You Go”; Hear here; MP3) (Astra / Penalty Entertainment, Oct. 27)
Lily & Madeleine “Fumes” (producer: Paul Mahern; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Asthmatic Kitty, Oct. 27)
Live (sans former frontman Ed Kowalczyk; new singer: Chris Shinn) “The Turn” (producers: Jerry Harrison, Live; Hear here) (Think Loud Recordings, Oct. 27)
The Living Sisters (Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark, Inara George and Alex Lilly) “Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday” (producers: Sheldon Gomberg, The Living Sisters; Hear here; See here) (Vanguard)
Lonesome River Band “Turn on a Dime” (Hear here; MP3) (Mountain Home Music Company)
Barry Manilow “My Dream Duets” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Verve, Oct. 27)
Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet “The 21st Century Trad Band” (Hear here; MP3) (Basin Street, Oct. 27)
Leighton Meester “Heartstrings” (MP3) (Hotly Wanting / Vagrant, Oct. 27)
Mystery Skulls (aka electronic artist Luis Dubuc) “Forever” (guests: Nile Rodgers, Brandy, Snowblood; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Warner, Oct. 27)
Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable “Leave Me Alone” (producer: Oliveri; first single: “Human Cannonball Explodes”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Schnitzel)
Rancid “… Honor Is All We Know” (limited-edition deluxe LP + CD + 7″; producer: Brett Gurewitz; Hear here; MP3) (Hellcat / Epitaph, Oct. 27)
Requiem (Santa Cruz, Calif., metalcore quintet led by I Am Ghost vocalist Steve Juliano) “The Unexplainable Truth” (producers: Requiem; Hear here; MP3) (Cleopatra, Oct. 27)
LeAnn Rimes “One Christmas — Chapter 1” (six-song EP; first single: “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”; Hear here; MP3) (Iconic Entertainment Group, Oct. 27)
Darius Rucker “Home for the Holidays” (includes a duet with Sheryl Crow on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”; producer: Frank Rogers; Hear here; Vinyl) (Capitol Nashville, Oct. 27)
Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) “RTJ2” (guests: Zach de la Rocha, Travis Barker, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mass Appeal, Oct. 27)
Hannah Schneider (electro-pop artist) “Red Lines” (first single: “Butterfly Lovers”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Lojinx / Sony Denmark, Oct. 27)
Secondhand Serenade “Undefeated” (first single: “Shake It Off”; Hear here; MP3) (Caroline, Oct. 27)
Sirens in the Delta (British rock quintet) “Revolutions to Follow” (producer: Patrick Jordan; first single: “PΔ RIS”; Hear here) (Sirens in the Delta, Oct. 27)
Sister Sin (Swedish heavy metal band) “Black Lotus” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Victory)
Stalley (rapper from Massillon, Ohio) “Ohio” (guests: De La Soul, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina, Nipsey Hussle, Rashad; new singles: “Always Into Something” and “Jackin’ Chevys”; Hear here; MP3) (Maybach Music Group / Atlantic, Oct. 27)
Taylor Swift “1989” (first single: “Shake It Off”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Big Machine, Oct. 27)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 52” (21 songs; Hear here; MP3) (UMG Recordings / Sony, Oct. 27)
Dionne Warwick “Feels So Good” (duets album, featuring Gladys Knight, Cyndi Lauper, Mya, Ziggy Marley, Jamie Foxx, CeeLo Green, Ruben Studdard, Ne-Yo, etc.; producers: Damon Elliott, Jack Splash, Jesse “Corporal” Wilson, Swizz Beatz; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Damon Elliott Music Group / Caroline, Oct. 27)
James Williamson (The Stooges guitarist) “Re-Licked” (new recordings of Stooges rarities originally written by Iggy Pop and Williamson in 1973-74; guests: Mark Lanegan, Ariel Pink, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, The Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone, Jello Biafra, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Leopard Lady)
Pegi Young & The Survivors (Neil Young filed for divorce from his longtime wife in July 2014) “Lonely In a Crowded Room” (producer: Niko Bolas; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (New West, Oct. 27)
Yusuf “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” (the former Cat Stevens’ first album since 2009; producers: Yusuf, Rick Rubin; guests: Richard Thompson, Charlie Musselwhite, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Tinariwen, Matt Sweeney; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings, Oct. 27)

More CD/Vinyl Releases for the Week of Oct. 28, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Attaque (aka U.K. electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Gentry) “On Ly Ou [MP3]” (first single: “Change Your Mind”; Hear here) (Bad Life Artists)
Cut Teeth “Night Years [MP3]” (first single: “Christmas on Easter Island”; Hear here) (Topshelf, Oct. 27)
Anthony Farina (Brooklyn alt-rock singer-songwriter) “The Color Wheel [MP3]” (six-song EP; producer: Reed Black; guest: Hillary Capps; first single: “Here I Go Again”; ReverbNation) (Anthony Farina Music)
Toby Lightman “Every Kind of People [MP3]” (Hear here) (Vertusent Music Group)
Martial Canterel (aka Sean McBride of Xeno & Oaklander) “Gyors, Lassú [MP3]” (first single: “And I Thought”; ReverbNation) (Dais)
Mysteries “New Age Music Is Here [MP3]” (new single: “Newly Thrown”; Hear here) (Felte)
Otonana Trio (Japanese rock trio) “Say a Little Prayer for the Ramen King [MP3]” (Hear here) (Toyotama No Mori Recordings)
The Passport (Memphis indie-rock quintet) “Trigger [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (The Passport, Oct. 25)
Rökkurró “Innra [MP3]” (producer: Helgi Hrafn Jónsson; Hear here) (Rökkurró Music)
Small Reactions “Similar Phantoms [MP3]” (Hear here) (Bear Kids Recordings)
Spiders & Snakes (Hollywood underground glam-metal rockers) “Year of the Snake [MP3]” (includes a cover of “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore”; guests: Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Billy Sherwood, Ryo Okumoto, Dave Soble; Hear here) (Sansei)
Nicholas Stevenson (U.K. indie artist) “Here I Land [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here; See here) (The Shipping Forecast)
Anna Wilson (jazz vocalist) “Jazzbird/Songbird [MP3]” (Hear here) (Transfer)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Oct. 28, 2014

Reissues (CD / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Afghan Whigs “Gentlemen at 21” (1993 album, “Gentlemen”; remastered, with a second CD of rare B-sides, live performances and previously unreleased demos; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino / Elektra, Oct. 27)
Chet Baker “Lost Tapes: Early Chet Baker in Germany 1955-1959” (MP3) (Jazzhaus)
Leonard Bernstein “Leonard Bernstein Edition: Concertos & Orchestral Works [Box set]” (80 discs) (Sony Classical, Oct. 27)
Blackhawk “Greatest Hits & More” (13 songs) (Loud & Proud)
Belinda Carlisle “The Complete Studio Album Collection [Box set]” (seven CDs; Read here) (U.K. – Edsel, Oct. 27)
The Champs “Snapshot: The Champs” (10 hits; MP3) (Hickory / Sony, Oct. 27)
Bruce Cockburn “Rumours of Glory [Box set]” (eight CDs, 117 tracks, and one DVD, featuring “Bruce Cockburn Live – The Slice O Life Tour” from 2008; the box set is a companion piece to his new memoir, “Rumours of Glory,” out Nov. 4) (True North, Oct. 27)
Plácido Domingo “Siempre En Mi Corazon: The Latin Album Collection [Box set]” (eight CDs) (Sony Classics, Oct. 27)
5000 Volts “5000 Volts (Expanded Edition)” (1975 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; See here) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 27)
Jerry Garcia Band “GarciaLive Volume Five: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley” (Read here) (ATO)
The Kane Gang “The Bad and Lowdown World of The Kane Gang (Deluxe Edition)” (1985 album; remastered, with two discs of non-album bonus tracks, remixes and live material; Read here; MP3) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Oct. 27)
KISS “Love Gun (Deluxe Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with a second CD of demos and live tracks; MP3) (Mercury / UMe, Oct. 27)
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe CD Edition)” (1971 album; remastered, with a second disc of unreleased material; Original CD; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition Vinyl; Super Deluxe Edition Box, with CD and LP; MP3), “Houses of the Holy (Deluxe CD Edition)” (1973 album; remastered, with a second disc of unreleased material; Original CD; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition Vinyl; Super Deluxe Edition Box, with CD and LP; MP3) (Swan Song / Atlantic)
Brenda Lee “Snapshot: Brenda Lee” (10 hits; MP3) (Hickory / Sony, Oct. 27)
The Ramsey Lewis Trio “Country Meets the Blues” (1962 album; remastered) (Hallmark, Oct. 27)
Martika “Martika (Expanded Edition)” (1988 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, Oct. 27)
Paul McCartney “New: Collector’s Edition” (2013 album; with a second CD of seven bonus tracks and a DVD containing a documentary, interview and music videos; Read here) (Hear Music / Concord, Oct. 27)
Charley Pride “Snapshot: Charley Pride” (10 hits; MP3) (Hickory / Sony, Oct. 27)
Suzi Quatro “The Girl From Detroit City [Box set]” (four CDs, 82 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Oct. 27)
Frank Sinatra “In the Wee Hours [Vinyl]” (1955 album), “This Is Sinatra! [Vinyl]” (1956 album), “Come Fly With Me [Vinyl]” (1958 album), “Vegas [Box set]” (four discs) (Capitol / UMe, Oct. 27)
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Through the Looking Glass” (1987 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks), “Peepshow” (1988 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Superstition” (1991 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “The Rapture” (1995 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Geffen / UMe, Oct. 27)
Joe Tex “Snapshot: Joe Tex” (10 hits; MP3) (Hickory / Sony, Oct. 27)
Various artists “Black & Blue: The Laff Records Collection [Box set]” (four CDs; MP3) (RockBeat, Oct. 27)
Various artists “The Complete Stax / Volt Soul Singles Vol 2: 1968-71 [Box set]” (nine CDs) (Stax / Fantasy, Oct. 27)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Disney 3” (20 songs; MP3) (Walt Disney, Oct. 27)
Various artists “Satisfaction Guaranteed! Motown Guys 1961-69” (24-song collection includes unreleased tracks by The Miracles, The Contours, Edwin Starr, the Spinners, etc.; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, Oct. 27)
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble “The Complete Epic Recordings Collection [Box set]” (12 discs; includes the first commercial release of the 1983 Toronto concert “A Legend in the Making – Live at the El Mocambo”; MP3; see related MP3 below) (Epic / Legacy)
The Who “The Who Hits 50!” (Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Geffen / UMe, Oct. 27)

More CD/Vinyl Releases for the Week of Oct. 28, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
AFI “Sing the Sorrow [MP3]” (2003 album) (Interscope / UMe, Oct. 27)
Amazing Rhythm Aces “The Essential Amazing Rhythm Aces [MP3]” (30 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy, Oct. 27)
Brook Benton “That Old Feeling [MP3]” (1966 album), “My Country [MP3]” (1966 album) (RCA / Legacy, Oct. 27)
David Allan Coe “DAC [MP3]” (1982 album; remastered), “Rough Rider [MP3]” (1982 album; remastered; Hear here) (Columbia Nashville / Legacy, Oct. 27)
The Cramps “Smell of Female [MP3]” (1983 album, with three bonus tracks), “RockinnReelininAucklandNewZealandXXX [MP3]” (1987 album), “Stay Sick! [MP3]” (1990 album, with six bonus tracks), “Look Mom No Head! [MP3]” (1991 album, with two bonus tracks) (Vengeance)
Damita Jo “This Is Damita Jo [MP3]” (1965 album) (Epic / Legacy, Oct. 27)
Kashif “Kashif [MP3]” (1983 album; remastered), “Send Me Your Love [MP3]” (1984 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks), “Condition of the Heart [MP3]” (1985 album; remastered; Hear here), “Love Changes [MP3]” (1987 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; See here) (Arista / Legacy, Oct. 27)
Dan Penn “Nobody’s Fool [MP3]” (1973 album; remastered; Hear here) (RCA / Legacy, Oct. 27)
Romeo Void “Benefactor [MP3]” (1982 album; with four bonus tracks, including the 12-inch version of “Never Say Never”), “Instincts [MP3]” (1984 album; with one bonus track) (Columbia / Legacy, Oct. 27)
The Stylistics “Closer Than Close [MP3]” (1982 album; remastered; Hear here) (Philadelphia International / Legacy, Oct. 27)
Various artists “80s Wonderland: 12 Holiday Classics [MP3]” (featuring The Pointer Sisters, Dave Edmunds, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Run-D.M.C., Eddie Money, Dan Fogelberg, etc.) (Legacy Recordings, Oct. 27)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble “Archives [MP3]” (22 tracks) (Epic / Legacy, Oct. 27)
Edgar Winter “The Essential Edgar Winter [MP3]” (30 tracks) (Epic / Legacy, Oct. 27)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Oct. 28, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Josh Grad, et al “Wish I Was Here [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)
Guns N’ Roses “Guns N’ Roses: After the Destruction [DVD]” (eOne Music)
Fela Kuti “Guns N’ Roses: After the Destruction [Instant Video]” (2014 documentary; See here) (Kino Lorber)
Adam Levine, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, et al “Begin Again [DVD]” (2014 film; See here; Blu-ray) (Anchor Bay)
Peter Murphy “Mr. Moonlight Tour: 35 Years of Bauhaus [DVD]” (See here) (Nettwerk)
Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Tim Reid, Loni Anderson, et al “WKRP in Cincinnati: The Complete Series [DVD]” (12 discs) (Shout! Factory)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band “London Calling Live in Hyde Park [Instant Video]” (2010 concert film; See here) (The Orchard)

More Book Releases for the Week of Oct. 28, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
The Beatles “The Beatles: Here, There, and Everywhere [Hardcover]” (author: Nancy J. Hajeski) (Thunder Bay Press)
Leonard Bernstein “The Leonard Bernstein Letters [Paperback]” (author: John Byrne Cooke; Kindle) (Yale University Press)
The Doors “Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre: A Biography of the Doors [Hardcover]” (author: Mick Wall; Paperback) (Orion, Oct. 30)
Donald Fagen “Eminent Hipsters [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Penguin Books)
Mick Fleetwood “Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac [Audiobook]” (co-author: Anthony Bozza; Audio CD) (Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., Oct. 30)
Aretha Franklin “Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin [Audiobook]” (author: David Ritz) (Little, Brown and Company)
Ron Hall and Sherman Willmott “Memphis Rocks: A Concert History, 1955-1985 [Kindle]” (Shangri-la Projects, Oct. 31)
Happy Mondays “Happy Mondays: Excess All Areas – A Biography [Hardcover]” (author: Simon Spence) (Aurum Press, Oct. 30)
Billy Joel “Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography [Hardcover]” (author: Fred Schruers; Kindle) (Crown Archetype)
Janis Joplin “On the Road with Janis Joplin [Hardcover]” (author: John Byrne Cooke; Kindle) (Berkley Hardcover)
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin on Led Zeppelin: Interviews and Encounters [Paperback]” (edited by Hank Bordowitz) (Chicago Review Press, Nov. 1)
Jerry Lee Lewis “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story [Hardcover]” (author: Rick Bragg; Kindle) (Harper)
Richard Loren (former Grateful Dead agent and manager) “High Notes: A Rock Memoir, Working with Rock Legends Jefferson Airplane Through The Doors to the Grateful Dead [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (east pond publishing, Nov. 1)
Tom Petty “Tom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll Guardian [Paperback]” (author: Andrea Rotondo; Kindle) (Omnibus Press)
John Steventon “DJing For Dummies [Paperback]” (For Dummies, Oct. 27)
Julia Winterson and Paul Harris “Rock & Pop Theory: The Essential Guide [Paperback]” (Faber Music Ltd.)
Bobby Womack “Bobby Womack: My Story 1944-2014 [Paperback]” (co-author: Robert Ashton) (John Blake, Nov. 1)
Robert Wyatt “Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt [Kindle]” (author: Marcus O’Dair) (Serpent’s Tail, Oct. 30)

More Book Releases for the Week of Oct. 28, 2014

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