New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

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)

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)

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

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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