New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Jason Aldean “Old Boots, New Dirt” (first single: “Burnin’ It Down”; Hear here; MP3) (Broken Bow)
Alex & Sierra (U.S. “X Factor” season 3 winners) “It’s About Us” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Syco Music / Columbia)
Betty Who “Take Me When You Go” (collaborators: Peter Thomas, Claude Kelly, Martin Johnson, Mag, Starsmith; first single: “Somebody Loves You”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA)
Black Strobe (French electroclash outfit) “Godforsaken Roads” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (!K7)
Traci Braxton (star of WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values”) “Crash & Burn” (guests: Paul Wall, Ray J, Frankie J, Lucky Luciano, etc.; first single: “Last Call”; Hear here) (eOne Music)
Jim Brickman “On a Winter’s Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas” (Amazon-exclusive album features guests Kenny Rogers, John Oates, Jana Kramer, Anne Cochran, Orla Fallon, Tracy Silverman, John Trones; Hear here; MP3) (Green Hill)
Jackson Browne “Standing in the Breach” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Inside Recordings)
Caribou “Our Love” (first single: “Can’t Do Without You”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
Keyshia Cole “Point of No Return” (collaborators: R. Kelly, Scott Storch, Mike WiLL Made It, Birdman, DJ Mustard, Future, Wale; new single: “She”; Hear here; MP3) (Interscope)
Dark Blue (Philly trio) “Pure Reality” (producer: Jeff Zeigler; first single: “Sounds Like Hell on Earth”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jade Tree)
The Dead Milkmen “Pretty Music For Pretty People” (Hear here) (Quid Ergo / MVD)
Dinosaur Feathers “Control” (first single: “Zeitgeist”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Minnie Driver “Ask Me to Dance” (her first new release since 2007 features covers of Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Elliott Smith, John Prine, Crowded House, etc.; producer: Marc “Doc” Dauer; Hear here) (Rounder / Zöe)
EXOTYPE (Orlando electronic/metal band) “EXOTYPE” (producer: Joey Sturgis; first single: “Wide Awake”; Hear here; MP3) (Rise)
Field Report “Marigolden” (producer: Robbie Lackritz; first single: “Home [Leave the Lights On]”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Partisan)
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn “Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn” (Hear here; MP3) (Rounder)
Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) “You’re Dead!” (guests: Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Captain Murphy, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warp)
Bill Frisell “Guitar in the Space Age!” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (OKeh / Sony Masterworks)
Macy Gray “The Way” (Hear here; MP3) (Kobalt Music Group)
Steve Gunn (NYC guitarist-songwriter, formerly of The Violators) “Way Out Weather” (first single: “Milly’s Garden”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Paradise of Bachelors)
Handsome Jack (Buffalo-based boogie soul group) “Do What Comes Naturally” (producer: Zachary Gabbard of the Buffalo Killers; guest: Bob Nave of the 1960s group Lemon Pipers on Hammond organ; first single: “Echoes”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Hozier (Irish singer-songwriter) “Hozier” (Hear here; Read here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rubyworks / Island)
The Juan MacLean “In a Dream” (first single: “A Place Called Space”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (DFA)
Kasabian “48:13” (released in the U.K. in June 2014; producer: guitarist Sergio Pizzorno; new single: “Bumblebeee”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Harvest)
Hal Ketchum “I’m the Troubadour” (his first album in six years; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Music Road)
Los Straitjackets “Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits” (first single: “You Can Count On Me”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Lower Than Atlantis (U.K. post-hardcore band) “Lower Than Atlantis” (producer: John Mitchell; first single: “Here We Go”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (U.K. – Easy Life / Sony, Oct. 6)
Johnny Marr “Playland” (producers: Marr, band member Doviak; first single: “Easy Money”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (New Voodoo / Warner Music Group)
Minus the Bear “Lost Loves” (Hear here; MP3) (Dangerbird)
New Found Glory “Resurrection” (their first album since 2011’s “Radiosurgery”; producers: Paul Miner, New Found Glory; first single: “Selfless”; Hear here) (Hopeless)
Stevie Nicks “24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault” (a collection of lost and stray songs, all newly recorded; producers: Nicks, Dave Stewart, Waddy Wachtel; Read here; LP + MP3; MP3) (Reprise)
Gary Numan & Ade Fenton “From Inside: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (animated film based on the epic graphic novel by John Bergin; Hear here; See here; DVD; MP3) (Lakeshore)
Paloma Faith “A Perfect Contradiction” (collaborators: Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq; new single: “Only Love Can Hurt Like This,” written by Diane Warren; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Epic)
The Piano Guys “Wonders” (guest: Shweta Subram; Hear here; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Portrait / Sony Masterworks)
Rachael Sage “Blue Roses” (Hear here; MP3) (MPress)
SBTRKT (London-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) “Wonder Where We Land” (guests: Jessie Ware, Sampha, Raury, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, A$AP Ferg, Denai Moore, Emily Kokal from Warpaint, etc.; first single: “New Dorp. New York”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Young Turks / XL Recordings)
Philip Selway (Radiohead drummer) “Weatherhouse” (first single: “Coming Up For Air”; Hear here; See here; LP + MP3; MP3) (Bella Union)
Sister Hazel “20 Stages” (20 songs recorded in 20 venues; Hear here; MP3; DVD) (Rock Ridge Music)
James Lee Stanley “The Apocaloptimist” (guests: Paul Barrere, Stephen Bishop, Corky Siegel, Lori Lieberman, Lisa Turner, etc.; Hear/read here; MP3) (Beachwood Recordings)
Streets of Laredo “Volume I & II” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Dine Alone)
Texas Hippie Coalition (“red dirt” metal band) “Ride On” (Hear here; MP3) (Carved / Universal)
Tinashe (R&B singer-songwriter) “Aquarius” (collaborators: Detail, DJ Mustard, Redwine, DJ Marley Waters, Boi-1da, Jasper, Future, Stargate; guests: ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky; first single: “2 On”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (RCA)
Tokio Hotel “Kings of Suburbia” (first single: “Love Who Loves You Back”; Hear here; See here) (De-Code LTD / Caroline)
Various artists “The Best of Me: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (includes new songs by Lady Antebellum, Kasey Musgraves, etc.; the romantic drama film opens Oct. 17; See here) (Capitol Nashville)
Various artists “Dolphin Tale 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (music by Rachel Portman; See here; MP3) (Lakeshore)
The Vaselines “V for Vaselines” (producers: The Vaselines, Tony Doogan; Hear here; MP3) (Rosary Music)
Wampire “Bazaar” (producer: Jacob Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra; first single: “Wizard Staff”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Weezer “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” (their first album since 2010; producer: Ric Ocasek; first single: “Back to the Shack”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Republic)
Peter White “Smile” (Hear here; MP3) (Heads Up / Concord)
Nikki Yanofsky (Canadian jazz-pop singer-songwriter) “Little Secret” (executive producer: Quincy Jones; producers: Rob Kleiner, Dan Cinelli; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (A440 Entertainment / Caroline)
Yellowcard “Lift a Sail” (producer: Neal Avron; first single: “One Bedroom”; Hear here; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
Zola Jesus “Taiga” (first single: “Dangerous Days”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mute)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 7, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Susan Aquila (vocalist and electric violinist) “Sooper Gurl [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Original Kitchen)
Bethan “Time Gone By [MP3]” (producer: Midlake’s McKenzie Smith; Hear here) (Velvet Blue Music)
Chaos Chaos (Brooklyn-based sisters) “Committed to the Crime [MP3]” (six-song EP; first single: “Breaker”; Hear here) (Chaos Chaos)
Corners (Echo Park-based post-punk band) “Maxed Out On Distractions [MP3]” (Hear here; See here) (Lolipop / Burger)
Ewian (led by German composer Ewian Christensen) “Good Old Underground [MP3]” (Hear here; See here) (Timezone, Oct. 10)
Hideout “Rookie [MP3]” (first single: “Where You’ve Been”; Hear here) (Thrill Me)
Kyneska (English indie-pop group) “Sunrise on the Moon [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Moonlix, Oct. 6)
Low Society (Memphis-based roots/blues devotees) “You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down [MP3]” (producers: Sturgis Nikides, Johnny Philips; guests: Rick Steff, Dr. Herman Green, Brian Hawkins; first single: “You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down”; ReverbNation) (Icehouse / Select-O-Hits)
Shinobi Ninja “Return From … [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Shinobi Ninja)
Sunsets the Day (British rock quintet) “Sunsets the Day [MP3]” (four-song EP; ReverbNation) (Audio Image, Oct. 3)
Matt Turk (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.-based musician) “Cold Revival [MP3]” (producer: filmmaker David Dobkin, who directed “Wedding Crashers” and the upcoming “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr.; Hear here) (Turktunes)
Juniper Watters (Vancouver-based jazz/pop singer-songwriter) “Juniper Watters [MP3]” (six-song EP; ReverbNation) (Juniper Watters, Oct. 8)
Grace Weber “The Refinery [MP3]” (first single: “Perfect Stranger”; Hear here; See here) (Grace Weber Music)
White Laces “Trance [MP3]” (producer: Jeff Zeigler; Hear here) (Happenin’)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band [Hybrid SACD]” (1965 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Perry Como “The Classic Christmas Album” (14 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Ry Cooder “Soundtracks [Box set]” (seven-disc collection includes material from the films “The Long Riders,” “Alamo Bay,” “Paris, Texas,” “Blue City,” “Crossroads,” “Johnny Handsome” and “Trespass”) (Rhino)
Marvin Gaye “Complete Motown Album Collection [Box set]” (25 discs; Read here) (U.K. – Motown, Oct. 6)
The Jeff Healey Band “Live At The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 1993” (Eagle Rock)
Ice-T “Greatest Hits” (15 tracks) (Rhino)
Il Divo “The Classic Christmas Album” (10 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Joe Jackson “Steppin’ Out: The A&M Years 1979-89” (17 tracks; Track list) (U.K. – Spectrum Audio, Oct. 6)
Ahmad Jamal “Complete Collection: 1951-1959,” “Complete Collection: 1959-1962” (Enlightenment)
James Gang “Bang / Miami” (1974 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, Oct. 6)
Shelby Lynne “I Am Shelby Lynne: Deluxe Edition [CD/DVD]” (1999 album; remastered, with six previously unreleased bonus tracks from the original sessions; includes the DVD “Shelby Lynne: Live at the House of Blues,” filmed in April 2000; See/read here; Vinyl) (Rounder)
Johnny Mathis “The Classic Christmas Album” (14 songs, including two previously unreleased tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Monkees “The Monkees in Mono [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Box set]” (contains the band’s first five albums) (Friday Music)
Bill Nelson “After the Satellite Sings” (1995 album; remastered; Read here; MP3) (U.K. – Cocteau Discs / Esoteric Recordings, Oct. 6)
Ricky Nelson “The Definitive Collection 1957-62” (four CDs, 109 songs) (Acrobat)
Agnes Obel “Aventine (Deluxe Edition)” (2013 album, with a second CD of new songs and live versions, plus a David Lynch remix of “Fuel To Fire”; Hear here) ([PIAS] America)
Peter, Paul and Mary “In the Wind [Hybrid SACD]” (1963 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Webb Pierce “The Complete US Country Hits 1952-62” (three CDs, 62 songs) (Acrobat)
Nelson Riddle “Batman: Original TV Soundtrack” (1966 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Mercury / UMe)
Diana Ross “Complete Motown Album Collection [Box set]” (23 discs; Read here) (U.K. – Motown, Oct. 6)
Frank Sinatra “The Classic Christmas Album” (14 songs, including the previously unreleased “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” duet with Dorothy Kirsten) (Columbia / Legacy)
Michael Stanley “Coming Up For Air” (1996 solo album; remastered), “Eighteen Down” (2000 album; remastered) (Classic Music Vault)
Michael Stanley Band “Heartland” (1980 album; remastered, with two bonus live tracks; MP3), “North Coast” (1981 album; remastered, with two bonus live tracks; MP3), “MSB” (1982 album; remastered, with two bonus live tracks; MP3), “Fourth and Ten” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus demo tracks; MP3), “Right Back At Ya (1971-1983)” (1992 compilation; remastered) (Classic Music Vault)
The Stylistics “Best of: 30th Anniversary Edition” (Amherst)
Barbra Streisand “The Classic Christmas Album” (15 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Swing Out Sister “The Essential Swing Out Sister” (17 tracks, including the previously unreleased big-band version of “Forever Blue”; Read here) (U.K. – Salvo, Oct. 6)
Foster Sylvers “Foster Sylvers” (1973 album; remastered, with a bonus remix of “Misdemeanor”) (Fever Dream)
Floyd Taylor (the son of Johnnie Taylor died in February 2014) “‘Bout It ‘Bout It – All of Me: Deluxe” (2010 album, with bonus tracks; MP3) (CDS)
Underworld “dubnobasswithmyheadman (Deluxe Edition)” (1994 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material; Read here; Vinyl; Audio Blu-ray; Super Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Universal Music Enterprises)
Various artists “The Classic Christmas Country Album” (exclusive to; 16 songs, featuring Martina McBride, Alabama, KT Oslin, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, etc.), “The Classic Christmas Hard Rock Album” (11 songs, featuring Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson, Neal Schon, Robin Trower, Trevor Rabin, etc.), “The Classic Christmas Pop Album” (15 songs, featuring Glasvegas, Metro Station, New Kids on the Block, Phantom Planet, Los Lonely Boys, etc.) (Legacy)
Various artists “Roberta: A Musical Comedy In Two Acts” (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Otto Harbach, adapted from the novel by Alice Duer Miller; this is the complete score in its original orchestrations by Kern’s orchestrator-of-choice, Robert Russell Bennett; Hear/read here; MP3) (New World)
Various artists “Songs of the Spanish Civil War” (24 tracks; MP3) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Various artists “Walt Disney Records / The Legacy Collection: Sleeping Beauty” (1959 soundtrack album; remastered, with a second disc of demos and rarities; see DVD below) (Walt Disney)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 7, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Eric Gale “Ginseng Woman [MP3]” (1977 album), “Multiplication [MP3]” (1978 album), “Part of You [MP3]” (1979 album), “Touch of Silk [MP3]” (1980 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Lulu “Independence [MP3]” (1993 album) (R.D.E.G., Oct. 6)
Pussycat “My Broken Souvenirs: The Very Best Of [MP3]” (18 tracks) (R.D.E.G., Oct. 6)
Various artists “Portugal: Portuguese Traditional Music [MP3]” (17 tracks), “Ukraine: Traditional Music [MP3]” (34 tracks) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Rainn Wilson, et al “The Office: The Complete Series [DVD]” (38 discs) (Universal Studios)
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, et al “Holiday Inn [Blu-ray]” (1942 film; digitally remastered and fully restored, with bonus features) (Universal Studios)
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, et al “Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow [Blu-ray + DVD]” (2014 film; DVD) (Warner Home Video)
Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo, et al “China Beach: The Complete Series [DVD]” (all 62 episodes on 21 discs, with three commemorative scripts and cast photos) (Time Life)
Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, et al “Million Dollar Arm [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Walt Disney)
Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, et al “Oklahoma! [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1955 film) (20th Century Fox)
Danny Kaye “The Best of The Danny Kaye Show [DVD]” (six uncut episodes of the Emmy-winning 1963-1967 variety show, featuring such guests as Ella Fitzgerald, Nana Mouskouri, Harry Belafonte, Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly, etc.; See here) (MVD Visual)
Jake Lacy, David Cross, Gabe Liedman, et al “Obvious Child [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Lions Gate)
Jon Lord “Celebrating Jon Lord [Blu-ray]” (guests: Deep Purple, Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes, Paul Weller, Rick Wakeman, etc.; See here; CD) (earMusic / Eagle Rock)
Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, et al “A Million Ways to Die in the West [Blu-ray + DVD]” (2014 film; DVD) (Universal Studios)
Don McLean “Live in Manchester [DVD/CD]” (1991 concert at Free Trade Hall; See here) (Pop Twist Entertainment)
The Muppets “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie [Blu-ray]” (2002 film) (Universal Studios)
Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Gerald McRaney, et al “The NeverEnding Story (30th Anniversary) [Blu-ray]” (1984 film; See here) (Warner Home Video)
Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, et al “Short Circuit [DVD + Blu-ray]” (1986 film; See here) (Image Entertainment)
George Takei “To Be Takei [DVD]” (documentary; See here) (Anchor Bay)
UFO “The Story of UFO: Too Hot to Handle 1969-1993 [DVD]” (See here) (Wienerworld)
Various artists “Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]” (two discs; Blu-ray) (Cartoon Network)
Various artists “Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1959 film, with bonus features) (Walt Disney)
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, et al “Alien: 35th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]” (1979 film) (20th Century Fox)
Frank Zappa “Freak Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers: Frank Zappa 1969-1973 [DVD]” (Tom O’Dell film; Read here) (Chrome Dreams / Sexy Intellectual)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Oct. 7, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Duane Allman “Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman [Paperback]” (author: Galadrielle Allman; Kindle) (Spiegel & Grau)
BBC Radio 6 Music “BBC Radio 6 Music’s The Alternative Jukebox: 500 Extraordinary Tracks That Tell the Story of Alternative Music [Hardcover]” (Cassell Illustrated, Oct. 6)
Billy Idol “Dancing With Myself [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster)
Modest Mouse “Modest Mouse [Hardcover]” (photographs by Pat Graham) (powerHouse Books)
Joe Perry “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Simon & Schuster)
Robert Plant “Robert Plant: A Life [Paperback]” (author: Paul Rees; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
Daniel Rachel “The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters [Paperback]” (Kindle) (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Bruce Springsteen “Springsteen: Album by Album [Hardcover]” (author: Ryan White) (Sterling)
U2 “U2: The Definitive Biography [Hardcover]” (author: John Jobling; Kindle) (Thomas Dunne Books)

More Book Releases for the Week of Oct. 7, 2014

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