Categories: New releases

This Week’s Releases: Sept. 10, 2013

New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
David Åhlén (Swedish singer-songwriter)“Selah [MP3]” (Hear here)(Mishkan)
The Albertans“Dangerous Anything” (first single: “Casual Encounters”; Hear here; MP3)(Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Arctic Monkeys“AM” (producers: James Ford, Ross Orton; guests: Elvis Costello, Josh Homme, Pete Thomas, Bill Ryder-Jones, John Cooper Clarke; first single: “Do I Wanna Know?”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Domino)
Willis Earl Beal (Chicago lo-fi musician)“Nobody knows.” (Hear here; Read here; LP + MP3)(Hot Charity / XL Recordings)
Bowling For Soup“Lunch. Drunk. Love.” (producer: Jarinus; Hear here; MP3)(Brando / Que-So)
Convenant (Swedish electronic group)“Leaving Babylon” (first single: “Last Dance”; Hear here; MP3)(Metropolis)
Ry Cooder and Corridos Famosos“Live in San Francisco” (recorded in 2011 at Great American Music Hall; Hear here; MP3)(Nonesuch / Perro Verde)
Sheryl Crow“Feels Like Home” (producers: Crow, Brad Paisley; first single: “Easy”; Hear here; MP3)(Old Green Barn / Sea Gayle Music / Warner)
Voo Davis (Americana/blues rocker)“Vicious Things [MP3]” (Hear here)(Butter & Bacon)
D.P. (country rapper Danny Perez, from Gainesville, Fla.)“While We’re Still Young” (Hear here; See here; MP3)(Sosic)
Earth, Wind & Fire“Now, Then & Forever” (their first album in eight years; guest: Daniel McClain; first single: “My Promise”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; see related reissue below)(Legacy)
Gloria Estefan“The Standards” (guests: Dave Koz, Joshua Bell, Laura Pausini; first single: “How Long Has This Been Going On”; Hear here; MP3)(Sony Music Latin)
Forest Fire“Screens [MP3]” (producer: Jonathan Schenke; first single: “Waiting in the Night; Hear here; Vinyl)(FatCat)
Gemini Syndrome (L.A. hard-rock band)“LUX” (producer: Kevin Churko; first single: “Basement”; Hear here; See here)(Warner)
Gipsy Kings“Savor Flamenco” (their first album in seven years marks their 25th anniversary; Hear here; MP3)(Knitting Factory)
Goldfrapp“Tales of Us” (producers: Goldfrapp; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mute)
Juliana Hatfield“Wild Animals” (Hear here)(Ye Olde)
Have Gun, Will Travel (Americana band from Bradenton, Fla.)“Fiction, Fact or Folktale? [MP3]” (first single: “Standing At the End of the World”; Hear here)(This Is American Music)
Infinity Shred“Sanctuary” (first single: “Void Ripper”; Hear here; See/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Paracadute)
Jessy J (saxophonist-vocalist)“Second Chances” (includes covers of Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Making Love” and Sergio Mendes’ “Magalenha”; collaborators: Norman Brown, Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Johnny Britt, Joe Sample, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(Shanachie)
Kaskade“Atmosphere” (first single: “Atmosphere”; Hear here; MP3)(Ultra)
Katatonia (Swedish metal band)“Dethroned & Uncrowned” (Hear here)(Kscope)
Natalia Kills (British synthpop singer)“Trouble” (producers: Jeff Bhasker, Guillaume Doubet, Glass John, Emile Haynie; new single: “Saturday Night”; Hear here; See here; MP3)( / Cherrytree / Kon Live / Interscope)
Mark Knopfler“Privateering” (double album was released in the U.K. in September 2012; producers: Guy Fletcher, Chuck Ainlay; Hear here; MP3)(Verve)
The Letter Black (formerly Breaking the Silence)“The Letter Black” (first single: “Sick Charade”; Hear here)(Tooth & Nail)
London Grammar (U.K.-based trio)“If You Wait [MP3]” (producers: London Grammar, Tim Bran, Roy Kerr; Hear here)(Columbia)
Magic Man (Boston synth-rock quintet)“You Are Here [MP3]” (five-song EP; producer: Alex Aldi; Hear here)(Neon Gold / Columbia)
MiniBoone (NYC indie-rock quintet)“MiniBoone” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Ministry“From Beer to Eternity” (the band’s final album, following the death of guitarist Mike Scaccia; producer: frontman Al Jourgensen; first single: “PermaWar”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(13th Planet)
Dan Miraldi“Devil At Our Heels [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here)(DM Experience This Music LLC)
Janelle Monáe“The Electric Lady” (guests: Prince, Miguel, Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spalding, Solange; first single: “Q.U.E.E.N.”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Bad Boy / Wondaland)
Newsboys“Restart” (first single: “Live with Abandon”; Hear here; MP3)(Inpop / Sparrow)
Oh No Fiasco (Knoxville, TN-based indie pop band)“No One’s Gotta Know [MP3]” (five-song EP; first single: “Down”; Hear here; See here)(Five Seven Music)
The Prog Collective (prog-rock supergroup directed by Billy Sherwood)“Epilogue” (featuring members of Yes, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Nektar, King Crimson, Hawkwind, Gentle Giant and Gong, plus Alan Parsons and special guest William Shatner; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Ben Rector“The Walking In Between” (producers: Jamie Kenney, Charlie Peacock, Rector; Hear here; MP3)(Aptly Named Recordings)
Redlight King (alt-rock group)“Irons in the Fire” (first single: “Born to Rise”; Hear here; MP3)(Hollywood)
Royal Bangs (Knoxville-based indie-rock quartet)“Brass” (producer: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Modern Art)
The Rubens (Australian rock quartet)“The Rubens” (producer: David Kahne; first single: “My Gun”; Hear here)(Warner)
Steep Canyon Rangers“Tell the Ones I Love” (producer: Larry Campbell; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Rounder)
Thievery Corporation“Saudade” (Hear here; Vinyl)(ESL Music)
Emiliana Torrini“Tookah” (her first album in five years; producer: Dan Carey; first single: “Speed of Dark”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Rough Trade)
Toy Soldiers (Philly rock quintet)“The Maybe Boys” (producer: Bill Moriarty; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Rocket Science Ventures)
Trombone Shorty“Say That to Say This” (Hear here; MP3)(Verve Forecast)
2 Chainz“B.O.A.T.S. II #Metime” (guests: Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Drake, T-Pain, Lloyd, Fergie, Chrisette Michele, etc.; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe edition)(Def Jam)
UK Decay (English post-punk band)“New Hope For the Dead” (producer: Chris Tsangarides; Hear here; MP3)(Metropolis)
Keith Urban“Fuse” (producers: Jay Joyce, Dan Huff, Nathan Chapman, Butch Walker, Mike Elizondo; guests: Miranda Lambert, Eric Church; first single: “Little Bit of Everything”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Capitol Nashville)
Steve Wariner“It Ain’t All Bad” (producer: Wariner; Hear here; MP3)(SelecTone)
J. Roddy Walston & the Business“Essential Tremors” (producer: Mark Neill; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3, with a bonus track)(ATO)
Jimmy Webb“Still Within the Sound of My Voice” (guests: Brian Wilson, America, Art Garfunkel, Carly Simon, Kris Kristofferson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Keith Urban, Joe Cocker, Marc Cohn, Lyle Lovett, The Jordinaires, Amy Grant, Rumer, Justin Currie; Hear here; MP3)(eOne Music)
The Weeknd (Canadian musician-producer Abel Tesfaye)“Kiss Land” (first single: “Belong to the World”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(XO / Universal Republic)
The Whiskey Gentry“Holly Grove [MP3]” (Hear here)(The Whiskey Gentry)
Wildcat! Wildcat! (L.A. trio)“Wildcat! Wildcat! [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Downtown)
Wild Ponies“Things That Used to Shine [MP3]” (producer: Ray Kennedy; guests: Russ Pahl, Casey Driessen; first single: “Trigger”; Hear here)(Ditch Dog)
Brian Wright (rock troubadour)“Rattle Their Chain” (Hear here; MP3)(Sugar Hill)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Chuck Berry“San Francisco Dues” (1971 album; remastered)(Get On Down)
Booker T. & The MG’s“Soul Party” (1970s compilation, originally released on vinyl in Holland; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
Ane Brun“Songs 2003-2013 [MP3]” (32 songs)(Decca)
Cactus“Barely Contained: Studio Sessions” (two CDs; remastered), “Fully Unleashed: Live Gigs, Vol. 1” (two CDs; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
The Clash“Sound System [Box set]” (contains all five remastered studio albums, plus three CDs of demos, non-album singles, B-sides and rarities and a DVD of music videos and unseen footage from the archives of Julien Temple and Don Letts; Read here; See here; MP3), “The Clash Hits Back” (two-CD, 32-song best-of; MP3)(Epic / Legacy)
Sam Cooke“Night Beat [MP3]” (1963 album)(RCA / Legacy)
Drive-By Truckers“Alabama Ass Whuppin'” (out-of-print live album from 2000, recorded in 1999 at clubs in Atlanta and Athens, Ga.; Hear here; MP3; MP3)(ATO)
Earth, Wind & Fire“The Complete Columbia Masters Collection [MP3]” (contains 16 albums; Hear here)(Columbia / Legacy)
Daryl Hall & John Oates“No Goodbyes” (1977 compilation, featuring three unreleased tracks and selections from their first three Atlantic albums; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
Harpers Bizarre“The Secret Life of Harpers Bizarre” (1968 album, produced by Lenny Waronker; remastered)(Japan – WEA)
Hipsway“Hipsway [MP3]” (1986 album; with three bonus tracks)(R.D.E.G.)
Jefferson Airplane“Jefferson Airplane Takes Off: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1966 album; remastered), “Surrealistic Pillow: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1967 album; remastered), “After Bathing at Baxter’s: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1967 album; remastered), “Crown of Creation: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1968 album; remastered), “Bless Its Pointed Little Head: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1969 album; remastered), “Volunteers: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1969 album; remastered), “Bark: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1971 album; remastered), “Long John Silver: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1972 album; remastered), “Thirty Seconds Over Winterland: Collector’s Edition” (vinyl replica; 1973 album; remastered)(Culture Factory USA)
Jo Jo Gunne“The Asylum Recordings (Vol. 1)” (two CDs, featuring their albums “Jo Jo Gunne” and “Bite Down Hard,” with three bonus tracks; remastered), “The Asylum Recordings (Vol. 2)” (two CDs, featuring their albums “Jumpin’ the Gunne” and “So. Where’s the Show?”; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
George Jones“Amazing Grace” (gospel songs recorded with producer Billy Sherrill in 2002, plus “Great Judgment Morning,” which was produced by Brian Ahern in 1994; Read here; MP3)(Bandit)
Jerry Lee Lewis“Jerry Lee Lewis” (1979 album; remastered), “When Two Worlds Collide” (1980 album; remastered), “Killer Country” (1980 album; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
Rank and File“The Slash Years” (their albums “Sundown” and “Long Gone Dead” with bonus tracks; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
Rise Against“Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013” (26 tracks; Vinyl; MP3)(DGC / Interscope)
The Silencers“Rock N Roll Enforcers [MP3]” (1980 album)(R.D.E.G.)
Simon & Garfunkel“Old Friends [MP3]” (1997 compilation; 57 tracks)(Columbia / Legacy)
Steppenwolf“Steppenwolf [Hybrid SACD]” (1968 album; remastered)(Analogue Productions)
Various artists“The History of Blue Beat: The Birth of Ska BB101-BB125 A & B Sides” (three CDs, 48 songs; Read here)(One Day Music)
Various artists“I Fall to Pieces: Gems From the Brunswick UK Vaults 1959-1962” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here)(One Day Music)
Various artists“Love Me or Leave Me: The Bethlehem Records Story 1958-1962” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here)(One Day Music)
Various artists“Music for the Millions: Gems From Bell Records USA 1956-1960” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here)(One Day Music)
Various artists“The Songs of Bacharach & David” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here)(Not Now Music)
Various artists“12”/80s Club Classics” (three CDs, 33 tracks; Track list)(U.K. – Universal)
Various artists“War Paint: The Gone Records Story 1957-1962” (three CDs, 75 songs; Read here)(One Day Music)
The Vogues“Turn Around, Look at Me” (1968 album; remastered; MP3)(Japan – WEA)
Ronnie Wood“1234” (1981 album; remastered)(Wounded Bird)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Madonna“Madonna: MDNA World Tour [DVD]” (See here; CD; MP3; Blu-ray)(Interscope)
Mike + The Mechanics + Paul Carrick“Live at Shepherds Bush London [Blu-ray]” (recorded in 2004; 75 minutes of music, seven promo videos and a 15-minute special; See here)(Eagle Rock)
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, et al“Star Trek Into Darkness [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Paramount)
Neil Sedaka“The Show Goes On: Neil Sedaka Live at the Royal Albert Hall [Blu-ray]” (filmed on April 7, 2006; See here; see related book below)(Eagle Rock)
Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault“La Cage aux Folles (Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (Eduoard Molinaro’s 1978 film; Read here; Blu-ray)(Criterion Collection)
UB40“Live At Montreux 2002 [Blu-ray]” (See here)(Eagle Rock)
Various artists“The Best of Hullabaloo Collection 1 [DVD],” “The Best of Hullabaloo Collection 2 [DVD],” “The Best of Hullabaloo Collection 3 [DVD],” “The Best of Hullabaloo Collection 4 [DVD]”(MPI Home Video)
Various artists“Jesus Christ Superstar 2012 Live Arena Tour [Blu-ray + Digital Copy]” (2013 film; See here; DVD)(Universal)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
CeeLo Green“Everybody’s Brother: My Story [Hardcover]” (co-authors: Big Gipp, David Wild; Kindle)(Grand Central Publishing)
KISS“Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) [Hardcover]” (authors: Ken Sharp, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley; Kindle)(It Books)
Neil Sedaka“Neil Sedaka: Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor – The Inside Story of His Incredible Comeback [Paperback]” (author: Rich Podolsky; foreword by Elton John)(Jawbone Press)
Ann & Nancy Wilson“Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll [Paperback]” (co-author: Charles R. Gross; Kindle)(It Books)

Next week: Sept. 17


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