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