New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Avett Brothers, The“The Carpenter” (producer: Rick Rubin; first single: “Live and Die”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(American/Universal Republic, Sept. 11, 2012)
Blaqk Audio (electronic dance duo of Davey Havok and Jade Puget, originally from AFI)“Bright Black Heaven” (first single: “Bliss”; Hear here)(Big Death/Superball Music, Sept. 11, 2012)
Kix Brooks“New to This Town” (guest: Joe Walsh; Hear here; MP3)(Sony Nashville, Sept. 11, 2012)
David Byrne & St. Vincent“Love This Giant” (Vinyl; MP3; see related book below)(4AD, Sept. 11, 2012)
Calexico“Algiers” (producers: Calexico, Craig Schumacher; first single: “Para”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(ANTI-/Epitaph, Sept. 11, 2012)
Bucky Covington“Good Guys” (producers: Mark A. Miller, Dale Oliver; first single: “Drinking Side of Country,” feat. Shooter Jennings; Hear here; MP3)(eOne Nashville, Sept. 11, 2012)

BTW: “It’s been five long years waiting to release new music, but the wait has been worth it,” Covington tells P&P. “I’m so excited about this collection of songs and getting the chance to write and produce the track ‘Drinking Side of Country’ and to sing with Shooter Jennings. Plus having Kellie Pickler and Cowboy Kenny Bartram and Mickie James in the music video is pretty awesome too. A portion of the proceeds from the first week sales of the (album) will benefit charity organization Help The Good Guys and injured fire fighters across the U.S.”

Daddy Yankee“Prestige” (producers: Musicologo & Menes; new single: “Pasarela”; Hear here; MP3)(El Cartel/Sony Music, Sept. 11, 2012)
De/Vision (German synthpop group)“Rockets & Swords” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Metropolis, Sept. 11, 2012)
DMX“Undisputed” (producers: Swizz Beatz, Caviar, Deezle, J.R. Rotem, Tronzilla; first single: “I Don’t Dance”; Hear here; MP3)(Seven Arts Music, Sept. 11, 2012)
Bob Dylan“Tempest” (producer: Jack Frost; first single: “Early Roman Kings”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Columbia, Sept. 11, 2012)
Empress Hotel“Heavy Halo” (Hear here)(Park the Van, Sept. 11, 2012)
Field Report“Field Report” (producer: Paul Kolderie; Hear here; MP3)(Partisan, Sept. 11, 2012)
Firewater“International Orange!” (producer: frontman Tod A; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Bloodshot, Sept. 11, 2012)
Steve Forbert“Over With You” (producer: Chris Goldsmith; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Blue Corn Music, Sept. 11, 2012)
The Gaither Vocal Band“Pure and Simple” (Hear here; MP3)(Spring House/EMI, Sept. 11, 2012)
John Galgano (IZZ singer-bassist)“Real Life Is Meeting” (producer: Shawn Bishop; Hear here; MP3)(Doone, Sept. 11, 2012)
Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead)“The Master [Film soundtrack]” (movie directed by Paul Thomas Anderson opens Sept. 14; stars Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Laura Dern; See here; MP3)(Nonesuch, Sept. 11, 2012)
Group 1 Crew (five-time Dove Award winners)“Fearless” (first single: “He Said”; Hear here; MP3)(Fervent, Sept. 10, 2012)
Neil Halstead (founding member of Slowdive)“Palindrome Hunches” (Hear here; Deluxe edition, Amazon-exclusive; Vinyl; MP3)(Brushfire/Universal Republic, Sept. 11, 2012)
Harm (Canadian heavy metallers)“The Nine” (producer: Tom Treumuth; first single: “Argue & Grin”; Hear here; MP3)(FrostByte Media, Sept. 11, 2012)
The Helio Sequence (Portland-based alt-rock duo)“Negotiations” (producers: The Helio Sequence; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sub Pop, Sept. 11, 2012)
Fred Hersch Trio“Alive at the Vanguard” (two CDs; Hear here; MP3)(Palmetto, Sept. 11, 2012)
Hoobastank“Fight or Flight” (producer: Gavin Brown; first single: “This Is Gonna Hurt”; Hear here; MP3)(Island, Sept. 11, 2012)
Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers)“Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(ATO, Sept. 11, 2012)
J-Love“Most Interesting Man Alive [MP3]” (guests: Method Man, Cormega, Ag da Coroner, Tragedy Khadafi, etc.; Hear here; See here)(J-Love Entertainment, Sept. 11, 2012)
Kidz Bop Kids“Kidz Bop Halloween Hits!” (MP3)(Razor & Tie, Sept. 11, 2012)
The Lighthouse and The Whaler (Cleveland indie-rock quartet)“This Is an Adventure” (producer: Ryan Hadlock; Hear here; MP3)(The Lighthouse and The Whaler, Sept. 11, 2012)
Little Big Town“Tornado” (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: “Pontoon”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Capitol Nashville, Sept. 11, 2012)
Kathy Mattea“Calling Me Home” (producers: Mattea, Gary Paczosa; guests: Stuart Duncan, Bryan Sutton, Tim and Mollie O’Brien, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(Sugar Hill, Sept. 11, 2012)
Dave Matthews Band“Away From the World” (producer: Steve Lillywhite; first single: “Mercy”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; Super Deluxe Edition; MP3)(RCA, Sept. 11, 2012)
miggs“15th & Hope” (producer: Phil Ramone; first single: “Stars”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Elm City Music/EMI, Sept. 11, 2012)
Miguel“Kaleidoscope Dream: The Air Preview [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here)(ByStorm/RCA, Sept. 11, 2012)
Mint Condition“Music @ The Speed of Life” (Hear here; MP3)(Shanachie, Sept. 11, 2012)
NOFX“Self Entitled” (producer: Bill Stevenson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Fat Wreck Chords, Sept. 11, 2012)
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra“Theatre Is Evil” (producer: John Congleton; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(8ft. Records, Sept. 11, 2012)
Lee “Scratch” Perry“Master Piece [MP3]” (producers: Born Free, The Next Room; Hear here)(Born Free, Sept. 11, 2012)
Pet Shop Boys“Elysium” (producers: Andrew Dawson, Pet Shop Boys; first single: “Winner”; Hear here; See/read here; MP3)(Astralwerks, Sept. 11, 2012)
Poema (sister duo)“Remembering You” (first single: “Clean Getaway”; Hear here; MP3)(Tooth & Nail, Sept. 11, 2012)
The Presets“Pacifica” (new single: “Ghosts”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Casablanca, Sept. 11, 2012)
Raveonettes, The“Observator” (producer: Richard Gottehrer; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Vice, Sept. 11, 2012)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The“The Magic Door” (producer: Thom Monahan; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Silver Arrow/Megaforce, Sept. 11, 2012)
Sea Wolf“Old World Romance” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Dangerbird, Sept. 11, 2012)
Snowblink“Inner Classics” (producers: Chris Stringer, Snowblink; first single: “Unsurfed Waves”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Arts & Crafts, Sept. 11, 2012)
Joanne Shaw Taylor (blues-rock guitarist-singer)“Almost Always Never” (producer: Mike McCarthy; Hear here; MP3)(Ruf, Sept. 11, 2012)
Thee Oh Sees“Putrifiers II” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(In the Red, Sept. 11, 2012)
Time Jumpers, The (lineup of 11 Nashville singers and musicians, including “Ranger” Doug Green of Riders in the Sky and Vince Gill)“The Time Jumpers” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Rounder, Sept. 11, 2012)
Tom Tom Club“Downtown Rockers [MP3]” (their first new material in more than a decade; Hear here; Vinyl)(Nacional, Sept. 11, 2012)
Turbo Fruits (Nashville rock quartet)“Butter” (producer: Spoon’s Jim Eno; first single: “Sweet Thang”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Serpents and Snakes, Sept. 11, 2012)
Various artists“Spirit of Talk Talk” (two-CD, 33-song tribute to the ’80s synthpop band, featuring covers by Recoil, Duncan Sheik, Joan As Police Woman, Turin Brakes, Jason Lytle, Zero 7, White Lies, etc.; Read here; MP3)(Fierce Panda, Sept. 11, 2012)
XX, The“Coexist” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Young Turks/XL Recordings, Sept. 11, 2012)
ZZ Top“La Futura” (producer: Rick Rubin; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(American Recordings/Universal Republic, Sept. 11, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Boney M“The Essential” (two CDs, 36 songs; Hear here)(U.K. – Sony, Sept. 10, 2012)
Ray Charles“Ray Charles At Newport [MP3]” (1958 album)(Rhino/Atlantic, Sept. 11, 2012)
Clifford Curzon“Clifford Curzon Edition: Complete Recordings [Box set]” (23 CDs, one DVD)(Decca, Sept. 11, 2012)
Hazell Dean“Evergreen: The Very Best of Hazell Dean” (two CDs, 32 songs; Read here)(U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Sept. 10, 2012)
Celine Dion“These Are Special Times [MP3]” (1992 album)(Columbia, Sept. 11, 2012)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer“Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Deluxe Edition) [CD/DVD]” (original 1970 album, plus a second CD of alternate stereo mixes and bonus tracks and a DVD audio disc of new 5.1 mixes; remastered; Read here), “Tarkus (Deluxe Edition) [CD/DVD]” (original 1971 album, plus a second CD of alternate stereo mixes and a DVD audio disc of new 5.1 mixes; remastered; Read here)(Razor & Tie, Sept. 11, 2012)
English Beat, The“The English Beat — Live At The US Festival, ’82 & ’83 [CD/DVD]” (Read here; MP3)(Shout! Factory, Sept. 11, 2012)
Renée Fleming“The Art of Renée Fleming” (18-song collection; Hear here; MP3)(Decca, Sept. 11, 2012)
David Guetta“Nothing But the Beat 2.0 [MP3]” (2011 album, repackaged with new songs “She Wolf [Falling To Pieces]” feat. Sia, “Play Hard” feat. Ne-Yo and Akon, “Wild One 2” Sia, “Just One Last Time” feat. Taped Rai, “In My Head” feat. NERVO and “Every Chance We Get We Run” feat. Tegan & Sara; Read here)(Astralwerks, Sept. 10, 2012)
The Jam“Extras [MP3]” (1992 compilation, containing 26 B-sides, rarities and unreleased tracks)(Universal, Sept. 11, 2012)
The Knack“Rock & Roll Is Good For You: The Fieger/Averre Demos” (16-song collection of rarities; Vinyl; MP3)(Omnivore Recordings, Sept. 11, 2012)
Leo Kottke“A Shout Toward Noon/Regards From Chuck Pink” (1986, 1988 albums on one CD; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, Sept. 10, 2012)
Laibach“An Introduction to … Laibach”(U.K. – Mute, Sept. 10, 2012)
Reba McEntire“Reba McEntire [MP3]” (1977 album)(Mercury Nashville, Sept. 11, 2012)
Lee Scratch Perry“Gold Collection” (contains his 1978 album, “Return of the Super Ape,” plus six bonus tracks featuring Bob Marley)(Cleopatra, Sept. 11, 2012)
Selena“Entre a mi Mundo” (1992 album; remastered)(EMI, Sept. 11, 2012)
Erick Sermon“No Pressure [MP3]” (1993 album)(Def Jam, Sept. 11, 2012)
Sons of the Pioneers featuring Roy Rogers“Tumbling Tumbleweeds [MP3]” (1986 compilation)(MCA Nashville/UMe, Sept. 11, 2012)
Traffic“Best of Traffic [MP3]” (11 songs)(Island, Sept. 11, 2012)
Various artists“Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection [Box set]” (25 CDs)(Sony Masterworks, Sept. 11, 2012)
Various artists“Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album” (15-track collection featuring classical music selected by author E L James and referenced in her bestselling “Fifty Shades” book trilogy; Hear/read here; MP3)(EMI Classics, Sept. 11, 2012)
Various artists“The Golden Age of American Comedy [MP3]” (30 tracks, feat. Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Abbott & Costello, Jack Benny, Mae West, Jimmy Durante, Laurel & Hardy, George Burns, Ernie Kovacs, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Lewis, etc.)(Airline, Sept. 11, 2012)
Various artists“Jesus Christ Superstar: The Original Studio Cast [MP3]” (1971 album; remastered)(Verve, Sept. 11, 2012)
Various artists“Now Hear This! 8.0 [MP3]” (nine tracks)(Star Song Music, Sept. 11, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Grateful Dead“The Closing of Winterland: December 31, 1978 [DVD]” (two-disc deluxe edition of the New Year’s Eve 1978 concert, with more than 185 minutes of bonus material; See here)(Shout! Factory, Sept. 11, 2012)
Robert Hays, et al“Airplane! [Blu-ray]” (1980 film)(Paramount, Sept. 11, 2012)
George Martin“Produced by George Martin [DVD]” (documentary film includes new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, Jeff Beck, Rolf Harris, Cilla Black, Millicent Martin, Bernard Cribbins; Read here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock, Sept. 11, 2012)
Don McLean“Don McLean: American Troubadour [DVD]” (documentary film by Emmy-winning director Jim Brown; CD; MP3)(Time Life, Sept. 11, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
David Byrne“How Music Works [Hardcover]”(McSweeney’s, Sept. 11, 2012)
KISS“KISS FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Hottest Band in the Land [Paperback]” (author: Dale Sherman)(Backbeat Books, Sept. 11, 2012)

Next week: Sept. 18, 2012

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