New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Allah-Las “Worship the Sun” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Innovative Leisure)
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour “Bring Us Together” (first single: “My Club”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Hot Bus / Rough Trade)
The Bacon Brothers “36¢” (guest: Daryl Hall; Hear here; MP3) (MRI)
Chris Brown “X” (producers: Diplo, Timbaland, Danja; guests: Usher, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Akon, Tyga, etc.; Hear here; See here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (RCA)
Betty Buckley “Ghostlight” (producer: T Bone Burnett; first single: “Blue Skies”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Palmetto / MRI)
Dark Horses (Brighton-based group) “Hail Lucid State” (producer: Richard Fearless; new single: “Saturn Returns”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Last Gang)
Mike Doughty “Stellar Motel” (producer: DJ Good Goose; guests: Jay Boogs, HJA, Miss Eaves, MC Frontalot, Moon Hooch, Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, Kim Uhnellys; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Snack Bar / Megaforce / RED)
The Earls of Leicester “The Earls of Leicester” (a tribute to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs by bluegrass all-stars: Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman, Barry Bales and Tim O’Brien; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rounder)
Fantôme (ex-Atari Teenage Riot and Die Krupps) “It All Makes Sense” (with three bonus remixes; producers: David Husser, Paul Kendall; See here; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Flyleaf “Between the Stars” (producer: Don Gilmore; first single: “Set Me On Fire”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Special Edition, with four bonus tracks) (Loud & Proud)
for KING & COUNTRY “RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.” (guests: Andy Mineo, Courtney; first single: “Fix My Eyes”; Hear here; MP3) (Fervent / Word)
Freak Kitchen (Swedish trio) “Cooking With Pagans” (Hear here; MP3) (The Lasers Edge)
Lili Haydn “LiliLand” (includes a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”; producer: Haydn; guests: Marvin Etzioni, Itai Disraeli, Blake Mills; Hear here; MP3) (MRI / RED)
Monica Heldal (Norwegian singer-songwriter) “Boy From the North [LP + CD]” (first single: “Boy From the North”; Hear here; See here; CD; MP3) (ADA / Warner Music Norway)
Iron Reagan (hardcore-punk/thrash band) “The Tyranny of Will” (Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Relapse)
Lowell “We Loved Her Dearly” (Hear here; MP3) (Arts & Crafts)
Carmen Lundy (jazz vocalist) “Soul to Soul” (producers: Elisabeth Oei, Lundy; guests: Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Simphiwe Dana, Bennie Maupin, Carol Robbins, Warren Wolf, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Afrasia Productions)
The Madden Brothers “Greetings From California” (producer: Eric Valentine; first single: “We Are Done”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Capitol)
Mandisa “Get Up: The Remixes” (11 tracks; Hear here; MP3) (Sparrow / Universal)
Tim McGraw “Sundown Heaven Town” (producers: McGraw, Byron Gallimore; guests: Faith Hill, Kid Rock, Catherine Dunn; Hear here; MP3) (Big Machine)
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood “Juice” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Indirecto)
Blake Mills “Heigh Ho” (guests: Fiona Apple, Jim Keltner, Don Was, Benmont Tench, Jon Brion, Mike Elizondo, etc.; first single: “If I’m Unworthy”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Record Collection / Verve)
Moon Hooch “This Is Cave Music” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Hornblow Recordings / Palmetto)
Nick Mulvey (former founding member of Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet) “First Mind” (his debut album reached the Top 10 in the U.K. and was shortlisted for Mercury Prize album of the year; producer: Dan Carey; Hear here; MP3) (Harvest)
My Brightest Diamond (aka Shara Worden) “This Is My Hand” (producer: Zac Rae; first single: “Pressure”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Asthmatic Kitty)
Paolo Nutini “Caustic Love” (released in the U.K. in April 2014; producers: Nutini, Dani Castelar; guest: Janelle Monáe; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
New Model Army “Between Wine and Blood” (two-CD set includes a studio mini-album of six new songs and an 11-track live album recorded on the band’s “Between Dog and Wolf” tour in London, Nottingham, Cologne, Cambridge and Amsterdam; producer: Joe Barresi; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (earMUSIC / Eagle Rock)
Nu-Blu (North Carolina bluegrass quartet) “All the Way” (guest: Rhonda Vincent; Hear here; MP3) (Rural Rhythm)
Joell Ortiz “House Slippers” (guests: B.o.B, Royce da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Crooked I, Mally Stakz, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Penalty Entertainment)
The Pineapple Thief (U.K. prog-rock group) “Magnolia” (Hear here; MP3) (Kscope)
Shaman’s Harvest (rock band from Jefferson City, Mo.) “Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns” (Hear here; MP3) (Mascot Label Group)
Sir Sly (L.A. indie-pop trio) “You Haunt Me” (guest: Lizzy Plapinger; first single: “You Haunt Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cherrytree / Interscope)
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators “World on Fire” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; first single: “World on Fire”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dik Hayd International / Caroline)
George Strait “The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium” (recorded during his final tour in June; guests: Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, etc.; Read here; MP3) (Universal Nashville)
Barbra Streisand “Partners” (includes duets with Billy Joel, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, etc., plus a virtual duet with Elvis Presley; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
This Will Destroy You “Another Language” (first single: “Dustism”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Suicide Squeeze)
Train “Bulletproof Picasso” (producer: Butch Walker; first single: “Angel in Blue Jeans”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
White Arrows (L.A. quintet) “In Bardo” (new single: “We Can’t Ever Die”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Votiv)
Jesse Winchester “A Reasonable Amount of Trouble” (his last album, recorded before his death in April 2014; Hear here; MP3) (Appleseed Recordings)

More Releases for the Week of Sept. 16, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
BeThisBell (aka Beth Isbell) “We Are the Gods! [MP3]” (first single: “She’s Not Catholic”; Hear here; See here) (BeThisBell, Sept. 15)
Travis Bowlin “Got the Goods [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Moonbeam, Sept. 17)
Stephen Emmer (Dutch musician and composer) “International Blue [MP3]” (described as a celebration of the epic chamber music pop of Burt Bacharach, Scott Walker, Nick Cave and David Bowie; guests: Midge Ure, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, Liam McKahey, Neil Crossley; first single: “Untouchable”; Hear here) (Electric Fairytale Recordings)
Generationals (New Orleans-based indie-rock duo) “Alix [MP3]” (producer: Richard Swift; first single: “Gold Silver Diamond”; Hear here) (Polyvinyl)
The Juan MacLean “In a Dream [MP3]” (first single: “A Place Called Space”; Hear here; See here; CD; Vinyl) (DFA)
The Lees of Memory (led by John Davis and Brandon Fisher of Superdrag) “Sisyphus Says [MP3]” (producer: Nick Raskulinecz; first single: “We Are Siamese”; Hear here; See here) (SideOneDummy)
Pr0files “Luxury [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here) (Straight A)
Rain City Rockers “Mayday [MP3]” (first single: “Saint Babe”; Hear here) (Flashlight Music Group)
Angela Sheik (electro-pop/folk singer from Wilmington, Del.) “Home Before Dark [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Angela Sheik)
She Keeps Bees “Eight Houses [MP3]” (producer: Nicolas Vernhes; guests: Sharon Van Etten, Adam Schatz; Hear here; Vinyl) (Future Gods)
Tori Sparks (American singer based in Barcelona) “El Mar [MP3]” (a collaboration with Barcelona-based flamenco fusion trio Calamento and friends; ReverbNation) (Glass Mountain)
SVB (West Hollywood alt-rock band) “King of Stones EP [MP3]” (four songs; ReverbNation) (Sublvl Audio, Sept. 17)
UnderCover Betty (Tampa female rock trio) “Gettin’ Ready [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Shark Alley)
We The Ghost (Tulsa indie-pop band) “The Kids Can’t Dance [MP3]” (guests: Sarah Hutchison, Kristen Goss; ReverbNation) (We The Ghost)
The Lauren Wolf Band (Chicago rock band won the 2012 Live Nation Battle of the Bands) “Rise Up [MP3]” (producer: Ellis Clark; ReverbNation; See here) (CAU Dog, Sept. 19)

Reissues (CD / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Chet Atkins “Four Master Class Albums 1978-1997” (two-CD set features recordings with Les Paul, Mark Knopfler, Jerry Reed and Tommy Emmanuel; Read here) (Raven)
Blue Öyster Cult “Secret Treaties [180-gram vinyl]” (1974 album; remastered) (Speakers Corner)
Garth Brooks “The Ultimate Hits” (three-CD compilation from 2007) (Legacy)
Garth Brooks “Garth Brooks” (1989), “No Fences” (1990), “Ropin’ the Wind” (1991), “The Chase” (1992), “The Chase” (1992), “In Pieces” (1993), “Fresh Horses” (1995), “Sevens” (1997), “Double Live” (1998), “Scarecrow” (2001) (Legacy)
The Coasters “The Very Best of the Coasters” (two CDs, 40 songs) (U.K. – Not Now Music, Sept. 16)
James Galway “The Man With the Golden Flute: The Complete RCA Album Collection [Box set]” (73 discs) (RCA)
Robert Gordon & Link Wray “Cleveland ’78” (recorded at the Agora Club on March 20, 1978; MP3) (Rockabilly / Cleopatra)
KC & The Sunshine Band “Ultimate KC & The Sunshine Band: 15 Original Hits” (Green Hill)
The Kinks “Best of The Kinks 1964-1971” (Sanctuary / Fontana)
David Lynch & Alan R. Splet “Eraserhead: Orignal Soundtrack Recording” (1977 album; remastered, with a bonus song, “Pete’s Boogie,” a 16-page booklet and digital download; Hear here; see related DVD/Blu-ray below) (Sacred Bones)
The Platters “The Ultimate Collection” (three CDs, 60 songs) (U.K. – Not Now Music, Sept. 16)
The Rutles “Live + Raw” (Read here) (Creature Music)
Ralph Stanley “My Life & Legacy: The Very Best of Ralph Stanley” (Rebel)
The Turtles “The Turtles 45 RPM Vinyl Singles Collection” (seven hits, with B-sides) (FloEdCo / Manifesto)
Various artists “Def Jam 30th Anniversary: Greatest Hits [Box set]” (three CDs, including a Rick Rubin-curated disc titled “Selections From the Roots of Def Jam,” plus a T-shirt and 16-page booklet; Vinyl) (Def Jam / UMe)
Various artists “LateNightTales: Franz Ferdinand” (20-song compilation of musical influences handpicked by the band; includes a new Franz Ferdinand cover of “Leaving My Old Life Behind”; Vinyl; MP3) (Night Time Stories)

More Releases for the Week of Sept. 16, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/studio:
Anthrax “Chile on Hell [DVD]” (filmed in 5.1 surround sound at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile, on May 10, 2013; Blu-ray) (City Drive Entertainment Group / DC3 Global)
Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman “The Carol Burnett Show: Ultimate Collection [DVD]” (22 discs) (Time Life Entertainment)
Jerry Lewis “The Nutty Professor: 50th Anniversary [Blu-ray]” (1963 film) (Paramount)
Metallica “Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge [DVD/CD]” (three CDs and two DVDs in a book-style slipcase) (Rhino / Blackened Recordings)
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, et al “Ghostbusters I & II [Blu-ray]” (1984 and 1989 films) (Sony)
Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, et al “David Lynch’s Eraserhead (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1977 film; DVD) (Criterion Collection)
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, et al “The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season [DVD]” (Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video)
Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, et al “The Party [DVD]” (1968 comedy film; music composed by Henry Mancini; See here; Blu-ray) (Kino Lorber)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, et al “Godzilla [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video)
Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, et al “The Fault in Our Stars [DVD]” (2014 film; Instant Video; Blu-ray + DVD, with extended and theatrical versions) (21st Century Fox)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Sept. 16, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Martin Ashton “Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD [Paperback]” (The Friday Project)
Bobbi Brown (actress-model starred in Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” video) “Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip [Paperback]” (co-author: Caroline Ryder; Kindle) (Akashic Books)
Andrew Earles “Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981-1996 [Paperback]” (Voyageur Press, Sept. 15)
Glen E. Friedman (skateboarder/punk, hip-hop photographer) “Glen E. Friedman: My Rules [Hardcover]” (author: Greg Prato) (Rizzoli)
Arlo Guthrie “Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years [Paperback]” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Steven Millward “Different Tracks: Music and Politics in 1970 [Paperback]” (Matador, Sept. 18)
Stevie Nicks “Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & Rumours [Kindle]” (author: Zoë Howe) (Omnibus Press)
Primus “Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine – Insight into Primus and the World of Les Claypool [Hardcover]” (author: Greg Prato; Kindle) (Akashic Books)
Baron Wolman (photographer) “Woodstock [Hardcover]” (foreword by Carlos Santana) (Reel Art Press, Sept. 15)

More Book Releases for the Week of Sept. 16, 2014

Next week: Sept. 23, 2014

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