New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Aaron & The Spell (Philly-based band) “Sing” (Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music)
Anathema “Universal” (soundtrack to concert film by Lasse Hoile, filmed at the ancient Roman theatre of Phillippoplis with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra; Hear here; See here; MP3; Blu-ray) (Kscope)
Pete Anderson “Birds Above Guitarland” (producers: Michael Murphy, Tony Rambo; Hear here) (Little Dog)
Avicii “True” (collaborators: Aloe Blacc, Michael Einziger, Dan Tyminski, Nile Rodgers, Mac Davis; first single: “Wake Me Up”; Hear here; MP3) (PRMD Music / Island Def Jam)
The Band of Heathens “Sunday Morning Record” (producers: George Reiff, Steve Christensen; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (BOH)
Berlin “Animal” (their first album since 2005; producers: Bryan Todd, guitarist Carlton Bost; first single: “It’s the Way”; Hear here; P&P Feature; MP3) (Something-Music / INgrooves Fontana)
The Bloody Beetroots “Hide” (Hear here; MP3) (Ultra)
Blouse (Portland trio) “Imperium” (producer: band member Jacob Portrait; first single: “No Shelter”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Captured Tracks)
Butterfly Suicide (alt-folk-rock band from Columbus, Ohio) “love. melodies. pain. [MP3]” (Hear here) (Tate Music Group)
Campfire OK “When You Have Arrived” (first single: “Wishing You the Best”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fugitive)
Cloud Control (Australian psychedelic pop band based in the U.K.) “Dream Cave” (producer: Barny Barnicott; Hear here; MP3) (Votiv)
Steve Cole (saxophonist) “Pulse” (producers: David Mann, Cole; first single: “With You All the Way”; Hear here; MP3) (Artistry Music)
Elvis Costello & The Roots “Wise Up Ghost” (producers: Steven Mandel, Costello, ?uestlove; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blue Note)
Billy Currington “We Are Tonight” (producers: Carson Chamberlain, Dann Huff, Shy Carter; guest: Willie Nelson; first single: “Hey Girl”; Hear here; MP3) (Mercury Nashville)
The Darcys (Toronto art rock band) “Warring” (producer: Tom McFall; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Arts & Crafts)
Deaf Havana (English alt-rock band) “Old Souls” (producers: Youth, Lee Batiuk; Hear here) (Razor & Tie)
The Devil Wears Prada (Christian metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio) “8:18” (producer: Matt Goldman; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Roadrunner)
The Dirtbombs (Detroit garage-rock quintet) “ooey gooey chewy ka-blooey!” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (In the Red)
Mike Doughty “Circles Super Bon Bon …” (re-imagination of Soul Coughing songs; the full album title is “Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans? True Dreams of Wichita Monster Man Mr. Bitterness Maybe I’ll Come Down St. Louise Is Listening I Miss the Girl Unmarked Helicopters The Idiot Kings So Far I Have Not Found the Science”; producer: Good Goose; Hear here; MP3) (Snack Bar / Megaforce)
JD Eicher & the Goodnights “Into Place” (producer: Dustin Burnett; Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music)
Eve to Adam (NYC rock band) “Locked & Loaded” (producers: Dave Bassett, Eric Bass, Elvis Baskette; first single: “Straitjacket Supermodel”; Hear here) (3for5 / Megaforce / RED)
Five For Fighting “Bookmarks” (producers: Gregg Wattenberg, Derek Fuhrmann; first single: “What If”; Hear here; MP3) (Wind-up)
Renée Fleming “Guilty Pleasures” (Hear here; MP3) (Decca)
Howard Glazer “Stepchild of the Blues” (producer: Glazer; guests: Harmonica Shah, Maggie McCabe, Stephanie Johnson, Chuck Bartels, Larry Marek; first single: “Shakin'”; Hear here) (Lazy Brothers / City Hall)
Grouplove “Spreading Rumours” (producer: drummer Ryan Rabin, son of Trevor Rabin; first single: “Ways to Go”; Hear here; MP3) (Canvasback Music / Atlantic)
GWAR (new guitarist Brent Purgason, formerly of Cannabis Corpse) “Battle Maximus” (Hear/read here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Islands (Montreal indie-rock band) “Ski Mask” (first single: “Wave Forms”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Manqué)
Garland Jeffreys “Truth Serum” (producer: Jeffreys; guests: Larry Campbell, Steve Jordan, Brian Mitchell, James Maddock, Cindy Mizelle, Zev Katz, Duke Levine; first single: “Any Rain”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Luna Park / Thirty Tigers)
Jack Johnson “From Here To Now To You” (first single: “I Got You”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Brushfire / Universal Republic)
Tommy Keene “Excitement At Your Feet: The Tommy Keene Covers Album” (covers of lesser-known tracks by the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, The Who, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Second Motion)
Mark Lanegan “Imitations” (includes covers of Hall & Oates’ “She’s Gone,” Nancy Sinatra’s “You Only Live Twice,” Nick Cave’s “Brompton Oratory” and “Mack the Knife”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vagrant)
Jonny Lang “Fight For My Soul” (his first new album in seven years; producer: Tommy Sims; first single: “Blew Up [The House]”; Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
Left Lane Cruiser (voodoo hillbilly punk-blues duo) “Rock Them Back to Hell!” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Lori Lieberman (recorded the first version of “Killing Me Softly With His Song” in 1972) “Bricks Against the Glass [MP3]” (Hear here) (Lori Lieberman Music)
Manic Street Preachers “Rewind the Film” (their 11th studo album; producers: Manic Street Preachers, Alex Silva; guests: Richard Hawley, Lucy Rose, Cate Le Bon; new single: “Show Me the Wonder”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition) (U.K. – Columbia, Sept. 16)
Del McCoury Band “The Streets of Baltimore” (Hear here; MP3) (McCoury Music / RED)
MGMT “MGMT” (producers: MGMT, Dave Fridmann; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
The Mission “The Brightest Light” (first album to feature original band members Wayne Hussey, Simon Hinkler and Craig Adams since 1990; first single: “Sometimes the Brightest Light Comes from the Darkest Place”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (The End)
Justin Moore “Off the Beaten Path” (producer: Jeremy Stover; guests: Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert; first single: “Point At You”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Valory Music Group)
múm (Icelandic experimental group) “Smilewound” (first single: “Toothwheels”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Morr Music)
My Favorite Robot (Toronto trio) “Atomic Age” (Hear here; MP3) (No.19 Music)
The Naked and Famous (New Zealand quintet) “In Rolling Waves” (producer: Thom Powers; first single: “Hearts Like Ours”; Hear here; MP3) (Universal Republic)
NONONO (Swedish trio) “Pumpin Blood EP [MP3]” (five songs; first single: “Pumpin Blood”; Hear here; See here) (Warner)
Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott “Memories and Moments” (Hear here; MP3) (Full Skies)
Tom Odell (winner of the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award) “Long Way Down” (released in the U.K. in early May; Hear here; See here; MP3) (RCA / In The Name Of – label founded by Lily Rose Cooper)
Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands (founding member of Screaming Trees) “Tess” (producer: Martin Feveyear; Hear here; MP3) (Candy Cross)
Placebo “Loud Like Love” (producer: Adam Noble; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Universal)
Potty Mouth (Northampton, Mass.-based female rock quartet) “Hell Bent” (first single: “Damage”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Old Flame / Redeye)
Johnathan Rice “Good Graces” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (SQE Music)
Lucy Rose (British indie-folk singer) “Like I Used to” (first single: “Middle of the Bed”; Hear here; MP3) (Thirty Tigers / RED)
The Sadies “Internal Sounds [MP3]” (producer: Gary Louris; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; CD) (Yep Roc)
Said the Whale (Vancouver quintet) “Hawaii” (producers: Tom Dobrzanski, Tyler Bancroft; Hear here; MP3) (Hidden Pony)
San Fermin (Brooklyn indie-rock group) “San Fermin” (first single: “Sonsick”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Downtown)
Sebadoh “Defend Yourself” (their first album in 14 years; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “Fly By Wire” (first single: “Nightwater Girlfriend”; Hear here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Sponge “Stop the Bleeding” (producers: Tim Patalan, Vin Dombroski; Hear here; MP3) (The End)
Wesley Stace (formerly John Wesley Harding) “Self-Titled” (producer: Chris von Sneidern; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Star Anna (Seattle-based singer-songwriter) “Go to Hell” (producers: Star Anna, Ty Bailie; Hear here; See here; LP + MP3) (Spark & Shine)
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas “Loveless Fascination” (their first album since 1989’s “Love Among the Cannibals”; producer: Jeff Pilson; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Loud & Proud / Roadrunner)
Tantric “37 Channels” (Hear here; MP3) (Pavement Music)
Various artists “Rick Ross Presents Self Made Vol. 3” (featuring Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Wale, Meek Mill, J. Cole, French Montana, etc.; Read here; MP3) (Maybach Music Group / Atlantic)
Tony Joe White “Hoodoo” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Windhand (psyche doom band) “Soma” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Relapse)
Yip Deceiver (Athens, Ga., synth-pop duo) “Medallius” (first single: “Get Strict”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (New West)
Chris Young (2006 winner of “Nashville Star”) “A.M.” (producer: James Stroud; first single: “Aw Naw”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA Nashville)
Zendaya (star of Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up”) “Zendaya” (producers/writers: Mick Schultz, Harmony Samuels, Jonas Jeberg, The Suspex, Jukebox, The Monsters, The Strangerz, Livvi Franc; first single: “Replay”; Hear here; MP3) (Hollywood)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Bad Manners “Return of the Ugly: Deluxe Edition” (1989 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Pressure Drop / Cherry Red, Sept. 16)
The Band “Live at the Academy of Music 1971: The Rock of Ages Concerts [Box set]” (1971 recordings; remastered; Read here; two CDs; MP3) (Capitol / UMe)
The Blackbyrds “Walking in Rhythm: The Essential Selection 1973-1980” (Soul Temple)
Alex Chilton “A Man Called Destruction” (1995 album; remastered; MP3) (Ardent Music)
Roky Erickson “Don’t Slander Me” (1986 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Gremlins Have Pictures” (1986 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)
Grateful Dead “Sunshine Daydream” (live at the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore., on Aug. 27, 1972; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Grateful Dead / Rhino)
Gladys Knight & The Pips “Imagination: Expanded Edition” (1973 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks), “Life: Expanded Edition” (1985 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 10 bonus tracks) (U.K. – Funkytowngrooves, Sept. 16)
Diana Krall “All For You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio [XRCD24 Master]” (1996 album; remastered) (Impulse!)
Tift Merritt “Traveling Companion” (expanded edition of “Traveling Alone,” with 10 unreleased acoustic tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Roy Orbison “In Dreams: Greatest Hits [MP3]” (19 tracks) (Monument / Legacy)
Alan Parsons Project “I Robot: Legacy Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with a second CD of nine previously unreleased tracks; MP3) (Arista / Legacy)
Pleasure “Glide: The Essential Selection 1975-1982” (two CDs) (Soul Temple)
Us3 “Hand on the Torch: 20th Anniversary Edition” (1993 album; remastered, with a second CD of 13 bonus tracks; Read here; MP3) (Blue Note / UMe)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere “Nashville: The Complete First Season [DVD]” (five discs) (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)
Michael Douglas, Matt Damon “Behind the Candelabra [DVD]” (2013 HBO film about Liberace; Blu-ray) (HBO Home Video)
Peter Gabriel “Live in Athens 1987 [DVD]” (two discs, shot at Lycabettus in October 1987; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Richard Linklater (director of “Dazed and Confused”) “Slacker (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1991 film; See/read here; DVD) (Criterion Collection)
Brad Pitt “World War Z [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Paramount)
Various artists “The Bling Ring [DVD]” (2013 heist flick written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Katie Chang, Isreal Broussard, Leslie Mann and Emma Watson; See here; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Various artists “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief [DVD]” (Read here; See here) (Sony)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Bun B “Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book [Paperback]” (author: Shea Serran) (Abrams Image)
David Byrne “How Music Works [Paperback]” (McSweeney’s)
Graham Nash “Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Crown Archetype)
Linda Ronstadt “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Simon & Schuster)
Bruce Springsteen “Bruce [Paperback]” (author: Peter Ames Carlin; Kindle) (Touchstone)

Video games

Subject: Title: Media/Due date:
Various artists “We Sing: 80s [Nintendo Wii]” (Nordic Games, Sept. 20)

Next week: Sept. 24