New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
alt-J (U.K.-based foursome)“An Awesome Wave” (first single: “Fitzpleasure”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Canvasback/Atlantic, Sept. 18, 2012)
Romina Arena (Italian-American poperatic singer)“Morricone Uncovered” (producers: Giovanni Lodigiani, Francesco Morettini, Luca Angelosanti; Hear here)(Perseverance, Sept. 18, 2012)
Baby Bash & Jay Tee“M.S.U.” (guests: Young Dru, Devin the Dude, Lucky Luciano, B-Legit, etc.; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Pot Head Music, Sept. 18, 2012)
Bad Powers“Bad Powers” (first single: “Hit Sniffing Dog”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(The End, Sept. 18, 2012)
Band of Horses“Mirage Rock” (producer: Glyn Johns; first single: “Knock Knock”; Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Fat Possum/Brown/ Columbia, Sept. 18, 2012)
Big & Rich“Hillbilly Jedi” (their first album in four years; Hear here; MP3)(Warner Bros. Nashville, Sept. 18, 2012)
Big Scary (Australian alt-rock duo)“Vacation [MP3]” (first single: “Falling Away”; Hear here; See here)(Pieater, Sept. 18, 2012)
Ryan Bingham“Tomorrowland” (producers: Bingham, Justin Stanley; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Axster Bingham/Thirty Tigers, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Blues Broads (Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Annie Sampson)“The Blues Broads [CD/DVD]” (Hear here; MP3)(Delta Groove, Sept. 18, 2012)
Bright Little Field (ukulele power duo from Nashville)“Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to The Replacements” (Hear here; MP3)(Bar/None, Sept. 18, 2012)
Brother Ali“Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color” (producer: Jake One; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Rhymesayers Entertainment, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Burning of Rome“With Us” (producers: Adam Traub, Tom Biller; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Surfdog, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Coal Porters (fronted by Sid Griffin)“Find the One” (producer: John Wood; Hear here; MP3)(Prime/Burnside, Sept. 17, 2012)
Easton Corbin“All Over the Road” (producer: Carson Chamberlain; first single: “Lovin’ You Is Fun”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Mercury Nashville, Sept. 18, 2012)
Bart Crow“Dandelion” (producer: Justin Pollard; first single: “Little Bit of Luck”; Hear here; MP3)(Smith Entertainment, Sept. 18, 2012)
Dada Life (Swedish electro house duo)“The Rules of Dada [MP3]” (first single: “Feed the Dada”; Hear here; CD)(So Much Dada, Sept. 18, 2012)
Dinosaur Jr.“I Bet On Sky” (first single: “Watch the Corners”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Jagjaguwar, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Dollyrots“The Dollyrots” (producer: John Fields; first single: “Hyperactive”; Hear here; MP3)(Storefront Recordings/RED, Sept. 18, 2012)
Down“Down IV Part 1 — The Purple EP” (six songs; producers: Down; first single: “Witchtripper”; Hear here; MP3)(Down/Independent Label Group, Sept. 18, 2012)
drivin’ n’ cryin’“Songs about Cars, Space and The Ramones” (producer: Paul Ebersold; guest: Dead Boys/Rocket From The Tombs founder Cheetah Chrome; Hear here; MP3)(New Records/Redeye, Sept. 18, 2012)
Aaron Embry (folk-country singer-songwriter)“Tiny Prayers” (Hear here; See hereVinyl; MP3)(Community Music/Vagrant, Sept. 18, 2012)
Riley Etheridge Jr.“The Arrogance of Youth” (producer: Wendell Tilley; Hear here; MP3)(Rock Ridge Music, Sept. 18, 2012)
Jerad Finck (Spokane-based pop-rocker)“Stuck in Your Riddle [MP3]” (Hear here; CD)(Rock Ridge Music, Sept. 18, 2012)
Thomas Fiss (former Varsity Fanclub member)“Chasing Satellites [MP3]” (Hear here)(Tower 16, Sept. 18, 2012)
Ben Folds Five“The Sound of the Life of the Mind” (the group’s first album of new music in 13 years; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(ImaVeePee/Sony, Sept. 18, 2012)
Fourplay“Espirit De Four” (guest: Seiko Matsuda; Hear here; MP3)(Heads Up, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Four Freshmen“Love Songs” (vocal group celebrates its 65th anniversary; covers of classics, with new vocal arrangements by group member Brian Eichenberger; Hear here)(Fresh Discs, Sept. 18, 2012)
Nelly Furtado“The Spirit Indestructible” (first single: “Big Hoops [Bigger the Better]”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Geffen/Interscope, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Gaslamp Killer (underground hip hop DJ William Benjamin Bensussen)“Breakthrough” (first single: “Flange Face”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Brainfeeder, Sept. 18, 2012)
Glee Cast“Americano/Dance Again [MP3]” (feat. Kate Hudson), “It’s Time [MP3],” “Call Me Maybe [MP3],” “New York State of Mind [MP3],” “Never Say Never [MP3],” “Chasing Pavements [MP3]”(Columbia, Sept. 18, 2012)
Go Radio (Tallahassee rock band)“Close the Distance” (producer: James Wisner; new single: “Go to Hell”; Hear here; MP3)(Fearless, Sept. 18, 2012)
Grizzly Bear“Shields” (first single: “Sleeping Ute”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Warp, Sept. 18, 2012)
Keith Harkin (member of Celtic Thunder)“Keith Harkin” (producer: Jochem van der Saag; first single: “Don’t Forget About Me”; Hear here; MP3)(Verve, Sept. 18, 2012)
How to Dress Well (songwriter and producer Tom Krell)“Total Loss [MP3]” (producers: Krell, Rodaidh McDonald; first single: “Cold Nites”; Hear here; Vinyl; CD)(Weird World/Acephale, Sept. 18, 2012)
James Iha“Look to the Sky” (producers: Iha, guitarist Nathan Larson; first single: “To Who Knows Where”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(The End, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Indecent (New York alt-rock quartet featuring the Brout triplets)“Control” (five-song EP; producers: Rob Cavallo, Julian Raymond; Hear here; MP3)(Warner, Sept. 18, 2012)
Catherine Irwin (of Freakwater)“Little Heater” (producer: Tara Jane ONeil ; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Thrill Jockey, Sept. 18, 2012)
Carly Rae Jepsen“Kiss” (collaborators: Max Martin, Dallas Austin, LMFAO’s Redfoo, Toby Gad; guest: Owl City; Hear here; MP3)(604 Records/Schoolboy/ Interscope, Sept. 18, 2012)
Rickie Lee Jones“The Devil You Know” (all-covers album, featuring versions of “Sympathy for the Devil,” “The Weight,” “Reason to Believe,” “Catch the Wind,” etc.; producer: Ben Harper; Hear here; MP3)(Concord, Sept. 18, 2012)
Keane“Upstairs at United [Vinyl]” (four-song EP, recorded at Nashville’s United Record Pressing plant; See/read here)(453 Music, Sept. 18, 2012)
Kid Koala“12 Bit Blues” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Ninja Tune/Redeye, Sept. 18, 2012)
Kid606 (electronic musician Miguel Trost de Pedro)“Lost in the Game” (Hear here; MP3)(Tigerbeat6, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Killers“Battle Born” (producers: Daniel Lanois, Steven Lillywhite, Damian Taylor, Stuart Price, Brendan O’Brien; first single: “Runaways”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Island, Sept. 18, 2012)
Kreayshawn“Somethin ‘Bout Kreay [MP3]” (guests: 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, Diplo, Chippy Nonstop, V-Nasty, Sissy Nobby; new single: “Go Hard”; Hear here; Read here; CD)(Columbia, Sept. 18, 2012)
Legacy of Disorder (New Zealand heavy metal band)“Last Man Standing” (producer: Sterling Winfield; Hear here; MP3)(Black Orchard Music, Sept. 18, 2012)
Local H“Hallelujah! I’m a Bum” (producer: Sanford Parker; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Slimstyle, Sept. 18, 2012)
Aimee Mann“Charmer” (her first album since 2008; producer: Paul Bryan; guest: James Mercer of The Shin; first single: “Charmer”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Superego, Sept. 18, 2012)
Carolyn Mark (Canadian alt-country singer-songwriter)“The Queen of Vancouver Island” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mint, Sept. 18, 2012)
Mighty Sam McClain“Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)” (Hear here)(Mighty Music, Sept. 18, 2012)
Brad Mehldau Trio“Where Do You Start” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Nonesuch, Sept. 18, 2012)
Menomena“Moms” (first single: “Heavy Is As Heavy Does”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Barsuk, Sept. 18, 2012)
Maceo Parker“Soul Classics” (recorded live at the Leverkusener Jazz Festival in Germany in November 2011, with the WDR Big Band and guests Christian McBride, Cora Coleman-Dunham and a 15-piece Cologne orchestra; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Listen2 Entertainment/Razor & Tie, Sept. 18, 2012)
Sean Paul“Tomahawk Technique” (producers: Benny Blanco, Rico Love, Stargate; guests: Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, DJ Ammo, Alexis Jordan; Hear here; MP3)(VP/Atlantic, Sept. 18, 2012)
P!nk“The Truth About Love” (producer: Greg Kurstin; collaborators: Max Martin, Shellback, Billy Mann, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson; first single: “Blow Me [One Last Kiss]”; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(RCA, Sept. 18, 2012)
Plastician (Dubstep, Grime DJ from London)“Start, Select, Reset [MP3]” (seven-song EP; guest: London MC Doctor; Hear here)(Trouble & Bass Recordings, Sept. 18, 2012)
Robert Pollard (of Guided By Voices)“Jack Sells the Cow.” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(GBV, Inc, Sept. 18, 2012)
Remedy Drive“Resuscitate” (producer: Pete Kipley; first singles: “Better Than Life” and “Resuscitate Me”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Centricity/EMI, Sept. 18, 2012)
Rival Sons“Head Down” (Hear here; Deluxe edition)(U.K. – Earache, Sept. 17, 2012)
Martin Solveig (French electronic music DJ-producer)“Smash” (released in Europe in summer 2011; producers: Solveig, Michael Tordjman, Julien Jabre; guests: Dragonette, Kele, Sunday Girl; first single: “Smash”; Hear here; MP3)(Big Beat/Atlantic, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Souljazz Orchestra“Solidarity” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Strut, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion“Meat & Bone” (alt-rock trio’s first album in eight years; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Boombox/Mom + Pop Music, Sept. 18, 2012)
Title Fight“Floral Green” (producer: Will Yip; first single: “Head in the Ceiling Fan”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(SideOneDummy, Sept. 18, 2012)
Corin Tucker Band (former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman)“Kill My Blues” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Kill Rock Stars, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe” (benefits victims of the 2010 Nashville floods and last year’s Texas wildfires; contributors: Hayes Carll, Caitlin Rose, Amanda Shires, Chatham County Line, Ron Sexsmith, JEFF the Brotherhood, etc.; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Fiesta Red/Redeye, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“The Perks of Being a Wallflower [Film soundtrack]” (written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller; opens Sept. 14; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Chop Shop/Atlantic, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“Quiet About It: A Tribute to Jesse Winchester” (contributors: James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Allen Toussaint, Vince Gill, Mac McAnally, Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell, Little Feat; Hear here; Read here)(Mailboat, Sept. 18, 2012)
We Are the Ocean“Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow” (first single: “The Road”; Hear here)(SideOneDummy, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Whigs“Enjoy the Company” (producer: John Agnello; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(New West, Sept. 18, 2012)
Woods (Brooklyn folk rock band)“Bend Beyond” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Woodsist, Sept. 18, 2012)
Dwight Yoakam“3 Pears” (his first album of original material since 2005; producer: Beck; first single: “A Heart Like Mine”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Warner, Sept. 18, 2012)
Zoobombs (Tokyo rock group)“The Sweet Passion [MP3]” (producer: Greg Ashley; first single: “Plasticity”; Hear here; See here)(MB3, Sept. 18, 2012)
Zulu Pearls“No Heroes No Honeymoons [MP3]” (Hear here)(Cantora, Sept. 18, 2012)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
ABBA“The Essential Collection [MP3]” (39 songs)(Polydor/UMe, Sept. 18, 2012)
Angel“Angel” (1975 album; remastered), “Helluva Band” (1976 album; remastered), “On Earth As It Is in Heaven” (1977 album; remastered)(Rock Candy, Sept. 18, 2012)
Aztec Camera“Stray: Deluxe Edition” (1990 album; remastered, with a second CD of non-album singles and mixes)(U.K. – Edsel, Sept. 17, 2012)
Cher“Believe” (1998 album)(Rhino Flashback, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Doors“The Soft Parade” (1969 album)(Rhino Flashback, Sept. 18, 2012)
Duran Duran“The Biggest and the Best” (two CDs, 34 songs)(U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Sept. 17, 2012)
The English Beat“I Just Can’t Stop It” (1980 album; remastered; MP3), “Wha’ppen?” (1981 album; remastered; MP3), “Special Beat Service” (1982 album; remastered; MP3)(Shout! Factory, Sept. 18, 2012)
Crystal Gayle“Crystal Gayle/Somebody Loves You” (1975 albums on one CD; remastered)(U.K. – Morello, Sept. 17, 2012)
Grateful Dead“Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It” (20 songs; MP3)(Grateful Dead/Rhino, Sept. 18, 2012)
INXS“Kick 25 (25th Anniversary Limited Edition)” (1987 album; remastered, with two discs of remixes, demos, previously unreleased tracks; Super Deluxe Edition, with a DVD containing a documentary, unseen band home footage and promos, plus a hard-back book, poster and sticker sheet)(U.K. – Mercury, Sept. 17, 2012)
Michael Jackson“Bad: 25th Anniversary Edition” (1987 album; remastered; Read here; See here; Deluxe Edition, three CDs, one DVD; Picture Vinyl; see related DVD below; MP3; MP3 Deluxe)(Epic/Legacy, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Jackson 5“Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls” (two CDs, 32 songs; Track list; MP3)(Hip-O Select/Motown, Sept. 18, 2012)
George Jones“Country Greats [MP3]” (15 songs)(Capitol Nashville, Sept. 18, 2012)
KC and The Sunshine Band“The Best of KC and The Sunshine Band [MP3]” (16 songs)(Rhino, Sept. 18, 2012)
Janis Martin“The Blanco Sessions” (the 1950s rockabilly pioneer’s final recordings before her death in 2007; producers: Rosie Flores, Bobby Trimble; Read here; MP3)(Cow Island Music, Sept. 18, 2012)
Steve Miller Band“Children of the Future” (1968 album; remastered), “Sailor” (1968 album; remastered), “Brave New World” (1969 album; remastered), “Your Saving Grace” (1969 album; remastered), “Number 5” (1970 album; remastered; Read here)(U.K. – Edsel, Sept. 17, 2012)
Scorpions“Love At First Bite [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1984 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Silencers“A Letter From St. Paul [MP3]” (1987 album)(RCA, Sept. 18, 2012)
Paul Simon“Live in New York City [CD/DVD]” (recorded in June 2011 at Webster Hall, directed by Martyn Atkins; audio mixed by Phil Ramone and Andy Smith; See here; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3)(Hear Music/Concord, Sept. 18, 2012)
Spider“The Complete Anthology” (four-CD set includes the albums “Rock N Roll Gypsies,” “Rough Justice,” “Raise the Banner,” with bonus tracks, plus the rarities collection “The Early Years”; remastered; Read here)(U.K. – Lemon, Sept. 17, 2012)
Conway Twitty“Conway Twitty’s Greatest Hits” (12 songs)(Hallmark, Sept. 17, 2012)
Various artists“Dallas: The Music Story [MP3]” (1985 TV soundtrack)(Rhino/Warner, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“Feeling Minnesota [MP3]” (1996 film soundtrack)(Rhino/Atlantic, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“Hard to Find 45s On CD: Volume 13, The Love Album” (19 songs; Track list), “Hard to Find 45s On CD: Volume 14, 70s & 80s Pop Classics” (19 songs; Track list)(Eric, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider — Original Motion Picture Score [MP3]” (2001 film soundtrack, composed by Graeme Revell)(Rhino/Elektra, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“A Symphony of British Music: Music For the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games” (two CDs; includes tracks by Queen, Kate Bush, Madness, The Who, Ray Davies, David Bowie, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, Elbow, etc.; Track list; MP3)(Decca, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“Ultra Lounge Christmas Cocktails Volume Four [MP3]” (15 songs)(Capitol, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“Kanye West Presents G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer” (Kanye West’s two-disc G.O.O.D. Music compilation, featuring John Legend, Big Sean, Common, Q-Tip, Kid Cudi, Mos Def, etc.; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“The X-Files: The Album [MP3]” (1998 TV soundtrack)(Rhino/Elektra, Sept. 18, 2012)
The Teddy Wilson Trio“The Complete Verve Recordings [MP3]” (96 songs)(Verve, Sept. 18, 2012)
Yazoo“The Collection” (two CDs, 32 songs)(U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Sept. 17, 2012)
Yellowjackets“Greenhouse [MP3]” (1991 album)(Verve, Sept. 18, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Chris Elliott“Get a Life: The Complete Series [DVD]” (1990-92 Fox sitcom; R.E.M.’s “Stand” was used as the theme song; six discs)(Shout! Factory, Sept. 18, 2012)
Eddie Izzard“Eddie Izzard: Live At Madison Square Garden [DVD]” (See here)(Largo/Epitaph, Sept. 18, 2012)
Michael Jackson“Michael Jackson Live At Wembley 7.16.1988 [DVD]”(Sony, Sept. 18, 2012)
Steve Martin“Steve Martin: The Television Stuff [DVD]” (three discs; includes his 1976 special “On Location: Steve Martin,” plus the NBC specials “Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy,” “Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty,” “All Commercials – A Steve Martin Special” and “Steve Martin’s Best Show Ever,” plus a complete 1979 performance at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles; Read here)(SOFA Entertainment/Shout! Factory, Sept. 18, 2012)
Katy Perry“Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray)(Paramount, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap [DVD]” (documentary directed by Ice-T; Hear here)(Indomina/Gaiam, Sept. 18, 2012)
Various artists“That ’70s Show: Seasons 1 & 2 [DVD],” “That ’70s Show: Season 5 & 6 [DVD]”(Mill Creek Entertainment, Sept. 18, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Cyndi Lauper“Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir [Hardcover]” (co-author: Jancee Dunn; Kindle)(Atria Books, Sept. 18, 2012)
Will Oldham“Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy [Paperback]” (edited by Alan Licht; Kindle)(W.W. Norton & Company, Sept. 17, 2012)
The Rolling Stones“Rolling Stones 50 x 20 [Hardcover]” (images captured by some of the greatest rock photographers, to mark the band’s 50th anniversary; author: Chris Murray; Read here)(Insight Editions, Sept. 18, 2012)
Ann & Nancy Wilson“Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll [Hardcover]” (co-author: Charles R. Cross; Kindle)(It Books, Sept. 18, 2012)

Next week: Sept. 25, 2012

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