New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Blonde Redhead (NYC dream-pop trio) “Barragán” (producer: Drew Brown; first single: “No More Honey”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kobalt)
The Call “The Call Live Tribute With Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club” (honoring Been’s father Michael, who died of a heart attack in 2010; Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Label Records / Lightyear / Caroline)
Counting Crows “Somewhere Under Wonderland” (their first album since 2008; first single: “Palisades Park”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Capitol)
Coves (U.K. indie psych-rock duo) “Soft Friday” (released in the U.K. in March 2014; first single: “Wake Up”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Nettwerk)
Anthony D’Amato (NYC-based singer-songwriter) “The Shipwreck From the Shore” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (New West)
Dark Sky (U.K. bass-centric trio) “Imagin” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Monkeytown)
Sena Ehrhardt “Live My Life” (producer: David Z; See here) (Blind Pig)
Half Japanese “Overjoyed” (the lo-fi duo’s first album in 13 years; producer: John Dieterich of Deerhoof; Vinyl; MP3) (Joyful Noise)
Daniel Hope (British violinist) “Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album” (guests: Sting, Max Raabe; Hear here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Jeezy “Seen It All: The Autobiography” (Hear here; MP3) (CTE World / Def Jam)
Eric Kamen “Serenades” (first single: “The Lost Tribe”; Hear here; MP3) (Eric Kamen)
Maroon 5 “V” (producers: Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback, Sam Martin; first single: “Maps”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Interscope)
Nick & Knight (Nick Carter and Jordan Knight) “Nick & Knight” (first single: “One More Time”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
The Roys “The View” (producer: Elaine and Lee Roy; guest: Doyle Lawson; first single: “No More Lonely”; Hear here; MP3) (Rural Rhythm)
Phil Rudd (AC/DC drummer) “Head Job” (producer: Rudd; first single: “Repo Man”; Hear here) (Australia – Universal, Sept. 1)
TOPS (Montreal quartet) “Picture You Staring” (first single: “Way to Be Loved”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Arbutus)
Uncle Steve “Feed the Hummingbirds” (producer: Derek Stephen McPhail; first single: “Whistle Blower’s Blues”; Hear here) (Beer Weazl Productions, Sept. 1)
The Vines “Wicked Nature” (producers: frontman Craig Nicholls, Paul McKercher; first single: “Metal Zone”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Wicked Nature Music)
The Walls Group (Houston-based siblings) “Fast Forward” (producer: Kirk Franklin, who also penned all the songs; guests: Kirk Franklin, Brandy, Lecrae; Hear here; MP3) (Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA)
Kim Waters (urban-jazz saxophonist) “Silver Soul” (includes a cover of John Legend’s “All of Me”; first single: “Dreaming of You”; Hear here; MP3) (Red River Entertainment)
Johnny Winter (the blues legend died on July 16, 2014) “Step Back” (a second “Roots” album, with guests Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Mark Knopfler, Joe Perry, Dr. John, etc.; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Megaforce)

More Releases for the Week of Sept. 2, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Amber Pacific “The Turn [MP3]” (the Seattle pop/rock-punk band’s first album since 2011 marks the return of original vocalist Matt Young; guests: MxPx’s Mike Herrera, All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, Darianne Westcott; Hear here; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with four bonus acoustic tracks) (Digitally Sound)
Animato (L.A. electro-dance group) “Animato [MP3]” (five-song EP; ReverbNation) (Animato)
The Gordy Garris Group (alt-rock band from Saginaw, Mich.) “Music Masquerade [MP3]” (producer: Bobby G.; first single: “Back to Me”; ReverbNation) (Gordy Garris Group, Aug. 31)
Hustle and Drone (Portland beat trio) “Holyland [MP3]” (first single: “The Glow”; Hear here) (Red Bull Sound Select)
Ian & The Dream “California Cauliflower [MP3]” (five-song EP; ReverbNation) (Ian & The Dream)
Northern National (Dallas alt-pop group) “Young & In Love [MP3]” (first single: “She”; Hear here) (Northern National)
Shakatak “On the Corner [MP3]” (with three bonus tracks; Hear here; CD) (Secret, Sept. 1)
A Social State “How To Get To Heaven [MP3]” (producer: Steven Haigler; guests: Mike Watts, Haigler, Anthony Augusta, Chelsea Collins; first single: “Aging Egomaniac”; Hear here) (A Social State, Sept. 5)
Special Request “Dip Baby Dip [MP3]” (producers: R. Thomas, CJ Thomas; guest: Rey T; first single: “Dip Baby Dip”; Hear here) (MRE Entertainment / Prime USA)
Witch Charmer (Sunderland, U.K.-based stoner/doom/metal outfit) “The Great Depression [MP3]” (recorded by Neil Bassett; guest: Tony Reed; first single: “The Cull”; Hear here; See here) (Argonauta, Sept. 1)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alabama “Roll On” (1984 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “40-Hour Week” (1985 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory USA)
George Benson “Breezin’ [Hybrid SACD]” (1976 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Big Star “#1 Record” (1972 album; remastered), “Radio City” (1974 album; remastered) (Stax)
Kate Bush “The Whole Story” (1986 compilation; remastered) (Japan – EMI, Sept. 1)
The Byrds “Younger Than Yesterday” (1967 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory USA)
John Cale “The Academy in Peril” (1972 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory USA)
Kim Carnes “Lighthouse” (1986 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory USA)
Cluster “One Hour” (1995 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Bureau B)
Cocteau Twins “Heaven or Last Vegas [LP + MP3]” (1990 album; remastered) (4AD)
Norman Connors “Starship: The Essential Selection” (Red River Entertainment)
Destroy All Monsters “Hot Box 1974-1994” (three CDs; Vinyl) (Munster)
Mink DeVille “Coup de Grâce” (1981 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory USA)
The Go-Go’s “Beauty and the Beat” (1981 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Vacation” (1982 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Talk Show” (1984 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory USA)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Vol. 16 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 11/8/69” (three CDs) (Real Gone Music)
Ray Griff “The Entertainer: Greatest U.S. & Canadian Hits” (24 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Deitrick Haddon “The Best of Deitrick Haddon” (15 tracks; MP3) (RCA Inspiration)
Michael Henderson “Take Me I’m Yours: The Essential Selection” (Red River Entertainment)
Willie Hutch “In Tune” (1977 album; remastered), “Midnight Dancer” (1979 album; remastered; MP3) (Real Gone Music)
The Ides of March “Vehicle (Expanded Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Richie Kotzen “The Essential Richie Kotzen” (two CDs, 23 songs, with a DVD; features fan favorites, acoustic performances, bootleg material and three new tracks, “War Paint,” “Walk With Me” and “Lie to Me”; MP3) (Loud & Proud)
Van Morrison “The Complete Bang Sessions [Vinyl]” (two LPs) (Cleopatra)
Olivia Newton-John “Early Olivia” (16-song compilation, spanning 1971-75) (Europe – EMI, Sept. 1)
Esther Phillips “Alone Again Naturally (Expanded Edition)” (1972 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Stephen Stills “Bread & Roses Festival 4th September 1978” (recorded at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theater, alongside Hoyt Axton; Hear/read here) (Klondike)
James Taylor “The Letter” (2004 album) (AAO Music)
10cc “Windows in the Jungle” (1983 album; remastered) (U.K. – Universal, Sept. 1)
Rick Wakeman “Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record” (1977 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)

More Releases for the Week of Sept. 2, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Boston “Boston [MP3]” (1976 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Dick Flood “The Best of Dick Flood 1961-1967 [MP3]” (12 tracks) (Fervor)
The O’Jays “My Favorite Person [MP3]” (1982 album), “When Will I See You Again [MP3]” (1983 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Paperboy “The Nine Yards [MP3]” (1993 album) (Mercury / UMe)
Phil Phillips “Sea of Love: The Collection [MP3]” (20 tracks) (Mercury / UMe)
Donna Summer “The Wanderer [MP3]” (1980 album), “Donna Summer [MP3]” (1982 album), “Cats Without Claws [MP3]” (1984 album), “All Systems Go [MP3]” (1987 album), “Another Place and Time [MP3]” (1989 album), “Mistaken Identity [MP3]” (1991 album), “I’m a Rainbow [MP3]” (1996 album) (Driven by the Music)
Barry White, Love Unlimited, The Love Unlimited Orchestra “Together Brothers [MP3]” (1974 soundtrack album) (Island / UMe)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner “Draft Day [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Lionsgate)
Billy Crystal, Richard Mulligan, et al “Soap: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 [DVD]” (four discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Zooey Deschanel, Jake M. Johnson, et al “New Girl: The Complete Season Three [DVD]” (three discs) (21st Century Fox)
Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins, et al “Moms’ Night Out [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Sony)
Robert Guillaume, James Noble, et al “Benson: Seasons 1 & 2 [DVD]” (four discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Nick Kroll, Mark Duplass, Paul Scheer, et al “The League: The Season Five [DVD]” (two discs) (21st Century Fox)
Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Danny DeVito, Glenn Howerton “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season Nine [DVD]” (two discs; Blu-ray) (21st Century Fox)
Swedish House Mafia “Leave the World Behind [DVD]” (documentary on their final tour; See here; Blu-ray) (Universal)
Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, et al “What’s Happening!! Seasons 1 & 2 [DVD]” (four discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Various artists “Under the Electric Sky [DVD]” (3D documentary, featuring performances by Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Fatboy Slim, Avicii, Above & Beyond, Tiësto and Calvin Harris; See here; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios)
Various artists “Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection [DVD]” (21-disc set includes “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Wolf Man,” “The Mummy,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” etc.) (Universal Studios)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Sept. 2, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
ABBA “The Real Story of ABBA: Bright Lights Dark Shadows [Paperback]” (author: Carl Magnus Palm; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, Sept. 1)
Judy Garland “Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters [Hardcover]” (author: Randy Schmidt; Kindle) (Chicago Review Press, Sept. 1)
Alain Jourgensen “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
Greil Marcus “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs [Hardcover]” (Yale University Press)
Bruno Mars “Bruno Mars [Paperback]” (author: Emily Herbert; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, Sept. 1)
Paul McCartney “Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s [Paperback]” (author: Tom Doyle; Kindle) (Polygon, Sept. 4)
Joni Mitchell “Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now [Kindle]” (author: Malka Marom; Hardcover) (Omnibus Press, Sept. 1)
Elvis Presley “Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley’s Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story [Paperback]” (author: Ginger Alden; Kindle) (Berkley Hardcover)
Stevie Salas (guitarist-composer) “When We Were the Boys: Coming of Age on Rod Stewart’s Out of Order Tour [Paperback]” (co-author: Robert Yehling) (Taylor Trade Publishing, Sept. 5)
Sheila E. “The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir [Hardcover]” (co-author: Wendy Holden; Kindle) (Atria Books)
Alisa Solomon “Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Picador)
Jeremy Spencer (co-founder of Five Finger Death Punch) “Death Punch’d: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem [Hardcover]” (See/read here; Kindle) (It Books / HarperCollins)

More Book Releases for the Week of Sept. 2, 2014

Next week: Sept. 9, 2014

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