New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
Acoustic Syndicate “Rooftop Garden” (the folk rockers’ first new album in nine years; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Little King)
Babyshambles “Sequel to the Prequel” (their first album since 2007; producer: Stephen Street; Hear/read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl) (U.K. – Parlophone, Sept. 2)
Bastille (U.K. indie-rock quartet) “Bad Blood” (U.S. version, with three bonus tracks; producers: Mark Crew, Dan Smith; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Virgin)
Tamar Braxton “Love and War” (new single: “The One”; Hear here; MP3) (Streamline / Epic)
Califone (Chicago experimental roots-rock band) “Stitches” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dead Oceans)
Neko Case “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” (Hear here; See here; LP + CD; Deluxe edition; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Raheem DeVaughn “A Place Called Loveland” (producers: Ivan Barias, Carvin & Ivan, Kristal Oliver, Dre King, Jay Phoenix, Ne-Yo, Compound, Mario Winans, Mo Digga, Adonis, RC; first single: “Age Ain’t a Factor”; Hear here; MP3) (Mass Appeal Entertainment)
Dexys “One Day I’m Going to Soar” (their first album in nearly three decades; released in the U.K. in summer 2012; first single: “Incapable of Love”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Slimstyle)
EF (Swedish indie/postrock orchestra) “Ceremonies [MP3]” (producer: Magnus Lindberg; Hear here) (And the Sound Records, Sept. 6)
Glasvegas “Later … When the TV Turns to Static” (producer: frontman James Allan; first single: “If”; Hear here; MP3) (Go Wow / BMG)
The Grahams “Riverman’s Daughter” (producer: Malcolm Burn; first single: “Revival Time”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (CEN / RED)
Ariana Grande (star of Nickelodeon’s “Sam & Cat”) “Yours Truly” (producers: Harmony Samuels, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Antonio Dixon, The Rascals [Khris Riddick-Tynes & Leon Thomas III], Matt Squire, Mika Penniman, Greg Wells; guests: Mac Miller, Mika, Big Sean, Nathan Sykes of The Wanted; new single: “Baby I”; Hear here; MP3) (Universal Republic)
Grooms (experimental pop quartet) “Infinity Caller” (first single: “I Think We’re Alone Now”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Western Vinyl)
Deitrick Haddon (R&B-gospel singer) “R.E.D. (Restoring Everything Damaged)” (first single: “Keep Yo Mind”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA Inspiration)
Holograms (Swedish rock quartet) “Forever” (new single: “Meditations”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Captured Tracks)
Holy Ghost! “Dynamics” (first single: “Dumb Disco Ideas”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (DFA)
Jackson and His Computerband “Glow” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warp)
Jaheim “Appreciation Day” (first single: “Age Ain’t a Factor”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Vance Joy (Australian folk-pop singer) “God Loves You When You’re Dancing [MP3]” (five-song EP; producer: John Castle; Hear here; See here; Read here) (Atlantic)
John Legend “Love in the Future” (producers: Legend, Kanye West, Dave Tozer; new single: “Made to Love”; Hear here; MP3) (G.O.O.D. Music / Columbia)
Craig Morgan “The Journey: Livin’ Hits” (a re-imagination of eight of his past hits, plus four new tracks; first single: “Wakin’ Up Lovin’ You”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Black River)
Mutiny (led by Parliament-Funkadelic drummer Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey) “Funk Road” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Catbone Music)
Nine Inch Nails “Hesitation Marks” (Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
The 1975 (U.K. alt-rock quartet) “The 1975” (producers: The 1975, Mike Crossey; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vagrant / Interscope)
North Mississippi Allstars “World Boogie Is Coming” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Songs of the South / RED)
Okkervil River “The Silver Gymnasium” (first single: “It Was My Season”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (ATO)
Over the Rhine “Meet Me At the Edge of the World” (double album; producer: Joe Henry; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Great Speckled Dog)
Pepper “Pepper” (new single: “Hunny Girl”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Law / Island)
Reckless Kelly (Austin-based Americana, roots-rock band) “Long Night Moon” (producers: band members Willy and Cody Braun, guitarist David Abeyta; guests: Lloyd Maines, Bukka Allen, Jeff Plankenhor; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (No Big Deal)
Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project (Collective Soul lead singer) “Devils n Darlins” (Hear here; MP3) (Savoy)
Royal Canoe (six-piece band from Winnipeg) “Today We’re Believers” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Roll Call)
Saliva (new lead singer: Bobby Amaru) “In It to Win It [MP3]” (producer: Bobby Huff; first single: “In It to Win It”; Hear here) (Rum Bum Music)
Stereophonics “Graffiti on the Train” (released in the U.K. earlier this year; producers: singer-guitarist Kelly Jones, Jim Lowe; first single: “Indian Summer”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Ignition)
TV Ghost (Indiana-born psyche post-punks) “Disconnect [MP3]” (new single: “Siren”; Hear here) (In the Red)
Frank Turner “Losing Days [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope)
UB40 “Getting Over the Storm [MP3]” (reggae group’s 20th studio album and first since 2010; contains five original songs and covers of country classics; Hear here; Read here; CD) (Virgin)
Various artists “Boardwalk Empire: Volume 2, Music From the HBO Original Series [MP3]” (new tracks by Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III, St. Vincent, David Johansen, etc., with instrumentation by Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks; CD) (ABKCO)
Various artists “Winnie Mandela: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [MP3]” (opening Sept. 6, the film adaptation of Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob’s biography “Winnie Mandela: A Life” stars Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard; producers: Laurent Eyquem, David Franco, with scored composed by Eyquem; Hudson performs “Bleed for Love” with the Soweto Gospel Choir; Hear here) (RCA)
Various artists “Songs From Scandal: Music for Gladiators [TV soundtrack]” (music featured in seasons 1 and 2 of the ABC series; MP3) (Stax / Concord)
Various artists “Sweet Relief, Volume III: Pennies From Heaven” (featuring Jackson Browne, She and Him, k.d. lang, Ben Harper, Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Joseph Arthur, etc.; MP3) (Vanguard)
Volcano Choir (Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon’s experimental pop band) “Repave” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
White Poppy “White Poppy [MP3]” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Not Not Fun)
Chelsea Wolfe (L.A.-based singer-songwriter) “Pain Is Beauty” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sargent House)


Artist: Title: Label:
Barclay James Harvest “Child of the Universe: The Essential Collection” (two CDs, 28 songs) (U.K. – Spectrum Audio / Universal, Sept. 2)
Jo Ann Campbell “All the Hits: Her Complete Cameo Recordings” (1962 album “All the Hits,” with seven mono bonus tracks; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Roky Erickson “The Evil One” (1980 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)
Fairport Convention “Rising for the Moon: Deluxe Edition” (1975 album; remastered, with a second CD containing their 1974 concert with Sandy Denny at the Troubadour in L.A.) (U.K. – Universal, Sept. 2)
Bryan Ferry “Don’t Stop the Dance (Remixes) [MP3]” (11 new remixes of the 1985 U.K. hit, with the DJs handpicked by Ferry; Read here) (Virgin)
Stan Getz “The Essential Stan Getz: The Columbia Years [MP3]” (25 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Stonewall Jackson “Original Greatest Hits” (24 tracks; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Jefferson Starship “Jefferson Starship: Live in Central Park NYC May 12, 1975” (two CDs) (Real Gone Music)
Claudia Lennear (backup singer appeared in the documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom”) “Phew!” (1973 album; remastered, with one bonus track) (Real Gone Music)
Mahavishnu Orchestra “The Essential Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin [MP3]” (25 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Mythos (krautrock band) “Grand Prix” (1981 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Sireena)
The Paley Brothers “The Complete Recordings” (26 songs; Hear here) (Real Gone Music)
Pantera “The Pantera Collection [MP3]” (72 songs) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Righteous Brothers “The Moonglow Years [MP3]” (1991 compilation; 28 songs) (Universal)
Roman Holliday “Fire Me Up [MP3]” (1984 album) (R.D.E.G.)
Joanie Sommers “Come Alive! The Complete Columbia Recordings” (21 tracks; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Rod Stewart “Rarities” (two CDs, 24 songs, covering his Mercury years, 1969-74; Read here; MP3) (Mercury / UMe)
The Tubes “Now / Young and Rich” (1977, 1976 albums; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Disco” (three CDs, 63 songs; Track list) (U.K. – EMI, Sept. 2)
Grover Washington Jr. “The Essential Grover Washington Jr.: The Columbia Years [MP3]” (25 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Weather Report “The Essential Weather Report [MP3]” (26 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Kim Wilde “Close: Deluxe Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Universal, Sept. 2)
X “Los Angeles: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1980 album; with five bonus tracks), “Wild Gift: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1981 album; with seven bonus tracks), “Under the Big Black Sun: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1982 album; with five bonus tracks), “More Fun In the New World: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1983 album; with four bonus tracks), “Ain’t Love Grand!: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1985 album; with four bonus tracks), “See How We Are: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1987 album; with six bonus tracks), “Live at The Whisky a Go-Go On the Fabulous Sunset Strip [MP3]” (1987 album), “The X Collection: 1980-1987 [MP3]” (67 tracks) (Rhino / Elektra)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Duane Allman “Song Of The South: Duane Allman & The Rise of the Allman Brothers [DVD]” (documentary film; See here) (Sexy Intellectual)
Joan Baez “Golden Hits: The Collection [DVD]” (IMV Blueline)
Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1996 film adaptation of the popular TV series; See here) (Shout! Factory)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Carter Alan “Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN [Paperback]” (foreword by Steven Tyler; Read here) (Northeastern University Press)
The Beatles “The Beatles Day by Day: The Sixties as They Happened [Hardcover]” (author: Terry Burrows) (Chartwell Books, Sept. 1)
Alfred Brendel “A Pianist’s A-Z: A Piano Lover’s Reader [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Faber and Faber, Sept. 5)
Depeche Mode “Depeche Mode: A Biography [Hardcover]” (author: Steve Malins; Kindle) (Andre Deutsch, Sept. 1)
Paul Edwards “How to Rap 2: Advanced Flow and Delivery Techniques [Paperback]” (Chicago Review Press, Sept. 1)
Alice Hammel “Teaching Music to Students with Autism [Paperback]” (Oxford University Press USA, Sept. 2)
Jethro Tull “A Passion Play: The Story of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull [Paperback]” (author: Brian Rabey) (Soundcheck Books LLP, Sept. 1)
Lady Gaga “Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives [Kindle]” (author: Lady Gaga’s former DJ Brendan Jay Sullivan) (It Books)
Ethan Mordden “Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Oxford University Press USA, Sept. 5)
Tool “Unleashed: The Story of Tool [Paperback]” (author: Joel McIver) (Omnibus Press, Sept. 1)
UFO “High Stakes & Dangerous Men: The UFO Story [Paperback]” (author: Neil Daniels; Read here) (Soundcheck Books LLP, Sept. 1)
Michele Whitby, Zoe Howe, Gina Way, J.C. Wheatley “The British Beat Explosion: Rock ‘N’ Roll Island [Hardcover]” (a collection of essays on Eel Pie Hotel, a venue on an island in the middle of the Thames River) (Aurora Metro Books, Sept. 1)
Wilco “Wilco: Sunken Treasure [Hardcover]” (author: Tim Grierson; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, Sept. 1)

Next week: Sept. 10

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