New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Afrojack“Forget the World” (guests: Sting, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Wall Recordings, May 19)
Haley Bonar“Last War” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Graveface)
Brian Jonestown Massacre“Revelation” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(A Records / Redeye)
Archie Bronson Outfit“Wild Crush” (their first album since 2010; first single: “Two Doves on a Lake”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Domino, May 19)
California Breed (Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Andrew Watt)“California Breed” (producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Frontiers, May 19)
Chatham County Line“Tightrope” (producers: guitarist Dave Wilson, Chatham County Line; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Yep Roc)
Coldplay“Ghost Stories” (producer: Jon Hopkins; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Parlophone / Atlantic, May 19)
Brody Dalle (ex-Distillers frontwoman and wife of Josh Homme)“Diploid Love” (producers: Dalle, Alain Johannes; first single: “Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Queen of Hearts Inc. / Caroline, May 19)
Brantley Gilbert“Just As I Am” (first single: “Bottoms Up”; Hear here; MP3)(The Valory Music Co., May 19)
Luke Haines (of The Auteurs)“New York in the ’70s” (concept album is “a mythic re-imagining of the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene 1972-1979”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(U.K. – Cherry Red, May 19)
Matt Harlan (Texas singer-songwriter)“Raven Hotel” (producer: Rich Brotherton; guests: Mickey Raphael, Floyd Domino; Hear here; MP3)(Berkalin)
Hedley“Wild Life” (released in their native Canada in November 2013; producers: frontman Jacob Hoggard, Brian Howes; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Capitol, May 19)
Jolie Holland“Wine Dark Sea” (her first album since 2011; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(ANTI- / Epitaph, May 19)
Lonesome Shack“More Primitive” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Alive Naturalsound)
Steve Miller Band“The Joker Live” (40th anniversary of the 1974 album; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Sailor)
Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes)“Upside Down Mountain” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, with bonus CD; MP3)(Nonesuch, May 19)
Phillip Phillips“Behind the Light” (producer: Gregg Wattenberg; first single: “Raging Fire”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(19 Recordings / Interscope, May 19)
The Roots“… and then you shoot your cousin” (guests: Raheem DeVaughn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez, Patty Crash; first single: “When the People Cheer”; Hear here; Vinyl; The Roots Official Store; MP3)(Def Jam, May 19)
Neal Schon“So U” (fusion and blues-infused album with bassist Marco Mendoza and drummer Deen Castronovo; several of the tracks were co-written with Jack Blades; Hear here; MP3)(Frontiers, May 19)
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band“Going Home” (producer: Shepherd; Hear here)(Concord)
Syd Arthur (psychedelic band from Canterbury, England)“Sound Mirror” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Harvest, May 19)
Yann Tiersen“∞ (Infinity)” (first single: “A Midsummer Evening”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mute, May 19)
Various artists“The Bridges of Madison County (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (stars Kellie O’Hara and Steven Pasquale; based on the novel by Robert James Waller; music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; Hear here; MP3)(Ghostlight, May 19)
Various artists“The Fault In Our Stars: Music From The Motion Picture” (romantic comedy-drama film, opening June 6, was directed by Josh Boone, based on John Green’s novel of the same name; featuring tracks by Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Birdy, Grouplove, M83, etc.; See here; Read here; MP3)(Atlantic, May 19)
War“Evolutionary” (their first studio album in 20 years is also packaged with their 1976 greatest-hits album; guests: Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Joe Walsh, Malik Yusef, the USC Marching Band; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Far Out / UMe, May 19)

More Releases for the Week of May 20, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Haley Bonar“Last War [MP3]” (guest: Justin Vernon; Hear here; See here)(Graveface)
Zac Brown Band“The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 [MP3]” (four-song EP; producer: Dave Grohl; guests: Grohl, Oteill Burbridge; CD/DVD)(Southern Ground Artists, May 19)
Vanessa Daou“Trouble Comes EP [MP3]” (six tracks; Hear here)(KID Recordings)
eMC“The Turning Point [MP3]” (producer: 14KT; See here)(M3 / Penalty Entertainment / RED)
The Everymen“Givin’ Up On Free Jazz [MP3]” (guest: A.C. Newman; Hear here)(Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Forget Tomorrow (six-piece post-hardcore band from Wolcott, Conn.)“Identity [MP3]” (six-song EP; producer: Taylor Larson; ReverbNation; See here)(Forget Tomorrow)
Glee Cast“Glee: The Music – The Untitled Rachel Berry Project [MP3]” (seven songs; Hear here)(Columbia)
Dan Lawson Band“Soldiers of Fortune [MP3]” (seven songs; Hear here)(Dan Lawson, May 19)
The Mighty Swine“Last Man Standing [MP3]” (includes a cover of Judas Priest’s “Hell Bent for Leather”; producer: Rob Nadler; first single: “Last Man Standing”; Hear here)(Broad Horizon)
Mark Morrison“IAMWHATIAM [MP3]” (seven-song EP; the “Return of the Mack” singer’s first recordings since 2006; guests: DMX, Trae Tha Truth, Keith Murray, Black Rob, Crooked I, Beenie Man, etc.; Hear here)(MackLife, May 19)
Pip (former contestant on “The Voice”)“Hooked [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Bungalo, May 19)
The Ready Set“The Bad & The Better [MP3]” (guest: Jake Miller; Hear here; CD)(Razor & Tie)
Malka Spigel“Gliding [MP3]” (four-song EP; first single: “Tall Grey Buildings”; Hear here; See here)(Swim, May 19)
Tearjerker (Toronto indie-rock trio)“Hiding [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here)(SQE Music, May 19)
Maureen Toth“Soldier [MP3]” (producer: Jim McGorman; ReverbNation)(Maureen Toth Music)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Joe Bonamassa“Tour De Force: Live in London – The Borderline” (two CDs, 14 tracks), “Tour De Force: Live in London – Hammersmith Apollo” (two CDs, 18 tracks), “Tour De Force: Live in London – Royal Albert Hall” (two CDs, 20 tracks), “Tour De Force: Live in London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire” (two CDs, 15 tracks)(J&R Adventures, May 19)
Chakachas“Jungle Fever: Expanded Edition” (1972 album; remastered, with one bonus track; Read here)(U.K. – Big Break, May 19)
Miles Davis“Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums” (two CDs, 26 songs; Read here; MP3)(Blue Note, May 19)
Devo“Something Else For Everybody” (unreleased demos and rarities from 2006-2009; Hear here; Read here)(Booji Boy)
The Doors“Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine” (1972 compilation; two CDs, 22 songs; MP3)(Rhino / Elektra, May 19)
Billy Joel“A Matter of Trust: The Bridge To Russia” (1987 album; remastered; two CDs; CD/DVD Deluxe Edition; CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition; DVD; Instant Video; MP3)(Columbia / Legacy)
R. Kelly“The Essential R. Kelly” (two CDs, 35 songs; MP3)(RCA / Legacy, May 19)
The Moody Blues“In Search of the Lost Chord [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1968 album; remastered)(Friday Music, May 19)
Oasis“Definitely Maybe: Chasing the Sun Edition” (1994 album; remastered, with 33 B-sides and rarities; Vinyl; MP3)(Big Brother Recordings / INgrooves, May 19)
Roy Orbison“Mystery Girl Expanded” (1989 album; with five bonus tracks, including “The Way Is Love,” a new song built around vocals from an Orbison work tape and completed by his three sons; See here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Orbison / Legacy, May 19)
R.E.M.“R.E.M. Unplugged 1991/2001: The Complete Sessions” (two CDs, 33 tracks; MP3)(Rhino / Warner, May 19)
Styx“Paradise Theater [Hybrid SACD]” (1981 album; mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio)(Audio Fidelity)
Various artists“Wild Child: The Warwick Records Story 1959-1962” (three CDs, 75 songs; Read here)(One Day Music)
Hank Williams“The Garden Spot Programs, 1950” (24 previously unreleased songs and jingles recorded in Nashville; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Omnivore Recordings, May 19)
The Zombies“R.I.P.” (previously unreleased 1968 album; with four bonus tracks; Read here)(Varese Sarabande, May 19)

More Releases for the Week of May 20, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Atlanta Rhythm Section“Quinella [MP3]” (1981 album)(Columbia / Legacy)
Martyn Bennett (Scottish musician died of cancer in 2005)“Grit (Real World Gold) [MP3]” (2003 album; with two bonus tracks, including Bennett’s remix of Peter Gabriel’s “Sky Blue”; Hear here)(Real World, May 19)
The Buzan Division of the Shingon Sect“Japan: Shomyo Buddhist Ritual – Dai Hannya Ceremony [MP3]”(Auvidis-UNESCO / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
George Jones“Too Wild Too Long [MP3]” (1987 album)(Epic / Legacy)
Mikael Jorgensen (of Wilco)“The Cheetah [MP3]” (2009 instrumental album with Chris Girard and Greg O’Keeffe; Hear here)(Butterscotch)
The Lamas of the Nyingmapa Monastery of Dehra Dun“Tibetan Ritual [MP3]”(Auvidis-UNESCO / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Bette Midler“Songs For the New Depression [MP3]” (1976 album)(Rhino / Atlantic, May 19)
Sha Na Na“The Night Is Still Young [MP3]” (1972 album), “The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll [MP3]” (1973 live album)(Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists“Hard Rock Hits [MP3]” (16 songs; feat. Alcatrazz, Starz, Spys, Girlschool, Gillan, Widow, etc.)(R.D.E.G., May 19)
Various artists“New Wave Classics [MP3]” (16 songs; feat. The Producers, Flash & The Pan, Fiction Factory, Vitamin Z, Transvision Vamp, The Fabulous Poodles, etc.)(R.D.E.G., May 19)
Deniece Williams“I’m So Proud [MP3]” (1983 album, with three bonus tracks), “Hot on the Trail [MP3]” (1986 album, with four bonus tracks)(Columbia / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, et al“The Monuments Men [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)
Kevin Costner, Tomas Lemarquis, et al“3 Days to Kill [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(20th Century Fox)
Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, et al“Vampire Academy [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Anchor Bay)
John Doe, Aimee Mann, Loudon Wainwright III, et al“Pleased to Meet Me [DVD]” (2013 feature film; See here)(Virgil Films and Entertainment)
Sally Field, Don Porter, et al“Gidget: The Complete Series [DVD]” (three discs; 1965-66 season; Read here)(Mill Creek Entertainment)
Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, et al“Pompeii [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)
Various artists“Ford Archive Gems: Classic TV Commercials [DVD]” (1969 film; See here)(Duke Marketing)
John Wayne“John Wayne: The Epic Collection [DVD]” (40 John Wayne films on 38 discs, with an Amazon-exclusive “Duke” belt buckle)(Warner Home Video)
Jonathan Winters, John Astin, Peter Ustinov, et al“Viva Max! [DVD]” (1969 film; See here)(Cheezy Flicks)
Rob Zombie“The Zombie Horror Picture Show [DVD]” (16-song feature-length concert movie, filmed at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, on Aug. 3, 2013, and at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on Aug. 4, 2013; See here; Read here; Blu-ray)(Zodiac Swan / T-Boy / UMe)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of May 20, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
The Beatles“Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles [Kindle]” (author: Kenneth Womack)(Continuum)
The Beatles“With the Beatles [Kindle]” (author: Lewis Lapham, former Harper’s editor in chief)(Melville House)
Toni Braxton“Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(It Books)
Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton“Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey [Paperback]” (updated and revised edition)(Grove Press)
Jesus and Mary Chain“Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus and Mary Chain Story [Paperback]” (author: Zoë Howe; Kindle; Jesus and Mary Chain Official Store)(Polygon, May 19)

More Book Releases for the Week of May 20, 2014

Next week: May 27, 2014

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