New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
Alpha Rev “Bloom” (producer: Dwight Baker; first single: “Sing Loud”; Hear here; MP3) (Kirtland)
Anthrax “Anthems” (EP includes covers of “Anthem” by Rush, Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” AC/DC’s “TNT,” Cheap Trick’s “Big Eyes,” Boston’s “Smokin’,” Journey’s “Keep On Runnin’ “; Hear here; MP3) (Megaforce, March 18)
KaiL Baxley (folk ‘n’ soul singer) “Heatstroke/The Wind and the War” (Hear here; MP3) (Forty Below)
The Black Crowes “Wiser for the Time [MP3]” (26-song live collection, including a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Silver Arrow/Megaforce)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Specter At The Feast” (Hear here; MP3) (Abstract Dragon/Vagrant)
Billy Bragg “Tooth & Nail” (his first album in five years; producer: Joe Henry; first single: “Handyman Blues”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Essential Music)
Clutch “Earth Rocker” (producer: Machine; first single: “Earth Rocker”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Weathermaker Music)
The Copper Gamins (blues-garage rock duo) “Los Niños de Cobre” (Hear here; MP3) (Saustex)
Dirtyphonics (French electronic dance music quartet) “Irreverence [MP3]” (guests: Liela Moss, Foreign Beggars, Modestep; Hear here) (Dim Mak)
Jungle Rot (death metal band from Kenosha, Wis.) “Terror Regime” (Hear/read here; MP3) (Victory)
Kerli (L.A. singer-songwriter, producer) “Utopia [MP3]” (seven-song EP; producer: Krief; Hear here; See here) (Island)
Patrick Krief (longtime guitarist for The Dears) “Hundred Thousand Pieces” (producer: Krief; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music)
The London Suede “Bloodsports” (first single: “Barriers”; Hear here; MP3) (Suede Ltd)
Lordi “To Beast or Not To Beast” (producer: Michael Wagener; first single: “The Riff”; Hear here; MP3) (The End)
Low “The Invisible Way” (producer: Jeff Tweedy; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Brian McKnight “More Than Words” (guest: Colbie Caillat; first single: “Sweeter”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Kacey Musgraves “Same Trailer Different Park” (producers: Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Luke Laird; first single: “Merry Go ‘Round”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mercury Nashville)
The Ocean Blue “Ultramarine” (their first album in more than 10 years; producers: singer David Schelzel, drummer Peter Anderson; first single: “Sad Night, Where Is Morning?”; Hear here; See/read here; MP3) (Korda)
Sam Page “Breach [MP3]” (producer: Page; Hear here) (Sam Page)
The Paranoid Style “The Purposes of Music in General [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Bar/None)
Kelly Richey (blues-rock guitarist) “Sweet Spirit” (Hear here; MP3) (Sweet Lucy)
Rival Sons “Head Down” (released in the blues rock band’s native U.K. in September 2012; producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Keep On Swinging”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Century Media)
Draco Rosa “Vida” (includes duets with Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jose Feliciano, Mané, Romeo Santos, etc.; first single: “Més y Més”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Sony U.S. Latin)
Arrica Rose & the …’s “Lucky [MP3]” (Hear here) (pOprOck, March 22)
Josh Rouse “The Happiness Waltz” (producer: Brad Jones; Hear here; Vinyl) (Yep Roc)
Sasha “Involver 3 “ (two CDs, 19 tracks; mix album features The XX, Little Dragon, Foals, ThermalBear, Blondes, Ananda Project, James Zabiela, Keep Shelly In Athens, etc.; Hear here) (U.K. – Ministry of Sound, March 18)
Six Feet Under “Unborn” (first single: “Zombie Blood Curse”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Rick Springfield “Songs For the End of the World: Acoustic Version [MP3]” (Hear here) (UMe)
The Staves (acoustic folk rock trio of sisters from Watford, England) “Dead & Born & Grown [MP3]” (producers: Glyn Johns, Ethan Johns; Hear here) (Atlantic)
Marnie Stern “The Chronicles of Marnia” (first single: “Year of the Glad”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kill Rock Stars)
Tear Out the Heart (metalcore band) “Violence” (Hear here; MP3) (Victory)
Tecla “We Are the Lucky Ones” (first single: “Fake Tears”; Hear here; MP3) (Mayimba Music)
Rich Thompson (jazz drummer) “Less Is More” (Read here; MP3) (Origin)
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience” (first single: “Suit & Tie,” feat. Jay-Z; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (RCA)
William Tyler (of Lambchop) “Impossible Truth” (producer: Mark Nevers; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
Various artists “Spring Breakers [Film soundtrack]” (Selena Gomez-Vanessa Hudgens film opens March 22; See here; MP3) (Big Beat/Atlantic)
Various artists “The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack – Vol. 1 [TV soundtrack]” (Read here; MP3) (Republic)
Walk Off the Earth “R.E.V.O.” (an acronym for the band’s motto “Realize Every Victory Outright”; 10 original songs, plus a cover of Goyte’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Columbia)
Woodkid (French singer-musician Yoann Lemoine) “The Golden Age [MP3]” (Hear here) (Interscope)
Thalia Zedek Band “Via” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Thrill Jockey)

Reissues

Artist: Title: Label:
Trace Adkins “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol Nashville)
Alien Ant Farm “ICON” (best-of) (Universal/UMe)
Duane Allman “Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective [Box set]” (seven CDs, 129 tracks; Read here) (Rounder)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Head On [MP3]” (1975 album) (Mercury/UMe)
Bobby Bare “The Real Thing / I Hate Goodbyes / Ride Me Down Easy” (1970, 1973 albums on one CD; remastered) (Omni Recording Corp.)
The Beach Boys “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol)
Harry Belafonte “Calypso [Hybrid SACD]” (1956 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Pat Benatar “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol)
blink-182 “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen/UMe)
Daryl Braithwaite “Edge [MP3]” (1988 album), “Taste the Salt [MP3]” (1993 album), “Rise [MP3]” (1990 album), “Six Moons (The Best of Daryl Braithwaite 1988-1994) [MP3]” (1994 compilation) (Columbia)
Chris Cagle “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol Nashville)
Glen Campbell “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol)
Captain & Tennille “ICON” (best-of) (A&M/UMe)
Belinda Carlisle “ICON” (11-song best-of; MP3) (Geffen/UMe)
Commodores “Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1975 compilation) (Motown/UMe)
Bing Crosby “Bing in Dixieland” (1956-57 recordings), “El Señor Bing” (1960 album), “Return to Paradise Islands” (1963 album), “A Southern Memoir” (1975 album), “Seasons: The Closing Chapter” (1977 album), “Bing & Rosie: The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions,” “Bing Sings the Great American Songbook,” “Bing Sings the Sinatra Songbook,” “On the Sentimental Side,” “So Rare: Treasures From the Crosby Archive” (Bing Crosby Enterprises/Universal)
Mary Cutrufello “When the Night Is Through [MP3]” (1998 album) (Mercury/UMe)
John Denver “Live at Cedar Rapids 12/10/87” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3) (Relayer Friday)
Fats Domino “Live From Austin TX” (New West)
Electronic “Electronic: Special Edition” (1991 album; remastered; two CDs, with previously unreleased versions and rarities; Read here) (U.K. – EMI, March 18)
Everclear “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol)
Donna Fargo “Winners [MP3]” (1986 album) (Mercury/UMe)
Ella Fitzgerald “Best of the BBC Vaults [CD/DVD]” (Verve)
The Four Tops “On Top & Reach Out [MP3]” (1966, 1967 albums; 24 songs), “Anthology [MP3]” (1983 compilation; 41 songs) (Motown/UMe)
Merle Haggard “Live From Austin TX” (New West)
Susanna Hoffs “Susanna Hoffs [MP3]” (1996 album) (Mercury/UMe)
Inspiral Carpets “Life: Extended Edition [CD/DVD]” (1990 album; remastered; the DVD contains their G-Mex performance “21790”; Read here) (U.K. – Mute/EMI, March 18)
Kris Kristofferson “Live From Austin TX” (New West)
Level 42 “Standing in the Light [MP3]” (1983 album), “Staring at the Sun [MP3]” (1988 album) (Polydor/UMe)
Jerry Lee Lewis “Live From Austin TX” (New West)
Liberace “ICON” (best-of) (Universal)
New Found Glory “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen/UMe)
Poison “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol)
Elvis Presley “Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (Legacy Edition)” (1973 album; remastered; two CDs; MP3) (RCA/Legacy)
Otis Redding “The Complete Stax/Volt Singles [Box set]” (four discs) (Shout! Factory)
André Rieu “ICON” (best-of) (Universal/UMe)
Diana Ross “Baby It’s Me [MP3]” (1977 album) (Motown/UMe)
Diana Ross & The Supremes “Let the Sunshine In [MP3]” (1969 album) (Motown/UMe)
Something Corporate “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen/UMe)
The Temptations “Psychedelic Shack [MP3]” (1970 album) (Motown/UMe)
Tower of Power “Bump City [MP3]” (1972 album), “Back to Oakland [MP3]” (1974 album), “Urban Renewal [MP3]” (1975 album), “In the Slot [MP3]” (1975 album) (Rhino/Warner)
Ugly Kid Joe “As Ugly As They Wanna Be [MP3]” (1991 album) (Island/UMe)
Various artists “The World Needs Changing: Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976” (20 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Beat Goes Public, March 18)
The Who “Join Together: Live Performances From the 1989 U.S. Tour [MP3]” (Hear here; Read here) (Geffen/UMe)
Brian Wilson “Brian Wilson [180-gram vinyl]” (1988 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Yes “Going for the One [180-gram vinyl]” (1977 album; remastered) (Friday Music)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe “Les Misérables [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal, March 22)
Paul Rudd “This Is 40 [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal, March 22)
Various artists “Porky’s [Blu-ray]” (1982 film) (20th Century Fox)
Various artists “Love For Leon: A Benefit to Save the Barn [DVD/CD]” (two DVDs, two CDs; October 2012 tribute concert to the late Band member at the Meadowlands; the concert was directed by Don Was; contributors: Roger Waters, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, Gregg Allman, Grace Potter, Garth Hudson, Mavis Staples, etc.; See here; Blu-ray) (ATO)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey [Kindle]” (Grove Press)
Prince “I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon [Hardcover]” (author: Touré; Kindle) (Atria Books)

Next week: March 26