Some New Stuff – you can always use more stuff!


Big Head Todd & The Monsters – “Black Beehive” (with eight bonus tracks and an 11×17 deluxe lithograph of the album artwork on heavy stock; producer: Steve Jordan; Hear hereMP3) (Shout! Factory)

Broken Bells (side project of Danger Mouse and the Shins’ James Mercer) – “After the Disco” (first single: “Holding On For Life”; Hear hereVinylMP3) (Columbia)

John Butler Trio – “Flesh & Blood” (first single: “Only One”Hear hereRead hereVinylMP3) (Vanguard)

The Haden Triplets (Tanya, Rachel and Petra Haden) – “The Haden Triplets” (includes covers of the Carter Family, Nick Lowe, Bill Monroe, the Louvin Brothers, etc.; producer: Ry Cooder; Read hereVinyl;MP3) (Third Man)

Dirk Powell (Americana multi-instrumentalist) – “Walking Through Clay” (guests: the late Levon Helms and his daughter Amy; Hear hereMP3) (Sugar Hill)

Wild Moccasins (Houston indie-pop quintet) – “88 92” (Hear hereSee hereLP + MP3) (New West)

Xiu Xiu (avant-garde group from San Jose, Calif.) – “Angel Guts: Red Classroom” (producer: John Congleton; Hear hereRead hereVinylMP3) (Polyvinyl)


GD-picksGrateful Dead – “Dick’s Picks Vol. 20: Capital Centre, Landover, MD 9/25/76” (four CDs) (Razor & Tie)

Small Faces – “Here Come the Nice: The Immediate Years 1967-1969 [Box set]” (Amazon-exclusive collection containing four CDs, 75 tracks, with a 72-page hardbound coffee-table book and many other extras; limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, personally signed by members Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan; See hereTrack list) (Charly / Snapper Music Group)


The Beatles – “All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release [Kindle]” (authors: Jean-Michel Guesdon, Philippe Margotin; preface by Patti Smith) (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)

The Beatles – “The Beatles Are Here! 50 Years After the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians & Other Fans Remember [Paperback]” (author: Penelope Rowlands) (Algonquin Books)

The Beatles – “Six Days that Changed the World, February 1964 [Hardcover]” (photos by Bill Eppridge) (Rizzoli)

Ringo Starr – “Octopus’s Garden [Hardcover]” (children’s book based on the Beatles song; illustrator:Ben Cort) (Aladdin)

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