New Music to complete yourself with…

Reflective_VinylNew Musical Goodness:

Candy Hearts – “All the Ways You Let Me Down” (producer: Chad Gilbert; Hear hereSee hereVinyl;MP3) (Bridge Nine / Violently Happy)

Cowboy Mouth – “Go!” (producer: Don Miggs; first single: “Do You Wanna Do It Right Now”; Hear here;MP3) (Elm City / Universal)

Craft Spells (aka Justin Vallesteros) – “Nausea” (producer: Dylan Wall; new single: “Komorebi”; Hear here;MP3) (Captured Tracks)

First Aid Kit – “Stay Gold” (producer: Mike Mogis; guests: Omaha Symphony Orchestra; first single: “My Silver Lining”Hear hereVinylMP3Collector’s Bundle, with 14×20″ lithograph and tote bag) (Columbia)

Michael C. Ford (Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-nominated American poet and audio journalist) – “Look Each Other in the Ears” (features the last recordings made with all three surviving Doors members Ray Manzarek, who died in 2013, Robby Krieger and John Densmore; producer: Harlan Steinberger; other guests: Angelo Moore, Tommy Jordan; Hear hereMP3) (Hen House Studios)

The Fresh & Onlys – “House of Spirits” (producer: Phil Manly; Hear hereVinylMP3) (Mexican Summer)

Chrissie Hynde – “Stockholm” (her debut solo album; first single: “Dark Sunglasses”Hear hereSee here;VinylMP3) (Caroline)

Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott (of Bright Eyes) – “The Fault In Our Stars: Score From The Motion Picture” (Hear here) (Atlantic)

O.A.R. – “The Rockville LP” (first single: “Peace”; Hear hereVinylMP3) (Vanguard)

Passenger (U.K. folk-roots singer Mike Rosenberg) – “Whispers” (producer: Chris Vallejo; first single: “Scare Away the Dark”; Hear hereRead hereVinylMP3MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Nettwerk)

Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses – “Blow” (recorded at Capitol Records in Studio B, where Louis Prima Sr. recorded his hits in the 1950s and ’60s; includes a virtual duet with his father on “That’s My Home” and a cover of Adam Ant’s “Goody Two Shoes”; guest: Leslie Spencer; Hear hereMP3) (Warrior / Universal Music Distribution)

Rebelution – “Count Me In” (producers: Rebelution; guests: Collie Buddz, Don Carlos; Hear hereVinyl;MP3) (87 Music / Easy Star)

Royal Southern Brotherhood – “HeartSoulBlood” (band includes Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott; Hear here) (Ruf)

Stagnant Pools – “Geist” (first single: “Intentions”; Hear hereVinylMP3) (Polyvinyl)

Third World – “Under the Magic Sun” (Hear hereVinylMP3) (Cleopatra)

Walter Trout (the bluesman has a life-threatening liver disease) – “The Blues Came Callin’ “ (Hear here;VinylDeluxe editionMP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)

Umphrey’s McGee – “Similar Skin” (hardcover book with CD and two 180-gram LPs; Hear hereMP3) (Nothing Too Fancy Music)

Uriah Heep – “Outsider” (their 24th studio album; producer: Mike Paxman; Hear hereMP3(Frontiers)

Various artists – “Bullets Over Broadway (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (new musical comedy written by Woody Allen, based on his 1994 film; stars Zach Braff, Vincent Pastore, Brooks Ashmanskas, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, etc.; producer: Doug Besterman; Hear hereRead hereMP3) (Masterworks Broadway)

Jack White – “Lazaretto” (Hear hereRead hereMP3) (Third Man / Columbia)


downloadNew stuff: MP3s

Glass Animals – “Zaba [MP3]” (producer: frontman Dave Bayley; executive producer: Paul Epworth; first single: “Gooey”Hear hereSee hereCDVinyl) (Harvest)

House of Hats – “This Love [MP3]” (producer: Pete Smith; first single: “This Love”; Hear here) (Willow Walk)

Old Monk (NYC trio)  –“Posing As Love [MP3]” (first single: “Alta Rush”; Hear here(Eenie Meenie)

Various artists – “Punkalicious Volume Five [MP3]” (20 tracks; Hear here) (Punkalicious, June 13)

Tom Vek – “Luck [MP3]” (Hear here) (Moshi Moshi)


Reissues of one kind or another:

download (1)Wardell Gray – “Way Out Wardell” (1955 album; Hear/read hereMP3) (U.K. – Ace, June 9)

Arthur Prysock – “Too Late Baby: The Old Town Singles 1958-66” (24 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, June 9)

Toots and the Maytals – “Pressure Drop: The Golden Tracks” (14 songs) (Goldenlane / Cleopatra)

Various artists – “Chicago Hit Factory – The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966 [Box set]” (10 CDs, 269 tracks; Readhere) (U.K. – Charly, June 9)


downloadReissues on the electronic format we call MP3

Electric Light Orchestra – “The Classic Albums Collection [MP3]” (10 complete albums) (Epic / Legacy)

The Emotions – “Flowers [MP3]” (1976 album; with one bonus track), “Rejoice [MP3]” (1977 album; includes the No. 1 hit “Best of My Love”) (Columbia / Legacy)

Willie Nelson – “The Classic Albums Collection [MP3]” (10 complete albums) (Columbia / Legacy)

The Selecter – “Indie Singles Collection 1991-96 [MP3]” (38 tracks) (Badfish / Cherry Red)


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