10ft Ganja Plant – 10 Deadly Shots II CD/LP (ROIR)
The second volume in the ongoing Deadly Shots series features Aggrolites keyboardist Roger Rivas.
16 – Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds CD/LP (Relapse)
New from the doom/sludge metal band.
Acephallix - Deathless Master CD (Southern Lord)
Brutal, crust-influenced death metal from San Francisco. Influence comes from all over the map of extreme music: from Celtic Frost to Cro-Mags to Discharge to Bolt Thrower.
Anathema – Weather Systems CD (The End)
Anathema are an English band from Liverpool primarily known for helping to develop the death/doom and gothic metal sound. Later in their career, beginning with Eternity, they moved away from this sound into more melodic, atmospheric rock. Vinyl version due May 8.
Brendan Benson – What Kind Of World 2xCD/LP+MP3 (Readymade)
Fifth solo album from the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as a member of The Raconteurs (with Jack White).
James Blackshaw – Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death CD/LP (Important)
These six pieces are based alternately around nylon-string classical guitar and grand piano, with spare and subtle vibraphone and B3 organ parts overdubbed by Blackshaw.
Brad - United We Stand CD/LP (Razor & Tie)
Anchored by the vocals of singer/pianist Shawn Smith (Pigeonhed/Satchel), Brad’s soulful rock sound is deeply rooted in Seattle’s rock scene going back 19 years. Originating as a side-project, Brad also features core members Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) on guitar, drummer Regan Hagar (Satchel and Malfunkshun), and new bass player, Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple and David Sylvian)
Dandy Warhols - This Machine CD/LP (The End)
Eighth album from the alt-rock band, who’s lead singer/songwriter Courtney Taylor-Taylor has painstakingly cemented his reputation as one hell of a tunesmith. Free bonus CD-EP with purchase!
Death By Stereo – Black Sheep Of The American Dream CD (Viking Funeral)
Coming back harder, faster, and louder than they ever have, their sixth full-length studio album Black Sheep Of The American Dream marks the band’s return to hardcore punk roots.
Death Grips - The Money Store CD (Epic)
Hailing from Sacramento, CA, Death Grips was formed in late 2010 and consists of vocalist Stefan Burnett and production team Zach Hill and Andy Morin. The band dropped the highly acclaimed mix tape Exmilitary featuring the standout track “Guillotine”, Time Out NY ‘s #1 single of 2011. Vinyl version due May 22.
Diamond Rugs – Diamond Rugs CD/LP+MP3 (Partisan)
Diamond Rugs is a collaboration between John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite).
Eve 6 - Speak In Code CD (Fearless)
New album from the veteran alt-rock band.
Frames – In Via CD (Steamhammer/SPV)
Frames continue to deliver their cinematic brand of instrumental post/art rock on their second full-length album.
Peter Gabriel – New Blood: Live In London 2xCD (Eagle Rock)
Recorded at Hammersmith Apollo in March 2011, Live Blood captures Peter Gabriel performing live with the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra.
Warren Haynes Band – Live At The Moody Theatre 2xCD+DVD (Stax)
Captures the band’s performance in Austin, TX late last year, shot in HD and recorded in 5.1 audio.
Sarah Jaffe – The Body Wins CD/LP (Kirtland)
New album from the Texas-based singer/songwriter. “It’s striking to hear Jaffe push herself over the metaphorical edge, fully embracing the sinister, electronic sounds she has professed love for ever since Nature’s early days. By stripping away the sunny melodies that made Nature so irresistible, Jaffe pulls you closer, deeper into her turbulent emotional waters.” — dfw.com
Carol King - The Legendary Demos CD (Hear Music)
This collection traces King’s journey from her days as an Aldon Music staff song writer in the ‘60s crafting hits for other artists, to the dawn of her own triumphant solo career in the ‘70s and her legendary Tapestry album release.
Jamiroquai - Rock Dust Light Star  CD (Executive Music Group)
Previously import-only, now available domestically. Highly danceable set of 12 new tracks that dutifully blend the disco and electronic leanings of 2005′s Dynamite with the organic, roots-based soul of his 1993 debut.
LP - Into The Wild: Live At Eastwest Studios CD+DVD (WB)
With a unique and powerful voice, LP has been described as a mix of Jeff Buckley, Florence + The Machine and Janis Joplin.
Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Undisputed masters of the crossover genre, Richmond, VA’s Municipal Waste return for their fifth full-length album in their endless quest to bring the fury, bring the laughs, and bring the party to obscene new lows.
Nadja - Thaumogenesis [Reissue/2007] CD (Broken Spine)
Limited reissue of Nadja’s second full-length.
Necronomicon – Invictus CD (Soulfood)
Seventh album from the German thrash metal institution.
Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol CD (Century Media)
Thirteenth studio album from the British gothic metal pioneers.
Prong – Carved Into Stone CD (Steamhammer/SPV)
8th studio album, produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die).
Joe Pug – The Great Despiser CD/LP (Lightning Rod)
New album from the singer/songwriter, recorded in Chicago with producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, Califone, etc). Features Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim) on piano, organ and marimba as well as backing vocals form The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn on the album’s title track.
Rasputina - How We Quit The Forrest [Reissue/1998] CD/LP (Filthy Bonnet)
Deluxe reissue of Rasputina’s sophomore album from 1998 is packaged in heavyweight card sleeve with the original 10-panel booklet and a six panel bonus booklet. Enhanced CD features a video for “The Olde Headboard,” a short promo film about the album, plus a bonus track “The Olde Headboard (Weathered Mix).”
The Raveonettes - Into The Night CDEP/12” (The Raveonettes)
Four new songs — a precursor to their next full-length album.
Joe Satriani - Satchurated: Live In Montreal 2xCD (Epic)
Also available on 2D and 3D Blu-ray as well as standard definition DVD.
Marty Stuart - Nashville 1: Tear The Woodpile CD (Sugar Hill)
The ten-song collection, almost entirely written by Marty, features his touring band of musical missionaries The Fabulous Superlatives. Nashville staples Buck Trent, Kenny Lovelace, and Robbie Turner are joined by Country music royalty Hank Williams III (Hank3) and Lorrie Carter Bennett (The Carter Family) on harmony vocals to fill out the cast.
Torche – Harmonicraft CD/LP (Volcom)
Sludgy pop anthems.
Toro Y Moi – June 2009 CD/5×7”+MP3 (Carpark)
Originally part of a tour-only CD-R collecting early, self-released EPs and singles.
Walter Trout – Blues For The Modern Days CD/LP (Mascot)
The guitar legend returns to his core blues roots, creating his first blues album in 23 years as a bandleader.
Townes Van Zandt – For The Sake Of The Song [Reissue/1968] LP (Fat Possum)
Vinyl reissue of the auspicious debut from the influential singer/songwriter.
Various Artists - East Bound And Down OST CD (Fat Possum)
Soundtrack to HBO’s cult comedy features exclusive dialogue from Kenny Powers (Danny McBride), highlights from the show, as well as songs from The Black Keys, Too $hort, The Stooges, ESG, George Jones, R.L. Burnside, Kenny Rogers, Bob Seger and Lee Hazlewood.
Waco Brothers & Paul Burch – Great Chicago Fire CD/LP (Bloodshot)
A Chicago band known for its muddy work boots, anarchic stage shows and fondness for committing musical “pure butchery” may seem an odd match for the stylish craft and classicism of a Nashville songwriting treasure, but that’s just what came to be.
Jack White – Blunderbus CD/LP (Third Man)
Produced by Jack White and recorded at his own Third Man Studio in Nashville, Blunderbuss has been described by White as “an album I couldn’t have released until now. I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”
Wolfbrigade – Damned CD/LP+MP3 (Southern Lord)
Pioneers of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement.
John Zorn – Nosferatu CD (Tzadik)
Created for a modern Polish stage production of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale. Features the dark ambient bass tones of Bill Laswell, Rob Burger on keyboards, Kevin Norton on drums and Zorn on sax. Romantic ballads, ambient soundscapes and hardcore intensity.