B.o.B. - Strange Clouds CD (Atlantic)
Second album from the hip-hop star features guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz and others.
Blockhead – Interludes After Midnight CD/LP (Ninja Tune)
In the two years since the critically lauded The Music Scene, Blockhead nee Tony Simon, has traveled the globe and emerged with another collection of eclectic songs that twist, turn, and grind their way into the listener’s psyche.
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Aufheben CD/2xLP (A. Records)
New album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences and brings it up to date with the benefit of additional weirdness.
Bright Eyes – Fevers And Mirrors [Reissue/2000] 2xLP+CD (Saddle Creek)
Bright Eyes – There Is No Beginning To The Story [Reissue/2002] 12”+CDEP (Saddle Creek)
Out of print for several years on wax, these HQ-180 vinyl reissues each include a copy on CD.
Ane Brun – It All Starts With One CD (Play It Again Sam)
Stateside release of the Norwegian singer/songwriter’s new album, which features guests First Aid Kit and Jose Gonzalez.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Twenty Dozen CD (Savoy Jazz)
First album of new material in 12 years and first album in 5 years.
Father John Misty - Fear Fun CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Nom-de-plume of Josh Tillman, who’s been recording and releasing solo albums under his own name since ’03. Fear Fun consists of such disparate elements as Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Arthur Russell, All Things Must Pass, and Physical Graffiti, often within the same song. Tillman’s voice recalls Roy Orbison at his most joyous, while the music maintains a dark, mysterious yet playful quality.
Gravenhurst – Ghost In Daylight CD/LP (Warp)
His most sonically diverse work yet, building upon his brand of ambient noise-folk with starkly acoustic songs resting alongside densely layered pieces.
Halestorm - Strange Case Of LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD — now available on limited color vinyl. Sophomore album from the Pennsylvania rockers.
George Harrison - Early Takes Volume 1: Music From The Martin Scorsese Picture Living In The Material World CD/LP (Hip-O Select)
This companion piece to Scorsese’s critically acclaimed documentary features previously unreleased recordings.
Hurt - The Crux CD (Carved)
Sixth studio album, produced by Hurt, engineered by Hurt’s Michael Roberts and mixed by John Kurzweg (Puddle Of Mud, Godsmack).
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts CD/2xLP+MP3 (Blue Note)
New album produced by Danger Mouse. Free lyric book with purchase!
Steve Kuhn/Steve Swallow/Joey Baron – Wisteria CD (ECM)
One of the most amazing aspects of Kuhn’s playing is his touch control on the piano. His mastery of the soft muted hues and the loud thunderous colors of the piano is unmatched in jazz. On this new album of mostly Kuhn compositions, the pianist’s virtuosity, tone production and keyboard dynamics are perfectly showcased. Long-time collaborators Steve Swallow and Joey Baron create tension and excitement in the music.
Light Asylum - Light Asylum CD (Mexican Summer)
From the heated synth punk of “IPC, ” “Pope Will Roll” and “At Will” to the cinematic modesty of love songs like “Angel Tongue, ” “Shallow Tears” and “A Certain Person”; the basement-found emotions of “Hour Fortress” and “Sins Of The Flesh” to the melodic dramas of “Heart Of Dust” and “End Of Days, ” Light Asylum have achieved an exhilarating, genuine and important moment.
Lower Dens - Nootropics CD/LP (Ribbon Music)
Second album from the laid-back melody surrealists.
Marilyn Manson - Born Villain CD (Downtown)
New release from Marilyn Manson, inspired by the likes of Killing Joke, Joy Division, Bauhaus and The Birthday Party. Vinyl version TBA.
Nadja - Thaumogenesis [Reissue/2007] CD (Broken Spine)
Limited reissue of Nadja’s second full-length, packaged in unique letter-pressed sleeve, custom designed by the band.
Anders Osborne - Black Eye Galaxy CD (Alligator)
“The poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene. Raging, expressive guitar and soulful singing… from scorched-earth rock to sweet, tender ballads.” — Luther Dickinson, North Mississippi Allstars
Pennywise - All Or Nothing CD/LP (Epitaph)
Pennywise return to fine mid-‘90s punk-rock form with this collection of new twelve songs.
Ramona Falls - Prophet CD (Barsuk)
Sonically, lyrically and thematically brighter than Brent Knopf’s first album. Prophet is also more organic and personal than anything he ever contributed to Menomena.
Reptar - Body Faucet CD/LP (Vagrant)
Full-length debut from Athens, GA quartet. A set of shimmering sing-along anthems produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Washed Out), Body Faucet is propelled by jerky guitars and persistent beats.
Sea Of Bees – Orangefarben CD (Team Love)
“It’s hard to imagine packing more heartache into a single record than Julie Ann Bee does on Orangefarben. The album, her second full-length under the name Sea Of Bees, is a collection of intimate, sometimes gut-wrenching love letters documenting the dissolution of a passionate but doomed relationship” — NPR. Vinyl version due June 12.
Santigold – Master Of My Make-Believe CD/LP (Atlantic)
Through chopped pianos, the clink of glass bottles, and the peaking blast of motorcycle engines, Master of My Make-Believe accounts for 21st century details of life from the heart’s center to the mind’s periphery. Available on CD and on gold vinyl.
Skip The Foreplay – Nightlife CD (Epitaph)
Skip the Foreplay mash up elements of dubstep and house with pop and metalcore.
The Spinto Band - Shy Pursuit CD/LP (Spintronic)
“The Spinto Band is bringing a good name back to pop music… the Delawarean rockers create catchy, textured three-minute ditties with an DIY aesthetic.” — Paste Magazine
Thin Lizzy – Nightlife [Deluxe Edition/1974] 2xCD (UMe)
Thin Lizzy – Fighting [Deluxe Edition/1975] 2xCD (UMe)
Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe double-CD editions of the Irish rockers’ 1974 and 1975 albums featuring live and rare tracks.
Carrie Underwood - Blown Away CD (Arista)
New album from country music superstar.
Rufus Wainwright - Out Of The Game CD/CD+DVD/2xLP (Decca)
New album featuring guest appearances by Dap-Kings, Wilco’s Nels Cline, Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow, Sean Lennon, and Martha Wainwright. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a DVD features behind the scenes video of Out Of The Game that includes interviews with Rufus and producer Mark Ronson, as well as a photo gallery.
Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone CD/LP (Innovative Leisure)
Nick Waterhouse is the New Breed — an R&B fanatic who combines an uncanny old-school sensibility and with a charged, contemporary style. His muse is the over-modulated sound of vintage ’50s R&B and rebel rock & roll.
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard CD/LP (Domino)
“Every Watson song is full of melodies that unfold beautifully. Listen to the piano; for me, it’s the phrasing that does it. That slight hesitation between the notes slays me. He does the same thing with his sweet, high voice, always playing with timing and phrasing and dynamics — and always serving the song and the lyric.” — NPR
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines b/w Love Is Blindness 12” (Third Man)
Second single from Love Interruption on 12″ vinyl with a playable, etched B-side.
Brian Wilson - I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times  LP (Friday Music)
First time available on vonyl. In 1996, Wilson and long-time admirer and producer Don Was collaborated on what was to become a much applauded project, a soundtrack to his Emmy and Sundance Film Festival nominated, I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times.
Wild Hunt - Before The Plane Of Angels CD (Kemado)
Intuitively blends a number of metal sub-genres with elusive, sonic textural overlays. Vinyl version due May 15.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
George Harrison – Living In The Material World DVD/Blu-ray (UMe)
George Harrison – Living In The Material World [Deluxe] DVD+Blu-ray+CD (UMe)
Martin Scorsese’s award winning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music’s greatest icons. Features never-before-seen footage from George Harrison’s childhood, throughout his years with the Beatles and solo career. Includes interviews with Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia and Dhani Harrison among many others. 210 minutes. Also available as a Deluxe version, which collects all three formats (DVD, Blu-ray, and CD) in special packaging with a 96-page booklet of photography to accompany the film.