Dave Alvin – Eleven Seven Expanded 3xCD+DVD (Yep Roc)
Includes the 2011 album plus bonus discs featuring live and non-album tracks and a 10-song live DVD.
Bassnectar – Vava Voom 2xLP (Amorphous)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album featuring guest appearance by Lupe Fiasco.
Beach House – Bloom CD/2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Bloom is the fourth full length album by Baltimore-based Beach House. It builds on 2010’s Teen Dream to further develop their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work. Bloom is meant to be experienced as an album, a singular, unified vision of the world.
Best Coast – The Only Place CD/LP (Mexican Summer)
The Only Place is the follow-up to the acclaimed Crazy For You and finds Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno maturing in both sound and perspective. This album finds front woman Cosentino transitioning into adulthood, with the feeling of uncertainty and self-doubt at the emotional center of the album.
Birthmark – Antibodies CD/LP (Polyvinyl)
Unfolds to the ebb and flow of a gentle, unhurried cadence to form a record comfortable in its own skin. Nate Kinsella’s reverberating vocals often result with songs that are undeniably captivating in their sublime simplicity.
Cherri Bomb – This Is The End Of Control CD (Hollywood)
Major label debut of of blistering rock songs by the teenage sensations.
Cornershop - Urban Turban CD (Ample Play)
The beast of winter is slain and what better way to celebrate than with some solar flared grooves courtesy of Cornershop?
The Cribs – In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull CD/LP (Wichita)
A relentless yet blissfully sonic endeavor, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull is a pressure cooker of stomping riffs and broad sea shanty melodies.
Godsmack – Live & Inspired 2xCD (Universal Republic)
This is the first official Godsmack live CD and it includes a bonus four-track EP of newly recorded cover versions.
Adam Lambert – Trespassing CD (RCA)
For his new album, Lambert collaborated with an allstar list of award winning artists, producers and songwriters, including: Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rogers, Sam Sparro, Bruno Mars, Nikka Costa and BC Jean.
Meiko – The Bright Side CD (Fantasy/Concord)
An intimate, fearless song-cycle about risk, regret, tenderness and love. Her indelible melodies and sharp lyrical viewpoint give The Bright Side a powerful, artistic punch. It features eleven songs that blend sumptuous folk-pop with thumping electronic beats that Meiko helped create with various producers.
Mewithoutyou – Ten Stories CD/LP (Pine Street)
Helmed by producer Daniel Smith (Sufian Stevens) and mixed by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumkins), Ten Stories is an allegorical coellection of songs that, at first listen, follows a winding narrative about a circus train crash in 19th century Montana.
Willie Nelson – Heroes CD (Sony Legacy)
On Heroes, Nelson takes on a reflective, emotional tone, moving from heartfelt (a stunning rendition of Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe”) to humor (on “Roll Me Up” with guest vocalist Snoop Dogg). Other guest vocalists on the album include Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnston, Billy Joe Shaver and Sheryl Crow.
NRBQ – We Travel The Spaceways CD (Clang!)
This powerful and propulsive new live recording, recorded last spring, showcase everything you love about NRBQ — energy, musicianship, playfulness, swing, and their brilliant mix of rock, jazz, pop, and who-knows-what.
John Pizzarelli – Double Exposure CD (Telarc)
Double Exposure draws from a diverse pool of some of the best pop songwriters of the past five decades: Lennon and McCartney, Neil Young, James Taylor, Leiber and Stoller, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell and others. Woven into these memorable compositions are threads of jazz borrowed from figures like Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn, Thad Jones and John Coltrane.
Lisa Marie Presley – Storm And Grace CD/LP (Universal)
New Americana-inspired album produced by T Bone Burnett. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.
Rye Rye – Go! Pop! Bang! CD (Interscope)
Baltimore’s Rye Rye has distilled the sounds of living into an unclassifiable collection of tracks, a collision of the mad movement of every day into a celebratory dance. You might call it rap. It could be hip-hop. This is undeniable dance music (just try to stand still), but it s also pop, beat, rock, hardcore, and industrial melody.
Carlos Santana – Shapeshifter CD/LP (Starfaith)
Shape Shifter is Carlos Santana’s 36th album and is a 13-song instrumental tour de force featuring tracks spanning from the late 1990′s to the present and comprises mostly original compositions that have been stashed away for this instrumental project.
Sugarman 3 – What The World Needs Now CD/LP+MP3 (Daptone)
Fine instrumentals to get you shakking your tail feathers. Features renditions of Bacharach’s “What The World Needs Now,” The Standells’ “Dirty Water,” Janet Jackson’s “It’s Alright,” and originals that are sure to please.
Tu Fawning – A Monument CD/LP (City Slang)
Above and beyond their usual instrumentation, A Monument features a ragini, a tuned down marching band drum, old ‘80s synths, and samples of South American chants turned into chords. Not to mention degenerated four-track recorders and dying guitar pedals.
Hot Water Music – Exister CD/LP (Rise)
The people spoke and they demanded a new Hot Water Music album. Recorded with Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, The Descendents, NOFX).
Lungfish – A.C.R. 1999 CD/LP (Dischord)
These 10-songs were recorded and mixed by Craig Bowen at Baltimore’s A.C.R. Studios but never released. After the session the band decided to continue writing new songs – ultimately recording at Inner Ear Studios what became Necrophones (2000). Six of these songs were re-recorded and released on Necrophones, while four others remained unreleased, until now.
Monophonics – In Your Brain CD/LP (Ubiquity)
Sits on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk, paying homage to innovators such as Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic’s George Clinton.
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything [Reissue/1989] CD (Sony UK)
Remastered version of MBV’s 1989 album packaged in a gatefold cardboard sleeve. Though it’s often seen as just a precursor to their magnum opus Loveless, in its own way, My Bloody Valentine’s Isn’t Anything is nearly as groundbreaking as their 1991 masterpiece. Not only was it the most lucid, expansive articulation yet of the group’s sound, it virtually created the shoegazing scene and spawned legions of followers.
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless [Reissue/1991] 2xCD (Sony UK)
Features two versions of the legendary album, one remastered from the original DAT tapes and one from the original ½” analog master tapes, packaged in a gatefold carboard sleeve. Import only.
My Bloody Valentine – EPs 1988-1991 2xCD (Sony UK)
Draws together four EP releases: Feed Me With Your Kiss, You Made Me Realise, Glider and Tremolo alongside seven additional rare and previously unreleased tracks. Import only. Due in later this week.
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power [Deluxe Edition] CD+DVD (Rhino)
Deluxe Edition of 1992 album features the debut of “Piss,” an incendiary blast of vintage Pantera from the original recording sessions, along with unreleased video of the quartet performing six songs at the Monsters Of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 12, 1992.
Philm – Harmonic CD (Ipecac)
New side-project from Slayer/Fantomas drummer Dave Lombardo.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – One Hot Minute [Reissue/1995] LP (WB)
Repressed on limited edition red vinyl with 3D lenticular cover. Due in later this week.
Say Anything – Is Really A Boy  LP (Doghouse)
Say Anything’s 2004 debut, now available on vinyl for the first time. Double gatefold LP includes the complete album as well as a bonus track not found on the CD. Limited edition white vinyl.
Shadows Fall - Fire From The Sky (Razor & Tie)
Their seventh studio album sees the band reuniting with long-time friend, producer/engineer and Killswitch Engage/Times Of Grace guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz.
Squarepusher – Ufabulum CD/2xLP+CDEP+MP3 (Warp)
New album available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe is presented alternate, expanded packaging. Also available on limited edition deluxe vinyl boxed and decorated in glow-in-the-dark ink and individually sleeved with a 12-page 12” booklet, album download card and three-track CD EP, Enstrobia.
Tenacious D – The Rize Of The Fenix CD/LP+CD (Columbia)
New album features Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D’s core duo), performing with Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass, piano, organ) and John Konesky (electric guitar). Also available on HQ-180 vinyl which includes a CD and bonus 12”x24” poster.
Andre Williams And The Sadies – Night & Day CD/LP (Yep Roc)
Canada’s finest live band, The Sadies, have reunited with explicit soul singer/cult legend Andre Williams for an album full of raw, honest, and immediate songs. No filter. Andre and the Sadies are aided by a stellar cast of musical friends, including Jon Spencer (who directed these sessions), Matt Verta-Ray of Heavy Trash, Danny Kroha of Detroit’s The Gories, and Jon Langford of The Mekons.