The Bamboos - Medicine Man CD/2xLP (Tru Thoughts)
New album from the Australian funk band featuring guest appearances by Aloe Blacc, Daniel Merriweather and Megan Washington.
The Beach Boys - That’s Why God Made The Radio CD (Capitol)
Celebrating 50th Anniversary with new album and reunion tour. First new material in over two decades featuring all of the band’s surviving original members with production by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love. Vinyl version due August 14.
The Beatles - Yellow Submarine [Reissue/1968] CD (Capitol)
Reissued to coincide with the digitally remastered DVD/Blu-ray release of The Beatles’ landmark animated film, this version features a number of songs that were not originally available on the standard Yellow Submarine soundtrack. 15 tracks.
Bela Fleck And The Marcus Roberts Trio – Across The Imaginary Divide CD (Rounder)
New collaboration between banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck and jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio. Roberts’ Trio is known for its virtuosic style: a style that is strongly rhythmic, melodic, and filled with dynamic contrast. Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world.
Eric Benet – The One CD (Jordan House)
Sixth album from the Grammy-nominated R&B icon.
Big K.R.I.T. – Live From The Underground CD (Def Jam)
Resurrects the rich heritage of Southern hip-hop from the ’90s.
Black Music Disaster – Black Music Disaster CD (Thirsty Ear)
Hailing from both the UK and US, Black Music Disaster is a super group featuring Spiritualized’s J Spaceman, Spring Heel Jack’s John Coxon, and Matthew Shipp. The pace is set with the pulsating Farfisa organ, complimented by dueling psychedelic guitars and rounded out with explosive drums.
David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars [40th Anniversary Edition] CD/LP+DVD (Virgin)
2012 remaster of the 1972 classic, available on CD and vinyl. HQ-180 vinyl version features a DVD containing a 5.1 mix and four previously unreleased 5.1 bonus tracks: “Moonage Daydream,” “Supermen,” “Velvet Goldmine” and “Sweet Head.”
BT - Laptop Symphony 2xCD (Black Hole)
New drumstep/dubstep mix from the musical technologist and electronic dance composer includes rare BT remixes and productions.
Candlemass - Songs For The Dead CD/CD+DVD (Napalm)
Psalms for the Dead is the Swedish doom metal legend’s final studio album. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions.
Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek CD (Columbia)
An earthy collection that embraces all of Carlile’s musical influences: folk, pop, country, rock, gospel and blues. Vinyl version due June 19.
Shawn Colvin – All Fall Down CD (Nonesuch)
For her new album, singer/songwriter enlisted as producer her longtime friend and occasional bandmate, guitarist Buddy Miller. The sessions include a number of stellar musicians, including singers Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jakob Dylan as well as fiddle-player extraordinaire Stuart Duncan.
Crocodiles – Endless Flowers CD/LP (French Kiss)
Adds a refined cohesion and unmistakable sunniness to their glorious noise and echo-cloaked pop.
Curren$y – Stoned Immaculate CD (WB)
Eighth album from the New Orleans rapper. Features appearances from Wale, Lil Wayne, Young Roddy, Trademark Da Skydiver, Marsha Ambrosius, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Corner Boy P, Pharrell, Estelle, Daz Dillinger, Big K.R.I.T., and Smoke DZA.
DNTEL – Aimlessness CD/LP+CD (Pampa)
New album from members of Postal Service and Figurine. Features guest appearances by Nite Jewel and Baths.
Alejandro Escovedo – Big Station CD (Fantasy/Concord)
12 new tracks from the acclaimed Texas singer/songwriter/blues rocker. Vinyl version due June 19.
Fear Factory – The Industrialist CD/LP (Candelight)
New album from the veteran metal band — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks.
Germs - (GI) [Reissue/1979] CD (Real Gone)
Astonishingly, this album has been out of print on CD for years. Produced by Joan Jett, (GI) is a seminal album not just in West Coast punk, but in punk rock, period, wellspring of the Darby Crash legend and start of the illustrious career of Pat Smear (Nirvana, Foo Fighters).
Heart - Strange Euphoria 3xCD+DVD (Sony Legacy)
An anthology of biggest hits and best-loved songs set alongside deep catalog treasures, rarities, demos and live performances.
The Hives - Lex Hives CD/LP (Disques Hives)
This is not music. This is compressed carbon hidden in the earth’s crust for millions of years and unearthed, to be placed in your eardrums.
Kelly Hogan – I Like To Keep Myself In Pain CD/LP (Anti)
Taking her vast experience from working with Neko Case, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Drive By Truckers, The Mekons, and so many others, Kelly has molded herself into something both new and instantly classic. Here she sings songs written for her by M. Ward, Vic Chestnutt, Stephen Merritt, John Wesley Harding, Robyn Hitchcock, and Andrew Bird, among others.
Alan Jackson - Thirty Miles West CD (Capitol)
13 new songs from the country music superstar.
Japandroids – Celebration Rock CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
“The Vancouver’s 2009 debut Post-Nothing was an emotional blast and also a sonic blur; the follow-up finds everything hitting louder and clearer than before, along with making a huge leap in songwriting technique. Best New Music” [8.8] — Pitchfork. Also available on HQ-180 white vinyl with download.
Lettuce - Fly CD (Velour)
Modern day rulers of old school funk, the seven-piece Brooklyn-based juggernaut Lettuce drops their third studio album FLY a decidedly raging slab of relentless groove, hyper-charged syncopation and psychedelicized soul anthems. Vinyl version due June 19.
Liars – WIXIW CD/LP (Mute)
Simultaneously the most accessible and the most challenging release from this iconoclastic band.
Scott Lucas And The Married Men – Blood Half Moon CD/LP (The End)
Scott Lucas, of Local H, formed The Married Men in early 2009, releasing their full-length debut George Lassos The Moon and The Absolute Beginners EP in 2010. Blood Half Moon is distinctively darker, yet ultimately more optimistic than Scott Lucas An The Married Men’s previous records.
Marduk - Serpant Sermon CD (Century Media)
Formed with the ambitious goal of becoming “the most brutal and blasphemous metal act ever,” Marduk have sweat for over two decades to bring blood, darkness and an unrelentingly extreme brand of metal to the world.
Marley’s Ghost – Jubilee CD (Sage Arts)
Produced by Nashville legend Cowboy Jack Clement and recorded at the city’s venerable Sound Emporium, Jubilee features six originals, and includes covers of Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Bobby & Shirley Womack and others.
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane [10th Anniversary Edition] 2xCD (Octone)
Featuring an entire bonus disc with 17 rare and unreleased demos and B-sides, as well as exclusive unreleased footage of the making of the album.
Melvins Lite – Freak Puke CD (Ipecac)
Nothing ever stays entirely in one place very long around the Melvins, and the constantly evolving underground hard rock geniuses have undergone a temporary lineup and name change for the recording of Freak Puke.
Rhett Miller - Dreamer CD (Maximum Sunshine)
Sixth solo album from the lead singer of Old 97′s.
Mynabirds – Generals CD/LP+CD (Saddle Creek)
You can hear the echoes of early PJ Harvey, politically charged Nina Simone and Low-era David Bowie. It gets down and hip-hop dirty, flirts with African melodies and rhythms, goes four-on-the-floor for all out dance jams, and has plenty of percussion.
Pomegranates – Heaven CD (Modern Outsider)
The Cincinnati band adds a glossy polish to their art-pop and punk with reverb-y, anthemic yet meandering guitar lines that’d raise the eyebrows of both Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Pujol – United States Of Being CD/LP+CD (Saddle Creek)
With riff-oriented guitar playing reminiscent of greats like the Replacements and Beetlejuice-esque earworms, Pujol now sits atop the fringes of the rock & roll and DIY vernacular. Vinyl version includes copy on CD.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Big Moon Ritual CD/LP (Silver Arrow)
A breathing kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State and eventually taken nationwide.
Paul Simon – Graceland [25th Anniversary Edition] CD/2xCD+2xDVD/LP (Sony/Legacy)
Regular edtion features the original album with bonus tracks including a unreleased tracks audio documentary produced in 2012 with Paul Simon discussing the writing, inspiration and recording of the song “Graceland.” Deluxe adds the documentary film “Under African Skies” and a loaded book.
Langhorn Slim & The Law - The Way We Move CD/LP+CD (Ramseur)
Follow-up to 2009′s Be Set Free. Perfectly captures the lyrical simplicity of bygone times with straightforward lines. Leadbelly’s gift for storytelling and Dylan’s ability to captivate a crowd. Also available on white vinyl with CD insert.
Patti Smith – Banga CD (Columbia)
Banga is Patti Smith’s first collection of original new material since 2004 and features Tom Verlaine, Jack Petruzzelli, Smith’s son Jackson and daughter Jesse Paris. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features a hard cover book including 64 pages of original images, complete lyrics and liner notes. Vinyl version due June 26.
Spectrum Road - Spectrum Road CD/LP (Palmetto)
Spectrum Road is a collaboration between Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana.
Stop Breathing – Stop Breathing CD (No Idea)
‘80s-style California hardcore with energy and urgency.
The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap CD (Glassnote)
Indie rock band known for their breakout hit, “Sweet Disposition,” from their 2009 debut album (and featured in 500 Days Of Summer soundtrack).
Various Artists – Rock Of Ages OST (New Line)
Soundtrack features rock hits (“Paradise City,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Here I Go Again” and much more) performed by the film’s stars Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti and Diego Boneta.
Various Artists - Warped Tour 2012 2xCD (Side One Dummy)
Official soundtrack to the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. Double-CD featuring 50 Bands.
Joe Walsh – Analog Man CD+DVD (Fantasy/Concord)
Former Eagles guitarist’s first solo album in two decades. Includes a bonus CD featuring live videos.
Watain – Opus Diaboli 2xLP+2xCD+DVD (Soulfood)
Opus Diaboli is a commemoration of Watain’s 13-year anniversary and the first ever DVD documentation of the Swedish black metal legends.
Johnny Winter – Live Bootleg Series Volume 8 CD/LP (Friday Music)
The blues wielding axeman steps out with super extended workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Freddie King jam “Tore Down,” fan favorite “Give It Back” and a super long take on the classic “Have You Ever Loved A Woman.”
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana CD (Reprise)
First album with Crazy Horse in nearly nine years. Vinyl version due July 24.
DVD + Blu-ray:
The Beatles – Yellow Submarine  DVD/Blu-ray (Capitol)
The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray. Bonus features include a short making-of documentary, the film’s original theatrical trailer, audio commentary by producer John Coates and art director Heinz Edelmann, several brief interview clips with others involved with the film, storyboard sequences, 29 original pencil drawings and 30 behind-the-scenes photos.
Paul Simon – Under African Skies: Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey Blu-ray (Sony Legacy)
Captures Paul Simon’s return to South Africa in 2011 to explore the incredible journey of his historic Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. 101 minutes.