New Releases — July 26, 2011

All Shall Perish – This Is Where It Ends CD (Nuclear Blast)
New from the Bay Area metal band.  Free t-shirt with purchase!

America – Back Pages CD (eOne)
Covers album featuring standards by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Webb, The Zombies, and more.

Jon Anderson – Survival & Other Stories CD (Gonzo)
New album from the former Yes vocalist.

Atari Teenage Riot – Is This Hyperreal? CD (Dim Mak)
First new album in 12 years from the electro/punk trio.

BoDeans – Indigo Dreams CD (Oarfin)
New album from the duo best known for their mid-‘90s anthem Closer To Free.

Vanessa Carlton – Rabbits On The Run CD (Razor & Tie)
Ten intimate, evocative songs, recorded direct to tape with a close-knit team of collaborators including producer Steve Osborne, drummer Patrick Hallahan from My Morning Jacket, and guitarist Ari Ingber of The Upwelling.
Eric Church – Chief CD (Capitol)
New from the chart-topping country rocker.

Falling In Reverse – The Drug In Me Is You CD (Epitaph)
Ronnie Radke from Escape the Fate’s new band.

Fever Tree – Live 1969 CD/LP (Sundazed)
This 1969 live recording from Mount Carmel High School in Houston represents the final stage appearance by the original lineup of this Texas garage combo.

Jim Ford – Harlan County CD/LP [Reissue/1969] (Light In The Attic)
1969 country-funk classic features Ford’s powerful whiskey fueled voice, down home rhythms, a tight horn section, and occasional spectral orchestration from Gene Page (The Righteous Brothers, Barry White, Marvin Gaye).

Ray Wylie Hubbard & The Cowboy Twinkies – Ray Wylie Hubbard & The Cowboy Twinkies CD (Wounded Bird)
First time on CD for this 1975 album from the cult country artist.

Iwrestledabearonce – Ruining It For Everybody CD/CD+DVD (Century Media)
New album from the electro/metal/trip-hop/dance/jazz band. Available in Regular and Deluxe Editions. Deluxe adds a “making of the album” DVD.

Jasta – Jasta CD/LP (eOne)
New solo album from the Hatebreed/Kingdom Of Sorrow vocalist.

Nikki Jean – Pennies In A Jar CD (S-Curve)
New album from the R&B singer features guest vocals by Carly Simon, Lupe Fiasco, Bob Dylan, Black Thought, Carole King, and Burt Bacharach.

Little Dragon – Ritual Union CD (Peacefrog)
Already a blogger’s delight, Ritual Union’s first single “Nightlight” sounds like Erykah Badu fronting the Psychedelic Furs, with a healthy smattering of digital funk and alt.soul.

Locksley – Locksley CD (Feature)
Locksley is an indie four-piece pop rock/power pop band from Madison, Wisconsin. Their songwriting is heavily influenced by early British Invasion bands with an instrumental style based more on early American punk bands and modern garage rock groups.

Chuck Loeb – Plain ‘N’ Simple CD (Tweety)
New album from the jazz guitarist.

Paul McCartney – The Family Way [Soundtrack/1966] CD (Varese Sarabande)
Digitally remastered edition of the original soundtrack to the 1966 motion picture scored by Paul McCartney. The recording was arranged and supervised by Beatles producer George Martin. The soundtrack recording begins with McCartney’s theme, “Love In The Open Air” and contains 12 more (untitled) instrumental themes suited to the onscreen action.

Popol Vuh – Revisited & Remixed 1970-1999 2xCD (SPV)
Disc One contains original Popol Vuh tracks, highlighting their ambient and electronica oeuvre, including 1970’s Moog III Synthesizer tracks and selected soundtracks of Werner Herzog’s movie-classics “Aguirre,” “Nosferatu,” and “Cobra Verde.” Disc Two contains remixes by Mouse On Mars, Stereolab, A Critical Mass, Mortiz Von Oswald, Thomas Fehlmann, Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic) and Haswell/Hecker.

Queen – Queen [Reissue/1973] CD (Hollywood)
Queen – Queen II [Reissue/1974] CD (Hollywood)
Queen – Sheer Heart Attack [Reissue/1974] CD (Hollywood)
Queen – A Night At The Opera [Reissue/1975] CD (Hollywood)
Queen – A Day At The Races [Reissue/1976] CD (Hollywood)
Recently released as double-disc deluxe editions, the remastered versions of Queen’s first five studio albums are now available as single discs.

Racebannon – Six Sick Sisters CD/LP (Tizona)
Midway between a deleted scene from River’s Edge and the resurrection of Frankenstein to unleash havoc upon the villagers that put him under, the Racebannon sound is one of many disparate influences that blend seamlessly into one lethal cocktail of hatred and aggression, draped in a terrycloth of pure molten rock that is as unforgiving as it is pulse-quickening.

Release The Sunbird – Come Back To Us CD/LP (Brushfire/Republic)
Release The Sunbird is a new project from Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave, and leans toward the prettier, acoustic sound of his band, but was recorded with a whole new group of friends from Bloomington, Indiana.

Dex Romweber Duo – Is That You In The Blue? CD/LP (Bloodshot)
Pioneering the template for the stripped to-the-essentials guitar/drums duo format in the psycho/surf/rockabilly/garage/punk combo Flat Duo Jets, Dex forges ahead with this new album.

Kelley Rowland – Here I Am CD (Motown)
New album from the R&B singer includes the single “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne.

Joss Stone – LP1 CD/LP (Stone’d/Surfdog)
New album from the soul singer who Smokey Robinson calls “Aretha Joplin.” Produced by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics).

Jimmy Vaughan – Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites CD (Shout Factory)
Blues-rock pioneer’s second helping of covers of the roots music that inspired him, with versions of songs by Ray Charles, Hank Williams Sr., Lloyd Price, Jimmy Reed, and others.

Weird Owl – Build Your Beast A Fire CD (Tee Pee)
Weird Owl is rooted in ‘60s psychedelia, but there’s also a strong surge of ‘70s rock pushing through much of their music.


Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel LP (Aftermath)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. New from the hip-hop duo consisting of Royce da 5’9 and Eminem.

Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
The CD has been out for a while, now the vinyl is here!

Helmet – Strap It On [Reissue/1991] LP (Original Recordings Group)
Originally released amidst the burgeoning alternative rock scene in the very early ‘90s, Strap It On makes all the sense it possibly can in a changing world, with its competent musicianship and staccato riffs.

Mellowhype – Blackenedwhite LP (Fat Possum)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Alternative hip-hop featuring Hodgy Beats and Left Brain from the collective Odd Future.

The Strokes – Taken For A Fool b/w Taken For A Fool (Live) 7” (RCA)
Live version from a recent Madison Square Garden performance features a surprise guest appearance by Elvis Costello.