New Releases – June 14, 2011

Abba – Super Trouper [Deluxe Edition] CD+DVD (Polydor)
Deluxe edition of Abba’s 1980 album featuring bonus tracks and a DVD containing a number of television performances, promo clips, a vintage documentary, and more.

Alestorm – Back Through Time CD (Napalm)
Also available as a Deluxe Edition which adds two bonus tracks and digi-booklet. “Alestorm plant their tongues firmly in cheek as their drinking songs with chanting choruses about, well, drinking, and stealing wenches, aren’t a massive departure from their previous records.” —

Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel CDEP (Aftermath)
New from the hip-hop duo consisting of Royce da 5’9 and Eminem. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks.

Bella Morte – Before The Flood CD (Metropolis)
A hybrid of goth, synthpop, punk, and darkwave.

George Benson – Body Talk [Reissue/1973] CD (Sony Masterworks)
40 Anniversary Edition includes an alternate take of the title track. Body Talk climbed the Billboard jazz chart to #10 in 1973, an early indication of Benson’s successful move into soulful pop. With an eye and ear on what was happening on the soul charts (James Brown in particular) Benson made a decided swerve toward R&B on this release.

Black Country Communion – 2 CD (J&R Adventures)
Sophomore album from the rock supergroup featuring bassist/vocallst Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater).

Black Veil Brides – Set The World On Fire CD (Universal Republic)
Major label debut from the glam metal/hard rock band, features the single “Fallen Angels.”

Book Of Knots – Garden Of Fainting Stars CD (Ipecac)
Founding members Matthias Bossi (Skeleton Key, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), Joel Hamilton (producer/engineer for Blakroc, Pretty Lights), Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat Trio, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) and Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, Frank Black, Bob Mould) forge a sound both epic and intimate, empowering and devastating. Cinematic, symphonic landscapes give way to crumbling acoustic chamber ballads.

Marc Broussard – Marc Broussard CD (Atlantic)
Strong currents of R&B, sanctified church and the many other flavors of his Louisiana bayou home nourish Broussard’s songs.

The Dear Hunter – The Color Spectrum CD/LP (Triple Crown)
New album features collaborations with several producers and musicians, including Manchester Orchestra, Brendan Brown (The Receiving End Of Sirens), Mike Watt (who mixed the band’s Act III: Life & Death), and Steve Haigler (Brand New, Quicksand).

Jonathan Edwards – My Love Will Keep CD (Appleseed)
“The Jonathan Edwards that most music lovers remember is the guy that wrote a song 40 years ago that became a huge hit. That song was ‘Sunshine.’ Although that may seem a lifetime ago, Jonathan Edwards is still making beautiful music.” —

Jackie Evancho – Dream With Me CD (Sony)
Dream With Me features a repertoire of classical arias and pop classics handpicked to suit the eleven-year-old opera-singer’s (America’s Got Talent) angelic voice.

Rory Gallagher – Tattoo [Reissue/1973] CD (Eagle)
Rory Gallagher – Against The Grain [Reissue/1975] CD (Eagle)
Rory Gallagher – Calling Card [Reissue/1976] CD (Eagle)
A trio of reissues from the blues rock guitarist/singer/songwriter.

Gorilla Zoe – King Kong CD (E1)
New album from the Atlanta, GA rapper.

J.Period/Q-Tip – The [Abstract] Best CD (RBC)
J.Period’s tribute to The Abstract Poetic features new and classic Q-Tip, exclusive J.Period remixes and all new tribute tracks from De La Soul, ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, Skillz, Consequence, Kid Cudi, and more.

Junior Boys – It’s All True CD/2xLP+MP3 (Domino)
Fourth album from the electro/pop duo, known for their romantic, synth-laden style of indie-pop.

Ledisi – Pieces Of Me CD (Verve Forecast)
New album from the Grammy nominated, chart-topping R&B singer.

Life On Repeat – Struggle + Sleep CD (Equal Vision)
Hook laden melodic rock with an affinity for hardcore.

Norm MacDonald – Me Doing Stand-Up CD (Comedy Central)
MacDonald covers everything from cheating death, 24-hour news stories, shameful sex, Tiger Woods and OJ Simpson.

Ziggy Marley – Wild And Free CD (Tuff Going)
New project from the reggae star featuring co-production from Don Was.

Paul McCartney – McCartney [Reissue/1970] 2xCD/2xCD+DVD/2xLP+MP3 (Hear Music)
Paul McCartney – McCartney II [Reissue/1980] 2xCD/3xCD+DVD/2xLP+MP3 (Hear Music)
Special remastered editions of the classic 1970 and 1980 solo album from Paul McCartney. Bonus audio CDs feature B-sides and alternative versions. Also available in Deluxe Editions, which add a DVD and are packaged with an in-depth hardcover book. Double-vinyl versions include MP3 download.

Pat Metheny – What’s It All About CD (Nonesuch)
New solo acoustic album from guitarist and composer. Vinyl version due June 28.

Owl City – All Things Bright And Beautiful CD (Universal Republic)
Sophomore effort from Minnesotan Adam Young, electro-pop prince.

Madeleine Peyroux – Standing On The Rooftop CD (Decca)
Brand new album from jazz singer/songwriter featuring a cover version of “Martha, My Dear” by The Beatles. Vinyl version due July 19.

Random Axe – Random Axe CD (Duckdown)
Random Axe is the rap group comprised of Sean Price, Black Milk, and Guilty Simpson.

Steve Roach/Erik Wøllo – The Road Eternal CD (Projekt)
Six engaging and expansive rhythmic sequencer-based tracks intersperse with ambient zones and soaring electric guitar textures highlighting sparse, arching thematic lines.

Sebadoh – Bakesale [Reissue] 2xCD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Deluxe reissue of Sebadoh’s acclaimed 1994 album includes a bonus disc of B-sides, EP tracks and rarities.

Paul Taylor – Prime Time CD (Peak/E1)
New from the smooth jazz saxophonist.

Vetiver – The Errant Charm CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Vetiver’s fifth full-length is a superb album for afternoon idyll. Some of the group’s most unabashed pop songs to date.

The Wonder Years – Present: Suburbia, I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing CD (Hopeless)
New from the pop/punk band.

Woods – Sun & Shade CD/LP (Woodsist)
Folk-rock, fuzz, tambourines and tapes. “Loose, shuffling and tuneful, the abridged Woods experience sounds more like Wowee Zowee than Workingman’s Dead, but it hits just the right contradictory note of tight arrangements and breathing-room playing to get that back-porch, weird America vibe.” — Pitchfork

Neil Young – A Treasure CD/CD+Blu-ray/2xLP+MP3 (Reprise)
12-track live album includes songs recorded during Young’s 1984 and 1985 US tours without the support of an album, or Young’s then record label due to unique and unusual circumstances. Includes five previously unreleased tracks. The deluxe CD+Blu-ray version features a curated selection of video that lends context and imagistic power to the tracks.

DVDs + Blu-ray:

Foo Fighters – Back And Forth DVD (RCA)
A true chronicling of the triumphs and tragedies of the bands 16 year history, Back And Forth chronicles Foo Fighters’ entire existence: from Dave Grohl’s cassette demos to the band forming to play those songs to their ascent to becoming one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. 135 minutes. Blu-ray version due July 12.


Deftones – Adrenaline [Reissue/1995] LP (WB)
Vinyl reissue of Deftones’ 1995 debut.

Radiohead – Supercollider b/w The Butcher 12” (TBD)
Previously UK only Record Store Day 12”.

Robbie Robertson – How To Become Clairvoyant 2xLP (429)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. Robertson’s fifth solo album and his first record in more than 10 years features guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Tom Morello, Robert Randolph, Steve Winwood, Trent Reznor, and others.

Ben Sollee – Inclusions LP (Thirty Tigers)
Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. New album from the classically trained pop cellist explores contemporary folk music in an urbanized world. Duane Lundy, the engineer and mixing artist behind Sollee’s 2007 debut Learning To Bend, produced the album.

Neil Young – Harvest [Reissue/1972] LP (Reprise)
HQ-180 vinyl reissue of Neil Young’s 1972 classic, featuring “Heart Of Gold,” and “The Needle And The Damage Done.”