Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Music Releases – September 29, 2009

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7 Worlds Collide - Sun Came Out
A Bad Think - Simple Rhymes
AFI - Crash Love
Alberta Cross - The Broken Side of Time (vinyl)
Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue (vinyl)
Anti-Pop Consortium - Fluorescent Black (vinyl)
Apples In Stereo - #1 Hits Explosion (vinyl)
Atlas Sound - Logos
Austrian Death Machine - Double Brutal
Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
Barbra Streisand - Love is the Answer
Bear in Heaven - Wholehearted Mess (vinyl)
Beat Circus - Boy From Black Mountain
Beaujolais - Admirations
Bebel Gilberto - All In One
Bob Dylan - The Collection : Bob Dylan (Another Side of Bob Dylan/Bringing It All Back Home/Highway 61 Revisited) (3-CD box set)
Bob Schneider - Lovely Creatures
Bonerama - Hard Times (EP)
Boredoms - Super Roots 10 (vinyl)
Brand New - Daisy (vinyl)
Brandi Carlile - Give Up the Ghost (vinyl)
Breakestra - Dusk Till Dawn (vinyl)
Breaking Benjamin - Dear Agony
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Love EP (vinyl reissue)
Brian Setzer Orchestra - Songs From Lonely Avenue
Brookville - Broken Lights
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies - Susquehanna
Chris Smither - Time Stands Still
Christmas Island - Blackout Summer
Chromeo - DJ-Kicks (vinyl)
C-Murder - Calliope Click: Volume 1
Colin MacIntyre - Island
Corb Lund - Losin' Lately Gambler
Cory Chisel & Wandering Sons - Death Won't Send A Letter
Crown City Rockers - The Day After Forever

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Curtis Stigers - Lost In Dreams
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains (vinyl)
D.Black - Ali'Yah
Damon & Naomi - 1001 Nights (vinyl & DVD)
David Gray - Draw the Line (vinyl)
Dawes - North Hills (vinyl)
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (vinyl reissue)
Default - Comes And Goes
Dethklok - Dethalbum II (CD & DVD)
Digital Leather - Warm Brother (vinyl)
Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
Dominique Lone - Abstract Expression
Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive
Drivin N Cryin - Great American Bubble Factory (vinyl)
Drummer - Feel Good Together
Dynas - The Apartment
E.S.G. - Everyday Street Gangsta
Elvis Costello and the Attractions- Live at the El Mocambo
Emmitt-Nershi Band - New Country Blues
Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold (vinyl)
Foreigner - Can't Slow Down (Walmart exclusive)
Funeral For A Friend - Your History Is Mine: 2002 -2009
Gary Higgins - Seconds (vinyl)
Genesis - Genesis Live 1973-2007 (8-CD 3-DVD box set)
Ghostface Killah - Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry
Girls - Album
Hatebreed - Hatebreed
Hockey - Mind Chaos
Hope Sandoval - Bavarian Fruit Bread (reissue)
Hope Sandoval - Through The Devil Softly
Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions – Through The Devil Softly
Ian Brown - My Way
James Otto - James Otto
Javelina - Beasts Amongst Sheep
Jenn Grant - Echoes
Jesse Cook - The Rumba Foundation
Johnny Cash - The Music of Johnny Cash (3-CD box set)
Jonas Sees In Color - Jonas Sees In Color
Joshua Bell - At Home With Friends
Karen O - Where The Wild Things Are Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (vinyl)
Kelly Blair Bauman - Gomorrah
Kid Harpoon - Once
Kris Kristofferson - Closer To The Bone
La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy
La Roux - La Roux
Label - E1

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Label - Hoo Bangin'/Cash Money
Landon Pigg - The Boy Who Never
Langhorne Slim - Be Set Free
Liam Frost - We Ain't Got No Money Honey But We Got Rain
Lil Flip - Respect Me
Lords of Falconry - Lords of Falconry
LoveHateHero - American Underwater
Lowlights - Further/Free
Ludo - Broken Bride (re-release)
Ludo - Ludo (re-release)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - God + Guns
Mack 10 - Soft White
MadLove - White With Foam
Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate
Madonna - Celebration/Best
Magneta Lane - Gambling With God
Malcolm Holcombe - For The Mission Baby
Manhattan Transfer - The Chick Corea Songbook
Maps - Turning the Mind
Mariah Carey - Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel
Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky (2-LP vinyl)
Marques Houston - Mr. Houston
Matthew Friedberger - Winter Women/ Holy Ghost Language School (reissue)
M-Eighty Presents - The Academy
Melvins - Chicken Switch (remix album)
Memory Tapes - Seek Magic
Michael McDonald - This Christmas
Miles Davis - The Music of Miles Davis (3-CD box set)
Miranda Lambert - Revolution
Newton Faulkner - Rebuilt By Humans
OM - God Is Good (vinyl)

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Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful
Panther - Entropy (vinyl)
Paramore - Brand New Eyes
Patty Loveless - Mountain Soul II
Phil Roy - In the Weird Small Hours
Phonograph - OKNO
Playaz Circle - Flight 360: The Takeoff
Port O'Brien - Threadbare
Princeton - Cocoon of Love (vinyl)
Pugwash - Giddy
Ramses III - I Could Not Love You More
Revocation - Exsistance Is Futile
Richmond Fontaine - We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River
Robert Earl Keen - The Rose Hotel (vinyl)
Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 (4-CD box set)
Saigon - Warning Shots 2
Selena Gomez and The Scene - Kiss and Tell
Skyzoo - The Salvation
State Radio - Let It Go
Stephen Bishop - Romance in Rio
Steve Vai - Where the Wild Things Are
Strung Out - Agents Of The Underground
Sweet Trip - You Will Never Know Why
Swell Season - Strict Joy
T.H. White - Company Book
The Ettes - Do You Want Power (vinyl)
The Shaky Hands - Let It Die (vinyl)
The Undergods (Canibus & Keith Murray) - The Undergods
Triple Play - The Second Inning EP
Turbo Fruits - Echo Kid
Twin Atlantic - Vivarium
Tyondai Braxton - Central Market (2-LP vinyl)
Various - Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy
Various - Silky Soul Music: All Star Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Various - Warp 20: Chosen; Recreated
Various Artists - Can You Dig It? Music & Politics of Black Action Films: 1968-1975 (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Ciao My Shining Star:The Songs of Mark Mulcahy
Various Artists - More Than A Game OST
Various Artists - Music Inspired By The Film More Than A Game
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: Espana
Various Artists - Tarantino Experience: Take II
Various Artists - Warp 20: Chosen
Various Artists - Warp 20: Recreated
Various Artists - Whip It (soundtrack)
Vitamin String Quartet - The Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Alice in Chains
Voyces - Let Me Die in Southern California
Warren G - The G Files
Waylon Jennings - The Music of Waylon Jennings (3-CD box set)
Wilco - A.M. (vinyl with CD)
Will Hoge - The Wreckage
Willie Nelson - The Music of Willie Nelson (3-CD box set)
Wu-Tang Clan - Chamber Music (vinyl)
Yonder Mountain String Band: The Show (vinyl)
Zero 7 - Yeah Ghost
Zevious - After the Air Raid
Zurich - Zurich

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Music News & Notes

Sam Cooke Biopic Being Developed By ABKCO

ABKCO Music and Records is said to be working on a biopic of the late singer Sam Cooke based on the Peter Guralnick biography Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke.

Jody Klein, president of ABKCO said:

"In the next couple of months, I should be able to make an announcement on the film."

The company owns the rights and master recordings to Cooke's music, something that has been a major obstacle in other company's attempts to bring musician's lives to the screen. Jody Klein is the son of Allen Klein who founded ABKCO and was able to amass a large catalog of music by artists like the Kinks, the Rolling Stones and the Who.

There have been no discussion on who would play Cooke, who was shot to death at the age of 33. A younger star without singing experience could be used for the role as the original recordings could be used on the soundtrack.


U2 Sets Record

U2 couldn't let Giants Stadium be demolished with out setting one more record. Their Thursday night show last week had 84,000 in attendance, breaking the record held since 1995 by Pope John Paul II. Bono even gave Bruce Springsteen a shout out, acknowledging the size of the crowd, saying "Sorry Bruce. We know it's your birthday and all."


Springsteen To Play Classic LPs In Concert

Bruce and the boys will perform one of their classic albums in full each night during the Rock Hall legend’s five-show stand at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium from September 30th to October 9th. The shows are also historic because they’ll mark the last-ever gigs at the stadium that has played host to so many great concerts; the venue will be demolished at the end of this football season.

Springsteen will open up his five-night stand with a full performance of Born to Run, which the band performed in its entirety on September 20th at Chicago’s United Center. “Chicago convinced us that this was really worth doing,” Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau said in a statement. “The audience was so supportive of the concept that it convinced us to go ahead with this at Giants Stadium.”

The October 2nd show will feature Darkness on the Edge of Town, with Born In the U.S.A. on the set list the following night. For their last two Giants Stadium shows, the E Street will once again perform Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A. on October 8th and October 9th, respectively. Last year, at a fundraiser at New Jersey’s Count Basie Theater, the E Street Band performed both Born to Run and Darkness in their entirety.


Lucy's In The Sky Now

Lucy Vooden, who will forever be known as the inspiration for the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," passed away last week from lupus. She was 46.

Per legend, John Lennon's son Julian brought home a drawing of Lucy, who was one of her classmates. The drawing inspired Lennon and Paul McCartney to write the song which would go on to be one of the group's most controversial. Some said the song was about LSD, but this story is what Lennon reported the song to be about, and I believe him, heck, he wrote the material, he should know what it was about.


Yorke Puts Together New Band

Thom Yorke has recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco for a new live outfit that will make its debut this Sunday and Monday, October 4th and 5th, at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre, the singer announced on Radiohead’s Dead Air Space Website this morning. The news ends weeks of rumors surrounding the usually reticent Radiohead frontman, who has been seen out gallivanting in Los Angeles recently, DJing at the Roosevelt Hotel and being snapped by paparazzi outside Nobu.

“In the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting a band together for fun to play The Eraser stuff live and the new songs etc. to see if it could work,” Yorke writes. “We don’t really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz… well… we haven’t got that much material yet! But come and check it out if you are in the area.” We here at Rolling Stone love Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, but the prospect of Yorke collaborating with Flea, one of the best in the game, is exciting. Yorke also recently called his new song “The Hollow Earth” a “bass monster,” so Flea should help in bringing songs like that and Eraser’s “Harrowdown Hill” from the studio to the stage.


The Octopus Project Reissues First Two Albums On Vinyl

On the heels of a new EP and recent North American tour, Austin group The Octopus Project are returning to the studio to record their next full-length. To tide fans over in the meantime, the band's first two albums have been reissued on vinyl and are available in stores now. The band's haunting debut, "Identification Parade," was originally issued by Peek-A-Boo Records in 2002, and deftly combines the experimentation of progressive post-rock, the blips and bleeps of electronic music and the raw, human ROCK of rock. Recorded and assembled over several years while the band was still mostly a recording project, "Identification Parade" has been best described as "ambidextrous equipment failure junk-tronica."

Several years and many tours later, the 2005 sophomore album, "One Ten Hundred Thousand Million," captured the barely-controlled chaos of The Octopus Project's live performances in a rich, surround sound, 3-D, technicolor studio amalgamation injected with the wild energy they felt in noisy, tightly-packed clubs. It was this album that caught the attention of Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke, who described the band's sound as "an outtake of the Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations' with Mogwai as the studio band" and "tightly composed bundles of synthesized whoop and circus-calliope cheer... like Stereolab with happy feet."

"Identification Parade" has never appeared on vinyl until now. "One Ten Hundred Thousand Million" was originally released on vinyl in a very limited edition of 500 copies with alternate hand-screened cover artwork. Peek-A-Boo Records is very excited to finally make both of these stellar albums available for vinyl enthusiasts.

This Date In Music History-September 29


Mike Post ("The Rockford Files") is 65
Jerry Lee Lewis (1935)
Jean-Luc Ponty (1942)
Manuel Fernandez - Los Bravos (1943)
Peter Hope-Evans - Medicine Head (1947)
Mark Farner - Grand Funk Railroad (1948)
Mike Pinera - Blues Image/Iron Butterfly (1948)
Suzzy Roche - The Roches (1956)
Mick Harvey - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1958)
Les Claypool - Primus (1963)
Ian Baker - Jesus Jones (1965)
Brad Smith - Blind Melon (1968)
Donald DeGrate, (DeVante Swing) - Jodeci (1969)
Josh Farro - Paramore (1987)

They Are Missed:

Born today in 1907, Gene Autry, the singing cowboy. During his career Autry scored 25successive Top 10 Country hits. He died on October 2, 1998 (age 91).

Born on this day in 1937, Joe 'Guitar' Hughes, US blues guitarist, died May 20, 2003 (age 65). Worked with T-Bone Walker, BB King, Big Joe Turner.

Born today in 1939, Tommy Boyce, singer, songwriter. 1968 #8 single with Bobby Hart, "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite." Wrote "Last Train To Clarksville," "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone" and "Scooby-Doo Where Are You." Sold over 40m records. Boyce committed suicide on November 23, 1994.

American singer, songwriter Paul Jabara died in 1992 from lymphoma related to AIDS at the age of 44. He wrote Donna Summer's Oscar and Grammy Award-winning hit "Last Dance" and Barbra Streisand's "The Main Event/Fight" and co-wrote the Weather Girls hit, "It's Raining Men" with Paul Shaffer.


Dizzy Gillespie gave his first Carnegie Hall concert in 1947.

In 1956, RCA Victor had received 856,327 advance orders for "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

In 1956, "Dance to the Beat of Bostic," by alto sax player Earl Bostic, was the first 12" long-playing album released on King Records. Prior to this, the label had issued its albums in the 10" format.

Buddy Holly and the Crickets record "Maybe Baby" in 1957.

Little Anthony & the Imperials recorded "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop" in 1959 (Anthony is quoted as saying the song is "stupid").

New York Times music critic Robert Shelton saw Bob Dylan open at Gerde's Folk City in 1961. His review described Dylan as "a cross between a choir boy and a beatnik" and "bursting at the seams with talent." It's Dylans first press notice.

The Rolling Stones begin their first tour, supporting the Everly Brothers, Little Richard and Bo Diddley in England in 1963.

In 1964, the Beatles spent the day recording "Every Little Thing," "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party," and "What You're Doing" with George Martin, producer.

At London's Birdland club in 1966, Eric Burdon's New Animals are holding auditions for a new guitarist. The band members are unimpressed by Noel Redding's guitar skills, but invite him to play bass. He jams with Chas Chandler's new find Jimi Hendrix and the two head off to a pub. Redding would go on to play bass with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

"I Heard it Through the Grapevine" was released by Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1967.

Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead in 1967.

Grand Funk Railroad went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1973 with "We're An American Band," the group's first of two US chart toppers.

In 1974, John Lennon appeared on WNEW-FM in New York as a guest DJ.

In 1976, enjoying his own birthday celebrations singer Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player Norman Owens in the chest. Lewis had been blasting holes in an office door. Owens survived but sued his boss.

In an interview with Newsweek magazine in 1980, John Lennon gives details about the soon-to-be released album he's making with Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy.

Prince's single "Let's Go Crazy" hit #1 in 1984. He then held the #1 single, album and film simultaneously. Only the Beatles had accomplished the feat previously.

Bruce Springsteen stopped in a small salon in Prescott, AZ in 1989 and played a few songs with the band. He overheard a woman talking about financial problems concerning her medical bills. A week later she received a check for $100,000 from Springsteen.

MTV premieres the video for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in 1991. The clip and song have an enormous impact defining the burgeoning Grunge movement.

New Edition were at #1 on the US album chart in 1996 with "Home Again" their only US #1 album.

TV Pop Idol winner Kelly Clarkson started a two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 2002 with "A Moment Like This."

Disturbed were at #1 on the US album chart in 2002 with "Believe."

In 2004, Keith Moon's five-piece drum kit, custom-made for The Who drummer in 1968, sold for $215,772 in London to an American collector, setting a world auction record for a set of drums.

In 2007, US rapper 50 Cent was beaten by rival rap star Kanye West in the stand-off to claim the best-selling album in the US. West's Graduation shifted 957,000 copies in its first week of sales while 50 Cent's album, Curtis, only sold 691,000. Before the albums went on sale 50 Cent vowed he would retire from making solo albums if he was outsold by West. 50 Cent axed his forthcoming European tour and a performance at London Mobo Awards the Vodafone Live Music Awards in London, as well as at an MTV show in Germany.