Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Music Releases January 26, 2010

Lots of new music this week, be sure to stop at the links to pick up your favorite artists' music!


7dayBinge - 7dayBinge
Aaron Neville - Power Play: 6 Big Hits
Ace Frehley - Trouble Walkin'
Adam Bomb - Fatal Attraction
AFCGT - AFCGT (vinyl)
Air Supply - Playlist: The Very Best of
Alice Cooper - Dada
Alice Cooper - Special Forces
Alice Cooper - Zipper Catches Skin
Animal Collective - Campfire Songs (reissue)
Art Webb - Love Eyes
Bad Company - Dangerous Age
Bad Company - Holy Water
Barry Manilow - Greatest Love Songs of All Time
Basia Bulat - Heart of My Own (vinyl) (2-CD limited edition)
Beach House - Norway (vinyl)
Beach House - Teen Dream (vinyl)
Beat Farmers - Tales of the New West (reissue)
Beck & Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
Bernard Edwards - Glad to Be Here
Bettie Serveert - Pharmacy of Love
Blue Cheer - Outside Inside (vinyl reissue)
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (vinyl reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - Playlist: The Very Best of
Blue Rodeo - The Things We Left Behind
Bon Jovi - Superman Tonight (Single)
Boulder - Boulder
Buraka Som Sistema - Fabriclive 49
Cars - Shake it Up (Mobile Fidelity)
Cave In - Planets of Old EP (CD & DVD)
Celtic Woman - Songs From The Heart
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (2-LP vinyl)
Chicago Underground Duo – Boca Negra
Citay - Dream Get Together (vinyl)
Clancy Brothers - Playlist: The Very Best of
Clipd Beaks - To Realize (vinyl)
Corrine Bailey Rae – The Sea
Dark Age - Acedia
David Bowie - A Reality Tour (remastered with bonus tracks)
Dean Martin - Essential Love Songs
Deas Vail - Birds & Cages
Dukes of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock (remastered) (vinyl)
Dukes of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot (remastered) (vinyl)
Elvis Presley - Clambake (Budget Release)
Elvis Presley - Frankie & Johnny (Budget Release)
Elvis Presley - Fun In Acapulco (Budget Release)
Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues (Budget Release)
Elvis Presley - Girl Happy (Budget Release)
Elvis Presley - Girls! Girls! Girls! (Budget Release)
Elvis Presley - Roustabout (Budget Release)
Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas (Budget Release)
Enigma - Platinum Collection
Eric Bibb - Booker's Guitar


Erland & the Carnival - Erland & the Carnival
Evacuate Chicago - Verasity
F**ked Up - Couple Tracks: Singles 2002 - 2008 (vinyl)
Five Stairsteps & Cubie - Love's Happening
Four Tet - There Is Love in You (2-LP vinyl)
Frank Sinatra - Cycles
Frank Sinatra - Great Songs from Great Britain
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra & Swingin Brass
Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night (Remastered)
Frank Sinatra - That's Life
Fredrik - Trilogi
Frehley's Comet - Second Sighting / Live + 1
Fucked Up – Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2008
Gang Gang Dance - God's Money (vinyl reissue)
George Tipton - Nilsson By Tipton
Gigi - Maintenant
Golden Earring - On the Double
Gorevette - Lustfully Yours [EP]
Great Buildings - Extra Epic Everything
Grinder Switch - Redwing
Guess Who - Playlist: The Very Best of
Harvey Milk – Harvey Milk (first album, never officially released except for a limited, tour-only vinyl run)
Heligoats - Goodness Gracious
Henry Clay People - For Cheap or for Free
Henry Mancini - Music of Peter Gunn Complete Edition (2 CDs)
Hiromi - Place to Be
Home - Seventeen (vinyl)
Howard Shore - Edge Of Darkness: Original Score
I See Hawks in L.A. - Shoulda Been Gold: 2001-2009
Ian Dury & the Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: The Essential Collection
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face of My God (vinyl)
Interference - Interference
J. Tillman - Wild Honey b/w Black Barge 7" (vinyl)
Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit
Jailbreak - The Rocker (vinyl)
Jason Castro - Jason Castro
Jennifer Lopez - Love?
Jessie Colin Young - American Dreams
Joan of Arc - Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control (vinyl)
Joe Firstman - El Porto
Joe Satriani - Playlist: The Very Best of
John Vanderslice - D.I.A.L.O (vinyl)
Kidz Bop Kids - Kidz Bop 17
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Lighten Up – Absolutely Not
Locksley – Be In Love
Loren Conners & Darin Gray - The Lost Mariner (vinyl reissue)
Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring (vinyl)
Lostprophets - The Betrayed
Mad Max - Mad Max
Mad Max - Night Of Passion
Mad Max - Rollin' Thunder
Mad Max - Stormchild
Magnetic Fields – Realism
Major Stars - Return to Form (vinyl)
Max Richter - Memoryhouse (vinyl reissue)
Merzbow - 13 Japanese Birds 13
Molly Hatchet - Kingdom of XII
Mondo Drag - New Rituals (vinyl)
Moonface - Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums (vinyl)
Mr. Gnome - Deliver This Creature (reissue)
Mr. Gnome - Heave Your Skeleton
Muse - Resistance(2-LP vinyl)
My Brightest Diamond - Shark Remixes (2-CDs)
Mycale & John Zorn - Mycale: The Book of Angels 13
Native – Wrestling Moves
Neil Sedaka - Music of My Life (Preview)
Never Shout Never - What Is Love
New Found Glory - New Found Glory (10th Anniversary Edition) (CD & DVD)
Number One Gun - To the Secrets & Knowledge
Oh No Ono - Eggs
One to One - Forward Your Emotions
Owl City - Fireflies
Owl City - Ocean Eyes (deluxe edition with bonus tracks)
Pat Metheny - Orchestrion
Patrick & Eugene – Altogether Now (Birds Bees Flowers Trees)
Patty Griffin - Downtown Church
Paty Metheny - Orchestrion
Paul McCartney - Live in Los Angeles
Peggy Lee - Let's Love
Peggy Lee - Two Shows Nightly (Deluxe Edition)
Pete Carr - Multiple Flash
Pete Carr - Not a Word on It
Pit Er Pat - The Flexible Entertainer (vinyl)
Quail Lungs - Dumb DaDaDum
Queen - Hot Space
Queen - Made in Heaven
Queen - The Game
Red Krayola with Art & Language – Five American Portraits
Retribution Gospel Choir - 2 (vinyl)
Robbie Patton - No Problem•Robbie Patton - Orders From Headquarters
Robert A. A. Lowe & Rose Lazar - Eclipses (vinyl)
Royal Trux - Untitled (remastered)
Sam Cooke - Playlist: The Very Best of
Scout Niblett - Calcination of Scout Niblett (vinyl)
Slow Six – Tomorrow Becomes You
Soweto Gospel Choir - Grace
Steve Vai - Playlist: The Very Best of
Suicidal Tendencies - Playlist: The Very Best of
Tape & Bill Wells - Fugue (vinyl)
Thavius Beck – Dialogue
The Silent League – …But You’ve Always Been The Caretaker
Three 6 Mafia - Laws Of Power
Time for Three - 3 Fervent Travelers
Tindersticks - Falling Down a Mountain
UFO - Strangers in the Night (2 LPs)
Unspoken Word - Unspoken Word
Van Der Graaf Generator - Now & Then
Various Artists - Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010 (vinyl)
Various Artists - Good God! Born Again Funk
Various Artists - NPR Discover Songs: The New Jazz Divas
Various Artists - Pickin' & Grinnin': Great Folk Songs for Kids
Various Artists - Smooth Jazz Tribute to Jay-Z
Various Artists - The Minimal Wave Tapes
Various Artists - The Only Classic Country Collection You'll Ever Need
Ventures - Venturized
Volcano, I'm Still Excited - Volcano, I'm Still Excited (vinyl reissue)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston: 25th Anniversary Edition (Preview)
Youssou N'Dour - Music From the Motion Picture I Bring What I Love (soundtrack)


Michael Fremer Special!

First part of a interview with Michael Fremer the man behind the DVDs "Michael Fremer's Turntable Setup DVD and Michael Fremer's It's A Vinyl World After All..."

He is also a reviewer for Stereophile magazine. We caught up with his a the Hi Fi & Surround exhibition 2009 in Copenhagen.

Part Two

Music News & Notes

Hallelujah! Cohen Cover Takes Over iTunes Again – This Time For Haiti Relief

Covers of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" have a history of breaking records for digital music (see American Idol's Justin Castro, Jeff Buckley, that girl from the X Factor). Today, Justin Timberlake joins the club.

Timberlake covered Cohen's '84 classic -- with help from former fellow Mouseketeer Matt Morris -- on Friday night's Hope For Haiti benefit. And though the evening featured memorable performances by artists including Madonna, Wyclef Jean, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Coldplay, Jay-Z, etc., etc. -- apparently JT hit people in their credit cards (and hearts) a little more than the others. His cover of "Hallelujah" is currently at No. 2 on the iTunes chart. (Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock's cover of "Lean on Me" is the next telethon recording to represent on the chart, at the No. 12 spot.)

"It's always been one of my favourite songs," Timberlake told MTV of "Hallelujah." "And my artist Matt, we always kinda sing that song when we're messign around in the studio with ideas.

"The way that it's written can be interpreted many different ways," he continued. "But the emotion that comes through -- the chords, the melody and also what's being said in the song -- it just kind of fit for the telethon."

All the musical performances from Friday night's fundraising special were made available to download via iTunes following the program, with funds raised going towards various NGOs assisting with the earthquake relief effort. According to the New York Times, the Hope For Haiti Now album was the No. 1 album on iTunes in 18 countries, and set records as the biggest one-day album pre-order for the online retailer. That said, however, CBC reports that final figures on how much the recordings raised for charity have yet to be released.

The telethon's producers released a statement saying that the donations made by viewers via phone and text message tally up to more than $57 million US. (CBC reports that the Strombo/Cheryl Hickey/Ben Mulroney-hosted Canadian telethon that also aired Friday raised around $9.4 million.)


Blackball Records reissuing Jawbreaker's Unfun

Jawbreaker's Adam Pfahler made a post to the band's MySpace page this weekend wherein he revealed that his Blackball Records will be reissuing the band's 1990 debut full-length, Unfun.

We're not really calling it this, but the twentieth anniversary edition of Jawbreaker's 1990 debut album Unfun will be released on Blackball Records on March 30, 2010.

Unfun has been remastered by John Golden from the original analog tapes. The increased sampling rate boosts some of the bottom end and midrange. It sounds fucking awesome.

The CD and download versions of the record include the three song Whack & Blite E.P., as well as the 7" mix of "Busy" as an unlisted bonus track. The vinyl version is available for the first time since 1992 and has the same 12 song track list.

The original artwork has been restored and all formats include additional band photos from the time of recording. The CD comes with a 24 page booklet with the Whack & Blite E.P. insert reproduced in its entirety.


AC/DC To Release "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" Compilation Album

AC/DC has just announced they will release "AC/DC: Iron Man 2," on April 19th through Columbia Records in support of the upcoming "Iron Man 2" film from Marvel Studios. The album will feature 15 AC/DC songs, selected from ten of the band's studio albums ranging from 1976 to 2008. Included in the album are songs such as "Shoot To Thrill," "Thunderstruck," and "Let There Be Rock" as well as "War Machine" from the recent "Black Ice" release.


The survival of vinyl records

By Charles Purnell

Music industry insiders made a prediction in 1989 that vinyl records would soon be extinct.

The foresight was partially true because record companies stopped producing 45s (vinyl singles) in early 1990. The reason: buying behavior of music patrons had changed. Cassettes and compact discs proved far more appealing than the flat, black circles with only two songs on them.

As it turned out, LPs (long players in industry jargon) maintained appeal with DJs throughout the decade of cassettes and compact discs.

With the emergence of DJ software like Serato in 2001, another prediction was made – LPs would soon be extinct because digital vinyl could be used to play MP3s. Furthermore, turntables were going to be tossed to the wayside because digital turntables, allowing DJs to scratch and back cue CDs, were underway.

Read the rest here: http://www.dailytitan.com/2010/01/the-survival-of-vinyl-records/