Monday, November 8, 2010

New Music Releases - November 9, 2010

As always, CVR picks are in RED

30 Seconds to Mars - This Is War [Vinyl]
Aaron Neville - I Know I've Been Changed
Alabama - Super Hits / Super Hits 2
Alexisonfire - Dog's Blood
Alter Bridge - AB III
Amazing Blondel - England / Blondel
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Evening of Yes Music Plus (2 CDs)
Animal Prufrock - Congratulations: Thank You + I'm Sorry
Anita Baker - 21st Century Love
Asia - Spirit of the Night-Live in Cambridge 2009 (2 CDs/1 DVD)
Bad Books - Bad Books
Big Pink - Tapes
Billy Joel - Very Best of
Bing Crosby & David Bowie - Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth / White Christmas Featuring Ella Fitzgerald (Red Vinyl 7" Single)
Bing Crosby - Bing Sings The Great American Song Book
Bing Crosby - Christmas Sessions
Black Crowes - Amorica [Vinyl] (reissue)
Bob Seger - Ultimate Greatest Hits
Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection
Botany - Feeling Today EP
British Lions - Live At The Waldorf San Francisco 1978
Cee Lo Green - Lady Killer
Charlie Louvin - The Battle Rages On
Conjure One - Exilarch
Cradle of Filth - Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa
Dave Allen - Color Blind
Dave Matthews Band - Live In New York City (2 CD)
David Banner/9th Wonder - Death of a Pop Star
Dead Can DanceDead Can Dance - Special Collection Box Set (Vinyl)
Depeche Mode - Tour Of The Universe Barcelona 20/21:11:09 (2 CDs/1 DVD)
Diesto - High As The Sun
Dio - Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
Dolly Parton - Super Hits / Heartbreaker
Einstürzende Neubauten - Strategies Against Architecture IV
Electric Wizard - Black Masses
Eleven Tigers - Clouds Are Mountains
Elvis Presley - Double Play
Elvis Presley - Viva ELVIS- The Album
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton - Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010
Fenn O'Berg - Live in Japan Part One + Live in Japan Part Two
Fern Knight - Castings
Former Ghosts - New Love
Frances England - Mind Of My Own
Freezepop - Imaginary Friends
Gary War - Police Water EP
Gary Wilson - Electric Endicott
George Jones & Tammy Wynette - It Sure Was Good / Together Again
Giant SandBlurry Blue Mountain (vinyl)
Giant Sand - Storm (reissue) (vinyl)
Grateful Dead - Live on Air
Greenhornes - ****
Gregory and the Hawk - Leche
Hellogoodbye - Would It Kill You?
Helloween - 7 Sinners
Jam - Sound Effects: Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)
Janis Ian, Between the Lines - Vinyl LP
Jay Boy Adams - Fork in the Road
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66: Late Show: Signe's Farewell
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66: Early & Late Shows: Grace's Debut
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66: We Have Ignition 11/27/66: We Have Ignition (2 CDs)
Jefferson Airplane -Return to The Matrix 2/1/68 (2 CDs)
John Cale - John Cale: Live at Rockpalast (vinyl)
Jonathan Richman - O Moon, Queen of Night on Earth
Justine & The Victorian Punks - Beautiful Dreamer / Still You (vinyl)
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager

King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King (5CD+1DVD)

Kinks - Live in London 1973 & 1977
Kris Delmhorst - Five Stories
Last Year's Men - Sunny Down Snuff
Les Sins (Toro Y Moi) - "Lina" 12''
Lesbian - Stratospheria Cubensis
Loretta Lynn & Friends - Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn
Loudness - Loudest (2 CDs)
Maserati - Pyramid of the Sun
Mecca Normal - Malachi (vinyl)
Memphis May Fire - Between the Lies
Nightlands - Forget the Mantra
Nitzer Ebb - Industrial Complex
Orange Juice - Coals to Newcastle (6-CD & DVD box set)
Parting Gifts - Strychnine Dandelions
Pearls Before Swine - One Nation Underground [Vinyl]
Persuasions - Knockin on Bob's Door
Pet Shop Boys - Ultimate (CD/DVD)
Phil Wilson - God Bless Jim Kennedy
Place of Skulls - As a Dog Returns
Poison - Nothing But a Good Time Box
Queensryche - Empire (20th Anniversary Edition) (remastered with bonus CD)
Radio Dept. - Never Follow Suit EP
Ray Davies - See My Friends
Reba McEntire - All the Women I Am: Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD)
Robyn Hitchcock - Moss Elixir / Mossy Liquor (2 CDs)
Ronnie Spector - Best Christmas Ever (EP)
Rose Royce - Golden Touch
Rose Royce - Jump Street
Rose Royce - Strikes Again
Rumblers - It's A Gas!
Sandy Denny - Deluxe Box Set (19 CDs)
Sarah Jarosz - My Muse (vinyl)
Saroos - See Me Not
Shigeto - Full Circle
Shipping News - One Less Heartless To Fear
Shonen Knife - Free Time (English Version)
Soft Circle - Shore Obsessed
Sons of the Pioneers - Cigareet
Stench - In Putrescence
Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz (2xLP)
Supersilent - Supersilent 10
Supersilent - Supersilent 11 (Vinyl)
Susan Boyle - The Gift
Suzanne Langille & Neel Murgai - Wild & Foolish Heart

Syd Barrett - An Introduction To Syd Barrett
(which includes both Barret's solo work and his Pink Floyd songs- feature five remastered tracks)

Taj Mahal - & the Hula Blues
Taj Mahal - An Evening of Acoustic Music
Taj Mahal - Hanapepe Dream
Taj Mahal - Music Keeps Me Together/Satisfied N Tickled Too
Tallest Man on Earth - Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird
Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt EP
Tangerine Dream - Epsilon Journey: Live in Eindhoven 2008
The Big Pink - Tapes
The Concretes - WYWH
The Orb and Youth - Impossible Oddities (3-CD box set)
Tobacco - LA UTI EP
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes (Deluxe Edition)(180 Gram 2LP)
Tyvek - Nothing Fits
Underoath - Disambiguation
Various Artists - Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn
Various Artists - Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Volume 12
Various Artists - It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas
Various Artists - NOW 36
Various Artists - Piano Tribute to Kings of Leon
Various Artists - Theme Time Radio Hour: Season 3 with your Host Bob Dylan (2 CDs)
Various Artists - Tradi-Mods Vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics
Various Artists - Worth the Weight - Bristol Dubstep Classics
Vince Gill - Vintage Gill / All American Country
Violens - Amoral
Voivoid - Negatron / Phovos (reissue)(vinyl)
Waylon Jennings - Brown Eyed Handsome Man / All American Country
Weekend - Sports
White Mountains - Wilderness
Willie Nelson - Live on Air
Woody Guthrie - Bob Dylan's Woody Guthrie Selection (2 CDs)
Woolfy - The Looking Glass (vinyl)
Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen - For the Ghosts Within
ZZ Top Deguello (Vinyl)

ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud [Vinyl]

Find New Jazz Releases Here

The Bad Penny Blog Releases For more information on the Bad Penny releases, please visit their site

Årabrot – Revenge (Fysisk Format)
Bad Books (features Manchester Orchestra’s Kevin Devine) – Bad Books
Bad Religion – 30 Years LP Box Set (features all 15 of band’s studio albums; limited number available; available exclusively at
Behemoth – “Evangelia Heretika” DVD (three-DVD-plus-CD set featuring full concerts from Paris in 2008 and Warsaw in 2009)
The Big Pink – Tapes (previously available overseas; !K7)
Botany (Spencer Stephenson; formerly Abacus) – Feeling Today EP
Cassorla – Stay Stay Go
Julie Christmas (of Made to Babies, Battle of Mice) – The Bad Wife
City Center – “Zen Kids” 7-inch
Eric Clapton – “Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010″ DVD (four-hour double-disc set; features B.B. King, Bill Murray, more; also includes cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” with Steve Winwood)
Cradle of Filth – Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa (limited-edition “fans’ ” version is an LP-size, 64-page hardcover book that also includes extra CD of bonus tracks, DVD with a documentary and promo video, a short story written by Dani Filth, an exclusive T-shirt, 3-D imagery, more)
Creation’s End – A New Beginning
Deer Tick and Jonny Corndawg – split 7-inch (Deer Tick song is a cover of ZZ Top’s “Cheap Sunglasses”)
Depeche Mode – “Tour of the Universe – Live in Barcelona” DVD (features November 21-22 2009 performances in Barcelona; deluxe edition comes with two CDs; super-deluxe edition comes with two CDs and an extra DVD; deluxe editions available exclusively at Amazon)
Digitalism – Blitz EP
Dio – Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
Einstürzende Neubauten – Strategies Against Architecture IV (digital version; two-CD set due December 7; compiles archival material from 2002-’10; includes rare cuts)
El Ten Eleven – It’s Still Like a Secret
Electric Owls – Cullowhee Songs EP (available digitally and on vinyl)
Evocation – Apocalyptic
Facebreaker – Infected
Fern Knight – Castings
Former Ghosts – New Love
The Good Ones – Kigali Y Izahabu
The Greenhornes – ★★★★ (vinyl is limited; features liner note by Jim Jarmusch)
Gregory and the Hawk – Leche
Head Like a Kite – Dreams Suspend Night (reissue; includes bonus track featuring Smoosh)
Hellogoodbye – Would It Kill You?
Helloween – 7 Sinners
Invisible Hand – Invisible Hand
Koji – Some Small Way
Maserati – Pyramid of the Sun (features Zombi’s Steve Moore; available on CD and vinyl)
Masonic – Live Like a Millionaire (self-released)
Mecca Normal – “Malachi” 7-inch
Modest Mouse – The Fruit That Ate Itself EP and Sad Sappy Sucker (available on CD and vinyl)
Motorifik (features Working for a Nuclear Free City’s Phil Kay) – Secret Things
Netherfriends – Barry and Sherry (vinyl release)
Nightlands – Forget the Mantra
Nitzer Ebb – Industrial Complex (first album in 15 years)
The Notekillers – We’re Here to Help
The Ocean – Anthropocentric
Oceano – Contagion
The Parting Gifts (the Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright and the Ettes’ Coco Hames) – Strychnine Dandelion (features members of the Black Keys, the Raconteurs, more)
Jesse Payne – Nesting
Place of Skulls – As a Dog Returns
Animal Prufrock (of Bitch and Animal) – congratulations; thank you + I’m sorry
Röyksopp – Senior (physical version; previously available digitally; instrumental album)
Shigeto – Full Circle
Smoke or Fire – The Speakeasy (first album with Darkest Hour’s Ryan Parrish on drums)
Social Distortion – “Machine Gun Blues” single (available only on iTunes)
Ronnie Spector – Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Ever EP
Sub Swara – Triggers (features Dead Prez, Lyrics Born, more)
The Tallest Man on Earth – Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird EP (previously available on iTunes only)
Thunderball – 12 Mile High
Tyvek – Nothing Fits
Underoath – Ø (Disambiguation) (pre-orders come with bonus material)
Valleys – Stoner EP
Virgin Steele – The Black Light Bacchanalia (available digitally, and as a standard CD and limited-edition digipak with a bonus CD; limited-edition LP box set due November 23)
War From a Harlots Mouth – MMX (special digital edition comes with two bonus tracks)
We Are Trees – Boyfriend EP (physical version; previously available digitally)
Weekend – Sports
Cassandra Wilson – Silver Pony
Gary Wilson – Electric Endicott (previously available digitally)
Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen – For the Ghosts Within
Various artists – Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics (features cover songs by Deerhoof, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, more; CD version has two discs)

Remember, if you are a record company and have new releases or know of any I missed (especially vinyl), please email me and I will add your music to the list.  I also do reviews of new vinyl, email me for more information.

New Music releases are put together from a variety of online sources by blog owner Robert Benson

Have new music for the list? Email me at  

Music News & Notes

Cooking Vinyl Records has announced the signing of MARILYN MANSON.

Having already sold over 50 million records worldwide, Cooking Vinyl overcame fierce competition from several labels in the U.S. and U.K., both major and independent, to release what will be MARILYN MANSON's eighth studio album.

The global deal will see the album issued via MARILYN MANSON's own label — Hell, etc. — in a joint venture between Cooking Vinyl, with the album slated for release in 2011.

After parting ways with Interscope Records, the new partnership with Cooking Vinyl gives MARILYN MANSON an unprecedented degree of creative control. The new setup will see the artist take charge of delivering the completed, mastered album and Cooking Vinyl handling worldwide distribution, marketing and promotion.

Famed for his originality and style, not only in the studio and on stage but also in his elaborate video and thought-provoking filmmaking, the latest studio instalment will again pair up Manson and Twiggy Ramirez.

Manson had this to say: "We will always be our worst audience, until we stop being an audience and start being an artist. Any art is flesh and blood, no matter how you perform, decorate or display it. But we all want the passionate horror of that blood. And blood is what I am here to bring."

The deal is a landmark signing for Cooking Vinyl, and follows the company's huge commercial success with THE PRODIGY, whose "Invaders Must Die" was the best-selling independent release in Europe in 2009.

Cooking Vinyl founder Martin Goldschmidt added: "We're delighted to welcome MARILYN MANSON to Cooking Vinyl. Often our 'relaxed' approach to A&R brings out killer performances and albums from artists. I can't wait to hear what Manson comes up with. This is a landmark signing for us. We shook up folk music in the late 80's/90's with MICHELLE SHOCKED, COWBOY JUNKIES and BILLY BRAGG, we have shaken up dance in the last couple of years with THE PRODIGY, GROOVE ARMADA and UNDERWORLD, and we are ready for a new adventure with Mr. Manson."

In an October 29 interview with "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show", MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez (real name: Jeordie White) stated about the band's forthcoming CD, "It's almost done. It'll probably be out next year. It's fantastic. It's our best record yet, I think. I mean, everyone always says that, but I think this is our best work so far. . . It's kind of like a little more of a punk rock 'Mechanical Animals' [MARILYN MANSON's third album, which came out in 1998] without sounding too pretentious."

MARILYN MANSON last year parted ways with longtime record label Interscope following the disappointing sales performance of the shock-rocker's latest album, entitled "The High End Of Low".


Iron & Wine to Release Kiss Each Other Clean January 25th, 2011
Track Listing and New Tour Dates Announced

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2010) - Iron & Wine will release Kiss Each Other Clean on January 25th, 2011. The first new music in more than three years from the band led by Sam Beam will be made available through Warner Bros. Records in North America and 4AD in Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Kiss Each Other Clean's opening track, "Walking Far From Home," will be released on 12" vinyl and as a CD single that is sold exclusively through independent retailers in conjunction with "Back to Black Friday" on November 26th, in which independent record stores will be the only source for several exclusive new releases across the country.

Two new show dates have been added to the Iron & Wine tour, including Radio City Music Hall in New York on January 29th and the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on January 25th -- the date the album is released. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, November 12th. The band also recently announced a select nine-date tour, which begins November 13th in St. Louis. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates along with the full track listing to Kiss Each Other Clean.

The South Carolina-born, Texas-based Beam announced himself as a classic American tunesmith with a precocious musical signature on Iron & Wine's epically sparse debut album in 2002, The Creek Drank the Cradle. Followed by 2003's The Sea & The Rhythm EP, 2004 brought both the full-length Our Endless Numbered Days, along with Beam's gentle rendering of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights," featured on the Garden State soundtrack. In the Reins -- a collaborative album with Calexico, along with Woman King EP was released in 2005, while the lyrically evocative, casually atmospheric The Shepherd's Dog came out in 2007, debuting at No. 24 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart and earning praise from the critics. Iron & Wine's song "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" was featured on 2008's best-selling soundtrack to the movie Twilight.

For more about Iron & Wine, please visit

Track listing for Kiss Each Other Clean:
1. Walking Far From Home
2. Me And Lazarus
3. Tree By The River
4. Monkeys Uptown
5. Half Moon
6. Rabbit Will Run
7. Godless Brother In Love
8. Big Burned Hand
9. Glad Man Singing
10. Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me

Iron & Wine's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/14 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
11/15 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
11/16 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
11/17 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
11/18 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach
11/19 Tallahassee, FL The Moon
11/20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
11/21 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds

For more information please contact Warner Bros. Records Publicity:
Luke Burland
818 953-3764
Technorati: Iron & Wine


Poison To Release New Collection

Poison’s biggest hits and classic concert performances have been gathered for a new 2CD boxed collection to be released November 9 by Capitol/EMI. "Nothin’ But A Good Time: The Poison Collection" features the band’s most popular hits, including "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Unskinny Bop," and "Something To Believe In," as well as the 1991 concert recordings of "I Want Action," "Your Mama Don’t Dance," "Nothin’ But A Good Time," and many more. The new collection also includes an exclusive, limited edition "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" bandanna and a full-color booklet with band photos.


Belphegor Reveals New Album, "Blood Magick Necromance," Cover Artwork

Austrian death/black metallers BELPHEGOR have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album "Blood Magick Necromance." The album will be released on January 14th in Europe and February 8th in the US. It was designed by Austrian artist Joachim Luetke (DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY etc).

What a pleasant sight!