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New Music Releases - April 2013

April 2, 2013 

A Hawk and a Hacksaw - You Have Already Gone To The Other World: Music Inspired By Paradjanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Adema - Topple The Giants
Alkaline Trio - My Shame Is True
Authority Zero - The Tipping Point
B.J. Thomas - Living Room Sessions
Barbara Massey & Ernie Calabria - Prelude To...
Barren Girls - Hell Hymns (EP)
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Jama Ko
Beyond The Shore - Ghostwatcher
Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
Bleached - Ride Your Heart
Bleed From Within - Uprising
Bombino - Nomad
Bonobo - The North Borders
Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal
British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy
Caveman - Caveman
Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
Chet Atkins & Les Paul - Guitar Monsters
Cold War Kids - Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
Dark Horses - Black Music
Don Nix - Living By The Days
Dutch Uncles - Out Of Touch In The Wild
Eagles - The Studio Albums 1972-1979
Empress Of - Systems (EP)
EmptyMansions - snakes/vultures/sulfate
Fallujah - Nomadic
Finntroll - Blodsvept
Flaming Lips - The Terror
For Today - Prevailer
Four Tops - 50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1964-1972
Generationals - Heza
George Benson - Breezin' (vinyl)
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 24 - Cow Palace, Daly City, CA 3/23/74 (2 CD Set)
HAIM - The Falling (EP)
Hypocrisy - End Of Disclosure
James Taylor - Dad Loves His Work (reissue)
James Taylor - Flag  (reissue)
James Taylor - JT (reissue)
Jimmy Cliff - The KCRW Sessions
Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent
Kinski - Cosy Moments
Kopecky Family Band - Kids Raising Kids (reissue)
Larra Skye - Wishing Tree
Lewis Watson - The Wild (EP)
Mad Season - Above (deluxe reissue)
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - 50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1962-1972
Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion
Mongoloids - Mongo Life
Moss - Horrible Night
Mudhoney - Vanishing Point
New Kids on the Block - 10
Niacin - Krush
No Consequence - I/O
Olafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter
Owel - Owel
Paint It Black - Invisible (EP)
Petula Clark - Lost In You
Port St. Willow - Holiday (deluxe reissue)
Rilo Kiley - Rkives
Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out: Rolling Stones in Concert! (expanded edition)
RxGibbs - Contact
Santana - Santana III (vinyl) (reissue)
Sean Forbes - Perfect Imperfection
Set To Reflect - A New Path To Walk On
Soilwork - The Living Infinite (vinyl)
Spock’s Beard - Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
Steve Lawrence - Winners! / On A Clear Day
Suffocation - Pinnacle Of Bedlam (vinyl)
Telekinesis - Dormarion
Terror - Live By The Code (vinyl)
The Band Perry - Pioneer
The Besnard Lakes  Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
The Dear Hunter - Migrant
The Laurels - Plains
The Lonely Wild - The Sun As It Comes
The Mongoloids - Mongo Life
Thy Art Is Murder - Hate
Tom Jans - Take Heart / Tom Jans
Toxic Holocaust - From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction
Transit - Young New England
Tyler, the Creator - Wolf
Various Artists - Early Years 1962-1967
Various Artists - The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
Voivod - Target Earth (vinyl)
Vondelpark - Seabed
WALL - Shoestring (EP)
Walter Egan - Fundamental Roll
Walter Egan - Not Shy
Warbeast - Destroy
Wardruna - Yggdrasil
West, Bruce & Laing - Live 'N' Kickin' (reissue)
West, Bruce & Laing - Whatever Turns You On (reissue)
Willy Moon - Here's Willy Moon
Zeus - Busting Visions (deluxe edition)
Zozobra - Black Holes

April 9, 2013 

Barry White - Ballads
Big Black Delta - Big Black Delta
Brad Paisley - Wheelhouse
British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy
Butterfield Blues Band - Original Lost Elektra Sessions
Butterfield Blues Band - Vol. 2-Live
Camera Obscure - Desire Lines
Cuff the Duke - In Our Time II
Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions - Ballads
Dawes - Stories Don’t End
Deap Valley - Get Deap (EP)
Device - Device
Dickey Betts Band - Pattern Disruptive
Dir En Grey - The Unraveling (EP)
Dirty Fences - Dirty Fences
Dr. Hook - Rising / Players in the Dark
Drowning Pool - Resilience
East Of The Wall - Farmer's Almanac
El Ten Eleven - Transitions Remixed
Enabler - Shift of Redemption
Face To Face - Three Chords and a Half Truth
Freddie Jackson - Ballads
Ghost - Infestissumam
Hesitation Wounds - Hesitation Wounds (EP)
James Blake - Overgrown
Jawhawks - Music From the North Country: Anthology
Jerry Lee Lewis - She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye / There Must Be M
Johnny Gill - Ballads
Jonas Reinhardt - Mask of the Maker
Julio Iglesias - #1
Kool and the Gang - Ballads
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
M83 - Oblivion (soundtrack)
Marvin Gaye - Ballads
Mike Patton - The Place Beyond The Pines
Mission South - Migration Vol. 2
Moonspell - Alpha Noir/Omega White (vinyl)
Morrissey - Kill Uncle (reissue)
Morrissey - The Last of the Famous International Playboys (7")
New Edition - Ballads
O'Jays - Ballads
OMD - English Electric
Olly Murs - Right Place, Right Time
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - English Electric
PYYRAMIDS - Brightest Darkest Day
Paramore - Paramore
Paul Anka - Duets
Peabo Bryson - Ballads
Postal Service - Give Up (reissue)
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live At The Fillmore June 7, 1968
Rival Schools - Found
SKATERS - I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How) (7")
Sad Baby Wolf - Electric Sounds
Shining (NOR) - One on One
Steve Mason - Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time
Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones Pt. 2
Supuration - The Cube 3
The 4onthefloor - Spirit of Minneapolis
The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
The Material - Everything I Want To Say
The Omega Experiment - The Omega Experiment
The Supervillians - Volume 8
Todd Rundgren - State
Twin Tigers - Death Wish
Villagers - {Awayland}
Vince Gill - Ballads
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
White Fence - Cyclops Reap
Young Man - Beyond Was All Around Me

April 16

Anciients - Heart of Oak
Andrew Wyatt - Descender 
Anika - Anika 
Aosoth - IV:Arrow In Heart
Art Brut - Top Of The Pops
Beatallica - Abbey Load
Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding (25 Anniversary) (vinyl) 
Charli XCX - True Romance
Cough/Windhand - Reflection Of The Negative 
Damon & Naomi - The Wondrous World of Damon & Naomi: Bootleg Edition 
Dan Deacon - Konono Ripoff No. 1 (7")
Disappears - Kone (EP) 
Edgar Winter - Road Work
Eternal Rest - Prophetic
Eyeconoclast - Drones Of Awakening
Fallstar - Backdraft
Fantasia - Side Effects of You
Flotsam And Jetsam - Ugly Noise 
Folly And The Hunter - Tragic Care
Ghostface Killah - Twelve Reasons to Die
Groenland - The Chase
Havok - Time Is Up (vinyl)
Iced Earth - Live In Ancient Kourion
Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost
J. Dilla - Anthem (12")
Jeff Loomis - Plains Of Oblivion
Killing Joke - The Singles Collection 1979-2012
Locust - You’ll Be Safe Forever 
M.I.A. - Matangi
Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood - Black Pudding 
Meat Puppets - Rat Farm
Memory Garden - Doomain
Metal Mother - Ionika
Octaves - Which Way the Wind Blows
Odonis Odonis - Better (EP) 
Olly Murs - Right Place, Right Time
Papertwin - Peru
Parkway Drive - Killing With A Smile (vinyl)
Phil Manley - Alphawaves
Pyrithion - The Burden of Sorrow
Rainbow Arabia - FM Sushi
Sepalcure - Make You
Shellshag - Shellshag Forever
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings of Love 
Simian Mobile Disco - Live
Sister Crayon - Cynic (EP) 
Ski Lodge - Just To Be Like You (7") 
Skid Row - United World Rebellion - Chapter One (EP)
Snow White’s Poison Bite - Featuring: Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show
Spiritual Beggars - Earth Blues
Stephen Brodsky - Hit Or Mystery
Team Ghost - Rituals
Tera Melos - X'ed Out
The Leisure Society - Alone Aboard The Ark
The Microphones - Don’t Wake Me Up (vinyl) (reissue)
The Summer Set - Legendary
The Thermals - Desperate Ground 
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
This Misery Garden - Cornerstone
Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love (EP)
Ugly Kid Joe - Stairway to Hell
Various Artists - Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013
Various Artists - Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake
Various Artists - Lords of Salem (soundtrack)
Whitechapel - The Somatic Defilement
Willie Nelson - Let's Face The Music And Dance
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

April 23

Amorphis - Circle
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (reissue)
Bill Ryder-Jones - A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (vinyl) (reissue)
Brass Beds - The Secret Will Keep You
Breeders - LSXX 
Celestial Shore - 10x
Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (deluxe live edition)
ELO - Electric Light Orchestra Live
ELO - Zoom (reissue)
Fielded - Ninety Thirty Thirty 
Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes
HIM - Tears on Tape
Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre (reissue)
Junip - Junip
Juno Reactor - The Golden Sun of the Great East
Karl Hyde - Edgeland
Kid Cudi - INDICUD
Laura Stevenson - Wheel 
Legs - Pass the Ringo
Lilacs & Champagne - Danish And Blue
Lori McKenna - Massachusetts
Michael Buble - To Be Loved
No Joy - Wait To Pleasure
People - Burn the Germs
Phoenix - Bankrupt!
Queensryche - Frequency Unknown
Quilt & MMOSS - New Hampshire Freaks
Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
Salva - Raw Solutions 
Snoop Lion - Reincarnated
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You
Striking Distance - The Fuse is Lit (reissue)
Sweet Baboo - Ships 
Talib Kweli - Prisoner of Conscious
Tate Stevens - Tate Stevens
The Neighbourhood - I Love You
The Postelles - …And It Shook Me
The So So Glos - Blowout
The Veils - Time Stays, We Go
Tin Cup Serenade - Tragic Songs Of Hope
Tjutjuna - Westerner
Vehement Serenade - The Things That Tear You Apart
Whitesnake - Live in Japan
Woe - Withdrawal
Young Galaxy  Ultramarine

April 30, 2013

!!! - THR!!!ER
Adelaine - Currents
Akron/Family - Sub Verses
Alessi’s Ark - The Still Life 
Alice Russell - To Dust
Amorphis - Circle
Arsis - Unwelcome
Beacon - The Ways We Separate
Beissert - Darkness Devil Death
Big Black Delta - Big Black Delta 
Big Country - The Journey
Brighton MA - Oh Lost
Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal
Cathedral - The Last Spire
Cauldron - Tomorrow's Lost
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Pardon My French
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Coliseum - Sister Faith
Daughter - If You Leave
Dead Ghosts - Can’t Get No
Deep Purple - NOW What?
Denison Witmer - Denison Witmer 
Gravetemple - Ambient/Ruin (vinyl) (reissue) 
Guided By Voices - English Little League
HIM - Tears On Tape 
Hands - Synethesia 
Hanni El Khatib - Head In The Dirt
Heaven Shall Burn - VETO
Howl - Bloodlines
Hybrid - Angst
Iggy & The Stooges - Ready To Die
Jessica Campbell - The Anchor & The Sail
Kenny Chesney - Life On A Rock
Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent
King Tuff - Was Dead (reissue) 
LIGHTS - Siberia Acoustic
LL Cool J - Authentic
LeAnn Rimes - Spitfire
Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
Mick Harvey - Four (Acts of Love) 
Mudhoney - Vanishing Point
Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect
Os Mutantes - Fool Metal Jack 
Pushmen - The Sun Will Rise Soon On The False And The Fair
Randy Rogers Band - Trouble
Red Line Chemistry - Tug of War
Rolin Hunt - The Phoney
Satan - Life Sentence
Sharks - Selfhood
Sodom - Epitome of Torture
Spin Doctors - If the River Was Whiskey
Starkill - Fires of Life
Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf - Perils From the Sea
The Good Graces - Drawn to You
The Haxan Clock - Excavation
The Moth Gatherer - A Bright Celestial Light
The Ocean - Pelagial
Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes
Valleys - Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night
Wold - Freermasonry 
Wolf’s People - Fain
Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up 
Zs - Grain

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: A very popular record in northeastern Minnesota in the early 1960s is "My Mind's Made Up," by the Renowns. I think it might have even been No. 1 in the Duluth-Hibbing market.

In the years since, I have never heard this or anything else by the Renowns. Any idea how it was received or how successful it was elsewhere?
—Ken Troyer, Meadowlands, Minn.

DEAR KEN: When released in January 1961, the first, and as best we can tell the last, record by the Renowns met with great enthusiasm in your area because the band hailed from Hibbing.

"My Mind's Made Up," backed with "Wild One" (not the 1960 Bobby Rydell hit), is a split of sorts. The A-side features a Wanda Jacksonesque Marjorie Lake, while Andrew Nash handles the vocal on "Wild One" (Everest 19396).

In their January 30th issue, Billboard gave Lake's "My Mind's Made Up" a Special Merit Spotlight and a four-star (i.e., "Strong Sales Potential") review: "[Marjorie] sells this swinging rocker with a lot of spirit, with a wild [guitar] backing."

Inexplicably, one of the best records of its day never appeared on any of the national charts. No wonder this has become a $75 to $100 single.

Oh yeah, in January 1961, Robert Allen Zimmerman — born in Duluth and raised in Hibbing — left Minnesota for New York City to embark on an amazing career as Bob Dylan.

DEAR JERRY: Here is a faded '60s memory that I hope you can restore.

Every Friday afternoon, one of the St. Louis stations, possibly KWK, unveiled the Top 10 tunes for the new week.

I recall once when nine of the Top 10 were either all or in part by females, and they made a big deal out of it.

I think the only male that week was Roy Orbison, if that helps.
—Maria Fernando, Florissant, Mo.

DEAR MARIA: Those few years leading up to the 1964 British Invasion were the summit of the girl group era. Soon, even the two top ladies of the decade, Connie Francis and Brenda Lee, could no longer count on virtually every one of their singles becoming a hit.

Whether or not your dial was on KWK 1380 ("The Talk of the Town"), I can't say. But based on the nationwide surveys in mid-April 1963, I am quite certain about the songs, and will make this educated guess as to how they lined up:

1. "He's So Fine" (Chiffons)
3. "South Street" (Orlons)
4. "The End of the World" (Skeeter Davis)
5. "Our Day Will Come" (Ruby and the Romantics)
6. "I Will Follow Him" (Little Peggy March)
7. "Puff the Magic Dragon" (Peter, Paul & Mary)
8. "Young Lovers" (Paul and Paula)
9. "Do the Bird" (Dee Dee Sharp)
10. "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)" (Cookies)

It may surprise you to rediscover that the man in that week's Top 10 was Andy Williams, with "Can't Get Used to Losing You."

For four consecutive weeks that spring, Andy held the No. 2 position, topped first by the Chiffons (two weeks), then Little Peggy March (two weeks).

In late March and early April, Roy Orbison was in the Top 10 with "In Dreams," but he and the other men (Bobby Darin, Cascades, and Bill Pursell) dropped out when the women moved up in the rankings.

On the national level, Jackie Wilson's "Baby Workout" was in the Top 10 in March and April, but you recall there being just one male in the local countdown, so that would point more to Andy than Jackie.

IZ ZAT SO? For most of the 520 weeks that make up the 1960s, there is at least one female in the nation's Top 10. Included in this category are all-girl groups, plus any configuration with a woman in their name, from duos and trios (April Stevens & Nino Tempo; Peter, Paul and Mary, etc.) to larger flocks (Kathy Young and the Innocents; Gladys Knight and the Pips, etc.)

Mixed-gender groups such as the 5th Dimension and Edwin Hawkins Singers do not include a woman's name, and are not counted in this search.

By far, the worst year for the gals in the Top 10 is 1969. It was dreadful.

For nearly all of the first quarter we had the usual mix of artists in the Top 10, with only one week (March 1) when it was all males.

Then, from March 29 through August 8 (19 weeks), no qualifying female acts made it. The shutout ended briefly from August 9 through September 19, while Jackie DeShannon's "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" shuffled around between No. 9 and No. 4.

When DeShannon departed, the feminine famine resumed for another 10 weeks, September 20 through November 28, when Peter, Paul and Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" ended the drought.

The astonishing summation of 1969 is that no women's names appear in 30 of the 52 Top 10 lists.


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