New releases for CDs, vinyl records, and related books and videos

Here’s our Aug. 31, 2013, update on some of the variety of new releases, including vinyl records, CDs, Blu-rays, DVDs and music-related books that have been released. Featured artists include Aerosmith, Corey Taylor, Star & Dagger and Bee Gees.

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July 2

  • J.Views, Far Too Close Remixes (no label listed) EP.
  • Owen, L’Ami du Peuple (Polyvinyl Records). CD.

July 16

  • Corey Taylor, A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To Heaven, Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics In The Process (Da Capo Press)  HC. 236 pages.

Aerosmith Rock for the Rising SunJuly 23

  • Volto!, Incitare (Fantasy/Concord Music Group). CD.
  • Star & Dagger, Tomorrowland Blues (MRI) CD.
  • Bombadil, Metrics of Affection (Ramseur Records) CD.
  • The Love Language, Ruby Red (Merge Records) V LP, CD.
  • The Mountain Goats, All Hail West Texas (Merge Records) V LP, CD.
  • Aerosmith, Rock for the Rising Sun (Eagle Rock) DVD, BD. This is the band’s first live video release in nine years, since the release of “You Gotta Move” in 2004. It blends a portrayal of live on the road with live performances as the band toured Japan.
  • Jared James Nichols, Old Glory and The Wild Revival (Swing House Quality Recordings) EP.
  • Wayne Haun, Old Soul (Stow Town Records) CD.
  • Truth & Salvage Co., Pick Me Up (Megaforce/Sony Red) CD.
  • DJ White Shado, Pussy Drugs Fear (Decon Records) EP. LE download bundles include a custom T-shirt, cassette and LE artwork.

July 30

  • Gas House Gorillas, Punk Americana (Lanark Records) CD.
  • Mark Kurlansky, Ready for A Brand New Beat: How ‘Dancing In The Street’ Became The Anthem For A Changing America’ (Riverhead Books) HC. 288 pages.
  • Martin Popoff, Epic Ted Nugent (Power Chord Press) PB. 292 pages.
  • Alpha Blondy, Mystic Power (VP Records) CD.
  • Heaven, Telepathic Love (Goodnight Records) V LP. Buyers who purchase the V LP through the Goodnight Records online store wil get a bonus 7-inch split single featuring Adam Franklin and The Bolts of Melody.
  • Datsik, Light The Fuse (Dim Mak) CD.
  • Dirtyphonics, No Stopping Us (Dim Mak) V S.
  • Funkagenda, Samsara (Dim Mak) EP.
  • Autoerotique, Asphyxiation (Dim Mak) CD.
  • Deorro and D.O.D., Play (Dim Mak) CD.
  • Steve Miller, Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Five Decades of Rock ‘n’ Roll in America’s Loudest City (Da Capo) PB. 320 pages.
  • Rainbow Chan, Long Vacation (Silo Arts & Records) EP.
  • Aurah, Summon The Sky (no label listed) EP.
  • Bee Gees, One Night Only (Eagle Rock) SD BD. RM and restored version of the Bee Gees’ November 1997 performance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bonus tracks include a band interview.
  • Scorpions, Moment of Glory (Eagle Rock) SD BD. Features Scorpions backed by the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra. Includes bonus band interviews and director’s cuts of “Hurricane 2000,” “Moment of Glory” and “Here Is My Heart.”

August 1

  • Evelyn McDonnell, Queens of Noise: The Real Story of The Runaways (Da Capo) HC. 342 pages.

Paul Allen and the UnderthinkersAugust 6

  • Pop. 1280, Imps of Perversion (Sacred Bones) V LP, CD.
  • Paul Allen and the Underthinkers, Everywhere At Once (Legacy Recordings CD. All-star lineup of collaborators includes Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, David Hidalgo, Ivan Neville and Doyle Bramhall II. Allen will donate his proceeds to the charitable organization EMP Museum. Includes the track “Divine,” which was featured in the movie “Magic Mike.”
  • Alfie Boe, Storyteller (Decca Records) CD.
  • Icarus Line, Slave Vows (Agitated Records). CD.
  • Modern Hut, Generic Treasure (Don Giovanni Records) CD.
  • IWrestledABearOnce, Late For Nothing (Century Media Records) CD.
  • Bare Mutants, The Affliction (In The Red) CD, V LP.

August 12

  • Yosebu, Windtalker (Pauze Recordings) EP.

August 13

  • Reach, Patterns in Static (self-released) EP.
  • Various artists, The Blitz Riddim (Precision Digital) CD.

August 20

  • Superchunk, I Hate Music (Merge Records) CD, V LP.
  • Blue October, Sway (Up/Down Records) CD.
  • Christopher Phillips and Louis P. Masur, Talk About A Dream: The Essential Interviews of Bruce Springsteen (Bloomsbury Press) PB. 456 pages.
  • Various artists, Kick-Ass 2 soundtrack (Sony Music) CD.
  • Graham Parker and The Rumour, This is Live (Shout! Factory) DVD-BD combo. Filmed for a scene in Judd Apatow’s 2012 motion picture “This Is 40.”
  • Diamond Plate, Pulse (Century Media Records) CD.
  • Santana & McLaughlin, Invitation To Illumination — Live at Montreux 2011 (Eagle Rock) DVD, BD. From the July 1, 2011, reunion between Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin.
  • Watain, The Wild Hunt (Century Media Records) CD

August 26

  • Foy Vance, Joy of Nothing (Glass Note) CD, V LP.

August 27

  • The Rides, Can’t Get Enough (429 Records). CD, 180-gram audiophile V LP.
  • King Washington, The Overload (no label listed) CD.
  • Peter Conners, JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene (DA Capo Press) HC. 288 pages.
  • Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Black Masquerade (Eagle Rock) DVD, 2 CD.
  • Rolling Stones, Stones in Exile (Eagle Rock) SD BD.
  • Pink Floyd, Classic Albums — The Making of Dark Side of The Moon (Eagle Rock) SD BD. Presented with uncompressed stereo.

August 30

  • Vista Chino, Peace (Napalm Records) CD, V LP.

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