Elvis Costello, In Motion Pictures (UMe) A collection of 15 Elvis Costello songs personally selected by Elvis himself that were featured in some way in both blockbuster and cult films, among them, E.T., The Godfather Part III, Notting Hill and The Big Lebowski.
Kate Earl, Stronger (Downtown) Rootsy warm 1970's-flecked West Coast pop-rock from an Alaskan singer-songwriter who wrote and recorded her third record respected Californian musicians like Brett Dennen and Blake Mills. Check out the video for "One Woman Army" below.
Chris Isaak, Chris Isaak Live! Beyond the Sun (Vanguard) A special live concert DVD recorded February 13, 2012 at the Moody Theater in Austin that has Isaak performing select hits from his well-known repertoire.
Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day (Atlantic) The concert film featuring the December 2007 reunion of Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham’s son, Jason) is available in nine different CD/DVD/Blu-Ray combos. Check out their performance of "Black Dog" below.
Love & Death, Between Here & Lost (Tooth & Nail Records) The debut full-length from the band led by former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch.
Matt & Toby, Matt & Toby (Tooth & Nail Records) The new side project of Emery's Matt Carter and Toby Morrell.
Kate Nash, Death Proof EP (Have 10p Records) The British rock songstress returns with an EP and a Pledge Music campaign to help put out her forthcoming full-length, Girl Talk; preorder the album via her Pledge Music Page and get Death Proof. The EP finds her ditching the piano and diving into bass as the centerpiece. Check out the fun videofor the single "Fri-End?" below.
Porcupine Tree, Octane Twisted (Kscope) A live presentation of side one of The Incident - the band's 10th studio album - recorded at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago; a bonus disc includes five new Porcupine Tree tracks, also recorded in Chicago, along with three highlights from the band's landmark show at Royal Albert Hall, London.
The Replacements, Color Me Obsessed (MVD Entertainment Group) The first documentary about famed 1980's rockers The Replacements is released as a two-disc DVD set (with 6 hours of extras).
Rhythms Del Mundo, Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa (The End Records) Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa is the latest project from Artists Project Earth (APE) and is made up of contemporary hits like REM's "Losing My Religion" and "I Need a Dollar" by Aloe Blacc as re-imagined by high profile western and African musicians. APE travelled to Mali to record African musicians, Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali Farka Touré Band, and Rokia Traoré. Sessions also took place in Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland. Members of Miriam Makeba’s band and Senegalese musicians also added their brilliant musicianship to the collaborative tracks.
...and for those of you who are shopping on the day after Thanksgiving (cue notes of doom here), there's also a ton of limited and exclusive vinyl releases by The Shins, The Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, My Morning Jacket (It Makes No Difference [Live Ft. Brittany Howard], pictured right), and so many others that will be available at your local indie record store this Fri., Nov. 23, as part of Back Friday Record Store Day. Swing by Bananas, Daddy Kool, Microgroove and/or Mojo Books & Music to see what they have in stock; click here to check out the full list of possibilities.
The third wave of November releases hits on Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months.
Bad Brains, Into The Future (Megaforce) The seminal hardcore punk band issues their first new LP in five years, and dedicates it to late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, a longtime friend of the band who produced their previous album, Build a Nation.
Kelly Clarkson, Greatest Hits-Chapter One (RCA) A compilation that includes three brand new tracks along with select hits from Clarkson's catalog.
Coldplay, Live 2012 (EMI) The band's first concert film/live album in nine years follows the UK megagroup's acclaimed Mylo Xyloto world tour. Check out "Paradise" from their Paris performance after the jump along with the rest of this week's releases...