The last week of new releases in July is a rather light one. Info and links for this week’s releases – 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 see releases from the past several weeks…
The Allman Brothers Band, At Filmore East (UMe)
The seminal live album from the Southern rock outfit (recorded March 12-13, 1971) has been expanded to six CDs with 15 unreleased tracks as well as the complete June 27 performance during the iconic venue’s final weekend. The set is produced by Bill Levenson, who compiled Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective.
Marc Broussard, A Life Worth Living (Vanguard/Universal)
Eric Clapton & Friends, The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) (Bushbranch / Surfdog)
Clapton's primary influencer and peer gets his due in a covers album Clapton himself put together to honor the late artist's legacy a year after his death. Among the artists who join him are Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White.
Diplo, Random White Dudes Be Everywhere (Mad Decent)
A meme-inspiring NOLA bounce tune “Express Yourself,” the social media-frenzy-causing “Boy Oh Boy” and deep festival-trap single “Revolution,” Diplo has made his mark in EDM. This is a deluxe collection of his most popular singles, never-before-heard remixes and two brand new tracks that feature collabs with Waka Flocka Flame, Yellow Claw, Alvaro and others. "Revolution (Danny Diggz Remix)" featuring Faustix & Imanos And Kai after the jump...
Hooray for Earth, Racy (Dovecote)
Land Observations, The Grand Tour (Mute)
Klangkarussell, Falls Like Rain EP (Casablanca Records/ Republic Records)
The Austrian duo present a four-track EP, and it is strangely intriguing, based on the song “Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)"; gravity-defying video (which earned nearly a million views in under a month) below.
Fela Kuti, Finding Fela Soundtrack (Knitting Factory Records)
FUNGONEWRONG, FUNGONEWRONG (Legend Group Records)
Alison May, Loved/Dark (Misery Loves Co.)
The Muffs, Whoop Dee Doo (Burger Records)
Kim, Ronnie, and Roy released their much anticipated new album, their first in a decade and sixth overall. "Weird Boy Next Door" is guitar-shredded and marked by Kim's distinctive dulcet-toned, yet ragged howl. Check it out below.
New God, Firework (Yellow K)
No Lands, Negative Space (New Amsterdam)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye (Warner Bros.)
Rusko, ! (Universal/FMLY)
Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)
Shabazz Palaces is the experimental hip hop group from Seattle led by Ishmael Butler aka 'Palaceer Lazaro' (one known as "Butterfly" in jazz hop group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire, son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire. Check out latest single “Forerunner Foray” below.
Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Wastoid (Federal Prism)
That is one dang weird album cover.
Theory of a Deadman, SaVages (Roadrunner)
Various Artists/Beck, Beck Song Reader (Capitol)
Song Reader Loudon Wainwright III is a book of sheet music by Beck originally released in 2012 and made up of 20 songs along with more than 100 pages of art. He's said the songs were meant to be interpreted by others and co-produced this release of recordings featuring said others — Jack White, Marc Ribot, Jack Black, Sparks, Tweedy (Jeff Tweedy's project with his song Spencer), Norah Jones and Fun. among them — performing the tunes. He plays one, too. Fans are also encouraged to download the sheet music and record their own versions here.
Wildest Dreams, Wildest Dreams (Smalltown Supersound)
Analog-loving DJ Harvey is an Englishman turned California surfer dude who mixes rare disco, Pink Floyd-esque space rock, off-kilter techno and anything with a danceable groove to get to his sound, and once said "You can't understand the blues until you've had your heart broken by a woman. And you can't understand my music until you've had group sex on Ecstasy." This debut project finds him flexing his multi-instrumental muscles to created music inspired by LA's landscape and its surroundings "for your road and acid trip." Grooving psychedelic rock of "Last Ride" below.