Very light on new releases this post-shopping-bonanza Tuesday. I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may never 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 ...
Absent, Amber Alert (self-release)
A sophomore LP featuring a guest roster that includes Royce Da 5’9’’, Glasses Malone, Slaine, Stevie Stone, Skatterman, Phil the Agony, Mr. Gene Poole, and the Sp Style All-Stars.
Adele, Live At The Royal Albert Hall [CD/DVD] (Columbia)
Betty Black, Too Much To Resist: The Slow Dance EP (Frau Pink Productions / KID Recordings)
Dave Clarke, Fabric 60: Dave Clarke (Fabric)
Jimmy Cliff, Sacred Fire EP (Collective Sounds)
The 62-year-old Jamaican reggae great presents his first new album in seven years, which includes covers like The Clash's "The Guns of Brixton," Rancid's "Ruby Soho" and Bob Dylan's “"A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall."
Cubic Zirconia, Follow Your Heart (Fool's Gold Records)
The NYC trio purvey a cosmic, futuristic mix of R&B, soul, house music and experimental pop; this is the physical release of their debut LP, which features guest appearances by Dam Funk, Drop The Lime and Bilal. Check out the retrovideo for "Take Me High" after the jump; director Tiombe Lockhart (also the group's lead singer) shows you how a velvet curtain, fur coat and some back up dancers take a great song to greater heights.