July kicks off with a very small number of releases leading into the July Fourth weekend. 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 ...
Abandon All Ships, Infamous (Rise)
Acid Mothers Temple, Son of a Bitches Brew (Important Records)
The freaky face-melting Japanese psychedelic rock outfit presents an electric jazz, funk and psych record inspired by the sounds of Miles Davis' seething electric era, and infused with AMT's cosmic acid vibe.
Asia, XXX (Frontier)
Chris Brown, Fortune (RCA)
Chrome Waves, Chrome Waves (Gravedancer)
Deathspell Omega, Drought (Season Mist)
Delain, We Are The Others (Sensory)
Donots, Wake The Dogs (Ok!Good)
James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi Allstars, I'm Just Dead I'm Not Gone (Zebra Ranch)
Not only a blues and folk-rooted posthumous release, this is the late Jim Dickinson's first and only live album with sons Luther and Cody, plus bassist Chris Chew of the NMAs and Jimmy Davis on rhythm guitar; it was recorded at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis on Fri., June 2, 2006, and includes select cuts from the show.
Dub Pistols, Worshipping The Dollar (Sunday Best Recordings)
The London-based outfit that fuses ska, dub, hip-hop, electro and punk as led by Barry Ashworth present their fifth studio album. Single "Mucky Weekend" features guest vocals from UK hip-hop legend Rodney P, the video (after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases) a fast-paced ride through a night of mayhem.