The last series of July music releases. 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.
Anchor and Braille, The Quiet Life (Tooth & Nail)
Attika 7, Blood Of My Enemies (Rocket Science Ventures)
Bonde do Rolê, Tropicalbacanal (Mad Decent)
The band responsible for a mix of baile funk, electropop and avalanche tropical (the bossa nova of modern Brazil) presents their second album, produced by Diplo and Filip Nikolic of Poolside, and featuring guest turns from Caetano Veloso, Das Racist, Cecile, Rizzle Kicks, and the Death Set. Check out the NSFW video for "Brazilian Boys" video after the jump along with the rest of the week's new releases.
Charm City Devils, Sins (eOne)
Coka Nostra, Masters Of The Dark Arts (Fat Beats)
The Company Band, Pros and Cons EP (Weathermaker Music)
Dew-Scented, Icarus (Prosthetic Records)
Neil Diamond, Hot August Night 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Geffen)
Domo Genesis, No Idols (Odd Future Records)
The new self-release is entirely produced by The Alchemist; its actual release date is August 1. Domo released a song titled "Elimination Chamber" featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, and Action Bronson on July 16.
Gaelic Storm, Chicken Boxer (Lost Again)
Gloriana, A Thousand Miles Left Behind (Emblem)
Ice Choir, Afar (Underwater Peoples)
Jackyl, Best In Show (Mighty Loud)
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Copenhagen Dreams Soundtrack NTOV/Cobraside)
Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 (Stone'd/S-Curve Records)
Nearly 10 years after her highly successful Soul Sessions debut, Joss Stone presents a follow-up and sixth full-length overall. This record features covers of cuts by The Honey Cone, Womack & Womack and Broken Bells ("The High Road"), among others.
Junk Culture, Wild Quiet (Illegal Art)
Michael Kiwanuka, Home Again (Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
The debut album from British roots soul artist Kiwanuka sees its U.S. release. The singer-songwriter was born and raised in North London by Ugandan immigrants. Check out the video for "I'm Getting Ready" below.
Perzonal War, Captive Breeding (Metalville Records)
Phish, Chicago '94 Box Set (JEMP)
A six-disc box set featuring two stops at UIC Pavilion in Chicago from Phish's 1994 tour — June 18 and November 25. Paul Languedoc's stereo soundboard mixes were re-mastered by Fred Kevorkian and the set comes with new artwork by longtime band artist (and Chicago native) Jim Pollock. Soundchecks included.
Pitbull, I Am Armando (Sony U.S. Latin)
Ponderosa, Pool Party (New West)
Elvis Presley, I Am An Elvis Fan (Sony Legacy)
Elvis fans voted on their favorite recordings by the artist from seven musical 'genres' he tapped into throughout his long and varied career — '50s, '60s, country, movies, love songs, gospel and in concert. This compilation features three songs from each 'genre' that got the highest votes in each, 21 tracks total.
Reel Big Fish, Candy Coated Fury (Rock Ridge Music)
Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don't (Def Jam)
River City Tanlines, Coast To Coast (Fat Possum)
Allen Stone, Allen Stone (ATO)
Stone's second record was self-released last year and picked up by ATO for a major label re-release this year. He hits Orpheum Oct. 5.
Testament, Dark Roots of Earth (Nuclear Blast America)
thenewno2, thefearofmissingout (Vagrant)
Toadies, Play.Rock.Music (Kirtland Records)
Pat Travers Band, Blues on Fire (Cleopatra)
Various Artists, Arabic Beat (Putumayo World Music)
Zedd, Spectrum EP (Interscope Records)