Jellyfish, Rick Estrin And The Nightcats, Chris Brown, Asia Lead Week's New Releases

New Music Tuesday: July 3, 2012 Edition.
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New Music Tuesday - New CD Releases July 3, 2012

Each Monday I play a little game as I prep for the upcoming week's NewMusicTuesday. The first thing I do is skim the list of new releases for the titles I care about and when that's done, I usually have to skim the list a second time to figure out what might excite the rest of the masses. This is just one of the sacrifices I make for you, dear readers.Jellyfish - Live at Bogart's 1991

My release of choice is a trip to total geekdom. There is something wrong with me that I'm this excited about the Jellyfish Live at Bogart's 1991 album but I nearly woke TheWifeToWhomI'mMarried from a very sound sleep when I spied this title while perusing the list in bed on my iPad. This is my proof of life.

Jellyfish are a band ahead of and behind its time. They are one of the great power-pop bands (most of) you never heard of and they should have had huge, chart-topping hits. Their songs were (mostly) brilliant and they had some of the best melodies, hooks, and harmonies I've ever heard. They're the ultimate in ear candy but they only lasted long enough to make two records: Bellybutton and Spilt Milk. There is an ultra rare box set that I must one day own (and if you're selling yours for a reasonable price, I'm all ears) and now we have this, a live show from 1991. This one is already on its way to my house as we speak and I'm going to be such a little kid about it when I get home!

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - One Wrong TurnAnother big release this week comes from Rick Estrin And The Nightcats, One Wrong Turn. Rick Estrin is a blues harp virtuoso and if you've never heard him play, you're really missing something special. John Popper is Yngwie Malmsteen, Rick Estrin is the real deal. I'm working up my review on this and it will go live this week.

Chris Brown has a new record out. I don't have any use for him. I didn't before he started beating women. I don't now that he's getting in fights with other artists in clubs. I don't get his appeal. That said, he's a lightning rod, some people think he's talented, and his new release is sure to attract some attention. Yours, if you want it.

Here are the rest of the week's new releases...

  • A Balladeer - Sorry, Kid
  • Abandon All Ships - Infamous
  • Adrian H And The Wounds - (Debut)
  • Anders, Peter - Ein Heller Stern In
  • Antagonist A.D. - Nothing From No One
  • Asia - XXX
  • Astarte - Sirens
  • Atlantic Avenue - When The Lights Go D
  • Begrime - Visions Of The Scour
  • Benson, Doug - Smug Life
  • Bonded By Blood - Aftermath, The
  • Brigit - Puccini: Turandot
  • Brown, Chris - Fortune
  • B-Side Players - Revolutionize
  • Burning Retna - The Frozen Lies
  • Campbell, Glen - 10 Great Songs
  • C-Bo - Orca
  • Cheats, The - Pussyfootin!
  • Christian Death - Death Box
  • Chrome Waves - Chrome Waves
  • Colosseum - Chapter 1: Delirium
  • Colosseum - Chapter 2: Numquam
  • Colosseum - Chapter 3: Parasomni
  • Cradle Of Filth - Cruelty And The Beas
  • Cradle Of Filth - Dusk And Her Embrace
  • Cradle Of Filth - From The Cradle To E
  • Cradle Of Filth - Lovecraft & Witc He*
  • Cradle Of Filth - Midian
  • Deadmau5 Tribute - Dance Tribute To Deadmau5
  • Deathspell Omeg - Drought
  • Delain - We Are The Others
  • Dinu Lipatti - Pianist Of Divine Sp
  • Dirty Sanchez - Antonio Says...
  • Dogg Pound - Doggy Bag
  • Donots - Wake The Dogs
  • Duran Duran - A Diamond In The Mind
  • Ferrier - Bach: St. Matthew Pa
  • Fisher, Jeremy - Mint Juleps
  • Flo Rida - Wild Ones
  • Forefather - Last Of The Line
  • Frick, Gottlob - King And Comic Actor
  • Fritz - Welterfolge Und Rari
  • Fritz Wunderlic - Mozart: Requiem / Br
  • Gayle, Crystal - 10 Great Songs
  • Gideon - Milestone
  • Glass Cloud - The Royal Thousand
  • Gold Motel - Gold Motel
  • Greeley, Jason - Jason Greeley
  • Haggard, Merle - 10 Great Songs
  • Horner, James - The Amazing Spider-Man (Original Motion
  • Hyslop, Joshua - Where The Mountain Meets The V
  • Icarus Witch - Rise
  • Imani Ngoma Troupe - Bape
  • Jackman, Henry - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Jackson, Stevie - (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson
  • James Luther - I'm Just Dead, I'm N
  • Jellyfish - Live At Bogart's 1991
  • Jimmie Van Zant - Feels Like Freedom
  • Joe Cuba - Anthology
  • Jones, George - 10 Great Songs
  • Keller William - Pick
  • Lonesome River Band - Chronology, Volume Two
  • Marillion - Best.Live.
  • Metternich - Power, Drama, Interp
  • Million $ Reload - Sinner's Saint, A
  • Miseration - Tragedy Has Spoken
  • Money, Eddie - Take Me Home Tonight - The Best Of
  • Mongrels Cross - The Sins Of Aquarius
  • Moonloop - Deeply From The Earth
  • Muzikjunki - Junkyard Stories
  • Neptune Towers - Caravans To Empire Algol
  • Offspring Tribute - Piano Tribute To The Offspring
  • Periphery - Periphery II
  • Piazzolla, Astor - The Last Concert
  • Primate - Draw Back A Stump
  • Prodigy Of Mobb - H.N.I.C. 3
  • Richard, Cliff - Move It
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcat - *One Wrong urn*
  • Rise And Fall - Faith
  • Rodriguez, Tito - Anthology
  • Rosapaeda - Mater Heart Folk
  • Sleepin' Giantz - Sleepin' Giantz
  • Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
  • Smoke DZA - Substance Abuse
  • Solarstone - Pure
  • Teenage B - Freak Out!
  • The Jeffersons - Vol. 1
  • The Word Alive - Life Cycles
  • Ulver - Childhood's End
  • Unto Ashes - Burials Foretold
  • Various - The Big Polka Party Album
  • Various - All Gods Creatures F
  • Various Artists - Rub A Duck Presents Duck Down Dubstep
  • Vienna - Mozart: Bastien & Ba*
  • W.O.F. - Search The Truth
  • Wally - Wally
  • Wigelius - Reinventions
  • Witchsorrow - God Curse Us
  • With The Punche - Seams & Stithes*
  • Wolves At The Gate - Captors
  • Wretched End, The - Inroads
  • Wyland Blues - Blues Planet Ii
  • Zac Brown Band Tribute - Piano Tribute To Zac Brown Band
  • Zeitlin, Denny - Wherever You Are