New Music Tuesday: Steve Vai, Dead Can Dance, Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Insane Clown Posse Top New Releases For Aug. 14

New Album Releases for Aug. 14, 2012
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I feel like I'm 15 again, talking about a new solo record from guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Story Of Light is the former Zappa protege's latest album, his first studio set in three years. Among the things that set him apart from random shredders and Steve Vai - The Story Of Lightnoodlers is his innovative streak both as a technician and a composer. He has studied the rules and learned how to do things right and set about finding ways to bend and break them.

Among the other interesting new releases this week is a Fleetwood Mac tribute album called Just Tell Me That You Want Me. The set includes contributions from Lee Ranaldo featuring J Mascis, Antony, Trixie Whitley, Billy Gibbons & Co., Best Coast, New Pornographers, Marianne Faithfull, Lykke Li, Karen Elson, Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy, Washed Out, Tame Impala, Craig Wedren with St. Vincent, The Kills, Gardens & Villa, The Crystal Ark, and MGMT. It's an interesting lineup of artists covering songs from a Hall of Fame band with several interesting periods in their history.

That's about it for this week, kids. The pickings are slim. You're welcome to peruse this week's new releases to see if there's something I glossed over (or intentionally ignored because I sleep better thinking no one out there will actually buy it). Good luck. We'll do this again next week...

New Music Tuesday - New CD Releases - August 14, 2012 - Steve Vai, Dead Can Dance, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album, Insane Clown Posse, Lee Ranaldo featuring J Mascis, Antony, Trixie Whitley, Billy Gibbons & Co., Best Coast, New Pornographers, Marianne Faithfull, Lykke Li, Karen Elson, Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy, Washed Out, Tame Impala, Craig Wedren with St. Vincent, The Kills, Gardens & Villa, The Crystal Ark, and MGMT

  • 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story
  • A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
  • Aborted - Goremageddon, The Saw And The Carnage Done
  • Aborted - The Archa•C Abattoir
  • Acherontas/Nigh - The Ruins Of Edom
  • American Me - III
  • Ann-Marita - Intuition
  • Another Lost - Better Days
  • Anvil - Anthology Of Anvil
  • Anvil - Back To Basics
  • Anvil - Past And Present
  • Anvil - Still Going Strong
  • Arthur Crudup - The Blues
  • Asrock - Take Me Away / Begin
  • Bergonzi, Jerry - Shifting Gears
  • Bill Monroe - Icon
  • Black Light Bu - The Moment You Reali
  • Blackberry Smok - The Whippoorwill
  • Brandy Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Brandy
  • Classic Crime, The - Phoenix
  • D'eon - Lp
  • Darkness By Oat - Near Death Experienc
  • Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
  • Deadly Remains - Severing Remains
  • Deiphago - Satan Alpha Omega
  • Delicate Cut - Ring
  • Denial Of God - Death And The Beyond
  • Dignan Porch - Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen
  • Dirty Guv Nahs, The - Somewhere Beneath These Southe
  • Doro - Under My Skin - A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics (2Cd)
  • Downspirit - Bulletproof
  • Dragony - Legends
  • Dublin Death Pa - Ddp 4 Life
  • Dublin Death Pa - Death Sentence
  • Dust Busters (With John Cohen) - Old Man Below
  • Earle, Steve - The Revolution Starts Now
  • Ephel Duath - On Death And Cosmos
  • Fastkill - Bestial Thrashing Bu
  • Feliciano, Cheo - Anthology
  • Foreshadowing - Oionos
  • Foreshadowing - Second World
  • Fozzy - Sin And Bones
  • Freidman, Marty - Bad D.N.A.
  • Freidman, Marty - Future Addict
  • Freidman, Marty - Loudspeaker
  • From Atlantis - Pedestals
  • Glasser, Adam - Mzansi
  • Graveyard - The Altar Of Sculpte
  • Hot Club Of Det - Junction
  • In This Moment - Blood
  • Incubus - Incubus HQ Live(1Cd/1Dvd)
  • Insane Clown Posse - The Mighty Death Pop
  • Kartel, Vybz - Kinston Story: Delux Edition
  • Khan, Chaka - Greatest Hits Live
  • Kim, Sunny - A Painter's Eye
  • Korpiklaani - Manala
  • Kottonmouth Kin - Mile High
  • L.A. Guns - Waking The Dead
  • Letter To The E - Make Amends
  • Lijadu Sisters, - Horizon Unlimited
  • Lil Cuete - Gunplay
  • Locrian - The Clearing & Te F
  • Loudness - Eve To Dawn
  • Loverboy - Rock 'N' Roll Revival
  • Lund, Corb - Cabin Fever
  • Lund, Corb - Cabin Fever (Limited
  • Lynch Mob - Revolution Deluxe Collection
  • Lynche, Michael - Michael Lynche
  • Marillion - Somewhere Else
  • Marillion - Marillion.Com
  • Mars, Charlie - Blackberry Light
  • Martino, Pat - Alone Together
  • Marty Stuart - Icon
  • Master - The New Elite
  • Mazz - Regalo De Navidad
  • Meri Wilson - Telephone Man
  • Merle Haggard - Icon
  • Metternich - Power, Drama, Interp
  • Mexican Institu - Politico
  • Mike Oldfield - Platinum
  • Mike Oldfield - Qe2
  • Mike Oldfield - Two Sides: The Very Best Of Mike Olfield
  • Mongo Sa - Sofrito
  • Necrovation - Necrovation
  • Nguzunguzu - Warm Pulse
  • North Atlantic Oscillation - Fog Electric
  • Nostalgia 77 - Garden, The
  • Nuclear Death - Chaos Reigns
  • Nude Beach - Ii
  • Oiltanker - The Shadow Of Greed/
  • Oneman - Fabriclive 64: Oneman
  • Papercranes - Three
  • Physical - Safety Net
  • Poison Idea - The Fatal Erection Y
  • Polarization - Chasing The Light
  • Polica - Give You The Ghost
  • Poncen S - Anthology
  • Powter, Daniel - Turn On The Lights
  • Prog Collective, The - The Prog Collective
  • Quantic Soul Orchestra, The - Pushin On
  • Ray Manzarek & Michael McClue - The Piano Poems: Live In San Francsco
  • Renault, Jacques - Sam Records Extended Play Mixe
  • Rodriguez, Lalo - 10 Grandes Exitos
  • Ross, Rick Tribute - Dance Tribute To Rick Ross
  • Seth - Les Blessures De L Å
  • Slightly Stoopi - Top Of The World
  • Smile Smile - Marry A Stranger
  • Sophicide - Perdition Of The Sublime
  • Soulicit - Parking Lot Rockstar
  • Soundtrack/Movie Score - Paranorman/Brion, Jon
  • Stanley, Ralph - Old Songs & Ballads- Vl 1
  • Stanley, Ralph - Old Songs & Ballads- Vl 2
  • Strong Arm Steady & Statk -*Stereoype*
  • Such Gold - Misadventures
  • Taylor, Ben - Listening
  • Texas Hippie Coalition - Peacemaker
  • The Chant - A Healing Place
  • The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - The Music Of John Williams - The Definitive Collection
  • The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - Lawrence Of Arabia
  • The Faceless - Autotheism
  • The Forsaken - Beyond Redemption
  • Vai, Steve - The Story Of Light
  • Various - Joey's Song For Kids Volume 2
  • Various - Joey's Song Volume 2
  • Various - El Barrio Bad Boogal
  • Various Artists - Songs Of The Century - An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp
  • Various Artists - This Is Trance 3.0
  • Various Artists - Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
  • Various Artists - Rock & Roll Beginnngs
  • Various Artists - Certified #1 Country Hits V.2
  • Vaughn, Julian - Breakthrough
  • Veggietales - 150 All-Time Favorite Songs! (6Cd)
  • Video - Inga Collection, The
  • Waylander - Kindred Spirits
  • White Violet - Hiding, Mingling
  • Williams, Robin & Lina -These Old Dark Hlls
  • Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte
  • Yellowcard - Southern Air
  • Zombiefication - Reaper's Consecratio
  • Zonaria - The Arrival Of The Red Sun