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New CD Releases, August 19: Ice Cube, Staind, The Dandy Warhols
Ice Cube “Raw Footage”
The gangsta-rap pioneer returns with a follow-up to 2006’s “Laugh Now, Cry Later,” a work that debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. “Raw Footage” is Ice Cube’s ninth solo effort and, according to the artist’s
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Staind “The Illusion of Progress”
Staind hopes to make a mark with its new studio album. “The Illusion of Progress” is the Boston hard-rock band’s first batch of all-new material since 2005’s “Chapter V,” and was recorded at frontman Aaron Lewis’ home studio with producer Johnny K.
The group–Lewis, guitarist Mike Mushok, drummer Jon Wysocki and bassist Johnny April–is currently on the road. The trek continues through the end of this month and includes dates in Alberta, Minnesota and on the West Coast.
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The Dandy Warhols “Earth to the Dandy Warhols”
The Portland, OR-based alt-rock troupe is ready to drop its eighth studio album, “Earth to the Dandy Warhols,” which follows 2005’s “Odditorium or Warlords of Mars.” Many of the band’s fans already own “Earth,” given that it was released as a digital download back in May.
“Earth to the Dandy Warhols” was produced by the band’s frontman, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, and includes guest contributions from guitarists Mark Knopfler and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
The Dandy Warhols will support the new set with a 16-city outing that kicks off Sept. 9 in Minneapolis and is capped off with a hometown Oct. 5 show in Portland.
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Joe Bonamassa “Live from Nowhere in Particular”
The acclaimed blues-rock vocalist/guitarist returns with a two-disc concert album. “Live from Nowhere in Particular” follows Bonamassa’s seventh solo album, “Sloe Gin,” which surfaced last fall and snagged the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart.
For those who prefer to hear their live music “live” (as opposed to on disc), Bonamassa is currently on the concert trail. He has shows scheduled throughout August, September and October, including festival dates at Seattle’s Bumbershoot (Aug. 30) and Austin, TX’s Austin City Limits (Sept. 28).
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Amy Macdonald “This is the Life”
The young Scottish singer/songwriter, who will celebrate her 21st birthday later this month, is looking for love from US fans as her debut disc finally gets released Stateside. “This is the Life,” featuring the single “Poison Prince,” is already a major hit across the Atlantic, having sold more than a million units since being released in summer 2007.
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More new releases:
The Academy Is…, “Fast Times at Barrington High” (Fueled by Ramen)
Black Stone Cherry, “Folklore & Superstition” (Roadrunner)
Glen Campbell, “Meet Glen Campbell” (Capitol)
The Cheetah Girls, “One World” (Disney)
Donavon Frankenreiter, “Pass It Around” (Lost Highway)
Family Force 5, “Dance or Die” (Tooth and Nail)
The Goo Goo Dolls, “Greatest Hits Vol. 2” (Warner Bros.)
Juliana Hatfield, “How to Walk Away” (Ye Olde Records)
George Jones, “Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets” (Bandit)
Chris Knight, “Heart of Stone” (Red)
John Pizzarelli, “With a Song in My Heart” (Telarc)
Crystal Shawanda, “Dawn of a New Day” (RCA)
Shwayze, “Shwayze” (Geffen)
Todd Snider, “Peace Queer” (MRI)
Stereolab, “Chemical Chords” (4AD)
Toadies, “No Deliverance” (Kirtland)