In Stores Now And Coming Soon: Quarashi, Goo Goo Dolls, Mooney Suzuki, Neil Young, 764-HERO & More

Does the world need another rap/rock act? The latest band to break into the genre is Quarashi, an Icelandic outfit that could pass for the children of the Beastie Boys and Limp Bizkit, if that were biologically possible. They’ve already made a name for themselves with their single, “Stick ‘Em Up.” Their U.S. debut, Jinx, hits stores this week.

Hoping not to get jinxed by – Jinx are the Mooney Suzuki, a four-piece garage band (and crowd favorite at this year’s South By Southwest) from New York City that derived its name from those of former Can singers Malcolm Mooney and Damo Suzuki. They’ve just issued their second full-length album, – Electric Sweat.

If you’re more MTV than MTV2, no doubt you’re familiar with Heather B., the tough-talking, dog-walking cast member of the first season of “The Real World” … and the “Real World” reunions … and the “Real World/Road Rules Challenge.” She’s stepping back into the spotlight with her first love, music. Heather’s third album, – Eternal Affairs hits shelves on Tuesday. Just like reruns, the title suggests she’ll probably be around for an eternity.

Out Tuesday April 9:


  • 40 Below Summer – Invitation to the Dance (London/Sire)
  • 764-HERO – Nobody Knows This Is Everywhere (Tiger Style)
  • 98 Mute – After the Fall (Epitaph)
  • Angelic Upstarts – Bootlegs Live and Rarities (Cleopatra)
  • Arcturus – Sham Mirrors (The End)
  • Avoid One Thing – Avoid One Thing (Side One/Dummy)
  • Azure Ray – Burn and Shiver (Warm)
  • Heather B. – Eternal Affairs (SAI)
  • The Baldwin Brothers – Cooking with Lasers (TVT)
  • Jeff Beck & The Yardbirds – Yardbird Years (Remastered, Fuel 2000)
  • Big Country – Live in Cologne (Cleopatra)
  • Braxton Brothers – Both Sides (Peak)
  • Lane Brody – Pieces of Life (Scream)
  • Guillermo E. Brown – Soul at the Hands of the Machine (Thirsty Ear)
  • Brute – Co-Balt (Widespread)
  • Jimmy Cavallo – The Houserocker! (Blue Wave)
  • Bill Charlap – Stardust (Blue Note)
  • Choobakka – My Time.(Numillenium)
  • Consonant – Consonant (Fenway)
  • Crispy Ambulance – Scissorgun (Darla)
  • Crown – Crowned in Terror (Metal Blade)
  • D-Tension – Contacts & Contracts (Landspeed)
  • DJ Hiro – Local Underground Disc One (Vitamin)
  • DJ Victor Dinaire – Timeless Trance: Morning Sessions (Logic)
  • Dark Day Dawning – Nothing That I Wouldn’t Give (Resurrection A.D.)
  • Bobby D’Ambrosio – Here I Am (Definity)
  • Guy Davis – Give in Kind (Red House)
  • The Detachment Kit – They Raging, Quiet Arm (Self Starter Foundation)
  • Die Form – Confessions (Reissue, Metropolis)
  • Die Form – Ad Infinitum (Reissue, Metropolis)
  • Diversiti – Diversiti (Orpheus)
  • Dixie Dregs – 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (Mercury)
  • Dokken – Long Way Home (CMC Int’l)
  • Dolly Varden – Forgiven Now (Untertow)
  • Down By Law – Punkrockdays: Best of DBL (Epitaph)
  • Steve Earle – Sidetracks (E-Squared/Artemis)
  • Earth – Extra-Capsular Extraction (Reissue, Sub Pop)
  • Paul Elliot – Coming Home (AO!/Black Scorpio)
  • Drew Emmitt – Freedom Ride (Compass)
  • Face to Face – How to Ruin Everything (Vagrant)
  • Familiar 48 – Wonderful Nothing (MCA)
  • Mark Farina – Connect (Om)
  • Rachelle Ferrell – Live at Montreux(Blue Note)
  • Frankie Bones – Pro.File: Turntable Specialist Volume 2 (BML)
  • Freaky Flow – Keep it Live (Moonshine)
  • Eliza Gilkyson – Lost and Found (Red House)
  • Gloria Record – Start Here (Arena Rock)
  • Goo Goo Dolls – Gutterflower (Warner Bros.)
  • Gravediggaz – Nightmare in A Minor (Empire Musickwerks)
  • Patty Griffin – 1000 Kisses (ATO)
  • Djamel Hammadi – Medina (Milan)
  • Matt Harris – Slightly Elliptical Orbit (Leon Russell)
  • Haywood – We Are Amateurs, You & I (Self Starter Foundation)
  • Helloween – Treasure Chest (Sanctuary)
  • David Holmes – Come Get It, I Got It (Thirteen Amp)
  • Tommy Hools – Shut Up! Early Works & Remixes Volume 1 (K7)
  • Imani – Break of Dawn (Numillennium)
  • Imperial Teen – On (Merge)
  • Informatik – Nymphomatik (Metropolis)
  • Teddy Jack – Teddy Jack (Leon Russell)
  • Japancakes – Belmondo-Bliss Out Volume 19 (Darla)
  • Jaz-O/Immobilarie – Kingz Kounty (D&D)
  • Will Johnson – Murder of Tides (Undertow)
  • Bill Jones – Turn to Me (Compass)
  • K7/Ty Bless – Love, Sex, Money (Select)
  • Chris LeDoux – After the Storm (Capitol)
  • Life Without Buildings – Any Other City (DC Baltimore 2012)
  • The Long Winters – Worst You Can Do Is Harm (Barsuk)
  • Mad Happy – Feel Good Music… for the Broke Middle Class (Bar/None)
  • Masters at Work – Our Time Is Coming (Tommy Boy)
  • Masters of the Hemisphere – Protest a Dark Anniversary (Kindercore)
  • Meat Puppets – Live at Maxwell’s 2.08.01 (DCN)
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood – Uninvisible (Blue Note)
  • Mellow Man Ace – From the Darkness Into the Light (X-Ray)
  • Metta Quintet – Going to Meet the Man (Koch Jazz)
  • The Mingus Big Band with Elvis Costello – Tonight at Noon … (Dreyfus Jazz)
  • The Mooney Suzuki – Electric Sweat (Gammon/Telegraph)
  • Gary Moore – Best of the Blues (Virgin)
  • Moth – Provisions, Fiction & Gear (Virgin)
  • Motörhead – Hammered (Sanctuary)
  • Must – Androgynous Jesus (Wind-up)
  • Nina Nastasia – The Blackened Air (Touch & Go)
  • The National Trust – Dekkagar (Thrill Jockey)
  • Oppressor – Solstice of Oppression (Crash)
  • Oxymoron – Best Before 2000 (GMM)
  • Oxymoron – Feed the Breed (GMM)
  • Portable – Only If You Look Up (TVT)
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves – Is It Broken Doctor (Lookout!)
  • Quarashi – Jinx (Columbia)
  • The Queers – Pleasant Screams (Lookout!)
  • Rain – Get It Right (Taqa/True Life)
  • Bonnie Raitt – Silver Lining (Capitol)
  • Ralph’s World – At the Bottom of the Sea (Mini Fresh)
  • Rasputina – Cabin Fever (Instinct)
  • The Reputation – The Reputation (Initial)
  • Mike Rizzo – NYC Dance Party (Surge/Warlock)
  • Patti Rothberg – Candelabra Cadabra (Double on Tundra)
  • Leon Russell – Moonlight & Love Songs (Leon Russell)
  • Rusted Root – Welcome to My Party (Island)
  • Saloon – This Is What We Call Progress (Darla)
  • Semiautomatic – Resident Genius (5 Rue Christine)
  • Sarah Shannon – Sarah Shannon (Barsuk)
  • Luke Slater – Alright on Top (Mute)
  • Slick Shoes – Slick Shoes (Tooth & Nail)
  • Soulmotor – Revolution Wheel (Sanctuary)
  • Soul Center – Soul Center III (Mute)
  • Soulive – Turn It Out (Velour)
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang (Matador)
  • Superchunk – Art Class EP (Merge)
  • Swayzak – Groove Technology (K7)
  • Ty Tabor – Safety (Metal Blade)
  • Templars – Reconquista 1994-1998 (GMM)
  • Ten Years After – Anthology 1967-1971 (Hip-O)
  • Thick Di– – Tribal Seduction (Subliminal)
  • Erik Truffaz – Mantis (Blue Note)
  • Undercroft – Evilusion (Crash)
  • Junior Vasquez – Earth Music (Tommy Boy)
  • Vital Information – Show ‘Em Where You Live (Tone Center)
  • Eamonn Vitt – Old Wave New Ride (Self Starter Foundation)
  • David Wilcox – Live Songs & Stories (W.A.R.)
  • Winds – Reflections of the I (The End)
  • Won-G – Explosion (Orpheus)
  • Neil Young – Are You Passionate? (Reprise)
    Read about it … Neil Young Returns With Passion

  • Various artists – “1 Giant Leap” soundtrack (Palm Pictures)
  • Various artists – The Jam Band Tribute to the Allman Brothers (CMH)
  • Various artists – Night Grooves 2 (Narada Jazz)
  • Various artists – Perfecto Collection (Perfecto)
  • Various artists – Shellac Presents: All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0 (All Tomorrow’s Parties)
  • Various artists – Soma 10th Anthology (Soma)
  • Various artists – Still Phishin’: A Bluegrass Tribute to Phish, Vol. 2 (CMH)
  • Various artists – The String Quartet Tribute to the Cure (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – Victory Style Five (Victory)

    April 23:


    • Naughty by Nature – Iicons (TVT)
      Read about it … Naughty By Nature, 3LW Save The Day

    • Tina Novak – Been Around the World (Arista)
    • Q-Tip – Kamaal the Abstract (Arista)
    • Sneaker Pimps – Bloodsport (Tommy Boy)


    April 30:



    May 7:



    May 14:


    • Atticus Fault – Atticus Fault (Island/Def Jam)
    • Various artists – Now Presents Urban Hits (Columbia)


    May 21:


    • Breeders – Title TK (Elektra)
    • Tommy Lee – Never a Dull Moment (MCA)
    • Raphael Saadiq – Instant Vintage (Universal)


    May 28:



    June 4: