New Releases: Ashanti, B2K, Mondo Generator, Daz Dillinger, AM Radio, Cannibal Corpse & More

Ashanti was last year’s overnight success story, and now we’ve reached Chapter II. The lead single off her second album, “Rock Wit U (Awww Baby),” is similar to “Foolish,” the first single from her self-titled debut, in that she’s talking about a relationship, she says “baby” one or a hundred times, and it’s catchy as all get-out. (To hear Ashanti’s new album, check out “The Leak: Ashanti Chapter II.”)

Next up, B2K, who are cashing in on remixing their popular singles — again. The Remixes Vol. 2 reinterprets “Girlfriend” a few times as well as “Bump Bump Bump,” “Bump That,” “Stuck Like This” and “What a Girl Wants.”

One of the many Queens of the Stone Age side projects reappears this week as Nick Oliveri’s Mondo Generator drop their second album and reveal their Drug Problem That Never Existed.

Snoop Dogg guests on Daz Dillinger’s DPGC … U Know What I’m Throwing Up, while Shaggy 2 Dope of the Insane Clown Posse appears on Twiztid’s The Green Book.

The Swedish quartet Division of Laura Lee release a three-song EP, Trapped In, and Our Lady Peace rock Live From Calgary and Edmonton.

And, finally, from the “they’re oldies but goodies” file: Elvis Presley’s Elvis: Up Close is a four-disc set that features, among other previously unreleased tracks, a concert recording from 1972; and Willie Nelson and Ray Price team up again to record Run That by Me One More Time.

Now let’s run by what else is out this week.

Out Tuesday, July 1:


  • Alternative TV – Revolution (Lost Moments)
  • AM Radio – Radioactive (Elektra)
    Read: “Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Helps AM Radio Dress For Success”
  • Anti-Flag – Live at Fireside Bowl (EP, Liberation)
  • As Hope Dies – Legions Bow to a Faceless God (Undecided)
  • As I Lay Dying – Frail Words Collapse (Metal Blade)
  • Ashanti – Chapter II (Def Jam)

    Read:“Ashanti: Inc.credible”
    Buy Now: Chapter II (Def Jam)
  • B2K – B2K: The Remixes, Vol. 2 (Sony)
    Buy Now: B2K: The Remixes, Vol. 2 (Sony)
  • Beehive & The Barracudas – In Dark Love (Swami)
  • Beyond Dawn – Frysh (Peaceville/Snapper)
  • Biff Bang Pow! – Best of Biff Bang Pow (Rev-Ola)
  • Big Country – Singles, Vol. 3 (Navarre)
  • Big Country – Peace in Our Time/No Place Like Home (Navarre)
  • Blind Dog – Captain Dog Rides Again (Meteor City)
  • Blitzkrieg – Back to No Future (Step 1)
  • Blood Has Been Shed – Spirals (Ferret)
  • Conny Bloom – Been There, Done What? (Feedback Boogie)
  • Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum/Outsideinside (Navarre)
  • Marc Bolan – Work in Progress (Edsel)
  • Frankie Bones – Computer Controlled Vol. 1 (Topaz)
  • Boogieman – Triple Six Blues (People Like You)
  • The Boozehounds – Evil Deluxe (Crazy Love)
  • Tracy Byrd – Truth About Men (RCA)
  • Cadillac – Up for a Lifetime (Progress)
  • Cafe Tacuba – Cuatro Caminos (MCA)
  • Cannibal Corpse – Worm Infested (EP, Metal Blade)
  • Carl Carlton & The Song Dogs – Love and Respect (SPV)
  • Paul Carrack – It Ain’t Over (Denon)
  • Don Chezina – Live From Miami (DLN)
  • The Clique – Vanbrugh Park (DeTour)
  • Cold Blue – Premeditated (Sdeg)
  • Colleen – Everyone Alive Wants Answers (Leaf)
  • Contagious – Es Real (WEA)
  • Cooler Kids – Punk Debutante (DreamWorks)
  • The Cordwood Draggers – My Baby’s Like a Rocked Ship … She’s Always (El Toro)
  • Hugh Cornwell – In the Dock (Navarre)
  • Crabs – Crabs (Crazy Love)
  • Crashed Out – Here Now and Real (Step 1)
  • Robert Cray – Time Will Tell (Sanctuary)
  • Cultura Profetica – Cancion de Alerta (A.J)
  • Jeff Dahl – Best Of, Vol. 1 (Triple X)
  • Darkthrone – Under a Funeral Moon (Peaceville/Snapper)
  • Arrington DeDionyso and the Old Time Relijun – Varieties of Religious Experience (K)
  • Dee Rangers – Pretty Ugly Beat (White Jazz)
  • Diamond Dogs – That’s the Juice I’m On (Feedback Boogie)
  • Daz Dillinger – DPGC… U Know What I’m Throwing Up (Gangsta Advisor)
  • Division of Laura Lee – Trapped In (EP, Burning Heart)
  • Fats Domino – Rock and Roll Giant (American Legends)
  • Donna the Buffalo/Jim Lauderdale – Wait Til Spring (Dualtone)
  • Greg Edwards – Waxin Lyrical, Vol. 2 (Obsessive)
  • Every Time I Die – Hot Damn (Ferret)
  • Fairweather – Ilusitania (Equal Vision)
  • The Fall – Time Enough at Last (Sanctuary)
  • Felt – Stains on a Decade (Cherry Red)
  • Freddy Fender – Del Corazon (Freddie)
  • Flamethrower – Flamethrower (DeAd Teenager)
  • Frog Eyes – Golden River (Animal World)
  • Gash – Seven Years (Golf)
  • Gatsby’s American Dream – Ribbons and Sugar (Rocketstar)
  • Ian Gomm – 24 Hour Service (Hux)
  • Gorilla – Flamenco Death (Crazy Love)
  • Rayford Griffin – Rebirth of the Cool (Lightyear)
  • Hard-Ons – Very Exciting (Bad Taste)
  • Haste – Mercury Lift (Century Media)
  • Hate Dept – Ditch (Underground Inc)
  • The Heartaches – Lunacy and Devastation (People Like You)
  • Hellbilly Club – Hell-O (Crazy Love)
  • The Honky Tonkin’ Boozers – It’s Boozing Time (El Toro)
  • The Hospitals – Hospitals (In the Red)
  • The Husbands – Introducing the Husbands (Swami)
  • Indwelling – And My Eye Shall Weep (Facedown)
  • Isengard – Vinterskugge (Peaceville/Snapper)
  • The Jets – Bolt of Lightning (Krypton)
  • Jetscreamer – Starhead (Bellaire)
  • Buddy Jewell – Buddy Jewell (Sony)
  • Jumpin’ Jack – Rhumba Lee (Back Bender)
  • KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight: Greatest Hits Live (Varese)
  • Kill Me Tomorrow – Skin’s Getting Weird (EP, Gold Standard)
  • The Kills – Fried My Little Brains (Sanctuary)
  • Kim & The Hurmio – Presenting (EP, Jungle)
  • Knightowl – Most Requested (East Side)
  • K’Pa Prieto – Aquel Lugar (A.J)
  • Kreator – Live Kreation(Steamhammer)
  • The Latin Project – Nueva Musica (Electric Monkey)
  • Andy Leftwich – Ride (Skaggs Family)
  • G.B. Leighton – This Life (Liquid 8)
  • DJ Mark Lewis – Mixxology (Topaz)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Killer (American Legends)
  • Libido – Pop Porn (DeLanuca)
  • The Life and Times – Flat End of the Earth (EP, 54-40 or Fight)
  • Lifesavas – Spirit in Stone (Quannum Projects)
  • Lightweight Holiday – Lightweight Holiday (Porterhouse)
  • Long Tall Texans – Anthology: The Long Tall Texans Story (Anag Psych)
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Take a Break (Fat Wreck Chords)
  • Melt Banana – Cell-Scape (A-zap)
  • Julia Messenger – Julia Messenger (Varese)
  • Minmae – Microcassette Quatrains (Bluesanct Musak)
  • Minus. Driver – Message for You (EP, Universal)
  • Juana Molina – Segundo (Domino)
  • Molly – Finger (Idol)
  • Mondo Generator – Drug Problem That Never Existed (Ipecac)
    Read: “Queens Of The Stone Age To Release Four Side-Project Albums This Year”

  • Mystic Prophecy – Regressus (Nuclear Blast America)
  • Nedith & Defensa – Nedith y Defensa (Freddie)
  • Willie Nelson, Ray Price – Run That by Me One More Time (Lost Highway)
  • The Nimmo Brothers – New Moon Over Memphis (Armadillo Music)
  • Nodes of Ranvier – Nodes of Ranvier (Facedown)
  • The Notwist – Notwist (Bubble Core)
  • Nuclear Assault – Alive Again (Steamhammer)
  • Ohgr – Sunnypsyop (Spitfire)
  • Oi Polloi – Alive and Kicking (Step 1)
  • Josh One – Grey Skies (EP, Immergent)
  • One Way System – Singles Collection (Anag Punk)
  • Our Lady Peace – Live from Calgary and Edmonton (Sony)
  • Pale Sunday – Weekend With Jane (Matinee)
  • Paloalto – Heroes and Villains (American)
  • Paradise Lost – At the BBC (Strange Fruit)
  • Party Fun Action Committee – Let’s Get Serious (Definitive Jux)
  • Party of One – Caught the Blast (Fat Cat)
  • The Phenomenauts – Rockets and Robots (Springman)
  • Planet Smashers – Mighty (Stomp)
  • Poison the Well – You Come Before You (Atlantic)
  • Premature Ejaculation – Wound of Exit, Vol. 1 (Triple X)
  • Elvis Presley – Elvis: Close Up (RCA)
  • Puerto Raices – Puerto Raices (Sony)
  • Puffball – Leave Them All Behind (Burning Heart)
  • Quick – Alphabetaism (Rev-Ola)
  • Rata Blanca – Poder Vivo (DeLanuca)
  • Razed in Black – Damaged (Cleopatra)
  • Kenny Rogers – Kenny Rogers Love Songs (Madacy)
  • Ruff Endz – Greatest Hits (Sony)
  • Saloon – If We Meet in the Future (Darla)
  • The Satellites – Jump (Planet X)
  • Scratch Perverts – Badmeaningood (Ultimate Dilemma)
  • Sharks – First and Last Live (Crazy Love)
  • Matt Sharp – Puckett’s Versus the Country Boy (EP, In Music We Trust)
  • The Soft Machine – BBC Radio 1967-1971 (Hux)
  • Spectres – Great Erotic Zombie Shakedown! (Crazy Love)
  • Sportique – Communique No. 9 (Matinee)
  • Corey Stevens – Bring on the Blues (Varese)
  • Kristie Stremel – Here Comes the Light (Slewfoot)
  • Marty Stuart – Country Music (Sony)
  • Summer Hymns – Clemency (Misra)
  • Sunride – Though the Red (People Like You)
  • Swamburger – Roots of Kin (Eighth Dimensions)
  • Sweet Trip – Velocity: Design: Comfort (Darla)
  • Swingin’ Utters – Live at the Fireside Bowl (EP, Liberation)
  • Takara – Blind in Paradise (Lion Music)
  • Howard Tate – Rediscovered (Private Music)
  • Johnnie Taylor – There’s No Good in Goodbye (Malaco)
  • They Came from the Stars – What We Are Doing Here (Lo)
  • Tiny Elvis – We Are Not All Civilians (Golf)
  • Toxocaras – Tales From the Planet Azzhole (Crazy Love)
  • Twistin Tarantulas – Destroyo (P-man)
  • Twiztid – Green Book (Psychopathic)
  • George Usher – Fire Garden (Parasol)
  • The Vacancy – Vacancy (Af)
  • The Wanglers – Glass Radio (Goofin)
  • Clifford T. Ward – Both of Us (Cherry Red)
  • Billy Ward & The Dominos – Sixty Minute Man (Rev-Ola)
  • Wild Wax Combo – Hot Rod Doll (Enviken)
  • Andre Williams – Holland Shuffle (Norton)
  • Windir – Likferd (Head Not Found)
  • Johnny Winter – Winters Tale (Past & Present)
  • Chuck Yamek – Feels So Right (Riviera)
  • Zumm Zumm – Crusp Srexstling (Orange Twin)
  • Various artists – Bayriderz, Vol. 3: Kalifornia: State of Emergency (40 Ounce)
  • Various artists – Best of Western Star, Vol. 2 (Crazy Love)
  • Various artists – Brainshadows, Vol. 1-2 (Past & Present)
  • Various artists – Brazilectro 5 (SPV)
  • Various artists – “City of God” soundtrack (Lakeshore)
  • Various artists – Digital Empire 4: Armageddon (Topaz)
  • Various artists – Fine Day … and a Brilliant Evening (Cherry Red)
  • Various artists – Frost Presents Somethin’ 4 the Riderz (40 Ounce)
  • Various artists – Hidden Hits (Sony)
  • Various artists – Instro Hipsters a Go-Go, Vols. 2 & 3 (Past & Present)
  • Various artists – Invisible Shield (K)
  • Various artists – “Legally Blonde 2: Red White and Blonde” soundtrack (Curb)
  • Various artists – Little Darla Has a Treat, Vol. 20 (Darla)
  • Various artists – Live in London, Vol. 1 – Bring Out Your Dead (Crazy Love)
  • Various artists – Lyrics of Fury, Vol. 2 (Battle Axe)
  • Various artists – Mindrockers (Past & Present)
  • Various artists – Mr. Knightowl Presents Episode 13 (East Side)
  • Various artists – Our Brilliant Careers: Cherry Red Rarities 1981-91 (Cherry Red)
  • Various artists – Perfumed Garden, Vols. 1, 2 &3 (Past & Present)
  • Various artists – Pickin’ on George Strait, Vol. 1-2 (CMH)
  • Various artists – Power 96 Presents Hip Hop, Vol. 1: In Da Mix (Pandisc)
  • Various artists – Punk Rock Is Your Friend, Vol. 4 (Kung Fu)
  • Various artists – Reggae Rhythms of Love Vol. 4 (Artists Only)
  • Various artists – Rubble, Vol. 1-10 (Past & Present)
  • Various artists – Salute to the Doobie Brothers (Cleopatra)
  • Various artists – Shut the Punk Up, Vol. 3 (New School)
  • Various artists – Snoisses: The Skateboarder Sessions (Sessions)
  • Various artists – Snoisses, Vol. 2: CD Sampler (Sessions)
  • Various artists – Soul Gem (Empire Musicwerks)
  • Various artists – State of the World (Tableturns)
  • Various artists – String Quartet Tribute to Foo Fighters (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – String Quartet Tribute to System of a Down (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – String Quartet Tribute to Velvet Underground and Nico (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – Suenos Purpura: Deep Purple Tribute (DeLanuca)
  • Various artists – Sweet Floral Albion (Past & Present)
  • Various artists – Thuggin’, Ballin’ and Pimpin’ (Riviera)
  • Various artists – We Can Fly, Vol. 2 (Past & Present)
  • Various artists – We Can Fly, Vol. 3 (Past & Present)
  • Various artists – World Wide Noise Attack (Retch)
  • Various artists – “Wrong Turn” soundtrack (Lakeshore)

July 8:


  • Norah Jones – New York City (Koch)
  • David Lee Roth – Diamond Dave (Magna Carta)

July 15:

July 22:

August 5:

August 19:


  • Tamia – Still (Elektra)

September 2:


  • Mariah Carey – Remixes (Sony)