New Releases: Smash Mouth, Killing Joke, Junior Senior, Libertines, Blues Traveler, Ween, BT & More

That Smash Mouth, always sweet-talkin’ the ladies. “You are My Number One” is the first single from Get the Picture? and acts as the band’s requisite summer single. Also on the album are the succinctly summarized tunes “Hot” and “Fun.”

Killing Joke’s latest self-titled album features drumming by Dave Grohl. Meanwhile, the Libertines release the EP I Get Along alongside ’60s guitar god Jeff Beck’s Jeff and Junior Senior’s Euro-pop album D-D-Don’t Stop the Beat.

Blues Traveler get honest on Truth Be Told, on which the jam band makes an effort to keep its songs from wandering. On the other hand, drummer Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) drops a solo album under the name Stripsearch and tries his hand at some improvisational sounds. The self-titled album features his brother and music mate Jason Freese on the saxophone, plus bass player Mike Elizondo (Eminem) and guitarist Michael Ward (Wallflowers).

Finally, with the exception of a song extolling the virtues of Zoloft and some routine wordplay, wacky Ween tone down their act a bit and get more serious on Quebec. Ooh la la.

Out Tuesday, August 5:


  • Paolo Angeli – Bucato (ReR/Cuneiform)
  • Arraya – Arraya (Volcom)
  • Jeff Beck – Jeff (Sony)
  • Terence Blanchard – Bounce (Blue Note)
  • Blast – Alta Strata (ReR/Cuneiform)
  • Blue October – History for Sale (Universal)
  • Blues Traveler – Truth Be Told (Sanctuary)
    Buy Now: Truth Be Told (Sanctuary)
  • BT – Emotional Technology (Nettwerk)
    Read:“BT Secretive About ‘NSYNC Payback On Upcoming Album”
  • Canterbury Music Festival – Rain & Shine (Rev-Ola)
  • Nikki Cleary – Nikki Cleary (Jive)
  • Cruxshadows – Frozen Embers (Dancing Ferret)
  • Division of Laura Lee – Trapped In (Burning Heart)
  • Enchant – Tug of War (Inside Out)
  • Found Cats – Full Gospel Rockabilly (Golly Gee)
  • Funker Vogt – Revivor (Metropolis)
  • Jeff Golub – Soul Sessions (GRP)
  • Shaun Groves – Twilight (Rocketown)
  • Hocico – Disidencia Inquebrantable (EP, Metropolis)
  • Hyperions – Under My Sombrero (Surprise Truck)
  • Javier – Javier (Capitol/Priority)
  • Wynonna Judd – What the World Needs Now Is Love (Curb)
  • The Juliana Theory – Live 10.13.2001 (Tooth & Nail)
  • Junior Senior – D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat (Atlantic)
    Read: “Junior Senior: Anarchistic Odd Couple Wants To ‘Move Your Feet’”
    Buy Now: D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat (Atlantic)
  • Killing Joke – Killing Joke (Red Ink)
  • Lake Trout – Another One Lost (RX/Palm Pictures)
  • Ben Lee – Hey You. Yes You. (F2 Music)
  • Jeffrey Lewis – It’s the Ones Who’ve Cracked That the Light Shines Through (Sanctuary/Rough Trade)
  • Libertines – I Get Along (EP, Sanctuary/Rough Trade)
  • Charlotte Martin – In Parentheses (EP, RCA)
  • Mr. Criminal – Criminal Mentality (Thump)
  • New Amsterdams – Worse for the Wear (Vagrant)
  • Pinebender – The High Price of Living Too Long With a Single Dream (Lovitt)
  • The Poor – Poor (Rev-Ola)
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Unclassified (Dare/Reprise)
  • Don Ross – Robot Monster (Narada)
  • Rachael Sage – Public Record (Mpress)
  • Smash Mouth – Get the Picture? (Interscope)
    Buy Now: Get the Picture? (Interscope)
  • Steadman – Revive (Elektra)
  • Stripsearch – Stripsearch (Magna Carta)
  • Tampa Tony – Y-Not (Empire Musicwerks BMG)
  • The Derek Trucks Band – Soul Serenade (Sony)
  • Turbulence – The Truth (Sanctuary/Ras)
  • Velvet Acid Christ – Hex Angel: Utopia-Dystopia (Metropolis)
  • Ween – Quebec (Sanctuary)
  • Luther Wright and the Wrongs – Guitar Pickin’ Martyrs (Back Porch)
  • Various artists – Supertones Surf (Golly Gee)
  • Various artists – “Uptown Girls” soundtrack (Nettwerk)

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August 26:

September 2:


  • Mariah Carey – Remixes (Sony)

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October 7: