New Releases: Twista, Michelle Williams, Katy Rose, Stereolab, Voodoo Child, Air, Fantomas & More

Look out below as Twista unleashes his Kamikaze this week. In less reckless new-releases news, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams drops her second solo album, Do You Know, and the Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, P.O.D., Creed and Nickelback prove they’re Committed 2 Rock on this “positive music” compilation.

Stereolab’s 10th full-length album, Margerine Eclipse, sticks to the group’s tried-and-true sound despite the absence of singer Mary Hansen, who was killed in 2002 (see “Stereolab Singer Killed After Being Struck By Car” ). The song “Feel and Triple” is a tribute to her.

For a change of mood, check out Voodoo Child, otherwise known as Moby, and his Baby Monkey, a straightforward dance album inspired by a party Moby attended in an abandoned railway tunnel in Glasgow, Scotland.

For the generally morose Elbow, it takes a Cast of Thousands to help them lighten up a bit. Meanwhile, another downer band, Starsailor, reveal that Silence Is Easy.

Finally, Air’s two-disc set, Talkie Walkie, co-produced by Nigel Godrich, features the group’s usual dreamy fare plus some instrumentals, including “Alone in Kyoto,” which appeared in “Lost in Translation.” 10-4. Over and out.

Out Tuesday, January 27:


  • 10,000 Maniacs – Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings (Elektra)
  • Against All Authority – Live at the Fireside Bowl (Liberation)
  • Air – Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
  • A. Skillz & Krafty Kuts – Tricka Technology (Finger Lickin’)
  • Bayside – Sirens and Condolences (Victory)
  • Cheryl Bentyne – Talk of the Town (Telarc Jazz)
  • John Berry – I Give My Heart (Clear Sky)
  • Blueridge – Side by Side (Sugar Hill)
  • Greg Brown – Honey in the Lion’s Head (Trailer)
  • Chemlab – Oxidizer (Invisible)
  • Bradley Cole -In Our Time (Nomadic)
  • The Cure – Join the Dots: B-sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (Elektra)
  • Felix Cutillo – Visage II (Europa Pop)
  • Jon Delerious – No Warning (Nordic Trax)
  • Discordance Axis – Jou Hou (Hydra Head)
  • DJ Cam and Tassel & Naturel – Fillet of Soul (Inflamable)
  • Dave Douglas – Strange Liberation (Bluebird)
  • Down to the Bone – Cellar Funk (Narada)
  • Drugmoney – MTN CTY JNK (Hybrid)
  • Elbow – Cast of Thousands (V2)
  • Darren Emerson & Mutiny – Underwater Episode 2 (Underwater)
  • Emery – The Weak’s End (Tooth & Nail)
  • Fantômas – Delirium Cordia (Ipecac)
  • The Flatlanders – Wheels of Fortune (New West)
  • Front Line Assembly – Total Terror (Cleopatra)
  • Marvin Gaye – Concert Anthology (Cleopatra)
  • Gentle Giant – Playing the Cleveland (United States Dist.)
  • Ghost – Hypnotic Underworld (Drag City)
  • Gorerotted – Only Tools and Corpses (Metal Blade)
  • Hammerfall – One Crimson Night (Nuclear Blast)
  • J Majik – Fabric Live 13 (Fabric)
  • Jay-J – Loveslapped Vol. 3 (Loveslap!)
  • The Kiss of Death – Kiss of Death (Tribunal)
  • Leahy – In All Things (Narada Jazz)
  • Lil’ C-Style – Blacc Balled (Rumm)
  • Long Since Forgotten – Standing Room Only (Rocketstar)
  • The Love Project – The Love Project (Narada)
  • Meat Beat Manifesto – In Dub (: run)
  • James Moody – Homage (Savoy Jazz)
  • No Motiv – Daylight Breaking (Vagrant)
  • Nodesha – Nodesha (Arista)
  • The Notwist – Different Cars and Trains (Domino)
  • Organic Infest – Way to Temptation (Crash Music)
  • Pig Destroyer – Splits Collection (Robotic Empire)
  • Poster Children – No More Songs About Sleep and Fire (Hidden Agenda)
  • Premonitions of War – Life in Kowloon (Victory)
  • Pyrexia – Cruelty Beyond Submission (Crash Music)
  • RBX – Ripp Tha Game Bloody (Street Muzic)
  • Remembering Never – Women and Children Die First (Ferret)
  • Rosana – Marca Registrada (Universal Latino)
  • Katy Rose – Because I Can (V2)
  • Roy – Big City Sin and Small Town Redemption (Fueled by Ramen)
  • Dani Siciliano – Dani Siciliano Likes (¡K7)
  • Mindy Smith – One Moment More (Vanguard)
  • Southern Culture on the Skids – Mojo Box (Yep Roc)
  • Stampin’ Ground – A New Darkness Upon Us (Century Media)
  • Starsailor – Silence Is Easy (Capitol)
  • Stasis – Past Movements (Peacefrog)
  • Stereolab – Margerine Eclipse (Elektra)
  • Symphorce – Twice Second (Metal Blade)
  • Tarbox Ramblers – A Fix Back East (Rounder)
  • Telefon Tel Aviv – Map of What Is Effortless (Hefty)
  • Tenki – View of an Orbiting Man (Future Appletree)
  • Throbbing Gristle – TG+ (Mute)
  • Tiamat – Prey (Century Media)
  • Ron Trent – Abstract Afro Journey (King Street Sounds)
  • Trio Eléctrico – Echo Porcours (Stereo Deluxe)
  • Twista – Kamikaze (Atlantic)
  • Vesania – Firefrost Arcanum (Crash Music)
  • Voodoo Child (a.k.a. Moby) – Baby Monkey (V2)

    Read: “Moby Goes Ape On Voodoo Child Techno Release”
  • Weird War – If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Bite ‘Em (Drag City)
  • Michael Whalen – From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds (Valley Entertainment)
  • Michelle Williams – Do You Know (Music World)
  • The Working Title – Everyone Here Is Wrong (R2)
  • Yes – Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection (Rhino)
  • Z-Man – Dope or Dogfood (Refill/Hiero Imperium)
  • Various artists – City of God Remixed, Volume II (: run)
  • Various artists – Committed 2 Rock (Time Life)
  • Various artists – Deep Sensations (Sunswept)
  • Various artists – Desert Grooves (Water Music)
  • Various artists – Disneymania 2 (Walt Disney)
  • Various artists – Favela Chic Postanove 3 (Milan)
  • Various artists – Pedro Almodovar: Talk to Her – Viva Tristeza (Milan)
  • Various artists – Smooth Sax Tribute to Stevie Wonder (Tribute Sounds)
  • Various artists – “The Triplets of Belleville” soundtrack (Higher Octave)
  • DVD: Celia Cruz Azúcar! (Image Entertainment)
  • DVD: Dr. Chesky’s Magnificent, Fabulous, Absurd & Insane Musical 5.1 Surround Show (Chesky)
  • DVD: C-Murder – Straight From the Projects: Rappers That Live the Lyrics (Image Entertainment)
  • DVD: Paul Oakenfold – A Voyage Into Trance (Hypnotic)

February 3:





February 10:



  • Norah Jones – Feels Like Home (Blue Note)
    Read:“Norah Jones Returns Home With New Album”
  • Courtney Love – America’s Sweetheart (Virgin)
  • Kylie Minogue – Body Language (Capitol)
  • Various artists – “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” soundtrack (Capitol)