New Releases: Kimberley Locke, The Pixies, Patti LaBelle, Lola Ray, Beta Band, Flaw & More

In honor of Wave of Mutilation, let’s sprinkle a little Pixie dust on this week’s new releases. The newly reunited Pixies drop their second version of a complete best-of album (Death to the Pixies being the first), highlighting their work from Doolittle, Surfer Rosa, Bossanova and Trompe le Monde, and including special features like rarities, B-sides and cover songs.

Next up, last season’s “American Idol” finalist Kimberley Locke releases her album of adult contemporary songs, One Love, featuring the single “8th World Wonder.”

Lola Ray say I Don’t Know You, but you will know them and their power pop after the release of their debut album on Benji and Joel Madden’s DC Flag label. Meanwhile, the Magnetic Fields’ I is an album full of songs beginning with the letter “i,” and the French Kicks begin The Trial of the Century this week with their pretty, synthy album.

Mission of Burma’s Onoffon presents the band’s first new music in 22 years, Porno for Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano releases his solo album Gratitude, and Icarus Line attend a Penance Soiree.

The Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix features unreleased material from Prince, Eric Clapton, and other tracks by Sting, Santana, Lenny Kravitz, Musiq and Cee-Lo.

Finally, considering this will be the third time this album title has been used (first released as individual EPs and now the two combined into a full album), Ryan Adams really, really thinks Love Is Hell. Meanwhile, the equally negative Beta Band go from Heroes to Zeros with the help of Nigel Godrich, and comedian David Cross isn’t too confident about his own work either, because his album is called It’s Not Funny.

Out Tuesday, May 4:

  • Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell (Lost Highway)
    Buy Now: Love Is Hell (Lost Highway)
  • Atomship – Crash of 47 (Wind-Up)
  • The Beta Band – Heroes to Zeros (Astralwerks)
  • Big & Rich – Horse of a Different Color (Warner Bros.)
  • Black Cat Music – October, November (Lookout!)
  • Blueprint Car Crash – Rhetoric of a Marionette (Militia Group)
  • Bo-Keys – The Royal Sessions (Yellow Dog)
  • Broken Spindles – Fulfilled: Complete (Saddle Creek)
  • Buddahead – Crossing the Invisible Line (Sanctuary)
  • David Cross – It’s Not Funny (Sub Pop)
  • Peter DiStefano – Gratitude (Sanctuary)
  • The Divine Comedy – Absent Friends (Nettwerk)
  • Eliane Elias – Dreamer (Bluebird)
  • Amy Farris – Anyway (Yep Roc)
  • Flaw – Endangered Species (Republic/Universal)
  • Rosie Flores – Single Rose (Durango Rose)
  • French Kicks – The Trial of the Century (Star Time International)
  • Happiness Factor – Avoid Danger (Paisley Pop)
  • Patterson Hood (of Drive-by Truckers) – Killers & Stars (New West)
  • The Icarus Line – Penance Soiree (V2)
  • Informatik – Re:vision (Metropolis)
  • Jackpot – F+ (Surfdog)
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson – Dress Rehearsal (Arista)
  • Eyvind Kang – Virginal Co Ordinates (w/Mike Patton) (Ipecac)
  • Angélique Kidjo – Oyaya! (Columbia)
  • Patti Labelle – Timeless Journey (Def Jam)
  • Oliver Lake – Dat Love (Passin’ Thru)
  • Mark Lane – Golden State of Mind (Orange Deuce)
  • James – Last Spring Fling (Eagle Rock)
  • Kimberley Locke – One Love (Curb)
    Read: “American Idol’ Finalist Kimberley Locke Is Radio’s ’8th Wonder’ “ Buy Now: One Love (Curb)
  • Lola Ray – I Don’t Know You (D.C. Flag/Epic)
    Read: “Good Charlotte Hope To Make Lola Ray Rich And Famous”
  • Los Lobos – The Ride (Mammoth)
  • Joe Lovano – I’m All for You: Ballad Songbook (Metro Blue/Blue Note)
  • Magnetic Fields – I (Nonesuch/Atlantic)
  • Jennifer Marks – Jennifer Marks (Bardic)
  • John Arthur Martinez – Lone Starry Night (DualTone)
  • David Mead – Indiana (Nettwerk)
  • Mirah – C’mon Miracle (K)
  • Mission of Burma – Onoffon (Matador)
  • Múm – Summer Make Good (Fatcat)
  • Willie Nelson – Live at Billy Bob’s Texas (Smith Music Group)
  • Not Long After – Tomorrow Come Save Us (New School)
  • Open Road – In the Life (Rounder)
  • Outlie – Companions to Devils and Saints (Porterhouse)
  • Pip Pyles Bash – Belle Illusion (Cuneiform)
  • The Pixies – Wave of Mutilation: Best of the Pixies (4AD)
  • Vernon Reid & Masque – Known Unknown(Favored Nations)
  • Lionel Richie – Just for You (Island)
  • Seabound – Poisonous Friend (Metropolis)
  • Frank Sinatra – Three of a Kind (Capitol)
  • Steven Sondheim – “Bounce” soundtrack (Nonesuch)
  • Michael Tolcher – I Am (Octone)
  • Torchbearer – Yersinia Pestis (Metal Blade)
  • Univers Zero – Implosion (Cuneiform)
  • University of Errors – Jet Propelled Photographs (Cuneiform)
  • Armand Van Helden – New York: A Mix Odyssey(Tommy Boy)
  • Vision Divine – Stream of Consciousness (Metal Blade)
  • The Wildhearts – Must Be Destroyed (Sanctuary)
  • Various artists – The Buzz (Razor & Tie)
  • Various artists – “The L Word” soundtrack (Tommy Boy)
  • Various artists – Power of Soul – A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (Experience Hendrix)
    Read: “Prince, Santana, Others On Board For Jimi Hendrix Tribute Album”
  • Various artists – Totally Hits 2004 (BMG Heritage/Warner)
  • Various artists – “Van Helsing” soundtrack (Decca)
  • DVD: Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Godfathers & Sons, Red, White & Blues and the Road to Memphis (Hip-O/UME)
  • DVD: Celine Dion – CBS Special (Epic)
  • DVD: John Oates – Live at the Historic Wheeler Opera House (Phunk Shui/dke)
  • DVD: Ween Live in Chicago (Sanctuary)

May 11:

  • Judas Priest – Metalogy (Sony)
  • Teena Marie – Dona (Cash Money)

May 18:

May 25:

June 1:

  • Auf Der Maur – Auf Der Maur (Capitol)
  • Truth Hurts – Ready Now (Pookie)

June 8:

June 22

  • Mobb Deep – Amerikaz Nightmare (Jive)