· More soundtrack fever is due next week with the pumped-up summer movie season. Lakeshore Records offers up the original motion picture soundtrack to The Cave, with music by Ill Nino, It Dies Today, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, and more. Three new songs from Incubus are featured in Epic's release of Stealth, including a new duet with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders on "Neither of Us Can See." A new Flaming Lips song, "Mr. Ambulance Driver," makes the New Line Records soundtrack to Wedding Crashers a hot pick, also featuring a rare Jimmy Eat World track "(Splash) Turn Twist." Also on deck is Astralwerks' reissue of the 1987 soundtrack to Walker, with music written for the film by Joe Strummer of The Clash, composed during his "lost years" in Nicaragua, and Danny Elfman's new score for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory on the Warner Sunset label.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno hosts American Idol's Bo Rice tonight, Kem on Friday, and Kayne West on Monday; The Late Show with David Letterman welcomes the Dave Matthews Band tonight, The Wallflowers on Thursday, Garbage on Friday, and cool crooner Paul Anka on Monday; Late Night with Conan O'Brien features Feist on Thursday overnight, Aqualung on Friday overnight, Todd Rundgren & Joe Jackson on Monday overnight, and The Decemberists on Tuesday overnight; The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson boasts The Sound of Urchin on Thursday overnight, The Crystal Method on Monday overnight, and Dave Navarro on Tuesday overnight; Last Call with Carson Daly chats with Ozzy Osbourne this evening overnight, Kaki King on Thursday overnight, and the Allman Brothers Band on Friday overnight; Jimmy Kimmel Live is swingin' Goldie Lookin' Chain this evening overnight and Esthero on Thursday overnight; and Saturday Night Live's musical guest this weekend is Coldplay.
New Releases Coming Tuesday, July 12:
... and like the winds, young grasshopper, are subject to change.
The Allman Brothers Band- American University 12/13/70 (Sanctuary) seven jams recorded live in Washington, DC, by the original lineup
Adrian Belew- Side Two (Sanctuary) new conceptual adventures with drum loops and synthesizers
Andi Camp- Magnetic (Grafton) housed in a nifty magnetically-sealed handmade package
Brandi Carlile- Brandi Carlile (Red Ink/Columbia) featured on the soundtrack to The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants
Clutch- Pitchfork & Lost Needles (Megaforce) collecting seven-inch and EP tracks
Danzig- Il Demonio Nera (Evilive) DVD collection of various versions of videos from 2000 and 2002
Brett Dennen- Brett Dennen (Three Angels & a Saint/Flagship) featured at last month's Bonnaroo, this young artist has been championed by KCRW-FM's Chris Douridas
The Dictators- Viva Dictators (Escapi Music) recorded live at Maxwell's and The Bowery Ballroom
Dirtbombs/Love Supremes- "No Expectations"/"Sing This Song" (Norton) new in the label's seven-inch series of classic Rolling Stones covers
Nøb Dylan And His Nøbsoletes - 12 Positively Stiff Dylans (Alternative Tentacles) twisted Bob Dylan covers from Rev. Norb of Boris the Sprinkler
Terry Evans- Fire in the Feeling (Valley) featuring guitarist David Lindley on two tracks and Ry Cooder's "My Baby Joined the Army," this is the seventh album from the powerful Delta-born blues vocalist
Flipsyde- We the People (Cherrytree/Interscope) politically conscious hip-hop from Oakland, California, featuring turntables and guitars, and recently touring with the Black Eyed Peas
The Giraffes- The Giraffes (Razor & Tie) powerful, head bangin' Brooklyn-based squawk rawk reminiscent of The Cult
Holly Golightly- My First Holly Golightly Album (Damaged Goods) compilation of live tracks and other early favorites
William Hung- Miracles: Happy Summer (Koch) who needs Raid with this audio repellent, mangling classics such as "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and - ouch! - Billy Rat Cyrus' signature hit "Achy Breaky Heart"
Hustle & Flow- original motion picture soundtrack (Atlantic) with BoHagon & Lil' Scrappy, Chopper, Nasty Nardo, and Webbie
Janis Ian- Live: Working Without a Net (Cooking Vinyl) two-CD set featuring a cover of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking"
Kaskade- House of Om (Om) upbeat house compilation featuring his mixes of Late Night Alumni, West Magnetic, David Morales, and more
Carole King- The Living Room Tour (Starbucks/Concord) two-CD set of intimate acoustic sessions recorded last year
Kinski- Alpine Static (SubPop) second album of crushing instrumental rock with a churning, experimental crunch
Jeff Klein- The Huster (One Little Indian) with guests Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, Ani DiFranco, and co-producer Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs
The Knitters- The Modern Sound of the Knitters (Rounder) the return of this side project of X members John Doe, DJ Bonebreak, and Exene Cervenka, with Dave Alvin of The Blasters; featuring a cover of Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild"
Al Kooper- Black Coffee (Favored Nations) all new from the legendary songwriter and producer, with covers of Ray Charles' "Just for a Thrill" and The Temptations' "Get Ready"
MC5- Kick Out the Jams (Music Video Distributors) excellent DVD of rare, lost psychedelic film footage from the late 1960s compiled by Destroy All Monsters co-founder Cary Loren, featuring liner notes by CREEM editor Brian Bowe and rare interview with John Sinclair from 2003
Marian McPartland- Piano Jazz with Elvis Costello (Concord) recorded in 2003 for National Public Radio; featuring conversation between the two artists with takes on "My Funny Valentine" and Costello's "Almost Blue"
Pointed Sticks- Perfect Youth (Sudden Death) expanded reissue of Vancouver punk from 1980
The Quarter After- The Quarter After (Bird Song) debut of infectious, shimmering psychedelic pop in the vein of The Byrds and the Brian Jonestown Massacre
Snow & Voices- Snow & Voices (Bird Song) on the new record label created by Ric Menck of Velvet Crush, this beautiful debut is a Los Angeles collection built around the stunning vocals of Lauri Kranz - simply mesmerizing in the cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way"
Rick Springfield- The Day After Yesterday (Gomer) covers collection of personal favorites by the Beatles, Mister Mister, Dream Academy, The Church, and more
Kevin Tihista- Home Demons: Volume 1 (Parasol) featuring a cover of Dave Mason's "We Just Disagree"
Nick Warren- Shanghai (Global Underground) new from the former touring DJ for Massive Attack
Zucchero- Zucchero & Co. (Starbucks/Concord) new from the huge European star, with guests Eric Clapton, Sting, B.B. King, Macy Gray, Jeff Beck, Vanessa Carlton, and the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan
various artists - Bargrooves: Cosmopolitan (Ultra) two-CD collection of smooth house music blended by Ben Sowton and Swiss DJ Rollercone