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Out This Week

Look out for these albums and DVDs released this week.

Dumpstaphunk Dirty Word

Dumpstaphunk Dirty WordThe New Orleans funk band’s third album and first with former Beyoncé drummer Nikki Glaspie features a slew of guests, including Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “We just hope to spread the good word through funk,” says Glaspie. “If we can create an escape, give people a reason to get down and forget their problems, then we’re doing what we set out to do.”

 

Patrick Cornelius Infinite Blue

Patrick Cornelius Infinite BlueFor the saxophonist’s second album on Whirlwind Recordings, he enlisted the help of veteran drummer Jeff Ballard. Of Ballard’s playing on the track “Waiting,” Cornelius says, “All I told him was ‘medium-slow swing,’ and he channeled a mellow Elvin Jones vibe, which was perfect.”

 

 

Alex Sipiagin From Reality and Back

Alex Sipiagin From Reality and BackThe Russian trumpeter’s new album features jazz great Antonio Sanchez on drums. The album comprises seven original pieces plus Pat Metheny’s “Dream Seen Later,” written specifically for the project.

 

 

Also Out

Aerosmith Rock for the Rising Sun

Aerosmith Rock for the Rising SunIn March 2011 Japan suffered a massive earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. To help heal the nation, Aerosmith brought their Back on the Road tour to the country. Footage from the tour is now available on Rock for the Rising Sun (Blu-ray and DVD), on which drummer Joey Kramer and band can be seen playing classics such as “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion.”

 

Volto! Incitare

Volto! IncitareRenowned drumming enigma Danny Carey is keeping himself busy during Tool’s absence. The debut album from Volto! features Carey playing as intensely and creatively as ever but in a jazzier environment than Tool fans are used to hearing him in.

 

 

Virgil Donati In This Life

Virgil Donati In This LifeThe solo album from drummer Virgil Donati (Planet X) features bassist Doug Shreeve, guitarist Marco Sfogli, and pianist Dennis Hamm, among others.

 

 

 

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic ZerosThe folk darlings are back with their third album, featuring the single “Better Days.” Frontman Alex Ebert, who produced the album, calls it “The rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we’ve done.” Drummer Josh Collazo and percussionist Orpheo McCord appear on the record.

 

 

Joe Silva Blue

Joe Silva BlueThe New England–based drummer/singer/songwriter’s new release was produced by Late Night With David Letterman drummer Anton Fig.

 

 

 

Truth and Salvage Co. Pick Me Up

Truth and Salvage Co. Pick Me UpThe six-member band continues its blend of rock and Americana on its second album. Bill “Smitty” Smith handles drumming duties.

 

 

 

Karnivool Asymmetry

Karnivool AsymmetryThe Australian band’s third record and first since 2009 is out now digitally; physical copies will be available August 6. Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Mastodon) produced the album, which features drummer Steve Judd.

 

 

 

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