This week, we’ve added a number of new albums to the Music Unlimited service. You can get the entire download on the Sony Entertainment Network blog here. Highlights this week include:
It’s lucky number 8’s for Dropkick Murphys, as their eighth studio album hits on the 8th of January, one of the first major releases of 2013. The punk rock stalwarts are a definitive brand in the genre and after 2010’s concept album, Going Out in Style, fans are given the classic Dropkick sound with this latest effort. “The Boys Are Back,” with their brand of Celtic-inspired punk about getting into trouble with booze, girls, parties and even a belated Christmas song about a dysfunctional family gathering. A New Year calls for some light-hearted optimism and this album is all about fun.
If You Like: Flogging Molly, Rancid, Social Distortion
Recommended Track: “The Season’s Upon Us”
After breaking through in the height of the MySpace Music craze, Hollywood Undead has been steadily enjoying multi-plantinum success throughout the years, in spite of losing their singer, Aron “Deuce” Erlichman and replacing him with Daniel “Danny” Murillo (who dropped out of American Idol for the gig) and a few other changes. Always treading the line between rock, rap & metal, this album leans more melodic, even with the rap verses. Catch them on tour starting tonight in Los Angeles and rounding out the month in Toronto.
If You Like: P.O.D., Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit
Recommended Track: “We Are”
After riding a wave of success overseas, British pop singer Conor Maynard has made his way to the states and is ready to charm your younger sister and her friends. Make no mistake though, Maynard is not just another Bieber look-alike. His music has the gold stamp of producers like Pharrell and features appearances by Ne-Yo and equally buzzworthy UK export Rita Ora. His pop instinct mixed with beats for the dub-step generation make him a shoe-in for the next big thing in 2013.
If You Like: Justin Timberlake, Adam Lambert, Justin Bieber
Recommended Track: “Vegas Girl”
On the video side, there is a lot to enjoy this week on the Video Unlimited service and inside the PlayStation Store.
First, from the writer of Training Day comes End of Watch, a riveting cop drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña who must deal with the violent backlash after exposing members of a drug cartel.
Then, the animated monster movie Hotel Transylvania is available starting today in standard 2D or stunning, eye-popping 3D. Witness as Dracula, who operates a resort for monsters away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy stumbles upon the resort and falls in love with the count’s teenaged daughter. Both movies are available roughly two to three weeks before arriving on DVD/Blu-ray discs, so don’t wait and own your digital copy today.
Other notable new movie releases include Dredd, Frankenweenie (2012), and Death Race 3: Inferno, with House At The End Of The Street and Hit and Run (2012) newly available to rent.
In the TV section, get amped for Justified as it returns for its fourth season tonight on FX with the 1st episode available to own the day after it airs on the Video Unlimited service. This means you can own the episode beginning tomorrow, January 9th. And spoiler alert! The first episode has Raylan running down a vicious fugitive then finding evidence his family is at the center of a legendary unsolved mystery…