It’s another great week packed with new releases for the Music Unlimited service! We’re busy hosting a ton of great artists at SXSW like Joey Bada$$, but for those of you who couldn’t make it out to Austin, head over to the Sony Entertainment Network blog for updates. Meanwhile, below is a quick update on the service’s artist highlights for this week:
Last month, Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl solidified himself as the ambassador of cool, making his directorial debut on the film Sound City. Grohl commissioned his famous friends to speak to the infamous sound studio in Los Angeles, where iconic albums like Nevermind & Rumours were recorded. The first part of the film goes through the history, while the rest features a star-studded line-up including Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield and more collaborating on brand new material for this album. In the film, you get to watch as Grohl geeks out while working with Paul McCartney and now you get to hear it, too.
If You Like: Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac
Recommended Track: “You Can’t Fix This”
Jon and the boys return, four years after their last studio album The Circle in 2009. This album will be supported by an extensive “Because We Can” worldwide tour, which seems to be exactly what these songs were written for. The pomp and circumstance seems woven together with an arena audience in mind, likely accompanied by speaker-stands and air-kicks in the studio. The tour picks continues this week through the Midwest and Texas, moving on into Canada and snaking out west before South Africa, Europe and more. See the full list of dates here.
If You Like: Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard
Recommended Track: “Room at the End of the World”
While Bowie became a household name in the 70’s and has recorded 20+ albums since, there has been an entire decade between this latest effort and his last, Reality, in 2003. A wave of buzz rushed over the internet after the album, recorded mostly in secrecy over a lengthy two years, was announced. Once parts were recorded, he would carefully consider each (one time an entire four months) before bringing the band back to continue. He led with the release of the single, “Where Are We Now,” an appropriate rhetoric to the answer of “right here, right now,” while Bowie reclaims his throne with other musical legends.
If You Like: Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop
Recommended Track: “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Other Albums Available This Week (3/12/13)
Mindless Behavior – All Around The World
The Airborne Toxic Event – The Secret
Megan Hilty – It Happens All The Time
Audio Adrenaline – Kings & Queens
Sheryl Crow – “Easy (single)”
Devendra Banhart – Mala
Biffy Clyro – Opposites
Blood Diamonds – Barcode
Wild Belle – Isles
The Virgins – Strike Gently
Leslie Grace – “Day 1 (single)”
The Doppelgangaz – Hark
Epic movies abound on this week’s Video Unlimited new releases. We’ve highlighted the top ones to highlight for you to own in stunning HD today!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Martin Freeman as the iconic Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest with 13 dwarves to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Although the group’s goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, this first leg of the epic adventure finds them escaping goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever: Gollum. Don’t miss out on renting this epic quest available now to own on the Video Unlimited service.
Brad Pitt stars as enforcer Jackie Cogan in the mob drama, Killing Them Softly. James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Ray play three idiots trying to rob a mob-protected poker game, causing the local economy to collapse only to be met by Brad Pitt’s character who is hired to re-enforce order. Should be a great watch this week. Own it today!
Indy-darling, Rust and Bone, is a a gripping tale of two souls finding strength from each other after tragedy reunites them. Marion Cotillard (Academy Award winner, 2007, Best Actress, La Vie En Rose) gives a tour-de force performance as Stephanie, an orca trainer whose life is transformed when tragedy strikes during a show. Faced with unbearable circumstances she turns to Ali (Matthias Schoenarts, Bullhead), a street boxer amidst his own battle of life-changing events. As their stories intersect, they navigate a gritty relationship in a world where love and courage appear in many forms.
In TV, after last season’s cliffhanger finale, season two of The Client List promises to be no easier for Riley Parks (Jennifer Love-Hewitt) at home or at work. The Texas single mother of two who, after being deserted by her husband and left in financial straits, took a job at a seemingly traditional day spa only to learn that sexual favors are being offered there on the side. Be one of the first to own your copy of this sexy second season in stunning HD available on the Video Unlimited service.
There are also lots of movies available to be rented this week, including Life of Pi and Hitchcock! Visit the video store on your Sony Entertainment Network compatible devices, or simply visit the Sony Entertainment Network web store, to see all the hot new releases in movies and TV.