Featured New Releases
At just 18, Tyga burst on the scene as the latest Young Money prodigy. After moving from Decaydance Records to fully Young Money, his previous dance music roots made a progression to more straightforward rap. Fans got a taste of his direction in his Well Done 3 mixtape, but the songs for Hotel California were written in a quick and uniform matter, making it a stand-alone piece. The album features blockbuster guest appearances, including Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, 2 Chains, Wiz Khalifa and more.
If You Like: Drake, Timbaland, Wiz Khalifa
Recommended Track: “Molly”
Fans usually don’t have to wait long for new music from Brad Paisley, who has been churning out hits in mostly two-year ticks since 1999. He is a constant presence in the country music scene, one of the more recognizable faces (and big white hats) of the genre. The guitar remains the hero in his tracks, but Paisley tackles some heavier lyrical issues, sending him out of the Wheelhouse he’s named this record to be. While he has some familiar voices on guest vocals like Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes, he also welcomes LL Cool J and Matt Kearney for a different twist on a familiar artist.
If You Like: Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan
Recommended Track: “Beat this Summer”
If you’ve been in front of a TV at all the last few weeks, you’ve probably heard Jake Bugg’s catchy and wholly appropriate “Lightning Bolt” in a new Gatorade commercial (you see what they did there?) fueling the fire of an already hot new artist. While maybe not intentionally trying to sound like Bob Dylan, this young songwriter has a very old sounding soul, using repetitive guitar strokes and quick, punchy lyrics on top of catchy melodies. He’s making all the right rounds this summer, performing at SXSW, Coachella and Lollapalooza, respectively, a trajectory that is sure to amplify the buzz in a big way.
If You Like: Oasis, Bob Dylan, Ed Sheeran
Recommended Track: “Lightning Bolt”
Other Albums Available This Week, 4/9/13
Stone Sour – House of Gold & Bones Part 2
Dawes – Stories Don’t End
Julieta Venegas – Los Momentos
Device – Device
Cheech And Chong – Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie! Musical Soundtrack Album
Kurt Vile – Walking in a Pretty Daze
Face To Face – Three Chords And A Half Truth
Il Volo – Más Que Amor
The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
Volbeat – Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
Broadheds – Broadheds
Curtis Peoples – The Fight
New Singles Available this Week, 4/9/13
Kid Cudi – “Girls”
Avril Lavigne – “Here’s To Never Growing Up”
Luke Bryan – “Crash My Party”
Hanson – “Get The Girl Back”
Scotty McCreary – “See You Tonight”
India.Arie – “Cocoa Butter”
City & Colour – “Thirst”
From the Video Unlimited service and the PlayStation Store this week, gritty gangsters and crooked cops have jam-packed our lively New Releases recap.
Gosling and Stone steam up the silver screen in director Ruben Fleischer’s homage to film noir, Gangster Squad. Mob king Micky Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in 1940’s Los Angeles until a crew of LAPD officers wage war on his crumbling criminal operation. Be the first to see Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña and more in this action-packed flick before its DVD and Blu-ray release. Plus, own it today and get behind-the-scenes bonus features!
From one-big city to the next, Broken City focuses on former NYPD officer, private detective Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg), who is hired to follow the wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) of hard-nosed New York City Mayor Hostetler (Russell Crowe). With his freedom at stake, watch Billy risk it all in this gripping crime thriller where everyone has a motive but no one can be trusted. Plus, catch it now before DVD and Blu-ray!
Hysteria ensues when a petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation. Pawn follows an ex-con and his pregnant wife as they become entangled in a manipulative chess game between the feds, local police, and the mob. Starring Nikki Reed, Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker and Common, this is a drama-packed thriller that you won’t want to miss. Own it or rent it today!
Director Terrence Mallick’s films always captivate, inspire and deliver. To the Wonder isn’t any different, with Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko. Mallick’s latest story is a stunningly beautiful, romantic film about a man torn between the love of two women. Cozy up and rent the film in stunning HD this Friday while it is still in theatres.
Don Draper is back and as dapper as ever. The first two episodes of the seductive and intriguing Mad Men Season 6 launched on Monday focusing on Draper’s navigation through the captivating advertising world of the 1960’s. Make sure to catch each episode of this four-time Emmy Winner for Outstanding Drama a day after it airs on the Video Unlimited service.
Visit the video store on your Sony Entertainment Network compatible devices, or simply visit the Sony Entertainment Network web store, to see all the hottest new releases in movies and TV.