Featured New Releases
Surprise! In an abrupt move last week, Kid Cudi announced that his new album, originally slated for 4/23, would be released one week early. The overwhelming demand from fans and quick skyrocket of the single “Girls,” led to the decision, putting him up against artists like Tyga and Tyler, the Creator, who also recently release albums. Cudi has a unique advantage though, in bringing in a large contingent of other fans through his previous “rock” endeavors like WZRD, although he no longer has the Kanye West machine behind him, as he left G.O.O.D. Music earlier this year. This album also features indie artists like Father John Misty, HAIM and even Michael Bolton (really) alongside hip-hop mainstays like Kendrick Lamar, Too Short and RZA.
If You Like: Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Common
Recommended Track: “Young Lady”
Don’t call it a comeback – Fall Out Boy never really left. While a formal “hiatus,” was announced over four years ago, the band always had plans to continue playing together after getting positively burned out from years of recording and touring on worldwide levels. They each took on other endeavors, either professionally and personally, most notably Patrick Stump’s heavily electronic album Soul Punk. While their trademark pop-punk and fast guitars reign supreme, some of that electronic influence seems to have rubbed off, as well as a highly-produced, fuller sound. They also use more guest appearances than the average rock band, imploring Courtney Love, Big Sean and yes, even Elton John. This kicks off a busy summer for the band, who will play sold out smaller venues across the US, then on to Europe before embarking on a major arena tour in September.
If You Like: Good Charlotte, 30 Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance
Recommended Track: “The Phoenix”
Karen O. and her band of indie rock royalty return, three years after their last album It’s Blitz! and nine years since their breakout hit, Fever to Tell, featuring everyone’s wedding dance song, “Maps.” Well-known for Karen’s veracious live performances, they have had some massive singles that gained mainstream notoriety. Musically, they don’t seem to be straying too far from the familiar, although some of the big, booming punk guitar and screaming moments of the last few albums are replaced by the trendier experimental “chill” vibes of current music trends and more melodic vocals.
If You Like: Florence + the Machine, Tegan & Sara, The Ting Tings
Recommended Track: “Buried Alive”
Other Albums Available This Week
Paramore – Paramore
Halestorm – The Strange Case of…
The Flaming Lips – The Terror
Iron & Wine – Ghost On Ghost
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Willie Nelson & Family – Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Major Lazer – Free the Universe
The Summer Set – Legendary
The Thermals – Desperate Ground
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Patterns
Vicky Cryer – The Synthetic Love of Emotional Engineering
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
Meat Puppets – Rat Farm
Joan Baez – Play Me Backwards
Sarah Brightman – Dreamchaser
Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time
New Singles Available this Week
Azealia Banks – “Yung Rapunxel”
Empire Of The Sun – “Alive”
Skylar Grey – “Final Warning”
ScHoolboy Q – “Yay Yay”
Psy – “Gentleman”
The-Dream – “IV Play”
Sean Kingston (ft. Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa) – “Beat It”
Jimmy Eat World – “I Will Steal You Back”
Theophilus London – “Rio (feat. Menahan Street Band)”
Today’s New Release Recap may give you wings or at least a 10-pound Red King Crab. See what’s releasing this week on the Video Unlimited service and in PlayStation Store!
Bradley Cooper and Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence dance their way through the redemptive and inspirational storyline of Silver Linings Playbook. This Best Picture nominee depicts an unexpected bond between a formerly institutionalized man and a mysterious woman with issues of her own. Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker add to this stellar movie’s cast to make it a film you won’t want to miss. Catch it today before DVD and Blu-ray!
The most dangerous job in the world is back! The 10th season of Deadliest Catch depicts the exciting hunt for Red King Crab with a new spin on those heading the charge. This season the young deckhands get a chance to give the senior skippers a run for their bounty making it must see TV this summer. Make sure to catch each episode the day after it airs on the Video Unlimited service.
Ricky Gervais never disappoints and neither does The Ricky Gervais Show. Inspired by the offbeat musings of Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, this series brings to animated life the popular podcast, which earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for most downloads. Make sure to download the entire series when it’s released on 4/19 and enjoy this wonderful collection of bountiful banter and inspiring insanity.
From the studio that brought you Earth, Wings of Life is a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by legendary actress Meryl Streep, this unprecedented look at winged creatures utilizes riveting high-speed, closer-than-close film-making techniques to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet. Own it right now how it was meant to be watched: in stunning HD!
Plus, don’t forget to watch Django Unchained this week as it is now available to rent!
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.