Featured New Releases
It’s rare that an artist’s new material becomes a “no brainer,” for most listeners, but in spite of Daft Punk’s notorious elusiveness, they’ve been one of the biggest conversations in the music industry since they ever-so-simply updated their website with their iconic helmets. Fans didn’t think twice about checking out the infectious single, “Get Lucky,” which has run rampant on the airwaves. They originally started working on this album side-by-side with the critically acclaimed TRON Soundtrack, but after being unhappy with the result, they quickly switched gears to include live studio musicians, a seismic shift from their synth-heavy past. However, this sound is undeniably Daft Punk and an evolution that best matches the movement that has occurred leading up to this album and will sure to send shockwaves for a while to come.
If You Like: Justice, Empire of the Sun, Gorillaz
Recommended Track: “Lose Yourself to Dance”
Jared Leto and co. hardly took a minute to sit down after the release of This is War and a Guinness Book of World Record-breaking tour (309 shows over two years.) While rumors had swirled that there may not be another album following the highly conceptual 2009 release, the band quickly got their post-road bearings and jumped back into the studio, creating yet another group of thematic songs, this time following the four main ideas in the title of the album. After massive success over three previous albums, the band has earned their big entrances, which included a first-ever debut of a commercial single debut aboard the International Space Station SpaceX CRS-2. The band embarks on an overseas tour next month, later hitting Australia and Japan as well as one stop in San Diego in September, likely accompanied by other US dates TBA (fingers crossed).
If You Like: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Panic! At the Disco
Recommended Track: “City of Angels”
If our Music Unlimited charts are any indication, French Montana is about to be the next big thing. For a Freshman album, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have Diddy at the helm as executive producer, alongside a long list of Hip-hop Seniors, including Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Wale & more. It might be a bit overwhelming for a debut album, with some of the strongest points coming from the shadows of his collaborators. However, with over 20 mix tapes under his belt, the huge success of “Pop That,” and his it’s clear that this baby deer will soon be able to stand on his own legs sooner than later.
If You Like: Ja Rule, NAS, DMX
Recommended Track: “Freaks”
Other Albums Available This Week
Willy Moon – Here’s Willy Moon
Woodkid – The Golden Age
Airbourne – Black Dog Barking
Emma Louise - vs Head vs Heart
They Might Be Giants – Working Undercover for the Man
New Politics – A Bad Girl In Harlem
DEVO – Hardcore, Vol. 2
Radical Dads – Rapid Reality
Ugly Heroes – Ugly Heroes
Grim Tower – Anarchic Breezes
New Singles Available This Week
Keith Urban – “A Little Bit of Everything”
Pusha T – “Numbers on the Boards”
Busta Rhymes – “#TWERKIT”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Take a Picture”
Candice Glover – “I Am Beautiful”
The Lonely Island – “Diaper Money”
Mayer Hawthorne – “Her Favorite Song”
A Great Big World – “This is the New Year”
Sweets, thieves and vampire schemes envelop this week’s New Releases Recap. Get your exclusive rundown of new releases launching today on the Video Unlimited service!
Get ready for a twisted take on the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel as Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star in this action-packed film that proves: revenge is sweeter than candy. Make sure to watch the unstoppable bounty hunters meet their match in an enemy so evil, it’ll take all their training, weapons and courage to survive.
Sookie Stackhouse is back for Season 5 of True Blood as her supernatural cohorts plan a disturbing new political power play. The growing war between the Vampire Authority and ‘vampire fundamentalists’ has come to a head and the feud’s outcome could decide the fate of human existence. See if Alcide takes his rightful place as packmaster, as all episodes of Season 5 are now available to purchase!
What would you do if someone stole your identity? Well, Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman), a lowly accounts rep halfway across the U.S., answers that question in this comedic flick as he hunts down the con artist, Diana (Melissa McCarthy), before his financial world implodes. Make sure to watch this smart, funny and surprisingly touching comedic classic, Identity Thief, now available to own on the Video Unlimited service.
Escape from Planet Earth highlights national hero Scorch Supernova’s astonishing feats of daring rescues in this animated classic. See Scorch wriggle his way out of the fiendish traps set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) when the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights for Scorch to save his brother, his planet and his beloved wife Kira. If you’re in the mood for an action-packed animation extravaganza, make sure to purchase your own copy of Escape from Planet Earth, available now on the Video Unlimited service.
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