Featured New Releases
IV Play is the proverbial “psych!” from singer/songwriter/producer The-Dream, who had declared before the release of his 2010 album Love King that it would be his last solo effort outside contributing writing duties (he is responsible for smash singles like Justin Bieber’s “Baby”, Beyonce’s “Single ladies & Rihanna’s “Umbrella” . . . to name a few.) After an officially unofficial release Terius Nash: 1977 was released online for free, he changed his mind and hunkered down this latest effort, collaborating with huge names outside some of the usual featured suspects, including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Pusha T and tourmate Kelly Rowland, with whom he worked on the track “Dirty Laundry” for her upcoming album. The album flows seamlessly, not asking too much but keeping you engaged throughout with its familiar guest vocals and an R&B style that The-Dream can be credited for perfecting over the years.
If You Like: Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Justin Timberlake
Recommended Track: “Turnt (ft. Beyonce)”
This year is the 10th Anniversary of Toronto’s Arts & Crafts record label, a group that hand-picked some of the biggest Canadian and international bands to make their way through the indie scene. After releasing Arts & Crafts: 2003 -2013 earlier this year, the traditionally interwoven label took the comradery of their roster one step further with Arts & Crafts: X, featuring original songs & “fresh interpretations” from pairs of these artists, including Feist x Timber Timbre, Amy Millan x Dan Mangan & Chilly Gonzales x Stars, among others. This kicks off the next month of celebration, including a Music Unlimited powered pop-up shop in downtown Toronto and the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival on June 8th (enter for a chance to win a trip to the fest, click here)!
If You Like: Feist, Broken Social Scene, Stars
Recommended Track: The Darcys x Ra Ra Riot – “Time Can Be Overcome”
Other Albums Available This Week
Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Original Broadway Cast Recording – Kinky Boots
Snow Patrol – Greatest Hits
Little Mix – DNA
Skinny Puppy – Weapon
Anvil – Hope In Hell
Eisley – Currents
Il Volo – We Are Love [Special Edition]
Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
Man Overboard – Heart Attack
Baths – Obsidian
Crystal Fighters – Cave Rave
Black Star Riders – All Hell Breaks Loose
New Singles Available This Week
Though summer blockbuster season just kicked off, it seems like Hollywood is already taking a break this week with a pretty light New Release Recap on Video Unlimited.
From the twisted minds of the producers who brought us Hall Pass, Shallow Hal, There’s Something About Mary, and Dumb & Dumber comes Movie 43, available for purchase this week. Movie 43 is not for the easily-offended and contains jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing, but always entertaining intertwined storylines you’ll have to see to believe.
Excited about the return of Arrested Development? Check out The Arrested Development Documentary Project to learn all about the Bluth Family. See how Gob, Maeby, George-Michael, Buster and Tobias became the much beloved and hilariously dysfunctional Bluths – one of the greatest sitcom families ever conceived.
From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies, now available to rent. As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. This supernatural thriller is guaranteed to haunt, thrill, and keep you on the edge of your seat.
In television, check out Save Me, Season 1 and get the first episode for free until June 4, 2013. After a near-death experience a woman finds she can talk to God, and sets out to make amends with the people she’s alienated over the years, including her family, friends and neighbors.
If you missed last week’s new releases, be sure you see the unstoppable action-packed Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, hilariously funny Identity Thief, True Blood, Season 5, and Escape From Planet Earth.
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.