Tuesday, March 29, 2011

______________________New Releases 3.29.2011

Amon Amarth _ Surtur Rising

Apocalyptic concept album from Swedish death metal vets.

Becoming The Archetype _ Celestial Completion

Christian progressive death metal.

**Bibio _ Mind Bokeh

Funky experimental pop from British producer Stephen Wilkinson. See "Pretentious," "Anything New."

Boxer Rebellion _ Cold Still

Successful UK act aim for the US charts with hazy pop-rock.

Britney Spears _ Femme Fatale

Ahh Britney..more undeniable pop tunes.

**Broken Bells _ Meyrin Fields EP

James Mercer and Danger Mouse remind us why their first album together was so huge.

Emery _ We Do What We Want

Christian metal/screamo.

Erland & The Carnival _ Nightingale

Brit folk rock led by the Verve’s Simon Tong.

Funeral Party _ The Golden Age of Knowhere

Clever rock band from Cali features glistening guitars and catchy keyboards. The strained vocals might be too dramatic for some.

Gangpol & Mit _ The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club

Inventive electro. See "Otsuki Sama," "The Softcore People Club."

The Haunted _ Unseen

Swedish metal featuring members of the legendary At The Gates.

**Heidi Spencer & The Rare Birds _ Under Streetlight Glow

Sparse, intricate folk. See "Go To France," "Tried and True."

Hunx And His Punx _ Too Young To Be In Love

Unique 60’s styled power pop tunes with a gay twist.

The Jeff Healey Band _ Get Me Some

Dated American rock.

Josh T Pearson _ Last of the Country Gentleman

Critically acclaimed Texas songwriter's first record in ten years.

Los Lonely Boys _ Rockpango

New classic rock. Only $3.99 on amazon.

Marillion _ Live From Cadogan Hall [2CD]

British classic rock vets pull from their extensive career on this 21-song set.

Mars Classroom _ New Theory of Everything

Silly nasal alt/rock.

The Mountain Goats _ All Eternals Deck

Eccentric acoustic storytelling.

Obits _ Moody, Standard And Poor

Solid American indie/garage band would benefit from a few more hooks.

**The Pains of Being Pure at Heart _ Belong

Blog sweethearts, make their best, biggest, most accessible album yet. See “Belong,” “Even In Dreams,” “Too Tough.”

Peter Bjorn and John _ Gimme Some

Quality Swedish popsters strip down and simplify.

Radiohead _ The King of Limbs [CD]

Officially released, although if you wanted it you had it last month.

Rory Block _ Shake ‘Em On Down: A Tribute To Mississippi Fred McDowell

Great blues singer/guitarist shows off her classic style.

Snoop Dogg _ Doggumentary

Snoop shows that he's still as funky and nasty as ever, who cares if he's pushing 40.

The Sounds _ Something To Die For

Swedish indie/pop rockers get digitized and aim to take over the world.

Ten After Two _ Truth Is…

Progressive hardcore with bursts of melody.

We Are Defiance _ Trust In Few

More hardcore with dashes of screamo.

Whitesnake _ Forevermore

Time changes everything. Except Whitesnake.

Within Temptation _ The Unforgiving

Dutch symphonic metal fronted by Sharon den Adel.

Wiz Khalifa _ Rolling Papers

The pride of Pittsburgh vies with Snoop for the title of most stoned rapper.

Yelle _ Safari Disco Club

Fun, French electro tunes. See “C’est Pas Une Vie,” “J’ai Bu.”


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