Tuesday, July 19, 2011

________________New Releases 7.19.2011

311 _ Universal Pulse

The 90’s alt/reggae hip-hop heroes are back, but the music world may not be ready.

3 Doors Down _ Time Of My Life

Predictable mod/rock.

Angela Easterling _ Beguiler

Upbeat American folk/pop.

Attack Attack _ Attack Attack

Lite screamo.

Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest _ Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest

London house masters meet the largest Jazz band in the world, via Netherlands.

Big Talk _ Big Talk

Much hyped debut from the Killers drummer side project.

Burlap to Cashmere _ Burlap to Cashmere

Classic, folk/rock (lil weird with the folk folk) with a world music twist.

Cedar Walton _ The Bouncer

Sophisticated Jazz from highly regarded Dallas native.

Cold _ Superfiction

Jacksonville mod/rockers from return after a brief split with a respectable album (After a brief split Jacksonville mod rockers return with a respectable album).

DJ Khaled _ We The Best Forever

Radio single after radio single from one of pop rap’s biggest fixtures.

Fink _ Perfect Darkness

Moody, atmospheric folk from British songwriter. See “Honesty.”

George Lynch _ George Lynch

Legendary Dokken guitarist’s tunes are as fast, heavy, and catchy as ever. See “Fly on the Wall,” “RYS.”

Imelda May _ Mayhem

Smokey Smoky rockabilly. Fans of the genre will fall in love. See “Pulling the Rug,” “Mayhem,” “Inside Out.”

Jenny O _ Home

Debut from wispy singer/wongwriter.

Kottenmouth Kings _ Sunrise Sessions

Stoned Cali hip-hop.

Pokey Lafarge _ Middle Of Everywhere

Third Man Record’s latest is so hip that it’s pre-rock’n’roll music, with a truly unique sound. See “Mississippi Girl,” “Feels So Good,” “Drinkin’ Whiskey Tonight.”

Portugal the Man _ In The Mountain In The Cloud

Portland psych/rockers aim for the mainstream with their pop-iest effort yet.

Project Pat _ Loud Pack

Modern gangsta rap.

Rahsaan Patterson _ Bleuphoria

Intelligent R&B from unique-voiced soul singer. See “Easier Said Than Done.”

Ricky Skaggs _ Country Hits: Bluegrass Style

Gorgeously arranged pop/country.

Rodrigo y Gabriela _ Live in France

Mexican guitar virtuoso’s showoff dazzling speed and stunning harmonies.

Summer Set _ Everything’s Fine

Nasal emo/electro co-written by Paul Doucette (Matchbox 20) and Paul Daly (Whiskeytown).

That’s Outrageous _ Teenage Scream

Silly but well done screamo. See “#Winning.”

The Dangerous Summer _ War Paint

The next generation of emo/rock. Band to watch, recommended if you're missing pop/punk.

Theophilus London _ Timez Are Weird These Days

Aptly titled genre-bending dance/rap/indie. See “Why Even Try,” “Wine and Chocolates,” “Girls Girls $.”

They Might Be Giants _ Join Us

Stripped-down, experimental pop/rock. See “Celebration,” “Can’t Keep Johnny Down,” “When Will You Die.”

Stacey Kent _ Hushabye Mountain

Classic Jazz from American Grammy-nominated singer.

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman _ Union Town

Rage guitarist/activist’s heart is in the right place, but his vocals not so much.

Wilco _ I Might (7” vinyl)

Lead single from the highly anticipated upcoming record.


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