Sony Entertainment Network Marketing Manager Jeff Safran is here with the new Video and Music Unlimited releases on this happy 420 day!
To quote: This week, the Music Unlimited Service welcomes new releases from Train, Jason Mraz, and Dry the River. Other featured titles this week include Jack Johnson, Neon Trees, Bob Marley & The Wailers and Lisa Lampenelli.
The Video Unlimited Service this week adds Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol starring Tom Cruise to New Releases, as well as season five of Eureka in TV Shows.
Also, it's all about slackers in this week's Own $5 Films - for just 5 bucks, own great flicks like Take Me Home Tonight, The Rocker, and The 41 Year Old Virgin in SD. Get the full details on this week's highlights here.
Featured New Releases
Train - California 37
Although seemingly omnipresent through commercials, soundtracks and radio, Train hasn't always had it easy, but continues to shatter through the space of a pop genre that is not always guaranteed.
Now with one of their fastest-rising single to date, "Drive By," they prove dominance once again. The pop hooks show no mercy, destined to be stuck in your head for at least a few hours.
The rest of the album follows suit, with the clear influence of collaborator Butch Walker laced in many of the tracks.
If You Like: Maroon 5, Five For Fighting, Goo Goo Dolls
Recommended Track: "This'll Be My Year"
Jason Mraz - Love Is A Four Letter Word
You can always count on Jason Mraz to be musically consistent - although maybe not so much timely. Nearly a solid four years between albums, Mraz likes to take his time instead of writing an album in a vacuum like many artists do between tours.
To tide fans over, he released several live albums since 2008 (arguably his signature style) including, most recently, "LIVE is a Four Letter Word", with four new tracks from this latest studio effort. As someone with such a recognized live presence, it makes sense that this album feels as personal as it does, a reflection of the deliberate efforts of a signature songwriter.
If You Like: Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Andy Grammer
Recommended Track: "Who's Thinking About You Now"
Dry the River - Shallow Bed
In 2010, Mumford & Sons exploded onto the music scene, driving a seemingly unclassifiable genre into the limelight. Now, three years later, everyone seems to have their answer to the Mumford anomaly, most recently Of Monsters and Men and Noah and the Whale.
However, there is very little formula involved into this fresh new genre, which allows interpretation like Dry the River's to form their own identity. Even louder, more somber and more harmonized, the clear pop sensibilities of songs like "New Ceremony," "Bible Belt" and "No Rest" prove the potential of the mainstream success Mumford enjoyed.
However, it's the devastatingly heavy, "Weights and Measures," that is the true gem of this album, a knee-jerk and tear-jerk ballad that could drive this genre into a new niche of ballad-loving Adele fans.
If You Like: Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men, Arcade Fire
Recommended Track: "Weights and Measures"
Other Featured Titles Available This Week (4/17/12)
Jack Johnson - Jack Johnson & Friends: Best of Kokua Festival
Neon Trees - Picture Show
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Marley OST
Future - Pluto
Dar Williams - In The Time Of Gods
Maps & Atlases - Be Aware and Be Grateful
Eric Hutchinson - Moving Up Living Down
Dragonforce - The Power Within
Laibach - Iron Sky
Horse Feathers - Cynic's New Year
Omar - Sing (If You Want It) Re-Twisted
We are Serenades - Criminal Heaven
Lisa Lampenelli - Equal Opportunity Offender: The Best of Lisa Lampenelli
Coming Up Next Week: 4/24/12
The Wanted - The Wanted
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Eve 6 - Speak In Code
Theophilus London - Timez Are Weird These Nights Powered by Bing
Death Grips - The Money Store
Brendan Benson - What Kind of World
Greg Laswell - Landline
Tiësto - Club Life - Volume Two Miami
Vicente Fernandez - Los 2 Vicentes
Vintage Trouble - The Bomb Shelter Sessions
Suckers - Candy Salad
The Raveonettes - Into the Night
Joe Pug - The Great Despiser
Dyland & Lenny - My World 2: El Código Secreto
Haste the Day - The Best of the Best
Toro Y Moi - J U N E 2 0 0 9
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
Torche - Harmonicraft
Party on with Slacker films in this this week's Own $5 Films. For just 5 bucks, own great flicks like Take Me Home Tonight, The Rocker, The 41 Year Old Virgin in SD. Plus, skip the movie lines and catch Marley, a documentary life story about the revolutionary legend Bob Marley.
Theatrical Throwdown comes to an end but 99˘ rentals are here to stay. Cash in on 99˘ movie rentals and check back every week for new movies available at this special price.
Be sure to navigate over to TV Shows as we welcome the returning series Eureka in its 5th season! A car accident leads U.S. Marshal Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) into the top-secret Pacific Northwest town of Eureka.
For decades, the United States government has relocated the world's geniuses to Eureka, a town where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand of the classic.
Find all this and more this week...
New Release Movies
US Store: Shame, Marley, IMAX: Born to be Wild, Thin Ice, The Divide, and more.
Canada Store: Shame, IMAX: Born to be Wild, The Divide, and more.
Just In TV
US Store: Top Gear (UK): Season 18, Treme: Season 2, The Legend of Legendary Heroes: Season 1, Tough Love: Season 4, Rebuilding Titanic: Season 1, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, and more.
Canada Store: Top Gear (UK): Season 18, Treme: Season 2, The Legend of Legendary Heroes: Season 1, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, and more.
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