August 18, 2012 // 12:50 pm
- Sony Entertainment Network Marketing Manager Jeff Safran
is here with this weekend's new Music and Video Unlimited releases today, as follows:
This week, the Music Unlimited
service features new releases
including Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, 2 Chainz, and Incubus, as well as new albums from Insane Clown Posse, Yellowcard, Kottonmouth Kings, Steve Vai, and Dead Can Dance.
In this week's Video Unlimited New Releases, The Hunger Games finally arrives for those who didn't catch this epic adventure in theatres. Also in Movies, check out Battleship and find The Raid: Redemption in Rent Now.
In Collections & Sales, get more $5 movies in Own $5 Films featuring Action this week. Get your adrenaline pumping with films like Crank, The Bank Job, and Gamer.
Finally in TV Shows, don't miss your chance to celebrate Shark Week with a fix of Discovery Channel shark-themed shows, and catch new season episodes of Hell on Wheels and Grimm.
Featured New Releases:
Various Artists - Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
From the producers who brought us "Rave On Buddy Holly" last year (which earned The Black Keys a GRAMMY™ nomination for "Dearest,") comes a brand new tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
Featuring a "coolest of the cool," roster of talent, compiling 19 tracks from across the seminal band's discography. A toned down Antony (from Antony and the Johnsons) took on the major task of "Landslide," Best Coast tweaks, "Rihannon," into the chillwave genre and MGMT extends "Future Games" into a 9 minute psychedelic jam that sounds distinctly MGMT while doing due diligence to the band they are honoring. Not just a tribute, but a re-invention, these deeper-cut tracks will be talked about for quite some time.
If You Like: Fleetwood Mac, Best Coast, Lykke Li
Recommended Track: "Straight Back (Washed Out)"
2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story
The latest from the Def Jam Records dynasty is the debut album from 2 Chainz, featuring the kind of jam-packed roster of collaborators you would expect from hip-hop's future royalty, including Drake, The Weeknd, Kanye West (who he joined with Big Sean and Pusha T for "Mercy"), and Nicki Minaj (who featured him on her hit song, "Beez in the Trap") .
His pedigree extends back farther though, releasing mixtapes with Playaz Circle alongside Dolla Boy before breaking out on his own. This album is a follow up to his mixtape, "T.R.U. REALigion," and has produced three singles, "No Lie," "Birthday Song," and "I Luv Dem Strippers."
If You Like: Flo Rida, Kanye West, Gucci Mane
Recommended Track: "In Town"
Incubus - Incubus HQ Live
In July 2011, Incubus took over an art gallery in Los Angeles, transforming it into "Incubus HQ," broadcasting from a stage "in the round," and covering the space with an interactive mural and memorabilia from the 15+ years.
The band played intimate performances for the lucky fans who got in, covering their hit albums like "Make Yourself," "Morning View," and the latest, "If Not Now, When?" from front to back over several nights.
The tracks were recorded and have been compiled for "Incubus HQ Live," including, "Wish You Were Here," "Privilege," and "Drive," with the bonus album spanning 28 of the band's definitive songs.
If You Like: Incubus, live albums
Recommended Track: "Stellar"
Other Featured Albums Available This Week 8/14/12
Insane Clown Posse - The Mighty Death Pop
Yellowcard - Southern Air
David Crowder Band - Can You Hear Us?
Polica - Dark Star Remix EP
Daniel Powter - Turn on the Lights
2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story
Such Gold - Misadventures
Kottonmouth Kings - Mile High
Steve Vai - The Story of Light
Slightly Stoopid - Top of the World
Jillette Johnson - Whiskey and Frosting EP
Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
Charli Baltimore - Philly Stand Up
Coming Up Next Week 8/21/12
Trey Songz - Chapter V
The Darkness - Hot Cakes
Bloc Party - Four
Owl City - The Midsummer Station
Dispatch - Circles Around the Sun
Dj Khaled - Kiss The Ring
Yeasayer - Fragrant World
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
JT Hodges - JT Hodges
Dustin Lynch - Dustin Lynch
Martin Solveig - Smash
Ry Cooder - Election Special
VCMG - EP3/AFTERMATHS