June 15, 2012 // 3:42 pm
- Sony Entertainment Network Marketing Manager Jeff Safran
is here with the new Music and Video Unlimited releases for this weekend, as follows:
This week, the Music Unlimited service features new releases from Usher, Ed Sheeran, and Far East Movement, as well as titles from artists including Metric, Hot Chip, Cody Simpson, Matchbox Twenty, and many more.
In New Releases for the Video Unlimited service this week, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Also, Best Picture award winner, The Artist and faux-viral youth antics film, Project X: #Xtended Cut, arrive in the Movies category.
Other new releases include Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (now available for rent), Superman vs. The Elite, Jeff Who Lives at Home, and more. Finally, in Collections & Sales, we bring you a variety of horror flicks for just five bucks. Pick up Paranormal Activity, Quarantine, The Haunting, and many more for just $5 in SD!
Get all the details for this week here
Featured New Releases:
Usher - Looking 4 Myself
Seven may be Usher's lucky number after all, as this much-anticipated follow up to 2010's Raymond vs. Raymond maybe be one of his strongest and most comprehensive to date. With over 65 million albums sold worldwide, he has managed 17 Hot 100 songs, nine of which reached #1.
With that many singles under his belt, Looking 4 Myself feels like such an album, which became clear even before release with three singles, "Scream," "Climax," and "Lemme See," exploding quickly as buzz grew.
Are you an Usher fanatic? Check out his Artist Picks Premium Channel in which he has hand-picked some of his favorites, including tracks from Diplo (who produced, "Climax") and David Guetta, "Without You" (featuring Usher on vocals.)
If You Like: R. Kelly, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake
Recommended Track: "Twisted"
Ed Sheeran - +
Ed Sheeran is a classic case of, "right place, right time," thanks in large part to the risk he took in putting himself in these places. Sheeran took multiple plunges, namely Halifax to London, England, quickly followed by London to Los Angeles. His leap of faith landed him in earshot of Jaime Foxx, who heard him play an open mic at The Foxxhole and offered him a recording studio and a place to stay.
The buzz has reached critical mass, with the previous release of this album reaching platinum status at #1 in the UK and Ireland and entering the Top 10 in New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland and Netherlands. Wanna hear what all the hype is about? Take a listen to this dynamic debut.
If You Like: John Mayer, Damien Rice, OneRepublic
Recommended Track: "The A Team"
Far East Movement - Dirty Bass
Far East Movement is certainly a band on the move, not only in the metaphorical sense of their hit singles. It's literal in that they squeezed in writing the follow up to their smash album, Free Wired," on a second tour bus while travelling with Lil Wayne across 78 different dates from spring to winter 2011.
They entered pop culture consciousness, "Like a G6," and aligned with the likes of La Roux, Rihanna and Mike Posner, a wide net cast across different genres, a testament to the possibilities for this band as they continue to travel through hits like, "Dirty Bass," and "Live My Life (ft. Justin Bieber)
If You Like: LMFAO, David Guetta, Taio Cruz
Recommended Track: "Ain't Coming Down"
Other Featured Titles Available This Week 6/12/12
Waka Flocka Flame - Triple F Life
Metric - Synthetica
Jimmy Fallon - Blow Your Pants Off
The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Motion City Soundtrack - Go
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Ashes and Roses
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble
Cody Simpson - Preview To Paradise
Oddisee - People Hear What They See
Giant Giant Sand - Tucson
Stepdad - Wildlife Pop
Matchbox Twenty - "She's So Mean (single)"
Coming Up Next Week 6/19/12:
Justin Bieber - Believe
Kenny Chesney - Welcome To The Fishbowl
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
Glen Hansard - Rhythm And Repose
Kylie Minogue - The Best of Kylie Minogue
Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
Walk the Moon - Walk the Moon
The Dirty Heads - Cabin By the Sea
Lostprophets - Weapons
Lit - The View From the Bottom
Elle Varner - Perfectly Imperfect
Chelsea Grin - Evolve EP
J Moss - V4... The Other Side Of Victory
Turbonegro - Sexual Harassment
BeBe Winans - America America
Broadway - Gentlemen's Brawl
Soulive & Karl Denson - SPARK!
Whirr - Distressor