February 24, 2012 // 3:16 pm
- Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes
is here with this weekend's new Video and Music Unlimited releases below, as follows:
This week, the Video Unlimited service adds J. Edgar, starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Plus, Justice League: Doom hits Movies a week before it's available on DVD and Blu-ray, and find great adventure movies like Commando, Dragonball: Evolution, Top Gun, Cliffhanger, and Shooter in Own $5 Films.
The Music Unlimited Service welcomes new releases
from Fun., Tyga, and Sleigh Bells, as well as featured titles from Sinead O'Connor, Imagine Dragons, Damien Jurdo, Skrillex & The Doors, B.o.B, and Katy Perry.
Featured New Releases
Fun. - Some Nights
In what is already one of the biggest surprises of the year, Fun. has catapulted into notoriety through a series of fortunate events, including a cover of "We Are Young" done on a recent episode of Glee and major placement in a car commercial. These events don't always lead to fame, but the electricity of the song and the whole album are undeniable.
The melting pot of members originally from The Format, Steel Train and Anathallo provide a vast background and creates theatrical romp through different genres, themes and yes, even auto-tune. All eyes are on Fun these next few months as the possible Foster the People-esque indie "dark horse" in 2012.
If You Like: The Format, Panic at the Disco, Steel Train
Recommended Track: "Some Nights"
Tyga - Careless World: Rise of the Last King
The latest Young Money Cash Money export jumped from Pete Wentz's dance-y Decaydance label to one of the most iconic hip-hop labels in music. Four singles deep at release, the buzz is high after the third single, "Rack City" reached platinum after originally a mix-tape cut that almost didn't make onto the album. Tyga enlisted the best of the best to join, including Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Big Sean and Chris Brown and more to help chart this "king" to hip hop royalty.
If You Like: Usher, Drake, Timbaland
Recommended Track: "Celebration (ft. T-Pain)"
Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
In their last album, Treats, Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller, a producer, wrote the majority of the songs without the influence of a much more pop-seasonsed Alison Krauss. The noisy aesthetic of their first record was quickly polished by Krauss on Reign of Terror, providing more structure and attainability.
With the buzz of the first album under their belt, they were able to hit the ground running on promotion, including major iTunes push and last weekend's performance on Saturday Night Live.
If You Like: The Ting Tings, Deerhunter, Girls
Recommended Track: "Comeback Kid"
Other Featured Titles Available This Week (2/21/12)
Sinead O' Connor - How About I Be Me (and you be you)?
Imagine Dragons - Continued Silence EP
Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
Skrillex & The Doors - "Breakn' A Sweat (single)"
B.o.B. - "So Good (single)"
Katy Perry - "Part of Me (single)"
Jose Gonzales - "Crosses (Howell and Norman Remix)(single)"
Release the Sunbird - Imaginary Summer EP
Quantic & Alice Russell - Look Around the Corner
Princeton - Remembrance of Things to Come
Onward, Soldiers - Monsters
Frankie Rose - Interstellar
Cursive - I Am Gemini
Coming Up Next Week (2/28/12)
Jay Farrar, Yim Yames, Will Johnson, Anders Parker - New Multitudes
Usher - "Climax (single)"
Meat Loaf - Hell In A Handbasket
Deer Tick - Tim - EP
Anais Mitchell - Young Man In America
Carrie Underwood - Good Girl (single)
Craig Morgan - This Ole Boy
Fanfarlo - Rooms Filled With Light
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden
Geographer - Myth
Jason Mraz - Love is a Four Letter Word
Estelle - All Of Me
Chiddy Bang - Breakfast
Too $hort - No Tresspassing
SB - Privileged
Amy Ray - Lung of Love
Lee Bannon - Fantastic Plastic
The Cranberries - Roses