NEW MUSIC/VIDEO THIS WEEK
Tuesday June 4th, 2013
This Week's CDs Include New Music from Queens of the Stone Age, Megadeth, and Matthew Morrison from "Glee"
• "… Like Clockwork", the sixth album from Queens of the Stone Age . . . It features Dave Grohl on drums, plus guest appearances by Trent Reznor, Mark Lanegan from Screaming Trees, former Queens bassist Nick Oliveri, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, and the incomparable Elton John.
• "Super Collider", the 14th album from Megadeth . . . Disturbed singer David Draiman appears on two tracks, and the album also includes a cover of Thin Lizzy's "Cold Sweat".
• "The Sun Comes Out Tonight", the sixth album by Filter
• "Grinning Streak", the 11th album from the Barenaked Ladies
• "Where It All Began", Matthew Morrison from "Glee". This is a collection of show tunes that includes "Ease on Down the Road" from "The Wiz", and "Singin' in the Rain". It's also the first album to be released off Adam Levine's new label, 222 Records.
• "The Hurry and the Harm", the fourth album from City and Colour. You can check out "Thirst", "Of Space and Time", and the title track . . . on SoundCloud.
• "Forever Halloween", the fourth album from the alt rock band The Maine
• "Reclamation", the second album from the hard rock band Candlelight Red. The entire album is streaming right now on ArtistDirect.com
• "In a Tidal Wave of Mystery", the debut album from the electronic duo Capital Cities. It includes their hit "Safe and Sound", plus Andre 3000 on a track called "Farrah Fawcett Hair". Check them both out on SoundCloud . . . and you'll soon find yourself wishing that their cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U" was on this disc too. Sadly it's not.
• "Feel", the third album from the band Sleeping With Sirens. You can stream the entire album at the YouTube page for their label, Rise Records.
• "Desire Lines", the fifth album from Camera Obscura. You can check out their sound on the track "Do It Again". It features guest vocals from Neko Case and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
• "Evil Friends", Portugal. The Man . . . The tracks are up on Tumblr and SoundCloud.
• "Shadows", the third album from Australian minx Lenka, featuring music she wrote while pregnant with her first child. You'll find samples from her first two albums here.
• "Nightingale Floors", the fifth album from Rogue Wave. They're streaming the album on their YouTube channel.
• "Live", Ben Folds Five . . . This 15-track live album was recorded between October and March of this year during the band's first tour in the past decade. This is their first live album.
• "Spitfire", LeAnn Rimes. The song "Gasoline & Matches" includes Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 and guitar legend Jeff Beck. She also gets help from Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski of Union Station on the song "What Have I Done?"
(LeAnn co-wrote eight of the 13 songs, including "God Takes Care of Your Kind", which also features a co-writing credit from her ex-husband Dean Sheremet . . . the guy she cheated on with her current husband Eddie Cibrian.)
• "Life As We Know It", Lonestar. Original lead singer Richie McDonald is back as the band celebrates their 20th anniversary with an album of all new material. The entire album is streaming for free at Amazon.com.
(Here's an interview where they talk about deciding to self-produce the project.)
• "Live at Billy Bob's Texas", Charlie Robison. A three-disc package of two CDs and one DVD that features 18 songs recorded last year at Billy Bob's Texas. (Charlie is the ex-husband of Dixie Chicks minx Emily Erwin. They divorced in 2008.)
• "Pokey LaFarge", Pokey LaFarge. He combines old-time Americana with jug band, bluegrass and folk. This is his first release on Jack White's Third Man record label . . . and you can listen to free tracks right now on SoundCloud.com.
The Fifth "Die Hard" and the Zombie Movie "Warm Bodies" Hit DVD This Week
• "A Good Day to Die Hard". The fifth "Die Hard" movie has John McClane heading to Russia to save his son Jack . . . unaware that Jack is actually a CIA agent trying to stop terrorists from stealing nuclear weapons. It stars Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney.
• "Identity Thief" . . . When Jason Bateman's identity is stolen by Melissa McCarthy and the local cops refuse to go after her, he does whatever it takes to get her to Denver . . . while being chased by some Miami crooks she's pissed off.
• "Warm Bodies" . . . A zombie love story starring Nicholas Hoult from "X-Men: First Class" as a zombie named 'R', who becomes more human after rescuing a girl from a group of other zombies. She's played by Teresa Palmer from "I Am Number Four".
• "Escape from Planet Earth" . . . An animated movie with Brendan Fraser and Rob Corddry as two alien brothers who bust out of Area 51 with the help of three other aliens. William Shatner is also in it as the general in charge of Area 51.
• "Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season" . . . a three-disc DVD set.
• "Falling Skies: The Second Season" . . . a three-disc DVD set.
There's a FREE Marvel Superheroes Game Coming Out on the PC Today
"Marvel Heroes" is a free MMO for the PC. The five starter heroes are Daredevil, Storm, Thing, Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye. After you choose one of them, you can play the entire game without spending a dime.
You'll be able to unlock other characters as you play. But if you're the impatient type you can also use the optional micro-transactions to purchase Spider-Man, Wolverine, or a member of The Avengers in order to play them immediately.
It's rated (E10+) for kids 10 and older. The enemy roster includes Dr Doom, Magneto, Venom, and Sabretooth, and you can check out the full list of superheroes here. (Features) (Villains)
"Remember Me" is set in the year 2084, where a person's memories can be digitized and sold on the black market. You play as a female memory hunter with the ability to alter a target's memories. The only problem is, your own memory's been erased, and you're being hunted, but you have no idea why.
It's rated (M) for Mature and it's available on Xbox360 and PS3. (Trailer)
The Legendary Edition of "Skyrim" is also out this week for anyone who hasn't bought the game yet. It includes the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn expansions, plus new features like mounted combat and a legendary difficulty.
There's also a 3DS game called "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" hitting stores on Sunday. It's the fourth game of the series. In this one you'll play as the head of a city, creating public work projects. It's rated (E) for Everyone. (Trailer)