- Today Sony Entertainment Network Marketing Manager Jeff Safran
is here with the new Music and Video Unlimited updates for this weekend, as follows:
Many of you have patiently waited and the day is finally here – the Music Unlimited service's iPhone and iPod touch application is now available in the App Store! Get all the details here
Also this week, the Music Unlimited service features new releases from John Mayer, Slash, and Kimbra, as well as new singles from Sara Bareilles, The Cult, Joey Ramone, and the San Francisco Music Club.
On the video side, own Safe House now before you can rent it! The Denzel Washington action-packed thriller is available under New Releases in both SD and HD in the Video Unlimited Video Store.
Also, This Means War starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon is now available for rent on the service. Get the full details on this week's highlights [Register or Login to view links]
Featured New Releases
John Mayer - Born & Raised
Perma-celebrity John Mayer has always made headlines for his vocal personality and romantic run-ins with some high profile ladies.
Mayer has long fought to keep the focus on his music and fortunately and unfortunately, with Born & Raised, it may be forced to.
Alongside a few public controversies, Mayer has also been struggling with vocal problems similar to Adele's, which require sometimes months of vocal rest and countless doctor's visits.
For that reason, Mayer is "quietly," releasing this album, with no plans for touring and limited public appearances. The story is in the music this time and it speaks in a lovely and concentrated effort without the usual chaos.
If You Like: Jason Mraz, Train, Jack Johnson
Recommended Track: "Queen of California"
Slash - Apocalyptic Love
It's strange to refer to Apocalyptic Love as Slash's, "sophomore effort." The iconic and prolific Guns-N-Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist has only released one solo album in 2010, which featured a bevy of guest vocalists, from Ozzy to Fergie to Kid Rock. Slash mixes it up for the second album, bringing Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy on as sole singer and musical collaborator.
While the idea was tossed around for this to be it's own project, the Slash legacy carries significant weight, and his guitar work are what truly shape the album. No word on if this specific alliance will extend to future albums, but it's almost certain that Slash will be dipping his toes in other projects down the line.
If You Like: Guns 'N' Roses, Alter Bridge, Velvet Revolver
Recommended Track: "Halo"
Kimbra - Vows
By now you've seen or heard Kimbra's name at least a few times, if not a few dozen, as part of the epidemically massive alternative dark horse, "Someone That I Used to Know," by Gotye. Striking while the iron is hot, Kimbra is determined to extend her approx. :34 seconds of fame to make a name in her own right.
Coming out of the gate strong, her vocal abilities truly carry this effort, focusing some experimental musical choices back to center. This is truly just the beginning for Kimbra who, at just 22, very clearly has much more up her sleeve.
If You Like: Imogen Heap, Bjork, Feist
Recommended Track: "Settle Down"
Other Featured Titles Available This Week [5/22/12]
Sara Bareilles - Once Upon Another Time EP
Haley Reinhart - Listen Up
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Kris Allen - Thank You Camellia
The Cult - Choice of Weapon
Jon McLaughlin - Promising Promises
Joey Ramone - " . . . Ya know?"
Aziz Ansari - Dangerously Delicious
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Everybody's Talkin'
JEFF the Brotherhood - Hypnotic Knights EP
Cold Specks - I Predict a Grateful Expulsion
San Francisco Music Club - Love and Freedom
Riverboat Gamblers - The Wolf You Feed
Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts in Snow
Young Man - Vol. 1
Sonnymoon - Sonnymoon
Coming Up Next Week [5/29/12]:
Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour
Sigur Ros - Valtari
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - Here
Soundtrack - Snow White & The Huntsman
Rebecca Ferguson - Heaven
12 Stones - Beneath the Scars
Travis Porter - From Day 1
The Walkmen - Heaven
Ladyhawke - Anxiety
Julia Stone - By the Horns
For Today - Immortal
David Benoit - Conversation
Melody Gardot - The Absence
Joshua Hyslop - Where the Mountain Meets the Valley