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 PosseThe Mighty Death Pop

YellowcardSouthern Air

David Crowder BandCan You Hear Us?

PolicaDark Star Remix EP

Daniel PowterTurn on the Lights

2 ChainzBased On A T.R.U. Story

Such GoldMisadventures

Kottonmouth KingsMile High

Steve VaiThe Story of Light

Slightly StoopidTop of the World

Jillette JohnsonWhiskey and Frosting EP

Dead Can DanceAnastasis

Charli BaltimorePhilly 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

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