Featured New Releases:

Mumford & SonsThe Road to Red Rocks

The globe-trotting Brits are back, just a few months after the colossal release of their sophomore album, Babel. The band unveiled footage of their August 2012 performance at the famous Colorado venue in their video for “I Will Wait,” and have since released a documentary/concert film about the show that was the calm before the Babel storm. This audio version includes live renditions of “Lover of the Light,” and “Ghosts that We Knew,” from the recent album, as well as “Little Lion Man,” and “Awake My Soul,” from their 2010 debut, Sigh No More. Catch them perform this Sunday at The 55th GRAMMY® Awards.

If You Like: Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers
Recommended Track: “Below My Feet”

Jim JamesRegion of Light & Sound of God

Jim James is a man of many hats: from his group of indie rock stalwarts, My Morning Jacket, to his “Yim Yames” album of George Harrison covers, to last year’s “New Multitudes” super group tribute to Woodie Guthrie. Until now, the only branch he hasn’t taken yet is a full album of original solo material, which he now embarks on with Region of Light & Sound of God. Many of Jim’s nuances, mostly his vocals, lace the album with a sense of familiarity, alongside some new stripped electronic instrumentals for a very different kind of album. Jim plays a few release shows this month and kicks off a full tour in April through mid-May.

If You Like: My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Wilco
Recommended Track:  “Know ‘Til Now”

Josh GrobanAll That Echoes

The poster-child for all aspiring choir boys, Josh Groban returns after his 2010 release, Illuminations,  with another set of pop-inspired music. His cross-over success as a traditional singer has earned him respect across multiple musical genres and this album features a few more light-hearted pop tunes that could create some leverage for him, including “Brave,” “Below the Line” and his cover of The Swell Season’s Oscar-winning hit, “Falling Slowly.” He kicks off an overseas tour in April and headlines a whopping three nights at the famous Hollywood Bowl in July.

If You Like:  Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Tony Bennett
Recommended Track: “Brave”

Other Featured Albums Available This Week [2/5/13]

Coheed and CambriaThe Afterman: Descension
Harry Connick Jr.Smokey Mary
Alejandro SanzLa Música No Se Toca
Frightened RabbitPedestrian Verse
RedRelease The Panic
Matt PondThe Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand
EelsWonderful, Glorious
Eugene MirmanAn Evening Of Comedy In A Fake, Underground Laboratory
William MurphyGod Chaser 
Night BedsCountry Sleep
Unknown Mortal OrchestraII
Jewel - Greatest Hits
Tony BennettAs Time Goes By: Great American Songbook Classics

Coming Up Next Week [2/12/13]

Bullet For My ValentineTemper Temper
Jeremy CampReckless
The Lonely IslandYOLO (You Oughta Look Out) (Feat. Adam Levine)
Matt CostaMatt Costa
The Goo Goo DollsRebel Beat
EA Games SoundtrackDead Space 3
EA Games Soundtrack - SimCity
Joni MitchellHits
Ultra Dance 14Ultra Dance 14
The Stone FoxesSmall Fires
Psychic FriendMy Rocks are Dreams
Darwin DeezSongs for Imaginative People
Mother MotherThe Sticks
Pissed JeansHoneys
The ParlotonesShake It Up EP
Veronica FallsWaiting for Something to Happen

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