Every week, we round up some of the great new Featured Playlists you can find on the Music Unlimited web and mobile apps. Check out the latest below!
Remembering Devo’s Bob Casale
In many ways Devo and Kraftwerk were, initially unknown to each other, on similar man-machine paths. But Devo’s robotic irony masked social protest and their late guitarist, Bob Casale, had the pre-new wave band (launched in 1970!) dovetailing with the punk and synth-pop movements. Casale’s blisteringly cool R2D2-goes-surf-rock playing style presaged British post-punk even as his band led the way towards electropop. He passed away this week at the age of 61.
2014 Brit Award Winners
The BRIT Awards are the UK equivalent of the Grammys and the awards were handed out on February 19 at The O2 Arena in London. The big winners were Arctic Monkeys and One Direction while David Bowie (represented at the event by Kate Moss) and Bastille also took home one of the newly designed trophies.
Featuring: Ellie Goulding, Daft Punk, One Direction
It’s a big week for new releases on PlayStation Store. From critically-acclaimed games such as the new Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, a Final Fantasy beta, and huge discounts on bundled Rockstar Games, there are ton choose from for all.
The newly released Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry sets sail on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Edward Kenway’s first mate, Adewale, is now a trained assassin and finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue without weapons or a crew. So, things could be better.
Also, available exclusively for PS3 is the Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD and Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry Bundle. Get both of these amazing games for one great price!
Last month, Massachusetts duo Aer released a self-titled album, the most cohesive mix of songs from a band that fuses multiple genres in their music, including hip-hop, reggae & indie rock. It should come as no surprise that the playlist they sent us below is just as diverse, from crooners like Jake Bugg to dance jams from Fatboy Slim. Listen to the whole thing here and see the remaining dates on their “Word of Mouth” tour alongside appearances at music festivals like SXSW and Firefly.
Aer Artist Playlist
- Grouplove – “Ways to Go”
- Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
- Jake Bugg – “Taste It”
- Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
- Aer – “Says She Loves Me”
- Cake – “Let Me Go”
- Portugal. The Man – “Purple Yellow Red and Blue”
- Bahamas – “Lost In The Light”
- Jeff Buckley – “Grace”
- Arctic Monkeys – “R U Mine?”
- Norah Jones – “Travelin’ On”
- Dr. Dog – “Rock & Roll”
- Aer – “Won’t Laugh”
- PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Make A Mil”
- Chief Keef – “Every Day”
- Disclosure – “You & Me”
- Gary Clarke Jr. – “You Saved Me”
- John Newman – “Cheating”
- Fatboy Slim – “Praise You”
Guardians of the Galaxy: Chris Pratt leads a cast of ragtag outlaws in what looks to be an action-packed – and hilarious – outer space adventure.
Interstellar crime awaits in these movies: Serenity, Pitch Black
Tammy: While we don’t get a lot of the movie’s story, we do get a lot of Melissa McCarthy in this extended scene from the movie.
Get more of McCarthy in these hilarious films: Bridesmaids, The Heat
Drama… So much drama. But all of it is oh so good. Acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave, the epic Season 3 of Game of Thrones and lots more fill this week’s New Release Recap.
12 Years A Slave: Don’t take our word for it, take the Golden Globes and Oscar nominations this film has under its belt as the proof. Not only is it one of the (or arguably THE) most gripping and powerful films of the year, it’s packed with one heck of an all-star cast, including: Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano and more.
From acclaimed director Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger) comes this moving film based on a true story. In the pre-Civil War United States, free citizen Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is abducted and sold into slavery. Through years living as a slave to a vicious plantation owner (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. It’s only after a chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist that he finds hope to change his life.
Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.
- The 2nd full-length album from indie darlings Phantogram and their biggest shot at mainstream success thus far with the hit, “Fall in Love.”
- Reggae star Sean Paul’s 6th album, featuring guest appearances from Damien Marley, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minajand more.
- American Idol Season 12 winner Candice Glover’s debut album, featuring the singles “Cried” & “I Am Beautiful”
- Cole Swindell’s debut, most akin to his country predecessors Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Kip Moore, with some fun romps like “Brought to You by Beer.”
New Albums Available This Week [2/18/14]:
A few necessities for a great Oscar party:
- Great snacks. If you want to get fancy and create dishes inspired by the movies, well, we can’t stop you.
- Plenty of seating. All your friends aren’t going to fit on that one futon in your living room, dude.
- That you’ve seen at least some of the nominated movies. This one we can help you with.
To help get you ready for the Oscars we’re offering you great deal: For every $20 you spend on movies or TV shows in the PlayStation Store, we’ll give you $5 in SEN wallet cash back*.
So when you buy or rent movies like Captain Phillips, 12 Years a Slave, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and others you will earn SEN Wallet Cash you can use later on to catch American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street and others when they hit PlayStation Store in the coming months.
The best news? There’s no limit to what you can earn. Anytime you spend $20 between now and March 10, 2014 you’ll earn another $5. Vouchers with your total credit will be delivered by March 19th and must be used by March 31st, 2014.
Visit Sony.com/Oscars for more details. Now get back to getting ready for the Academy Awards on March 2nd to see who will win their little statue this year!
*United States and Canada only
Although they currently reside in the uber-hip Williamsburg district in New York, the punk/pop/dance group New Politics are from Denmark. The band’s razor-sharp mix of dance music and anthemic punk has seen them serve as opening acts for Fall Out Boy, Thirty Seconds to Mars, P!nk and Panic at the Disco.
Their uptempo mix of euphoria and aggression has made their tunes ideal for games; appearing in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and NHL 14. Not only did they performed Give Me Hope while at the Live Lounge sponsored by Music Unlimited in San Francisco, but also Tonight You’re Perfect and Harlem that made the fans completely mesmerized.
If you have not seen frontman David Boyd perform, his high energy gets the crowd moving. No doubt, he’s a pretty great breakdancer and definitely not shy when it comes to showing couple of his ultimate moves.
Check-out New Politics’s all-time favorite Playlist on Music Unlimited service here and let us know what you think!
Tagged: live 105, new politics
January was a big month for Sony Entertainment Network. Take a look below and see how the Music Unlimited service continues to grow since the launch of the PlayStation 4, what songs and movies were most popular last month and what Oscar nominees you can already watch and listen to as you get ready for this year’s Academy Awards.
This week’s Staff Pick of the Week, Wadjda is a groundbreaking film that not only the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia it’s also first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director Haifaa Al-Mansour.
Wadjda is an inspiring and touching story about a fun loving 10-year-old girl who has her mind set on a beautiful green bicycle. Now she doesn’t want the bike just to cruise around the neighborhood. The access to wheels will give her the ability to beat her friend Abdullah in a race. Even without the blessing of her mother, who sees bicycles as a danger to a girl’s virtue, Wadjda looks to win a school competition to earn the money to make the purchase. Will she do it? You only can find out by watching the film. Check it out now on the PlayStation store today!