It’s an exciting week for the Music Unlimited service! We launched the service in our 18th country, Mexico, and are offering you a chance to win tickets to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with the Music Unlimited Playlist Challenge. Find the entire download on the Sony Entertainment Network blog, but below is a quick update on this week’s artist highlights:
Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell & Angels
After his death in 1970, Jimi Hendrix has been experienced almost as much as or more than during his lifetime thanks to an invested interest in gathering the recordings he was actively working on. While many of the posthumous releases include re-mastered or live versions of album tracks, People, Hell & Angels features 12 un-released tracks intended to be the follow up to Electric Ladyland. While we may never know exactly what his plans were, the tone of the album and the structure of the songs give insight to the creative direction Hendrix was headed and gives us an opportunity to celebrate his talent even 43 years after his death. Want more Jimi Hendrix? Check out our Artist Rewind: Jimi Hendrix Channel featuring songs across his entire catalog now!
If You Like: The Doors, Santana, Pink Floyd
Recommended Track: “Somewhere”
Luke Bryan – Spring Break . . . Here To Party
Country party-boy Luke Bryan is back with the 5th installment of his Spring Break series, which he has launched during March every year since 2009. The tracks are pretty standard fare, including titles like “Buzzkill,” “If You Ain’t Here to Party,” “Sorority Girl” and “Cold Beer Drinker.” He may be in his 30’s with two kids, but this dad knows how to kick off a party right, with a country flare.
If You Like: Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney
Recommended Track: “Shore Thing”
How to Destroy Angels_ – Welcome Oblivion
Trent Reznor, best known as the frontman for Nine Inch Nails, has never kept himself inside a box. The group’s massive success just propelled Reznor further, exploring collaborations with artists like Marilyn Manson and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as creating the critically acclaimed, GRAMMY and Oscar winning soundtrack to The Social Network. Reznor’s sound has become a benchmark for the digital age, exploring the sounds and scapes of electronic influence. Welcome Oblivion has a similar tone, although this time including female vocals from his wife, Mariqueen Maandig. Alongside creative collaborator Atticus Ross & art director Rob Sheridan, How to Destroy Angels gives NIN fans a familiar taste with a fresh perspective.
If You Like: Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Godspeed You! Black Emporer
Recommended Track: “Hold On”
Other Albums Available This Week (3/5/13)
Michael Buble – “It’s a Beautiful Day (single)”
Brad Paisley – “Beat This Summer (single)”
Rhye – Woman
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
Kate Nash – Girl Talk
The Replacements – Songs For Slim
3OH!3 – “BACK TO LIFE (single)”
Various Artists – Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012, Vol. 3
The Lovely Bad Things – The Late Great Whatever
They Might Be Giants – Nanobots
Marcus Canty – This is Marcus Canty EP
Cold Specks – When The City Lights Dim
Son Volt – Honky Tonk
Brooke Waggoner – Originator
Chris Medina – Letters To Juliet
In addition, we have a ton of great television series and hit movies releasing this week on the Video Unlimited service and inside the PlayStation Store!
Playing for Keeps stars Gerard Butler as George, a retired soccer pro whose glory days are behind him. Burnt out on his playboy lifestyle and bankrupted by a string of bad investments, he moves back to Virginia to reconnect with his estranged ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and neglected son (Noah Lomax). Rent Playing for Keeps or own in stunning HD today!
In TV, Vikings Season 1 debuted by introducing us to the extraordinarily complex and violent world of the Norsemen. This scripted series reveals the gripping sagas of historical hero Ragnar Lothbrok whose mystical nature and devotion to the gods feeds his stealthy maneuvers and determination to become King of the Vikings. Be one of the first to own your copy of the pilot in stunning HD available on the Video Unlimited service.
Grimm Season 2 returns from its midseason hiatus this Friday where the search will intensify for the key as Captain Renard finds Nick’s trailer and makes a surprising alliance. With Rosalee’s help, Monroe informs Nick that they might be able to stop what’s going on with Renard and Juliette before it goes too far. Catch up on Season 2 by visiting the Video Unlimited service and be prepared for the final episodes of this exciting classic fairy tale drama.
There are also lots of movies available to be rented this week, including Wreck-It Ralph! Visit the video store on your Sony Entertainment Network compatible devices, or simply visit the Sony Entertainment Network web store, to see all the hot new releases in movies and TV.