PlayStation Video and Music Unlimited Updates 21 February 2012

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A pretty big release list for Music unlimited this week starts things off including a featured release of Some Nights by Fun (you know them from the song We Are Young in the Chevy new releases on music and video umlimitedSonic commercials with the bungie jumping and the kick flipping).

Featured New Releases

Fun. – Some Nights

In what is already one of the biggest surprises of the year, Fun. has catapulted into notoriety through a series of fortunate events, including a cover of “We Are Young” done on a recent episode of Glee and major placement in a car commercial. These events don’t always lead to fame, but the electricity of the song and the whole album are undeniable. The melting pot of members originally from The Format, Steel Train and Anathallo provide a vast background and creates theatrical romp through different genres, themes and yes, even auto-tune. All eyes are on Fun these next few months as the possible Foster the People-esque indie “dark horse” in 2012.
If You Like: The Format, Panic at the Disco, Steel Train
Recommended Track: “Some Nights”

Tyga – Careless World: Rise of the Last King

The latest Young Money Cash Money export jumped from Pete Wentz’s dance-y Decaydance label to one of the most iconic hip-hop labels in music. Four singles deep at release, the buzz is high after the third single, “Rack City” reached platinum after originally a mix-tape cut that almost didn’t make onto the album. Tyga enlisted the best of the best to join, including Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Big Sean and Chris Brown and more to help chart this “king” to hip hop royalty.
If You Like: Usher, Drake, Timbaland
Recommended Track: “Celebration (ft. T-Pain)”

Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror

In their last album, Treats, Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller, a producer, wrote the majority of the songs without the influence of a much more pop-seasonsed Alison Krauss. The noisy aesthetic of their first record was quickly polished by Krauss on Reign of Terror, providing more structure and attainability. With the buzz of the first album under their belt, they were able to hit the ground running on promotion, including major iTunes push and last weekend’s performance on Saturday Night Live.
If You Like: The Ting Tings, Deerhunter, Girls
Recommended Track: “Comeback Kid”

Other Featured Titles Available This Week (2/21/12)

Sinead O’ ConnorHow About I Be Me (and you be you)?
Imagine DragonsContinued Silence EP
Damien JuradoMaraqopa
Skrillex & The Doors – “Breakn’ A Sweat (single)”
B.o.B. – “So Good (single)
Katy Perry – “Part of Me (single)
Jose Gonzales – “Crosses (Howell and Norman Remix)(single)
Release the SunbirdImaginary Summer EP
Quantic & Alice RussellLook Around the Corner
PrincetonRemembrance of Things to Come
Onward, SoldiersMonsters
Frankie RoseInterstellar
CursiveI Am Gemini

Coming Up Next Week (2/28/12)

Jay Farrar, Yim Yames, Will Johnson, Anders Parker – New Multitudes
Usher – “Climax (single)”
Meat Loaf – Hell In A Handbasket
Deer Tick – Tim – EP
Anais Mitchell – Young Man In America
Carrie Underwood – Good Girl (single)
Craig Morgan – This Ole Boy
Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled With Light
Carolina Chocolate Drops – Leaving Eden
Geographer – Myth
Jason Mraz – Love is a Four Letter Word
Estelle – All Of Me
Chiddy Bang – Breakfast
Too $hort – No Tresspassing
SB – Privileged
Amy Ray – Lung of Love
Lee Bannon – Fantastic Plastic
The Cranberries – Roses

Over at video Unlimited things are a bit more sedate, at least in terms of volume of output.

New Releases welcomes J. Edgar this week, starring Leonardo Di Caprio in the titular role. The latest film by acclaimed director Clint Eastwood focusing on the career of one of the FBI’s most famed bureau directors. Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas and Judi Dench round out the cast.

Justice League: Doom hits Movies a week before it’s available on DVD and Blu-ray. Be the first to own this animated adaptation of the classic JLA story arc Tower of Babel, where Ra’s al Ghul steals files from Batman that enables him to take out members of the Justice League. Buy it in either 1080p HD or SD and receive bonus features at the end of the film!

You’ll find Tower Heist is now available in Rent Now. This comedy crime caper follows Ben Stiller leading a band of scorned workers who seek revenge against a shrewd businessman played by Alan Alda. As an ex-con, Eddie Murphy plays consultant to the team.

New Release Movies

US Store: J. Edgar, Justice League: Doom, Honey 2, The Hagstone Demon, The Son of No One, War of the Arrows, The Mighty Macs, and many more.

Canada Store: J. Edgar, In Time, London Boulevard, Nothing to Declare, Concrete Circus, War of the Arrows, The Way, Fireflies in the Garden, Honey 2, Café de Flore, The Rebound, Puncture, The Mighty Macs, Chalet Girl, and many more.

Just In TV

US Store: Cougar Town: Season 3, Survivor: One World, The Amazing Race: Season 20, Top Guns: Season 1, Lab Rats: Season 1, Top Shot: Season 4, Ice Loves Coco: Season 2, Khloe & Lamar: Season 2, Cold Diggers: Season 2, 19 Kids & Counting, and many more.

Canada Store: Cougar Town: Season 3, An Idiot Abroad: Season 2, Camp Woodward: Season 5, and many more.

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