JAN. 29, 2013
Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right (Kanine)
The third album from the Philadelphia's Sarah Everton and Rob Garcia marks their development into a four-piece, with the addition of Al Creedon on guitar and Greg Frantz on drums. While Yeah Right shows the band members pushing themselves further creatively, the sonic influence of My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana can still be felt, as on their last effort, 2010's Prism Eyes. It's no wonder that fans of the group now include Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl.
Local Natives – Hummingbird (Frenchkiss)
The Angelenos not only sell out shows in their hometown (last night at the Fonda and tonight at the El Rey), several of the dates on their upcoming national tour in support of Hummingbird are already sold out as well. Although this is just their sophomore release, they've become such a big part of the L.A. scene that I feel like they've been around for a lot longer than five years. For Hummingbird, the quartet actually ventured outside of Cali to record for the first time in Montreal and Brooklyn. The results, including gorgeous first single "Breakers," are fantastic.
On an On – Give In (Roll Call)
The trio of Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci and Ryne Estwing emerged from Scattered Trees to create an incredible debut in Give In. The album's first two singles, "The Hunter" and "Ghosts," have already amassed hundreds of thousands of plus on SoundCloud and YouTube, but go ahead and listen for yourself. Catch them perform live at the Echo on Friday.
Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob (Warner Bros.)
For over 13 years, the Quin twins have successfully defied genre boundaries selling almost one million albums and touring with acts from Neil Young to Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie. With the release of their seventh studio album, their first in four years, the duo continue to deliver songs you identify with, pulling at your heartstrings and always provoking you to dance.
Also available – Aimee Bobruk's /ba.'brook/; Amor de Dias' The House at Sea; Andrea Bocelli's Passione; Ashanti's BraveHeart; Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite's Get Up!; Blue Sky Riders' Finally Home; Charlie Wilson's Love, Charlie; Chelsea Wolfe's Prayer for the Unborn; Colton Dixon's A Messenger; Destiny's Child's Love Songs (Greatest Hits compilation); Ducktails' The Flower Lane; Elin Ruth's self-titled; Emancipator's Dusk to Dawn; Emmy Rossum's Sentimental Journey; Fiction Family's Reunion; Hatebreed's The Divinity of Purpose; The History of Apple Pie's Out of View; Kris Kristofferson's Feeling Mortal; Lisa Loeb's No Fairy Tale; Mice Parade's Candela; Radar Bros.' Eight; Rock Candy Funk Party's We Want to Groove; Tall Firs' Out of It and Into It; Terri Clark's Classic; Tomahawk's Oddfellows
TV – Although there are still a few more episodes (three, plus the Christmas special) left to air from Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3 here in the U.S., you can pick up the entire season today; Femme Fatales: The Complete First Season; Pan Am – Season 01
Film – The Cold Light of Day stars Henry Cavill (the new Superman), Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis; Speaking of Bruce Willis, the Die Hard: 25th Anniversary Collection comes out today and includes all four films, plus a "Decoding Die Hard" bonus disc; For the kids, there's Hotel Transylvania, with the voices of Adam Sandler and Kevin James, and Wreck-It Ralph, with the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch; Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Tom Waits in Seven Psychopaths
Also available – All Superheroes Must Die; The Awakening; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2; Citadel; The Duelists; Hello I Must Be Going; Noobz; Paranormal Activity 4