New Music Tuesday – Songs for Japan, Brit Bands, Hollywood Undead, Jim Jones And More
New music Tuesday again! New albums from some of our friends in England, some Metal, some old favorites putting out the old favorites and a Youtube sensation. Get the scoop on all of it –
—“Songs for Japan”, Various Artists – There’s no new material on this disc. It’s a collection of three dozen hits from random artists, with the proceeds from the sales going to benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross. Some of the artists whose songs were culled for this album include Beyoncé, Rihanna and Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Lady Antebellum, Kings of Leon, U2, and Sting. Plus the Justin Bieber song “Pray“. – This is the CD release. It was unleashed digitally back on March 25th.
—“What If We Were Real”, Mandisa – Another one of the forgotten contestants from “American Idol’s” past. She was a Top 10 finalist on the fifth season. This is her fourth album . . . counting her second disc, which was just a Christmas album.
—“Stairwells”, Kina Grannis – Another YouTube sensation. She got her start by “crashing” the Super Bowl as a contest winner in an old Doritos commercial. Watch that here. And here’s a video for a song from this album, called “Valentine“.
—“See My Friends”, Ray Davies of The Kinks – New versions of old songs with the help of other artists. For example, Metallica joins Ray on “You Really Got Me”, Bruce Springsteen helps on “Better Things”, and Spoon does “See My Friends”.
—“Original Sin”, INXS – New versions of their classic songs. For instance, British rapper Tricky helps on “Mediate”, John Mayer does “Mystify”, Ben Harper is on “Never Tear Us Apart”, and Rob Thomas joins them on the title track.
—“Bone Brothers 4″, Bizzy Bone & Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – A mix-tape.
—“Capo”, Jim Jones – His guests include Game, Wyclef, Ashanti, Prodigy, Raekwon, Cam’ron, and Lloyd Banks.