New Releases: Tuesday, 6/5/12

Posted: June 5, 2012 in New Releases

Today marks the day of a new category, segment, or whatever you’d like to label it on The Sound Hound.  Typically, every Tuesday, new music hits the record stores and I’ve always valued getting a heads-up about a new release, so from now on, every Tuesday, (or every Tuesday worth mentioning) I will let you all know about new releases: what’s come out, what to check out, releases that have peaked my interest and so on and so forth.

So, the releases I’m letting you guys know about on this fine Tuesday are as follows:

First and formorst, check out the newest release by The Beach Boys, That’s Why God Made the Radio.  You’ll be blasted back to 1965–it’s like the Beach Boys never left!  This is probably the biggest release of this week, so definitely give this one a listen.

ZZ Top have returned with a 4-song EP, Texicali (very surprising title, boys).  It certainly sounds more like their terrific Eliminator and Tres Hombres music rather than the trashy stuff they’ve released recently.

Patti Smith dropped her first studio album in eight years on June 1st, Banga.

The soundtrack for the upcoming movie, Rock of Ages features covers of songs by Guns n’ Roses, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and lot’s of other 80’s hair metal songs by actors including Tom Cruise.  The best part is these covers actually hit you hard.  Tom Cruise has pipes!

On that note, Def Leppard rerecorded a “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Rock of Ages” and released them on Pour Some Sugar on Me/ Rock of Ages 2012 (Re-Recorded Versions) – Single. 

Garage-rock group from Sweden, The Hives, dropped their first full length release, Lex Hives, in five years and they actually just played a big show at Coachella in California.

Joe Walsh, ex-guitarist of The Eagles, released his well-anticipated solo album, Analog Man.  The album won’t surprise you–it sounds like music Walsh would write, country rock, somewhat reminiscent of The Eagles’ work.

This was a pretty big Tuesday and I can’t offer that for every Tuesday but I will try to compile a good list as often as I can.  I wanted to do this two weeks ago, but for the past two weeks, there have been very few major releases save for John Mayer’s Born and Raised, which is definitely worth a listen.

 Let me know what you think about these releases (again, I’m not necessarily recomending them, but they all intrigued me) and if I missed anything.

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