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New Music Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trey SongzGorillazMickey Moonlight

Last week’s new music picks were from a legendary and storied bunch of musicians, and this week’s New Releases are no slouch either. You’ll find the 1990’s-created Gorillaz, Smashing Pumpkins and Reel Big Fish reissues, as well as relative newcomers like Mickey Moonlight, Hot Chelle Rae and Sharon Van Etten. Cruise this week’s New Releases and discover something new.

Playlist Notes

  • Trey Songz, Inevitable
    A precursor to his next album, Chapter V, this 5-song EP is ripe with Trey Songz' trademark suave, loverboy musings.

  • Smashing Pumpkins Reissues, Gish and Siamese Dream
    One of the nineties' most prestigious alt-rockers, the Smashing Pumpkins see two of their seminal works reissued this week. Gish and Siamese Dream are presented in remastered glory and also feature a variety of demos, new versions, mixes and beyond.

  • Tiësto & Steve Aoki, “Tornado”
    Los Angeles party-starter and Dim Mak head Steve Aoki teams up with ultra-famous Dutch producer Tiësto to create a dance single that blends their electronic sensibilities.

  • Gorillaz, The Singles Collection 2001-2011
    Started in 1998 by former Blur front-man Damon Albarn and comic book artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz was the virtual band that could. This retrospective of singles goes to show how much sway a digi-group can have.

  • Hot Chelle Rae, Whatever
    Whatever is the perfectly-timed second studio album from Nashville quartet Hot Chelle Raw — the group just walked away from the American Music Awards as New Artist of the Year. If you missed their pop country stylings, now is your chance to give them a try.