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New Music Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Young talent and experienced, old school performers compete for your ears in this week’s New Releases. Soprano Jackie Evancho’s blossoming talent, the Emily’s Army teens, name-bending Com Truise, and British singer-songwriter Emmy the Great would like your attention. And not to be forgotten are popular musicians Madeleine Peyroux, Paul McCartney, Sebadoh and Lenny Kravitz, who have something new (or a spiffy re-issue) ready for you. Luckily you can try them all on Rdio, so sample this week’s music in our New Music Tuesday playlist and find your next favorite album or artist.

Playlist Notes

  • Bad Meets Evil, Hell: The Sequel:
    Two hyper-successful Detroit rappers, Eminem and Royce Da 5’9”, keep it interesting by joining forces and expanding on the original Bad Meets Evil, first introduced on the Slim Shady LP. But which is bad and which is evil?

  • Emily’s Army, Don’t Be A Dick: You could call Emily’s Army Green Day 2.0. After all, this teen group is wrapped up in pop punk history — their drummer is son to Green Day guitarist (and proud papa) Billie Joe Armstrong, who also produced the album.

  • Junior Boys, It’s All True: The Canadian electronica team conquer their fourth album in almost 10 years with docile beats and a mellow vibe.

  • Skylar Grey, Dance Without You: Skylar Grey released her first album in 2006 (under the name Holly Brook), but it wasn’t until recently that her writing contributions to the Eminem and Rhianna track Love the Way You Lie earned her a Grammy nomination and some long-awaited recognition. Her new full-length album is coming this fall.

  • Vetiver, The Errant Charm: If you read last week’s Sub Pop Records blog post, you might recognize this band’s name from their artist roster. Transplanted from North Carolina to San Francisco, Vetiver’s folksy rockers have every reason to be proud of their fifth album’s meandering melodies.

∞  June 14, 2011 — 12:00AM