Adrenaline Mob – Coverta CD (Elm City)
Adrenaline Mob bring together some of the biggest names in metal and prog metal, from singer Russell Allen (Symphony X), to drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold), to John Moyer (Disturbed) and guitarist Mike Orlando. Coverta is a covers album featuring tracks originally by Badlands, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Dio, The Doors, and Van Halen.
Aina Haina – Aina Haina CD (Badman)
Portland’s Aina Haina (pronounced “Eye-na High-na”) is a power duo that traces its roots back to Hawaii where members Mike Ailes and Dylan Magierek met while attending the University Of Hawaii.
Arkona – Decade Of Glory 2xCD (Napalm)
Double-disc live set from the Russian Pagan metal band, recorded early last year in Moscow.
Devendra Banhart – Mala CD/LP+CD+7” (Nonesuch)
Mala was co-produced by Banhart and his longtime bandmate, Noah Georgeson. The duo plays most of the instruments themselves, using borrowed equipment and a vintage Tascam recorder (often used in early hip-hop recordings) they’d found in a pawnshop. Vinyl version includes CD and bonus 7″.
Biffy Clyro – Opposites CD/2xLP (WB)
Sixth album from the critically acclaimed Scottish trio – originally released overseas last year as a 22-track, double-disc edition – which has now been pared down to a 15-track, single-disc for the stateside release. Vinyl version features 20 tracks.
Bon Jovi – What About Now CD (Island)
Bon Jovi’s twelfth studio album — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe edition adds three bonus tracks.
David Bowie – The Next Day CD (lp 03/26) (Sony)
Bowie’s first studio album in ten years and his 30th studio recording overall — available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes three bonus tracks and is packaged in a digipak sleeve.
Carmen Villain – Sleeper CD (Smalltown Supersound)
Let’s get this out of the way first — Carmen Villain used to be a very successful model. Her face has appeared on the covers of Vogue and Nylon, and high profile cosmetic ad campaigns. It turns out Carmen Hillestad (Carmen Villain) has been a spy in the house of fashion. Behind the scenes, she was channeling her frustrations into a set of songs with a defiantly DIY underground free-rock sound. Now she’s stepping off the glossy page and emerging as a major new songwriting voice and multi-instrumentalist. With acid in her airbrush, she reminds us of This Heat, Bikini Kill, Sonic Youth, Royal Trux.
Eric Clapton – Old Sock CD/LP (Brushbranch/Surfdog)
Old Sock is a collection of some of Clapton’s favorite songs spanning from his childhood to present day that highlights his vast appreciation and knowledge of music, from Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal. The album explores romantic standards of the ‘30s, reggae, soul, rock, and includes a stand out playful collaboration with Paul McCartney.
Durag Dynasty – 360 Waves CD (Nature Sounds)
Debut album from the hip-hop supergroup featuring Killer Ben, Alchemist, Tristate, and Planet Asia. Guests include Prodigy, Phil The Agony, Evidence, Iman Thug and others.