New album releases from Cake, Cage the Elephant, Steel Magnolia
The focus on this week will be on new single releases from Britney Spears (read our review here) and Jay-Z/Kanye West, but there are a number of noteworthy albums hitting the streets on Jan. 11, including sets from British Sea Power, Cage the Elephant, Cake and Steel Magnolia.
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British Sea Power, “Valhalla Dancehall” (Rough Trade): Following the experimental 7-song EP “Zeus,” this English indie rock band returns with a new set of often raucous, literate tunes.
Cage the Elephant, “Thank You Happy Birthday” (Relentless): American rock band’s sophomore effort is a wide-ranging affair, spanning aggro-rock to country-leaning acoustic sets. Read our review here.
Cake, “Showroom of Compassion” (Upbeat/ILG): The album, Cake’s first in seven years, was recorded using solar power. No word if that will mean a sunnier outlook for Joel McCrea’s sung/spoken delivery, but he says to expect some piano-based tracks.
Steel Magnolia, “Steel Magnolia” (Big Machine): “Can You Duet” second season coed pair finally releases first full -length album following two top 30 Country singles.
Tapes ‘N Tapes, “Outside” (ibid/Redeye): More alt-pop from Minnesota quartet on its third album.
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
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