*A brand-new studio album featuring 12 previously unreleased studio recordings that total more than 60 minutes of unheard Jimi Hendrix. Ten of these recordings were produced from February to May, 1969, as a sequel to the Jimi Hendrix Experience's groundbreaking 1968 double-album Electric Ladyland. The album features "Valleys Of Neptune," arguably the most sought-after of all Hendrixs commercially-unavailable recordings, as well as arrangements of classic signature songs like [image-2]"Red House," "Fire," and "Stone Free." It also includes unheard studio covers of Elmore James' "Bleeding Heart" and Creams "Sunshine Of Your Love."
Serj Tankian, Elect the Dead Symphony (Reprise / Serjical Strike)
*In case you didn't recognize the name, Tankian is the American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who fronts Grammy Award-winning hard alt rock band, System of a Down; this is his second solo album.
*Florida indie label 24 Hour Service Station has put together this double CD tribute honoring the music of New Order and dedicated to late Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, who died of cancer in 2007; proceeds go to the Salford Foundation Trust's Tony Wilson Awards, which benefits children and young people who demonstrate creative skills or a special talent or ambition in the arts. New Order bassist Peter Hook not only approved of the endeavor but recorded a spoken word tribute to Wilson to introduce the album. Lots of Florida artists are featured on this one, among them, Kites With Lights, Rabbit In The Moon (LA-by-way-of-FL), The Dark Romantics, John Ralston, The Beauvilles, and Sunbears!.