New Music Tuesday! (Jan. 8): The Living Sisters, Dropkick Murphys, Solange, London Souls & more

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Hollywood Undead, Notes From The Underground (A&M/Octone)


Justice, Helix EP (Ed Banger/Because/Elektra/Vice)


Nolwenn Leroy, Nolwenn (Decca Records)
The French songstress makes her U.S. debut.


The Living Sisters, Run for Cover EP (Vanguard)
LA indie "supergroup" that features Inara George (The Bird and the Bee), Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond), Eleni Mandell and Alex Lilly presents a six-song standards collection featuring sugary, '40s pop-and-gospel-tinged vocal harmonies, old-school instrumentation from drummer Don Heffington (Lone Justice, The Jayhawks) and pedal steel master Greg Leisz, and a sound that calls on the essence of '50s doo-wop, jazz, folk and country. Tracks include an a cappella take on Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and a rather awesome, grrl-stomping re-interpretation of Funkadelic's "Can You Get To That?" Listen to it below.



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London Souls, Here Come The Girls (self-release)
The sophomore LP from the NYC-based rock, soul and blues group.


Conor Maynard, Contrast (EMI)
Described as "a genre-defying blend of innovative R&B, dramatic hip-hop soundscapes, and stadium-scaling pop anthems"; features collabs by such artists as Rita Ora, Pharrell, and Maynard’s mentor, Ne-Yo.


Skinny Molly, Haywire Riot (Ruf Records)


Solange, True EP (Terrible Records)
Another Destiny's Child songstress (and sister to Beyonce) presents her very first EP (and third recording overall). Check out the video for the R&B pop grooves of first single, "Losing You" below.



Thorcraft Cobra, Count It In (Plaza Bowl Records & Tapes)


Chris Tomlin, Burning Lights (sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records)


Twenty One Pilots, Vessel (Fueled By Ramen)


Wooden Wand, Blood Oaths Of The New Blues (Fire Recordings)

The first batch of new releases in 2013! I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus one or two you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months.

Black Veil Brides, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (Lava/Universal Republic)
A rock opera concept album about a group of rebels known as "The Wild Ones" who defend their hearts, minds and bodies against an organization called 'F.E.A.R.' The third effort from Hollywood's glam metal/prog-technical outfit Black Veil Brides is accompanied by a 45-minute film, Legion of Black, presented in a 24-hour online pay-per-view event that will likely be released in some other fashion in the near future. BVB brings the "Wild Ones" tour to State Theatre in St. Petersburg this Mon., Jan. 14.

Broadcast, Berberian Sound Studio Soundtrack (Warp)
The spectral soundscape in Peter Strickland's psychological thriller created by James Cargill and the late Trish Keenan of Broadcast sees its official US release, which was recorded prior to Keenan's untimely passing last year and draws influence from the sounds of avant-garde Italian composers Luciano Berio, Luigi Nono and Cathy Berberian.

Dropkick Murphys, Signed and Sealed in Blood (Born and Bred Records)
The Celtic punk rockers issue their eighth studio LP and second with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show). Bassist and co-lead singer Ken Casey has described it as "catchy, fun, and as sing-along as can be." Dropkick Murphys will be backing the new album with their 2013 "St. Patrick's Day Tour," which hits Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Sun., March 3. Check out the video for "Rose Tattoo" after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases.

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