Jack Johnson brings the sunshine to the first FOXLight music release roundup of the unofficial summer. Johnson plugs in, yet manages to stay smooth for his latest, To The Sea.
Claymates, if there still are any, will be clamoring for Clay Aiken's Tried & True, a collection of '50s and '60s pop standards and his first on the legendary Decca label.
Treats is the debut from Sleigh Bells, the latest in a recent and continuing trend of indie-rock duos.
Hawthorne Heights explores funk, new wave and country shuffles on their unusually varied effort, Skeletons.
Wake Up The Nation sees former Jam-er Paul Weller rock out with former bandmate Bruce Foxton and The Move's Bev Bevan.
Tift Merritt adds some pop polish to her usual rootsy vibe on See You On The Moon.
Also out this week...
British R&B smash Taio Cruz follows up his record-breaking chart-topping single with his debut album Rokstarr, and helping out is Ke$ha and Ludacris.
Sergio Mendes follows his last two will.i.am-produced efforts with the self-produced Bom Tempo, which retains the modern sheen, and drops a companion, Bom Tempo: Brasil Remixed, at the same time.
Jazz keyboardist Jeff Lorber looks back to look forward on Now Is The Time, which revisits past Jeff Lorber Fusion compositions and recasts them in a modern setting with fresh arrangements.
Molly Hatchet is flirtin' with disaster once again with Justice, twelve new tracks from the brain and guitar of Bobby Ingram.
And on the Reissue Front...
The Yardbirds' classic Roger The Engineer comes to the U.S. in expanded and remastered form, with the original UK stereo and mono mixes...
Get Down With The Philly Sound is a 2 CD or expanded 4 LP set featuring classic tracks from Philadelphia International Records in their original form and remixed, expanded and re-edited from the original session tapes by Euro DJ Dimitri From Paris.
And Sony/Legacy adds to its singles-oriented compilation series Playlist: The Very Best Of with new collections from Bow Wow, Corrosion of Conformity, Charlie Daniels, The Dixie Chicks, Firehouse, Fishbone, Art Garfunkel, Bruce Hornsby, R. Kelly, and Lisa Lisa.
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In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!