New Music Releases – April 2013
April 2013 is a busy month for new music releases from all genres: rock, country, pop, you name it. Record Store Day also takes place on April 20 -- the date of which is not lost on us, Mary Jane fans- where mom and pop retail shops offer limited edition releases from all sorts of bands, so be sure and stop into your local indie record store.
The first week of April 2013 is heavy on hard rock, with U.K. rabblerousers Bring Me the Horizon releasing 'Sempiternal,' while those Massholes (meant lovingly) in Killswitch Engage release a new album with their original singer in the form of 'Disarm the Descent.' If you like it loud, but with some melody, those two are essentials. If you like it slightly less testosterone-fueled but still rebellious, may we recommend Alkaline Trio's 'My Shame Is True?' It's smart three-chord punk rock.
April 9's key releases include Paramore, since they have a hot redhead named Hayley Williams for a singer. She's banging. The music is certainly screamo meant for high schoolers, but Paramore gigs are overflowing with hot girls, as well, so you may as well brush up on the lyrics now and head to a show in the future. Country superstar Brad Paisley also doles out a new platter with 'Wheelhouse,' while Disturbed singer David Draiman is trying his hand with a new project, Device, which is rock. Stone Sour, featuring Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor unmasked, offers the second part of their concept set, 'House of Gold & Bones.' Part 2 is a catalyst for getting blood pumping through your veins.
April 16 brings new Willie Nelson -- he's a legend, of course -- and new Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Check that out if you think frontwoman Karen O. is hot in that weird rock chick kinda way.
On April 23, you can get your Mother's Day shopping out of the way with Michael Buble's 'To Be Loved.' Women (especially divorcees) love that guy. So if you have any mature female-oriented shopping to do, there's your easy answer. Horror rocker (and director) Rob Zombie is back with 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor' and while that sounds gross, the music is actually what you'd expect: heavy metal with B-movie kitsch lyrics. And yes, that's Steve Martin, the actor, the Wild 'n' Crazy guy, the Jerk, making music with Edie Brickell. Phoenix will drop 'Bankrupt!,' and the singer of that rock band (Thomas Mars) is married to Sofia Coppola, so has some cred for bagging a babe from a directorial dynasty.
In case you are wondering, Snoop Lion = Snoop Dogg. This is his latest 'Reincarnation,' literally and figuratively.
On April 30, you can get your country on with Kenny Chesney's newest, 'Life on a Rock,' which is another "get it for mom" type of record. Women love the Chez, even though he always looks sweaty.
Here's the complete rundown of some of the worthwhile new music releases for April 2013.
Alkaline Trio, 'My Shame is True'
Bring Me the Horizon, 'Sempiternal'
Cold War Kids, 'Dear Miss Lonelyhearts'
Killswitch Engage, 'Disarm the Descent'
Rilo Kiley, 'RChives'
The Band Perry, 'Pioneer'
The Flaming Lips, 'The Terror'
Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf'
Willy Moon, 'Here's Willy Moon'
Brad Paisley, 'Wheelhouse'
Dawes, 'Stories Don't End'
Face to Face, 'Three Chords and a Half Truth'
James Blake, 'Overgrown'
Olly Murs, 'Right Place, Right Time'
Stone Sour, 'House of Gold & Bones, Part 2'
Iron & Wine, 'Ghost on Ghost'
Meat Puppets, 'Rat Farm'
The Summer Set, 'Legendary'
Willie Nelson, 'Let's Face the Music and Dance'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Mosquito'
Michael Buble, 'To Be Loved'
Rob Zombie, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor'
Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated'
Steve Martin + Edie Brickell, 'Love Has Come for You'
Tate Stevens, 'Tate Stevens'
Guided by Voices, 'English Little League'
Iggy + the Stooges, 'Ready to Die'
Kenny Chesney, 'Life on a Rock'
Tom Kiefer, 'The Way Life Goes'
Got an music release in April 2013 you can't wait to get your hands on? Let us know in the comments.