This compilation of music inspired by the new Disney filmThe Lone Rangerfeatures a variety of artists including Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Iron & Wine and Iggy Pop. The Longer Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, hits theaters July 3.
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'The Lone Ranger: Wanted' (Music Inspired by the Film)
This compilation of music inspired by the new Disney film The Lone Ranger features a variety of artists including Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Iron & Wine and Iggy Pop. The Longer Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, hits theaters July 3.
Relient K - 'Collapsible Lung'
Pop rock band Relient K is releasing Collapsible Lung, their seventh studio album, today. While Collapsible Lung is more of a pop record than the band's previous albums, its refreshing, upbeat vibe makes it the perfect summer soundtrack. It will hopefully please old fans, as well as help the act gain new supporters. The album also includes a track featuring Owl City. Relient K is playing select dates on this summer's Vans Warped Tour. For more on Relient K, go to relientk.com.
Jon Connor - 'Unconscious State'
Hip-hop and rap artist Jon Connor is releasing his latest album Unconscious State. The project features guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5'9, Freddie Gibbs, Smoke DZA and Danny Brown, among others.
The Leisure Society - 'Alone Aboard The Ark'
English indie rock band The Leisure Society is releasing their third studio album, Alone Aboard the Ark. While the album was available to UK fans back in April, you can finally get in it stores and online in the US today. For more on The Leisure Society, go to theleisuresociety.co.uk.
Never Shout Never - 'Sunflower'
Indie pop band Never Shout Never is releasing their latest album, Sunflower, today on lead singer Christofer Drew's own record label, Loveway Records. Never Shout Never is playing the main stage on Vans Warped Tour all summer. For tickets, go to www.vanswarpedtour.com.
Oliva- 'Raise The Curtain'
Jon Oliva, founder of metal bands Savatage and Jon Oliva's Pain, is finally releasing his first solo album, Raise the Curtain. For more on Oliva, go to jonoliva.net.
Pretty Lights - 'Color Map of the Sun'
After selling out venues around the world, electronic dance music artist Pretty Lights, also known as Derek Vincent Smith, is now releasing his album Color Map of the Sun. "I wanted to make pieces of music that sounded good on a 45, or record, in the back of a record store that would make me jump up and down," Derek told Westword. "I also had sort of brief moments in time, these different moments in musical history that I wanted to emulate, not just in the style, but in the recording process." He even researched what microphones and analog hardware were used during certain time periods to achieve the sound he was striving for. For more on Pretty Lights, go to prettylightsmusic.com.
Joe - 'Doubleback Evolution of R&B'
Doubleback Evolution of R&B is the tenth studio album in 20 years from multi-platinum selling singer Joe. "It's that evolution of trying to evolve, but also trying to go back at the same time," Joe told The Huffington Post about his inspiration behind the album's title. "So I want to take it back and sort of evolve it and hopefully inspire a new generation to want to do that sound of music where it’s more live and organic." The album includes a few collaborations, such as a track featuring Fantasia titled Love & Sex.
'The Way, Way Back' (Music from the Motion Picture)
The soundtrack for the film The Way, Way Back includes songs from Edie Brickell and the Gaddabouts, Trampled by Turtles, Mr. Mister and Robert Palmer. The film, starring Steve Carrel, Toni Collette, Maya Rudolph, AnnaSophia Robb and Liam James, is about a teenage boy's journey of self-discovery while working at a water park during his summer break. The film opens in theaters July 5.
REKS - 'Revolution Cocktail'
Rapper REKS is releasing his latest album Revolution Cocktail today. For more on REKS, go to rekshiphop.com.