New Tunage – The only one of these releases that I have heard is the Julianne Hough, so you re on your own this week!!

New CD Releases, May 20: Foxboro Hot Tubs, 3 Doors Down, Donna Summer…Scarlett Johansson?!?
Foxboro Hot Tubs “Stop, Drop and Roll”
Things are heating up for the Foxboro Hot Tubs, an alter ego of platinum-plus-selling punk-rockers Green Day [ tickets ]. The band is now ready to issue its debut album under the Hot Tubs moniker–“Stop, Drop and Roll.”
The Green Day guys admitted last month that they are the secret identities of the Foxboro Hot Tubs. What’s the difference between the two bands? Fans can find out by listening to the new album, which features the hit single “Mother Mary,” or they can go see the Hot Tubs in concert. The group kicks off an eight-show, small-venue trek today (5/19).
Meanwhile, there’s no word as to when Green Day will release a follow-up to 2004’s multi-platinum-selling “American Idiot,” which topped The Billboard 200 chart and won a Grammy for Best Rock Album.
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3 Doors Down “3 Doors Down”
The popular alt-rock act, which has sold more than 13 million records to date, returns with its eponymous fourth album. The group reportedly spent 11 months in the studio working on the set, which follows the 2005 chart-topper “Seventeen Days.”
The lead single from the new record is “It’s Not My Time,” which is already a radio hit. The band did, however, previously release one track from the set–the song “Citizen Soldier”–which was used in 2007 as part of a major promotional campaign for the National Guard.
The Mississippi/Nashville-based group will support “3 Doors Down” on tour with fellow alt-rockers Hinder and Staind. The trek kicks off with a Fourth of July show in Michigan.
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Donna Summer “Crayons”
The ’70s disco queen returns with her first studio album in 17 years. Her previous batch of new material came with 1991’s “Mistaken Identity.”
The 12 tracks on “Crayons”–all co-written by Summer–cover everything from pop to world music to retro-modern dance. For this project, she worked with such big-name producers and writers as Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen) and Evan Bogart (Rihanna).
Summer will tour throughout the summer in support of “Crayons.” The trek begins June 24 in Nashville.
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The Dresden Dolls “No, Virginia”
The indie cabaret duo–pianist Amanda Palmer and drummer Brian Viglione–is set to release a follow-up to 2006’s critically acclaimed “Yes, Virginia.” “No, Virginia” is a collection of b-sides, rarities and covers (including one of the Psychedelic Furs’ “Pretty in Pink”). The twosome is currently on the road, conducting a 10-city tour in support of the new album.
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Scarlett Johansson “Anywhere I Lay My Head”
The Hollywood star turns to the songbook of Tom Waits with her debut CD. “Anywhere I Lay My Head” features Johansson covering 11 Waits numbers, including “Town With No Cheer,” “I Wish I Was in New Orleans” and “Song for Jo.”
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More new releases:
Bun B, “II Trill” (Rap-a-Lot)
James Carter, “Present Tense” (Emarcy)
Flobots, “Fight With Tools” (Universal)
Julianne Hough, “Julianne Hough” (Mercury Nashville)
Mason Jennings, “In the Ever” (Brushfire)
William Joseph, “Beyond” (Warner Bros)
King’s X, “XV” (Inside Out)
Sonny Landreth, “From the Reach” (Landfall)
Mates of State, “Re-Arrange Us” (Barsuk)
Jesse McCartney, “Departure” (Hollywood)
Pat Metheny, “Tokyo Day Trip–Live EP” (Nonesuch)
John McLaughlin, “Floating Point” (Abstract Logix)
Orchestra Baobab, “Made in Dakar” (Nonesuch)
The Yellowjackets, “Lifecycle” (Heads Up)
Soundtracks and scores:
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (Concord)