New Tunage – I don’t know why I love “Boom Boom Pow”, but I do. Why?!?

New CD Releases, June 9th: Black Eyed Peas, Sonic Youth, Iron Maiden, Dredg, Aventura, and more!!
Black Eyed Peas “THE E.N.D.” (Interscope)
The R&B/hip-hop ensemble returns with its fifth studio effort. “The E.N.D.”–which stands for “Energy Never Dies”–is the Black Eyed Peas’ first original album since 2005’s “Monkey Business.”
The group–featuring Will.I.Am, Fergie, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo–is off to a quick start with this album. The set’s first single, “Boom Boom Pow,” has already hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
All told, the Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, thanks to such hit songs as “My Humps,” “Pump It” and “Let’s Get It Started.”
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Sonic Youth “The Eternal” (Matador)
Having released its last nine albums through Geffen, the seminal indie-rock act is set to go indie once again as it puts out its latest offering on the Matador label.
“The Eternal” was produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Drive-By Truckers) and marks the debut of former Pavement bassist Mark Ibold as a permanent, full-time member of the group.
Sonic Youth will support “The Eternal” on the road. The 21-city tour is set to begin June 28 in Chicago and will finish up Aug. 2 in Oakland, CA.
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Iron Maiden “Flight 666” (Sony)
This two-disc set documents the legendary metal band’s 2008 world tour, which took the group from Mumbai, India and Melbourne, Australia to San Jose, Costa Rica and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and seemingly everywhere else in between.
In all, Iron Maiden’s “Somewhere Back in Time World Tour” consisted of 23 shows in Asia, Australia, and North, Central and South America in just 45 days, according to a press release.
This double-disc offering serves as the soundtrack to the feature-length tour documentary, “Iron Maiden: Flight 666,” which made its theatrical debut back in April.
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Dredg “The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion” (Dredg)
These Northern California prog-rockers are set to drop their fourth studio effort, something that fans have been waiting for since 2005’s “Catch Without Arms.”
Dredg will support “The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion” during a co-headlining jaunt through North American clubs and theaters with fellow Californians RX Bandits. The trek begins and ends in Southern California; opening night is July 8 in Anaheim, CA, and the closing stand happens Aug. 30-31 in Los Angeles.
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Aventura “The Last” (Sony)
The New York-based, Dominican boy band is back with its fifth album, which follows the 2007 live offering “Kings of Bachata: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden.” The group is known for such Latin radio hits as “El Perdedor” and “Mi Carazoncito,” as well as for serving as the opening act on Enrique Iglesias’ 2008 tour.
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More new releases:
Above & Beyond Presents: Oceanlab, “Sirens of the Sea Remixed” (Ultra)
Nanci Griffith, “The Loving Kind” (Rounder)
Teena Marie, “Congo Square” (Stax)
Johnny Mathis, “Rapture/Romantically” (Collector’s Choice)
Johnny Mathis, “Those Were The Days/Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet” (Collector’s Choice)
Johnny Mathis, “Up Up & Away” (Collector’s Choice)
Rhett Miller, “Rhett Miller” (Shout Factory)
Placebo, “Battle for the Sun” (Vagrant)
Pleasure P, “The Introduction of Marcus Cooper” (Atlantic)
The Rolling Stones, “Emotional Rescue” (Universal)
The Rolling Stones, “Some Girls” (Universal)
The Rolling Stones, “Tattoo You” (Universal)
Todd Snider, “The Excitement Plan” (Yep Roc)
Paul Van Dyk, “Volume” (Ultra)
Various artists, “Originis: Live from Brasil, Nadja and the Assads” (NSS)