New Releases: JC Chasez, Liars, Tony Touch, Young Gunz, Orgy, Blindside, Tantric, Butterfly Boucher & More

'NSYNC member is latest to go solo, with Schizophrenic.

JC Chasez may be Schizophrenic these days, but it seems to be working in his favor. The ‘NSYNC member’s solo debut album gets Chasez close to the ladies on the singles “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)” and “Some Girls (Dance With Women).”

Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante releases another solo album this week. The ambient Shadows Collide With People drops alongside Liars’ second proper, and darker, album, They Were Wrong So We Drowned. Inspired by folklore, fairy tales and witch hunts, the album opens with the track “Brocken Witch,” which takes its name from Walpurgisnacht, the night that witches take their broomsticks out for a spin on Germany’s Brocken mountain.

Tony Touch’s Piece Maker II features the embarrassment of riches in the form of Snoop, P. Diddy, Method Man, Redman, N.O.R.E. and Fat Joe. Meanwhile, Young Gunz’s Tough Luv is another cameo jackpot. Chingy, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana and Beanie Sigel all roll through the album.

Error, a band featuring members of Bad Religion, Nine Inch Nails and Dillinger Escape Plan, and their self-titled album share shelf space this week with Orgy’s Punk Statik Paranoia and Cannibal Corpse’s Wretched Spawn.

And, finally, from the cutesy-free title files, Royce da 5’9″ reminds us that Death Is Certain.

Out Tuesday, February 24:


  • 90 Day Men – Panda Park (Southern)
  • Johnny A. – Get Inside (Favored Nations)
  • Anathema – A Natural Disaster (Koch)
  • The Battlefield Band – Out for the Night (Temple/Rounder)
  • David Berkman – Start Here, Finish There (Palmetto)
  • Andy Bey – American Song (Savoy Jazz)
  • Eric Bibb, Rory Block and Maria Muldaur – Sisters & Brothers (Telarc)
  • Blank & Jones featuring Robert Smith – A Forest (Water Music)
  • Blasters – Live: Going Home (Shout! Factory)
  • Blindside – About a Burning Fire (Elektra)
  • Butterfly Boucher – Flutterby (A&M)
  • Randall Bramblett – Thin Places (New West)
  • Jonatha Brooke – Back in the Circus (Bad Dog)
  • Paul Brown – Up Front (GRP)
  • Cannibal Corpse – The Wretched Spawn (Metal Blade)
  • Jen Chapin – Linger (Hybrid)
  • JC Chasez – Schizophrenic (Jive)
  • Read: “JC Chasez Learns To ‘Shake It’ Like A Polaroid Picture On Schizophrenic
    Buy Now: Schizophrenic (Jive)
  • The Cooper Temple Clause – Kick Up the Fire and Let the Flames Break Loose (RCA)
  • Ferry Corsten – Right of Way (Moonshine)
  • Darol Anger and the American Fiddle Ensemble – Republic of Strings (Compass)
  • Dervish – Spirit (Compass)
  • En Vogue – Soul Flower (33rd Street)
  • Error – Error (Epitaph)
  • Evening – Other Victorians (Lookout!)
  • Falling Up – Crashings (BEC/Tooth & Nail)
  • Frames – Set List (Anti)
  • John Frusciante – Shadows Collide With People (Warner Bros.)
    Buy Now: Shadows Collide With People (Warner Bros.)
  • God Awfuls – Next Stop, Armageddon (Kung Fu)
  • John Gregory – Pictures From Home (Atlantic)
  • Hasmik Harutyunyan – Armenian Lullabies (Rounder)
  • Roy Haynes – Fountain of Youth (Dreyfus)
  • Skip Heller – Fakebook (Hyena)
  • Van Hunt – Van Hunt (Capitol)
  • Hypocrisy – The Arrival (Nuclear Blast)
  • Janis Ian – Billie’s Bones (Oh Boy!)
  • Ingram Hill – June’s Picture Show (Hollywood)
  • Bob James – Take It From the Top (Koch)
  • Paul Kelly – Ways & Means (spinART)
  • Kelsang Chukie Tethong – Voice of Tara (Narada Jazz)
  • Kutless – Sea of Faces (BEC/Tooth & Nail)
  • Lamb – Between Darkness and Wonder (Koch)
  • Liars – They Were Wrong So We Drowned (Mute)
  • Luomo – The Present Lover (Kinetic)
  • Madcap – Under Suspicion (Victory)
  • Anne McCue – Roll (Messenger)
  • Brad Mehldau – Anything Goes (Warner Bros.)
  • Minus 5 – In Rock (Yep Roc)
  • Steve Morse – Major Impacts 2 (Magna Carta)
  • Orgy – Punk Statik Paranoia (D1)

    Buy Now: Punk Statik Paranoia (D1)
  • Outernationalists – Ethnomixicology (Six Degrees)
  • Peter, Paul and Mary – In These Times (Rhino)
  • Grant-Lee Phillips – Virginia Creeper (Zoë/Rounder)
  • Poozies – Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass)
  • Dirk Powell – Time Again (Rounder)
  • Primal Fear- Devil’s Ground (Nuclear Blast)
  • Prong – Scorpio Rising (Locomotive)
  • Ramon Valle – No Escape (ACT/HighNote)
  • Royce da 5’9″ – Death Is Certain (Koch/In the Paint)
  • Scars of Tomorrow – Rope Tied to the Trigger (Victory)
  • The Shoghaken Ensemble – Traditional Dances of Armenia (Rounder)
  • Sly & Robbie/Mad Professor – The Dub Revolutionaries (Sanctuary/Ras)
  • Rick Springfield – Shock Denial Anger Acceptance (Red Ink)
  • Superlitio – Tripping Tropicana (BMG)
  • Tangle Eye – Alan Lomax’s Southern Journey Remixed (Zoë/Rounder)
  • Tantric – After We Go (Maverick)
  • Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit – Whiskey Store Live! (Telarc)
  • Tony Touch – Piece Maker II (Touch/Koch)
  • Vast – Nude (456)
  • Visionaries – Pangaea (Up Above)
  • The Washdown – Yes to Everything (Lookout!)
  • Robin and Linda Williams – Deeper Waters (Red House)
  • Young Gunz – Tough Luv (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam)
  • Various artists – Africa Straight Ahead (Heads Up/Telarc Jazz)
  • Various artists – Bellydance Superstars Vol. II (Ark 21)
  • Various artists – Clublife 2 (System)
  • Various artists – Music as a Weapon II (Reprise)
  • Various artists – Pure Progressive (Water Music)
  • Various artists – Suite Royal: St. Moritz, Vibes Vol. II (Milan)
  • DVD: David Cassidy – Live in Concert (Image Entertainment)
  • DVD: Various artists – Cuban Hip Hop All-Stars (Raptivism)
  • DVD: Various artists – Ministry of Sound: Annual 2003 (Image Entertainment)

March 2:


  • Black Sabbath – Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath 1970-78 (Rhino)
  • Cee-Lo – Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine (Arista)
  • The Get Up Kids – Guilt Show (Vagrant)
    Buy Now: Guilt Show (Vagrant)
  • Hootie and the Blowfish – The Best of Hootie and the Blowfish 1993-2003 (Atlantic)

March 9:


  • BT – Music From and Inspired by the Film “Monster” (Digital Sound)

March 30:

April 6: