ROCKQUEENS OF THESTONE AGE"My God Is the Sun" (3:39)Producers: Joshua Homme, Queens of the Stone AgeWriters: Queens of the Stone AgePublishers: variousMatador RecordsJosh Homme and his dust-spewing rock cronies power back with the first single off .Â .Â . Like Clockwork, QOTSA's first album in six years. "My God Is the Sun" is an appropriately gnarly, 4/4 monster, recalling their hardest-hitting
COUNTRYTATE STEVENS"Power of a Love Song" (3:11)Producer: Blake ChanceyWriters: Jeremy Bussey, Bradley Gaskin, Marcus Franklin JohnsonPublishers: variousSyco Music/RCA NashvilleAfter winning over "X Factor" viewers, Stevens is taking his first stab at the mainstream country market with ballad "Power of a Love Song," about, natch, the power of a love song. The strength behind Stevens' Garth Brooks
ALTERNATIVEyouth lagoon"Dropla" (5:56)Producer: Ben AllenWriter: Trevor PowersPublisher: Royalty NetworkLabel: Fat Possum RecordsTrevor Powers titled his 2011 debut The Year of Hibernation, which perfectly described his intimate electro-pop. Two years later, the Youth Lagoon mastermind has emerged from that wintry headphone isolation: "Dropla" is more organic and visceral, with live drums groundi
Far*East Movement, the Los Angeles electro/hip-hop outfit behind such hits as "Like a G6" and "Rocketeer," is looking beyond the dancefloor and hopes to inspire a whole new movement with its latest album, "Dirty Bass."