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Music Springs Eternal — Our Featured CDs for March

Springtime gives us energy to pursue new passions, rededicate ourselves to old ones and open up to the possibility of fresh discoveries. Tap into that energy with our 5 featured albums for March. Look for these CDs and more in many of our stores.

Read on to find out how to win a free signed copy of A Great Big World’s latest CD.

A Great Big World

Is There Anybody Out There?

Described as a variety show with fresh energy, these two talented music school students-turned-songwriters make up the band A Great Big World. Their debut album is optimistic and inspiring, moving comfortably from show tune styles to indie-folk to torch songs. Included here is the hit single “Say Something,” featuring Christina Aguilera—something you don’t want to miss!

Beck

Morning Phase

After a 5-year break, Beck redraws his creative boundaries with a hypnotic melodic release he describes as “California folk-rock.” Driving beats and catchy ironic hooks are replaced by soulful swooning vocals, ethereal harmonies and intimately crafted songs. He’s deeply enjoying this new direction, and you can feel it. One of his best to date.   

Pentatonix

PTX Volume II

Kicking the energy level up a few notches, a capella quintet Pentatonix rips through originals and covers alike with focused vocal intensity and talent. From winning NBC’s The Sing Off, their star has been on the rise, and if this release is any indication, will continue to climb for the foreseeable future. Their 7-song Daft Punk medley is not to be missed!

The Fray

Helios

Inspired by the joys of marriage and parenthood, The Fray brings us a new release that reflects their evolving lives. Isaac Slade’s vocals are the focal point here, strong, emotive and passionate. Producer Stuart Price (The Killers, Madonna) takes these 11 well-crafted songs and gives them an adrenaline jolt of layered, arena-friendly power.

Aloe Blacc

Lift Your Spirit

Celebratory, spiritual and just plain catchy, Aloe Blacc’s third release seamlessly blends hip-hop, soul and funk with a taste of the islands. After his hit collaboration with Avicii in “Wake Me Up,” Mr. Blacc teams up with a star-studded group of producers including Pharell Williams, DJ Khalil, and Rock Mafia to create a thrilling new album. Turn it up and feel your spirit lifted!

Are you a new music enthusiast too? Got a favorite new band or artist? Tell us in the comments below and you could win one of three autographed CDs from A Great Big World. Comment by April 12 for a chance to win. We’ll choose three comments at random to receive a CD.

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends April 12, 2014, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.