Round two of new releases in August. I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months.
Blackberry Smoke, Whippoorwill (Southern Ground)
Black Light Burns, The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall (Rocket Science/THC: Music)
The Chant, A Healing Place (Lifeforce)
The Classic Crime, Phoenix (Goomba)
Corb Lund, Cabin Fever (New West)
Dead Can Dance, Anastasis (PIAS America)
Dignan Porch, Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen (Captured Tracks)
A charming lo-fi indie pop/shoegaze dreamy outfit from London that presents the U.S. release of their sophomore offering. Check out the video for the reverb-soaked "Pink Oil" after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases.
The-Dream, Love IV MMXII (Radio Killa/Def Jam)
Dublin Death Patrol, Death Sentence (Mascot Label Group)
Height With Friends, Rock and Roll (Friends/Cold Rhymes)
Insane Clown Posse, The Mighty Death Pop! (Psychopathic)
In This Moment, Blood (Century Media Records)
Kottonmouth Kings, Mile High (12th Street Records)
Kreayshawn, Somethin 'Bout Kreay (Columbia Records)
The rhyme-slinging songstress best known for her viral single, "Gucci Gucci" presents her full-length debut, a mix of pop, hip hop and west coast scuzz. Check out the video for "Breakfast" below.
Loverboy, Rock N Roll Revival (Frontiers)
Lynch Mob, Revolution Deluxe Collection (Cleopatra)
Charlie Mars, Blackberry Light (Rockingham Records)
North Atlantic Oscillation, Fog Electric (Kscope)
Nude Beach, II (Fat Possum)
The Prog Collective, The Prog Collective (Cleopatra)
Featuring performances by John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project), Chris Squire (Yes), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Gary Green (Gentle Giant), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Steve Hillage (Gong), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Tony Kaye (Yes), Colin Moulding (XTC) and and many others.
Rumer, Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic)
Slightly Stoopid, Top Of The World (Stoopid Records)
Smile Smile, Marry A Stranger (Kirtland)
Ben Taylor, Listening (Sun Pedal)
Twitch The Ripper, Colorblind (Metropolis)
Steve Vai, The Story Of Light (Favored Nations)
Various Artists, Just Tell Me What You Want: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac (Concord Music Group)
This Fleetwood Mac tribute features big names in indie rock and pop — MGMT, Best Coast, The New Pornographers, Lykke Li, Washed Out, Tame Impala — covers tunes by Fleetwood Mac. Check out Best Coast's version of "Rhiannon" below.
Various Artists, Songs Of The Century - An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp (Cleopatra)
And here's a musical celebration of progressive art rockers Supertramp featuring new covers of the band's songs by members of Asia, Yes, King Crimson, The Doors, Deep Purple, XTC, Toto, Mr. Mister, Dream Theater, Nektar, Porcupine Tree, and others.
White Violet, Hiding, Mingling (Normaltown Records)
WHY?, Sod in the Seed EP (Anticon/City Slang)
The first recording released since WHY?'s much-lauded 2009 album, Eskimo Snow, the indie hip hop foursome. Check out the title track to their new EP below.
Wild Cub, Youth (Big Light Recordings)
Yellowcard, Southern Air (Hopeless)