September continues with lots of tasty new releases. 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.
Ben Arthur, If You Look for My Heart (sonaBLAST! Records)
The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter (Universal Republic)
The spirited folk/Americana quintet presents a sixth LP; the Avetts perform as the headliner at Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Sun., Oct. 21. Admission is $10 per day in advance ($15 Sat.-Sun., $30 four-day pass). Click here to order.
William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Marco Benevento, TigerFace (Royal Potato Family)
Keys wizard Marco Benevento presents his fourth album of instrumental post-jazz rock, in the vein of Tortoise and Brian Eno, with brighter and more heavily shimmering sonic colors as created by Benevento on acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The album was recorded by Tom Biller (Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement) along with Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell), John McEntire (Tortoise), Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Mike Gordon (Phish) and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas). Listen to "This Is How It Goes" featuring vocals by Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket below.
Kix Brooks, New To This Town (Sony Nashville/Arista)
A solo outing from the former one-half of Brooks & Dunn.
David Byrne & St. Vincent, Love This Giant (4AD / Todo Mundo)
The new brass-infused joint collab from the iconic idiosyncratic musician and the experimental-classy indie piano-rocking songstress; I've been told it's "just not fair," in reference to just how goddamn good it was. Video for "Who" after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases...
Bucky Covington, Good Guys (eOne)
Buke and Gase, Function Falls EP (Brassland)
First single "Hiccup" garnered a "Best New Track" from Pitchfork, which wrote, "it's not hard to imagine a crowd marching behind singer Arone Dyer, punching the air...and echoing along with her mobilising, bodily cry." (Listen below.) This EP of fuzzy indie rock features a cover of New Order's "Blue Monday" originally recorded for a Radiolab episode about colors along with several other color-inspired tracks.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Magic Door (Silver Arrow Records)
Cloudscape, New Era (Nightmare Records)
Daddy Yankee, Prestige (El Cartel Records)
DMX, Undisputed (Seven Arts Music)
Bob Dylan, Tempest (Columbia)
The the rock luminary's 35th studio album features 10 new and original Bob Dylan songs produced by Jack Frost; the release coincides with the 50th Anniversary of his eponymous debut.
Field Report, Field Report (Partisan Records)
The project of Chris Porterfield, who cut his musical teeth as a member of with Justin Vernon and members of Megafaun.
Steve Forbert, Over With You (Blue Corn Music)
Jonny Greenwood, The Master Soundtrack (Nonesuch)
Neil Halstead, Palindrome Hunches (Universal Republic)
Tim Heidecker, Titanic and Other Songs (Orion Read)
A limited-edition, vinyl only release that dropped yesterday
The Helio Sequence, Negotiations (Sub Pop)
First new record in more than four years from the indie experimental-electro alt rock duo. Preview below.
Hoobastank, Fight Or Flight (Open E/EMI)
Patterson Hood, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance (ATO)
IO Echo, Ministry Of Love (IAMSOUND)
The LA-based group led by Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross present a debut record that incorporates unique sonic textures of Japanese koto harps and Chinese violins into a mix of melodic pop, dark 90s-stye industrial music and far eastern elements, loosely dubbed as "New Orientalism." Listen to "When the Lillies Die" below.
The Knack, Rock & Roll Is Good For You Demos (Omnivore)
Aaron Lewis, The Road (STROUDAVARIOUS)
Little Big Town, Tornado (Capitol)
Sophie Madeleine, The Rhythm You Started (Xtra Mile Recordings/ILG)
The sophomore album from the charming, dulcet-toned ukulele-toting British songstress sees its U.S. release. "Oil and Gold" video below.
Miggs, 15th & Hope (Elm City Music/EMI)
The Tampa native led by Don Miggs presents their fifth LP; CD release show at Orpheum on Fri., Sept. 14.
NOFX, Self Entitled (Fat Wreck Chords)
Onuinu, Mirror Gazer (Rocket Science)
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, Theater Is Evil (8Ft. Records)
Lee "Scratch" Perry, Master Piece (MVD)
Pet Shop Boys, Elysium (Astralwerks)
The Pineapple Thief, All the Wars (KScope)
The Presets, Pacifica (Casablanca)
Prototype, Catalyst (Nightmare Records)
The Raveonettes, Observator (Vice Records)
The Danish indie rock duo made up of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo presents a sixth full-length. Newest video "The Enemy" premiered on NPR. Watch below.
Seapony, Falling (Hardly Art)
Sea Wolf, Old World Romance (Dangerbird)
Serpentine Path, Serpentine Path (Relapse)
Snowblink, Inner Classic (Arts & Crafts)
Spheric Universe Experience, The New Eve (Nightmare / Sony / Red)
The Time Jumpers, Time Jumpers (Rounder)
Featuring Vince Gill
Thee Oh Sees, Putrifiers II (In The Red Records)
Tom Tom Club, Downtown Rockers EP (Nacional Records)
The first release of new material by Tom Tom Club in more than a dozen years.
Turbo Fruits, Butter (Serpents & Snakes Records)
A Nashville garage rock outfit signed to King of Leon's own label. Check out a performance of the track "Ain't The Only One Havin' Fun" below.
Various Artists, Fifty Shades Of Grey - The Classical Album (Capitol Records)
The xx, Coexist (Young Turks)
ZZ Top, La Futura (Universal Republic)