With the last week of September comes a huge boatload of new releases. sees a 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.
As I Lay Dying, Awakened (Metal Blade)
The Bad Plus, Made Possible (eOne Music)
Blackburner, Planet Earth Attack(Cleopatra)
The Casualties, Resistance (Season Of Mist)
Chris Cohen, Overgrown Path (Captured Tracks)
Jason Collett, Reckon (Arts & Crafts)
Crime & The City Solution, An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime - Berlin 1987-1991 (Mute)
Crystal Fighters, Star of Love Remixes (Atlantic Records)
Deadmau5, >Album Title Goes Here< (Ultra)
Mike Dillon, Urn (Royal Potato Family Records)
Django Django, Django Django (Ribbon Music)
Scottish neo-psych pop four-piece Django Django — drummer/producer David Maclean, singer/guitarist Vincent Neff, bassist Jimmy Dixon and synth operator Tommy Grace — enjoy their U.S. with 2012 self-titled first album. Video for "Hail Bop" below.
Dying Machines, Nicht Sprechen (Mush)
Efterklang, Piramida (4AD)
Frightened Rabbit, State Hospital EP (Canvasback/Atlantic)
Another Scottish indie band issues a U.S. release of their latest recording, this one the well-regarded rockers of Frightened Rabbit. Check out a stream preview of the album after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases...
The HillBenders, Can You Hear Me? (Compass)
Lavender Diamond, Incorruptible Heart (Paracadute)
Bettye LaVette, Thankful N' Thoughtful (Anti-)
Levek, Look A Little Closer (Lefse)
Florida's own funky nostalgic songwriter (real name David Levesque) issues his full-length debut.
Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Atlantic)
The M's, Future Women (Polyvinyl)
Medeski Martin & Wood, Free Magic (Indirecto)
Michael McDermott, Hit Me Back (Rock Ridge Music)
Melody's Echo Chamber, Melody's Echo Chamber (Fat Possum)
Mumford & Sons, Babel (Glassnote)
The British folk rock group that skyrocketed to international fame with their debut, Sigh No More, and hits like "Little Lion Man" and "The Cave" issue a much-anticipated sophomore follow-up. Video for first single "I Will Wait" below.
No Doubt, Push and Shove (Interscope)
Olly Murs, In Case You Didn't Know (Columbia)
The Outlaws, It's About Pride (Rocket Science Ventures)
Ozomatli, OzoKidz (self-release)
Pathology, The Time Of Great Purification (Victory)
Phish, 12/6/97: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills MI (JEMP)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, St. Peter and 57th (Legacy)
A four-disc live album featuring guest spots by tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus, My Morning Jacket, Mos Def, Allen Toussaint, actor Ed Helms, Givers, Steve Earle and others.
Tristan Prettyman, Cedar + Gold (Capitol Records)
The model-turned-songstress returns from a four-year recording hiatus — which found her traveling the globe, undergoing vocal cord surgery, ending an engagement, and questioning whether she even wanted to be a musician at all — with a fourth album produced by Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry).
Red Room Cinema, Apsis (New Granada Records)
The Tampa band presents their much-anticipated full-length debut; CD release show this Sat., Sept. 29, at New World Brewery. Album review forthcoming; check out "We Raise Our Eyes Between the Walls of Glass and Steel" below.
Richie Sambora, Aftermath Of The Lowdown (Dangerbird)
Rhys Marsh And The Autumn Ghost, The Blue Hour (Termo Records)
Ricky Skaggs, Music To My Ears (Skaggs Family Records)
Elizabeth Shepherd, Rewind (Linus Entertainment)
The Soft Pack, Strapped (Mexican Summer)
Ben Sollee, Half Made Man (Tin Ear Records)
Angie Stone, Rich Girl (Saguaro Road Records)
Talib Kweli, Prisoner Of Conscious (Caroline Records)
Trapper Schoepp And The Shades, Run, Engine, Run (Side One Dummy)
Ungdomskulen, Secrecy (YAP)
Norwegian experimental-prog outfit Ungdomskulen (which translates as "youth school") presents a full-length album. Check out "Askefast" below.
The Wedding, No Direction (Tooth & Nail)
Patrick Wolf, Sundark & Riverlight (Bloody Chamber Music)
Victor Wooten, Sword And Stone / Words And Tones (Vix)
Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, YOKOKIMTHURSTON (Chimera)
Yes, it's exactly the collaboration you've been waiting for. Or not. It's something, anyway.