The second wave of October music 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.
The Acacia Strain, Death Is The Only Mortal (Rise Records)
All Time Low, Don't Panic (Hopeless Records)
Steve Aoki, Deadmeat Live At Roseland Ballroom DVD (Ultra)
August Burns Red, August Burns Red presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album (Solid State Records)
Bad Books, II ( Triple Crown Records / Favorite Gentleman)
The indie rock supergroup of sorts — which features sweet-voiced singer-songwriter Kevin Devine and chamber rock outfit Manchester Orchestra — present a sophomore album and follow-up to their well-regarded 2010 self-titled debut; II was recorded in Atlanta. Check out the video for "Forest Whitaker" below.
The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour Restored (EMI/Capitol)
The trippy long out-of-print film conceived, written and directed by The Beatles in 1967 has been fully restored by Apple Films for DVD and Blu-ray, with a remixed soundtrack (5.1 and stereo), and various special features, including unseen footage, newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and other members of the film’s cast and crew, and director’s audio commentary recorded by Paul.
Between the Buried & Me, Parallax II: Future Sequence (Metal Blade)
The Birthday Massacre, Hide And Seek (Metropolis Records)
Black Marble, A Different Arrangement (Hardly Art)
Bleeding Rainbow, Yeah Right (Kanine Records)
Blessed Feathers, Peaceful Beasts in an Ocean of Weeds (self-release)
Blut Aus Nord, 777 (Season Mist)
The Calm Blue Sea, Arrivals & Departures (Modern Outsider)
Can, The Lost Tapes (Mute)
Chrome Canyon, Elemental Themes (Stone Throw)
Coheed And Cambria, The Afterman: Ascension (Xenon)
Cold Showers, Love And Regret (Dais)
Converge, All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph)
The Cringe, Hiding In Plain Sight (Listen Records)
Danko Jones, Rock and Roll is Black and Blue (Bad Taste Records)
The Delta Routine, Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares (self-release)
Django Django, Django Django (Ribbon Music)
My new favorite band from Scotland — which has a Beta Band organic-meets-electronic-meets-bizarre fun — enjoys their U.S. debut with their first album. Read what I wrote about them here and check out the video for "Default" (one of my favorite tracks off the album) after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases...
Don Felder, Road to Forever (Rocket Science)
Ellie Goulding, Halcyon (Interscope)
Freelance Whales, Diluvia (Mom + Pop)
After two years and many tours, baroque/synth pop outfit Freelance Whales offer up a new album. According to the description, Diluvia is a record "about the possible survival — or peril — of space-faring humans and other arguably fantastical scenarios. Curiosity over these unknowns has evolved into notions of space exploration, ancient astronauts, dreams, and natural and artificial selection, with new songs building to expansive, atmospheric destinations. Working to evoke both prehistoric and pseudo-futuristic sensations, the record invites listeners to indulge in more elastic thought, perhaps, than it's predecessor." Listen to "Locked Out" below.
He's My Brother She's My Sister, Nobody Dances In This Town (Park the Van)
Hidden Orchestra, Archipelago (Tru Thoughts)
A second record by the ambient experimental quartet, formed around the dueling drum kits, percussion and electronic pads of beat-keepers Tim Lane and Jamie Graham, and rounded out by Poppy Ackroyd's distinctive, multi-faceted violin and piano playing, and Joe Acheson's bass and original samples. "Vorka" below.
In Alcatraz 1962, The Drive (Standby Records)
Inhale Exhale, Movement (Red Cord Records)
Wanda Jackson, Unfinished Business (Sugar Hill)
Kaki King, Glow (Velour Recordings)
KISS, Monster (UMe)
The 20th studio album in KISS' historic career; produced by Paul Stanley with Greg Collins
Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams (Iamsound)
Lo'Jo, Cinema El Mundo (World Village)
Luther, Let's Get You Somewhere Else (Chunksaah Records)
Jeff Lynne, Long Wave (Frontiers)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist (self-release)
MellowHype, Numbers (Odd Future)
MGK, Lace Up (EST19XX / Bad Boy / Interscope)
Pat Metheny, The Orchestrion Project CD/DVD (Eagle Rock)
My Jerusalem, Preachers (The End)
"Nobody ever paid money to see Harry Houdini escape being buried alive," My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein has said about the band's second full-length. "They wanted the small chance of seeing him killed by the weight of the earth on top of him." Thus the concept behind the album from the Austin outfit, intended to lead the listener on a cinematic journey "through a reckless, jagged landscape of Raymond Carver-esque stories." Check out the title track below.
Naytronix, Dirty Glow (Plug)
Meshell Ndegeocello, Pour une âme souveraine (Naive)
A.C. Newman, Shut Down The Streets (Matador)
The singer-songwriter who fronts The New Pornographers.
Night Moves, Colored Emotions (Domino)
Producer/mixer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, Devendra Banhart) helped tighten and brighten the 10-track album by psych rock outfit Night Moves. Listen to the tasty, mildly MGMT reminiscent "Country Queen" below.
PAWS, Cokefloat! (Fat Cat Records)
The Script, #3 (Epic)
Texas In July, Texas In July (self-release)
Ty Segall, Twins (Drag City)
Seven Kingdoms, The Fire Is Mine (Nightmare)
Rick Springfield, Songs For The End Of The World (UMe)
Barbra Streisand, Release Me (Columbia)
Tame Impala, Lonerism (Modular)
Australia's badass, propulsive neo-meets-throwback psych rock outfit presents a much-anticipated follow-up to 2010's Innerspeaker. Check out first single "Elephant" below.
Trash Talk, 119 (Odd Future)
Troubled Coast, Awake and Empty (Pure Noise)
Townes Van Zandt, Absolutely Nothing (Normal)
Suzanne Vega, Close-Up 4: Songs Of Family (Razor & Tie)
Very Be Careful, ¿Remember Me From The Party? (Downtown Pijao)
s the unapologetic valleneto kings return with their 6th studio album exploring the roots of authentic vallenato music in their characteristic style that’s at the same time respectful of the Afro-Colombian traditions while adding high-octane doses of punk unpredictability to the mix.
The Wallflowers, Glad All Over (Columbia)
Xzibit, Napalm (Open Bar)
Zedd, Clarity (Interscope)