The second week of new releases for August. Wow, and suddenly it will be September. Enjoy this steaming hot month while it lasts. And back to the subject at hand ... Info and links for this week’s releases – 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 see releases from the past several weeks…
, This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
The Arkansas pop-rockin' blue-eyed soulful singer-songwriter the winner American Idol
's eighth season returns to indie release methods for his latest and fourth overall.
, Men Who Make The Music/Butch Devo & The Sundance Gig
, Directors of Photography (Rhymesayers)
LA's undergroup hip hop group (producer/DJ Babu and emcees Evidence and Rakaa Iriscience) have been active since the mid-1990s but haven't achieved much success in the U.S., though they had a couple charters in the UK. That could all change with "Show Me the Way," a track off their latest (and first since 2006) that features current buzzing pop-soul artist Aloe Blacc. Check it after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases...
, In The Wild
(Young Turks Recordings Ltd)
The Gaslight Anthem
, Get Hurt
, Songs By Other People
(Paper Bag Records)
Covers album from solo project of Cuff the Duke's Wayne Petti.
, Feeding Fiction
Multi-instrumentalist production duo Intergalactix hails from Australia and is made up Kristian Attard & Serg Dimitrijevic. This is their synth-driven indietronic debut EP. Check out "Dimensions" below.
, The Water[s]
(Cinematic Music Group)
John & Jacob
, John & Jacob
(Major Bob Music)
, The Reckoning
Another American Idol winner, this one of Season 13, presents his post-show solo debut.
, Live From Atlanta
(Liberty & Lament Records)
, I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss
, Get Free (Fueled by Ramen)
Solo debut full-length from the current frontman of Sublime with Rome.
(Old Flame Records / Burger Records)
Seattle-bred The Pharmacy presents a hazy, droney, mellow garage-rock LP with rambling psychedelic melodies, recorded with Kyle Brunette (Night Beats). Take a listen to "Strange" below.
, Curve and Shake
, Rockabilly Riot! All Original
The Silent Scene
EP (Go Entertainment)
, Amid The Noise And Haste
, Dark Horse
(Get Money Gang Entertainment/Universal)
, The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium
Slick-flowing, quick-spitting rappers Issa Dash and AK (The Underachievers) wax on some intellectually stimulating subject matter: disregarding universal negativity, creating your own reality, finding your third eye and becoming enlightened, smoking weed and taking LSD to open your chakras… The Brooklyn-based indie hip hop duo strike to keep the rap game politically, socially and spiritually relevant while spreading a message of love and connection, and have managed to win over critics with their mix of heady bravado and street lexicon; Pitchfork gave last year’s Indigoism
mixtape a fatty 8.0 rating and debut full-length The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium
is already drumming up a mighty buzz with first single “Incandescent,” featuring beat-busting production by Ryan Hemsworth. Album sampler below.
, Make Me Yours
EP (The Native Sound)
, To Him That Wills The Way
The noise-psych-doom outfit from Chicago issues a fourth full-length and first since 2009's GO?, that relates the three-year incarceration of guitarist Julius Moriarty and the separation from his partner, Walking Bicycles' vocalist Jocelyn Summers. According to the release, the narrative "is not a precautionary tale; it is an acquiescent chronicle of redemption garnered through strength and experience, describing not the rise and fall but the fall and rise. Along with Jason Leather (bass) and Deric Criss (drums), the four have musically, lyrically and emotionally captured a story of love and loss, estrangement and reunion, captivity and freedom." Deep. Check out "Impeding Doom" below.
, All You Can Do