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New to the Airwaves -Albums out today (August 31st)

New to the Airwaves – Albums Out This Week (August 31st)

By: Sheila Walsh & Dianna Augustine

Can you guys even believe pumpkin spiced flavors are here already? Summer is winding down, but not this fast! The only good things about these hints of Fall breaking through the Summer shenanigans is the arrival of some long-awaited albums we’ve been sitting on for-ev-er. This week’s arrivals are sure to find homes on many a playlist, especially with Troye Sivan, Iron & Wine, and Roseview dropping full-lengths.

This week we’ve got some much anticipated arrivals that has us tapping our toes, crossing our arms, and screeching, “Finally!” We’re sure you can see which ones we think you should grab and which ones we think may deserve a pass… Dive in at your own risk, and let’s hear your picks!

**All dates are for U.S. releases unless otherwise noted. Dates are subject to change.


Aaron Lee Tasjan – Karma For Cheap (New West Records)

Afrojack – Press Play (Wall Recordings)

Alice Cooper – A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris (earMusic)

Alien Boy – Sleeping Lessons (Tiny Engines)

Alkaline Trio – Is This Thing Cursed? (Epitaph)

Amos Lee – My New Moon (Dualtone)

Anna Calvi – Hunter (Domino)

The Band, Music From Big Pink: 50th Anniversary Edition (Capitol)

Beanpole (Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde) – All My Kin (Chimera Music)

Beyond The Black – Heart Of The Hurricane (Napalm)

Big Red Machine – Big Red Machine (Jagjaguwar)

Bishop Leonard Scott – Jesus Loves Legacy (Tyscot)

Black Mirrors – Look Into The Black Mirror (Napalm)

Bun B – Return of the Trill (II Trill Enterprises / Double Dose Entertainment / EMPIRE)

Cast The Stone – Empyrean Atrophy> EP (Agonia)

Chicago – Chicago II: Collector’s Edition (Rhino)

Circles – The Last One (Season Of Mist)

Courtney Hartman and Taylor Ashton – Been on Your Side (Free Dirt Records)

Curren$y – Fire In the Clouds (Warner Brothers)

Daniel Davies – Events Score (Lakeshore)

Darwin Deez – 10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart (Lucky Number Music Limited)

Depeche Mode – A Broken Frame | The 12″ Singles (Sire/Reprise)

Depeche Mode – Speak & Spell | The 12″ Singles (Sire/Reprise)

Dita Von Teese – Dita Von Teese Remix (Record Makers)

Donnie Fritts – June  (Single Lock – Red)

Eminem – Kamikaze (Shady)

Emma Blackery – Villains – (RWG)

Frøkedal – How We Made It (Propeller)

Helios – Veriditas (Ghostly International)

Hellion Prime – Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster (AFM)

IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance (PTKF)

Inspiration Worship – Powerful (Radiate Music)

Iron & Wine – Weed Garden EP (Sub Pop)

Jauz – The Wise And The Wicked  (Independent)

Jesus Culture – Living With A Fire (Live)  (Jesus Culture – Capitol)

Jonathan Jeremiah – Good Day (PIAS)

Ken Mode – Loved (Season Of Mist)

The Kooks – Let’s Go Sunshine  (Lonely Cat)

Madeleine Peyroux – Anthem (Universal Music Division Decca Records France)

Mamaleek – Out of Time (The Flesner)

Mass Gothic – I’ve Tortured You Long Enough (Sub Pop)

Mateo – Some Strange Reason (Young Heavy Souls)

Monte Pittman – Better Or Worse (Metal Blade)

Monte Pittman – Between The Space (Metal Blade)

Muncie Girls – Fixed Ideals (Buzz Records)

Nick Mason [Pink Floyd] –  Unattended Luggage (box set) (Rhino/Parlophone)

Omnium Gatherum – The Burning Cold (Century Media)

Passenger – Runaway (Nettwerk)

Peace – Some Strange Reason (Young Heavy Souls)

The Pineapple Thief – Dissolution (kscope)

Roseview – The Misery In Me

Saintseneca – Pillar of Na (Anti/Epitaph)

Sauce Walka – Drip God (The Sauce Familia)

Set Before Us – Vitae (Eclipse)

Spring King – A Better Life (Universal-Island Records Ltd.)

Steve ‘n’ Seagulls – Grainsville (Spinefarm)

Stillbirth – Annihilation Of Mankind (Unique Leader)

Stone Sour – Hydrograd Deluxe Edition (Roadrunner)

Swingin’ Utters – Love and Peace (Fat Wreck Chords)

Tash Sultana – Flow State (Mom + Pop)

Tatiana Heuman – QEEI (Astro Nautico)

Thou – Magus (Sacred Bones)

Troye Sivan – Bloom [Explicit] (EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd)

U.D.O. – Steel Factory (AFM)

Various Artists – King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller (BMG)

Vineyard UK – Endless Praises (Vineyard UK)

The Vintage Caravan – Gateways (Nuclear Blast)

Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (Atlantic Records)

Wild Nothing – Indigo (Captured Tracks)

WSTR – Identity Crisis (Hopeless)

New Video Out Today:

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas share a new song and video for “CONSTANT PART 1 & 2”. The song and video follows the Peas’ recent string of videos including the most recent “Get It” and “RING THE ALARM pt.1, pt.2, pt.3”. The video for “CONSTANT PART 1 & 2” was directed by and Ernst Weber. The production samples Slick Rick’s “Ladidadi” and also features a cameo from Slick Rick. Check it out below:

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City Girls’ uncensored documentary produced by Quality Control Music in partnership with Mass Appeal hits today! Directed by Marcus A. Clarke, the documentary Point Blank Period follows Quality Control’s newly signed artists as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with their debut album. Exclusive interviews with City Girls’ Yung Miami and J.T., as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, expose the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape.

While the girl’s collaboration with Drake on “In My Feelings” rendered the #1 chart topping song in the country, the girls’ quick ascension from local Miami artists to viral sensations has presented a whole new set of challenges as City Girl J.T. prepares for a looming jail sentence. The documentary covers their struggle to the top as Quality Control’s first female artists and how they plan on coming back stronger than ever after surviving the incarceration of one half of the duo at such a pivotal moment in their career.
J.T. and Young Miami are brash, raw, uncensored with a swagger rooted in the queens who came before them. Their empowered themes were originally put forth by Foxy Brown, Salt N’ Pepa, Khia and friend/Miami-based and mentor Trina whose own influential career help spawn and revolutionize female music and rap.
Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation. Period has been covered by the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, XXL, COMPLEX, FADER and more. Honorable descendants in the lineage of Miami’s legendary music culture, akin to a long history of powerful women in the rap game, City Girls are the next queens to claim the throne.

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