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New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

We’ve got some treats in this list this week, some duds, but new music always gives me good feelings. Especially if you are trying to escape the crazy news of what Trump has done this week, what celebrity had a melt down, and possibly that Kathy Griffin photo debacle. 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,  

ALBUM RELEASE CALENDAR June 2nd, 2017

’68Two Parts Viper (Cooking Vinyl)

Adrenaline MobWe The People (Century Media)

All Time LowLast Young Renegade (Fueled By Ramen) 

Recommendation #1

alt-J – Relaxer (Canvasback/ATL)

After teasing their debut single “3WW” via binary code, Alt-J set their next era ablaze. Relaxer is due out today, but “3WW” and “In Cold Blood” have been out and about since March, keeping fans somewhat at bay. Their website was soon turned into a video game, soundtracked by “3WW,” to keep eager Alt-J enthusiasts busy until June 2nd. All I can say is if you don’t know about Alt-J, you just don’t get it. Relaxer should help.

Amber ArcadesCannonball (Heavenly Recordings)

Amber CoffmanCity of No Reply (Columbia)

A Thousand HorsesBridges (Big Machine)

A Trust UncleanParturition (Basick Records)

Ayron JonesAudio Paint Job (Sunyata Records)

The Band CAMINOHeaven (Dolla Slice)

Beach FossilsSomersault (Bayonet Records)

Benjamin Booker Witness (ATO Records)

Benya BarshaiTime Stills (Indie)

Recommendation #2

BleachersGone Now (RCA Records)

I don’t know about you, but it seems like Jack Antonoff was made for the music business. The producer, multi-instrumentalist, and all-around, jack-of-all-trades handyman is everywhere, from releasing his own album, Gone Now, to producing the latest from Lorde, Melodrama. Whether you’re a long-time fan, I’m talking old-school die-hard from the Steel Train days, a Fun. fan, or a newcomer, Bleachers is sure to claim a spot on some AOTY lists, as well as wear the crown for indie album of the summer.

Brandon BeeSongs From the Sky (Indie)

ByzantineThe Cicada Tree (Metal Blade)

Camille Oui (Because Music)

CarnivoreCarnivore Reissue (Metalville)

CelebrationWounded Healer (Bella Union)

Charlie Fink Cover My Tracks (Hangman Records)

Chastity Belt I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art)

Christina GrimmieAll Is Vanity (Indie)

Cowbell Haunted Heart (Too Much To Offer Productions, LLC)

CrazyEightyEight No Words Spoken (CrazyEightyEight)

Crimson GloryTranscendence Reissue (Metalville)

Coldplay –  Kaleidoscope [EP] (Parlophone)

Dan AuerbachWaiting On A Song (Easy Eye Sound)

DanzigSkeletons (Colored Vinyl/Cassette) (Nuclear Blast Entertainment/Evillive)

DauwdTheory of Colours (Technicolour)

DestructionThrash Anthems (Vinyl) (Wax Maniax)

Dreaming DeadFuneral Twilight (Hammerheart Records)

Dua LipaDua Lipa (Warner Music)

EidolaTo Speak, To Listen (Blue Swan Records)

Eighteen VisionsXVIII (Rise Records)

ElderReflections Of A Floating World (Stickman Records/Armageddon Shop)

Emil AmosFilmmusik (Pelagic Records)

EndonThrough The Mirror (Hydra Head Records)

EvanescenceEvanescence (Vinyl) (Vinyl) (Concord Music Group)

EvanescenceFallen (Vinyl) (Vinyl) (Concord Music Group)

EvanescenceThe Open Door (Vinyl) (Vinyl) (Concord Music Group)

Eyedress Manilla Ice (Lex Records)

EZooFeeding The Beast (earMusic)

The FerrymenThe Ferrymen (Frontiers)

Flogging MollyLife Is Good (Concord Vanguard)

GloomSolaris (eOne Music/Lifeblood Inc.)

Gravetemple Impassable Fears (Svart)

Great White Full Circle (Frontiers)

Grateful Dead Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5: Boston Music Hall 6/9/76 (Real Gone Music)

Recommendation #3

Halsey – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (Astralwerks)

The latest from the alt-pop star is, without a doubt, going to change what it means to be a popstar. In a recent interview (accompanied by a misguided Twitter debate), Halsey pointed out that women are often pigeonholed into being “pop stars,” characterized by chorus-only time slots and the beloved “featuring” phrase added to their moniker, when they work alongside bigger names. Case and point, Halsey’s duet with the Chainsmokers. Before her award-winning collab, Halsey’s music played on local alt-rock stations and opened for the likes of The Kooks and Imagine Dragons. Now, she’s headlining her own tours with up-and-coming pop acts, and is a on constant loop on local Top 40 stations. Despite the hate she receives from being said “pop star,” Halsey is just one example of how multi-dimensional women in music are. Badlands (2015) started the Halsey era, and HFK will take it to the next level.

Wack Album of the Week:

HatebreedThe Concrete Confessional (Picture Disc/Vinyl)(Nuclear Blast Entertainment)


This is cheating a bit as this was released on May 13th 2016, but lucky for us they are releasing it now as a vinyl with a photo disc included. Welcome to chaos, these are to the ones that betray us. 

I’m convinced someone has cloned Hatebreed in 2003 and now just thawed them out to record a “new” album. Sure there has been a new guitarist or two since then, and even a new drummer, but you just can’t tell anymore. Maybe I sound like one of the “old school fans that can’t get over a band doesn’t sound like it did back in the day” but flipped because I’m begging to hear ANYTHING new from this band. But notoriously, the albums are just rehashed same sounds with boring breakdowns and poppy undertone-guitars. Sorry, I don’t feel like keeping up this relationship Hatebreed, we are officially breaking up. Until next year, get it together.

Head NorthThe Last Living Man Alive Ever In The History Of The World (Head North)

Heather TrostAgistri (LM Dupli-cation)

Hawkline – I Romanticize (Heavenly Recordings)

Hey ColossusThe Guillotine (Rocket Recordings)

Hiatus All the Troubled Hearts (Lucky Thunder)

House Vs. Hurricane  – Filth (UNFD)

HuskyPunchbuzz (Nevado)

IkillyaWar For An Idea (Urban Yeti)

Ikonika Distractions (Hyperdub)

James LindsayStrand (OIR Records)

Jay PrinceLate Summers (Indie)

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth (Caldo Verde)

JornLife On Death Road (Frontiers)

Kasey Chambers Dragonfly (Essence/MGM)

Kacey JohansingThe Hiding (Night Bloom Records)

King CrimsonHeroes: Live in Europe 2016 [EP] (Discipline Global Mobile)

Kool G RapReturn of the Don (Clockwork Music, Full Mettle)

Le’Andria JohnsonLe’Andria Johnson (RCA Inspiration – Provident)

LoatheThe Cold Sun (SharpTone Records)

Luke Combs This One’s for You (River House Artists/Columbia Nashville)

Mali MusicThe Transition of Mali (Bystorm Entertainment, RCA)

Marika HackmanI’m Not Your Man (AMF Records)

Marnie Strange Words and Weird Wars (Disco Pinata)

Mass AnthemThrough People Like Me (Mass Anthem)

Miss May IShadows Inside (SharpTone Records) ***

Mozzy & GunplayDreadlocks & Headshots (Real Talk Ent)

MudvayneThe End Of All Things To Come (15th Anniversary) (Vinyl) (Clear Vinyl With Black Smoke) (SRCvinyl)

Mutoid ManWar Moans (Sargent House)

Noga ErezOff The Radar (City Slang)

North Mississippi AllstarsPrayer for Peace (Legacy Recordings)

ObelyskkhThe Providence (Exile On Mainstream Records)

Obey The BraveMad Season (Epitaph)

Omar SouleymanTo Syria, With Love (Mad Decent)

The One HundredChaos & Bliss (Spinefarm)

PanopticonKentucky Reissue (Bindrune)

Pega MonstroCasa de Cima (Upset The Rhythm)

Perera Elsewhere All of This (Friends of Friends)

PhobiaLifeless God (Willowtip Records)

PixxThe Age of Anxiety (4AD)

Primal FearAngels Of Mercy – Live In Germany (Frontiers Music Srl)

Pure LuckPure Luck (Heavy Feather)

Radiation RomeosRadiation Romeos (Frontiers)

Richard DawsonPeasant (Weird World)

Robert Lamm [Chicago] Time to Chill: A Retrospective (Chicago Records II)

Roger WatersIs This the Life We Really Want? (Columbia)

Rotting Christ Non Serviam (Vinyl) (Peaceville)

Saint Etienne Home Counties (Heavenly Records)

Secret SphereThe Nature Of Time (Frontiers)

Shadow Of Doubt No Mercy (War Records)

Shock MachineShock Machine (Marathon Artists)

SikThThe Future In Whose Eyes? (Peaceville Records)

Stevie StoneLevel Up (Strange Music)

Looking Ahead– Local Spotlight:

Soul Season Wither (Indie)

 

NC’s Soul Season’s upcoming album release show for their debut album, Wither, is set for next week. Join the fun Friday, June 9th at Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro. You’ll be in for a night of full on metal craziness, partying with your fellow music fan, and popping back a cold one on what’s sure to be wickedly hot night. Supporting acts are Seconds From Damnation, Venus Invictus, D-Crisis, and The Sketch. $5.00 See full show details.

Sticky BoysCalling The Devil (Listenable Records)

Sweet B0abooWild Imagination  (Moshi Moshi Music)

TALsoundsLovesick (Ba Da Bing!)

Tengger CavalryDie On My Ride (M-Theory Audio)

Thea GilmoreThe Counterweight (Cooking Vinyl)

Time LurkerTime Lurker (Monotonstudio Records/Malleus Records)

TOP$ Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus Records)

Two Inch AstronautCan You Please Not Help (Exploding In Sound)

Recommendation #4

U2 – The Joshua Tree: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Island Records)


Okay, thank goodness this album wasn’t leaked onto our phones. Anyone else relieved? New music is great, but when a good majority of iPhone users have little to no idea who U2 is, efforts are wasted and frustration brews. But here we are, in 2017, listening to this album on our own terms!

Ulrika SpacekModern English Decoration (Tough Love)

Unleash The ArchersApex (Napalm)

Vallenfyre Fear Those Who Fear Him (Century Media)

VolurAncestors (Prophecy)

Wednesday 13 Condolences (Nuclear Blast)

The Weekend ClassicMore Alive (The Weekend Classic)

The WhoLive at the Isle of Wight 2004 (10 Spot)

Young NoahChristian Rap for Dummies (Indie)

 

Until next week – here’s a playlist of some samples of this week’s mix.

**Have an album coming out soon we should feature? Let us know! Indie, Regional, National – as long as you aren’t recording on an iPhone, hit us up! CD RELEASE SHOWS are our jam. Email here!

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  • Please stop….

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    I just wanted to say again booooooo to Hatebreed!!! #comeatmebro 😂

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