New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases
New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases for September 1st
We’ve got some treats in this list this week, some duds, but new music always gives me good feelings. This week we would like to pause and wish the state of Texas a moment of peace in the storm. It’s awful to see and hear what is going on there, and like many, we want to help. If you are able to donate anything please do – there are many places to do so. Our hearts are with all of the lost and their families.
Here we go with another enormous list of hits, bricks, and tidbits. 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 September 1st, 2017
Across The Atlantic – Works of Progress (Sharptone Records)
Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra – Audio Track 5 (Ninja Tune)
Aesop Rock – Bushwick – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Lakeshore Records)
Taking a dive in the pool of scoring, Oregan alt-rapper Aesop Rock is returning to the music scene in a new way. Aesop Rock hasn’t been particularly active in the last decade, but he certainly hasn’t disappeared. Since the release of 2016’s The Impossible Kid, Aesop Rock has been a music making machine in whatever world he wants. This time: film scores. This kind of work can only lead to a more diverse album in the coming years. Bushwick was released on August 25, 2017, and is in a theatre near you!
Alazka – Phoenix (SharpTone)
Anthony Callea – ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony (Sony Music Australia)
Biggest Fail of the Week we’ve ever presented. Here you go…
Bhad Bhabie (Danielle Bregoli) New video release – “These Heaux”
This Bishh right here. That’s right, the ‘Cash Me outside, how bow dah?’ girl Danielle Bregoli is at it again. The thing is, apparently, to be popular, you have to have no morals, talk about riding dicks (while saying shit and fuck), and calling out all the hoes. Add in ALL auto-tune, a crappy video that is aimed directly at Kylie Jenner being fake, adding to the already public feud Bregoli has with Jenner, saying how fake she is. .. and you have a recipe for the new It girl. She’s extended her 15 minutes of fame to 15 months of fame to all of our detriment. This girl is the equivalent of the orange dude in charge. She’s catching charges in court, talking trash to anyone and everyone, and I can’t even fathom how a 14 year old can be lended the luxury of talking like this and those in her entourage/camp are encouraging this behavior. This is the underbelly of the entertainment world. They know they can make money off her and use her while she talks about everyone being “Heaux,” but sweetie, they are hoeing you out to sell those numbers and get those ratings. No one truly likes her; she’s a trainwreck, and you know slowly but surely she is going to land a spot on “Teen Mom” and “Rehab with Doctor Drew.” Hopefully her mom is right there with her. What parent lets their 14 or 15 year old act like that?! She originally went onto Dr. Phil to get scared straight and instead they made a monster. I’m an atheist and I think she needs Jesus. This single is awful, the premise to her “career” is awful, and I think she is the epitome of what American entertainment is evolving into. Please don’t buy this album, single, or entertain this bullshit. What example does that give? It’s all for ratings. Let’s hope she makes a TON of money this year and in 2018 we can be done with her. Shame on anyone helping her do this crap.
Berried Alive – Fool’s Gold (Berried Alive)
Blindwish – Good Excuses (Rise)
Boney James – Honestly (Concord Records)
Bruce Springsteen – The Boss Live [Video] (Laser Media)
Cloud Control – ZONE (Votiv)
The Convalescence – This Is Hell (Unique Leader)
Dalek – Endangered Philosophies (Ipecac Recordings)
Daughter – Music From Before the Storm (Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC)
It’s been two years since English indie folk outfit Daughter released their critically acclaimed album, Not To Disappear, and we’ve done nothing but beg for more since then. This prayer has been answered in the form a video game score. While it’s not the most traditional way to release music, it’s certainly fitting for the 21st century. Due out September 1st, Daughter has been diligently working on a soundtrack for the episodic video game entitled Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Though the name of the score is simply Music From Before the Storm, it’s made up of 13 tracks, including “Burn it Down,” and marks their debut in the video game world. Catch the first three episodes on August 31st through franchise SQUARE ENIX.
Ellen Andrea Wang – Blank Out (Jazzland)
Epica – The Solace System EP (Nuclear Blast)
Falgar – Las Hijas Del Crepusculo (Independent)
The Flashbulb – Piety Of Ashes (Alphabasic)
The Grascals – Before Breakfast (Mountain Home)
Hercules and Love Affair – Omniron (Bad Boy Records)
Herod – Herod Plays Kraftwerk (Sinewave)
InHeaven – InHeaven ( RCA)
Jake Bugg – Hearts That Strain (Columbia)
Jamie Grace – ’91 (Independent)
Jan & Dean – Filet of Soul Redux: Live Remote From Hullabaloo Club ‘65 (Omnivore Recordings)
J.G. Bitter – The Blues of My Future History (Independent)
Joan Osborne – Songs Of Bob Dylan (Womanly Hips Records)
John Sebastian [Lovin’ Spoonful] – Stories We Could Tell: The Very Best of John Sebastian (Varese Sarabande)
Joshua Massey – Anchor (Independent)
Kobi Onyame – Gold (Kobi Onyame)
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream (Columbia)
Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One) (Independent)
Lotter Kestner – Off White (Saint Marie Records)
Lucas Oswald – Whet (Cosmic Dreamer Music)
Madeline Kenney – Night Night At The First Landing (Company Records)
Mary Epworth – Elytral (Pias America)
Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun ( Rock Action)
Monster Magnet – Spine Of God Reissue (Napalm)
Monster Magnet – Tab Reissue (Napalm)
Motorhead – Under Cover (Silver Lining)
Our favorite heavy metal legends are back in action with an album full of everyone’s favorite covers from the band’s four-decade long career. Stylized at Under Cӧver, the album will feature covers from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Ramones, and a never before heard cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” What’s not to love! The album is due out September 1st, and can be pre-ordered here through Amazon Music.
Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives (Warp Records)
Nine Inch Nails – ADD VIOLENCE EP (Physical Release) (Capitol)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – The Punishment Of Luxury (White Noise)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Echo Of Pleasure (Painbow)
Paradise Lost – Medusa (Nuclear Blast America)
Pete Townshend, Scoop – Another Scoop; Scoop 3 (reissues) (Hip-O)
Petite League – Rips One Into the Night (Petite League)
Rehab – Million Dollar Mugshot (Average Joe Ent.)
Rosetta – Utopioid (Independent)
Saatsuma – Overflow (Grenadilla)
The Script – Freedom Child (Columbia)
Suffer no more, dear Script fans, because those three long years since No Sound Without Silence are over. The irish alt band are returning to the airwaves with Freedom Child, featuring their lead single “Rain.” The 14-track album will also feature a politically-charged narrative entitled “Divided States of America,” which will offer a fresh perspective from an outsider’s point of view. Look out for Freedom Child on all major streaming services.
Septicflesh – Codex Omega (Prosthetic)
Sex Pistols – More Product (Imports)
Sheila E. – Iconic Message 4 America (Stiletto Flats)
Starsailor – All This Life (Cooking Vinyl)
Steve Winwood – Winwood: Greatest Hits Live (Wincraft Records)
Subterranean Masquerade – Vegabond (Vicisolom Production)
Thumpers – Whipped & Glazed (Sub Pop Records, True Say/Sony, Hub/Inertia)
Urban Rescue – City Sessions (Live In Los Angeles) (Independent)
The Verve – Urban Hymns: 20th Anniversary Edition (Virgin Catalogue)
1997 was quite the year for alternative music. Leading the blazing trails of sad-boy ballads was The Verve’s ultra-hit “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” off Urban Hymns. Fast forward two decades and we’re getting a special edition of the album that soundtracked many of our lives 20 years ago. Fans of the Brit-pop group will get the original album, a remastered album, and a previously unreleased live set from Haigh Hall, recorded on 5/24/98. But that’s not all! No, my friend, you’ll also get a whole album’s worth of B-sides and unreleased versions of songs from Urban Hymns, with live sessions, acoustic renditions, and even MORE performances from various shows throughout their career. Want a Live DVD too? You got it. A Vinyl box set? Ok! Need more B-sides and even more live versions that were previously unreleased? Check. Seriously, this re-release is every music lover’s dream, and we can only hope all our of fav’s take notes.
Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together (Provogue)
Virginia’s own Elisium has a treat in store for the fall, but it’s not going to come easy to you. Starting on Friday, September 1st, fans of the rock group can pre-order their first album in two years. The catch? We don’t know album art, a release date, or even an album name. Guess you’ve just got to trust that these guys are going to release another solid album. With four albums under their belt already, we’ve got no reason to believe that this next release won’t be just as killer. Keep an eye on their social media to be in the know.
In case you missed it:
If you missed it the first time Valentine Wolfe released The Elegiac Repose last week, you seriously messed up. The gothic metal fairies are “wicked(ly awesome),” according to their website, and that’s such a perfectly fitting way to describe the vibes of The Elegiac Repose. Imagine if Bram Stoker became best friends with Edgar Allan Poe, and then they formed a gothic metal band. Now imagine this new found gothic glam band performed scores for some of Shakespeare’s most twisted plays. Sick! As it turns out, Valentine Wolfe has done as such, performing the scores of plays like Twelfth Night and The Tempest, to only name a few of course. With all of these influences swirling around their musical heads, only good things can come to us in the form of a record. Pick up The Elegiac Repose and let’s geek out together.
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.