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New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases (Sept 15)

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 Florida, all the way up to our homebase of North Carolina, well. Hurricane Irma has devastated everyone in its path. Our hearts are with everyone at this time. We as a nation have to pull together and help where and when we can. If you can step up, please do! We still have Texas on our minds, Florida, and anywhere else that has been touched by this too. This past month has been horrific! 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. Maybe you can find some music to help soothe the soul, get you dancing and feeling good if only for fleeting tiny moments!

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 15th, 2017

7 Minutes In Heaven – Symmetry (Rude Records)

Amateur Childbirth – Your Afterlife is Cancelled (Blackest Ever Black)

Anastacia – Evolution  (Universal)

Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (Nettwerk Records)

Annie Hart –  Impossible Accomplice (Instant Records)

Antibalas– When the God Are in Peace (Daptone Records)

Throughout the years, afrobeat band Antibalas, has tested the hands of time with every album and EP they have released since the dawn of this millennium. This 12 member band has managed to refine their sound while still being able to maintain their identity. Antibalas is a great illustration of refined musicianship and their evolution as a band. The combination of bass, percussion, horns, guitar, drums, keyboard, and vocals are distributed at an even key. Fans and newcomers alike can expect awesome balance throughout the whole band on this album. As so many bands musical creativity and passion gradually decline; once their career reaches its pinnacle, Antibalas is one band that doesn’t seem to have this problem (thank the lord). It may be cliche to say, but this band is like a bottle of wine that gets better with time.  – Michael O’Neil

Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns (Easy Life)

Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson (Easy Life)

Belphegor  –  Totenritual (Nuclear Blast)

Benjamin Clementine –  I Tell A Fly (Virgin/EMI)

Benjamin Orr [The Cars] – The Lace (reissue) (Rock Forever)

Biblical  – The City That Always Sleeps (Tee Pee/New Damage)

Big Brave – Arodr (Southern Lord)

Big & Rich – Did It for the Party (B$R)

Bjork – The Gate (One Little Indian Us)

The multi-talented Icelandic singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and DJ Bjork is back. It was such a treat to open up my email and see this talented songstress was letting out another album. She’s been steady killing the charts since 1988 between The Sugarcubes and her solo career that started in 1993. She states her album unlike her others is actually about being in love. Can the tortured heart change over to the absolutely smitten and still have the same effect on the listener? Tune in and see! (Shutter16)

Black Country Communion – BCCIV (One Little Indian Us)

Blackfinger – When Colors Fade Away (M-Theory)

Bob Kulick – Skeletons in the Closet (VANITY MUSIC GROUP)

Brian Wilson – Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology (Rhino/Warner Bros.)

Bruce Cockburn – Bone on Bone (True North)

Caligula’s Horse – In Contact (Inside Out)

Carole King – Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park (SMG)

Chante Moore – Rise of the Phoenix (CM7 Records)

The Contortionist – Clairvoyant (eOne/Good Fight)

The Cool Kids – Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe (Propelr Music)

Cripper – Follow Me: Kill! (Metal Blade)

Chris Bell – I Am the Cosmos: Deluxe Edition (Rhino Handmade)

Dan Reed – Confessions (Zero One Music)

Dave Smith – Libertas (Gas Digital)

Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 1 (PTKF)

Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 2 (PTKF)

Deraj – Goodish EP (Reflection Music Group)

The Doors – The Singles; Vinyl Box Set (Elektra Catalog Group)

Dyscarnate – With All Their Might (Unique Leader)

Eamon – Golden Rail Motel (Enemy Soil Music)

Emily Haines – Choir Of The Mind (Last Gang)

Ensiferum – Two Paths (Metal Blade)

Excision – Virus the Remixes (Rottun Recordings)

Fink  – Resurgam (R’COUP’D)

Fleshkiller – Awaken (Facedown Records)

Fmb Dz – Washington DZ (Fast Money Boyz, Turn Around Gang LLC)

Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA Records)

Here come rock-and-roll mavericks Foo Fighters with a much anticipated, brand-spanking new music. The last full album in a big commercial studio was 2002’s One by One. The body of work is 15 years in the making, and along the way they gathered some really cool talent to cameo on their album. With the likes of Boyz II Men Shawn Stockman, Justin Timberlake, and the creme-de-le-creme, Paul McCartney. Regardless of your taste in music, this is one album you can’t NOT listen to. (Shutter16)

Fuck Art, Let’s Dance! – Forward! Future! (Audiolith)

Galantis – The Aviary (Big Beat Records)

Gary Numan – Savage (Songs From A Broken World (BMG)

Gateway – Monuments – Fair Trade Records (Provident)

Gigan – Undulating Waves Of Rainbiotic Iridescense (Willowtip)

Gizmodrome [Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew] –  Gizmodrome (EARMUSIC)

Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis (Warner Brothers)

Hell In The Club – See You On The Dark Side (Frontiers)

Hightower – Club Dragon (Krod)

Hexx – Wrath Of The Reaper (High Roller)

Holly Starr – Human  (Holly Starr Music)

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Son of a Lady (Tendril Tales)

Hot Water Music – Light It Up (Rise Records)

Hot Water Music

Hundred Waters – Communicating (OWSLA)

I, The Dreamer – Shadow Hearts (Standby)

Josh Todd & The Conflict – Year Of The Tiger (Century Media)

Kaleida– Tear The Roots (Lex Records)

Kee Of Hearts – Kee Of Hearts (Frontiers)

Kiran Leonard – Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi Records)

Koyo – Koyo (Imports)

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams – Contraband Love (Red House)

Lee Gamble – Mnestic Pressure (Hyperdub)

Lee Ranaldo – Electric Trim (MUTE)

Lincoln Brewster – No One Like Our God (Single)(Integrity Music)

Linda Ronstadt – Simple Dreams: 40th Anniversary Edition (Elektra Catalog Group)

Lizz Wright – Grace (Concord Records)

The Lone Bellow – Walk Into A Storm (Masterworks)

Lower Slaughter – What Big Eyes (Imports)

Madonna – Rebel Heart Tour (Boy Toy, Live Nation, Interscope)

Michael English – Love Is The Golden Rule – Daywind Records (New Day)

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (BMG)

Myrkur – Mareridt (Relapse Records)

Neck Of The Woods – The Passenger (Basick)

North Point InsideOut – Live EP 2 – Centricity Music (Capitol)

Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Better Noise Records)

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group)

Planetshakers – Legacy  (Integrity Music)

Prestonwood Choir – Horizon (Independent)

Prophets of Rage – Prophets of Rage (Fantasy Records)

Quinn XCII – The Story of Us (Columbia)

Radney Foster – For You to See the Stars (Devil’s River)

Rebecca Black – RE / BL (Teall Records)

Ringo Starr – Give More Love (Roccabella)

Rostam – Half-Light (Nonesuch)

Sandra McCracken – Steadfast Live CD/DVD (Independent)

Seaway – Vacation (Pure Noise Records)

Semaphore – All Too Robot (Si Doux Productions)

Share their latest track “Folly of Youth” via Pure Grain Audio. The band’s Siddhu Anandalingam explains the track is about “the conversation between an artist and their inner self about whether to leave art behind and enter the ‘real world’ or not.” Semaphore’s debut LP All Too Robot is out this Friday, September 15th. If you’re in the NYC area, you can catch the band playing their album release show on September 22nd at The Gateway in Brooklyn. You can find more info here. (

Siriusmo – Comic (Monkeytown Records)

Sløtface – Try Not To Freak Out (Nettwerk Records)

Soil – Scream: The Essentials (Pavement)

SoMo – My Life III (SoMo, LLC)

Son Little – New Magic (Anti/Epitaph)

Steelheart – Through Worlds of Stardust (Frontiers Music s.r.l)

Steve Miller Band  –  Ultimate Hits (Steve Miller)

Superfruit – Future Friends – Part Two (RCA)

Superfruit – Future Friends (RCA)

Swimming Tapes – Soft Sea Blue EP (B3SCI Records)

Thousand Foot Krutch – Untraveled Roads: A Live Album  (Fuel Music/TFK)

Vattnet – Vattnet (New Damage)

Wayward Sons – Ghosts Of Yet To Come (Frontiers)

The Willowz – Fifth (Thrill Me Records)

Wyclef Jean – Carnival III: The Fall & Rise Of A Refugee (Legacy Recordings)

Ready or not, here he comes…. The chronicle of his life as a refugee is coming for you and we sense it is going to be another smash hit for this strummer. He’s been out on a solo tour for quite some time and if you are one of the lucky ones you took the time to go see him. His incredible knack for storytelling in a song is impeccable so what an appropriately named album. (Shutter16)

Young Nudy – Nudy Land (Paradise East Records, LLC)

Yusuf – The Laughing Apple (Verve Decca Crossover)

New Singles:

I Prevail – ‘Alone’ (Animated Music Video)
New single from the new album ‘Lifelines,’ available now.

Radiohead – ‘Lift’
Radiohead have released a brand-new music video for their song “Lift,” which was recorded around the time of OK Computer and just put out. Great kickback for the band and for all the fans!

Belle Miners – ‘Fall in Love with Me’
With dense vocal harmonies, clever lyrics and a liberating, joyous sound, Canadian/Australian trio Belle Miners celebrate love and equality in ‘Fall in Love with Me’, the lead single from their forthcoming debut album Powerful Owl. The song is the true story of a poet who travelled four days to express her love to guitarist and vocalist Marina Avros. (Penny &

New Video:
X Ambassadors’ latest single “Ahead Of Myself” is currently climbing up the Alternative Radio chart as the band gets ready for their inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival which will take place in their home town of Ithaca, NY on September 23rd. The festival will feature performances by X Ambassadors, The Roots, K.Flay, The Knocks, Margaret Glaspy, Jukebox the Ghost, Tei Shi and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits including Friends of Stewart Park, The Ithaca Youth Bureau, GIAC, Planned Parenthood Ithaca, Community School of Music & Arts and others. For more information on the festival, and a full list of local vendors and partners, visit (

Looking forward:
Later on this month there are a ton of releases to look forward to! Here is just a glimpse; Chelsea Grin, Cradle of Filth, Fergie, The Killers, Macklemore, Van Morrison, Barns Courtney, Dolly Parton, Echosmith, Miley Cyrus, and Shania Twain, Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Primus, UFO, Rolling Stones, and more…

Going to be a Smash Hit:

Mark our words – Hill is going to make it big. She’s our pick of the week. Watch her new video and keep an eye out for her new album, Give It a Rest, scheduled for release in 2018,

In case you missed it:
Kelly Clarkson – “Love So Soft”

Cue the gays – this lady just gave every non-straight man a new queen to worship. I sense an influx of KC drag-queens collaborating and killing it. KC has always been a talented woman and if this single is any indication of what is to come, we are in for a whole lot of DAYUMMM!

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

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