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New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases (Sept 22nd)

Oh the music gods are smiling down again for this weeks release list. No matter what you fancy on your playlist there is something for everyone, especially during a much needed break from crazy headlines. If you do not know what we are speaking of, tune into any music news feed and you’ll read about the insane alleged “gang rape/kidnapping,” involving the metal band Decapitated. Having covered them for years it’s hard to believe this is around people we have broke bread with and watched their career grow. No matter the outcome it will always be associated with the band. But like Nergal, vocalist of metal gods Behemoth we will air on the “reserving judgement” for the sake of constructive journalism. Prayers to all involved!

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 22nd, 2017

Acephalix – Decreation (20 Buck Spin)

Adrian Stresow – The Kid In His Room (Adrian Stresow)

Alcest – Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde 10th Anniversary Edition (Prophecy)

Amadou & Mariam – La Confusion (Because Music)

Apathy & O.C. – Perestroika (Dirty Version)

Archspire – Relentless Mutation (Season Of Mist)

Benjamin Orr [The Cars] – The Lace (reissue) (Rhino/Elektra)

Black Country Communion – BCCIV (J&R Adventures)

The Blow – Brand New Abyss (The Blow)

Brant Bjork – Europe ’16 (Napalm)

Brian Wilson – Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology (Rhono/Warner Brothers)

The Bronx – (V) (ATO Records)

Caracara – Summer Megalith (Flower Girl Records)

Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun (Sargent House)

Chris Hillman – Bidin’ My Time (Rounder)

Chris Janson – Everybody (Warner Nashville)

Circa Survive – The Amulet (Hopeless)

Circa Survive

The Clientele – Music for the Age of Miracles (Merge Records)

Cold Specks – Fool’s Paradise (Arts & Craft)

Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore (Pure Noise)

Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast)

Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero (Astralwerks (US1A))

Dalton Rapattoni – Nobodys Home (nobody 2 productions Inc)

Diablo Blvd. – Zero Hour (Nuclear Blast/Metalville)

DJ Kay Slay – The Big Brother (StreetSweepers Ent. / EMPIRE)

Enter Shikari – The Spark (Play It Again Sam)

Enter Shikari

Falsifier – World Demise (Artery Recordings)

Fayrouz – Bebalee (Blue Note France)

Fergie – Double Dutchess (BMG Rights Management (US) LLC)

Fergie, the eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and global superstar, shares the music video for “Like It Ain’t Nuttin’“. The track is from Double Dutchess, Fergie’s highly anticipated second full-length opus and very first visual album “experience,” out September 22 via her own label Dutchess Music/BMG. Watch the video HERE. (BBGunPress)

Frank Lero and the Patience – Keep The Coffins Coming EP (BMG/Vagrant)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers (Constellation)

Haley Reinhart – What’s That Sound (Concord Records)

Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow (Merge Records)

Hiss Golden Messenger

The Horrors – V (Wolf Tone)

Implore – Subjugate (Century Media)

Jabu – Sleep Heavy (Blackest Ever Black)

Jaws of Love – Tasha Sits Close To The Piano (House Arrest RED)

Jordan Rakei – Wallflower (Ninja Tune)

Joshua Micah – EP (Independent)

Kauan – Kaiho (kauanmusic)

Kaipa – Children Of The Sounds (Inside Out)

Kevin Gates – By Any Means 2 (Bread Winners’ Association/Atlantic)

The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful (Island Records)

King Parrot – Ugly Produce (Housecore/Agonia)

Kristene DiMarco – Where His Light Was (Bethel Music – Capitol)

Laraaji – Bring on the Sun (All Saints Records)

Ledisi – Let Love Rule (Verve)

Leon Russell – On a Distant Shore (Palmetto+)

Lights – Skin & Earth (Warner Bros.)

Linda Perhacs – I’m a Harmony (Omnivore Recordings)

Luna – A Place of Greater Safety (Double Feature Records)

Luna – A Sentimental Education (Double Feature Records)

Macklemore – GEMINI (Bendo LLC)

Mastodon – Cold Dark Place EP (Reprise)

Matt Cameron (of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden) – Cavedweller (Migraine)

Matthew West – All In (Capitol CMG Label Group – Capitol)

METZ – Strange Peace (Sub Pop Records)

Midland – Fabriclive 94 (Fabric Worldwide)

Midland – On The Rocks (Big Machine Records, LLC)

Mike Bloomfield – Live at McCabe’s Guitar Workshop: January 1, 1977 (RockBeat Records)

Monarch – Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Moses Sumney – Aromanticism (Jagjaguwar)

The Movielife – Cities in Search of a Heart (Rise Records)

Noah Gundersen – White Noise (Cooking Vinyl)

Omni – Multi-Task (Trouble In Mind Records)

Otherwise – Sleeping Lions (Century Media)

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps (Trouble In Mind Records)

Purchase Royale – First Things First (Loud & Proud)

Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom (Rapsody)

Red Rocks Worship – Here (Essential Records – Provident)

Roadcase Royale – First Things First (Loud & Proud Records)

Rock – Rockness A.P.(After Price)

Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request: 50th Anniversary Edition (ABKCO Music & Records)

The Royal Royal – Rococo (BEC Recordings – New Day)

Sapphire Slows – Time  (Kaleidoscope)

Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep (Napalm)

Shout Out Louds – Ease My Mind (Merge Records)

Sleeping with Sirens – Gossip (Warner Bros.)

Gossip, the band’s fifth studio album, was produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, All Time Low) and is brimming with catchy riffs, intricate beats, and singer Kellin Quinn’s soul-striking vocals. The 11-track set takes Sleeping with Sirens to a new era in their career, while maintaining the unique spirit that has resonated with millions of listeners since their 2010 debut album. This fall, the band will embark on a nearly sold-out North American Fall underplay tour with Chase Atlantic. The 4-week tour kicks off August 31 in San Francisco at Slim’s, and offers fans a special chance to catch the band live in an intimate setting, including stops at The Gramercy Theatre in New York, Troubadour in Los Angeles, and more. Click here for a full list of dates: Bros.)

Sons Of Texas – Forged By Fortitude (Razor & Tie)

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins – Everybody Knows

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers – The Long Awaited Album (New Rounder)

Steep Canyon Rangers

Martin and Short (10)
We were lucky enough to see some of this live a few months ago.

Tim Timmons – Who I Am (Independent)

Today Is The Day – In The Eyes Of God Reissue (The End)

Tricky – ununiform (False Idols)

Ufomammut – 8 (Neurot Recordings)  
Today in Milan, UFOMAMMUT has put together a very special event to not only mark the release of 8, but to celebrate the band’s journey, and as well as performing two live shows in the evening, and hosting an exhibition of band artwork, the members have some other surprises in store. The band felt inspired to look back into their past, and specifically at their first release Godlike Snake. They remark, “Whilst we believe it’s a good album, at the time we recorded it, we didn’t have the same ears and possibilities of today, so, during this past year, we have taken the old tapes and re-mixed the album the way we believe it should be heard.” A vinyl and a digipack version will be presented this Friday at the release party. Furthermore, they have also been working hard on a book titled “The Art of Ufomammut”, a Malleusdelic journey into, and celebration of the artwork they have realized as Malleus from the genesis of the band, right through to today. It is a four-color, ninety-six-page book that they shall also present at the release show. Any copies remaining will be brought on tour the following week. Lastly, in the final days in the run up to the release, Malleus is working on a five-color silkscreen poster for the forthcoming live dates. (

Vacivus – Temple Of The Abyss (Profound Lore)

Van Morrison – Roll With the Punches (Exile)

Vardis – 100 MPH Reissue (Dissonance)

Vardis – Quo Vardis Reissue (Dissonance)

Vardis – The World’s Insane Reissue (Dissonance)

Wand – Plum (Drag City)

With The Dead – Love From With The Dead (Rise Above)

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven (Artemisia)

The Wonder Years – Burst & Decay (An Acoustic EP) (Hopeless Records, Inc.)

Wye Oak – Spiral / Wave Is Not the Water 7-Inch (Merge Records)


Wack of the Week:

Sorry to Fergie who just announced her split with long time hubby just the other day. But her album fell short on expectations, and it’s just a rehashed “trying to make $” without really making a complete album again. It’s no secret many are not a fan of hers when she is not with Black Eyed Peas. You cannot just shake your ass and overuse autotune, why not bow out when you still had a semblance of musical respect left. Fergie’s sound is repetitive and obsolete and visuals border on just trying to be a GAGA impersonator. Make way to some new and true talent.

New Singles:

Disclarity – ‘Ghosts’  

Band comments about the new single:

“The single Ghosts differs from Disclaritys earlier production with its faster tempo and cruel and oppressive atmosphere. Lyrics dive into human addictions, self-deception and disappointment. From these ruins rises up almost popish/mainstream atmosphere of the chorus. Already when making the demo of this song, we had a feeling that this single was going to be something very different. And so it happened, the song became a turbocharged epic masterpiece! Si’l vous blaît!”  (Inverse Records)

Noisehead –   “Homecoming”

90s rock is making a comeback! Hailed as “one of America’s most promising young rock bands” (, Noiseheads breathe new life into alternative music with their Foo Fighters-inspired, aggressive growler “Homecoming” – the first single off their forthcoming new full-length entitled Sitcoms for Aliens, a self-produced release under the band’s own label, Silly Monkey Music. Noiseheads’ debut album was featured in several top album lists of 2013 and, alongside their 2015 EP release, has been streamed and sold in nearly 40 countries. The band have toured around the US and shared bills with Fuel, K. Flay, Collective Soul, Murs, SOJA, Psychedelic Furs, and many more.  Check it out here.(EIPR)

Dragonforce – ‘Midnight Madness’

Giving fans a rare glimpse into the making of a Dragonforce album, the video takes fans behind the scenes with the band when recording the album. Guitarist Herman Li explains: “Many fans have asked us over the years what’s it like working in the studio on an album. The music video from the latest song to be released from the ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ album – ‘Midnight Madness’, has the perfect vibe to take the fans behind the scene and see what we get up to!” (Metalblade)

Looking forward:

Later on this month there are a ton of releases to look forward to! Here is just a glimpse; Julien Baker, Marilyn Manson, The Black Dahlia Murder, St. Vincent, Robert Plant, Pink, Beck, Norah Jones, Powerman 500, Langhorne Slim,Trivium, Weezer, Chris Brown, Billy Corgan, Wu-Tang Clan, and more…

Going to be a Smash Hit:

On October 6th, The Black Dahlia Murder will release their eighth full-length, Nightbringers, via Metal Blade Records – which has already become the best-selling direct-to-consumer pre-order in the label’s storied history! For a preview of Nightbringers, the new single, “Matriarch”, please listen to the video above!

In case you missed it:

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 (

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.

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