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New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Another week, another list of releases we need to get through the weekend. 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 skim over heartbreak after heartbreak.

Starting the day off with a horrendous tragedy in Vegas and ending it with the passing of the beloved Tom Petty, it’s more important than ever to to turn to music. In that case, 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!

Ps. We are absolutely going to ignore the fact Christmas albums are on this list!

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

ALBUM RELEASE CALENDAR October 6th, 2017

Alessandro Cortini – Avanti (Pias America)

Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother (Dead Oceans)

Andrew Hung – Realisationship (Lex Records)

Autograph – Get Off Your Ass (EMP)

The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers (Metal Blade)

Blue Hawaii –  Tenderness (Arbutus Records)

Bottin –  I Have What I Gave (2MR)

Carla Bruni – French Touch (Verve, Barclay, Universal Music France)

Carla dal Forno – The Garden (Blackest Ever Black)

Carrollton – Everything or Nothing (Centrcity Records/Capitol)

Citizen – As You Please (Run For Cover Records)

Citizen’s As You Please reports from ground zero of an epidemic. Two years removed from their previous Run For Cover LP, Everybody Is Going To Heaven, Citizen’s perspective is far less sublime. As You Please is a confrontational record, incapable of turning a blind eye toward the inescapable strife. And so, songwriter Mat Kerekes pursues the source of discontent that is ravaging his Rust Belt city of Toledo, Ohio with the band’s most dynamic record to date.” (Run For Cover Records)

Cults – Offering (Sinderlyn)

The Darkness – Pinewood Smile (Cooking Vinyl)

Deradoorian – Eternal Recurrence (Anticon)

Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL (BMG)

Dreadnought – A Wake In Sacred Waves (Sailor)

Ducktails –  Jersey Devil (New Images)

Elise LeGrow – Playing Chess (S-Curve)

Fantasia – Christmas After Midnight  (Concord Records)

Fireball Ministry – Remember The Story (Cleopatra)

The Gray Havens – Ghost of A King (Live) (Independent)

Gwen Stefani – You Make It Feel Like Christmas (Interscope)

Haemorrhage – We Are The Gore (Relapse)

Higher Vision – For Your Kingdom (Independent)

Jason Manford – A Different Stage (Decca)

Jeff Beck – Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Rhino)

Jeremy Camp – The Answer – Capitol CMG Label Group (Capitol)

Kaitlyn Aurella Smith – The Kid (Western Vinyl)

Kele Okereke – Fatherland (BMG)

Kelela – Take Me Apart (Warp Records)

Kiasmos – Blurred (Erased Tapes)

Lara Fabian – Camouflage (Sony Music/9Prod)

Liam Gallagher – As You Were (Warner Bros).

Oasis’ own Liam Gallagher is back on the airwaves once again as himself, and it might be his best yet. What’s funny is that others will hunt me down, grab my face, and yell, “IT’S HIS WORST!” There seems to be absolutely NO in between among Oasis and alt rock fans this go around, but I suppose that’s a good thing. The record is being listened to and analyzed; what more could an artist want? Where do you land on the best/worst spectrum?

Lo! – Vestigial (Pelagic Records)

Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs II (Napalm)

Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista Recording)

Mirah – Sundial (K. Records)

Mister Heavenly – Boxing The Moonlight (Polyvinyl Records)

Nazoranai – Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously, The Nature Of All That Must Be Transformed (W.25TH / Superior Viaduct)

Necro Deathmort – Overland (Profound Lure)

The Ongoing Concept – Places (Solid State Records)

Panzer – Fatal Command (Nuclear Blast)

The Prids – Do I Look Like I’m In Love? (Independent)

Primitive Man – Caustic (Relapse)

Pursue Worship – Let It Rise (Independent)

Rasmus – Dark Matters (Playground Music)

Rationale – Rationale (Warner Brothers)

The Replacements – For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s (Rhino/Warner Bro’s)

Richard Thompson – Acoustic Rarities (Beeswing)

Rose Azura Njano – CunninLynguists (Rbc Records)

Sam Feldt – Sunrise (Spinnin’)

Scorpions – Best of Scorpions (reissue) (EMI)

Seamus Fogerty – The Curious Hand (Domino Recording Company)

Shine Bright – More Wild Than The Wind EP (Standby)

Shigeto – The New Monday (Ghostly International/Portage Garage Sounds/Vanity Press/Moodgadget)

Slow Magic – Float (Downtown Records)

Aptly described as “Music by your imaginary friend ♡” Slow Magic is one of those bands who you’ve just gotta listen to based in intrigue. They identify with no gender (preferred pronoun: it), and that’s about all we know. Take a listen to Float to gain a teeny tiny glimpse into the world of Slow Magic. Theories welcome here.

Sounds of Ceres (members of Candy Claws, The Drums, Apples in Stereo) – The Twin

Southville – Freedom’s Tree (Independent)

Spirit Adrift – Curse Of Conception (20 Buck Spin)

Spotlights – Seismic (Ipecac)

Street Sects – Rat Jacket (The Flenser)

Spirit – Clear (reissue) (Ode)

Thousand Below – The Love You Let Too Close (Rise)

TOKiMONSTA – Lune Rouge (Brainfeeder)

Various – Best Christmas Songs Ever – Daywind (New Day)

Various – The Porter’s Gate Volume 1: Work Songs (Fuel Music)

Warhaus – Warhaus (PAIS American/Play It Again Sam)

W.A.S.P. – Reidolized: Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol (expanded reissue) (Capitol Records)

The Weather Station – The Weather Station (You’ve Changed Records)

Weaves –  Wide Open (Buzz Records)

The White Buffalo –  Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights (EMI)

Whitney Rose – Rule 62 (Six Shooter Records/Cameron House Records)

Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop Records)

Montreal’s favorite indie pop group are back after their seven year hiatus, and are as great as ever with their fourth full length album. Despite the self-titled EP released a few years ago, Cry Cry Cry is the first full length since Expo 86. And we. Are. So. Excited. Who else can hear the influences of all those side projects?

Yumi Zouma – Willowbank (Cascine)

Zaius – Of Adoration (Prosthetic)

Ziur – U Feel Anything? (Planet Mu)

New Singles:

Yelawolf – “Punk” ft. Travis Barker, Juicy J ( Slumerican/ Shady Records/ Interscope Records)

Following the release of his newest single, “Punk” featuring Travis Barker and Juicy J, Alabama-born phenom, Yelawolf announced today an October 27th release date for his forthcoming album ‘Trial By Fire’ on Slumerican/ Shady Records/ Interscope Records.  Also today, Yelawolf released the video for his newest song, “Punk.”  Frequent collaborator Mike Mihail directed the video, which was shot in Los Angeles and features Yelawolf, Travis Barker, a fur clad Juicy J and DJ Clever performing in front of a raucous crowd in an abandoned warehouse.

Looking forward:

Mineral Girls – Every Time Is The Last Time (Slow Fires/Feels Alright Tapes)

If you don’t know about Mineral Girls yet, all I can say is UGH. With only one other release under their belt, entitled Cozy Body, you’ve still got plenty of time to jump on the MG train. Every Time Is The Last Time is the band’s first full length release in two years, and it shows. A polished sound and tighter tracks, with a few hit-you-in-the-gut lyrics sprinkled in, can be all yours on October 13th!

Going to be a Smash Hit:

Julien Baker –  Turn Out The Lights (6131 Records)

Everyone’s favorite sad songwriter is putting her heart on display once again as a follow up of 2015’s mega-hit Sprained Ankle. Her first release put her on the radar faster than anyone I’ve ever seen, leading her to sharing stages with Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Folds, and Paramore. Baker debuted “Appointments” alongside the album announcement, and somehow her lyrics got THAT much better. They aren’t necessarily “happy” by any means, but she’s honed in on her ability to describe very real situations through very real language. Poetry is poetry even without the metaphors, and Baker knows it. Look out for Turn Out The Lights to be released on October 27th!

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 www.cayugasoundfestival.com (prnewswire.com)

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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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