Talking about new music that came out in October – with a little help from our followers! There’s even more music to discover via our archives.
Bartees Strange – Live Forever (Memory Music)
I have it on good authority that there’s only one copy of that new @Bartees_Strange record available, because I almost accidentally bought both of the last two.
Coming off the heels of his highly praised EP ‘Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy’ an eclectic collection of reimagined versions from The National’s catalogue, released via Brassland, D.C.-based musician Bartees Strange sets to break new ground with his debut LP ‘Live Forever’ via Producer Will Yip’s Memory Music label in 2020.
via Bryan B.
Paddy Hanna – The Hill (Strange Brew)
Paddy Hanna announces new album with battling doo-wop single “Colosseum”@StrangeBrewIrl in October
Nick Mitchell Maiato – Pino Carrasco (Was Ist Das?)
ONE ELEVEN HEAVY PRESENTS
Just like the Makoto album we put out recently, here is another artist caught in the lockdown and something exciting and unexpected happening, Nick’s ideas for the 3rd 111H album met the landscape of his relocated home of Spain and took a few surprise turns in his imagination. Sure, there’s that good time classic rock feel of the cream of 111H but look at the map, look how Africa and Spain almost touch like God and Adam’s fingertips in Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”? Something swept North over the Straits of Gibraltar and touched this record in a way the planned Nashville sessions couldn’t possibly have.
Gunn-Truscinski Duo – Soundkeeper (Three Lobed Recordings)
Congrats to our buddy @acidjacknyc who contributed recordings to the forthcoming Gunn-Truscinski Duo record.
via Eric PH
New 2xLP + CD archival set forthcoming from Purge, the great UK label that’s released soundtrack works from Frans Zwartjes, among others. This new one is stuff by Takashi Inagaki, who has worked with Toshio Matsumoto (Funeral Parade of Roses) in the past.
Kyoufu Shinbun (恐怖新聞) – Death Training (Bitter Lake Recordings)
Bitter Lake Recordings has been one of the most crucial archival labels of the past few years and this new vinyl box set of Kyoufu Shinbun’s 93/94 tapes is MASSIVE. Just listen to those sample tracks… absolute must for fans of Japanese hardcore/punk.
Rapt – None Of This Will Matter (Z Tapes)
I went through some painful physical challenges making this album, my health failed me for a period just after the release of ‘Within Thrall’.
After months unable to play electric or acoustic guitar, I realized I was just about able to play a classical guitar. This changed the entire sound and direction of what i’d been writing so far.
North Americans – Roped In (Third Man Records)
@North_Americans, the instrumental union of guitarist Patrick McDermott and pedal steelist Barry Walker reveal “Rivers That You Cannot See,” the first single from Roped In, their upcoming LP and debut release with @thirdmanrecords arriving 10/9
via New Commute
Josh Johnson – Freedom Exercise (Northern Spy)
If you’ve heard @_JoshJohnson_ on albums by—or live with—@jeffparkersound @jeremyalanc @MakayaMcCraven @MiguelAtwdFrgsn @leonbridges — well, then you already know that Josh is the real deal.
His debut as a leader 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙤𝙢 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙚 hits 10/9
via Cody DeFalco
John Kolodij – First Fire • At Dawn (Astral Spirits Records)
Just listened to the new John Kolodij (@highaurad) tape coming from Astral Editions (@astspiritsrec) Oct. 2, featuring @aecrankies & @hhhhhennies… you do NOT want to miss this hazy little stunner. Available to preorder Sept. 4, @Bandcamp Friday. https://astraleditions.bandcamp.com
via Steve Smith
Rachel Kiel – Dream Logic (Self Released)
With a distinctive voice and razor-sharp hooks, North Carolina songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Kiel combines a strong pop sensibility with a sustained interest in experimentation and creative risk-taking.
via Brad Shoup
Steph Richards – SUPERSENSE (Northern Spy)
Richards has built a compelling presence in the NYC improvised and experimental scenes, working with masters of the 20th century, from pioneers Anthony Braxton and Henry Threadgill to cutting edge improvisors Jason Moran and Deerhoof artist Greg Saunier and from Yoko Ono to Kanye West.
via Adam Downey
Barry Walker Jr. – Shoulda Zenith (Holy Mountain)
This album sounds like the soundtrack to a lost Acid Western 🌵🍄
Alex Mackay – Targazer (Forwind)
Mogwai live team member Alex Mackay comes charging out of the gate on his debut solo album with a fierce new work that will appeal to fans of dark dense electronics. From the frenzied blast beats of the album opener God Monitor/Screen Burn to the intense sludgy heaviness of Hex Negative, Targazer chews its way through its evolving environs.
Baldi/Gerycz Duo – After Commodore Perry Service Plaza (American Dreams Records)
Though Baldi is in Philadelphia and Gerycz in Cleveland, together they play in the indie rock band Cloud Nothings – Baldi as singer, guitarist, and songwriter, and Gerycz as drummer – but both are active in the experimental underground as musicians, collectors, and in Gerycz’s case with his excellent, uncompromising Unifactor imprint, label owner. At the beginning of quarantine – a time when Cloud Nothings had to reconsider tours, releases, and scheduling for the year – Baldi & Gerycz released their debut duo LP Blessed Repair on Carpark Records, coinciding with one of the first “Bandcamp Fridays.” It may have come as a surprise to some Cloud Nothings fans, but for those who knew of their love of the underground, it made complete sense.
Wendy Eisenberg – Auto (Ba Da Bing Records)
Inspired by the solo work of Mark Hollis (Talk Talk) and David Sylvian’s Blemish, with playing skills that have already seen them climbing Best Guitarist lists and an unvarnished vocal immediacy, Wendy Eisenberg has created an album of subtle display that resonates with maximal impact.
Thrilled to announce the second single from Auto, called Centreville. This piece is a very personal technical exercise that requires that I split my emotional, singing self from my technical, guitar-playing self a modeling of how dissociation works.
SAID DEEP – Duck in Idaho (Raund Haus)
Raund Haus’ very first official Vinyl release looking and sounding good, real good
Drenched in the love of vinyl record culture, DUCK IN IDAHO, harkens back to the days of sample-based masterpieces like DJ Shadow’s ‘Endtroducing’ and The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You.’ Each song pulls pieces from the tapestry of musical memory to create sonic adventures and landscapes that slide between era and genre with barely a notice. Explosive drums, tickling synths, soothing horns and quirky soundbites abound.
Memory Drawings – A Few Scattered Hours (Second Language Music)
Announcing! A new album, ‘A Few Scattered Hours,’ by Memory Drawings to be released on Second Language, Oct 16th. Pre-order here : bit.ly/3cb0myH Includes bonus disc of remixes by Brendan Perry (@DCDmusic), @GiulioAldinucci,@Insides__, @TheGreenKingdom and more
Memory Drawings is the beguiling, instrumental project of Minneapolis-raised, Morocco-based hammered dulcimer player Joel Hanson, alongside erstwhile Hood guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and sometime Declining Winter main-man Richard Adams, Lanterns on the Lake/Brave Timbers violinist Sarah Kemp and Gareth S Brown (Hood/solo).
via Si Farrier
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