Twelve ATL Records to Listen for in October

Stallone - American Baby While September was a solid (but ultimately slow) month for local music with impressive new releases from the likes of Slowriter and Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, October looks like a shoe-in for the best month of local music this year (for me anyway). The diversity might not be as clearly articulated as it has been in months past, but the quality to quantity ratio is off the charts. Fan of heavy music? BAM. We’ve got new music from Wizard Smoke and the debut EP from experimental post-metal outfit Stallone. You like your pop to lean a little towards the dreamy and psychedelic? BOOYA. How about a new full-length from Imagination Head and a hypnotic new single from New Animal to enchant your ears? You want something with more post-punk tension and release? KABOOM. The boys and girl in PLS PLS have got you covered. How about some magical space age beats? You, son, need to peep out Hydrabadd. Oh, and then there is the small matter of the new Maserati LP (yes, they’re from Athens, but still) that came out yesterday, not to mention the sophomore effort from Andy Hull and Kevin Devine’s collaborative Bad Books project due out next week. All in all I would say that the Atlanta scene has got October on lock with more records sure to be announced in the coming days. So keep checking back as I’ll continue to update this post as new info comes our way. In the meantime, start digging in to this abundant musical feast.

Palaces
Photo by Justin at Four Four Studio

Palaces - TarnishPalaces – Tarnish
Release Date: October 1
Label: Organism Records

Release Info:
Experimental metal warriors Palaces have already made their debut record available for download on their Bandcamp page, and orders are now being accepted for a limited-edition green marbled vinyl via Organism Records.

Tarnish tracklist:
01. One
02. Waterforms
03. Mirrors
04. Awl
05. Plague
06. Born of Swan
07. Idiom
08. Lightning Streams on Pause

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.palaces.bandcamp.com

Maserati

Maserati - Maserati VIIMaserati – Maserati VII
Release Date: October 2
Label: Temporary Residence Ltd

Release Info:
Experimental instrumentalists Maserati released their latest opus, Maserati VII, yesterday via Temporary Residence Ltd. The nine-song full length is available on CD, vinyl and through most digital retailers.

Maserati will celebrate the release of Maserati VII on Friday, October 26 at the Earl. Supporting them will be Majeure and Black Lodge. Doors open at 9pm. $10 gets you in.

Maserati VII tracklist:
01. San Angeles
02. Martin Rev
03. The Eliminator
04. Flashback
05. Abracadabracab
06. Solar Exodus
07. Lunar Drift
08. Earth-Like
09. San Tropea

More Info:
Web: www.ihaveadagger.net
Twitter: www.twitter.com/maserati_band

PLS PLS

PLS PLS - EP EPPLS PLS – EP EP
Release Date: October 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
After releasing a string of singles, former Dropsonic frontman Dan Dixon finally unveils his first proper record with his new band. The five-song EP EP will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

PLS PLS will celebrate the release of EP EP on Thursday, October 4 at Star Bar. Supporting them will be fellow locals Gun Party and the Sneaky Hand, along with Blaine the Mono. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

EP EP tracklist:
01. River Song
02. Here Come the Wolves
03. Cocaine
04. 60′s Love Song
05. Let’s Be Fake

More Info:
Web: www.plspls.net
Bandcamp: www.plspls.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/plsplsband

Wizard Smoke

Wizard Smoke - The TicklerWizard Smoke – The Tickler
Release Date: October 5
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local doom peddlers Wizard Smoke are set to release their latest offering, The Tickler, this Friday night. The epic two-song EP will be available as a digital download and on 12″ vinyl which can be pre-ordered here.

Wizard Smoke will celebrate the release of The Tickler on Friday, October 5 at the Earl when they play in support of Big Business and House of Lightning. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $12.

The Tickler tracklist:
01. Christian Cross
02. Old Snake

More Info:
Web: www.wizardsmoke.net
Bandcamp: www.wizardsmoke.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wizardsmoke
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WizardSmokeBand

Bad Books

Bad Books - IIBad Books – II
Release Date: October 9
Label: Favorite Gentlemen/Triple Crown Records

Release Info:
Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull and songwriter Kevin Devine have united forces once again as Bad Books. The duo will release their sophomore full length, II, on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

II tracklist:
01. The After Party
02. No Reward
03. Forest Whitaker
04. It Never Stops
05. Pyotr
06. Friendly Advice
07. No Sides
08. Petite Mort
09. 42
10. Lost Creek
11. Ambivalent Peaks

More Info:
Web: www.badbooksmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BadBooksMusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BadBooksMusic

Hydrabadd

Hydrabadd - Diamond SpectrumHydrabadd – DIΛMOND SPECTRUM
Release Date: October 9
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Hip hop futurists Hydrabadd will release their debut EP, DIΛMOND SPECTRUM, this upcoming Tuesday. The five-song effort will be available as a name your price download on the group’s Bandcamp page.

Hydrabadd will celebrate the release of DIΛMOND SPECTRUM on Wednesday, October 17 at the Masquerade when they play in support of Matthew Dear. Doors open at 8pm. Admission is $14. Tix available here.

DIΛMOND SPECTRUM tracklist:
01. The Yungest Boi Alive
02. Hologram Wrist
03. Le Deux
04. Ole Monne
05. Higgs Boson

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.hydrabadd.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hydrabadd
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/hydrabadd
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HYDRABADD

Imagination Head

Imagination Head - Plastic HeartImagination Head – Plastic Heart
Release Date: October 15
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Psyche-pop collective Imagination Head are prepping the release of their third album, Plastic Heart, for October 15. The ten-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Maserati will celebrate the release of Maserati VII on Friday, October 26 at the Earl. Supporting them will be Majeure and Black Lodge. Doors open at 9pm. $10 gets you in.

Plastic Heart tracklist:
01. Sand Castle
02. Chutes and Ladders
03. Don’t Let It Go By
04. Self Machine
05. Turn to Song
06. Sing Me a Song
07. ADD
08. Into the Sun
09. Plastic Heart
10. Wishing Well

More Info:
Web: www.imaginationhead.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagination.head

Goodnight Buffalo

Goodnight Buffalo - Back and FillGoodnight Buffalo – Back and Fill
Release Date: October 16
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local rockers Goodnight Buffalo are set to release their debut full length, Back and Fill, on October 16. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers with a possible vinyl release to follow.

Goodnight Buffalo will celebrate the release of Back and Fill on Friday, November 2 at the Drunken Unicorn. Supporting them will be fellow locals Time Before the War and Methods of Espionage. Doors open at 9pm. $7 gets you in.

Back and Fill tracklist:
01. Wake Up
02. Arrest
03. Subway
04. Heaven
05. Amends
06. Drown
07. Into Sunsets
08. Some Deserve
09. I’m Sorry
10. The Day I Leave
11. Control
12. Pulse

More Info:
Web: www.goodnightbuffalo.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoodnightBuffalo
Twitter: www.twitter.com/night_buffalo

La Chansons

La Chansons - Treasure TroveLa Chansons – “Treasure Trove”
Release Date: October 20
Label: Poplosive Recordings

Release Info:
Husband and wife dance-pop duo La Chansons have announced that they will be releasing a new single on October 20 via Poplosive Recordings. The two-song effort will be available through most digital retailers.

“Treasure Trove” tracklist:
01. Treasure Trove
02. Treasure Trove (Mister Sweatband Mix)

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/La-Chansons/137085498812

Killing Kuddles

Killing Kuddles - The Halloween EPKilling Kuddles – The Halloween EP
Release Date: October 23
Label: All Looks No Hooks Records

Release Info:
Songwriter Elwood Kuddles, a.k.a. KIlling Kuddles, is putting together an EP of Halloween-flavored covers called The Halloween EP. The four-song effort will be available as a digital download on his site.

The Halloween EP tracklist:
01. Hybrid Moments (The Misfits)
02. Little Ghost (White Stripes)
03. Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr.)
04. Monster Mash (Bobby Pickett)
05. Halloween (The Misfits)

More Info:
Web: www.killingkuddles.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/killingkuddles
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/killingkuddles
Twitter: www.twitter.com/killingkuddles

Stallone

Stallone - American BabyStallone – American Baby
Release Date: October 30
Label: Limited Fanfare Records

Release Info:
Ex-Torche and current MonstrO guitarist Juan Montoya flexes his metal muscle with his instrumental project, Stallone. The band’s debut will be available on CD, vinyl and through most digital retailers.

American Baby tracklist:
01. Ancient Infant
02. And Begin
03.The Battle of Miami
04. Tight Like Tigers
05. Beyond
06. Venom Hangover

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.stallone.bandcamp.com


New Animal

New AnimalNew Animal – “Falling Up”
Release Date: TBA
Label: Old Flame Records

Release Info:
New Animal’s latest single has been available for streaming on their Bandcamp page for a bit now, but this month Old Flame Records will release it on limited-edition cassette (only 100 available), which can be pre-ordered here.

“Falling Up” b/w “They Won’t Let Me Go” tracklist:
01. Falling Up
02. They Won’t Let Me Go

More Info:
Web: www.newanimal.net
Bandcamp: www.newanimal.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewAnimalNewAnimal
Twitter: www.twitter.com/NewAnimalMusic