Twelve ATL Records to Listen for in November

Qurious - Void VanishingThe beginning of autumn always seems to be an excellent time for music releases and October seemed particularly obliging this year—especially toward the end when the debut record from Stallone began cramming its way into my earholes. What a magnificent slice of thundering experimental post-metal that little joint is! A furious cavalcade of galloping riffs and sprawling psychedelic guitar. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to leap down the rabbit hole, now is as good a time as any to take the plunge.

I’m not certain anything quite that explosive lurks in wait for November, but looking at this list of upcoming releases there’s certainly no shortage of promising ventures. Not the least of which is a four-song split 7″ featuring two tracks from stomach-churning noise kings Uncle Touchy, due out today. If you like your music brutally heavy and equally ill-tempered, you better jump on this one while copies last.

Looking down the line, we also have promising new works from Abby Gogo and folk collective Book Club, both of which should be getting a lot of listens as November rolls on. But if I had to pick one record that I’m looking most forward to this month, it would definitely be Void Vanishing, the sophomore full-length from experimental electronic duo Qurious. The follow-up to 2010′s stunning Planet Plant should be a feast for the ears and another mind-expanding journey through surreal shape-shifting beats and celestial soundscapes. Don’t sleep on this one.

Uncle Touchy

Uncle Touchy/Sofy Major - Tour Split 7"Uncle Touchy/Sofy Major – Tour Split 7″
Release Date: November 1
Label: No List Records

Release Info:
Pig fuck noise annihilators Uncle Touchy are headed out on tour with French hardcore outfit Sofy Major, so the two bands decided to unite for a four-song split 7″. Only 500 copies pressed. Pre-orders available via No List Records.

Tour Split 7″ tracklist:
Uncle Touchy side:
01. Endless Forms
02. Freedom of Choice (DEVO cover)

Sofy Major side:
01. Bastion
02. Choix de Liberté (DEVO cover)

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Subsonics - In the Black SpotSubsonics – In the Black Spot
Release Date: November 3
Label: Slovenly Recordings

Release Info:
After five years, old-school garage rockers Subsonics return with a new LP. Technically the record has been out since October 16, but the release show is this Saturday night so there you go.

Subsonics will celebrate the release of In the Black Spot on Saturday, November 3 at Star Bar. Supporting them will be The Ettes, Ghost Bikini and more. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

In the Black Spot tracklist:
01. Bus 16
02. She’s Not Dead Yet
03. Lime-Lime
04. Dubious Charms
05. Too Damaged
06. Peanuts
07. Headlights
08. Teach Me How to Play God
09. Far and Be Some of Me
10. High Priest of Nothing
11. Miracle Worker
12. Haywire
13. The Re-Telling of It
14. Albert Lee
15. Chosen Few

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Makeshift Jukebox
Photo by Melissa Holcomb

Makeshift Jukebox - HollywoodMakeshift Jukebox – Hollywood
Release Date: November 3
Label: Big Snow Entertainment

Release Info:
Local rockers Makeshift Jukebox are prepping the release of their debut EP, Hollywood, this Friday night. The five-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Makeshift Jukebox will celebrate the release of the Hollywood EP on Saturday, November 3 at Vinyl. Supporting them will be Justin Monday. Doors open at 7pm. Admission is $10.

Hollywood tracklist:
01. Justice Poetically
02. Make It Out Alive
03. Arsonist
04. Give Me Something More
05. Hollywood

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The Difference Machine

The Difference Machine - Futuristic BlastThe Difference Machine – “Futuristic Blast”
Release Date: November 5
Label: Psych Army

Release Info:
Psych hop duo the Difference Machine are set to release the first single from their upcoming LP, the Psychedelic Sounds of the Difference Machine. It will be available as a digital download via the group’s Bandcamp page.

“Futuristic Blast” tracklist:
01. Futuristic Blast (Dirty Version)
02. New Pharaoh (Instrumental)
03. They Want to Make You Disappear
04. Futuristic Blast (Instrumental)
05. Futuristic Blast (Clean Version)

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Abby Gogo
Photo by Kevin Griggs

Abby Gogo - You Destroy MeAbby Gogo – “You Destroy Me”
Release Date: November 6
Label: Pretty Ambitious

Release Info:
After what feels like a long period of dormancy, garage-gazers Abby Gogo have a brand new 7″ single in the works. It will arrive next Tuesday via local label Pretty Ambitious.

Abby Gogo will celebrate the release of the “You Destroy Me” 7″ on Thursday, October 8 at Star Bar when they play in support of Order of the Owl. Also performing will be Spirits and the Melchizedek Children and Twin Tigers. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

“You Destroy Me” tracklist:
01. You Destroy Me
02. 7th # Disaster (The Telescopes cover)

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Book Club

Book Club - Shapes On the WaterBook Club – Shapes On the Water
Release Date: November 13
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local indie folk septet Book Club return with their latest EP, the five-song Shapes on the Water, due out November 13. The record is available as a free digital download for anyone who signs up on the band’s email list.

Book Club will celebrate the release of Shapes On the Water on Saturday, November 17 at the Earl. Supporting them will be Blake Rainey & His Demons and Jeremy Ray. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $7.

Shapes On the Water tracklist:
01. Oh! You Lied
02. Understand Please Understand
03. Love Like Parachutes
04. Your Navy and Your Nurse (Live at Sanford Studios)
05. Oh! You Lied (Live at Sanford Studios)

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Blake Rainey and His Demons

Blacke Rainey and His Demons - Ambulance Alley SessionsBlake Rainey & His Demons – Ambulance Alley Sessions
Release Date: November 13
Label: Two Sheds Records

Release Info:
Young Antiques frontman Blake Rainey will release his third solo album. The six-song EP will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Blake Rainey & His Demons will celebrate the release of Ambulance Alley Sessions on Saturday, November 17 at the Earl when they play in support of Book Club. Fellow local Jeremy Ray opens the show. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $7.

Ambulance Alley Sessions tracklist:
01. Gun
02. Wounded Songbird
03. Sick Moon
04. Cold Sunday Blues
05. I Would Clean Up My Act for You
06. Sick Moon (Acoustic)

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Brother Hawk

Brother Hawk - Affairs of Plain LivingBrother Hawk – Affairs of Plain Living
Release Date: November 17
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Self-described “post-blues” quartet Brother Hawk are set to release their sophomore EP on November 17. The six-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers, with a possible vinyl release to follow.

Brother Hawk will celebrate the release of Affairs of Plain Living on Saturday, November 17 at the Basement. Supporting them will be Nigredo and Thom Chapman. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $8.

Affairs of Plain Living tracklist:
01. C4 Blues
02. Haywood Heartache
03. Midnight in Tifton
04. Big Medicine
05. Have Love, Will Travel
06. Affairs of Plain Living(I,II,III)

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Qurious - Void VanishingQurious – Void Vanishing
Release Date: November 20
Label: Stickfigure Recordings

Release Info:
Experimental electronic duo Qurious are set to release their sophomore full length, Void Vanishing, via Stickfigure Recordings. The nine-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Qurious will celebrate the release of Void Vanishing on Wednesday, November 21 at the Drunken Unicorn. Supporting them will be Feast of Violet and Easily Suede. Doors open at 9pm. $8 gets you in.

Void Vanishing tracklist:
01. Gaida
02. Wunderkammer
03. Rubies
04. Gears
05. Submarine
06. Rima
07. Gold
08. Pactolian
09. Termina

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Woe, is Me

Woe, is Me - Genesi[s]Woe, is Me – Genesi[s]
Release Date: November 20
Label: Velocity/Rise Records

Release Info:
After some controversial lineup changes, metalcore warriors Woe, is Me are ready to unleash their latest opus, Genesi[s]. The new record will be available on CD, vinyl and though most digital retailers.

Genesi[s] tracklist:
01. D-Day
02. F.Y.I.
03. A Story to Tell
04. With Our Friend[s] Behind Us
05. Nothing Left to Lose
06. The Walking Dead
07. I Came, I Saw, I Conquered
08. Call It Like You See It
09. I’ve Told You Once
10. Family First
11. Nothing Left to Lose (Acoustic)

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Evan Andree
Photo by Bobby Russell

Evan Andree - Invisible SapEvan Andree – Invisible Sap
Release Date: November 20
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Quirky popsmith Evan Andree promises his latest EP will take a turn from his usual billowing electro. The three-song EP will be available as a digital download via his website.

Invisible Sap tracklist:
01. American Dream
02. Your Song
03. Mr. Teleportation

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Entertainment - Cover UnavailableEntertainment – Neon Horror
Release Date: TBA
Label: Disaro Records

Release Info:
Athens-based trio, Entertainment, will follow-up their critically-acclaimed 2008 debut, Gender, with more gothic post-punk madness. Details remain scarce with the release date, tracklist and cover art still TBA.

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