Ten ATL Records to Listen for in September

Slowriter - TrailBlazerIf there is one column on this blog that is crucial for me to be able to understand and organize the sometimes disjointed mess that is the Atlanta music scene, it’s this one. And yet, somehow I’ve allowed myself to become distracted by life (and bakeries and such), and I’ve missed two consecutive months of ATL Records to Listen For. This makes me sad in more ways than one. For shame, Moe. FOR. SHAME.

But here we are getting ready to head into the fall and, wouldn’t you know it, there’s a nice new crop of local releases ready to spring up for September. So rather than focusing on what I missed, I’m choosing to peer ahead and embrace what’s coming. And we need to look no further than today for a heavy dose of new music with records from Warning Light, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, the Quaildogs and glitch hop maestro heRobust all making their debut. Anyone who has ever complained about a lack of diversity in the Atlanta scene really needs to read that list again—and then shut the hell up.

Down the line there’s some potentially interesting releases coming out, including a stripped-down EP from O’Brother, but it’s the upcoming full-length from psyche-pop outfit Slowriter that really has me counting the days. No release date has been set but band frontman Bryan Taylor has assured us that he is trying to get it out as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that’s all the info we have at the moment, but as soon as more details are made known, we’ll be sure to post them here. Until then, get out there, buy some records, and support local music.

Warning Light

Warning Light - Half FuturesWarning Light – Half Futures
Release Date: September 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Originally intended as a soundtrack for a short film, the upcoming record from Drew Haddon, aka Warning Light, will be available as a name your own price download on his Bandcamp page.

Half Futures
01. Age of Machine
02. Empty Streets
03. The Company Man
04. Night Creepers
05. The Omen
06. I Could Be Forgotten

More Info:
Web: www.warninglight.blogspot.com
Bandcamp: www.warninglight.bandcamp.com

Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics - It's About TimeRuby Velle & the Soulphonics – It’s About Time
Release Date: September 4
Label: Gemco Records

Release Info:
R&B, funk and soul revivalists Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics will release their long-awaited debut LP on September 4. It will be available on vinyl and through most digital outlets.

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics will celebrate the release of It’s About Time with a pair of release shows—Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14—at the Earl. Supporting them will be the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker. Thursday night doors open at 8:30pm and admission is $10. Friday night doors open at 9pm and admission is $12.

It’s About Time
01. My Dear
02. Medicine Spoon
03. The Man Says
04. The Agenda
05. Looking for a Better Thing
06. Soul of the Earth
07. Coming Home to You
08. Mr. Wrong
09. Longview
10. It’s About Time

More Info:
Web: www.rubyvelleandthesoulphonics.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Soulphonics
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheSoulphonics

The Quaildogs

The Quaildogs - The FallThe Quaildogs – The Fall
Release Date: September 4
Label: Self-released

More Info:
Local alt-country outfit the Quaildogs will release their second EP of 2012, this one going by The Fall. The six-song record will be available on CD and through most digital outlets.

The Quaildogs will celebrate the release of The Fall on Friday, September 7 at the Loft. Supporting them will be Sol Junky and John and the Conners. Doors open at 8pm. Admission is $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

The Fall
01. Why Bother
02. Kilkenny Cats
03. Time Gets By
04. The Fall
05. Stars Hide Downtown
06. The Coat Song

More Info:
Web: www.thequaildogs.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheQuaildogs
Bandcamp: www.thequaildogs.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thequaildogs


heRobust - Screw LooseheRobust – Screw Loose
Release Date: September 4
Label: Muti Records

Release Info:
The immensely prolific heRobust will bring his unique mix of glitch and hip hop to his Screw Loose EP, due out today. The five-song effort is available as a free download on his SoundCloud page.

Screw Loose
01. Bubba Sparkles
02. Screw Loose
03. WalMartian
04. Bandana Pancakes
05. Doomfounded

More Info:
Web: www.herobust.com
Bandcamp: www.herobust.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heRobust
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/herobust
Twitter: www.twitter.com/herobust


O'Brother - Basement WindowO’Brother – Basement Window
Release Date: September 18
Label: Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen

Release Info:
Sludgy alt-rockers O’Brother will release Basement Window, a five-track digital collection featuring stripped-down versions of songs from their debut, Garden Window. Limited-edition vinyl due out October 30.

Basement Window
01. Lo
02. Machines Pt. 1
03. Lay Down
04. Malum
05. Poison!

More Info:
Web: www.beneathyourgardenwindow.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/obrothermusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/obrothermusic


Lingo - RearrangeLingo – Rearrange
Release Date: September 18
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Atlanta jam rockers Lingo are prepping the release of their latest EP, Rearrange. The six-song record will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Lingo will celebrate the release of Rearrange on Saturday, September 15 at the Five Spot. Doors open at 8pm. Admission is $8.

01. Cool Calm Collected
02. Elvis’ Watch
03. Long Way From
04. Hello River
05. Rearrange
06. Murphy’s Bounty House

More Info:
Web: www.lingomusic.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lingomusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lingomusic

Noah Pine

Noah Pine - Songs for Julie LoveNoah Pine – Songs for Julie Love
Release Date: September 23
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Singer-songwriter Noah Pine brings his piano-driven pop and soul to his latest record, Songs for Julie Love. The album will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Noah Pine will celebrate the release of Songs for Julie Love on Thursday, September 27 at Smith’s Olde Bar. Doors open at 8pm. $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Songs for Julie Love
01. Love Don’t Go Away
02. Fall Into My Arms
03. No More Fighting
04. My Family
05. Spanish Sweetheart
06. Juan Belmonte
07. It’s a Holiday…
08. When It Rains on My Tin Roof House
09. Noach Jam

More Info:
Web: www.noahpinemusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/noah.pine
Twitter: www.twitter.com/noahsoulpine

Faithless Town

Faithless Town - Cover UnavailableFaithless Town – American Refugee
Release Date: September 25
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
The new record from local Americana rockers, Faithless Town, is expected to be out September 25. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

American Refugee
01. Ghosts of My Hometown
02. Rings of Saturn
03. Key Bump
04. Stolen Car
05. Sarah Says
06. San Andreas Fault
07. Rosalita Falls (featuring James Hall)
08. Atlantic City

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

Photo by Lindsey White

Magicicada - PREMagicicada – PRE
Release Date: September 28
Label: Primitive Patterns

Release Info:
The new nine-track album from experimental soundscapist Magicicada will be out later this month as a name your price digital download via local label, Primitive Patterns.

01. namelessword
02. sand-gloves
03. cremation of care
04. speak_above_the_blows
05. molotovsdescent_scene_i_ii
06. who broke the seal
07. weird war
08. massive_knot
09. temporarlly_far

More Info:
Web: www.magicicada.com
Bandcamp: www.magicicada.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/magicicada


Slowriter - TrailBlazerSlowriter – TrailBlazer
Release Date: TBA
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Details are scant on the new record from Bryan Taylor’s pysche-pop project, Slowriter, although we’ve been told that it will likely be out sooner than later this month.

01. Intro
02. April 8
03. Omen
04. Just A Kid
05. TrailBlazer
06. Silver Spaceships
07. No Remission
08. Intermission
09. Space Case & I
10. Animated
11. Reality
12. Van Song
13. Outro

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.slowriter.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/slowriter
Twitter: www.twitter.com/slowriterband