Ten ATL Records to Listen for in August

Dead in the Dirt - The Blind HoleJuly turned out to be a solid month for local music, with a couple of fairly exceptional records that have been soundtracking my summer. Got your hands on that Cloudeater record yet? (If it turns out to be the last record the group ever puts out, it will be a worthy sendoff.) How about the debut LP from indie rockers Shook Foil? Although they have divergent moods and vibes, both records possess an impressive combination of melodic catchiness and inventive songwriting. You should definitely make it a point to check them both out sooner rather than later.

As for August releases, well, just look at the list. I’m running a couple of days behind on the post and already we’ve got new music from local emcee Boog Brown, as well as from drone-punks Lyonnais, who last night unveiled the official soundtrack for the short film Terminus, created by Atlanta filmmaker Solomon Chase. Looking ahead, we’re only a few days removed from the release of the full-length debut from grindcore kings Dead in the Dirt, who just may be on the verge of a major breakout. Then, of course, there’s a new record from sludgy alt-rockers O’Brother coming up, which is certain to get a ton of spins on my turntable this fall. Want more? How about the long-awaited debut from experimental hip-hop duo the Difference Machine? The Psychedelic Sounds of the Difference Machine comes out on August 31, capping off one of the most promising local music months of the year.

Boog Brown

Boog Brown - The Late BloomBoog Brown – The Late Bloom
Release Date: August 3
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Atlanta’s reigning queen of underground hip-hop, Boog Brown, will release her new LP, The Late Bloom, on August 3. The ten-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

The Late Bloom
01. In Tune (feat. Joe D.)
02. The Planet (feat. Joe D.)
03. Bite to Eat
04. Polaroids
05. Cold World (feat. Joe D.)
06. The Late Bloom
07. Pillows (feat. Joe D.)
08. Windows Open (feat. Lex Boogie)
09. Come Alive
10. Runaway Bridge

More Info:
Web: www.boogiewoogiebrown.com
Bandcamp: www.boogbrown.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/boogbrown


Lyonnais - TerminusLyonnais – Terminus Official Soundtrack
Release Date: August 3
Label: Battery Fire

Release Info:
Experimental drone-punks Lyonnais have completed work on their soundtrack for the post-apocalyptic short film Terminus. The four-song effort is available as vinyl 7-inch through Geographic North.

Terminus Official Soundtrack
01. Slow Bleed
02. End of Education
03. I Am the Healer
04. Slow Bleed Requital

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyonnaisband
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/lyonnais
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Lyonnaisband

Dead in the Dirt
Photo by Kendra Connally

Dead in the Dirt - The Blind HoleDead in the Dirt – The Blind Hole
Release Date: August 6
Label: Southern Lord

Release Info:
Grindcore outfit Dead in the Dirt will release their much-anticipated debut album on August 6 via Southern Lord. It will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

The Blind Hole
01. Suffer
02. The Blaring Eye
03. Swelling
04. Strength Through Restraint
05. Idiot Bliss
06. You Bury Me
07. Skullbinding
08. Mask
09. Cop
10. No Chain
11. Will Is the War
12. Baggar
13. One More Day
14. The Pit of Me
15. Caged
16. Starve
17. Vein
18. Pitch Black Tomb
19. The Last Nail
20. Two Flames
21. Knife in the Feathers
22. Halo Crown

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.deadinthedirt.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deadinthedirt
Twitter: www.twitter.com/xdeadinthedirtx

Rock Most

Rock Most - The Summer CollectionRock Most – RMFM – The Summer Collection
Release Date: August 9
Label: Dirty Bomb Records

Release Info:
Local producer and emcee Rodney Powell, aka Rock Most, is set to unveil his fourth solo release and the second in his new RMFM series. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Rock Most will celebrate the release of RMFM – The Summer Collection on Friday, August 9 at 529. Supporting him will be Binkis Recs, Stahhr, Senor Kaos and DJ Wordlife. Doors open at 9pm. $7 gets you in.

RMFM – The Summer Collection
01. Free Music (feat. Toni Hill)
02. Please
03. They Want It (feat. Stan “Steam” Smith)
04. 1 Helluva Ride
05. The Truth (feat. Toni Hill)

More Info:
Web: www.rockmostmusic.com
Bandcamp: www.rock-most.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RockMostMusic
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/rock-most
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Rock_Most

Alexa Lima

Alexa Lima - ChokeAlexa Lima – Choke
Release Date: August 13
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Composer and pianist Alexa Lima will release her new EP, Choke, on August 13. It will be available as a digital download via her SoundCloud page with a possible physical release to follow.

01. Buoy
02. Linger
03. Choke

More Info:
Web: www.alexalimamusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexalimamusic13
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/alexalima
Twitter: www.twitter.com/a_muzika


Highlander - Good NumbersHighlander – Good Numbers
Release Date: August 14
Label: Boom Done! Records

Release Info:
Indie pop quartet Highlander will release their latest EP, Good Numbers, on August 14 via Boom Done! Records. It will be available for download on Bandcamp.

Highlander will celebrate the release of the Good Numbers EP on Wednesday, August 14 at the Earl. They will be supported by fellow locals Tantrum and Tomahawk Deb. Doors open at 8:30pm. Admission is $5.

Good Numbers
01. Noise/Information
02. Blankets
03. Digitally Controlled Oscillator
04. Maquina Pt. 1
05. Maquina Pt. 2

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.highlander.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DigitallyControlledOscillator
Tumblr: www.highlanderonline.tumblr.com


MammaBear - Vol. 1 Birds of ParadiseMammaBear – Vol. 1 “Birds of Paradise”
Release Date: August 15
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
MammaBear have had their debut full length,, Vol. 1 “Birds of Paradise”, available on Bandcamp for a minute now, but the official release will take place on August 14.

MammaBear will celebrate the release of Vol. 1 “Birds of Paradise” on Thursday, August 15 at Star Bar when they play in support of Big Jesus. Indie rockers Fox Grin open the show. Doors open at 9:00pm. Admission is FREE.

Vol. 1 Birds of Paradise
01. Greenlight
02. I Love You to Death
03. Rodents
04. Birds of Paradise
05. Raven Falls
06. Red’s Dead
07. Young Orchids
08. Walk It Off
09. Something to Say to You
10. She Will Fuck Your Mind

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.mammabearmusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mammabearsounds
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/mammabear-4


O'Brother - DisillusionO’Brother – Disillusion
Release Date: August 20
Label: Triple Crown Records

Release Info:
Sludgy alt-rockers O’Brother are prepping the release of their sophomore full length, Disillusion. The album will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

01. Come Into the Divide
02. Parasitical
03. Context
04. Perilous Love
05. Path of Folly
06. Oblivion
07. Transience
08. Disillusion
09. Absence
10. Radiance

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


Illiterates - Goddamn Gun-Toting Junkie Camara EnthusiastsIlliterates – Goddamn Gun-Toting Junkie Camaro Enthusiasts
Release Date: August 20
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Featuring members of SEX BBQ and Bishop Don, Illiterates will release their debut album on August 20.

Goddamn Gun-toting Junkie Camaro Enthusiasts
01. Beer Commercial
02. Violence is Golden
03. Time Bomb
04. Loose Cars Fast Women
05. Dirty Snake Bitches of Redwood Canyon
06. Drunk and in Love
07. Kingpin of Lost Souls
08. Hat Trick
09. god is e flat
10. Steve’s Got a Headache
11. Red Han Solo Cup

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/redhansolocup

The Difference Machine

The Difference Machine - The Psychedelic Sounds of the Difference MachineThe Difference Machine – The Psychedelic Sounds of the Difference Machine
Release Date: August 31
Label: Psych Army

Release Info:
Experimental hip-hop duo the Difference Machine will release their debut LP on August 31.

The Difference Machine will celebrate the release of The Psychedelic Sounds of the Difference Machine on Saturday, August 31 at 529. Supporting them will be The N.E.C. and Ante Meridian, along with DJ sets from Yamin Semali, Knumbskull, Patty Hearst, and the Beatles. Doors open at 9. Admission is $7.

The Psychedelic Sounds of the Difference Machine
01. Intro
02. Futuristic Blast
03. Live in Head
04. Diamonda
05. Marvel
06. 1000 Guitars
07. 19 Miles
08. Scorpions
09. Machinnerlude
10. Psychology
11. Pay Something
12. So Hip
13. New Pharaoh
14. Another Time Loop
15. Trip to Heaven
16. The Awakening

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.thedifferencemachine.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDifferenceMachine
Twitter: www.twitter.com/DiffMachine