Twelve ATL Records to Listen for in October

Whores. - Clean.Apparently, late September and early October is not a good time to be out of the Atlanta music game. My Facebook feed is in endless motion. My inbox is clogged and bloated. There’s so much I want to listen to and talk about, but work and bills are the unfortunate priorities of the day. Hence, this late dive into my monthly local record update, which has been in serious need of attention for over a week now. On some months, I might have even considered abandoning it altogether, but, holy shit, just look at this list! LOOK. AT. IT.

Luckily, I’ve been able to pull myself back into orbit before things really takeoff. Yesterday, of course, saw the release of the new Carnivores record, along with the blissfully dark debut from gloom-pop duo RRest. But that’s just the beginning. October 22 is looking to be a monumental day with (at least) four records scheduled to hit the streets and interwebs, including new music from Gringo Star and Degradations. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that that vast majority of my enthusiasm for what could prove to be the best local music month of the year is reserved for two records in particular: first, the debut full length from the almighty PLS PLS (also dropping October 22) and, second, the much-anticipated sophomore EP from Atlanta’s reigning noise merchants Whores. (October 29), a record which only continues to grow more monstrous with every new track revealed. So break out your hoodies and windbreakers, along with your best pair of headphones, because the fall weather is back, and it’s brought some of Atlanta’s finest bands with it.

Minor Wiley

Minor Wiley - RelativesMinor Wiley – Relatives
Release Date: October 3
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local newcomers Minor Wiley have unveiled their debut EP, Relatives. The three-song effort will be available for download via the trio’s Bandcamp page.

Relatives
01. See Two
02. Sharing Ceilings
03. Cakewalk Culture

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

RRest

RRest - LPRRest – RRest
Release Date: October 8
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Gloom-pop duo RRest have officially released their self-titled debut full length. The nine-song effort is available on CD and through most digital retailers.

RRest will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut on Friday, October 11 at the Earl. Supporting them will be Book Club and Seafix. Doors open at 9pm. $7 gets you in.

RRest
01. Oh Man, Why
02. Caribbean Sunset
03. Untitled (Sandy)
04. Red Bird Now Flown
05. Benthazone
06. Dissolve
07. Vladi
08. Recycle Bins
09. Goodnight, Chanteal

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rrest.music
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RREST_BAND

Carnivores

Carnivores - Second ImpulseCarnivores – Second Impulse
Release Date: October 8
Label: Army of Bad Luck

Release Info:
Garage rockers Carnivores have released their third full-length effort, Second Impulse, via Army of Bad Luck. It is available on vinyl, CD, cassette and through most digital retailers.

Carnivores will celebrate the release of Second Impulse on Saturday, October 12 at 529. Fellow locals Shantih Shantih open the show. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $5.

Second Impulse
01. Loom
02. Moonlight Missionary
03. Spell
04. Dressed for the Rain
05. Sinking in Your Automobile
06. Gates of Paradise
07. Second Impulse
08. Prom Night
09. Born Again
10. Torch

More Info:
Web: www.carnivoresatl.com
Bandcamp: www.carnivores.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carnivoresatl
Twitter: www.twitter.com/carnivoresatl

Where.Are.We

Where.Are.We - Engineer's Handbook Vol. 1Where.Are.We – Engineer’s Handbook Vol. 1
Release Date: October 10
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local musician and audio engineer Christopher Ian Brooker, aka Where.Are.We, will release his new EP, Engineer’s Handbook Vol. 1, on October 10. It will be available for download on Bandcamp.

Engineer’s Handbook Vol. 1
01. It’s Over
02. No President
03. Forests Grow
04. It’s Cold and Sunny

More Info:
Web: www.wherearewewherearewe.com
Bandcamp: www.wherearewe.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wherearewemusic

NaKota

naKota - RumblingsnaKota- Rumblings
Release Date: October 13
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Atlanta via Brooklyn artist naKota will release his new EP, Rumblings, on October 13. The four-song effort will be available as a free download on his Bandcamp and SoundCloud pages.

naKota will celebrate the release of Rumblings on Saturday, October 12 at the Drunken Unicorn. Supporting him will be Like Clockwork, Suno Deko and Tantrum. Door open at 9pm. Admission is $5.

Rumblings
01. Youth
02. Bad Sort
03. Thunder
04. Pompeii

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.nakota.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/nakota
Twitter: www.twitter.com/iamnakota

Far Out Family

Far Out Family - NEWATLISHFar Out Family – “NEWATLISH”
Release Date: October 18
Label: Far Out Ventures

Release Info:
Glenn Saddler and Bias the Black combine forces on the first single from the duo’s upcoming Far Out Family debut, Declaration of Independence, available for free download on SoundCloud.

“NEWATLISH”:
01. NEWATLISH

More Info:
Web: www.fartherout.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/faroutfamily
Tumblr: www.faroutfamily.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/faroutfamily

PLS PLS
Photo by Ashley Wilson

PLS PLS - LP LPPLS PLS – LP LP
Release Date: October 22
Label: El Camino Media

Release Info:
Local indie rockers PLS PLS are set to release their sophomore effort and first full length, LP LP, on October 22. It will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

PLS PLS will celebrate the release of LP LP on Friday, November 1 at 529. Supporting them will be Jungol and Women’s Work. Door open at 9pm. Admission is $7.

LP LP
01. Circles
02. On/Off/On
03. Pigs
04. WCA
05. Exes
06. Fast as Light
07. Necking in Cars
08. Runaround
09. Two Stone Pigeons
10. I’ll Sleep When Yr Dead

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

Degradations

Degradations - EPDegradations – Degradations
Release Date: October 22
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Hard-charging metal quintet Degradations will release their self-titled debut EP on October 22. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Degradations will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut on Saturday, October 19 at the Highlander. Supporting them will be Harvester and Odessa. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

Degradations
01.Thru Hauntings We Burn
02. I Hate This Place
03. The Sleep
04. Underwater
05. Sea of Void
06. Already Broken
07. Scarecrows

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.degradations.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Degradations
Twitter: www.twitter.com/DegradationsAtl

The Head
Photo by Valheria Rocha

The Head - Girls of the YukonThe Head – Girls of the Yukon
Release Date: October 22
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Sunny power pop trio the Head will release their third EP and fifth overall release on October 22. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Girls of the Yukon
01. Alone
02. Commotion
03. In My Arms
04. Realize
05. Leave Me

More Info:
Web: www.theheadmusic.com
Bandcamp: www.thehead.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.twitter.com/theheadmusic

Gringo Star - Floating Out to See

Gringo Star - Floating Out to SeeGringo Star – Floating Out to See
Release Date: October 22
Label: My Anxious Mouth, Inc.

Release Info:
Psychedelic pop rockers Gringo Star are set to release their third LP, Floating Out to See, on October 22. The album will be initially released digitally with a vinyl and CD release to follow in November.

Floating Out to See
01. In the Heat
02. Find a Love
03. Going Way Out
04. Want Some Fun
05. Taller
06. Satisfy My Mind
07. Peephole
08. Zo Zo
09. Lovesick
10. Look For More
11. In the Sun
12. 100 miles
13. The Start

More Info:
Web: www.gringostar.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gringostarmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gringo_star_ATL

Bear Girl

Bear Girl - PsychodramaBear Girl – Psychodrama
Release Date: October 22
Label: Autumn + Colour

Release Info:
Atlanta trio Bear Girl will release their three-song debut EP, Psychodrama, on October 22 via local imprint Autumn + Colour. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Bear Girl will celebrate the release of Psychodrama on Saturday, October 26 at the Masquerade. Supporting them will be Kelsi Grammar and Microwave. Doors open at 8pm. Admission is $7.

Psychodrama
01. Blue Ruby
02. Osprey
03. Arctic Night Lights

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

Whores.

Whores. - Clean.Whores. – Clean.
Release Date: October 29
Label: Brutal Panda

Release Info:
Local noise titans Whores. will release their much-anticipated sophomore EP, Clean., on October 29 via Brutal Panda. It will be on available vinyl and through most digital retailers.

Whores. will celebrate the release of Clean. on Saturday, October 19 at the Basement. Fellow locals Hawks open the show. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $8.

Clean.
01. Baby Bird
02. Last Looks
03. I Am Not A Goal-Oriented Person
04. Cougars, Not Kittens
05. Blue Blood
06. I Am An Amateur At Everything

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.whores.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Whores/108004672554176