Fourteen ATL Records to Listen for in April

Hawks - HAWKSSpring as a metaphor for fertility and renewal may be a worn-out cliche, but it’s hard not to feel optimistic about the future when porch weather hits Atlanta and you’ve got this much potentially great new music to look forward to. I mean, March certainly had its moments—new records from AkuYou, deadCAT and Calm White Noise come to mind, as do those Cloudeater singles—but April just looks filthy stacked. And unlike last month, which saw many of the releases arrive in the form of singles or short EPs, April comes loaded with an impressive list of full-length LPs, including much-anticipated records from the likes of Little Tybee, Dead Confederate, Slowriter and stoner rockers Halmos. Throw in a pair of gut-pummeling 7-inches courtesy of audio pugilists Hawks and a Record Store Day exclusive live EP from gypsy-folk collective Christ, Lord and we may be headed for one of the best local music months of 2013.

The Swear

The Swear -  Gold and Hymns and HellThe Swear – Gold and Hymns and Hell
Release Date: April 1
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
The latest EP from local rockers the Swear is a six-song collection of three previously released maxi singles. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Gold and Hymns and Hell tracklist:
01. Sex and the Drugs
02. Gold Hymns and Hell
03. Pornography on Avenue A
04. East Saint Louis
05. German Magazines
06. Ghost Signs

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

Rock Most

Rock Most - RMFM: The Spring CollectionRock Most – RMFM – The Spring Collection
Release Date: April 5
Label: Dirty Bomb Records

Release Info:
Local producer and emcee Rodney Powell, aka Rock Most, is set to unveil his third solo release and the first in his new RMFM series. The six-song release will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Rock Most will celebrate the release of RMFM- The Spring Collection on Friday, April 5th at 529. Supporting him will be WIC (We Invented Cool), DNS and Panthor Party. Doors open at 9pm. $7 gets you in.

RMFM – The Spring Collection tracklist:
01. We in Hear (Doodishit)
02. We Can’t Wait (feat. El Da Sensei)
03. Get A Hold of Yourself
04. FUNdaMentals
05. RMFM
06. Spread Your Wings (feat. Ms. Charlie)

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

Little Tybee

Little Tybee - For Distant ViewingLittle Tybee – For Distant Viewing
Release Date: April 9
Label: Paper Garden Records

Release Info:
The highly-anticipated third full length from folk-rock collective Little Tybee is due out April 9th. The eleven-song effort will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

For Distant Viewing tracklist:
01. For Distant Viewing
02. Mind Grenade
03. Hearing Blue
04. Fantastic Planet
05. Herman
06. Boxcar Fair
07. Jury Duty
08. The Boldest Lines
09. Castle
10. Left Right
11. A Dog Waits in the Doorway

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

Twin Tigers

Twin Tigers - Death WishTwin Tigers – Death Wish
Release Date: April 9
Label: Old Flame Records

Release Info:
Athens-based post-punk quartet Twin Tigers will release their sophomore LP, Death Wish, on April 9th. The eight-song effort will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Twin Tigers will celebrate the release of Death Wish on Friday, April 12th at the Drunken Unicorn. Doors open at 9pm. Admission $6 ADV / $8 DOS / Purchase Tickets.

Death Wish tracklist:
01. Racecar
02. Wildest
Dreams
03. Sources
04. Opana
05. Death
Wish
06. Transition
07. Blackmail
08. Holiday

More Info:
Web: www.thetwintigers.com
Bandcamp: www.twintigers.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/twintigers

Sonen

Sonen - Inside the SunSonen – Inside the Sun
Release Date: April 9
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Electro rockers Sonen have completed work on their debut full-length and will release it on April 9th. The record will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Sonen will celebrate the release of Inside the Sun on Friday, May 31st at Terminal West at the next Laserbeam Kitty event. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

Inside the Sun tracklist:
01. Aiko
02. Two of You
03. I Want It All
04. Inside Out
05. Upside Down
06. Ice Planet
07. Velocity
08. Arpline
09. Let It Go
10. Release

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

Halmos

Halmos - ExistHalmos – Exist
Release Date: April 16
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Stoner rock four-piece Halmos are prepping the release of their new full-length, Exist, with Robert Dyson at WizKid Sound. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Halmos will celebrate the release of Exist on Friday, April 19th at the Basement. Supporting them will be Death of Kings, Twin Trances and Cusp. Doors open at 9pm.

Exist tracklist:
01. The Unconditioned
02. Patterns
03. Antithesis Superstructure
04. Excursion into Chaos
05. Outcry
06. The Polemic Prophet
07. Datura
08. To Climb the Mount
09. The Highest Step

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.halmosband.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/halmosband

Dead Confederate

Dead Confederate - In the MarrowDead Confederate – In the Marrow
Release Date: April 16
Label: Spiderbomb Records

Release Info:
Athens-based alt-rockers Dead Confederate have completed work on their third full-length, In the Marrow, and will release it on April 16th. The record will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Dead Confederate will celebrate the release of In the Marrow on Friday, April 19th at the Earl. Supporting them will be the District Attorneys and Teepee. Doors open at 9pm. $10 gets you in.

In the Marrow tracklist:
01. Slow Poisons
02. Vacations
03. Bleed-Through
04. In the Marrow
05. Best of the Worst
06. Dead Poetry
07. Big City Life
08. Winter Waters

More Info:
Web: www.deadconfederate.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deadconfederate
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/deadconfederate
Twitter: www.twitter.com/deadconfederate

Hawks

Hawks/Buildings SplitHawks – Hawks/Buildings split 7″
Release Date: April 20
Label: Cash Cow Production

Release Info:
The first of two Hawks 7″ releases this month is a split with Minneapolis noise-rockers Buildings to be released via Cash Cow Production. The vinyl release will also be available for digital download on Bandcamp.

Hawks/Buildings split tracklist:
01. Snag – Hawks
02. Shit Show – Hawks
03. LPGA – Buildings
04. Mouthgift – Buildings

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.hawksnoise.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hawksnoise

Christ, Lord

Christ, Lord - Live at Criminal Records 09.29.12Christ, Lord – Live at Criminal Records 09.29.12
Release Date: April 20
Label: Criminal Records

Release Info:
In September of last year, gypsy-folk collective Christ, Lord recorded a live performance for a new Criminal Records live series. The 12″ vinyl-only release is a Record Store Day exclusive.

Live at Criminal Records 09.29.12 tracklist:
A1. Queen Liz
A2. Apple
A3. Oyster
B4. Leda
B5. Kill You While You Sleep
B6. Saraghina

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.christlord.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/christcommalord
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ElvisChriist

Slowriter

Slowriter - TrailblazerSlowriter – Trailblazer
Release Date: April 23
Label: Autumn + Colour Records

Release Info:
After finding a new home at Autumn + Colour Records, Bryan Taylor, aka Slowriter, will officially release Trailblazer on April 23rd. The record will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Trailblazer tracklist:
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

Verge of Bliss

Verge of Bliss - EnablerVerge of Bliss – Enabler
Release Date: April 24
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local rock trio Verge of Bliss are prepping the release of their self-released new EP, Enabler, on April 24th. The record will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Verge of Bliss will celebrate the release of the Enabler EP on Wednesday, April 24th at Star Bar. Joy Kills and Duende are also scheduled to perform. Doors open at 9pm. $5 gets you in.

Enabler tracklist:
01. Plaything
02. Colliope
03. Infamous
04. Dangerous
05. 2210

More Info:
Web: www.vergeofbliss.com
Bandcamp: www.vergeofbliss.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.facebook.com/vergeofbliss


Absence of Ocean

Absence of Ocean - Dream HouseAbsence of Ocean – “Dream House”
Release Date: April 26
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Shoegaze-y post-rockers Absence of Ocean are in the studio working on their debut LP with Aaron Hendrickson of Nigredo, set for release in late 2013. The record’s first single “Dream House” will be out on April 26th.

“Dream House” tracklist:
01. Dream House

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.absenceofocean.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/absenceofocean
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/absenceofocean
Twitter: www.twitter.com/absenceofocean


Hawks

Hawks - HAWKSHawks – HAWKS
Release Date: April 30
Label: Army of Bad Luck Records

Release Info:
The second of Hawks’ two 7″ releases due out this month is a self-titled effort due out April 30th via Army of Bad Luck Records. It will be available on vinyl (of course), as well as a digital download via the group’s Bandcamp page.

HAWKS tracklist:
01. Rattalker
02. Smile

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.hawksnoise.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hawksnoise

The Good Graces

Good Graces - Drawn to YouThe Good Graces – Drawn to You
Release Date: April 30
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
The Good Graces are ready to unleash more of their minimalist folk-pop and rock on the world with the release of their new LP, Drawn to You. The record will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

The Good Graces will celebrate the release of the Drawn to You on Friday, May 3rd at the Drunken Unicorn. Supporting them will be Night Driving in Small Towns and Jeffrey Bützer.

Drawn to You tracklist:
01. If I Had a Boat
02. Not Keeping Score
03. (Everybody’s Got a) Bug
04. Pepper
05. Summer of ’93
06. Welcome to the Boomtown
07. Down in Our Bed
08. Find My Way
09. In the Dark
10. Beautiful, Brown Eyes
11. Goodbye, Old Friend

More Info:
Web: www.prettynewsongs.com
Bandcamp: www.thegoodgraces.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegoodgraces