Eleven ATL Records to Listen for in May

The Wild - Dreams Are MapsApril arrived with all the signs of being one of the better local music months of the year, and for the most part it delivered. Although in fairness, much of the credit needs to be placed in the hands of records that arrived unexpectedly. Yes, there was excellent new music from such eagerly-awaited sources as Hawks, Slowriter, Halmos and Christ, Lord, but the month just wouldn’t have been the same if Cult Relic, Bambara, Turf War and Tanner Merritt hadn’t also dropped a whole mess of jewels in our collective laps. If nothing else, the unveiling of such unsuspected aural delights in the last few weeks should provide additional hope for the month of May, which arrives long on the promise of quality but a little short on quantity. And while any month that brings with it new music from Deerhunter (the local heroes’ fifth album, Monomania, drops on May 7) is undoubtedly going to cause a considerable stir, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m just as interested in hearing what new records from the Wild and Powerkompany have to offer. Throw in yet another single from the suddenly prolific Cloudeater and a pair of new cuts from hip-hop collective Wake, and May is starting to shape up rather nicely.

Countless Others

Countless Others - EPCountless Others – Countless Others
Release Date: May 3
Label: Boom Done! Records

Release Info:
Sam Fisher of Wowser Bowser will release his latest record under the Countless Others moniker on May 3. It will be available via digital download on Bandcamp with a limited run of tapes and CDs possibly to follow.

Countless Others tracklist
01. First Night
02. Only I Dream with You
03. Secret Word
04. Song of the Spiritually Overflowing Cup
05. Violent Child
06. Why is a Mouse When It Spins

More Info:
Web: www.countlessothers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/countlessothers


MoonTrash - Choo ChiiMoonTrash – Choo Chii
Release Date: May 4
Label: Macon Noise Records

Release Info:
Macon-based femme-punk-no-wave trio MoonTrash are set to release their new record, Choo Chii, on Macon Noise Records. It will be available via digital download on Bandcamp.

Choo Chii tracklist
01. Estrotones
02. High Five
03. Lunar Disposals
04. Pawn star
05. Princess of the Daiquiri Mystique
06. The Resolution
07. Teenagers
08. Tuesday Wine

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


Cloudeater - SMOGCloudeater – “SMOG”
Release Date: May 6
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Atmospheric alt-rockers Cloudeater will release yet another single on Monday, May 6. An accompanying video should be out shortly thereafter. The single will be available as a free digital download on SoundCloud.

“SMOG” tracklist
01. SMOG

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


Deerhunter - MonomaniaDeerhunter – Monomania
Release Date: May 7
Label: 4AD

Release Info:
Art-punk kings Deerhunter are set to release their fifth full-length effort, Monomania, on May 7 via the venerable 4AD. The 14-song effort will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Monomania tracklist:
01. Neon Junkyard
02. Leather Jacket II
04. The Missing
05. Pensacola
06. Dream Captain
08. Blue Agent
09. T.H.M.
10. Sleepwalking
11. Back to the Middle
12. Monomania
13. Nitebike
14. Punk (La Vie Antérieure)

More Info:
Web: www.deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com

Adam Anzio

Adam Anzio - Killed YouAdam Anzio – Killed You
Release Date: May 7
Label: AXA Recordings

Release Info:
Local transplant and multi-instrumentalist Adam Anzio is set to release the first single off of his upcoming Gavels LP, entitled “Killed You”. The single will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Adam Anzio will celebrate the release of Killed You on Friday, May 10 at Star Bar. He will also be playing with Predator, Acid Freaks, Spray Tan and Bad Brains tribute outfit, Banned in ATL. Doors open at 9pm.

Killed You tracklist
01. Killed You
02. Find It

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/adamanzioofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/adamXantium

The Wild

The Wild - Dreams Are MapsThe Wild – Dreams Are Maps
Release Date: May 21
Label: Asian Man Records

Release Info:
Folk-punk five-piece the Wild have completed work on their latest full-length, Dreams Are Maps, due out May 21 via Asian Man Records. The 10-song effort will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Dreams Are Maps tracklist:
01. There’s a Darkness (But There’s Also a Light)
02. New Houses
03. Dreams Are Maps
04. New Bedford (A Better Life)
05. Riverside
06. Songs by Heart
07. Cut from the Cloth
08. Five Senses (Everything Will Change)
09. Places We’ve Never Been
10. Come Home

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


Powerkompany - I Am More Than ThisPowerkompany – I Am More Than This
Release Date: May 21
Label: Mazarine Records

Release Info:
Athens-based husband and wife duo Powerkompany will release their debut full-length, I Am More Than This, on May 21 via Mazarine Records. The ten-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital outlets.

I Am More Than This tracklist:
01. Last Winter
02. It’s Not the Last
03. Another One Born in NY
04. I Am More Than This
05. Can’t Wait
06. Lost
07. Hold
08. Real Boy
09. Blame
10. Mermaid (Sunlight remix)

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

Adam Anzio

Adam Anzio - GavelsAdam Anzio – Gavels
Release Date: May 21
Label: AXA Recordings

Release Info:
The second release this month from multi-instrumentalist Adam Anzio is due out May 21 via his self-run label, AXA Recordings. The Gavels LP will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Gavels tracklist
01. Vacation from the Apocalypse
02. Vulture Press
03. Burn the Clubhouse
04. Turnaround
05. Out of Touch
06. Gavels
07. Killed You
08. High on Glory
09. Modern Vampires of the City
10. Start Making Sense Again
11. Damned With This Town

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/adamanzioofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/adamXantium


ContraVerse - InoculationThe ContraVerse – “Canniballistic”
Release Date: May 25
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
In advance of their upcoming album, Inoculation, due out next month, local hip-hop duo the ContraVerse will release a new single featuring DJ Lord of Public Enemy on May 25.

“Cannibalistic” tracklist:
01. “Canniballistic”
02. “Canniballistic” (Remix)

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


Wake - Cover UnavailableWake – “Golden Idols” and “Prey to Snakes”
Release Date: May 28
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Experimental hip-hop collective Wake will release a pair of new singles on May 28. Details are pretty scant, but it’s likely that the songs will be made available for free download on the collective’s SoundCloud page.

“Golden Idols” tracklist:
01. Golden Idols

“Prey to Snakes” tracklist:
01. Prey to Snakes

More Info:
Web: www.whoiswake.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/wakeatl

The Locksmyth

The Locksmyth - Key ChangeThe Locksmyth – Key Change
Release Date: May 31
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Ethan Gabriel Jack, aka the Locksmyth, will release his debut EP, Key Change, on May 31. The record will be available as a free digital download and on limited-edition CD, each with a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn cover.

The Locksmyth will celebrate the release of the Key Change EP on Friday, May 31 at Star Bar. Supporting him will be Waking the Bates (also celebrating an EP release), Brain and Basement Banshees. Doors open at 9pm. $5 gets you in.

Key Change tracklist:
01. Black Widow
02. The Count (feat. Matt Jarrard of Oryx and Crake)
03. One Take (feat. Micah Silverman and Lauren Gibson of Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun)
04. Biloxi
05. Lost (feat. James Hall)

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLocksmyth
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheLocksmyth