Seven ATL Records to Listen for in June

Mood Rings - VPI HarmonyOne of these days, likely sooner than later, I’m going to go off on a rant about how some band’s promote themselves (or more directly to the point, DON’T promote themselves) in this town. I can’t even tell you how much of my time is spent chasing down rudimentary information about upcoming releases, the sort of easy yet essential stuff that you’d think artists would be falling over themselves to get out into the world. It’s basic, entry-level shit we’re talking about here, and it’s frustrating as hell. But all that is for some other time. Right now we’ve got some records to talk about.

Where to begin. Probably with Mood Rings whose long-awaited debut full-length, VPI Harmony, will finally see the light of day on June 25. The band’s blend of sad-sack post-punk and sun-drenched pop makes for a truly mesmerizing mix. So far everything I’ve heard off the record has been terrific, so it will be interesting to see how much national exposure the album generates. Elsewhere we have new offerings from songwriter and producer Evan Andree and hard rock warriors Koskee, as well as the official release of Jeffrey Bützer’s latest, guest-laden LP, his first to feature vocals. All in all it’s fairly solid month for Atlanta music, one that should only get better as we move further into June and the inevitable surprise releases start coming out of the woodwork.

Adam Anzio

Adam Anzio - GavelsAdam Anzio – Gavels
Release Date: June 4
Label: AXA Recordings

Release Info:
Originally scheduled for release last month, the Gavels LP from Adam Anzio will be out on June 4. The eleven-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Gavels
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

Evan Andree

Evan Andree - Ancient/EternalEvan Andree – Ancient/Eternal
Release Date: June 11
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local songwriter and producer Evan Andree will release yet another EP, Ancient/Eternal, on June 11. In keeping with the theme of his other releases, the new record will be available only as a digital download.

Ancient/Eternal
01. Naked
02. Tonight (For Fantine)
03. Atomic Bombs
04. This Photo of You
05. The Road, Again

More Info:
Web: www.evanandree.com
Bandcamp: www.evanandree.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/EvanAndreeMusic

Misery Loves Chachi

Misery Loves Chachi - Long Live the Lazy ChoirMisery Loves Chachi – Long Live the Lazy Choir
Release Date: June 11
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Featuring members of the Mad Flight and Imagination Head, Misery Loves Chachi are prepping the release of their new EP, Long Live the Lazy Choir. The four-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Misery Loves Chachi will celebrate the release of Long Live the Lazy Choir on Tuesday, June 11 at 529. Supporting them will be Nerdkween and Alexander & the Grapes. Post-hardcore trio Mice in Cars headline. Doors open at 9pm. $5 gets you in.

Long Live the Lazy Choir
01. All is Alive
02. Trick of the Light
03. King
04. Operators

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.miseryloveschachi.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiseryLovesChachi
Twitter: www.twitter.com/miserychachi

Koskee

Koskee - Maximum HavocKoskee – Maximum Havoc
Release Date: June 18
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Aggro-rockers Koskee are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming EP, Maximum Havoc, due out June 18. The five-song effort will be available via the group’s Bandcamp page. Hard copies will also be available at shows.

Maximum Havoc
01. Meth Bear
02. Gatecrasher
03. Vietpong
04. Beast
05. I Am Here for the Chum

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.koskee.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/koskeeband
Tumblr: www.koskeeband.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/koskeeband

Mood Rings

Mood Rings - VPI HarmonyMood Rings – VPI Harmony
Release Date: June 25
Label: Mexican Summer

Release Info:
Atlanta’s Mood Rings will unveil their debut LP full righteously dour shoegazey post-punk on June 25. The eleven-song effort will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Mood Rings will celebrate the release of VPI Harmony on Saturday, June 29 at 529. Supporting them will be Warehouse, Factory and DJ Cole Alexander. Doors open at 9pm. $7 gets you in.

VPI Harmony
01. Dark Flow
02. Pathos y Lagrimas
03. Come Lay Down in Lined Arrangements
04. Perusha
05. Minor Slaloms
06. Promise Me Eternity
07. The Line
08. Exorcised Painting
09. Hollow Dye (Defected Crystal)
10. Get Lost
11. Charles Mansion

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.moodrings.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MoodringsAtl
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mood_rings

Duende

Duende - The First Steps Towards FailureDuende – The First Steps Towards Failure
Release Date: June 25
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Experimental post-hardcore quartet Duende will re-release their remastered debut EP, The First Steps Towards Failure, on June 25. The three-song effort will be available via digital download on the group’s Bandcamp page.

The First Steps Towards Failure
01. Trainwreck Jones
02. Straight and Narrow Ways
03. Spit ‘n’ Image

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

Jeffrey Bützer

Jeffrey Bützer - CollapsibleJeffrey Bützer – Collapsible
Release Date: June 29
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Jeffrey Bützer’s new LP, Collapsible, is available now on both CD and for download via his Bandcamp page so make sure to grab it before the release show. The record will also be available on vinyl later this summer.

Jeffrey Bützer will celebrate the release of Collapsible on Saturday, June 29 at the Goat Farm. Singer-songwriter Ben Trickey opens the show. Doors open at 8pm. $8 gets you in.

Collapsible
01. Collapsible
02. Pickpocket
03. Chanson pour un tailleur
04. Les araignees
05. The View from the Trees
06. Return to Quiet Berlin
07. Valse 3
08. Les feuilles d’aluminium
09. La maison en gateau
10. L’affaire de l’escalier deroule
11. Pickpocket 2
12. Hoodwinked
13. The Vanishing Act
14. Barbiturates and Bear Traps
15. Petit amour aux yeux sombres
16. Collapsible 2

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.jeffreybutzer.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jeffrey.butzer