Eleven ATL Records to Listen for in March

AkuYou - Body as WeaponI almost gave up on this post. It just didn’t seem to want to come together. Information was hard to come by and what info that was available was often changing. Shit, even as you read this now, it’s five days past a blown deadline. See that badass photo of a girl holding a fox to the left? That’s the cover of the new AkuYou full length that’s been out since the 1st. Five days may not seem like much, but that’s 120 hours that you might have otherwise spent reveling in the band’s festering noise and dark drone. So get on it.

Fortunately, March is mostly middle to back-loaded in terms of releases, so you still have time to prepare for what’s coming up. And what we’ve got are a lot of singles. Five of them to be exact, including a pair from post-industrial rockers Cloudeater, one of which we featured earlier today (hint: it rules). Elsewhere, there’s a new deadCAT EP on the way for all you experimental electronic noise-pop lovers out there, Calm White Noise will release their sophomore EP after tweaking their sound and expanding their lineup, and local emcee Glenn Saddler looks like he’s about to get socio-political on his next joint. All of this adds up to what promises to be yet another interesting and dynamic month of Atlanta music. Happy listening.

AkuYou
Photo by Kevin Griggs

AkuYou - Body as WeaponAkuYou – Body as Weapon
Release Date: March 1
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Art-punk-noise-machine AkuYou kicked the month off right with a new LP of dark drone and noisy post-industrial skronk titled Body as Weapon. The 14-song effort is available on vinyl and (soon) through most digital retailers.

Body as Weapon tracklist
A1. Drift
A2. Cranky
A3. Blinded
A4. Locust
A5. Whine
A6. Worshipper
B1. Control
B2. Upright
B3. Sybil
B4. Pokhara
B5. Walk Away
B6. The Fox

More Info:
Web: www.akuyou.com
Bandcamp: www.akuyou.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AkuYouATL
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AkuYou

The Swear

The Swear - HellThe Swear – Hell
Release Date: March 1
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local rockers the Swear have completed their trilogy of digital maxi singles, Gold and Hymns and Hell. The final installment, Hell, came out March 1st and is available as a digital download through Noisetrade.

Hell tracklist
01. German Magazines
02. Ghost Signs

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

Cloudeater

Cloudeater - Always On the WayCloudeater – “Always on the way”
Release Date: March 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Post-industrial rockers Cloudeater unveiled a new single and accompanying video yesterday called “Always on the way.” The track is available as a free download on the band’s Soundcloud page.

“Always on the way” tracklist
01. Always on the way

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

naKota

naKota - KicknaKota – Kick
Release Date: March 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Atlanta via Brooklyn artist naKota has just released a new EP of electronic-laced orchestral pop called Kick. The six-song effort is available as a free download on his Bandcamp page.

Kick tracklist
01. Territories
02. The Crown
03. You Are the Bear
04. Outlaw
05. Joe Louis
06. Kick the Kick

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

Killing Kuddles

Killing Kuddles - Odd Man OutKilling Kuddles – Odd Man Out
Release Date: March 5
Label: All Hooks No Looks

Release Info:
Local songwriter Elwood Kuddles, aka Killing Kuddles, is set to release his new EP, Odd Man Out, today. The five-song effort will be available as a digital download via his website/Bandcamp page.

Killing Kuddles will celebrate the release of the Odd Man Out EP on Tuesday, March 23rd at the Drunken Unicorn. He will perform in support of Spray Tan and Beach Party (!). Doors open at 9pm. $6 gets you in.

Odd Man Out tracklist
01. Not Coming Back
02. Dropped the Pop
03. Save Me a Seat
04. Rock & Roll is Dead
05. Stand Your Ground

More Info:
Web: www.killingkuddles.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/killingkuddles
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/killingkuddles
Twitter: www.twitter.com/killingkuddles

deadCAT

deadCAT - Cover UnavailabledeadCAT – Wet Heat
Release Date: March 10
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Details are almost non-existent but deadCAT’s main man, Britt Teusink, assures me that one way or another a new EP, Wet Heat, will be out March 10th. Stay tuned for further details coming soon.

deadCAT will celebrate the release of a new record on single on Thursday, March 14th at 529. Supporting them will be Reverends, Hellier & Ulysses and Stolen Spirits. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $5.

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.deadcat.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deadCATdeadCAT
Soundcloud: www.souncloud.com/deadcat-2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/deadCAT4CUTIE

Alexa Lima
Photo by Chris Hunt

Alexa Lima - Vicious CycleAlexa Lima – Vicious Cycle
Release Date: March 13
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Composer and pianist Alexa Lima will release her new EP, Vicious Cycle, on March 13th. It will be available first as a digital download via her Soundcloud page with a possible physical release to follow.

Vicious Cycle tracklist:
01. The Chase
02. Vicious Cycle
03. End Theme

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

Calm White Noise

Calm White Noise - Cover UnavailableCalm White Noise – Twilight Shift
Release Date: March 22
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Electronic indie rock outfit Calm White Noise are prepping the release of their new EP, Twilight Shift. The four-song EP will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Calm White Noise will celebrate the release of the Twilight Shift EP on Friday, March 22nd at Star Bar. Supporting them will be Qurious, REKchampa and Clibber Jones Ensemble. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $8.

Twilight Shift tracklist
01. Cabin Fever
02. Resolution
03. Twilight Shift
04. We Are Managing

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

Glenn Saddler

Glenn Saddler - Black Rebel Flag ShitGlenn Saddler – “Black Rebel Flag Shit”
Release Date: March 22
Label: Fartherout.com

Release Info:
Local emcee Glenn Saddler will have a new single out called “Black Rebel Flag Shit” on March 22nd. The track will be available a free digital download through his artist collective Fartherout.com.

“Black Rebel Flag Shit” tracklist
01. Black Rebel Flag Shit

More Info:
Web: www.fartherout.com
Bandcamp: www.glenn.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/glennsaddler

Noot d' Noot

Noot d' Noot - StreetfighterNoot d’ Noot – “Streetfighter”
Release Date: March 23
Label: Shakedown Records

Release Info:
Noot d’ Noot will release “Streetfighter,” the first single from their upcoming full-length, Horn of Plenty, on March 23rd. The new track will also be accompanied by a new video to be unveiled on the same date.

Noot d’ Noot will celebrate the release of the “Streetfighter” single on Saturday, March 23rd at the Earl. Supporting them will be Eel Pie and the Purkinje Shift. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $7.

“Streetfighter” tracklist:
01. Streetfighter

More Info:
Web: www.nootdnoot.blogspot.com
Bandcamp: www.nootdnoot.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: www.facebook.com/nootdnoot


Cloudeater

Cloudeater - Cover UnavailableCloudeater – “Idiot March”
Release Date: March 29
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Cloudeater will release their second single of the month, “Idiot March,” on March 29th. Artwork and formats have yet to be revealed, but given their penchant for free downloads, it won’t be hard to find.

Cloudeater will celebrate the release of the “Idiot March” single on Friday, March 29th at the Earl. Supporting them will be Asheville, NC’s RBTS WIN and Warsz. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $8.

“Idiot March” tracklist
01. Idiot March

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