Sixteen ATL Records to Listen for in March

Spirits and the Melchizedek Children - So Happy, It's SadFebruary was epic. The shortest month left behind a handful of terrific albums, tons of great new music, and, in general, generated a tremendous amount of musical activity (I’m still not done covering it all). In short, it was radiant and beautiful and more than a little exhausting, which is at it should be.

Not to be outdone, March is already shaping up to be pretty stellar in its own right, especially if you’re a fan of this city’s garage-punk scene, in which case you’ve got to be losing your mind at the prospect of new Black Lips and the Coathangers records dropping on the same day. That new Dinos Boys joint probably doesn’t hurt either. But me, I’m feeling contemplative these days. There’s something about the last days of winter and the encroaching spring that makes me seek out minor chords and melancholy melodies. Luckily, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children have got me covered. The psych-gazers’ sophomore LP promises all the darkness and mystery of its predecessor, only with more accomplished songwriting. And if that fails, there’s always the new Lily and the Tigers record to make everything okay. How can I lose?

Dams

DamsDams – Dams
Release Date: March 1
Label: Blood Drunk Records

Release Info:
Atlanta alt rockers Dams released their self-titled debut EP on March 1 via Blood Drunk Records. The three-song effort is available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Dams
01. iATL
02. Backstrap Molasses
03. Cicada

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

R_Garcia Band

R_Garcia Band - Demons to DiamondsR_Garcia Band – Demons to Diamonds
Release Date: March 1
Label: Fort Karate

Release Info:
The dynamic duo of Randy Garcia and Kayla Webb, a.k.a R_Garcia Band, released Demons to Diamonds on March 1. The eleven-song effort is available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Demons to Diamonds
01. Strings Attached
02. Black Hearts Break
03. Pizza Time!
04. Vampire Love
05. Back the Way You Came
06. Walkers
07. The Things You Love
08. Easy Go
09. Seven Sands
10. Dagger
11. Happy Here

More Info:
Web: www.rgarcia.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rg4rcia
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/rg4rcia
Twitter: www.twitter.com/rgmuse

An English Place

An English Place - Trial and ErrorAn English Place – “Trial and Error”
Release Date: March 2
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
After a short period of silence, An English Place returned to the scene with new single “Trial and Error” on March 2. The song can be streamed via the group’s Bandcamp page.

“Trial and Error”
01. Trial and Error

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.anenglishplace.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnEnglishPlace
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Anenglishplace

Predator - The Complete Earth

Predator - The Complete EarthPredator – The Complete Earth
Release Date: March 2
Label: Scavenger of Death Records

Release Info:
Atlanta hardcore maniacs Predator return with a scathing new LP, The Complete Earth, due out March 2. The 14-song LP will be available on vinyl and for download via the Scavenger of Death Bandcamp page.

The Complete Earth
01. Introduction
02. Opposite of Clean
03. Peter Popoff
04. The Complete Earth
05. Medicate
06. Skate Slime
07. Need to Breed
08. Encounters
09. The Day & Night
10. Pica
11. Personas
12. Nervous Laughter
13. Stoned into Apathy
14. The Point

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

Spirits and the Melchizedek Children

Spirits and the Melchizedek Children - So Happy, It's SadSpirits and the Melchizedek Children – So Happy, It’s Sad
Release Date: March 4
Label: Fallen Arrows

Release Info:
Psych-gazers SATMC will release their sophomore LP, So Happy, It’s Sad, on March 4. It will be available on vinyl, CD and digital.

So Happy, It’s Sad
01. Lullabies for War
02. Song Bird’s Grave
03. Land Tied
04. Lost & Found
05. Throw Me to My Knees
06. So Happy, It’s Sad
07. Copper Feather
08. Past, Present, Future

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.satmc.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Spirits.and.the.Melchizedek.Children
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/satmc
Twitter: www.twitter.com.com/spirits_band

Lily and the Tigers

Lily and the Tigers - The Hand You Deal YourselfLily and the Tigers – The Hand You Deal Yourself
Release Date: March 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Americana trio Lily and the Tigers will release their new full length, The Hand You Deal Yourself, on March 4. The record will be available on vinyl and through most digital retailers. Tracklist TBA.

More Info:
Web: www.lilyandthetigers.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lilyandthetigersatlanta
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LilyandtheTiger

Daniel DeWitt

Daniel DeWitt - CompanionDaniel DeWitt – Companion
Release Date: March 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Former Winston Audio frontman Daniel DeWitt will release his sophomore full length, Companion, on March 4. The record will be available for download via Noisetrade.

Daniel DeWitt will perform on Wednesday, March 12 at Eddie’s Attic, along with the Shadowboxers and Faye Webster, to raise money for CommunicAid+Nation, an organization that provides assistance to individuals with communication disorders. Doors open at 8pm. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Companion
01. There Are Days
02. All of Every Part
03. Looking Patient
04. Fingers Touching Thread
05. Middle Name
06. Can’t Sit Still
07. Betrayed
08. The Mountain
09. Run You Down

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

BOSCO

BOSCO - MPHBOSCO – “MPH”
Release Date: March 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Sultry R&B songstress BOSCO returns with her latest single “MPH,” which is accompanied by a cinematic lookbook and gifs. All materials, including a free download, can be accessed via Bosco’s website.

“MPH”
01. MPH

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

Dinos Boys - Last Ones

Dinos Boys - Last OnesDinos Boys – Last Ones
Release Date: March 10
Label: Die Slaughterhaus

Release Info:
Scrappy punk outfit Dinos Boys will release their new full length, Last Ones, on March 10 via Die Slaughterhaus. The record will be available on vinyl and through most digital retailers. Tracklist TBA.

Dinos Boys will celebrate the release of Last Ones on Monday, March 10 at 529. Supporting them will be Paint Fumes, Brothers Gross and Draw Blood. Doors open at 9pm. $5 gets you in.

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

Air Wolves

Air WolvesAir Wolves – Air Wolves
Release Date: March 12
Label: Die Indy Records

Release Info:
Garage-rock trio Air Wolves will release their debut full length on March 12. The ten-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Air Wolves will celebrate the release of their self-titled LP on Wednesday, March 12 at 529. Supporting them will be Hip to Death and the Fire Tonight. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

Air Wolves
01. I Was a Young Man
02. Silence
03. X Marks the Spot
04. Stepping Stones
05. Half Past Misery
06. Ukiah
07. Low Down
08. Summer Smoke
09. Japanese Suicide
10. I’m Coming After You

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

Black Lips

Black Lips - Underneath the RainbowBlack Lips – Underneath the Rainbow
Release Date: March 18
Label: Vice Records

Release Info:
Hometown heroes the Black Lips will release their latest LP, Underneath the Rainbow, on March 18. It will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Underneath the Rainbow
01. Drive By Buddy
02. Smiling
03. Make You Mine
04. Funny
05. Dorner Party
06. Justice After All
07. Boys in the Wood
08. Waiting
09. Do the Vibrate
10. I Don’t Wanna Go Home
11. Dandelion Dust
12. Dog Years

More Info:
Web: www.black-lips.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theblacklips
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheBlackLips‎

Coathangers
Photo by Ryan Russell

The Coathangers - Suck My ShirtThe Coathangers – Suck My Shirt
Release Date: March 18
Label: Suicide Squeeze Records

Release Info:
Punk trio the Coathangers have completed work on their fourth full length, Suck My Shirt, and will release it on March 18. The twelve-track record will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

The Coathangers will celebrate the release of Suck My Shirt on Saturday, March 8 at Star Bar. Supporting them will be Biters, Cousin Dan and Zoners. Doors open at 9pm. $15 gets you in.

Suck My Shirt
01. Follow Me
02. Shut Up
03. Springfield Cannonball
04. Merry Go Round
05. Love Em and Leave Em
06. Zombie
07. Smother
08. Dead Battery
09. Adderall
10. Derek’s Song
11. I Wait
12. Drive

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.thecoathangers.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCoathangersATL
Tumblr: www.thecoathangers.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheCoathangers

Minor Crisis

Minor Crisis - TempleMinor Crisis – Temple
Release Date: March 18
Label: Autumn + Colour Records

Release Info:
Electronic rock quartet Minor Crisis will release their debut LP, Temple, on March 18. The new release will be available for download via on CD and through most digital retailers.

Temple
01. Intro
02. Gun Blast (feat. Super-Fresh)
03. Oppressor
04. Departure
05. Arrival
06. Broken Roads
07. These Days
08. Stomp the Page
09. Wedye
10. Sad Eyes
11. Cliche (feat. Doja)

More Info:
Web: www.minorcrisismusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/minorcrisismusic‎
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/minor-crisis-music
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theminorcrisis

Rapturous Grief

Rapturous GriefRapturous Grief – Ficcion Corporativa
Release Date: March 20
Label: Scavenger of Death Records

Release Info:
Brutal hardcore duo Rapturous Grief unleash some scathing slabs of punk and powerviolence on their new EP, Ficcion Corporativa. It will be available on 7″ vinyl and digital download via Bandcamp.

Ficcion Corporativa
01. Partisanos
02. Ciegamente
03. Matadero
04. Marionetas de Guerra
05. Inutil
06. Infecto Humana/Codicia
07. Devolucion
08. Terminar
09. Fallecido
10. Desilusion

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.rapturousgrief.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RapturousGrief

Deku

Deku - EscapismDeku – Escapism
Release Date: March 25
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Electronic composer Brett Leggitt, a.k.a. Deku, is hard at work on his third EP, Escapism. The new release should be out March 25 and will be available for download via Bandcamp. Tracklist TBA.

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

Seagulls

Seagulls - The Royal WeSeagulls – The Royal We
Release Date: March 25
Label: Autumn + Colour Records

Release Info:
Melodic hardcore outfit Seagulls will release their sophomore EP, The Royal We, on March 25 via Autumn + Colour Records. The five-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

The Royal We
01. The Implication
02. Daryl Strawberry Fields Forever
03. Close One
04. F.F.M.
05. Santa’s Little Helper

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