Fourteen ATL Records to Listen for in September

Sealions - Number One LoverWe’re almost at hoodie weather, you guys! Don’t get me wrong, it’s still hotter than Hades out there, but you can feel the metamorphosis coming. And with that comes our first taste of fall music — those records and songs that will keep us company as the weather chills and form the soundtrack to windswept leaves and autumnal bursts of color. Looking down the list there’s a couple of things that jump out immediately; most notably, the new EP from synth-pop foursome Sealions, which should ignite many a spontaneous dance party in the coming months. Other highlights include the latest blast of exploratory metal from one of Atlanta’s most ambitious artists, IRREVERSIBLE, as well as a live project from alt-blues rockers Brother Hawk that includes both a five-song EP cut live at Pack Life Recording and an accompanying DVD of the performances interspersed with additional footage from the sessions. And let’s not forget the first full length from experimental songstress Michika McClinton, a.k.a. Tantrum, or the upcoming new single from post-rockers Of the Vine, which we’re told will be the first taste of a new record to be released later this year. Simply put, there’s a lot here to get excited about, and if history is any indicator, September is just getting started.

Moonbase - Creation Myths

Moonbase - Creation Myths

Moonbase – Creation Myths
Release Date: September 1
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Instrumental rockers Moonbase have released their debut full length, Creation Myths. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Moonbase will celebrate the release of Creation Myths on Monday, September 22 at Kavarna in Decatur. Supporting them will be 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra and Arrows Out. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Creation Myths
01. Smoke
02. Segue
03. Cherry Blossom
04. Stormfield
05. Zapata
06. Above Us Only Sky
07. The Serpent
08. New Wounds
09. Bluejay
10. (walking)
11. Caves of Steel

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

Okinawa Eighty Eight

Okinawa Eighty Eight - Sade

Okinawa Eighty Eight – Sade
Release Date: August 30
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Technically, Okinawa Eighty Eight’s debut Sade EP was out August 30th, but we’re going to cheat and call it a September record. The four-song effort is available for download via Bandcamp.

Sade
01. Shogun of the Dark
02. Pendragon
03. The Ivory Tower
04. Genesis

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.okinawaeightyeight.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OkinawaEightyEight
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/okeightyeight

Sara Rachele

Sara Rachele - Diamond Street

Sara Rachele – Diamond Street
Release Date: September 2
Label: Angrygal Records

Release Info:
Singer-songwriter Sara Rachele has released her latest record, a ten-song LP called Diamond Street. It is available on vinyl and through most digital retailers.

Sara Rachele will celebrate the release of Diamond Street on Saturday, September 6 at Green Room in Athens. She will be supported by the Real Americans. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $3.

Diamond Street
01. Devil That I Know
02. You Don’t Move Me
03. How Long Do I Wait
04. Appalachian Rain
05. Never Come Around
06. Don’t Give Me Hell (feat. J. Thomas Hall)
07. Strong as My Hands
08. Black Mile
09. Judas (Bonus) [Acoustic]
10. If You’re Gone (Bonus) [Acoustic]

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

Sea Ghost

Sea Ghost x ILOVEMAKONNEN - Running Away

Sea Ghost x ILOVEMAKONNEN – “Running Away”
Release Date: September 2
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Dreampop outfit Sea Ghost teamed up with fellow local ILOVEMAKONNEN to create the new single “Running Away.” It is available for download via Bandcamp.

“Running Away”
01. Running Away

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.seaghostband.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seaghostbandsocool
Twitter: www.twitter.com/seaghostboys66

Web: www.ilovemakonnenmusic.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/ilovemakonnen
Tumblr: www.ilovemakonnen.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ILOVEMAKONNEN5D

Red Sea

Red Sea - In the Salon

Red Sea – In the Salon
Release Date: September 8
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Art-rock extraordinaires Red Sea have released their second EP of 2014, this one entitled In the Salon. The seven-song effort is available for download via Bandcamp.

In the Salon
01. Life Image Module
02. In the Salon
03. Chance Arrest
04. Layman’s Disco
05. Participation
06. On the Marble
07. Cowgirl’s Blood

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.redsea.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Sea/135420179805127

Sealions

Sealions - Number One Lover

Sealions – Number One Lover
Release Date: September 9
Label: Deer Bear Wolf

Release Info:
Synth-pop quartet Sealions will release their latest EP, Number One Lover, on September 9 via Deer Bear Wolf. It will be available on cassette, CD and through most digital retailers.

Number One Lover
01. Honey
02. Thieves
03. Luster
04. Diamonds
05. Setting Sung

More Info:
Web: www.sealionsmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SealionsATL
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/sealions
Tumblr: www.loudlikesealions.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SealionsATL

Irreversible

IRREVERSIBLE - SURFACE

IRREVERSIBLE – Surface
Release Date: September 13
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Ambient metal purveyors IRREVERSIBLE will release their ambitious full-length album, Surface, on September 13. The three-song effort will be available on CD and for download via Bandcamp.

IRREVERSIBLE will celebrate the release of Surface on Saturday, September 13 at 529. Supporting them will be Bodyfather, Degradations and Romanian Airspace. Doors open at 9 p.m. $8 gets you in.

SURFACE
01. Degloving Injury
02. Side Effects of Living
03. (Husk) Corpse Pose

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.irreversible.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/IRREVERSIBLE/147319229653

Saira Raza

Saira Raza - First Flight

Saira Raza – First Flight
Release Date: September 16
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Waking Astronomer multi-instrumentalist Saira Raza has released a new solo album produced by 10th Letter. The five-song effort is available for download via Bandcamp.

First Flight
01. Ganga Hymn
02. First Flight
03. Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
04. Verses from Earthseed: The Book of the Living
05. Prayer for the Horizon

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.sairaraza.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sistersai

Tantrum

Tantrum - XYO

Tantrum – XYO
Release Date: September 23
Label: Deer Bear Wolf

Release Info:
Atlanta artist Michika McClinton, a.k.a. Tantrum, will release her first full-length album, XYO, on September 23 via Deer Bear Wolf. The eight-song effort will be available on cassette, CD and through most digital retailers.

Tantrum will celebrate the release of XYO on Monday, September 22 at 529. Supporting her will be Highlander and Nomen Novum. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is FREE.

XYO
01. XYO (Intro)
02. Gemstone
03. Invasion
04. Dekinai
05. Waterfall
06. Magic Carpets
07. Phantom
08. Joga (Björk Cover)

More Info:
Web: www.tantrum-music.com
Bandcamp: www.tantrummusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Tantrumichika

Of the Vine

Of the Vine - In Event of Moon Disaster

Of the Vine – “In Event of Moon Disaster”
Release Date: September 25
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Post-rock quartet Of the Vine will release a new single, “In Event of Moon Disaster,” on September 25. It will be available on limited edition hand silk-screened CD and for download via Bandcamp.

“In Event of Moon Disaster”
01. In Event of Moon Disaster

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

Brother Hawk

Brother Hawk - Live From Pack Life

Brother Hawk – Live from Pack Life Recording
Release Date: September 26
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local blues rockers Brother Hawk are prepping the release of their Live at Pack Life Recording project. It’s 2-discs — a CD of the music and a DVD of videos mixed with extra session footage.

Brother Hawk will celebrate the release of Live from Pack Life Recording on Friday, September 26 at the Basement. Details TBA.

Live from Pack Life Recording
01. At Long Last
02. Ghosts
03. No Room to Rust
04. Last Big Spender from the East
05. Sugar Bear

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.brotherhawk.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrotherHawkATL
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BrotherHawkATL

Juna
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Juna - On Courage

Juna – On Courage
Release Date: September 27
Label: Cohosh Records

Release Info:
Athens-based rockers Juna will release their sophomore effort, On Courage, on September 27 via Cohosh Records. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Juna will celebrate the release of On Courage on Saturday, September 26 at Caledonia Lounge. Supporting them will be New Wives, Pallow and Madre Padre. Doors TBA. Admission is $5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20.

On Courage
01. On Patience
02. Football season
03. Colorwheel
04. Funny Games
05. Self-Possessed (In a Warm Bed)
06. On Absence On Return

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.juna-music.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/junatheband
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/juna-band
Tumblr: www.juna-band.tumblr.com

Sea Ghost

Sea Ghost - Cave Song

Sea Ghost – “Cave Song”
Release Date: September 30
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local dreampop outfit Sea Ghost will release their second single of the month, “Cave Song,” on September 30. It will be available for download via Bandcamp.

“Cave Song”
01. Cave Song

More Info:
Bandcamp: seaghostband.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seaghostbandsocool
Twitter: www.twitter.com/seaghostboys66

The Good Graces

The Good Graces - Close to the Sun

The Good Graces – Close to the Sun
Release Date: September 30
Label: Fort Lowell Records

Release Info:
The Good Graces will bring another album full of dreamy, atmospheric folk on September 30. The twelve-song Close to the Sun will the available on vinyl and through most digital retailers.

Close to the Sun
01. I Don’t Know Where to Start
02. Cold in California
03. My Own Grace
04. Under the Weather
05. Something So Beautiful
06. A Gain, Again
07. Curb Appeal
08. Shea
09. Standing in Line
10. Parts > Sum
11. Before You Go
12. (untitled)

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