Fourteen ATL Records to Listen for in August

Pillage and Plunder - The Show Must Go WrongThis is my birth month, you guys (August 27, if you must know), so let’s make it count. August is typically a slow month for new releases with summer embroiled in stifling heat and fall still hiding in the distance. But this is Atlanta so, shit yeah, there’s always going to be new music to jam in your earholes and something to look forward to. Local art-rock trio Pillage & Plunder have certainly made some noise this year, and while it seems that practically every track on their upcoming full-length has already premiered on some site or another, I’m looking forward to being able to get my hands on the entire record soon. Then there’s the debut EP from punk newcomers New Junk City, which, if their first single is a good indication, should be a ripper. Other potential highlights include a new EP from proggy alt-rockers Bear Girl and the sophomore effort from garage-punk outfit Lowbanks. Oh, and if experimental electronic jams be your thang, make sure to check out Cold Gemini, the upcoming EP from TWINS.

Dead Register
Photo by Steve Pomberg

Dead Register - TRVNS BLVK

Dead Register – TRVNS BLVK (Demo)
Release Date: August 1
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Ambient and black metal trio Dead Register have released their debut record, a three-song demo called TRVNS BLK. It is available for download via Bandcamp.

TRVNS BLVK (Demo)
01. Alone
02. Ordinary
03. With Symphanies

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

Pillage and Plunder

Pillage and Plunder - The Show Must Go Wrong

Pillage & Plunder – The Show Must Go Wrong
Release Date: August 5
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Art-rock trio Pillage & Plunder will release their debut full length, The Show Must Go Wrong, on August 5th. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Pillage & Plunder will celebrate the release of The Show Must Go Wrong on Friday, August 8th at the Drunken Unicorn. Supporting them will be Clibber Jones Ensemble and Noel Stephen & the Darlings. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $10.

The Show Must Go Wrong
01. Beetlejuice
02. Boogeyman
03. How Did It Come to This?
04. I Will Drink the Ocean When I Go There
05. Keep Dreaming (It’s Not Going to Happen)
06. Moocow
07. The Last Date
08. Hit & Run
09. Summer Days
10. Nutcracker

More Info:
Web: www.wearepillageandplunder.com
Bandcamp: www.pillageandplunder.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pillageandplunder
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/pillageandplunder
Twitter: www.twitter.com/PilaPlu

Clibber Jones Ensemble
Photo by Hector Amador

Clibber Jones Ensemble - I Am the Avalanche

Clibber Jones Ensemble – I Am the Avalanche
Release Date: August 5
Label: Blood Drunk Records

Release Info:
Eclectic rockers Clibber Jones Ensemble will release their new album, I Am the Avalanche, on August 5th via Blood Drunk Records. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Clibber Jones Ensemble will celebrate the release of I Am the Avalanche on Friday, August 8th at the Drunken Unicorn. Also performing will be Pillage & Plunder and Noel Stephen & the Darlings. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $10.

I Am the Avalanche
01. I. I Am the Avalanche
02. II. I Am the Destroyer
03. III. I Will Collapse into the Sea
04. IV. The Sun Upon the Earth
05. V. I Am the Water Falling
06. I. I Am the Avalanche (Instrumental)
07. II. I Am the Destroyer (Instrumental)
08. III. I Will Collapse into the Sea (Instrumental)
09. IV. The Sun Upon the Earth (Instrumental)
10. V. I Am the Water Falling (Instrumental)

More Info:
Web: www.clibberjonesensemble.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClibberJonesEnsemble
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/clibberjonesensemble
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ClibberJonesEns

Warning Light

Warning Light - Burn Under Direct Heat

Warning Light – Burn Under Direct Heat
Release Date: August 5
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Ambient composer Drew Haddon, a.k.a. Warning Light, will release his latest LP, Burn Under Direct Heat, on August 5th. It will be available for digital download via Bandcamp.

Burn Under Direct Heat
01. The Motorway Exchange
02. Living in the Heart of Darkness
03. One, of the Many
04. Rare Empty Places
05. Midnight on the Tube
06. Abandoned Sciences Facility
07. A Foggy Little Notion
08. Growing Up in Public

More Info:
Web: www.warninglight.blogspot.com
Bandcamp: www.warninglight.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/warninglight
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/warning-light

New Junk City

New Junk City - EP

New Junk City – New Junk City
Release Date: August 6
Label: No Breaks Records

Release Info:
Punk rockers New Junk City will release their self-titled debut on August 6th. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

New Junk City will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut on Wednesday, August 6th when they play at 529 in support of Gold-Bears. Fellow locals the Hotels and Terminally Ill Babes open the show. Doors open at 9pm. Donations will be accepted.

New Junk City
01. Snot a Problem
02. Clench Jawed
03. Libertines
04. Paralyzed
05. Sinking Ship
06. Devil You Know
07. Down the Tubes

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

Biters

Biters - Indigo

Biters – “Indigo” b/w “Saturday Night Cat Fight”
Release Date: August 7
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Throwback rockers Biters are prepping the release of a new 7-inch, which can be pre-ordered here. The two-song effort is also available for download via iTunes.

“Indigo” b/w “Saturday Night Cat Fight”
01. Indigo
02. Saturday Night Cat Fight

More Info:
Web: www.thebiters.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BITERS
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheBiters

Vito Romeo
Photo by Ashley Simpson

New Junk City - EP

Vito Romeo – Casanova E.P.
Release Date: August 12
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local newcomers Vito Romeo will release their debut EP, Casanova, on August 12th. The seven-song effort will be available for download via Bandcamp.

Casanova E.P.
01. There She Goes
02. F*** It All
03. Blk.MT. Girl
04. Down the Road
05. Ramona
06. Emily
07. Round & Round

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.vitoromeo.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vitoromeo714

Bear Girl

Bear Girl - Le Fantastique

Bear Girl – Le Fantastique
Release Date: August 19
Label: Cardigan Records

Release Info:
Local trio Bear Girl will release their new album, Le Fantastique, on August 19th via Cardigan Records. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Le Fantastique
01. Introduction – Moonstruck
02. Occurrence I – The Dissimulator
03. Occurrence II – Out of the Chasm
04. Occurrence III – Marseille 03:59
05. Occurrence IV – The Quintessential End
06. Epilogue – Dirty Mirror

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.beargirlmusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BearGirlSr
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BearGirlAtl

HYDRABADD

HYDRABADD - Astral Mirage

HYDRABADD – Astral Mirage
Release Date: August 19
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Cosmic beat explorers HYDRABADD have released their latest EP, Astral Mirage. The five-song collection is available for download via the duo’s Bandcamp page.

Astral Mirage
01. Gemillennia (wt. Ba-kuura)
02.Astral Mirage (feat. Abra)
03. Ghillie Ghost (wt. Krimslo)
04. Intentional Stance (wt. Emerald Soul)
05. Orbital Collision (feat. Slowriter)

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.hydrabadd.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hydrabadd
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/hydrabadd
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HYDRABADD

Wicked Pretty
Photo by Nicole C. Kibert

Wicked Pretty

Wicked Pretty – Wicked Pretty
Release Date: August 20
Label: Karma Armada Records

Release Info:
Local emo-punk five-piece Wicked Pretty have released their eponymous sophomore EP. The four-song effort is available on vinyl and for streaming via Bandcamp.

Wicked Pretty
01. Flower Song
02. “Attica, Attica​!​”
03. Sorry About the Noise
04. Secret Pocket

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.wickedpretty.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wickedprettyprettywicked

Raury

Raury - Indigo Child

Raury – Indigo Child
Release Date: August 25
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Rising ATL star Raury has released his much-anticipated Indigo Child project. The eclectic 13-song mix of R&B, hip-hop, soul and blues is available for download via his website.

Indigo Child
01. War Pt. 1
02. What Goes Up
03. God’ Whisper
04. Superfly
05. Armor
06. Rest
07. Wildfire
08. Woodcrest Manor Master
09. Cigarette Song
10. Dreaducation
11. Chariots of Fire
12. Sweet N Sour
13. Seven Suns

More Info:
Web: www.weraur.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/weraur
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/raury
Tumblr: www.kingraur.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/raury

NaKota

naKota - First

naKota – First
Release Date: August 26
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local artist and producer naKota is back with another EP, this one going by the title, FIrst. The three-song digital-only effort is available for free download via Bandcamp.

First
01. Carnivore
02. Smooth Operator
03. Pressure

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

Lowbanks

Lowbanks - Cover Unknown

Lowbanks – The Dogs
Release Date: Delayed
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Garage-punk trio Lowbanks are prepping the release of their latest EP, The Dogs, for August 26th. The six-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers. Cover art TBD.

The Dogs
01. The Dogs
02. Street Rat
03. Sleep for Days
04. Run Yr Mouth
05. She’s the Worst
06. Treatz

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.lowbanks.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lowbanksmusic
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/lowbanksusa
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lowbanksUSA


TWINS

TWINS - Cold Gemini

TWINS – Cold Gemini
Release Date: Mid-August
Label: Clan Destine Records

Release Info:
Matt Weiner, a.k.a. TWINS, will release his latest EP, Cold Gemini, via UK label Clan Destine Records in mid-August. It will be available on limited-edition vinyl and through most digital retailers.

Cold Gemini
01. Creepsick (Believe the Floor)
02. Deal With It
03. No Comfort
04. Peachtree Industrial

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.20twin.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/20twins
Tumblr: www.inadifferentfuture.tumblr.com