Nineteen ATL Records to Listen for in February

Del Venicci - Haunted HallLet’s consider this a starting point because I know for certain there are a bunch of upcoming new releases that aren’t listed here, including works from dream-gazers Twin Studies (EP due out February 6), hip-hop collective Far Out Family (Declaration of Independence due out February 14) and experimental auteur Nomen Novum (Lookalikes release TBD). And while I could go on at length about how a lot of artists in this town need to a better job of marketing and promoting themselves, I’d much rather focus my attention on the sweet list below because it’s a really good one, especially if you’re a fan of experimental, forward-thinking music. Scroll down the page and you’ll see new records slotted for Magicicada and Currency, both out on February 15 via Mission Trips. Go even further and you’ll spot a split release that includes Drew Haddon’s latest synth project, Snowbride, along with Athens-based ambient pop outfit Scab Queen. But if I had to pick just one record to look forward to this month, I’d have to single out the Del Venicci joint. That “Contagion” single made me a believer, man, and I’m full of high hopes for this one. What record are you looking forward to the most this month?

The Crash Years

The Crash Years - CopeThe Crash Years – Cope
Release Date: February 4
Label: Autumn + Colour Records

Release Info:
Georgia rockers the Crash Years will release their new EP, Cope, on February 4 via Autumn + Colour Records. The six-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Cope
01. Intro
02. Relentless
03. The One
04. Beyond the Trees
05. Always Wrong
06. Cope

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

Holoking

Holoking - Wise FoolsHoloking – “Wise Fools”
Release Date: February 6
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Former Cloudeater drummer Chris Hunt has teamed up with Chicago-based MC Diverse to form a new project called Holoking. The duo’s second single, “Wise Fools,” is out February 6.

“Wise Fools”
01. Wise Fools

More Info:
Web: www.holoking.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/holoking
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/holoking
Twitter: www.twitter.com/holokingmusic

Twin Studies

Twin Studies - Precious PlacesTwin Studies – Precious Places
Release Date: February 6
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Dream pop quartet Twin Studies are set to release their new EP, Precious Places, on February 6. The four-song effort will be available on CD and digitally on Bandcamp.

Twin Studies will celebrate the release of Precious Places on Thursday, February 6 at WonderRoot. Supporting them will be Scale Model and Shepherds. Doors open at 9pm. $5 gets you in.

Precious Places
01. Precious Places
02. Collapse
03. Lunar Fever
04. Oleanders

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TwinStudies
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/twinstudies

We Invented Cool

W.I.C. - TrappedW.I.C. – Trapped
Release Date: February 8
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local rap trio W.I.C. (We Invented Cool) are prepping the release of their third album, Trapped, for February 8. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers. Tracklist TBA.

W.I.C. will celebrate the release of Trapped on Saturday, February 8 at the Basement. Supporting them will be Big Cheeko and Yamin Semail. Doors open at 9pm. $8 gets you in.

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.weinventedcool.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WeInventedCool
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WeInventedCool

Sharaab

Sharaab - DevaSharaab – Deva
Release Date: February 10
Label: High Chai Recordings

Release Info:
Local producer and sound designer Sharaab will release his new EP, Deva, on February 10. The five-song release will be available through most digital retailers.

Deva
01. Yantra Force
02. Fake Love
03. Wasteland
04. Fake Love (Spectik Remix)
05. Wasteland (Jamal Rusk Remix)

More Info:
Web: www.sharaabmusic.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/sharaab
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sharaab

The Futura Bold

The Futura Bold - This is WarThe Futura Bold – This is War
Release Date: February 11
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local rockers the Futura Bold have already made their latest EP, This is War, available for digital download. It will be available on CD starting February 11.

The Futura Bold will celebrate the release of This is War on Saturday, February 15 when they perform at Star Bar in support of Five Eight. Also performing will be Soda Jerk. Doors open at 9pm. $10 gets you in.

This is War
01. This is War
02. Overthrown
03. Angels in a Noose
04. We Shoot Golden
05. Shallow Water
06. Futura Bold (Digital Only Bonus Track)
07. Cristine (Digital Only Bonus Track)

More Info:
Web: www.thefuturabold.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefuturabold

Hip to Death

Hip to Death - Stay FadedHip to Death – “Stay Faded”
Release Date: February 11
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Psych-noise outfit Hip to Death will release their new single, “Stay Faded,” on February 11. It will be available for streaming and download via the group’s Bandcamp page.

“Stay Faded”
01. Stay Faded

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.hiptodeath.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/HIP-TO-DEATH/280671867827

Red Sea

Red Sea - Yardsticks for Human IntelligenceRed Sea – Yardsticks for Human Intelligence
Release Date: February 12
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Art-rock foursome Red Sea will release their new EP, Yardsticks of Human Intelligence, on February 12. The four-song EP streaming and download via the group’s Bandcamp page.

Yardsticks for Human Intelligence
01. Tandem Stye
02. Grape
03. Down With the Crown
04. Vacant Ring

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

Spewtilator

Spewtilator - GoathrowerSpewtilator – Goathrower
Release Date: February 14
Label: Boris Records

Release Info:
Death thrashers Spewtilator will release their upcoming 7″, Goathrower, on February 14 via Boris Records. It will be available on 7″ vinyl and through most digital retailers.

Goathrower
01. Goathrower
02. Cherokee Curse
03. Cave Of Hatred
04. Afterworld Inebriation
05. Let’s Get Drugs

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.spewtilator.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Spewtilator

Far Out Family

Spewtilator - GoathrowerFar Out Family – Declaration of Independence
Release Date: February 14
Label: Far Out

Release Info:
Hip-hop collective Far Out Family, led by Glenn Saddler and Bias the Black, will release their first full length, Declaration of Independence, on February 14. It will be available through most digital retailers.

Declaration of Independence
01. DOI Intro
02. I Declare
03. NEWATLISH
04. Real (feat. Alkebulan)
05. DOI Interlude
06. Your Love
07. $
08. What The…
09. Too Far
10. DOI Outro

More Info:
Web: www.fartherout.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/faroutfamily
Tumblr: www.faroutfamily.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/faroutfamily

Vera Vera

Spewtilator - GoathrowerVera Vera – “The future, forever”
Release Date: February 14
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local electro rockers Vera Vera are working on a new record. The lead single, “The future, forever” is available as a name your price download on the group’s Bandcamp page.

“The future. forever”
01. The future, forever

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.veravera.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/veraveramusic


Magicicada

Magicicada - Wrack with RuinMagicicada – Wrack with Ruin
Release Date: February 15
Label: Mission Trips

Release Info:
Experimental soundscapist Magicicada will release his latest LP, Wrack with Ruin, on February 15 via Mission Trips. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Wrack with Ruin
01. Outro
02. Glancing Off the Edges
03. Confused Heap
04. In League with Ugly Face
05. Except Sioux
06. Pardon You
07. HomeopathicProcessor
08. Ancient Squeek
09. Once I was a Little Light
10. livewater
11. Blossoming Snares of the Earth
12. My Fault
13. Jigsaw Forms
14. Heaven of Populated Horrors
15. ‘torium

More Info:
Web: www.magicicada.com
Bandcamp: www.magicicada.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/magicicada
Twitter: www.twitter.com/iammagicicada

Currency - Barter

Currency - BarterCurrency – Barter
Release Date: February 15
Label: Mission Trips

Release Info:
Recorded live, free form jazz and noise experimentalists Currency will release their latest EP, Barter, on February 15 via Mission Trips. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Barter
01. No Pepper
02. No Oil
03. No Metal
04. No Wood
05. No Word
06. No Breath

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

Pet Cobra

Pet Cobra - EP #1Pet Cobra – E.P. #1
Release Date: February 17
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Punk-fueled newcomers Pet Cobra will release their debut EP, E.P. #1, on February 17. The four-song effort will be available for digital download via their Bandcamp page.

E.P. #1
01. 9 Over 10
02. Professional Victim
03. Boat Song
04. Swanson(g)

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.petcobra.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/THEPETCOBRA
Twitter: www.twitter.com/THEPETCOBRA

Fox Grin

Fox Grin - Animals Remix EPFox Grin – Animals Remix EP
Release Date: February 24
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Indie rockers Fox Grin will release a new EP featuring remixes of tracks from their debut LP, Animals. The four-song effort will be available for download via the group’s Bandcamp page.

Fox Grin will perform Saturday, March 1 at the Big Medicine Festival at the Basement. Also performing will be Brother Hawk, Death On Two Wheels, StoneRider and Big Jesus, among others. Doors are at 5pm. $15 gets you in.

Animals Remix EP
01. The Twist (Gazella Remix)
02. New Solution (Jon Bom Remix)
03. The Twist (Marco Lama Remix)
04. New Solution (Medication Club Remix)

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.foxgrin.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/foxgrinmusic
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/foxgrin
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FoxGrinMusic

Del Venicci

Del Venicci - Haunted HallDel Venicci – Haunted Hall
Release Date: February 25
Label: Prima Satisfaction

Release Info:
Dreampop quartet Del Venicci will release their debut EP, Haunted Hall, on February 25. The six-song release will be available on the group’s Bandcamp page and through most digital outlets.

Haunted Hall
01. Speaking to Snakes
02. Haunted Hall
03. Teenage Swingers
04. Shadow Braid
05. Jungle Arms
06. Contagion

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.delvenicci.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/delvenicci
Tumblr: www.delvenicci.tumblr.com

Night Driving in Small Towns

Night Driving in Small Towns - The BomberNight Driving in Small Towns – The Bomber
Release Date: February 25
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Eclectic indie rock duo Night Driving in Small Towns will release their new EP, The Bomber, on February 25. The five-song release will be available for download via the group’s Bandcamp page.

The Bomber
01. Imagining Your Death
02. Dreamlab
03. Sum + Its Parts
04. The Bomber
05. The Restaurant

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.nightdrivinginsmalltowns.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nightdrivinginsmalltownsofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nightdriving

Snowbride

Snowbride/Scab QueenSnowbride/Scab Queen Split
Release Date: February 28
Label: Persistentmidnight

Release Info:
Ambient synth duo Snowbride will release their second effort, a limited-edition (100 only) split cassette with Athens-based Scab Queen sometime this month via Persistentmidnight.

Snowbride/Scab Queen Split
Snowbride
01. Trak Trak Trak
02. Waiting On a Train
03. Interior

Scab Queen
01. driftglass
02. same as water
03. erode
04. countermovement (the lure of a fiddle)

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.snowbride.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hauntedsnowbridesounds
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/snowbride
Tumblr: www.hauntedsnowbride.tumblr.com

Swank Sinatra
Photo by Kamil Lee

Swank Sinatra - California's OverratedSwank Sinatra – “California’s Overrated”
Release Date: February 28
Label: Blood Drunk Records

Release Info:
Local rockers Swank Sinatra will release “California’s Overrated,” the first single from their upcoming LP, Sober Cobra, on February 28. It will be available on CD and download via the trio’s Bandcamp page.

Swank Sinatra will celebrate the release of their “California’s Overrated” single on Friday, February 28 at the Music Room. Supporting them will be and The Madeleine Haze and R_Garcia. Doors open at 8pm. $3 gets you in.

“California’s Overrated”
01. California’s Overrated
02. Feed the Birds

More Info:
Web: www.swanksinatra.com
Bandcamp: www.swanksinatra.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/swanksinatra
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theswanksinatra