Thirteen ATL Records to Listen for in January

Algiers - ClaudetteNew year. Resolutions. Fresh starts. Clean slates. All that jazz. Nothing has been shaped. Trends have not taken hold. Anything is possible (or at least that’s what we tell ourselves, which is much the same thing). And what better way to kick off 2014 in Atlanta music then by taking a look at the first batch of records that will hit the scene this year? Even at a brief glance, it’s easy to get amped up about what’s coming our way. For starters, there’s debut records from Jacob Franklin’s (Irreversible) ambient drone project Crucifiction and experimental hip-hop duo Ante Meridian. Then there’s psych-rockers Nobra Noma, whose latest EP promises to feature some of the trio’s best work yet. And finally, to top it all off, we have the long-awaited new record from post-punk gospel revivalists Algiers to close out the month. I’m sure there will be a lot more to come, but 2014 is definitely off to a killer start.

Time Before the War

Time Before the War - Every Man for HimselfTime Before the War – Every Man for Himself
Release Date: January 1
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local indie rockers Time Before the War have released their new EP, Every Man for Himself. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers including Bandcamp.

Time Before the War will celebrate the release of Every Man for Himself tonight at the Drunken Unicorn. Supporting them will be The Dirty Souls and Stations Receiving. Doors open at 9pm. $6 gets you in.

Every Man for Himself
01. Money Rollin
02. Amelita
03. Die Loud
04. Light of Day

More Info:
Web: www.timebeforethewar.com
Bandcamp: www.timebeforethewar.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/timebeforethewar
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/timebeforetheware
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TBTW_band

Crucifiction

Crucifiction - SlavesCrucifiction – Slaves
Release Date: January 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Jacob Franklin, aka Crucifiction, is set to release his debut length today. The sprawling 22-song effort will be available on limited-edition CD and through download via Bandcamp.

Crucifiction will celebrate the release of Slaves tonight at 529 in support of Irreversible. Fellow locals Peasent open the show. Doors open at 9pm. $7 gets you in.

Slaves
01. Dark Past
02. Cordyceps (Intimidating level of intel)
03. Heaviest Fruit Hangs Lowest
04. Permanent Problems
05. It’s All Written (feat. Pope)
06. Playing (Spinoza’s) God
07. Stranded Songs
08. Dreadfed (Incomplete Control)
09. Placebo Flock
10. Lying to the Dying
11. Other People’s Lives
12. Culturally Sanctioned Mental Illness
13. Royal Road
14. Kings of the Earth
15. Alkaloid-Induced Neurogenesis
16. Gallows Humor
17. What I Mean
18. Too Many Weapons to Carry
19. They Were Waiting to Die
20. Malthusian Catastrophe
21. They Can Hear Every Word We’re Saying
22. Cannot Cry in Space

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.crucifiction.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CrucifictionATL

Irreversible

Irreversible - Ashes (Remastered + Remixed)Irreversible – Ashes (Remastered + Remixes)
Release Date: January 4
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Atmospheric sludge lords Irreversible are set to release a remastered version of 2012′s Ashes and have thrown in some remixes for good measure. It will be available for download via Bandcamp.

Irreversible will celebrate the release of Ashes (Remastered + Remixes) tonight at 529. They will be supported by Crucifiction and Peasent open the show. Doors open at 9pm. $7 gets you in.

Ashes (Remastered + Remixes)
01. Prime
02. No Pure Conception
03. The Egregore
04. Ashes
05. Prime (Torn Down, Rebuilt via Peasant)
06. N.P.C. (Distal Remix)
07. The Egregore (Bones Scraped Clean via Crucifiction)
08. Ashes (Undone mix)

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

Nobra Noma

Nobra Noma - BrainstormNobra Noma – Brainstorm
Release Date: January 6
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Atlanta psych-rockers Nobra Noma are prepping the release of their self-titled EP, due out January 6. The six-song effort will be available on cassette and via download on Bandcamp.

Nobra Noma will celebrate the release of their self-titled EP on Monday, January 6 at 529. They will be supported by In Sonitus Lux. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE

Brainstorm
01. Waiting for the Sun
02. Slow Road
03. Don’t Care for You
04. I.Can.See.
05. Interlude #1
06. Knockin at My Door

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.nobranoma.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NobraNoma

Killing Kuddles

Killing Kuddles - NobodyKilling Kuddles – “Nobody”
Release Date: January 7
Label: Autumn + Colour Records

Release Info:
Killing Kuddles, a.k.a. Elwood Kuddles, has just signed with local imprint Autumn + Colour Records. To celebrate, he has offered up the new single, “Nobody,” which is available for download via iTunes.

Killing Kuddles will perform this Saturday night, January 11 at Vinyl. He will be supported by Picture Perfect Skylines. Doors open at 7:30. Admission is $6 in advance and $10 at the door.

“Nobody”
01. Nobody

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

MTN ISL

MTN ISL - God Become AnimalMTN ISL – God Become Animal
Release Date: January 9
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
MTN ISL’s impressive debut, God Become Animal, has been available for download on Bandcamp since December 4, but starting on January 9 you will be able to snag it on CD and cassette.

MTN ISL will celebrate the release of God Become Animal on Thursday, January 9 at 529. Supporting them will be Skin Jobs, Uniform, Memes, and Prisoner. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

God Become Animal
01. Super Place
02. Hacer
03. We Three Kings
04. Dinner Planet
05. Snake Mansion
06. Gutshot

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.mtnisl.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MTNISL

Holoking

Holoking - SuperhumanHoloking (feat. Chris James) – “Superhuman”
Release Date: January 13
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 first single, “Superhuman,” is out January 13.

Holoking will make their live debut on Thursday, January 23 at 529 in support of Ras G. Also performing will be The Difference Machine and Heavy Color, along with DJ sets from The Morkestra, Divine Interface, Obeah and Knumbskull. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

“Superhuman”
01. Superhuman

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

Ante Meridian

Ante Meridian - Sons of HeavenAnte Meridian – Sons of Heaven
Release Date: January 14
Label: Autumn + Colour Records

Release Info:
Local hip-hop duo Ante Meridian will release their debut LP, Sons of Heaven, on January 14 via Autumn + Colour Records. The 17-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Sons of Heaven
01. True Friend
02. N.Y. Thing
03. Stranger Danger
04. Ante Meridian
05. Nat King Cobra
06. 13th Floor
07. Limitless
08. Street Cats (feat. Phene)
09. Red Lotus Blossum (feat. Panic, G.R.E.A.T. Scott, Mach-Hommy, E-Flash & V-Knuckles)
10. When They Were Marching
11. 88 Godz
12. Flowers in the Garden
13. Fool for Love
14. Remember My Eyes
15. Tri-State Agenda (feat. El Da Sensei)
16. Patrick’s Theme
17. Glorious (feat. Maria Jordania Sable)

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.antemeridian.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/antemeridianhiphop
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AnteMeridian1

Goldyard

Goldyard - Fuck CultureGoldyard – Fuck Culture
Release Date: January 16
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
The first of possibly three 2014 releases, Fuck Culture is the debut EP from alt-rap outfit Goldyard. The seven-song effort is available as a free download via DJ Booth.

Fuck Culture
01. Live
02. Die Tonight
03. Paranoid
04. Ill
05. Get Your Weight Up (feat. Jarren Benton)
06. French
07. No Ghost (feat. Cousin Dan)
08. Open Field

More Info:
Web: www.goldyardsucks.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Goldyardmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/goldyardmusic

Dog Bite

Dog Bite - TranquilizersDog Bite – Tranquilizers
Release Date: January 21
Label: Carpark Records

Release Info:
Art-rock voyagers Dog Bite will release their sophomore LP, Tranquilizers, on January 21. The ten-song effort will be available on vinyl and through most digital retailers.

Tranquilizers
01. There Was Time
02. We
03. Lady Queen
04. Tuesdays
05. Clarinets
06. Wonder Dark
07. Dream Feast
08. Royals
09. L’oiseau Storm
10. Rest Assured

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dogusbitus
Tumblr: www.dogusbitus.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dogusbitus

Algiers

Algiers - ClaudetteAlgiers – Claudette
Release Date: Delayed
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
The release date for Algiers’ new record has been delayed. When available, the Claudette 12″ will be available on vinyl and through most digital retailers. Tracklist TBA.

More Info:
Web: www.algierstheband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Algierstheband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AlgiersMusic

Warning Light

Warning Light - A Vast MomentWarning Light – A Vast Moment
Release Date: January 28
Label: Persistentmidnight

Release Info:
The ever prolific Drew Haddon, a.k.a. Warning Light, returns with another EP in advance of his upcoming full length. The seven-song A Vast Moment is available for download via Bandcamp.

A Vast Moment
01. Walls of Starlight
02. Endless Celestial Streams
03. From the Outer Reaches of the Universe
04. Alone Out on the Negative Plane
05. Just Breathe
06. The Lost Signal
07. Left to Forgive

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

Dyess

Dyess - MartyrsDyess – Martyrs
Release Date: January 31
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local aggro rockers Dyess have completed recording of their latest EP, Martyrs. The six-song release is available for digital download via Bandcamp with CDs to follow on January 31.

Martyrs
01. Burning Ship
02. Martyrs
03. Black Lung
04. Death Valley PTA
05. Snake Bite
06. Snake Bite 2

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.dyess.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dyess/124041847655931s