Twenty-One ATL Records to Listen for in June

Mastodon - Once More 'Round the SunMay was great, but, GOT DAYUM, June is looking incredible! The sixth studio album from heavy metal greats Mastodon is, of course, a record that’s going to draw massive amounts of attention and reap national headlines, but there’s so much more great local music coming our way this month that I would feel like an ass if I didn’t do my best to shine a light on it all. In fact, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been amped about this many records at the same time, so indulge me for a moment while I highlight a few that I think are going to be real standouts.

First, if you like growling, buzzing, irrepressibly infectious fuzz pop and punk, look no further than the sophomore full length from Gold-Bears. Want something more atmospheric and electronic-focused? The long-awaited Ghost Knocks LP from Jungol is your ticket. If you like your music nastier, uglier and more brutal, you should look up the upcoming Sully EP from Pretty Please. More angular and abrasive? The new split from MTN ISL and Bodyfather should be right up your alley. And if you like your drone music a little more on the ambient side, Warning Light won’t let you down. I could go on, but then there would be no reason for you to finish this post. Suffice it to say that June is stacked with one of the most promising assortments of new records we’ve seen in a while. Like I said, GOT DAYUM!

TWINS
Photo by Drew Haddon

TWINS - Music From the Insider

TWINS – Music From the Insider
Release Date: June 1
Label: DKA Records

Release Info:
Matt Weiner, a.k.a. TWINS, has released his latest EP, Music From the Insider, via DKA Records. It is available on cassette and for digital download via Bandcamp.

Music From the Insider
01. Get Along
02. Up for Days
03. Entry
04. Dead and Forgotten
05. Underneath
06. Insider’s Theme

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

Warning Light

Warning Light - Lost Patterns

Warning Light – The Lost Patterns
Release Date: June 1
Label: DKA Records

Release Info:
Ambient drone experimentalist Warning Light has released his latest LP, The Lost Patterns, via DKA Records. It is available on cassette and for digital download via Bandcamp.

The Lost Patterns
01. Sunrise Over Infinity
02. The Arched Way
03. Into Dust
04. I’ve Already Forgiven You
05. Uncharted Regions in the System
06. One Last Step Beyond
07. Life Even Still

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

Anticipation

The Voice of Saturn - Anticipation Split

The Voice of Saturn/Anticipation Split
Release Date: June 1
Label: DKA Records

Release Info:
Chris Daresta, a.k.a. Anticipation, has released a split cassette with Chicago-based, The Voice of Saturn. It is available on cassette and for digital download via Bandcamp.

The Voice of Saturn/Anticipation Split
01. The Voice of Saturn – New September
02. The Voice of Saturn – Glow
03. The Voice of Saturn – Night Falls
04. The Voice of Saturn – Pulseim
05. The Voice of Saturn – Insatiable
06. The Voice of Saturn – NDW
07. Anticipation – Entrance
08. Anticipation – Interaction
09. Anticipation – Intermission
10. Anticipation – Desires

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.anticipation.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/anticipationatl

tayO

tayO - Back to the Source

tayO – Back to the Source
Release Date: June 1
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Atlanta producer and self-described “sound junkie” Ryan Taylor, a.k.a. tay0, has released his latest EP, Back to the Source. The four-song effort is available for download via Bandcamp.

Back to the Source
01. One Ping Only
02. Back to the Source
03. Who the Bell
04. Cloudbound

More Info:
Web: www.tay0.com
Bandcamp: www.tay0music.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tay0music
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/tay0
Tumblr: www.tay0.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tay0music

The Difference Machine

The Difference Machine - Clocks

The Difference Machine – Clocks
Release Date: June 2
Label: Psych Army Intergalactic

Release Info:
Experimental hip-hop outfit the Difference Machine unleash some more interplanetary jams on their new EP, Clocks. The seven-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Clocks
01. Vibration (Intro)
02. Clocks
03. Science
04. Rhythm (Interlude) 01:46
05. Revenge
06. Revolution Pollution
07. So Heavy

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.thedifferencemachine.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDifferenceMachine
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/thedifferencemachine
Twitter: www.twitter.com/DiffMachine

Gold-Bears

Gold-Bears - Dalliance

Gold-Bears – Dalliance
Release Date: June 3
Label: Slumberland Records

Release Info:
Fuzz-pop stalwarts Gold-Bears will release their long-awaited sophomore full-length, Dalliance, on June 3. It will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Dalliance
01. Yeah, Tonight
02. Chest
03. Death With Drums
04. I Hope They’re Right
05. Memo
06. From Tallahassee to Gainesville
07. Punk Song No. 15
08. Hey, Sophie
09. For You
10. Her Fears
11. Fathers and Daughters

More Info:
Web: www.gold-bears.com
Bandcamp: www.gold-bears.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GOLDdashBEARS

On Holiday

On Holiday - On Holiday

On Holiday – On Holiday
Release Date: June 3
Label: Deer Bear Wolf Records

Release Info:
Indie pop quartet On Holiday will release their self-titled debut album on June 3 via Deer Bear Wolf Records. The digital-only will be available for download via Bandcamp.

On Holiday
01. Tourist
02. Tides
03. Drift
04. Weekend
05. Vignette

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.onholiday.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/onholidayatl

New Terminus

New Terminus - Subtle Astronaut

New Terminus – Subtle Astronaut
Release Date: June 3
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local rockers New Terminus will release their fourth record, Subtle Astronaut, on June 3. The digital-only will be available for download via Bandcamp and through most digital retailers.

Subtle Astronaut
01. Subtle Astronaut
02. Back and Forth
03. Let It Out
04. Meat Snax
05. Left of the Dial

More Info:
Web: www.newterminusmusic.com
Bandcamp: www.newterminus.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewTerminusMusic
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/newterminus
Twitter: www.twitter.com/newterminus

Nightmares

Nightmares - Suspira

Nightmares – Suspira
Release Date: June 3
Label: Rise Records

Release Info:
Metalcore five-piece Nightmares will release their debut album, Suspira, on June 3. It will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Nightmares will celebrate the release of Suspira on Tuesday, June 3 at the Masquerade. They will be supported by I, Assailant, Cosmoscope, Iveritas, and Bear Girl. Doors open at 7pm. Admission is $10.

Suspira
01. Frontiers
02. Let the Right One In
03. In The Mouth of Madness (feat. Tyler Carter)
04. Tourist Trap
05. Cujo
06. Carnival of Souls
07. Enter the Void
08. The Tommyknockers
09. Hands of the Ripper
10. Suspiria
11. Irreversible

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightmaresOfficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/NightmaresGa

Pretty Please

Pretty Please - Sully

Pretty Please – Sully
Release Date: June 6
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Local noise/grunge/sludge trio Pretty Please will release their sophomore EP, Sully, on June 6. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Sully
01. The Ventriloquist
02. Leeches
03. Glue
04. Lies
05. Xmas Box
06. The Artist

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.prettyplease.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/prettypleasemusic
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/prettypleasemusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/prettypleaseatl
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/prettyfuckingplease

Canopy

Canopy - EP2014

Canopy – EP2014
Release Date: June 9
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
Instrumental sludge/doom trio Canopy will release their debut EP, EP2014, on June 9. The four-song effort will be available for download via their Bandcamp page.

EP2014
01. A Passage
02. The Stoning
03. Interstellar Ark
04. Scratch and Claw

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.canopy1.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Canopy1

Criminal Instinct
Photo by Brian Hall

Criminal Instinct - Fever

Criminal Instinct – Fever
Release Date: June 10
Label: Solid Bond Records

Release Info:
ATL hardcore upstarts Criminal Instinct will release their new album, Fever, on June 10 via Solid Bond Records. It will be available on vinyl and through most digital retailers.

Criminal Instinct will celebrate the release of Fever on Tuesday, June 10 at the Drunken Unicorn. They will be supported by the Mongloids, Paid in Blood, Rude Awakening, Modern Pain and Society Abuse. Doors open at 7pm. Admission is $12.

Fever
01. Fever
02. 75s
03. S.F.W.
04. Reason to Hate
05. World So Full
06. That’s Why
07. Cowards Run

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

Outer Gods - Through This Unending Chasm

Outer Gods - Through This Unending Chasm

Outer Gods – Through This Unending Chasm
Release Date: June 13
Label: Persistentmidnight/Classic Cult Grotesque

Release Info:
A side project of two anonymous Atlanta drone artists, Outer Gods will release their sophomore LP on June 13. It will be available on CD, cassette and for download via Bandcamp.

Through This Unending Chasm
01. Initium: The Worm That Dyeth Not
02. Expletus: The Fire That Is Not Quenched

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.outergods.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/outergods
Tumblr: www.outeroutergods.tumblr.com

Faun and a Pan Flute

Faun and a Pan Flute LP

Faun and a Pan Flute – Faun and a Pan Flute
Release Date: June 17
Label: Mission Trips International

Release Info:
The much-anticipated debut LP from Faun and a Pan Flute drops on June 17 via Mission Trips International. It will be available on vinyl and for digital download via Bandcamp.

Faun and a Pan Flute
01. Linda
02. John
03. Augur
04. Dave

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.faunandapanflute.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FaunandaPanFlute


Magicicada

Magicicada - Wrack with RuinMagicicada – Wrack with Ruin
Release Date: February 17
Label: Mission Trips International

Release Info:
Magicicada will release a reworked version (new edit and mix of each track) his latest LP, Wrack with Ruin, on vinyl starting June 17. It is also 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

Jungol
Photo by Raymond Chang

Jungol - Ghost Knocks

Jungol – Ghost Knocks
Release Date: June 21
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
The long-awaited new album from Jungol, Ghost Knocks, will be released on June 21. The eight-song effort will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Jungol will celebrate the release of Ghost Knocks on Saturday, June 21 at the Earl. Supporting them will be fellow locals deadCAT and Qurious. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $7.

Ghost Knocks
01. Fences
02. Dressed Up
03. Runaway
04. Shoreline
05. Full of Chemicals
06. Leper
07. Snowblind
08. Cold in the Apartments

More Info:
Web: www.jungol.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jungolband
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/jungol
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jungol

MTN ISL and Bodyfather split

MTN ISL and Bodyfather split

MTN ISL/Bodyfather Split
Release Date: June 23
Label: No Breaks Records

Release Info:
A split 7-inch from two of Atlanta’s finest up-and-comers, MTN ISL and Bodyfather, will be out on June 23 via No Breaks Records. It will be available on vinyl and through most digital retailers.

MTN ISL and Bodyfather will celebrate the release of their split 7-inch on Monday, June 23 at 529. Supporting them will be the Liverhearts and Hot Wives. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

MTN ISL/Bodyfather Split
01. MTN ISL – Salt Lick
02. Bodyfather – Skin Thin
03. Bodyfather – Gonner

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bodyfather
Tumblr: www.bodyfather.tumblr.com

Mastodon

Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
Release Date: June 24
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Release Info:
Once More ‘Round the Sun, the sixth studio album from heavy metal kings Mastodon, is due out June 24. The 11-track effort will be available on vinyl, CD and through most digital retailers.

Once More ‘Round the Sun
01. Tread Lightly
02. The Motherload
03. High Road
04. Once More ‘Round the Sun
05. Chimes at Midnight
06. Asleep in the Deep
07. Feast Your Eyes
08. Aunt Lisa
09. Ember City
10. Halloween
11. Diamond in the Witch House

More Info:
Web: www.mastodonrocks.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Mastodon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mastodonmusic

Dropout
Photo by Christina Abdelnour

Dropout - Turn Away From the Light

Dropout – Turn Away From the Light
Release Date: June 24
Label: Self-released

Release Info:
D-beat destroyers Dropout will release their sophomore effort, Turn Away From the Light, on June 24. The ten-song full length will be available for download via Bandcamp.

Turn Away From the Light
01. They Eat Their God
02. Wade Into Wolves
03. Inherit the Meek
04. Mortal Sin
05. Fake Cross
06. Up the Dose
07. Fear Cage
08. Fugitive Skin
09. Learn to Loathe
10. Drown Out the Light

More Info:
Bandcamp: www.dropoutatl.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dropoutoflife
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/dropoutdemos

Mask the Wretch

Mask the Wretch - Age of Deception

Mask the Wretch – Age of Deception
Release Date: June 24
Label: Autumn + Colour Records

Release Info:
Local hardcore/metal act Mask the Wretch will release their debut LP, Age of Deception, on June 24 via Autumn + Colour Records. It will be available on CD and through most digital retailers.

Age of Deception
01. Never Enough
02. Unshielded
03. Aftershock
04. Integrity
05. What You Are
06. Backlash
07. False Kingdom
08. The Words You Say
09. Age of Deception
10. Few and Far
11. Scoundrel

More Info:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MaskTheWretch
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MaskTheWretch13

Blood Drunk Records - Give It a Home Vol. 2

Blood Drunk Records - Give It a Home Vol. 2

Blood Drunk Records – Give It a Home Vol. 2
Release Date: June 30
Label: Blood Drunk Records

Release Info:
Local label Blood Drunk Records will release the second compilation in the Give It a Home series on June 30. The twenty-song comp will be available on CD and for download via Bandcamp.

Give It a Home Vol. 2
01. Sure, Man – Hermits of Suburbia
02. Waiting for the Sun – Nobra Noma
03. Backstrap Molasses – DAMS
04. No Girls Allowed – Hello Cobra
05. Antiquities Roadshow – Swank Sinatra
06. DIP Shit – DIP
07. Darryl Strawberry Fields Forever – Seagulls
08. Xanana – Doesin
09. Between – Surrogates
10. Dressed Up – Jungol
11. Daddy – Fashion
12. Book of Idols – Cinema Novo
13. Comeback – Pretend Surprise
14. QLA – Joy Kills
15. Broken Teeth – Phossy Jaw
16. Waffle House Millionaire – Amateur Night at Club Stupid
17. Her Love Stops Atom Bombs – Sonic Graffiti
18. Ryan, Bryan, Mark and Carl – Baby Baby
19. Werewolves – Ganges Phalanges
20. All Along – State of Head

More Info:
Web: www.blooddrunkrecords.com
Bandcamp: www.blooddrunkrecords.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blooddrunkrecords
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blooddrunkrec