More much-anticipated music in September. Info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months.
Au Revoir Simone, Move In Spectrums (Instant Records)
Black Label Society, Unblackened (eOne Music)
Brothertiger, Future Splendors (Mush)
Buried Beds, In Spirit (self-release)
The Philly indie pop band with the fun off-kilter sound presents a new record. Listen to "Oh Lonely Fortress!" after the jump and found out what other albums have come out this week...
Cher, Closer To The Truth (Warner Bros.)
CHVRCHES, The Bones of What You Believe (Glassnote)
Deer Tick, Negativity (Partisan)
Drake, Nothing Was the Same (OVO/Young Money Cash Money/Republic)
Stewart Eastham, The Man I Once Was (Long Bar Music)
The Fresh & Onlys, Soothsayer EP (Mexican Summer)
Future, Land of a Thousand Rappers (Asthmatic Kitty)
Girls Against Boys, Ghost List (Epitonic)
Ghostpoet, Some Say I So I Say Light (Play It Again Sam/(PIAS) America)
Matthew Good, Arrows of Desire (FrostByte Media/Universal)
Sammy Hagar, Sammy Hagar & Friends (Frontiers)
Ha Ha Tonka, Lessons (Bloodshot Records)
Hey Monea!, Cheap Souvenirs (Hard Rock Records)
The Herms, Drop Out Vol. 1 (Castle Face Records)
Heaven's Gate, Transmuting (Inflated Records)
Hunters, Hunters (Mom + Pop)
Icona Pop, This Is… Icona Pop (Record Company Ten/Big Beat Records)
The Internet, Feel Good (Odd Future Records)
Into It. Over It., Intersections (Triple Crown)
INVSN, INVSN (Razor & Tie)
Alan Jackson, The Bluegrass Album (ACR/EMI Nashville)
Jesu, Every Day I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came (Avalanche Recordings)
Kings of Leon, Mechanical Bull (RCA)
Lenny Kravitz, Are You Gonna Go My Way Deluxe Edition (Virgin/UMe)
The digitally remastered and expanded edition is beefed up with 20 bonus tracks in addition to the original material off the album including 10 previously unreleased recordings from Kravitz’s personal archive.
Kyson, The Water’s Way (Friends of Friends)
Love Inks, Generation Club (Monofonus Press)
Lovers, A Friend In The World (Badman)
Mazzy Star, Seasons of Your Day (Rhymes of an Hour)
The new Mazzy Star sounds alot like the old Mazzy Star, with Hope Sandoval's crushed velvet intones as mesmerizing as ever... Video for "California" below...
Nirvana, In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition (Universal)
Noah and the Whale, Heart of Nowhere (Caroline Records)
The Oarsmen, Writing House (Tandem Shop)
The acoustic project of Marcus Maloney (formerly of Honest Engines and Many Places), with help from August Ogren-Dehn and Joel Heinrich on drums and bass, respectively. His tender catchy songwriting gets its official debut on this full-length LP. Listen to "First Flight" below.
Pink Martini, Get Happy (Heinz)
Promised Land Sound, Promised Land Sound (Paradise of Bachelors)
Frankie Rose, Herein Wild (Fat Possum)
The Royal Concept, The Royal EP (Lava Records)
A Skylit Drive, Rise (Tragic Hero)
Sons of the Sea, Sons of the Sea (INGROOVES)
The debut album from the new project led by Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd.
Sting, The Last Ship (Cherrytree/Interscope/A&M Records)
The 11th studio album by the British soft rocker is his first full-length original material since 2003's Sacred Love and was prompted by Sting's upcoming play of the same name, which debuts on Broadway in 2014. The album explores themes of homecoming and self-discovery as drawn from his memories of growing up by Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend... According to his website newsfeed, "His personal reminiscences illuminate universal truths - the complexity of relationships, the passage of time and the importance of family and community - to form an affecting, complex parable for our modern times." EPK below.
Toad the Wet Sprocket, New Constellation (Abe's Records)
Allen Toussaint, Songbook (Rounder)
A live solo album and DVD release encompasses 25 songs recorded live over two fall 2009 performances at Joe's Pub in New York City. Also included: a 25-minute in-depth interview with Toussaint conducted by producer and longtime friend, Paul Siegel.
TRAAMS, Grin (FatCat)
Trentemøller, Lost (In My Room)
Veara, Growing Up Is Killing Me (Epitaph)