Most ANTICIPATED Albums of September Frankie Rose and the Outs – Frankie Rose and the Outs (Slumberland Records) Another good contribution to the current lo-fi revival, this band is led by Frankie Rose (ex-Vivian Girls, ex-Dum Dum Girls) and features three other ladies playing a perfect mixture of girl-group pop and garage rock. A little dreamier and darker than Rose’s previous bands.
Torche - Songs For Singles (HydraHead Records) Miami trio Torche plays bittersweet, sludgy stoner metal. This twenty minute, eight track album isn’t as dark and doomy as a lot of music played by similar artists. Torche have infected their dirty drones with a pop sensibility and vocal harmonies that lead to a celebratory sound as opposed to a doleful one.
September 14 Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart (Jagjaguwar Records) Proggy psychedelic rock from Vancouver. Black Sabbath meets Led Zeppelin meets Velvet Underground, the ghost of Janis Joplin, and even more guitar riffs thrown in. Contender for Best Album Art of 2010. Mere words do this album no justice.
Terror – Keepers of the Faith (Reaper Records) At this point, most fans of heavy music have at least heard the name Terror. Since their 2002 inception they have been touring the world with an ever changing roster that's included members of Hatebreed, Blacklisted, Donnybrook, Carry On, Down To Nothing, Integrity and No Warning. While never straying too far from their patented metallic-hardcore sound (hence the title), recent releases feature a more developed and expanded arsenal that is sure to appeal to an even wider audience than before. If you're still wondering what this band is about, better to let some of vocalist Scott Vogel's legendary onstage banter do the talking: "Alright, let's take this to the next level! More stagedives! World domination!!"
Other 14th releases: Of Montreal False Priest, Blonde Redhead Penny Sparkle, Grinderman Grinderman 2, Les Savy Fav Root For Ruin
Other 21st releases: The Hundred in the Hands The Hundred in the HandsSelf, Howto Dress Well Love Remains, Nobunny Ono
Breathe Owl Breathe – Magic Central (Hometapes Records) Breathe Owl Breathe needs no introduction in Northern Michigan. It’s weird to get a promo CD and one-sheet write up for a band whose members shop in your store. However, did you know that Andrea was born in Columbia and Micah didn’t speak until he was four? I didn’t either- until I read their one-sheet. It’s awesome to see these guys get some national recognition, although it was inevitable – this kind of talent can’t stay confined to the Michigan woods forever. This record sounds phenomenal, with special attention paid to Andrea’s gentle voice and cello playing. It has a fuller sound than previous efforts with the auxiliary instrumentation really standing out. This nature appreciating album is perfect for listening to as the summer turns to chilly autumn.
F’ed Up – Year of the Ox 12” (Merge Records) The fourth 12” installment in F’ed Up’s Chinese Zodiac series and about their 60th release in total. The A-side song features a guest appearance from Nika Rosa Danilova of Zola Jesus as well as a Toronto string ensemble. Always pushing the boundaries of what punk and hardcore music can mean, the B-side features a five-minute long saxophone solo and is apparently a tribute to vampires and Twilight.
Other 28th releases: No Age Everything in Between, Bad Religion The Dissent of Man, Abe Vigoda Crush For more upcoming releases, check www.sounditoutrecords.com Sound it Out Records is located on Union Street between 7th and 8th Street.
NM3 MAGAZINE ■ SEPTEMBER 2010
September 2010, designed by Godwin Jabangwe