Greetings Earthlings!. We have rounded up some of the best alternative music releases coming up this month for you to listen to and possibly consider paying good money in investing into. Because of the sheer amount of album releases every month we can’t include every album, EP or single thats worthy of a mention, or though if my project evolves into some kind of Huge Beast with many tentacles then it would be nice to try and include everything that the world of alternative music has to offer?. Hope you enjoy some of our recommendations, Laters y’all! x
1. Beach House. “Sparks”. From the new album Depression Cherry, which is Beach House’s fifth studio album. Available on August 28 2015. In a press release for the new album Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally from Beach House said:
In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dreams and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.
2. Health. “New Coke” (official video). From the Los Angeles experimental electronic noise bands long awaited (6 years) third album titled Death Magic. For the album the band worked with U.K’s dark ambient musician The Haxan Cloak, as well as Kanye West engineer Andrew Dawson, along with Mars Volta engineer Lars Stalfors. Death Magic is released on August 7 2015.
3. Foals. “What Went Down” is the fourth studio album from Oxford rock band Foals. As the bands frontman Yannis Philipakis explains about the progressive sound of the opening title track “It is one of the most savage and animalistic songs we’ve ever done… when we play it in a room, it just feels predatory.”What Went Down is released on August 28 2015.
3. Zig Zags. “Slime” (EP). From the LA scuzz punk rockers, who formed in 2010 and released there self-titled debut album in 2014. As lead vocalist/guitarist Jed Maheu explains about the bands philosophy “We want our shit to be fucking retarded, but we want it to be retarded on purpose. There’s a thought process behind how stupid it is.” Released on August 11 2015.
4. La Luz. “You Disappear”. Seattle surf-rock quartet group La Luz with their second album Weirdo Shrine. Produced by Ty Segall who described the album as a “world…burning with colours (he’d) never seen, like mauve that is living”.
5. Oberhofer. “Memory Remains”. From the bands second album Chronovision. Out on August 21 2015.
6. Deradoorian. A live version of the new single “A Beautiful Woman” by ex Dirty Projectors member and multi-instrumentalist Angel Deradoorian. From her debut LP The Expanding Flower Planet. Available on Aug 21 2015.
7. The Fratellis. “Me And The Devil”. From the new album Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied, which is the bands fourth album. Out on August 21 2015.
8. Chelsea Wolfe. “Carrion Flowers”. From her fourth album Abyss. She explains “Abyss is meant to have the feeling of when you’re dreaming, and you briefly wake up, but then fall back asleep into the same dream, diving quickly into your own subconscious”. Abyss is released on August 7 2015.
9. Deaf Wish. “Eyes Closed”. The noisy Australian indie rockers from Melbourne are set to follow up their single “St Vincent’s” from last year with the full length LP titled Pain, and their first on the Sub Pop label, out on August 7 2015.
10. Ultimate Painting. “Break The Chain”. From the London-based bands second album Green Lanes. Ultimate Painting formed in 2014 and comprises of Jack Cooper from Manchester band Mazes and James Hoare from Veronica Falls. Green Lanes is out on August 7 2015.
11. Telepathe. The experimental synth-pop duo from Brooklyn, New York, had originally planned on releasing the album Destroyer way back in 2012. The pair comprising of Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais have been pretty quite since then, releasing some of the tracks off the album over the years including this one “Night’s Spell” (official video). Destroyer, the bands second album will be released on August 7 2015.
12. Georgia. “Nothing Solutions”. A beautiful video to accompany London musician Georgia’s eponymous debut album, due for release on 7 Aug 2015. The video was directed by Courtney Phillips, who said:
“The initial idea for this was to have Georgia running away from something in the forest, only to find out she’s actually running with them – leading the pack. It was key to keep the visuals feeling mysterious and ambiguous, leaving the meaning open to the viewer’s interpretation – but some might say she’s running from her demons. We brought the forest to life by transforming it in to a hyper real environment, injecting artificial colours in to a natural space.”
13. Enola Fall. “Stab On”. From Tasmanian based indie electro-pop rockers third album Heliotropic which follows frontman Joe Nuttall and the rest of the band on a journey to find small glimpses of happiness in the middle of a dark world, as he explains “We’re all just trying to chase those little bits of sunshine.” Heliotropic is released on August 7 2015.
14. The Atom Age. “Wasteoid”. The 5 piece garage-punk band from Oakland, CA, follow there 2013 EP with there third album Hot Shame. The new LP was co-produced by Blag Dahlia from The Dwarves and has an old-school punk sound that is energetic and in your face. Hot Shame is released on August 28 2015.
15. Funeral Advantage. After a couple of years releasing EPs, The Boston band Funeral Advantage are finally set to debut their first full-length album titled Body Is Dead. Formed by Tyler Kershaw in 2013, the band have evolved into a full fledged touring band which plays a brand of dream pop which incorporates many elements of electronic indie rock. Body Is Dead is released on 25 August 2015.
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