Albums released September 4, 2012:
Experimental band Animal Collective releases its ninth studio album Centipede HZ. The album marks the return of band member Deakin, who sat out on the recording and touring of 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. Centipede HZ was recorded at Sonic Ranch and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta, Georgia with co-producer Ben Allen.
Stream Centipede Hz for free via npr.org.
RIYL: Panda Bear, Deerhunter, Neutral Milk Hotel
Indie pop female duo Azure Ray release As Above So Below on Saddle Creek Records.
Stream As Above So Below for free via spinner.com.
RIYL: Tilly and the Wall, Trespassers William, Now It’s Overhead
Rattle Them Bones is the latest album from southern Californian swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls on October 20.
Stream Rattle Them Bones for free via Spinner.com.
RIYL: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Atomic Fireballs, Squirrel Nut Zippers
Indie rocker Cat Power releases her first album of all-original material since 2006. Sun, released today on Matador Records, was recorded over the past five years in Malibu, Silverlake, Miami and Paris.
Cat Power will perform at Kool Haus in Toronto on October 20.
Stream Sun on npr.org.
RIYL: PJ Harvey, Feist, Fiona Apple
San Francisco, California noise band Deerhoof releases its latest album, Breakup Song, on Polyvinyl Records.
Stream Breakup Song for free via Spinner.com.
RIYL: Of Montreal, Dirty Projectors, Marnie Stern
Las Vegas, Nevada alt-rockers Imagine Dragons release Night Visions on Interscope Records. The album was recorded at Studio X and Westlake Recording Studios and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Alex da Kid. Night Visions can be purchased on Amazon.com for $5 and for $7.99 with an in-store coupon at Best Buy.
Imagine Dragons will perform at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester on Wednesday, September 12.
Preview tracks from Night Visions on Amazon.com.
RIYL: Walk the Moon, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men
North is Matchbox Twenty’s first album of new material since 2002’s More Than You Think You Are. The band’s fourth studio album features the singles “She’s So Mean” and “Overjoyed.”
Preview tracks from North via iTunes.com.
RIYL: Goo Goo Dolls, Vertical Horizon, Train
4th Street Feeling, the latest album from singer-songwriter and activist Melissa Etheridge, drops on Island Records.
Melissa Etheridge will perform at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo on Tuesday, October 23
Stream 4th Street Feeling at RollingStone.com.
RIYL: Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne
Canadian punk band Propagandhi releases its sixth full-length album, Failed States, on Epitaph Records.
Propagandhi will perform at Town Ballroom on Thursday, October 11 with Comeback Kid.
Stream Failed States on Propagandhi’s Facebook.
RIYL: Good Riddance, Strike Anywhere, The Lawrence Arms
Smash Mouth release Magic, its first album since 2006. The first single, Magic, peaked at #22 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and is currently at #24.
Stream Magic for free via aol.com.
RIYL: Sugar Ray, Barenaked Ladies, Reel Big Fish
Canadian indie pop band Stars release six full-length album, The North, on ATO Records.
Stars will perform at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday, November 24.
Stream The North via spinner.com.
RIYL: Broken Social Scene, The Submarines, The New Pornographers
Northern Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club release sophomore effort, Beacon. The album, which features the single “Sleep Alone,” was recorded in Los Angeles, California with Jacknife Lee.
Two Door Cinema Club will perform at Sound Academy in Toronto on Friday, October 5.
Stream Beacon for free via spinner.com.
RIYL: Foster the People, The Wombats, Passion Pit
New York-based trip-hop band Wax Poetic releases its latest disc, On A Ride.
Stream On A Ride for free via aol.com.
RIYL: Supreme Beings Of Leisure, Bats for Lashes, Replikas
Here are a list of record stores in our area:
Spiral Scratch Records
2531 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14216
Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday:12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
FrizB’s CD Exchange
2510 Elmwood Avenue
Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1800 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
( Corner of Main & Lafayette)
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3500 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.