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September 2020

04 September


Scarypoolparty/ Doom Hologram/ Hollywood Records

On September 4th, Scarypoolparty will release Doom Hologram, a gripping look into his creative genius. Co-produced and co-written by Scarypoolparty (aka Alejandro Aranda), Doom Hologram is exactly as he promised: a bold experimentation of unique sounds with distorting guitars and classical arrangements.

04 September

Dirty Projectors

The Dirty Projectors/ Super João EP/ Domino Records

On September 4th, Dirty Projectors will release Super João, a four-song collection written, produced, and performed by Dave Longstreth. Super João marks the third in a cycle of five EPs that Dirty Projectors are releasing throughout 2020. Longstreth wrote and produced the music, collaborating on lyrics with each of the featured vocalists from the band - Maia Friedman on Windows Open, Felicia Douglass on Flight Tower, and Kristin Slipp on a forthcoming EP. On Super João, Longstreth wrote lyrics with Kyle Field (Little Wings) and recorded straight to tape with his Los Angeles neighbor Kyle Thomas (King Tuff).

04 September

04 September

Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T. Rex / BMG

The genius and pioneering influence of Marc Bolan’s T. Rex - 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the great rock musicians of all time - will be celebrated with AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, out September 4 on BMG. The collection features 26 songs culled from Bolan’s vast body of work released as T. Rex and Tyrannosaurus Rex from 1968-77. 

11 September

Asaf Avidan/ ‘Anagnorisis’/ Telmavar Records

After earning Platinum records and #1 hits across Europe over the past decade, Asaf Avidan had planned to take some time to regroup in the rural Italian countryside this year, taking stock of life and planning out his next musical directions. Of course, those plans changed as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the Israeli musician's chosen retreat, and Asaf felt no choice but to tap into the complex, inherently chaotic and ever-changing nature of what it means to live in our current moment. The result is Anagnorisis (September 11 / Telmavar Records), a ten-song collection named after the Greek literary device in which a character experiences a sudden and complete moment of revelation. In this case, Asaf's revelation was that nothing is truly that simple or that easy.

18 September

Bright Light Bright Light

Bright Light Bright Light / ‘Fun City’ / YSKWN

On September 18, Bright Light Bright Light (the performance alias of Welsh international pop star Rod Thomas) will open the gates to ‘Fun City’, his meticulously crafted collection of 80s-inspired disco-pop that he built as a statement of perseverance during restless times. To be released on his own label YSKWN! (in partnership with Megaforce Records and The Orchard) and to include collaborations with a yet-to-be-announced “who’s who” of LGBTQ+ icons and musical trailblazers, ‘Fun City’ is his love letter to marginalized communities who feel scared or forgotten.

18 September

The Ries Brothers/ Paint Your Emotion/ CSSL/MegaForce Records

What was simply a passion turned into a career when The Ries Brothers were discovered by the band Chicago and asked to go on tour with them at the young ages of 18 and 15. Since then, they have played more than a thousand shows and toured nonstop ever since — well, up until March 2020 when they were pulled off the road due to COVID-19. Now, they’re working alongside artists including G Love, Stick Figure, 311, Pepper, Galactic and Butch Trucks (The Allman Brothers Band).

18 September

Handsome Ghost/ Some Still Morning/ Photo Finish Records

Massachusetts duo Handsome Ghost (Tim Noyes & Eddie Byun) make an evolved return to their roots as they announce their new album ‘Some Still Morning’ (out May 15 on Photo Finish Records). 

‘Some Still Morning’ is an album that serves as an elevated return to the folk-inspired songwriting that has always been the heart of Handsome Ghost. It’s an album that pairs its melancholy with an appreciative acceptance and peacefulness, acknowledging that you cannot have light without dark. Songs like “Weeds” and “Fifteen Countries” are delicately sung along a strumming guitar like an intimate fireside reflection on getting older & growing up, yet still looking back on the people and things that have made us who we are. Elsewhere, piano takes center stage on tracks like “Christmas In Jersey” and “Weeknight Crowd” matching the haunting nature of the album’s production and Noyes’ earnest vocals which can sometimes feel like a whispered secret.

18 September

Native Harrow / ‘Closeness’ / Loose

Native Harrow - the Pennsylvania duo of Devin Tuel and Stephen Harms with “twilight twang and vintage vibes” (Rolling Stone) - announce their new album Closeness, out September 4 on Loose. Featuring ten new, original songs written and produced by the band, Closeness is a reflection on time’s inexorable churn and the fragility of life, a stirring collection that imbues impeccably crafted Laurel Canyon folk, baroque pop, and rootsy psychedelia with radical empathy and open-hearted solidarity. The album was recorded at Reliable Recorders in Chicago, and engineered by Alex Hall (Neko Case, JD McPherson).

18 September

The Ries Brothers/ ‘Paint Your Emotion’/ Megaforce Records

Live music is an unfamiliar feeling at this point of 2020, but the stage magic of sibling duo Charlie Ries (25) and Kevin Jordan Ries (21), aka The Ries Brothers, is still beating loud and clear after more than 1,000 gigs nationwide — streaming seamlessly and dynamically on their new album ‘Paint Your Emotion,’ due Sept 18 via MegaForce Records. Produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Social Distortion), the record is as lyrically impressive as its sonics and includes nine of ten tracks solely written by the two brothers — and one alongside Nathan Joel Feinstein (of Iya Terra). 

25 September

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso/ ‘Free Love’/ Loma Vista

Sylvan Esso have announced the release of their third full-length album Free Love, to be released September 25 on Loma Vista Recordings, and shared the music video for new song “Ferris Wheel.” The new 10-song collection thrives on collaborative frisson. Wielding power in delicacy, the duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn push one another into new territories with shared assurance, resulting in the group’s finest work to date.

25 September

Action Bronson/ ‘Only For Dolphins’/ Loma Vista Recordings

On White Bronco, Action Bronson’s 2018 release, he rapped “my next album’s only for dolphins,” and the principled MC is nothing if not true to his word. Today he announces his long-awaited new album and debut for Loma Vista Recordings, Only For Dolphins, to be released on September 25. 

Only For Dolphins hums with Bronson’s voracious appetite for sounds encountered during his escapades circling the globe. Turkish psych, reggae, French film music, lovers rock, Russian funk. Joining Bronson is his long-running crew of producers including The Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Daringer, Budgie, DJ Muggs, Tommy Mas and Samiyam.  

25 September

Justin Moore

Justin Moore/ ‘Live at the Ryman’/ The Valory Music Co.

Multi-PLATINUM selling country artist Justin Moore recreates the excitement of attending live shows on his newly announced ‘Live at the Ryman’ record due Sept. 25 via The Valory Music Co. Physical albums will be available exclusively at Walmart.

In May 2018, Moore performed his first-ever headline show at the Ryman Auditorium — and his first in Nashville since 2000. The sold-out date welcomed some of country music’s rowdiest fans at the Mother Church to celebrate Moore’s top hits, along with tributes to classics like Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr. and others.

25 September


Joji / ‘Nectar’ / 88rising

Joji announces his highly-anticipated sophomore album ‘Nectar,’ to be released July 10th via 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music. Nectar follows the RIAA-certified Gold debut album ‘BALLADS 1’, which features the RIAA-certified Double Platinum single “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK.” ‘BALLADS 1’ landed #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 and cemented Joji in history as the first Asian-born artist to top the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. A restless creator fluent in multiple mediums, Joji promises to take listeners someplace unexpected with Nectar.