Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Haunting Thrills Of October's New Releases

October is a month that I, as a music adventurist/lover/fan, am excited for. New releases from Fishbone, Rachael Yamagata, Tom Waits, Bjork, Wayne Static, She & Him, Mayer Hawthorne, Surfer Blood, Jane's Addiction, The Original 7ven (formerly The Time and also consisting of the original lineup) and many, many more are hitting stores each week. Fall is a great time to be an audiophile and if you are not one, then October will convert you. Treat yourself to excellence and play it loud!

October 4
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Wolfroy Comes to Town (CD, Vinyl)
blessthefall - Awakening
Dessa - Castor, the Twin
DJ Shadow - The Less You Know, the Better (CD, Vinyl)
Feist - Metals (CD, Vinyl)
Indigo Girls - Beauty Queen Sister
Jack's Mannequin - People and Things (CD, Vinyl)
Misfits - The Devil's Rain
New Found Glory - Radiosurgery
Wayne Static - Pighammer
We Were Promised Jetpacks - In the Pit of the Stomach (CD, Vinyl)
Craig Wedren - Wand

October 11
Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
The B-52's - With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA
Bjork - Biophilia (CD, Vinyl)
Crooked Fingers - Breaks in the Armor (CD, Vinyl)
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lenses Alien (CD, Vinyl)
Electric Six - Heartbreats and Brainwaves
Erasure - Tomorrow's World (Standard and Deluxe CD)
Evanescence - Evanescence
Fishbone - Crazy Glue
Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist
Ben Folds - The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective
Peter Gabriel - New Blood: Live in London (Standard and Deluxe CD)
Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do (CD, Vinyl)
Judas Priest - The Chosen Few
Ben Lee - Deeper Into Dream (CD, Vinyl)
Mike Muir - The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour
Murs - Love + Rockets, Vol.1: The Transformation
Jeffrey Nothing - The New Psychodalia
Public Image Ltd. - Alife 2009
Radiohead - TKOL RMX 1234567
Will Haven - Voir Dire
Rachael Yamagata - Chesapeake
Yuck - Yuck (Reissue) (CD, Vinyl)

October 18
The Brides of Funkenstein - Funk or Walk (Reissue)
The Brides of Funkenstein - Never Buy Texas From a Cowboy (Reissue)
Cradle of Filth - Evermore Darkly
Kimya Dawson - Thunder Thighs
Iced Earth - Dystopia
Is Tropical - Native To
Chris Issak - Beyond the Sun
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist
Shelby Lynne - Revelation Road
The Original 7ven - Condensate
Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole
Screaming Trees - Last Words: The Final Recordings
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Tape Club
Patrick Stump - Soul Punk (Standard and Deluxe CD, Vinyl)
Underoath - Play Your Old Stuff

October 25
Aiden - Some Kind of Hate
Ashtar Command - American Sunshine Vol.1
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound - Want More (CD, Vinyl)
Chairlift - Something
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (CD, Vinyl)
Dirty Projectors & Bjork - Mount Wittenberg Orca (CD, Vinyl)
Dntel - Life is Full of Possibilities (Reissue) (CD, Vinyl)
Drake - Take Care (Standard and Deluxe CD, Vinyl)
Dub Trio - IV (CD, Vinyl)
Peter Gabriel - New Blood: Live in London (DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray/2D DVD)
Goapele - Break of Dawn
Naughty by Nature - Anthem Inc.
She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas (CD, Vinyl)
Surfer Blood - Tarot Classics (CD, Black and Blue Vinyl)
Chris Thile - The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Tom Waits - Bad as Me (Standard and Deluxe CD, Vinyl)


  1. I'm personally looking very forward to the new Iced Earth CD. The new Machine Head is holding me over until then I guess.

  2. There's a lot holding my interest especially a Bjork and Tom Waits album in the same month.

  3. The album is very refined, much better than the last. Amy surprised the heck out of me by returning, more-than-less, to the old EP album style in a few of the songs all the while preserving the rock attributes they are known for mainstream in others. They tried lots of new styles, including a harp (in a bonus song), so you definitely do not hear the same song twice. I still miss the ghastly chills Ben Moody used to pack in some of the songs but Amy does try. More ballads would be nice too. Overall it's a fun album that won't wear out, personally I can't even figure out which song I like more. If you can get a hold of one with the four bonus songs you will be doing yourself a huge favor.

  4. Excellent album, It is one of their best work, may be they have learned how to make a good album, no more mistakes !