Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Now Hear This!: Frabbits, Muse and Stone Sour

I recently told you about the trinity of music awesomeness, a.k.a., September 18. The new music Tuesday that will usher in the return of two favorites, The Killers and Grizzly Bear, plus a new one from the indie rock group Band of Horses. As amazing as this day is, it's only one Tuesday of back to back months that will shower us with great music.

Getting it started on September 11, The Avett Brothers will release The Carpenter. It'll be interesting to hear if the North Carolina brothers move even closer towards the mainstream love they received in 2009-2010 or return to their folksy roots. Who knows? One thing is certain, these guys have never been the type to shy away from eclecticism. That same day the immortal Bob Dylan releases his 35th studio album, Tempest.

On the 25th, the much anticipated album, Babel from the folk darlings of 2010, Mumford and Sons hits stores. I've read that it will not be much different from their debut and after hearing the lead single, "I Will Wait" that seems accurate. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? Also on the 25th with much less fanfare, Frightened Rabbit will release an EP called State Hospital. Last week, the the Scottish rockers threw us a bone with the title track, see video below.

October 2 gives us new music from Matt & Kim, the upbeat duo will release Lightning, the British rockers Muse stay theatrical with The 2nd Law (video for "Madness" below) and alt-rockers Papa Roach try to stay relevant with The Connection. On the 16th, Benjamin (Ben) Gibbard takes a break from Death Cab for Cutie to go solo with Former Lives


Stone Sour rocks the month of hauntings with Part 1 of a double album called House of Gold & Bones, out October 23. Part 2 is scheduled to be released in May. It's a concept album, which can be really good like Funeral, Neon Bible and The Suburbs or really bad like Kilroy Was Here. I'm excited and apprehensive at the same time because the last album, Audio Secrecy, got way too poppy and Scott Stapp like for my taste, see video for the song, "Hesitate". The first two songs from the album have somewhat set my mind at ease. They are hard, loud and fast. It's what I expect from a Stone Sour album. Below is the audio for  "Gone Sovereign" and "Absolute Zero".


If you have any albums that you are anxiously anticipating let us know. We'd love to hear from you, but until then, make sure to live your soundtrack out loud.

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