New Music Highlights


Killswitch Engage
Label: Metal Blade
Release Date: August 16, 2019

Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals]—sharpen every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Metal Blade, Atonement. The vision they shared two decades ago crystallizes like never before.

basking in the glow

oso oso
Label: Triple Crown Records
Release Date: August 16, 2019

basking in the glow the new full length from oso oso. Paste Magazine claims “Lilitri did for early-aughts emo-pop what Carly Rae Jepsen did for ‘80s synth-pop: extract the sugariest bits of an old sound to spin into pure bubblegum confectionery”

Face Stabber

Oh Sees
Release Date: August 16, 2019

Oh Sees release third album, Face Stabber, a progressive rock double LP. “This album is Soundcloud hip-hop reversed, a far-flung nemesis of contemporary country and flaccid algorithmic pop-barf. No songs about money or love are floating in the ether. “


Label: Secretly Canadian
Release Date: August 16, 2019

Since her last record, Shura, a serial singleton Londoner found her forever-her in Brooklyn after a whirlwind modern romance via dating apps and video messaging. With new-found creative freedom and energy (as well as a new label home), Shura has produced and crafted a sophisticated pop record that reflects on classic tropes of love and self in bold new shades.

Hot August Nights

Label: Jet Life
Release Date: August 16, 2019

Hot August Nights is the prolific rapper’s fifth project to release this year.

I Wanna Thank Me

Snoop Dogg
Label: Doggystyle Records/Empire
Release Date: August 16, 2019

Snoop Dogg releases new album I Wanna Thank Me. The album takes its name from Snoop’s now-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame speech given last fall. “I wanna thank me,” he said as he accepted his star. “I wanna thank me for believing in me. I wanna thank me for doing all this hard work. I wanna thank me for having no days off.”

Other Girls

Lillie Mae
Label: Third Man Records
Release Date: August 16, 2019

Lillie Mae’s second album Other Girls features 11 new, original songs written by Lillie Mae, produced by Grammy-winner Dave Cobb at RCA Studio A, that signal a reclaimed confidence and bold evolution.

The Center Won’t Hold

Label: Mom + Pop Music
Release Date: August 16, 2019

The Center Won’t Hold, Sleater-Kinney’s tenth studio album. “We’re always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person – ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness – in the middle of the chaos.” says guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein

This Is Not A Safe Place

Label: Wichita Recordings
Release Date: August 16, 2019

UK legends Ride return with their 6th studio album and second since reforming in 2015. Produced, like its predecessor, by Erol Alkan the 12 tracks range from the classic heavy shoegaze sound the band are known for to quieter acoustic tracks while the spectre of the dancefloor is never far away. Ride’s 4th record to be mixed by Alan Moulder includes the A listed UK radio singles “Future Love” and “Repetition” and has been widely acclaimed in the press with Q magazine saying it “might well be their best record yet”. Ride begin an extensive, month long, nationwide US tour at Riot Fest in Chicago in September.