month in review – september

hipster girlsummer has all but faded into autumn, traditionally one of the strongest seasons for new music.  september has certainly set a promising tone for 2015 with a plethora of new albums and tracks emerging; as always, we’ll start with full-lengths of note and work our way down to single servings.

september 18th: astronauts, etc. – mind out wandering

september 25th: chvrches – every open eye

it’s possible that we didn’t shower astronauts, etc. in enough accolades in our review of mind out wandering.  the oakland outfit’s debut full length gets better with every listen and still feels tame in comparison to their live show, which proved to be an incredibly raucous yet tight psychedelic affair.  the middle of the month also saw strong releases from a reinvented mac miller and an even more confident lana del rey, whose honeymoon should wind up short-listed on many year-end roundups.

chvrches ushered in the end of the month with an acceptable sophomore effort, while julia holter, kurt vile, youth lagoon, and disclosure contributed some big-name albums of note.  slipping somewhat quietly under the radar was milo; his latest, so the flies don’t come, is perhaps his most visceral to date, an album meant to outwardly challenge his more circumstantial fans.  what a time to be alive.


september also posted a strong showing the the singles department; day wave kicked the month off with the promising a-side off of his upcoming 7″ and finished it with production credits on “fix,” an excellent new offering from hazel english, while cascine signee chad valley served up the final two previews of his stunning forthcoming album entirely new blue.  the startling caliber of october’s release calendar continued to be foreshadowed by pure bathing culture and majical cloudz, both of whom turned in stellar second singles ahead of their respective full-lengths.

we kept tabs on a pair of young, emerging artists this month as well; minneapolis singer and producer baby blanket premiered his downtrodden debut single on our site the other week, while the japanese house let go of a pair of tracks slated to appear on her highly-anticipated clean ep, out november 6th via dirty hit.


turning the calendar ahead to october, we’re expecting to hear some substantial full-lengths from the aforementioned artists, along with solid campaigns from both deafheaven and foxing.  as always, check this space at the end of next month to catch up on new and notable releases.  thank you forever and ever for reading.


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