Toro y Moi: Freaking Out at RDIO
Chaz Bundick's forthcoming new release as Toro y Moi, Freaking Out, is due out next Tuesday, too. We're looking forward to hearing where Bundick decides to go with Toro y Moi following the EP as dude's consistently changed his style with each project.
Astronautalis: This Is Our Science at Absolute Punk
Hyper-lyrical rapper Astronautalis has been receiving some critical acclaim for his latest project, This Is Our Science. It's due out Sept. 13 and features the Seattle-based MC collaborating with like-minded rapper Sims, of Doomtree, and singer Tegan Quinn, of Tegan & Sara. Via CoS.
Primus: Green Naugahyde at South Park's Facebook
Considering Primus wrote the theme for South Park, it's only fitting that the program's Facebook page would host a stream of the band's new album, right? Well, whether you agree or not, Green Naugahyde will be streaming there for the next weeks, even after it drops Sept. 13. It's the first Primus album since 1999's Antipop.
Memoryhouse: The Years at Much Music
Adding to the Sept. 13 release date insanity is Memoryhouse's The Years, which has been completely remixed, remastered, and re-recorded the dreamy affair thanks to their contract with Sub Pop.
Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost at HypeMachine
Sept. 13 is obviously a busy day for anticipated albums and driving that point home is Girls' Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The divisive psych-leaning indie rockers are sure to cause even more discussion with this album, including whether or not they have fallen into the dreaded sophomore slump and if all their acclaim is justified.
Neon Indian: Era Extrana at NPR
Alan Palomo's second effort as Neon Indian, Era Extrana, is set to drop next Tuesday. And aside from wondering whether he can avoid the sophomore slump, we're curious to see if the whole "chillwave" concept is finally, you know, not going to be discussed anymore. Most artists who fell into that category have moved past that sound anyway -- plus we kind of hated the term over here at Prefix. The album is due out Sept. 13.
Laura Marling: A Creature I Don't Know at New York Times
Another notable release is dropping Sept. 13 and it's 21-year-old Laura Marling's third, A Creature I Don't Know. It will be interesting to see if it, too, captures the same critical acclaim as her first two efforts. If so, perhaps the best from Marling is yet to come.
CANT: Dreams Come True at Soundcloud (or below)
Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor will make his solo debut next Tuesday, Sept. 13, as CANT. He's dropping the album, Dreams Come True, on his own label, Terrible Records, and he's letting us all hear it a few days earlier in the stream below. We're definitely digging what we're hearing thus far. Via Pitchfork.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Hysterical at 3VOOR12
It's been four and a half years since their previous effort, but Clap Your Hands Say Yeah return in two weeks with Hysterical. It's their third album to date and features production from John Congleton, who's known for his work with Modest Mouse, the Walkmen, and Wye Oak. [Pitchfork]
Peter Wolf Crier: Garden of Arms at MTV Hive
The Horrible Crowes: Elsie at Rolling Stone
Some relatively big albums dropped Sept. 6, too, and you can listen to them in their entirety before you hit the record store and lighten your wallet. There's Peter Wolf Crier's Garden Of Arms. And there's also Brian Fallon, of Gaslight Anthem, whose side gig the Horrible Crowes are making their debut with Elsie.
Various Artists: True Blood at Entertainment Weekly
Additionally, the third volume of the True Blood soundtrack is out and it features that great Zombies cover by Neko Case and Nick Cave. Other artists on the release include PJ Harvey, Gil Scott-Heron, BlakRoc, and Massive Attack.
One Be Lo: LABOR at Bandcamp (and below)
Underground hip-hop favorite and wordplay-aficionado One Be Lo seemingly appeared out of the blue this week and released his latest album, LABOR. He had hinted at dropping the record some time last year and then kept pushing it back to find the right time. That time, of course, is now. Stream it below.
Metermaids: Rooftop Shake at Soundcloud (and below)
New York indie rap party-starters Metermaids just released their latest album, Rooftop Shake, on Sage Francis' Strange Famous label. Half of the record is produced by 9th Wonder while the other half is handled by M. Stine. Guest features include Sage Francis, Buck 65, and 9th Wonder. Stream it below.