I listen to many forms of music, but noisy, abrasive rock and hip-hop (in all styles) sort of make up the twin pillars of my musical existence. So excuse me if I get a little giddy when I look down this list of local records being released this month. Let me put it to you bluntly: if you aren’t excited about the prospects of new records from scuzzy, art damaged punks Vincas or grungy noisemakers Pretty Please, I’m not sure we can be friends. Similarly, if you aren’t stoked on the upcoming LP from psychedelic hip-top revolutionaries the Difference Machine or the Chuck D approved flow of Atlanta rapper Obeah, you need to make better choices in life.

Okay, so maybe you’re not big on noise rock or rap. Whatever, I guess that’s your right. So how about the new self-titled LP from dreamy folk experimentalists Little Tybee? Or the black metal and d-beat rage of Cloak? Or the frigid ambience and skeletal drone of Outer Gods? How do those sit with you? The point is: June is loaded with an abundance of phenomenal local music. Can’t find something you like? Keep digging. I promise you’ll find something to latch onto before you’re through.

For more in-depth analysis of this month’s upcoming releases, check out my recent discussion with producer Myke Johns on WABE.

Faithless Town - Empires

Faithless Town – Empires

Release Date: June 2
Label: Self-released

Release Info
Americana rockers Faithless Town have expanded their compositional palette for their new LP, Empires. Now you’ll hear hints of shoegaze, new wave and ’80s pop amidst the group’s darkly earnest folk, rock, and alt-country anthems.

01. Empires
02. Shot in the Dark
03. California Come Home
04. Waste Away
05. God’s Love
06. The Return
07. New World Order
08. Out West
09. Four Walls
10. O Brother
11. 30 Years

More Info
Web: faithlesstown.com
Bandcamp: faithlesstown.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @Faithless-Town/28818317028
Instagram: @faithlesstown
Soundcloud: @faithlesstown
Twitter: @faithlesstown

Little Tybee

Little Tybee – Little Tybee

Release Date: June 3
Label: On the Grid Creative

Release Info
Dream folk sextet Little Tybee have been mainstays of the local music scene going on seven years now and their new eponymous LP could be the breakthrough moment they’ve been waiting for.

01. Loaves of Bread
02. Don’t Quit Your Day Job
03. More Like Jason
04. Baritone
05. Golden Delila
06. The Alchemist
07. Quite as a Sail
08. As We Grow
09. Languid
10. Abby
11. Tuck My Tail
12. Empire State

Little Tybee will perform on Saturday, June 19 at Park Tavern. Supporting them are Book of Colors and Sydney Eloise and the Palms. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE.

More Info
Web: littletybee.com
Bandcamp: littletybee.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @littletybee
Instagram: @littletybee
Twitter: @LittleTybee
YouTube: @littletybee

Pretty Please - Acedia

Pretty Please – Acedia

Release Date: June 3
Label: Self-released

Release Info
Grunge noise trio Pretty Please’s brand of filthy, sludge-infested rock and roll has made them a favorite among local punk and hard rock listeners alike. Their third record, Acedia, is out June 3.

01. Wormy
02. Dumbtruck
03. Dead Horse
04. Erase Me
05. Southern Gospel
06. 100% (Sonic Youth Cover)
07. Little Girl
08. Acedia

Pretty Please will celebrate the release of Acedia tonight at 529 when they play in support of the Powder Room and the Cloth (Philly). Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.

More Info
Bandcamp: prettyplease.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @prettypleasemusic
SoundCloud: @prettypleasemusic
Twitter: @prettypleaseatl
YouTube: @prettyfuckingplease

Anthony Aparo - Under

Anthony Aparo – Under

Release Date: June 3
Label: Self-released

Release Info
When he’s not fronting experimental synthpop purveyors Culture Culture, Anthony Aparo is churning out whip smart, immensely catchy pop music. His full-length debut, Under, is out June 3.

01. Why Would I Run?
02. I Can’t Find
03. I’ve Got Plenty
04. Brother
05. Don’t Be Late
06. Red Rain
07. It’s a Mystery
08. All Hotel Ceilings Are White
09. Under
10. Rust

Anthony Aparo will perform on Saturday, June 18 at Eddie’s Attic in support of Dwayne Shivers. Doors open at 9:15 p.m. Admission is $10.

More Info
Bandcamp: anthonyaparo.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @anthonythomasaparo
Instagram: @anthonyaparo
SoundCloud: @anthonyaparo

Frosted Orange

Frosted Orange – Frosted Orange

Release Date: June 3
Label: Self-released

Release Info
Featuring members of Noot d’ Noot, the Purkinje Shift, and god knows how many other projects, past and present, Frosted Orange are a new band set to blow minds with their everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to experimental rock. Their self-titled debut is out June 3.

01. Ride the Pine
02. Turn ‘Em and Burn ‘Em
03. Spin a Yarn
04. Nobody Asked
05. The Fifth Horseman
06. Don’t Mean Nothin’
07. Boudin
08. Strange Wine

Frosted Orange will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut tonight at Venkman’s when they play in support of the Pinx who are releasing their own LP, Freedom. Doors open at 9:15 p.m. Admission is $10.

More Info
Bandcamp: frostedorange.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @Frosted-Orange-115786741792902
SoundCloud: @frosted-orange

The Pinx - Freedom

The Pinx – Freedom

Release Date: June 3
Label: Self-released

Release Info
Technically, Freedom, the latest LP from Atlanta rockers the Pinx has been available digitally for several weeks since last week. However, since the band is officially celebrating the release of the record tonight, we decided to throw it on the list.

01. Rock All Night
02. Southern Gentleman
03.Baby Don’t
04.Blue Dream
05.Sun House
06.Other Side
07.Ballad of the Bands
08.Boss Man 02:16
09.I Got the Cure
10.Baby Won’t Ya

The Pinx will celebrate the release of Freedom tonight at Venkman’s. Supporting them will be Frosted Orange who are releasing their own self-tiled debut. Doors open at 9:15 p.m. Admission is $10.

More Info
Facebook: @ThePinxATL
Instagram: @ThePinxATL
SoundCloud: @the-pinx
Twitter: @ThePinxATL

Orca Mug, - Yeah, The Void

Orca Mug – Yeah, The Void

Release Date: June 10
Label: Self-released

Release Info
Orca Mug is JJ Posway’s (scooterbabe, Aprotag) favorite mug. It also happens to be the moniker for his new project which takes pop-leaning electronic music and fuses it with spoken word and personal field recordings. His five-song EP, Yeah, The Void, will be out digitally on June 10.

01. Homebodies
02. Yeah, The Void
03. We Are Very, Very Small
04. Shiny Beast/Shining Animal
05. Somewhere… Forever…

More Info
Bandcamp: orcamug.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @orcamug
Instagram: @orcamug
SoundCloud: @orcamug

AyOh - III


Release Date: June 11
Label: Self-released

Release Info
Atlanta beatsmith AyOh, aka Alec Owen, is preparing the release of his latest EP, simply called III, for a probable June 11 release. The eight-song effort, which may stretch to nine songs before it’s done, will be available digitally via Bandcamp.

01. You’re Not Dreamin’
02. DRM
03. MiteB
04. Apology
05. 1stgradegraduate
06. Drift
07. Shots
08. …But Surely

More Info
Bandcamp: ayyohh.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @AyOhBeats
SoundCloud: @awomusic

Dillon and Paten Locke - Food Chain

Dillon & Paten Locke – Food Chain

Release Date: June 15
Label: Self-released

Release Info
Although the record has been available for download/streaming since February and the limited edition cassettes have long since sold out, the dynamic hip-hop duo of Dillon & Paten Locke have yet to celebrate the release of their 18-track monster of an LP, Food Chain. So if you missed it the first time around, here’s your chance to catch up, ya dig?

01. Sound the Alarm
02. Previously (feat. Willie Evans Jr.)
03. Food Chain
04. Thirsty Loops
05. Nothin with Nobody
06. Bourbon (feat. Von Pea of Tanya Morgan & Malkovich)
07. Eatin
08. Smog
09. Morning Meditation
10. Rollup Rollout
11. Fall Back (feat. Boog Brown)
12. Humdinger (feat. Supa Dave West & Black Sheep Dres)
13. How to Count Bars (feat. Count Bass D)
14. Modern Man’s Waltz (feat. Alexa Lima)
15. Hamsammich (feat. Tone Tank & Homeboy Sandman)
16. Rap Safari (feat. Phill Most Chill & J-Live)
17. How We Do
18. Keep On Singin
19. After Hours (feat. Lobsterdamus)

Dillon & Paten Locke will celebrate the release of Food Chain on Wednesday, June 15 at 529. Supporting them will be Black Sheep Dres, Dumbtron, Willie Evans Jr., and DJ Kerosene. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 DOS.

More Info
Bandcamp: fullplate.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @fullplatefam
Twitter: @fullplatefam

Obeah - Never Looked Back

Obeah – Never Looked Back

Release Date: June 17
Label: SPITdigital

Release Info
Atlanta rapper and the Difference Machine DJ Obeah will release his solo debut, Never Looked Back, via Chuck D’s SPITdigital label. The 10-track effort features contributions from WAKE, DJ Lord, Threepeeoh, The Kill Fist and others.

01. Savennieres for Breakfast
02. Pharobeah
03. Never Looked Back
04. That’s Hilarious
05. Backwoods and Beaujolais
06. Abreeuah
07. Pestilence
08. Mistakes
09. Grapes
10. Riots

More Info
Facebook: @Obeah
SoundCloud: @obeah-1

Cloak - 7-inch

Cloak – Cloak 7″

Release Date: June 20
Label: Boris Records

Release Info
Cloak’s menacing black metal and d-beat fury first manifested itself on a two-song demo uploaded to Bandcamp. The band recently re-recorded the tracks and will release them via a Boris Records 7-inch on June 20.

01. In the Darkness, the Path
02. The Hunger

Cloak will celebrate the release of their self-tiled 7-inch on Friday, July 1 at 529. Supporting them will be Ectovoid (Birmingham), All Hell (Asheville), and Malformity. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $8.

More Info
Bandcamp: cloakatlanta.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @cloakofficial

Vincas -  Deep in the Well

Vincas – Deep in the Well

Release Date: June 24
Label: Learning Curve Records

Release Info
Recorded and mixed by Mike Albanese from Cinemechanica and Maserati, Deep in the Well marks Vincas’ first LP for Minneapolis-based Learning Curve Records. The 11-song LP will be available on vinyl, CD, and digital.

01. Black Out
02. Not Home
03. Black Rose
04. Lowborn
05. Blood Bleeds
06. Death March
07. Murder
08. Hammer
09. Unburied
10. Love Noose
11. Lost Spectre

Vincas will celebrate the release of Deep in the Well on Friday, June 17 at Caledonia Lounge and Friday, June 24 at the Earl. Supporting them in Athens will be Thayer Sarrano, Double Ferrari, and Pinko. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $7-9. Supporting them in Atlanta will be Nurse, Illegal Drugs, and Nag. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $8.

More Info
Bandcamp: vincas.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @Vincas-135363989810447

The Difference Machine - The 4th Side of the Eternal Triangle

The Difference Machine – The 4th Side of the Eternal Triangle

Release Date: June 24
Label: Psych Army Intergalactic

Release Info
Psychedelic hip-hop stalwarts the Difference Machine are preparing to take listeners on another mind-expanding, mystical journey through the troubled urban landscape with the release of their latest LP, The 4th Side of the Eternal Triangle, on June 24.

01. Welcome to Side Four
02. Reel World
03. Smoke (feat. Homeboy Sandman)
04. Kingdom of Earth (feat. Alexa Lima)
05. May 6, 2492
06. Iconoclast
07. Alphabet Everything
08. It’s Alive (feat. Paten Locke)
09. Break On Through to the Other Ride
10. A Night in the Life of the Day Tripper
11. Me, You, and the Planet Too (feat. Curtis Harding)
12. Another Tomorrow (feat. Stacy Epps)

The Difference Machine will celebrate the release of The 4th Side of the Eternal Triangle on Friday, June 24 at 529. Supporting them will be Nest Egg, Monday/Friday, and Nihilis. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

More Info
Bandcamp: thedifferencemachine.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @TheDifferenceMachine
Instagram: @thedifferencemachine
SoundCloud: @thedifferencemachine
Twitter: @DiffMachine

Outer Gods - Dismal Rift

Outer Gods – Dismal Rift

Release Date: June 24
Label: Stickfigure Recordings

Release Info
Ambient noise and drone duo Outer Gods are preparing the release of their fourth album, Dismal Rift. The five-song effort will be available on CD and digital via Stickfigure Recordings.

01. Black Mountain Drone
02. And Now We Must Part
03. Scream and Scream Again
04. Forever Into Nothingness
05. I Can Never Go Back

More Info
Bandcamp: outergods.bandcamp.com
Facebook: @outergods
Tumblr: outeroutergods.tumblr.com

Hot Wives - Eat Your Enemies

Hot Wives – Eat Your Enemies

Release Date: June 24
Label: Blood Drunk Records

Release Info
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dan Dixon, Eat Your Enemies, the upcoming new EP from noisy ATL rockers Hot Wives promises to be a blistering affair. The six-song effort is out June 24 via Blood Drunk Records.

01. Lucy Lou
02. Red Tail
03. Stuck
04. O Mary
05. Record Breaka
06. Iggy Too

Hot Wives will celebrate the release of Eat Your Enemies on Wednesday, June 29 at 529. Supporting them will be Null, Husband Stitch, and Fake Image. Doors open at 9 p.m. Donations accepted.

More Info
Facebook: @hotwivesrock

New Junk City - Split

New Junk City/Robot (Re)Pair Split

Release Date: June 25
Label: Night Animal Records

Release Info
Melodic punks New Junk City are pairing up with Tempe, Arizona’s Robot (Re)Pair to release a split 7-inch, which will feature two new tracks from the ATL quartet.

01. NJC – Everything Good
02. NJC – Wasting
03. R(R) – Pixie Fairy Angel Dust
04. R(R) – Quebeckistan
05. R(R) – Weird World

More Info
Facebook: @newjunkcityatl
Basecamp: newjunkcityatl.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @newjunkcityatl