Seeing as how this is the Fall Arts issue, it only made sense for me to devote some space in this column to the new music releases on the horizon this fall. A bunch of San Diego bands have music on the way, and I wanted to highlight as many as I could.
A few releases have already snuck onto digital platforms in the last couple weeks. Bit Maps just released their new album, You & Me & Dystopia, which follows their excellent album On Demand Living, while Exasperation—featuring former members of Ditches and Cuckoo Chaos/Deaphones—just released a new two-track EP, Points of Light. Likewise, The Midnight Pine played a CD release show last week for their new self-titled album, which will hit digital outlets soon. And Rob Crow, fresh from releasing a new solo album earlier this year, just issued Necronomidonkeykongimicon, with his campy heavy metal project, Goblin Cock.
After releasing a new album with Mrs. Magician earlier this year, Tommy Garcia will be releasing more new music, this time with his band Lowlands. On Oct. 12, they'll release Lovers Blessings, which will be immediately followed by a tour with True Widow. Hideout, featuring Garcia's Mrs. Magician bandmate Cory Stier, are also planning on releasing new music this fall, having debuted new track "Changing Us All" back in August.
INUS, featuring Bobby Bray of The Locust, will be issuing a new full-length album before yearís end, while The Locust's label, Three One G, will be releasing a new album by Mexicali neighbors Silent, titled A Century of Abuse, on Oct. 28.
After releasing Rebel Jake, King of the Shake, Creepseed (Joshua Kmak of Shady Francos) will drop yet another full-length less than six months after the debut. A new Ash Williams EP will be out this week, and after reuniting following a seven-year hiatus, Buckfast Superbee will finally be releasing a new album. Earlier this year they released a track titled "Chorea," so there was more where that came from.
Other bands releasing new music include Soft Lions, Bad Vibes, Quali, Citrus and Katie, Neutral Shirt, Slow Death, Low Points, The Kabbs, PRGRM, The Mark Dresser Seven, Wild Honey, Wicked Tongues, Weight of the Sun, AJ Froman, Gravvyard, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Dark Lumen, Svelte and Big Bad Buffalo.