Sputnikmusic News Wk 09.08.2017

Published: September 04, 2017

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of September 8, 2017.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.  As our staff post reviews of these albums, links will appear below the art work so that you can read about the release, see how we scored it, and more.

Featured Release: The National – “Sleep Well Beast”

Sleep Well Beast

Genre: Indie-Rock/Post-Punk/Alternative // Label: 4AD


At this stage in their career, The National are established leaders in their scene.  They have yet to produce an album that was not critically well-received, and they boast an array of masterpieces to their name: particularly Alligator, Boxer, and High Violet.  With Sleep Well Beast, we see them on the verge of continuing their trend of excellence, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  Introducing a few new wrinkles to their sound, like the vibrant electric guitars in “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”, only serves to whet the appetite of an already hungry fanbase.  So at this point the only thing to really say about this is that it’s The National; they are in and of themselves their most boastful asset.  Here’s to another incredible outing by one of indie-rock’s most consistently flooring artists.

Listen to “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” below:

– Full List of Releases: September 8, 2017 –


Alvvays: Antisocialites
Genre: Indie Pop/Rock // Label: Polyvinyl Records

Stream Antisocialites here.



Anna Of The North: Lovers
Genre: Dream-Pop // Label: Honeymoon


Will To Power

Arch Enemy: Will To Power
Genre: Melodic Death Metal // Label: Century Media


From Fields Of Fire

Argus: From Fields of Fire
Genre: Heavy Metal/Doom Metal // Label: Cruz Del Sur


Second Of Spring (2xLP)

Beaches: Second Of Spring
Genre: Rock/Pop // Label: Chapter Music



Belle Game: Fear/Nothing
Genre: Rock/Pop // Label: Arts & Crafts

Stream Fear/Nothing here.


Left Hand Pass

Cannabis Corpse: Left Hand Pass
Genre: Death Metal // Label: Season of Mist


Light Information (Includes Download)

Chad VanGaalen: Light Information
Genre: Folk/Indie-Rock // Label: Sub Pop Records

Stream Light Information here.



Comeback Kid: Outsider
Genre: Hardcore/Punk // Label: Nuclear Blast


We're Not Going Anywhere

David Ramirez: We’re Not Going Anywhere
Genre: Country // Label: Sweetworld


Outrage! Is Now

Death From Above: Outrage!
Genre: Noise Rock/Post-Punk/Indie-Rock // Label: Warner Bros.


Mountain Moves

Deerhoof: Mountain Moves
Genre: Psychedelic/Experimental/Indie-Rock // Label: Joyful Noise Recordings


How Did I Find Myself Here?

The Dream Syndicate: How Did I Find Myself Here?
Genre: Psychedelic/Alternative Rock/Post-Punk // Label: Anti/Epitaph



Erin McCarley: YU YĪ
Genre: Pop-Rock // Label: Erin McCarley


Faith Healer'Try ;-)' (album stream)

Faith Healer: Try 😉
Genre: Indie-Rock // Label: Mint Records

Stream Try 😉  here.


Red Goes Grey

Fires: Red Goes Grey
Genre: Rock/Pop // Label: Metropolis Records


Southern Blood

Gregg Allman: Southern Blood
Genre: Rock/Blues // Label: Rounder

Stream Southern Blood here.


All The Light Above It Too

Jack Johnson: All The Light Above It Too
Genre: Folk/Pop-Rock // Label: Republic


The Wrong Guy

Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys: Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys
Genre: Alternative Rock // Label: Acuarela

Stream Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys here.


L.A. Witch (Translucent Pink Vinyl)

L.A. Witch: L.A. Witch
Genre: Alternative Rock/Garage // Label: Suicide Squeeze Records


Wash & Set [Explicit]

Leikeli47: Wash & Set
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap // Label: Hardcover/RCA Records



Living Colour: Shade
Genre: Hard Rock/Funk/Black Metal // Label: MRI


Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives
Genre: Electronic/Downtempo/Dubstep // Label: Warp Records


Play Dead

Genre: Alternative Rock/Blues/Electronic // Label: Wojtek


Sleep Well Beast

The National: Sleep Well Beast
Genre: Indie-Rock/Post-Punk/Alternative // Label: 4AD



Neil Young: Hitchhiker
Genre: Rock/Folk/Country // Label: Reprise

Stream Hitchhiker here.



Nosaj Thing: Parallels
Genre: Electronic/Psychedelic/Trip-Hop // Label: Innovative Leisure


New Beginnings

Radio Moscow: New Beginnings
Genre: Psychedelic/Blues/Stoner Rock // Label: Century Media



Rostam: Half-Light
Genre: Indie-Rock/Alternative // Label: Nonesuch



Sean McConnell: Undone
Genre: Folk/Pop // Label: CD Baby



Sparks: Hippopotamus
Genre: Pop-Rock/Experimental/Electronic // Label: BMG Rights Management


Only Death Is Real

Stray From The Path: Only Death Is Real
Genre: Metalcore/Hardcore/Nu-Metal // Label: Sumerian Records


The Hanged Man

Ted Leo: The Hanged Man
Genre: Rock/Pop // Label: SuperEgo Records


Legends of the Shires

Threshold: Legends Of The Shires
Genre: Progressive Metal // Label: Nuclear Blast


The Lower Side of Uptown

Toadies: The Lower Side Of Uptown
Genre: Alternative Rock/Grunge // Label: Kirtland Records


The Source

Tony Allen: The Source
Genre: Jazz // Label: Blue Note


Native Invader [Deluxe Edition]

Tori Amos: Native Invader
Genre: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock // Label: Decca


Carpe Diem

Walter TV: Carpe Diem
Genre: Psychedelic/Indie-Rock // Label: Captured Tracks



Wild Cub: Closer
Genre: Indie-Folk // Label: Mom & Pop Music



Zola Jesus: Okovi
Genre: Gothic/Classical/Industrial // Label: Sacred Bones Records


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