Aug 25-Aug 31

As we head into the last week of August here at WHRW, we’ve received quite a pile of new music this week. We’ll be telling you about much of it over the next few weeks to come. And this fall promises many more releases yet to come!

First off, you need a soundtrack as this world of ours unravels. And this new album from The New Pornographers, Brill Builders is jut the thing. Watch as “War Comes To The East Coast” here. RIYL: Spoon, Mates Of State, Neko Case.

Next up in the new bin this week is from Cymbals Eat Guitars upcoming full-length LOSE, on Barsuk Records. Check out “Warning”. RIYL: Cloud Nothings, Titus Andronicus, Fang Island

Up next, from the L.A. Beatmaker scene is MNDSGN (pronounced Mind-Sign) on the venerable Stones Throw label. A super chill blend of sampler chops. Check out the track “TXT (MSGS)”. RIYL: RIYL: Madlib, J Dilla’s beats, Yesterday’s New Quintet.

This month Bass Drum Of Death returns on the Innovative Leisure label, with a slightly more rock-over-garage, based sound. But losing none of the energy and fuzz-tone. Check out “Left For Dead” here below (warning, 1 small bad word in this song). RIYL: Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Nirvana

Half Japanese also returns this month with an amazing new album, Overjoyed. And we certainly are to bring it to you right here for you listening pleasure! RIYL: Beat Happening, Jad Fair, Superchunk

Finally, the new album from Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), You Will Eventually Be Forgotten. Out everywhere August 2014 through Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Topshelf Records. Check out “Foxfire” and most of the rest of the new album after the jump. RIYL: The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Merchant Ships, football etc.

Holiday weekend? Yes please!

Doc Sonic on behalf of the promo team.