Celebrate the two weeks of pleasant Georgia springtime with our favorite ATL releases you may have missed in March. 🙂
“Get the Lotion” by Buckhead Shaman
Buckhead Shaman, the epithet of Tyler Hobbs, graces us with his latest funk-infused single, “Get the Lotion.” Following up 2019’s Truly, Hobbs’ has clearly spent the interim perfecting his techniques in modernizing 60s and 70s pop music. “Get the Lotion” is the perfect track to usher in Spring, expertly layering lush textures with swelling disco flourishes.
“Another Faded Image” by Wieuca feat. Ruby the RabbitFoot
Wieuca takes a foray into new wave with their latest single, “Another Faded Image.” Known for their signature genre-blending, “Another Faded Image” finds Wieuca reminiscing on the likes of Talk Talk, New Order, and Public Image Ltd. It’s a welcomed source of newfound inspiration, topped off with sweet vocals by Ruby the RabbitFoot.
Dylan Elliott unpredictably mixes contemporary rap delivery with synth punk in his new EP, drôle. The five-song EP serves as a genre experiment; the results are punchy and energetic, without sacrificing any of Elliott’s trademark genuineness. Lacking any subversion and obscurity; drôle has the freedom to be credulously exploratory and unapologetically kind-hearted.
RONALD By 6 Dogs
Entitled for his given first name, RONALD is the posthumous fourth album by 6 Dogs. Observational and mature, RONALD is notably softer and more reflective than his previous work. A bittersweet farewell to the young rapper, the recordings were finalized weeks before 6 Dogs’ passing in January, and appear as he intended.
Betacam EP by klark sound
Klark sound’s latest release, Betacam EP, proves no matter how proficient and virtuosic you get, there’s still room to grow. Expounding on the sounds of 2020’s Artifactory, Betacam brandishes a new set of tools in the klark sound arsenal; notably adding the usage of expertly-arranged, angelic backing vocals throughout. Fortunately, klark sound doesn’t sacrifice any of what we’ve come to love about his work, and displays his knack for striking a balance between the methodically frenzied and tranquilly gentle.
“I Don’t Know” by Dinner Time
Dinner Time continues on their new path of smooth retro songwriting on their latest single “I Don’t Know.” It’s a groovy kaleidoscope of falsetto vocals, cha cha rhythms, and plucky riffs. “I Don’t Know” comes as Dinner Time’s second single in 2021, and hopefully teases a follow-up album to their 2018 self-titled debut LP.
U R HERE cements Stemlines as an undeniably formidable talent, and doesn’t come a moment too soon. The much anticipated LP espouses a different distinct flavor of self-acceptance on each track, and bursts at the seams with emotion. U R HERE is a powerful exercise in catharsis, consciousness, and intentionality.
Read our premiere of U R HERE here
“Teen-Age” shows off a shiny new batch of influences for Canopy Joc AKA Chandler Kelley. The otherworldly track achieves the feat of being both off-kilter and oddly danceable. The atmospheric freneticism of Canopy Joc is a distinct departure from the pleasant pop music of Kelley’s work in indie outfit True Blossom, but manages to share a certain shimmering sweetness.
The Death Tapes, Vol. 1 by Barry’s Dead!
Sharp-tongued rapper/producer Barry’s Dead debut’s his first full-length album, The Death Tapes, Vol. 1. Barry is a thoughtful artist painting with a palette filled with warm, retro samples to create a brilliant soundscape. The Death Tapes, Vol. 1 doesn’t waste a single second of the densely concentrated 15-song album, and leaves anticipation for a volume 2.
Bible Belt by Gloria’s Cousin
The debut album from Gloria’s Cousin, Bible Belt, is the result of overdosing on 1970s rock; it’s a slew of sonic references to The Band, Elton John, and Big Star. Gloria’s Cousin is steadfast, and doesn’t particularly alter those sounds of the 70s. However, they are earnestly unabashed in their southern-style homage.