We're barely into November and already the local release schedule is bursting at the seams, with four shows slated to happen over the next two days. We'll start with the last-minute stuff that came out on Halloween and the first few days of the month, beginning with Gunfight Fever
. This is a four-piece instrumental metal group from Ogden, and features experienced musicians Ben Gabrielsen, Colton Tippetts, Zach Poulsen and Troy Navarro. The band has been active since fall 2010, but this self-titled album is their first official release, which they recorded over the summer with producers Colton Tippetts and Ben Gabrielsen. You can download a copy of the album for free from the group's Bandcamp page
Moving into rock, last week also saw the release of Wildcat Strike
's latest album. The five-piece rock band has been on a roll since 2011; the band have
quickly become a popular favorite in SLC, which helped boost the sales of their self-titled debut that came out in 2012. The group has been super secretive about their latest recordings, which were finally released online last week as their second full-length album, Digital Age
. You can download a copy for $7 on Bandcamp
, or pay $10 to get a physical copy.
Switching to hip-hop, we have the latest from Illwinded
P, the musical moniker of emcee/producer Cameron Powers
, a Layton-based producer has been creating music for the past five years. The last time we heard from him was back in 2012 when he released his full-length, Spirited Away Vol. 1
. Well, the long wait for Vol. 2
is over, which came out over the weekend. You can snag a copy for free off his Bandcamp
Getting to release shows, tonight we'll see a cassette release from Baby Ghosts
. The band's popularity both in Utah and from touring earlier this year helped make their 2014 sophomore album, Maybe Ghosts
, a must-own for pop/punk fans. The group is utilizing that attention to help promote the Dirty Provo movement that's made waves this year, the band will be releasing a limited-edition cassette tape of unreleased tunes from this latest album's recording sessions. You can snag a copy of Ghost Walk
at this album-release show at Muse Music, which will begin at 8 p.m. Nara Dates and Pop Warner are also on the bill, and tickets are $6.
Meanwhile in SLC, Diabolical Records will be holding a free show for a pair of albums being released by Swoody
Records. Emcee and producer Fisch Loops
will be releasing his brand-new single, "Bollyball
," which you can snag from Bandcamp
. The other release happening that night
comes from Valerie Rose Sterrett
, an Ogden-based singer/songwriter who will be debuting on Swoody
Records this month. Her debut album, Monsteria
, is a fine blend of lo-fi orchestral-pop and indie rock, and is well worth a listen. You can go pick up a copy of both albums at tomorrow night's show; music starts at 8 p.m.
Finally, moving into Saturday, we already told you last week about Big Wild Wings' debut album
. Now you have a second chance to go get it as they'll be playing Urban Lounge for their 21-plus release show with Heaps N Heaps, Streets of Laredo and Strong Words.
Back at Diabolical Records, they'll be holding another release show, this one for Hel Audio artist Mooninite
. Those of you unfamiliar with the electronic producer, he's been a big part of the local label's rise over the past few years, mainly as a contributing member to other musician's works and doing split albums with people like RS2090. Soda
is the musician's debut solo album and is filled with electro-pop tunes designed to make you dance and chill you out at the same time. You can pick up a copy on Saturday at their show, opening the nightg
will be fellow Hel Audio musicians RS2090, High Counsel and Braeyden
Jae. The show is completely free and kicks off at 7 p.m.
Love music, head out, buy local