You call it September, but tomorrow starts what I’m going to refer to as “All Kinds of Great New Music I’ve Been Waiting All Year For Month”. I know September has technically been going on for approximately a week, but for me it will be officially starting tomorrow when Balance And Composure’s new album The Things We Think We’re Missing releases via No Sleep Records. I was financially deprived while the pre-orders were up, but tomorrow I will be raiding Hot Topic for their LP and CD versions. B&C is one of my favorite bands, and from what I’ve heard of the new album (you can stream it in its entirety over at Pitchfork) it’s going to be a contender for my album of the year.
So tomorrow, the 10th, we’ll have new B&C. The following week, on the 17th, we’ll have a new The Devil Wears Prada album AND Grand Theft Auto V. When I first heard TDWP’s song “Martyrs” I’ll admit I was a bit disheartened. But after their previous two song drops, “Home For Grave” and “First Sight” I have grown immensely more excited for their forthcoming album 8:18. TDWP is my favorite Metalcore band, and I’m excited to see the direction they progress in with this release. As for GTA V, have y’all seen the trailers? Have you been paying attention to the news about what is sure to be the game of the year? Fuck COD : Ghosts, Fuck PS4s and Xbox Ones, right now it’s all about GTA V. I can’t wait to spend countless hours of time I should be sleeping in the make believe world of Los Santos.
The week following, the week of the 24th, is when shit gets really hectic for me. That Tuesday we have another of the year’s most anticipated releases, Touché Amoré’s Is Survived By. That album drops the 24th, which also happens to be the day I’ll be seeing B&C and Title Fight in concert at the Epicentre. I’ll be attending that show with my girlfriend and two close firends who’ve never B&C live before. I’ve only seen them once. So not only will I be listening to another of my album of the year contender’s, but I’ll be losing my mind at a concert with two of my favorite bands with people I love. As for TA, they’ve been hyping us up pretty well for this release. After PTSBBAM, they’ve released enough EPs and Split EPs to fill most bands entire back catalogue. Now here we are on the verge of their third full length album and I couldn’t be more excited for it. Not to mention, the day after I watch B&C/TF I’ll be in LA watching B&C/TA at their CO-RECORD RELEASE SHOW. Two shows, three bands I love, two days, and the chance to score rare tour/record release variants of new records; I don’t know if I’m going to survive.
September, how I love you. Leaves are continuing to fall from trees. Skies are getting grayer (unless you live in AZ or CA). The wind grows more chilling day after day (unless you live in AZ or CA). Hoodies and flannel are now appropriate AND effective. And besides your beautiful weather, you’re bearing the gift of great music, great concerts, and great video games. Three bands, three new albums, and two concerts all neatly packed into September’s quaint 30 days.
Enjoy your lives everyone,