Fall Music Preview Featuring Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Jane's Addiction, Coldplay, Drake, Wilco, Stone Sour, and More
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:03:09
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Face it, America. Summer is on its last legs; Labor Day is here, Footballs are flying through the air, and we are starting to lose our super-charged daylight that carries well past 9pm. It's not all bad news that the dog days are (almost) over, though- with the advent of fall comes new music, and "Rocktober" is right around the corner. Let’s take a look at the best and most highly anticipated offerings autumn shall bring.
Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist (October 11, 2011)
Five Finger Death Punch have quickly risen to prominence- becoming the hottest metal/ hard rock band today. Their first single, "Under and Over It" is a raucous romper that's simultaneously heavy and melodic as ever- and has ignited the internets! This could very well be the track of the year- with the album to match, as several publications already have this penciled in on their "best of the year" lists.
Korn - The Path to Totality (November 15)
When you mix Korn with Skrillex, magic happens. Earlier this summer, Korn released the dubstep-metal Frankenstein, "Get Up,"- which caused an immediate avalanche of online reaction. The fusion of dubstep into Korn's sound was unbelievably natural- and has fans as excited as they've been about Korn in a long time. This album, set for a November release, will be another incredible reinvention from one of the best bands of our time.
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (October 24)
White people, rejoice! College students haven’t been this excited since... Well, since that last awesome frat party they went to last weekend (let's face it, college students have a lot to be excited about). If there’s one thing I know, it’s that Coldplay's new album will be incredible. If there’s one thing I don't know, it's what the title of the album means.
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist (October 4)
Jane's Addiction are ready to unleash their first studio album in eight years, and it's quite an event. With the release of two killer singles in "Irresistible Force" and "End to the Lies," Jane's Addiction have a vigor and ethereal beauty to their sound that makes them sound like the hottest new band in town. This album is not to be missed- and Jane's fans everywhere will rejoice.
blink-182 - Neighborhoods (September 27)
The pop-punk kings have reunited- a little older, and a little wiser. If their lead single, "Up All Night" is any indication, this album will have the band’s trademark vocal hooks, with some darker undertones than those that marked the band's earlier success. Turns out being a pop punk star from San Diego is harder than you’d think.
Drake - Take Care (October 24)
Canada's favorite rapper is back to auto-tune his way to world domination. Dropping his first single, "Headlines," earlier this summer, he whipped everyone into a frenzy. Now, fresh off an appearance introducing his sensei, Lil' Wayne at the MTV Video Music Awards, he’s ready to hit the fall running.
Feist - Metals (October 4)
It's been four years since Feist's breakthrough album, The Reminder, came out and burst onto the scene- stealing hearts with an iPod commercial featuring "1,2,3,4," and a cleverly cute video. That said, fans might need a little "reminder" to pick this offering up- with a voice that holds character with the same vigor it holds notes, this singer-songwriter should be back with a vengeance (or as much of a vengeance as a singer-songwriter can have).
Wilco - The Whole Love (September 27)
America's Midwestern indie rock darlings are back! The band released a trailer of footage from the studio, set to just over a minute of a new track, "Art of Almost,"- one which seems to carry an uncharacteristic amount of guitar shredding for Wilco. Fans can delight, and this critically acclaimed band gets back in the saddle.
Staind - Self-titled (September 13)
Staind rode to prominence over ten years ago, with the piercing voice of Aaron Lewis and songs that showcased a bruised psyche in beautiful ways. Most recently, Aaron Lewis released an acoustic, country-tinged album- but now Staind are back in a big way for the fall with this, their seventh album, a self-titled effort.
Stone Sour - New EP of Covers (TBD)
Less than a year after the release of Stone Sour's last LP, Audio Secrecy, Corey Taylor and the boys are planning to release an EP this fall. This time, the tunes won't be their own, however- it will be entirely cover songs. With the talents of Corey and the Stone Sour boys, we trust this is going to be a killer take on some killer tracks- something we can look all forward to hearing, without a doubt.
There you have it. When the leaves start to turn, you'll have the soundtrack ready to watch them fall. Check out all these and more in the coming months, with more updates from ARTISTdirect to follow! [Remember, release dates are subject to change]
What Fall release are you most excited for? Which ones did we miss that excite you? Tell us below!
Read our most recent interview with Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch here!
Read our most recent interview with Jonathan Davis of Korn here!
Read our most recent interview with Aaron Lewis of Staind and Corey Taylor of Stone Sour here!