Robin Bacior is a New York City musician with roots in Chico, CA. (Full disclosure: She also used to write for this magazine.) The promising 24-year-old artist recalls Joni Mitchell or Laura Marling at times, but carved out her own niche on 2010's Aimed For Night EP. That first step will be complimented on November 1 with her debut LP, Rest Our Wings. Download our premiere of Bacior's "Ohio" single, above. The rambling and angelic folk tune just floats by on melodic charm. Bacior is releasing the album through her own imprint, Consonants & Vowels Recordings. Also, Bacior will start a West Coast tour tomorrow.
Mastodon's fifth studio LP, The Hunter, is coming out September 27 via Warner Bros. The Atlanta group is also touring a ton this fall. Check out this psychedelic viral vid for "Spectrelight" and get pumped for more prog metal. The track features guest vocals from longtime pal and Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Scott Kelly. The Oakland musician has sung on every Mastodon album thus far. The metal icon had this to say about this longtime partnership with the band: "Mastodon approaches their sound honestly and from a mind at unity. I am honored to continue to be a part of their creative process, and to once again have the chance to join them on this expression that is undoubtedly their most adventurous work to date."
Stockholm minimal techno maven Axel Willner (aka The Field) will issue his Looping State of Mind LP on October 10 via Kompakt. The full-length is available as a digital download today. Check out the soothing, piano-led album cut, "Then It's White." It's a beautifully layered preview of what to expect from the new song suite.
New wave pioneer Gary Numan is self-releasing a new LP, Dead Son Rising, on October 24 via his website. Check out his driving electro-rock single, "The Fall." (It's the Radio Edit.) The new full-length was written and produced with longtime collaborator Ade Fenton. It's supposed to be more experimental than Numan's recent releases. The London artist was inspired by collaborating on Battles' second effort, Gloss Drop, and celebrating the 30th anniversary of his seminal album, The Pleasure Principle. Numan is also working on another project called Splinter. That LP will street in 2012. See tour dates at Numan's Facebook.