Fall is finally here, which means the local music scene is about to get a dose of awesome because the best albums usually come out between now and November. Don't ask me why.
I don't get it either; it's not science. But it is fact, if you go back and look at all the awesome local music that comes out on a yearly basis. We're going to tell you about three shows happening this weekend, but first, browse through the digital discography below to see what new local music was released online.
- The Shape Of The Earth
- And Personal
Paint the Echo
- Salt Suds
- Promised Land
- So Vivid
Regular Ass Dude
- UTAH: An Elevated Beat Tape
- The Medusa Collective Vol. 2
- On The Rocks
The Rose Phantom
- Wicked Flowers
- Street Gaze
The Happy Homeless
- The Octagon Window
Getting to the release shows, the first one happens tonight with the return of SubRosa. I actually don't need to say much on this, as City Weekly
's own Randy Hayward wrote about them in this week's issue
. When you're done reading that, head over to Metro Bar tonight to pick up a copy of their new album, For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages
. The band will be playing with Drednought
and The Ditch & The Delta, the show is absolutely free and the doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night we'll have a pair of release shows that look awesome on paper. The first is back at The Metro, where we'll see the debut album from Principium
. This is a five-piece progressive metal band out of SLC who have only been together about a year and a half. They've primarily been playing around SLC with some time in Nevada, sporting badass harmonies to their thunder. Their debut album, A Crown Of Ashes
, will finally see the light of day on Saturday. You can snag a copy at their release show as they perform with Fat Candice and Advent Horizon. Tickets are $10 at the door, and the doors open at 8 p.m.
Finally, down in Provo, we get the latest from New Shack
! The synth-pop duo of Catherine Leavy and Eric Robertson had an immediate local hit back in late 2014 when they released their self-titled EP, only to blow that album out of the park with their first full-length album, Shadow Girl
, in June 2015. A combination of tunes that don't fit the norm and mysterious vocals made them radio darlings on KRCL, and a must-see act everywhere they went. After a couple of teaser singles being released over the past year, the band is ready to release its sophomore album, Eingang
, which sounds absolutely amazing and shows the band has grown musically and lyrically. You can snag a copy of it on Saturday at Velour as the band plays with DRAPE and Robert Loud. Tickets are $8, and the doors open at 8 p.m.
Love music, head out, buy local!