Every St. Louis Release: August 2012
Update, 8/10: Several new additions, mostly courtesy of STL Mixtapes, are below. Find yourself some new music.
This is pretty self-explanatory, really -- here you will find every musical project released in the St. Louis area (we're interpreting pretty broadly) in July 2012, listed in alphabetical order. There are links to information about the bands and places to buy these things as well as streaming previews wherever possible. This month's crop includes another exceptionally wide range, from the Gregorian chants of the Gloriæ Dei Cantores Men's Schola to the revolution punk of Maximum Effort. In between is a new, gorgeous single from locals Indian Blanket, which bears precisely zero family resemblance to Fister (also featured here with a new demo) despite the sibling connection between the two. There's plenty more here, whether your preferred flavor is loud or soft, weird or soothing, grizzled vets or fresh-faced kids. All these releases are a testament to the fertility and industry of our city's musicians -- peruse away, and please support these folks by buying anything you especially like.
See also: Every St. Louis Release: July 2012
Note: We realize there are probably a few things we missed. If you know of something that came out last month, let us know in the comments and we'll amend this post. And we'll be doing this again, so if you'd like to have your record included in the August installment, email me at kiernan dot maletsky at riverfronttimes.com with "ATTN: St. Louis Record" in the subject line.
Also, Dear St. Louis Bands: Whether you are featured below, not featured below but should be (see above) or plan to be featured in a future incarnation of this post, please, please tell us what you're up to. We like hearing about local bands we were previously unaware of, and we like it even more when they're releasing new music. Fairly detailed instructions for doing just that can be found here:
Aaah!RealMonsters - Relocate
Adam Lemp - Rough Drafts
Adult Fur - r=log(2sin(256θ)) Single
AmiretheMalcom - A Night Like Like This
Central City Heroes - Suffocate