Coheed and Cambria are streaming the first half of their new double album, The Afterman: Ascension, at RollingStone.com. The band self-financed and co-produced The Afterman alongside Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, who produced the band’s first three albums, in Woodstock, NY. The album also marks the return of original drummer Josh Eppard, who the band parted ways with in 2006. The Afterman: Ascension hits stores on October 9th. Its counterpart, The Afterman: Descension, will follow in February 2013.
Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is streaming his debut solo album, Former Lives, on YouTube (you can find the player embedded below.) Recorded at Aaron Espinoza’s (Earlimart) studio, The Ship, the 12-track effort collects previously unreleased, reworked material and features guest appearances by Jon Wurster, Mark Spencer, and Aimee Mann. It will be released on October 16th via Barsuk.
Finally, Chelsea Wolfe is streaming her new acoustic album, Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs, on SoundCloud (you can find the player embedded below.) The nine-track effort was recorded in the woods of Northern California and at Wolfe’s L.A. home alongside co-producer/bandmate Ben Chisholm. It will be released on October 16th via Sargent House.