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Playing Catch-Up | Today’s Crapload of New Album Release Dates

Need another 70 albums to add to your fall calendar? You came to the right place.


To quote the immortal David Lee Roth: ‘We have always hated each other.’ No, wait. That’s the wrong line. What I meant to say was: ‘Heard you missed me … I’m back!’ After a week of driving back and forth across the country to visit the extended family, I have returned to the comfort of my own couch — where I have begun wading through the hundreds of emails and tracks and videos and EPs and albums and whatnot that arrived in my absence. Since I still have holiday head, let’s start with the easy stuff: New-album release dates. About 70 showed up in the past couple of days — brand-new titles from big names like Beyonce, Tegan & Sara, Elbow and Steel Panther, reissues from Stereolab and Caravan, and dozens of offerings from your favourite indie artists. Check out the whole list below. Or head over to the Upcoming Releases page to see all this fall’s discs at a glance. And with that, here we go again …

July 19

Alessandro Alessandroni | Spontaneous Vinyl
All American Rejects | Send Her to Heaven EP
Beyonce | The Lion King: The Gift
Jacob Collier | Djesse Vol. 2
Ecce Shnak | Metamorphejawns
Forest Drive West | Blue 05
Hugo R.A. Paris | Threaded Habitat
Pugilist | Blue 06

July 26

Afrodeutsche | RR001
Burna Boy | African Giant
Leonce | Penetration Testing
Lil Durk | Love Songs 4 The Streets 2
Rosenau & Sanborn | Bluebird
Wormwood | Nattarvet

August 2

Jon Batiste | Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard
Paul Gabriel | Man of Many Blues
Riot V | Live In Japan 2018
Yatta | Wahala

August 9

Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts | Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero
Dirty Heads | Super Moon
Horseburner | The Thief
TC&I | Naked Flames: Live at Swindon Arts Centre

August 16

Satoshi Ashikawa | Still Way Vinyl
Deadthrone | Premonitions
Devourment | Obscene Majesty
Dry Cleaning | Sweet Princess EP
The Frogs | It’s Only Right & Natural Reissue
Prana Crafter / Tarotplane | Symbiose

August 23

Tanya Tucker | While I’m Livin’
Waax | Big Grief

August 30

Semyon Bychkov & Czech Philharmonic | The Tchaikovsky Project
HTRK | Venus in Leo
Pharmakon | Devour
Sons of Apollo | Live with the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony
Wage War | Pressure

September 6

The Brand New Heavies | TBNH
Caravan | The Decca/Deram Years
Gurt | Bongs of Praise
Kayo Dot | Blasphemy
Messthetics | Anthropocosmic Nest
Fahmi Mursyid | One Instrument Sessions
Santana | Live at US Festival

September 13

Azam Ali | Phantoms
Betraying the Martyrs | Rapture
Jenny Hval | The Practice of Love
Indian Summer | Giving Birth to Thunder
Joseph | Good Luck, Kid
Lambert | True
Milos | Sound of Silence
Gruff Rhys | Pang!
Stereolab | Emperor Tomato Ketchup Expanded
Stereolab | Dots and Loops Expanded
Stereolab | Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night Expanded
Various Artists | Luaka Bop: World Spirituality Classics – The Time For Peace Is Now

September 20

Chastity Belt | Chastity Belt

September 27

Bob Bradshaw | Queen of the West
Steel Panther | Heavy Metal Rules
Tegan & Sara | Hey, I’m Just Like You
Temples | Hot Motion

October 4

In Mourning | Garden of Storms
Kelsey Waldon | White Noise / White Lines
We Lost the Sea | Triumph & Disaster

October 11

Elbow | Giants of All Sizes
Lacuna Coil | Black Anima

October 25

Geowulf | My Resignation
Anna Meredith | Fibs
SebastiAn | Thirst

November 1

Alessandro Di Puccio | One Instrument
Waco | Human Magic

November 8

The Alchemy | Chemical Daydream

December 6

Donato Dozzy | One Instrument