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Cooper & Lanegan Top Today’s F***storm of Album Announcements

A rock god, an indie veteran and some Aussie oddballs add their names to the list.

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A rock legend reconnects to his roots, an indie-rock powerhouse flexes new muscles and some Aussie oddballs keep it weird in today’s tsunami of additions your fall music calendar.

Let’s start with the biggest name on the list: Alice Cooper, whose new EP Breadcrumbs — coming Sept. 13 — will be a “tribute to the garage rock heroes from his hometown Detroit.” Fittingly, the set list includes covers of MC5’s Sister Anne, Suzi Quatro’s Your Mamma Won’t Like Me and Mitch Ryder’s Devil With a Blue Dress, while the cast features MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner, Detroit Wheels drummer Johnny “Bee” Badanjek and Gories/Dirtbombs leader Mick Collins.

Sounds like a winner. And it’s not alone. Veteran singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan — whose extensive resume includes Screaming Trees, QOTSA, Twilight Singers and more — delivers his latest dark-hearted solo album Somebody’s Knocking on Oct. 18. Check out the first single Letter Never Sent — which embraces a New Wave sound at odds with his usual grim approach — below.

One more release of note: Australian weirdos Tropical Fuck Storm, whose A Laughing Death in Meatspace was one of the best albums of 2018 (read my review HERE). I expect no less from their sophomore set Braindrops, which drops Aug. 23. Get a taste of what you’re in for below, while you peruse the rest of today’s entries. And as always, be sure to head over to the Upcoming Releases page for the entire fall lineup, which also includes new major-label offerings from Big Wreck and Melanie Martinez.


July 26

Big Country | The Seer Vinyl
High on Fire | Bat Salad EP
Soft Cell | Say Hello Wave Goodbye

August 2

Kayla Diamond | Dirty Laundry EP
Tori Kudo & Kayo Makino | Ein Traum Für Dich
Heitor Pereria | Playmobil Soundtrack
Thalo | Cherry EP

August 9

Byron the Aquarius | Astral Travelling

August 23

Dead Feathers | All is Lost
Firefriend | Avalanche
Tropical Fuck Storm | Braindrops

August 30

Big Wreck | …but for the sun
Gender Roles | Prang

September 6

Leela Gilday | North Star Calling
Infinity Forms of Yellow Remember | Infinity Forms of Yellow Remember
Suzuki Junzo & Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska | The Ascended Master Teachings
Knave | Isabella Says
Melanie Martinez | K-12
Ready | This Summer

September 13

Basic Rhythm | 2 Da Core
Alice Cooper | Breadcrumbs EP
Free Range | King of Snake
Paper Beat Scissors | Parallel Line
Jesse Terry & Alex Wong | Kivalina EP

September 20

Monolord | No Comfort

September 27

65daysofstatic | replicr

October 4

DIIV | Deceiver

October 11

Allah-Las | Lahs
Emptyset | Blossoms

October 18

Mark Lanegan Band | Somebody’s Knocking

October 25

The Kompressor Experiment | 2001

November 15

Striking Matches | Noon