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Swans, Danny Brown Top Today’s Album Announcements

Michael Gira's Leaving Meaning & Brown's uknowhatimsayin¿ lead the latest lineup.

What do Swans and Danny Brown have in common? You already know the answer: They both announced new albums on Thursday. Detroit rapper Brown’s uknowhatimsayin¿ drops on Oct. 4, though he was good enough to share the first single Dirty Laundry (below) along with the announcement. “This is my version of a stand-up comedy album,” he said. “Most of my close friends now aren’t rappers — they’re comedians and actors. So I wanted to create something that mixed humor with music. Something that was funny but not parody.” At the polar opposite of the humour scale, Michael Gira’s doomtastic Swans 15th studio set Leaving Meaning arrives on Oct. 25, but they also dropped a preview with the audio for the totally appropriate first single It’s Coming It’s Real (above). “Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented,” Gira said. “In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.” As always, there’s plenty more new albums where those came from. Peep all of today’s adds below, and visit the Upcoming Releases page for the whole fall lineup.

September 20

Blinker the Star | Careful With Your Magic
Chastity Belt | Chastity Belt
Prissy Whip | Swallow
Alex Whorms | Burgundy

September 27

Chron Goblin | Here Before

October 4

Danny Brown | uknowhatimsayin¿
Crossed Keys | Saviors
Daniel Martin Moore | Never Look Away
Rhi | The Pale Queen
Swans | Leaving Meaning

October 11

Alunah | Violet Hour
Freddie Mercury | Never Boring: The Solo Box Set

October 18

Dead Soft | Big Blue
DJ Spinn | Da Life EP
Taminio | Amir Deluxe Edition

October 25

Editors | Black Gold
Zack Walther | The Westerner
Yung Guv | Guv II

November 1

The Deer | Do No Harm
96 Back | Issue in Surreal
Sudan Archives | Athena

November 8

Ben Bryden | Figure Of Eight

November 15

Gabriel Birnbaum | Not Alone
David Bowie | Conversation Piece

November 29

Byzanthian Neckbeard | Minaton
Jesper Lindell | Everyday Dreams