Lana Del Rey, Matt Berninger & Plenty More Top Today’s Album Announcements

New releases are coming in fast, while delays are down. I'd call that good news.


I don’t know if life is still on lockdown where you are — but here at the Upcoming Releases desk, the world is slowly returning to normal. Which is to say: New album announcements are coming in thick and fast — and perhaps more importantly, almost nobody is bumping albums down the road anymore. Will it hold? Your guess is as good as mine. For the moment, however, I’m calling that good news. Another bit of good news: Lana Del Rey — whose Norman Fucking Rockwell album was one of 2019’s highlights — plans to release a new album (possibly titled White Hot Forever) on Sept. 4. Then again, Del Rey also said she was going to release a spoken-work poetry album earlier this year, so who knows. But even if she bails, there’s a fine assortment of new fare on the way. Metalheads can look forward to DevilDriver’s Dealing With Demons Vol. 1. Indie lovers can get ready for National frontman Matt Berninger’s solo debut Serpentine Prison, produced by Booker T. Jones. Fans of Jason Molina and Elliott Smith can start saving up for new posthumous releases from both troubadours. And that’s just the start. Scroll down to see all the latest additions to the calendar, and spend some quality time with the entire list on the Upcoming Releases page.

May 29

Alan Holdsworth | Frankfurt 86
Milena | Higher Hopes EP
Royal Canoe | Glacial
Sleepless Nights | Every Word Is A Trap

June 5

The Gay Agenda | Penetrating
Michael Nau | Demo Versions, 2014 to 2017
Whitney Tai | Apogee

June 12

Down Again | The Devil Is A Gentleman
House Of Lords | New World – New Eyes
Paralydium | Worlds Beyond
Vega | Grit Your Teeth

June 19

Amo Amo | Canta EP
Kall | Brand

June 26

Arca | KiCk i
Lionel Boy | Who Is Dovey? EP
Mike | Weight Of The World
Thirty Nights of Violence | You’ll See Me Up There

July 3

Keleketla! | Keleketla!
Denai Moore | Modern Dread
Poltergeist | Feather Of Truth

July 10

Tim Baker | Survivors EP
Julianna Barwick | Healing Is A Miracle
Louis Jucker & Coilguns | Play Kråkeslottet (The Crow’s Castle) & Other Songs from the Northern Shores

July 17

Blu & Exile | Miles
Various Artists | Nothing Stays The Same: The Story Of The Saxon Pub DVD

July 24

Seasick Steve | Love & Peace
Stonebirds | Collapse & Fall

July 31

Alex Izenberg | Caravan Chateau
Mike Polizze | Long Lost Solace Find
Dee Snider | For the Love of Metal Live

August 7

Jason Molina | Eight Gates

August 14

Still House Plants | Fast Edit

August 28

Disclosure | Energy
Elliott Smith | Elliott Smith 25th Anniversary Edition / Live at Umbra Penumbra

September 4

Lana Del Rey | White Hot Forever

September 18

Rich Aucoin | United States

October 2

Matt Berninger | Serpentine Prison

October 9

DevilDriver | Dealing With Demons Vol. 1