Bright Eyes, Old 97’s and Jaga Jazzist Top Today’s Album Announcements

We all have bands we like. These three are definitely some of mine.

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Sometimes good things really do come in threes. Case in point: I’ve liked Bright Eyes, The Old 97’s and Jaga Jazzist for a lot of years now. So it was a treat to find out today that they all have new albums on the horizon. The former — led as always by Omaha singer-songwriter Conor Oberst — deliver their darkly titled Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was on Aug. 21. Coincidentally, that’s the same day Rhett Miller and his Old 97’s will release their album Twelfth — and before you ask, yes, it’s their dozenth studio release (aside from some EPs and holilday fare). And finally, Norwegian jazz-rock oddballs of Jaga Jazzist — I was lucky enough to see them live in Oslo many years ago — will return with their latest disc Pyramid on Aug. 7. If none of those butter your biscuits, well, maybe some of the other discs announced in the past day or two will. Scroll down to see the latest additions and hit the Upcoming Releases page for the whole roster of goodies.


July 3

Anteloper | Tour Beats Vol. 1
Ryan Sawyer | Your Heart Will Be Your Skin

July 10

Enuff Z’nuff | Generation Brainwashed
Merlock | That Which Speaks … EP

July 17

The Fallaways | Sunset Ave

July 31

Crush of Souls | Bad Trip EP
Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky | Please Leave Your Light On
Rascal Flatts | How They Remember You EP
Eugene Ughetti | Agglomeration Of Measurements

August 7

Another Sky | I Slept On The Floor
Jaga Jazzist | Pyramid
Oneiric Celephaïs | The Obscure Sibyl EP

August 14

Dana Gavanski | Wind Songs EP
Satellite & The Harpoonist | Satellite Man EP

August 21

Bright Eyes | Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was
JW-Jones | Self-Isolation
Less Bells | Mourning Jewelry
The Old 97’s | Twelfth
Psychlona | Venus Skytrip

August 28

Alan Braufman | The Fire Still Burns
Gypsy Pistoleros | The Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Band Ever!
Daniel Johnston | The End Is Never Really Together
Wood & Wire | No Matter Where It Goes From Here

September 4

Josiah Johnson | Every Feeling On A Loop

September 11

Two Bird Stone | Hands & Knees

September 18

Flying Colors | Third Stage: Live in London
Fenne Lily | Breach

September 25

Rituals of Mind | Hype Nostalgia
Bella White | Just Like Leaving

October 23

Plants & Animals | The Jungle

November 13

Professor & The Madman | Séance