70 Freaking Titles Top Today’s Album Announcements

Used to be July was when the record biz started to slow down. Not this year.

This is starting to get silly. And by silly, I mean fucking ridiculous. The beginning of July used to be when the record business started slowing down for the summer. Not this year. Thanks to the massive backlog of delayed releases and the complete absence of live shows, the whole crazy train is just picking up speed. In the past 48 hours, I’ve added 70 titles to the Upcoming Releases list — and that’s not counting a bunch of one-day releases (including a Pup live album, a Father John Misty covers EP and some boygenius demos) being issued tomorrow for Bandcamp’s latest no-fee day. The bigger names joining my list today are The Avett Brothers (who will release The Third Gleam on Aug. 28) and Sufjan Stevens (whose Ascension album lands Sept. 25). But as the infomercials say, that’s not all! Not by a long shot. Scroll down to check out the other 68 new arrivals on the way, and be sure to bookmark the Upcoming Releases page to keep up to date as everything continues to spin wildly out of control. And by everything, I mean me.


July 10

Jimmie Allen | Bettie James EP
The Hanging Stars | I Woke Up In July
Prosper & Stabfinger | Flymenco
Sensor/Spook | Collapse & Rise At The Air Mass
Shining Black ft. Mark Boals/Olaf Thorsen | Shining Black
Mike Shinoda | Dropped Frames Vol. 1
Mark Spiro | 2+2 = 5: Best of & Rarities

July 17

Dengue Dengue Dengue | DNGDNGDNG: Continentes Perdidos EP
Evicshen | Hair Birth
Mon Cher | Mon Cher
Moonlight Desires | At the Movies
Rafter | Anything Helps
Jarreau Vandal | Suburb Superhero: The Villain Within

July 24

Thomas Bartless | Shelter
Culture Abuse | Good Shit, Bad Shit, Who Gives a Shit?!
Planningtorock | PlanningtoChanel EP
that dog. | Totally Crushed Out Vinyl Reissue
that dog. | Retreat from the Sun Vinyl Reissue

July 31

Black Veil Brides | Re-Stitch These Wounds
Jordana | Something To Say EP
PG.Lost | Yes I Am
Le Ren | Morning & Melancholia
Mike Shabb | Life is Short
Unruly | Unruly

August 7

Arctic Rain | The One
Scott Cook | Tangle of Souls
Duma | Duma
Fortune | The Gun’s Still Smokin’ Live
Lionville | Magic Is Alive
Ramos | My Many Sides
Washed Out | Purple Noon

August 14

Arlo Mckinley | Die Midwestern
The Vandals | Live Fast, Diarrhea 25th Anniversary

August 21

Ars Magna Umbrae | Apotheosis
God’s Bastard | Last Standing Village
Red Wanting Blue | The Peppermint Sessions
Verikyyneleet | Ilman Kuolemaa

August 28

The Avett Brothers | The Third Gleam
Devil’s Witches | Guns, Drugs & Filthy Pictures
Dream Nails | Dream Nails
The Empty Hearts | The Second Album
Gorgatron | Pathogenic Automation
Caitlin Pasko | Greenhouse

September 4

Deafkids / Petrbrick | Deafbrick
Dukes of Chutney | Hazel
Godcaster | Long Haired Locusts
Home Counties | Redevelopment
numün | voyage au soleil
Annie Taylor | Sweet Mortality
Various Artists | Nardcore For Life

September 11

Fratelli Malibu | Ciro Miami
Neal Morse | Sola Gratia
David Toop | Apparition Paintings

September 18

The Apartments | In and Out of the Light
Bear’s Den + Paul Frith | Fragments
Sarah Davachi | Cantus, Descant
Flaming Tunes | Flaming Tunes
The Infernal Sea | Negotium Crucis

September 25

A Certain Ratio | ACR Loco
Death Bells | New Signs of Life
Brian Eno & Roger Eno | Luminous EP
Beverly Glenn-Copeland | Transmissions
The Ocean | Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
Sad13 | Haunted Painting
Sola Rosa | Chasing The Sun
Sufjan Stevens | The Ascension

October 2

All Things Blue | Get Bit

October 9

War Lung | Optical Delusions

October 16

Katie Melua | Album No. 8

October 23

This Is The Kit | Off Off On