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Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Is this the cover of the new Boss album? The Internet seems to think so.

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UPDATE: Everybody loves a good rumour. Especially when that rumour turns out to be true. And yesterday’s doozy has turned into today’s good news: There’s going to be a new Bruce Springsteen album coming out Oct. 23.

Yesterday, Amazon in the U.K. and a record store website starting listing a new Springsteen album titled Letter To You, complete with wintry cover art. Is it a new studio disc? A Christmas album? A single? A bootleg? Or a total lie? Turns out that it’s mostly a new album, according to Bruce’s website. “A rock album fueled by the band’s heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound, the 12 track Letter To You  is Bruce’s 20th studio album, and was recorded at his home studio in New Jersey. Listen to the album’s title track and watch the new video below.

“I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Bruce. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.” Letter to You includes nine recently written Springsteen songs, as well as new recordings of three of his legendary, but previously unreleased, compositions from the 1970s. Produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, Letter To You is Bruce’s first time performing with the E Street Band since The River 2016 tour.

Tracklist:
1. One Minute You’re Here
2. Letter To You
3. Burnin’ Train
4. Janey Needs A Shooter
5. Last Man Standing
6. The Power Of Prayer
7. House Of A Thousand Guitars
8. Rainmaker
9. If I Was The Priest
10. Ghosts
11. Song For Orphans
12. I’ll See You In My Dreams

If you’re more interested in music that’s definitely coming, there’s plenty of that too — including discs from Action Bronson, Sam Roberts, Aesop Rock, the new Pearl Jam side project Painted Shield (below) and others, along with the 50th anniversary reissue of The Grateful Dead’s stone classic American Beauty, another live Drive-By Truckers release and much, much more. Scroll down to check out all the latest additions, and visit the Upcoming Releases page to see the whole list.


September 11

Declaime | Illminded
Martin Eldritch | Poor Time Management EP
Jockstrap | Beavercore EP
Only Now x Orogen | Avuls

September 18

Armani Caesar | The Liz Tape
Kylie Fox | Green
Mix & Fairbanks | Red Light Runner Single
NoN | III
Iñigo Vontier, Thomass Jackson | Dork Disco EP

September 25

Robbie Basho | Selections from Song of the Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes
Action Bronson | Only For Dolphins
Bullion | Heaven Is Over EP
Wylie Cable | Shimmer, Then Disappear
Crépuscule D’Hiver | Par-Delà Noireglaces Et Brumes-Sinistres
Damm | Nautical Dawn
Fuller | Crush Me
Vince Guaraldi | A Charlie Brown Christmas 70th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue
Haig | Freeze The World
Hauste | Patterns
Lagoss | Imaginary Island Music Vol.1: Canary Islands
Simon Lunche | Never Knew The Night
Emyn Muil | Afar Angathfark
Spillage Village | Spilligion
STR4TA | Aspects Single
1042 | Rhythm Of The Waves

October 2

Brave The Cold | Scarcity
Mxmtoon | Dusk EP
PaulStar | Find Myself
Sarnadas | The Hum
Scintii | Times New Roman EP
Zopelar | Novaterra Vol. 1

October 9

Bao | Perpetual Heartbreak
CNJR | I Can See The Church Burning Through The Binoculars
Dysylumn | Cosmogonie
Emel | The Tunis Diaries
Foul Body Autopsy | Consumed By Black Thoughts EP
Rachel Grimes | The Way Forth Instrumentals EP
Sarchasm | Sarchasm
Vân Scott | Starry Eyed Single
Papi Shiitake | Quarantine Dream EP
Ten Foot Pole | Simmer Down

October 16

Autocatalytica | Powerclashing Maximalism
Dengue Dengue Dengue | Fiebre
Falcon | Nova
Good Sad Happy Bad | Shades
Felipe Gordon | The Bacatá Extrapolation EP
Homeboy Sandman | Don’t Feed The Monster
Maladie | The Grand Aversion
Maral | Push
Night Cobra | In Praise of the Shadow
Sam Roberts | All Of Us
Smarts | Who Needs Smarts, Anyway?

October 23

Ray Barretto | Barretto Power
The Big Easy | A Long Year
Shemekia Copeland | Uncivil War
Drive-By Truckers | Live From Austin, Tx.
Invincible Force | Decomposed Sacramentum
Ty Trehern | Dear Dichotomy
Wallows | Remote EP
Zeal & Ardor | Wake Of A Nation

October 30

Stephen Becker | Nothing Sun Under The New EP
Blanka | Flares
Matthew Cardinal | Asterisms
The Grateful Dead | American Beauty 50th Anniversary Edition
Insidious Disease | After Death
Páula, Povoa & Jerge | Primavera EP
Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright | I Can Still Here You
Romasa | Insufferable Cave of Rotting Aspiration EP
Soul Mass Transit System & Killa P | Blocked EP
Svartsyn | Requiem
War On Women | Wonderful Hell
Wisecrack | Wisecrack

November 6

The Casket Lottery | Short Songs For End Times
Seamus Fogarty | A Bag Of Eyes
Nickel Creek | Nickel Creek Vinyl
Nickel Creek | This Side Vinyl
Nickel Creek | Why Should the Fire Die? Vinyl
Rooks | The High Road
Summer Heart | Ambitions EP
Winning Streak | We Need A Plan

November 13

Aesop Rock | Spirit World Field Guide
Heathered Pearls | Cast
Faten Kanaan | A Mythology of Circles
Katla. | Allt þetta Helvítis Myrkur
Jesse Kivel | Infinite Jess
Liraz | Zan
Tor Lundvall | Yule
Ana Roxanne | Because Of A Flower
Stats | Powys 1999
Völur | Death Cult EP
Snowy White & The White Flames | Something On Me
Yukon Blonde | Vindicator
Hans Zimmer | No Time To Die Soundtrack

November 20

Bearings | Hello, It’s You
Jinjer | Alive In Melbourne
Anna McClellan | I Saw First Light
The Tibbs | Another Shot Fired

November 27

Winston Mankunku Ngozi | Yakhal’ Inkomo

December 4

Bastian Benjamin | Two Truths
Lost Horizons | In Quiet Moments