Summer may be winding down, but you should definitely be excited for the fall. After all, great music isn’t bound by time.
Take a look below at 15 albums that are due out soon to add to your shopping list.
1.) Wilco, Schmilco – Just last week Wilco released a new single called “Locator” and announced a tenth full-length album. Schmilco is expected to drop on September 9th and the second single, “If I Ever Was A Child” is available now.
2.) The Head and the Heart, Signs of Light – After the release of 2013’s Let’s Be Still, The Head and The Heart hit toured the festival circuit and began working on Signs of Life last year. The album will be released on September 9th.
3.) Local Natives, Sunlit Youth – Local Native’s third studio album, Sunlit Youth, comes out on September 9th after a summer of festival spots and a bunch of teasing on social media. Along with announcing the new record, the group announced a massive North American and European tour.
4.) Bastille, Wild World – After almost-non-stop touring and their hit single “Pompeii” appearing in a number of commercial spots, the British group is releasing a second LP on September 9th. Wild World already features two singles, “Fake It” and “Good Grief.”
5.) Phantogram, Three – Two weeks after releasing Three on September 16th, the electro-pop duo heads out on a supporting tour. The album and tour announcement comes after the single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” premiered on Beats 1.
6.) Against Me!, Shape Shift With Me – Laura Jane Grace and co. are back with Shape Shift With Me, due out on September 16th. The group has said the new record is a “loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator.”
7.) Warpaint, Heads Up – Following their self-titled 2014 LP, Warpaint are dropping Heads Up on September 23rd. Their single, creatively named “New Song,” came out last week. The band notes an increase in creative freedom this time around.
8.) How To Dress Well, Care – Tom Krell, aka How To Dress Well, announced his fourth studio album after a teaser on Instagram. It will hit stores on September 23rd, and was described as “an intimate album that goes big” in an official statement from Krell.
9.) Beach Slang, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings – According to James Alex, the songs on the band’s second studio album are “the stories of the kids who got turned on to Beach Slang by the first album.” A Loud Bash comes with a release date of September 23rd with the single “Punks In A Disco Bar” streaming now.
10.) Regina Spektor, Things We Saw From The Cheap Seats – We haven’t seen new music from Spektor since 2012, but fans can look forward to What We Saw From The Cheap Seats on September 30th. The album cover features her wrapped in gold and the single “Bleeding Heart.”
11.) Pixies, Head Carrier – On September 30th, Pixies will release Head Carrier, and credit the album as a thank you to former bassist Kim Deal. The band has said the album will sound like their older music to a seasoned listener.
12.) The Naked and Famous, Simple Forms – After a relationship split between bandmates Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith, The Naked And Famous release Simple Forms on October 18th. The breakup threatened the stability of the group, but they channeled it in to their music. According to Xayalith, “there’s pain and passion behind this art.”
13.) The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dissociation – The news of a Dissociation is a little bittersweet to TDEP fans as it also came with news of an “extended hiatus.” The group has a few tour dates this fall, and are rumored to announce more, but guitarist Ben Weinman has confirmed they are “calling it a day.” Before it’s over, fans can grab Dissociation on October 14th.
14.) Sting, 57th and 9th – Taking a break from writing and acting, Sting is back to rock with 57th and 9th, out November 11th. In Sting fashion, some of the tracks are socially-aware, bringing topics emigration and climate change to light.
15.) Glass Animals, How To Be A Human Being – A single, an album, a tour – oh my! The sophomore record is set to be released on August 26th, and the video for single “Life Itself” was premiered in June.
Honorable Mentions With No Set Release Date: Bruce Springsteen, Bon Iver.