The Most Anticipated Fall Album Releases

Great music is coming

If you’re not a fall person, the departure of the warmer months can be a bittersweet time. Bitter because well, summer is over, but sweet because there’s a hell of a lot of good music coming down the pipe.

Check out this list of our most anticipated fall album releases.
 

Alvvays – Antisocialites

Release: September 8th

This week will see the release of Alvvays’ sophomore album Antisocialites, the follow up album we’ve all been eagerly waiting for. Molly Rankin refers to the album as a “fantasy breakup arc,” while also emphasizing that although the lyrics may teeter on an emotional note, the band has incorporated fictional storytelling into their new album.
 

The National – Sleep Well Beast

Release: September 8th

Sleep Well Beast will be The National’s seventh studio album and, according to reviews, it’s a welcomed return to the band’s original roots. Although not exactly different, the new album serves as a reminder of why we fell in love with The National in the first place.
 

Chad VanGaalen – Light Information

Release: September 8th

Alberta-born Chad Vangaalen will be releasing his sixth studio album, Light Information before heading out on a world tour and making a stop in Toronto November 30 at Massey Hall.
 

Death From Above – Outrage! Is Now

Release: September 8th

Death From Above dropped the 1979 from their name, but they haven’t lost any of their energy. Coming into their new album Outrage! Is Now, the group say they are the truest form they’ve ever been.
 

Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys – Julie Dolron & The Wrong Guys

Release: September 8th

Former Eric’s Trip member Julie Doiron is joined by Canadian indie rockers Eamon McGrath, and Cancer Bats members Mike Peters and Jaye Schwarzer for a self-titled LP set for September 8 release through Dine Alone Records.
 

Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives

Release: September 8th

This week is a big one for new music. Among Friday’s release lineup will be Mount Kimbie’s Love What Survives, the London band’s third studio album.
 

Rostam – Half-Light

Release: September 8th

It’s been a hell of a long wait, but former Vampire Weekend keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij is close to releasing his first, full-length studio record. He’s been dropping the odd single here and there, and even put out a collaborative album with The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser last year that blew us away, so we can only imagine what’s coming next from the prominent songwriter.
 

Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 1 & 2

Release: September 15th

Deer Tick are releasing not one, but two records on September 15th. Vol. 1 will showcase the band’s folkier side, where Vol. 2 will see the Rhode Island group embrace their garage rock side.
 

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – Choir Of The Mind

Release: September 15th

On September 15, Emily Haines will return with her first solo album in over a decade. Choir of the Mind serves as a follow-up to 2006’s Knives Don’t Have Your Back and the 2007 EP What is Free to a Good Home?. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Haines explained that this new album will explore “a fascination with feminine strength and what that looks like.”
 

Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold

Release: September 15th

Everyone’s favourite rockstars Foo Fighters are returning with the follow-up to 2014’s Sonic Highways. The group recently shared a new single “The Sky Is A Neighbourhood” and have been performing new songs at their live shows. We’ll see what’s in store September 15th.
 

The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful

Release: September 22nd

Las Vegas stadium rockers The Killers have been generous with us, releasing three new songs ahead of their upcoming album Wonderful Wonderful, including “The Man” and “Run for Cover.” So far their new tracks have showcased a diverse array of sound, from arena-ready anthems to heavy power-pop.
 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers

Release: September 22nd

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are set to deliver a fresh serving of their politically-charged and wordless music later this month. Luciferian Towers, the one-time Polaris Prize-winning band’s sixth full-length record, will be their first since 2015’s Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress.
 

METZ – Strange Peace

Release: September 22nd

Toronto-based noise rockers METZ recorded their forthcoming album at Electrical Audio in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve Albini. With Albini on board, you know noise is of the essence.
 

Cold Specks – Fool’s Paradise

Release: September 22nd

Earlier this summer Cold Specks discreetly released her brand new single “Wild Card” and quickly followed it up with the title track of her upcoming album Fool’s Paradise. Scheduled for release on September 22, the new album is expected to be a marker in Cold Specks’ career. This album will also mark the first time Cold Specks incorporates the Somali language into her music, which was first heard in “Fool’s Paradise.”
 

Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow

Release: September 22nd

We didn’t have to wait long for Hiss Golden Messenger to release a new album. Hallelujah Anyhow will serve as the follow-up to 2016’s Heart Like A Levee, and is set to release on September 22.
 

Wolf Alice – Visions of A Life

Release: September 29th

British Rockers took a short break after extensive touring from their 2015 debut record My Love Is Cool, but are coming right back with a new album Visions of A Life, coming September 29th.
 

Liam Gallagher – As You Were

Release: October 6th

Liam Gallagher has embarked on his first ever solo album. Gallagher loves to fill up our news feeds with the latest drama, so it will be nice to hear some actual new music from the Oasis brother. As You Were is scheduled for release on October 6.

 

The Weather Station – The Weather Station

Release: October 6th

Two years after releasing her LP Loyalty, The Weather Station (aka Tamara Lindeman) is getting ready to release her new self-titled endeavour at the start of October. According to Lindeman, this new album will be “a work of urgency, generosity and joy.”
 

Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry

Release: October 6th

Toronto indie rock mainstays Wolf Parade re-emerged from a hiatus late 2015, testing the waters with a number of live performances. The group have been quietly working on new material, and are preparing to release their first full-length album in 7 years, Cry Cry Cry this October.
 

Stars – There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light

Release: October 13th

Stars’ forthcoming record is a first for the band, who enlisted Peter Katis to produce, marking the first time the band has handed over creative control to someone outside the band. As singles ahead of the album’s release have indicated, those signature harmonies and lyrical conflicts up against the “frailties of the human heart” won’t be going anywhere.
 

Tegan and Sara – The Con X: Covers

Release: October 13th

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their fifth studio album The Con, Tegan and Sara will release a cover album entitled The Con X: Covers. The album will feature “14 of our favorite artists covering all 14 songs from the original album,” according to the sister duo.
 

Terra Lightfoot – New Mistakes

Release: October 13th

Homegrown talent from Hamilton, Ontario, Terra Lightfoot is making her unmistakable voice heard once more with a promising new album coming, New Mistakes.
 

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice

Release: October 13th

Not the Kurt and Courtney you were expecting! Barnett and Vile recently shared their first single from their upcoming collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice, called “Over Everything” and it’s a total doozy. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the album.
 

The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild

Release: October 13th

Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch will drop the latest from The Rural Alberta Advantage in mid-October via Paper Bag Records. A trio of early singles point to the band’s storytelling and thundering rhythm section lining up for another great effort. They’ll hit the road for an extensive North American tour this fall.
 

The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers

Release: October 13th

Montreal folk group The Barr Brothers recently shared a heavy new tune “You Would Have To Lose Your Mind” and if it’s any indication of what’s to come next, we’re in for a real treat. Queens of the Breakers is coming October 13th.
 

Beck – Colors

Release: October 13th

After waiting what felt like a century for Grammy Award Winning artist Beck to shed some light on his forthcoming release, he finally delivered: Colors is coming October 13th.
 

Weezer – Pacific Daydream

Release: October 27th

A fall release from Weezer doesn’t seem entirely appropriate, but considering their songs typically envoke the feeling of summer, we’ll appreciate their new album Pacific Daydream when the weather is a little colder.
 

Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights

Release: October 27th

Julien Baker has said she doesn’t try to romanticize sadness, but oh boy has she cornered the market on sad anthems. Early indications on her Matador debut point to big things for the Memphis, Tennessee native.
 

Modest Mouse – TBD

Release: TBD

Isaac Brock said a new Modest Mouse record would arrive in 2016, which never happened. One is purportedly on the way for 2017, which would be their first since 2015’s Strangers to Ourselves.
 

My Morning Jacket – TBD

Release: TBD

There’s little information out there about My Morning Jacket’s upcoming album, but considering how incredible 2015’s The Waterfall is, we won’t ask to disrupt a good thing. In the meantime, check out Jim James recent solo album Eternally Even to tide you over.

 

MGMT – Little Dark Age

Release: TBD

Back in June, MGMT posted a picture indicating the influential electronic rock group were in the mastering process of their new album Little Dark Age, but have been pretty hush-hush about when to expect it.
 

Major Lazer – Music Is the Weapon

Release: TBD

Music Is the Weapon is Major Lazer’s upcoming fourth studio album. The album is a long time in the making, having been announced in 2015. Its lead single, “Cold Water,” was released last summer, while is second track “Believer” was released at the end of 2016. Music Is the Weapon will feature a long list of collaborations, including Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Diplo, PARTNEXTDOOR, and Travis Scott.

 

St. Vincent – TBD

Release: TBD

St. Vincent has kept busy since we last heard from her. She’s been directing movies, putting out her own line of women-friendly guitars, recording movies and producing music for Tiffany’s new perfume line. We don’t know when to expect her new album, but she recently shared a gorgeous music video and single called “New York” and it’s a good indication of things to come.
 

Vampire Weekend – TBD

Release: TBD

In a recent tweet, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig posted that the band’s upcoming album is “80 per cent done.” Earlier this year, Koenig also revealed few little details about the album including a couple song titles, and said that their next album is “a lil more springtime than the last one.”
 

Violent Femmes -TBD

Release: TBD

Folk punk veterans Violent Femmes last turned out new music in 2016, followed by a collection of session recordings earlier this year. They haven’t slowed down, as apparently there’s more in the works from the Wisconsin trio.
 

Matt Mays – Once Upon A Time In Hell

Release: TBD

Canadian rocker Matt Mays delivered a sample of what’s to come from Once Upon A Time in Hell earlier this year with a four-song EP of cuts that will appear on the full-length. The record was produced by Mays and Wintersleep drummer Loel Campbell, whose fingerprints were certainly noticeable on the EP. It’s shaping up to be Mays’ biggest departure from his alt-country-inspired sound since his ambitious 2006 effort When the Angels Make Contact.