It looks like fall is going to be a big season for new releases!
Tons of highly anticipated albums are on their way, with forthcoming releases from indie giants like Death Cab For Cutie, Iggy Pop, City and Colour, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and more. Get ready for a huge couple of months for new music!
Check out some of the most highly anticipated albums coming out this fall below.
Bat For Lashes – Lost Girls
Bat For Lashes is releasing a new album titled Lost Girls on September 6th via AWAL, and it marks Natasha Khan’s first new work under the pseudonym since 2016’s The Bride. The 10-track album was inspired by where it was recorded, Los Angeles, and growing up in the 80s, featuring previously released tracks “Kids in the Dark,” “Feel For You,” and “The Hunger.”
Death Cab For Cutie – The Blue EP
Death Cab For Cutie are releasing the 5-track-long The Blue EP on September 6th. “The Blue EP is a collection of five new tracks that share a similar conception but different births,” the band wrote in a tweet. “We love these songs and can’t wait for you to hear them.” Upon announcing the album, they released “Kids in ’99,” which is about a gas pipeline explosion in their hometown of Bellingham, Washington, which killed an 18-year-old and two 10-year-olds.
Iggy Pop – Free
“This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice,” Iggy Pop explains in a statement. “By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free.”
Joseph – Good Luck, Kid
“The through-line of the album is this idea of moving into the driver’s seat of your own life – recognizing that you’re an adult now, and everything’s up to you from this moment on,” frontwoman Natalie Schepman explains in a statement. “You’re not completely sure of how to get where you need to go, and you don’t have any kind of a map to help you. It’s just the universe looking down on you like, ‘Good luck, kid.'”
The Lumineers – III
The Lumineers are dropping their forthcoming album III on September 13th via Dualtone. “This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride,” multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites explains in a statement. The new record is set to come with an accompanying Kevin Phillips-directed film of the same name, which serves as a visual representation that follows a working-class American family that struggles with addiction.
Blink-182 – Nine
Blink-182 have announced their forthcoming album, NINE, which is set for release on September 20th via Columbia. The record will feature previously released tracks “Blame It on My Youth,” “Generational Divide,” and “Happy Days,” in addition to a new track that’s dropping tomorrow called “Darkside.” The forthcoming record will mark their first new album since 2016’s California, which was the first record that featured vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba, who replaced Tom DeLonge.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – This Is the Place EP
Former Oasis guitarist, and singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher’s band the High Flying Birds have been working on new music. This is the Place, which drops on September 27th, is set to include five tracks in total, with two being new tracks and two being remixes. The collection of tracks is a follow-up to their recently released EP, Black Star Dancing, which was released in June through Sour Mash and Caroline.
Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
Angel Olsen is releasing her new album All Mirrors on October 4th. “In every way – from the making of it, to the words, to how I feel moving forward, this record is about owning up to your darkest side, finding the capacity for new love, and trusting change even when you feel like a stranger,” Olsen explained of the album on Facebook.
City and Colour – A Pill For Loneliness
City and Colour, also known as Dallas Green, is set to release his forthcoming sixth studio album A Pill For Loneliness on October 4th. “I wrote a lot of dark songs and wrapped them in the most beautiful sounds we could find,” Green explains of the album in a statement. “There are personal connotations, but they’re also relatable. I’m thankful for the opportunity to create.” Upon announcing the album, Green released “Living in Lightning,” which is a powerful example of Green’s songwriting skills, as it comes packed with a driven drum line and dreamy electric guitar lines as Green’s silky vocals take the lead.
Wilco – Ode to Joy
Wilco have announced that they’ll be releasing their 11th studio album Ode To Joy on October 4th. “The record is, in a weird way, an ode,” frontman Jeff Tweedy explains of the forthcoming album in a statement. “This terrible stuff is happening, this deepening sense of creeping authoritarianism that weighs on everybody’s psyche on a daily basis, and you’re allowed to feel a lot of things at once. And one thing that is worth feeling, that is worth fighting for, is your freedom to still have joy, even though things are going to s***.”
Big Thief – Two Hands
Following the release of U.F.O.F. a few months ago, Big Thief have announced their second album of 2019, Two Hands, which is set for release on October 11th via 4AD. While U.F.O.F. was recorded in the forestry of the Washington state woods, according to a statement, Two Hands will explore the orange desert near Texas’ Sonic Ranch. “Two Hands has the songs that I’m the most proud of; I can imagine myself singing them when I’m old,” frontwoman Adrianne Lenker explains. “Musically and lyrically, you can’t break it down much further than this. It’s already bare-bones.”
Blood Orange – Fields
Devonté Hynes, also known as Blood Orange, is set to release Fields on October 11th, which will mark his first album of classical music compositions. The collection will be performed by the Chicago-based ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, and Hynes composed all the music in a Digital Audio Workstation before sending the sheet music to them, where they arranged and orchestrated the songs for their own instruments. “This was the first time I’ve written music that I’ve never played, and I love that,” Hynes explains in a press release. “It’s something I’ve always been striving to get to. Seeing what Third Coast Percussion had done with these pieces was magical.”
Screaming Females – Singles Too
New Jersey rockers Screaming Females have announced they’ll be releasing Singles Too, a new collection of early 7-inches, digital B-sides, covers, and more. As part of the announcement, they released a previously unheard track titled “Let Me In.” The forthcoming collection will feature six cover tracks, as Screaming Females put their own spin on songs by Neil Young, Patti Smith, Taylor Swift, and Sheryl Crow.
Third Eye Blind – Screamer
Third Eye Blind has announced that they are releasing their sixth album, Screamer, on October 18th. The new record will feature multiple collaborations. In addition to Krauss, there are features from Ryan Olson of Marijuana Death Squad, Poliçia and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. “My current mood resonates with rebellion, energy, courage, and risk,” Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins explains in a statement. “I seek to combine it with a percussive level of musical immediacy in this collection of songs to cultivate collective idealism and an unapologetic aspiration towards humanistic values.”
Milky Chance – Mind the Moon
Milky Chance recently made their return with a collaborative track with Tash Sultana titled “Daydreaming,” and upon its release they announced their forthcoming album, Mind the Moon. The forthcoming record is set to truly highlight their songwriting style, with distinguished layers that have really developed from their original minimalist sound.