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20 Albums to Look for This Fall

Posted by Billy Gil, September 16, 2015 04:35pm | Post a Comment

 

ChvrchesEvery Open Eye

Out Sept. 25

The Scottish trio made electro-pop gems splattered with emotion on their beguiling debut. For album No. 2, they’re just getting craftier on songs like the anthemic “Never Ending Circles.”

 

The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn

Out Sept. 25

Alison Mosshart’s vocals tear down the heavens on the Zeppelin-esque new single “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” by The Dead Weather, the supergroup featuring Jack White on drums.

 

DisclosureCaracal

Out Sept. 25

The highly anticipated new album by electronic music duo Disclosure features guest vocalists Sam Smith, Gregory Porter, Lorde, The Weeknd and Miguel, among others. Watch the video for the first single "Holding On" featuring Gregory Porter below:

 

Girl BandHolding Hands With Jamie

Out Sept. 25

Girl Band are not this generation’s version of the Spice Girls. They’re a band of four miscreants from Dublin, all boys, who off-kilter post-punk that sticks with you like a chip in your gums. Fans of the The Fall, Gang of Four and Nick Cave should take note.

 

Julia HolterHave You in My Wilderness

Out Sept. 25

The great L.A. singer/composer returns with a new album that sounds light on its feet, judging by first singles “Feel You” and “Sea Calls Me Home,” which sound as enlightened as her earlier work but with a newfound focus on breezy pop hooks.

 

New Order – Music Complete

Out Sept. 25

The new-wave greats 10th studio album features guest appearances by Elly Jackson of La RouxIggy Pop and Brandon Flowers. Listen to the shimmering first single “Restless.”

 

Peaches Rub

Out Sept. 25

Whether she’s getting sultry with Kim Gordon on the bangin’ “Close Up,” aiming for the dancefloor with “Light in Places” or shaking her thing in the air with Margaret Cho, Rub sounds like it’s gonna be a blast. Peaches will perform at Amoeba Hollywood Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.!

 

Kurt Vile – b’lieve I’m goin down…

Out Sept. 25

The crown prince of stonery folk-rock and onetime War on Drug returns after breakthrough album Wakin On a Pretty Daze. Check out the totally gangsta “Pretty Pimpin” video below:

 

Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom

Out Sept. 25

Trevor Powers has unveiled his third album as Youth Lagoon, following 2013’s excellent Wondrous Bughouse. The first single, “The Knower,” is a minimalist pop song with intriguing production. Propulsion is mostly provided by electronics that sound like ’80s toys on the fritz, but these are balanced by a splashy drum beat and horns that show up halfway through. Meanwhile, Powers’ voice has only gotten higher and more ethereal, painting him as the male heir to Kate Bush’s odd empire.

 

Autre Ne VeutAge of Transparency

Out Oct. 2

“World War Pt. 2,” the first single from electro-R&B artist Aure Ne Veut’s new album, pushes the envelope both musically and with its creepily futuristic video.

 

Deafheaven – New Bermuda

Out Oct. 2

L.A. metalgaze band Deafheaven have a new one on the way following 2013’s stunning Sunbather. All we’ve got is a trailer so far, but in it we hear the combination of scenic beauty and frenzied black metal guitars we’ve come to love from this band.

 

Janet Jackson Unbreakable

Out Oct. 2

YASSS Janet Jackson has teamed up once again with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the production duo with whom she made some of her most vaunted works (Control, Rhythm Nation 1814, The Velvet Rope). The first single from Unbreakable is a humid quiet storm track called “No Sleeep,” featuring a guest rap from J. Cole. Madonna, this is how it's done.

 

Wavves V

Out Oct. 2

Wavves’ fifth album finds Nathan Williams facing adulthood like a long hangover on tracks like “Heavy Metal Detox,” with catchy power-pop hooks in tow.

 

Coil Backwards

Out Oct. 16

Not a reissue, really, since it was never actually released. Beloved industrial music pioneers Coil began recording Backwards following 1992’s Love’s Secret Domain, but the album was never released, instead coming out in 2008 remixed as The New Backwards. Now the original demo versions of Backwards are coming out for the very first time. Hear three excerpts below.

 

Deerhunter Fading Frontier

Out Oct. 16

Deerhunter seem to be moving on from the scuffed-up noise-rock of 2013’s Monomania with Fading Frontier. So far we’ve heard the raunchy groover “Snakeskin,” and now the band has released “Breaker,” a gleaming pop song featuring the dueting vocals of Bradford Cox and Lockett Pundt.

 

Neon Indian Vega Intl. Night School

Out Oct. 16

Alan Palomo’s third album as Neon Indian sheds the chillwave tag of yesteryear for the danceable electro-pop singles “Annie” and “Slumlord.”

 

YachtI Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

Out Oct. 16

The L.A. dance-rockers announced their new album with a video shot by a drone showing a billboard with the album title. Well that’s pretty futuristic and cool, no? Listen to the title track in the video below.


Fuzz – II

Out Oct. 23

Ty Segallalong with Charlie Moothart and Chad Ubovich, make up this garage supergroup of sorts. Their second album is sure to deliver the big muffed, heavy psych-rock goods, judging by songs like the fat-bottomed "Pollinate."

 

Joanna NewsomDivers

Out Oct. 23

The singer, harpist and creator of whimsically epic albums returns with her first in five years. “Sapokinan” nearly has a bar-piano blues feel until it takes neo-classical turns, and its video makes a stroll through New York feel like a medieval fantasy.

 

Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete

Out Nov. 13

The experimental electronic artist evolves from his “vaporwave” style (using anachronistic computer software and sounds as inspiration) for an album he’s described as his “rock” album. “I Bite Through It” is indeed heavier than some of his previous, more ambient-oriented work, yet it’s no less inventive, full of intricately glitched-out beats and roaring static. 

 

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