Expect this fall to be filled to the brim with great music. Two Door Cinema Club, Frank Ocean (hopefully) and even Green Day are coming out with new stuff. So get pumped.
Bon Iver, 22, A Million - Out September 30
The American indie folk band is finally coming out with new music, four years after the release of their self-titled sophomore album. The long-awaited follow-up is to be as soothing and mental as you imagined if we judge by the two songs released in August, titled “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” and “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄”. Creative titles aside, the upcoming full-length album is described in a statement to the press as “a collection of sacred moments, love’s torment and salvation, contexts of intense memories, signs that you can pin meaning onto or disregard as coincidence.” Excited yet? I know I am.
The Mowgli’s, Where’d Your Weekend Go – Out September 30
The alternative-rock feel-good band is back at it at the end of this month with more merry tunes. They seem to be playing it safe with Where’d Your Weekend Go and I’m not even mad about it. We get a taste of it with Spacin Out, which made its way onto Youtube, making days brighter and smiles bigger.
Green Day, Revolution Radio – Out October 7
Punk lovers, rejoice. Green Day’s first album in four years is on the way. After listening to the first single - Bang Bang - I’m a bit unsure as to whether it’s 2016 or 2002. Overlooking the trivial lyrics that make no sense, we’re definitely throwing it back to the old days with a Billie Joe Armstrong who seems unchanged: “Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together... dance together... sing together... and most of all, find each other. That's what the spirit of Green Day has been about since day one.”
Two Door Cinema Club, Gameshow – Out October 14
Yes, it’s happening. The Irish indie trio are releasing their third album and the excitement levels are high. Are We Ready? (Wreck) is our first peek at the album and to be fair, no, we’re probably not ready for what is to come. The sound we know and love is making a helluva comeback and it’s better than ever. Singer Alex Trimble says of the new album's sound: “We’re not embracing the pop that’s going on now in a melodic or structural sense. The two biggest influences for me were Prince and Bowie - both total pioneers who straddled that line between out-there pop and avant garde craziness.” October can’t come soon enough.
The Naked and Famous, Simple Forms – Out October 14
They’ve had their rough patches and bumpy rides, but New Zealand indie electronic band used heartache and loss to fuel their third upcoming studio album. Simple Forms came alive amidst the break-up of vocalist Alisa Xayalith and guitarist/vocalist Thom Powers, which had the five-piece band at risk of splitting. Higher, the lead single from the album tells a story of fragility and pain, but keeps the band’s signature upbeat sound.
Frank Ocean, Boys Don’t Cry – Out November
Where on earth is Frank Ocean’s album? is what we kept asking ourselves for a couple of years now. Memes and even an app that alerts you when a new Ocean album has gone live is what the Internet has spawned in the wake of everyone’s frustration. But the joke’s still on us; the New Orleans rapper keeps on deceiving his fans with live streams and fake dates. Apparently, “art cannot be rushed”, according to producer Malay. That shit better be good.
Published by Diana Lupica