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What New Albums are Coming Up in 2018? Here’s What We Know So Far [UPDATE]

Now that we’re almost done with 2017, it’s time to seriously start looking at what the year ahead has in store. Thanks to my friends Jack and Sarah at Teknicolor Marketing out of Cleveland, here’s a preview of what we know of 2018 so far.


January 12

Arcade Fire, “Put Your Money On Me” 12-Inch

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wrong Creatures

Black Veil Brides, Vale

The Neighbourhood, Imagine EP


January 19

Anvil, Pounding the Pavement

Bahamas, Earthtones

Belle and Sebastian, How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2)

Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits

Fall Out Boy, MANIA

First Aid Kit, Ruins

Kimbra, Primal Heart

Meat Beat Manifesto, LiE

Moon Taxi, Let The Record Play

Of Monsters and Men, Defy

Porches, The House

The Go! Team, Semicircle

They Might Be Giants, I Like Fun

tUnE-yArDs, I can feel you creep into my private life


January 26

Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us

Django Django, Marble Skies

Loudness, Rise to Glory

Machine Head, Catharsis

Mimicking Birds, Layers of Us

Nightmares On Wax, Shape The Future

Ty Seagull, Freedom’s Goblin

Simple Minds, Walk Between Worlds

Sleeping Giant, I Am


2 February 2018

AWOLNATION, Here Come The Runts

Don Broco, Technology

Field Music, Open Here

DZ Deathrays, Bloody Lovely

Hookworms, Microshift

Milk & Bone, Deception Bay

Rae Morris, Someone Out There



February 9

Brian Fallon, Sleepwalkers

Dashboard Confessional, Crooked Shadows

Franz Ferdinand, Always Ascending

Fu Manchu, Clone Of The Universe

Gogo Penguin, A Humdrum Star

Good Tiger, I Will Be Gone

Holy Motors, Slow Sundown

Joan as Police Woman, Damned Devotion

Legend Of The Seagullmen, Legend of the Seagullmen

Son Lux, Brighter Wounds

The Wombats, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life


February 16

Belle & Sebastian, How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3)

Born Ruffians, Uncle, Duke & The Chief

Escape The Fate, I Am Human

Fischerspooner, Sir

I’m With Her,  See You Around

Loma, Loma

Marlon Williams, Make Way For Love

Neal Morse Life & Times

Ought, Room Inside The World

Pianos Become the Teeth, Wait For Love

Pop Evil, Pop Evil

Senses Fail,  If There Is Light It Will Find You

Superchunk, What A Time To Be Alive

U.S. Girls, In A Poem Unlimited

Wild Beasts, Last Night All My Dreams Came True


February 23

Caroline Rose, LONER

Darlingside, Extralife

The Family,  Crest The War: Act 1

Fever Ray, Plunge

Lionlimb, Tape Recorder

Janiva Magness, Love Is A Army

S. Carey, Hundred Acres

Screaming Females, All At Once

Young Jesus, Young Jesus


March 2

Andrew W.K., You’re Not Alone

Anna Burch, Quit The Curse

Anna von Hausswolff, Dead Magic

Buffalo Tom, Quiet and Peace

Camp Cope,  How To Socialize and Make Friends

Lucy Dacus, Historian

Death Ween Group, Deaner Rock 2

Heaven, All Love Is Blue

Moby, Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt

Mt. Joy, Mt Joy

Rolo Tomassi, Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It


March 9

David Byrne, American Utopia

Gengahr, Where Wildness Grows

Jimi Hendrix, Both Sides of the Sky

The Fratellis, In Your Own Sweet Time

Ministry,  Amerikkkant

Myles Kennedy, Year Of The Tiger

Tax, The Heat Change Your Position


March 23
Guided By Voices, Space Gun

Lissie, Castles

Rick Parfitt, Over and Out (Posthumous Release)


March 30

The Vaccines, Combat Sports


April 6

Manic Street Preachers, Resistance is Futile


May 18

Echo & the Bunnymen, Stars, The Oceans & The Moon


As for the rest of the year, we can expect material from:

  • The 1975
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Bastille
  • Travis Barker
  • Barns Courtney
  • Belly
  • The Blue Stones
  • Black Label Society
  • The Breeders
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Cane Hill Too Far Gone
  • Car Seat Headrest
  • Julian Casablancas & The Voidz
  • Castlecomer
  • Catfish & the Bottlemen
  • Craig David
  • The English Beat MARCH
  • I Prevail
  • Interpol
  • Judas Priest, Firepower (March)
  • Jungle
  • Major Lazer
  • Paul McCartney
  • MGMT
  • Muse (first quarter)
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • ONR
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Parade of Lights
  • Peace
  • The Prodigy
  • The Record Company (Concord)
  • Rise Against (Capitol)
  • The Offspring
  • Slipknot
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Stone Temple Pilots (With new singer Jeff Gutt)
  • The Sword Used Future
  • Tool (We can only hope.)
  • Vampire Weekend Mitsubishi Macchiato
  • Vesperteen
  • Jack White, Boarding House Reach
  • The Word Alive (Fearless)
  • Charli XCX


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