On top of live music being put on hold, many artists' ability to get to the recording studio or roll out an album as intended have been affected, leading to release date pushback after pushback and putting a big question mark on the state of the industry in the long-term. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to look forward to on the horizon. Maybe the new Dylan is what your dad will be blaring from his speakers all summer, but here's what you should look out for if you're looking for something from new, up-and-coming bands and trending pop and rap acts. Here are the albums to look out for this summer and beyond. Release date: May 22 On The 's incredible last album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships , the band reasoned that we have to look into the future with optimism, despite the world going to shit. But instead of standing idly by, Matty Healy and co.
This year has already given us an emo-pop opus from Halsey, a welcome comeback from the Strokes, killer country from the Secret Sisters, an optimistic Future record, and great releases from up-and-coming artists like Moses Sumney, Beach Bunny, and Shake. By the fourth installment, most pop-culture franchises can start to seem pretty tired. RTJ4 , which the band rush-released a few days ahead of schedule, is laser-focused, as if Mike and El-P are trying to outrun the apocalypse.
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All dates are for U. Release dates are subject to change, and often do. These albums do not yet have a firm release date, but are in various stages of development. If an artist appears multiple times, that means multiple albums by that artist are forthcoming. Essential Links. August Releases. Total Freedom. Bright Eyes. Cut Copy. Dent May.