10 Albums to Look Forward to in September 2022

From our favorite artists who have been delivering killer albums for years to the rising musicians just starting to break through, these are the ten albums to look forward to in September 2022.

Afghan Whigs - 10 Albums to Look Forward to in September 2022

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The Afghan Whigs – How Do You Burn?
Release Date: September 9

The Afghan Whigs are back after a five-year hiatus. Recorded in separate locations due to the pandemic, How Do You Burn? is set to drop on September 9 via Royal Cream/BMG. A U.S. and European tour is set to follow starting in Minneapolis at the Fine Line.

Built To Spill - 10 Albums to Look Forward to in September 2022

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Built To Spill – When the Wind Forgets Your Name
Release Date: September 9

Boise’s favorite band, Built to Spill are set to release their first proper album since 2015’s Untethered Moon. For their first since signing with Sub Pop, the nine-track album is preceded by four singles: Spiderweb, Fool’s Gold, Understood, and Gonna Loose. Produced by Doug Martsch, the album was mixed by Martsch, Lê Almeida, João Casaes, and Josh Lewis, and mastered by Mell Dettmer.


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Jockstrap – I Love You Jennifer B
Release Date: September 9

London duo Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye (Jockstrap) are set to release their debut album. The highly anticipated LP, I Love You Jennifer B, includes previously released singles ’50/50′ and ‘Concrete Over Water’, as well as their latest single ‘Glasgow.’ In a recent press release, the duo had this to say regarding the collection, “Everything on it is pretty singular sounding so we hope there is a track on there for everyone and something that speaks to you and says ‘I’m a banger’.”

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The Black Angels – Wilderness Of Mirrors
Release Date: September 16

The Black Angels have returned with their 5th album, Wilderness Of Mirrors. The follow-up to 2017’s Death Song, Wilderness Of Mirrors is expected to refine the psychedelic rock that has become standard for the Austin quintet. Fuzzed-out guitars and guitar-driven explorations are anticipated.

Carl Cox

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Carl Cox – Electronic Generations
Release Date: September 16

British house and techno DJ, Carl Cox has announced his first album in over 10 years. Electronic Generations is set to be his first since signing with BMG in May of 2021. Inspired by the crowds he’s been lucky to play for over the years, Carl Cox shared his thoughts in a press release: “I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to share this album. As a live artist and a DJ I get to play all over the world and to see people enjoying the shared experience of being together and dancing. I’ve pulled together all the elements that I’ve learned from watching those crowds, added my sound and tried to bring you a true electronic music experience.”

Marcus Mumford

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Marcus Mumford – (self-titled)
Release Date: September 16

(self-titled) is the upcoming debut studio album from Marcus Mumford. Released via Island Records, the album is set to feature appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlilie, Calairo, and Monica Martin. The project was produced by Blake Mills (Perfume Genius, John Legend, Jack Johnson, and others).

The Mars Volta

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The Mars Volta – The Mars Volta
Release Date: September 16

The Mars Volta are back! After a 10 year hiatus the El Paso band have returned. It may be in a different form this time around though as the band’s press release regarding the album has stated that the album contains only “two tracks longer than four minutes,” marking a shift away from the band’s progressive rock sound. That same press release also markets the band as their “most mature, most concise, most focused” to date.

Rina Sawayama

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Rina Sawayama – Hold the Girl
Release Date: September 16

Hold the Girl is the upcoming second studio album by Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama. The album, recorded between 2021 and 2022 features two singles (‘This Hell’ and ‘Catch Me in the Air’) although the title track’, Hold the Girl’ was teased on Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. The album features production from collaborators including Paul Epworth, Clarence Clarity, Stuart Price and Marcus Andersson.

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Alex G – God Save the Animals
Release Date: September 23

Philadelphia singer, songwriter, and producer Alex G (Alex Giannascoli) is set to release his highly anticipated ninth studio album, God Save the Animals. Three singles (Runner, Cross the Sea, and Blessing) to date have been released in advance of the album. With 13 tracks in total, God Save the Animals was written and recorded by Alex G with fellow bandmates Sam Acchione, Molly Germer, John Heywood, and Tom Kelly.

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Christine and The Queens – Redcar les adorables étoiles
Release Date: September 23

Héloïse Adélaïde Letissier, known professionally as Christine and the Queens, has announced the follow-up to 2018’s Chris. Out September 23, Redcar les adorables étoiles will include 13 tracks and will be accompanied with a trio of shows in Paris. The first and only single so far has been the French-language ‘Je te vois enfin’, released on June 24.

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