Fall 2019 has a lot of exciting music coming our way, everyone from Brittany Howard to Sam Chase to Blood Orange. We collected our staff’s most anticipated albums, songs, EPs, and everything in between of Fall 2019. Enjoy!
Vagabon, Vagabon (2019)
Vagabon’s life mantra is, “Break the rules you think you have been bound by.” This is perfect for her artistry which seemingly floods the senses; her new album which has been described as a “hybridized analog and digital arrangements.” Also, make sure to check out her show with Angel Olsen at the Fox Theater on December 7.
Vagabon is expected to be released on October 18.
The Sam Chase and The Untraditional, The Last Rites of Dallas Pistol
Theater kids unite! The Sam Chase & The Untraditional is releasing a brand new rock opera. Details are scarce, but Chase has announced the opera’s debut at the Fillmore on November 29. Find details about it here.
FKA Twigs, Magdalene
FKA Twigs is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, dancer, and producer. Her music blends elements of R&B, pop, electronic, among others. Magdalene will be Twigs’ sophomore album, she has described it as being “about every lover that I’ve ever had, and every lover that I’m going to have.” We’re already swooning.
Magdalene is expected to be released on October 25, and look out for her at the Fox on November 6.
Angel Olsen, All Mirrors
Angel Olsen, a classic indie songswriter, announced her upcoming fourth LP this past summer. In a statement, Olsen described her newest album as, “In every way — from the making of it, to the words, to how I feel moving forward, this record is about owning up to your darkest side, finding the capacity for new love, and trusting change even when you feel like a stranger.” If you ask us, this sounds like the perfect moody fall album.
All Mirrors is expected to be released on October 4.
Vivian Girls, Memory
Memory was the hottest record among our staff, with four of our staffers saying it was their most anticipated album of the fall. Memory is the band’s come back album following their break up in 2014. Singer-guitarist Cassie Ramone discussed the album, “But no risk, no reward, you know what I mean? To come out and do something like this — I have a feeling it’s going to be worth it.”
Y La Bamba, Entre Los Dos
Electric indie-folk pop band from Portland? It’s something you never knew you needed. Entre Los Dos will be the sixth record by Y La Bamba. If it’s anything like their past albums, it will be full of spirit, heart, and the inquisitive reflection of self.
Entre Los Dos was released on September 20.
Blood Orange, Fields
This won’t be your typical Blood Orange album, Fields will be his first album of classical musical compositions. The record is performed by Orange and Third Coast Percussion, a Chicago-based percussion group. We aren’t quite sure what to expect with this release, but that’s why we’re so excited.
Fields is expected to be released on October 11.
Big Thief, Two Hands
Two Hands will be the fourth studio album by the indie rock band from Brooklyn. Two Hands follows Big Thief’s third album, U.F.O.F.
, a mere five months after its release. The band has gone on record to call them one another’s “earth twins.”
Two Hands is expected to be released on October 4, and you can see them at the Fillmore and the Fox on October 28 + 29.
Whitney, Forever Turned Around
Whitney has been making headlines for some time now, their home city of Chicago even gave them their own holiday and produced a beer named in their honor. Forever Turned Around if the band’s sophomore album, and is a pure delight to fans who value the band’s indie charm and 70’s folk flair.
Forever Turned Around was released on August 30. See them at Gundlach Bundschu on Halloween.
Anything from Father/Daughter Records
Father/Daughter Records is one of our favorite local independent labels. We are especially excited for the physical release of Sir Babygirl’s Crush on Me (expected release is on November 8).
“Sun Down” is expected to be released on September 27.
Brittany Howard, Jaime
Brittany Howard is perhaps best known as the lead singer of Alabama Shakes, but she continues to put Shakes on hold as she ventures into further side projects. Howard’s debut album is named after her sister, who passed away when the two were teenagers. Howard says this album is not a memorial, but instead a deeply personal reflection of herself.
Jaime was released on September 20, and catch her at the Fox on November 23.