What To Look For : Fall 2012

Forget the election – check out the best new albums to hit this fall:

 

September

4th
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Azure Ray As Above So Below
Raymond Byron & The White Freighter Little Death Shaker
California Wives Art History
Crypts Crypts
Deerhoof Break Up Song
Elbow Dead In the Boot (b-sides)
Elska Middle of Nowhere
The Fresh & Onlys Long Slow Dance
Gentleman Reg Leisure Life, Vol. 2 EP
Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance (30th anniversary edition)
Jason Karabian Shift
Jens Lekman I Know What Love Isn’t
Sondre Lerche Bootlegs (live)
Matchbox Twenty North
MONO For My Parents
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar
The Music Tapes Mary’s Voice
Sauna Youth Dreamlands
Maika Spiegel Every Day Is Like the First Day
Stars The North
Ten Kens Namesake
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
Two Gallants The Bloom and the Blight
The Vaccines Come of Age
Videotapes This Is Disconnect
White Ash Falls By the River Bend
Wonky Doll & The Echo Pleasant Thoughts

 

11th
Adventures Adventures EP
Agent Ribbons Let Them Talk
Alameda Procession
A$AP Rocky LONGLIVE A$AP
The Avett Brothers Carpenter
Buke & Gase Function Falls EP
David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant
Calexico Algiers
Castratii Eora
Cat Power Sun
Ethan Daniel Davidson Silvertooth
Bob Dylan Tempest
Field Report Field Report
Tim Heidecker Titanic and Other Songs
The Helio Sequence Negotiations
Hoobastank Fight or Flight
Patterson Hood Heat Lightning Rumbles In the Distance
Dave Matthews Band Away From the World
Miss Shevaugn & Yuma Wray We’re From Here
Natural Child Hard In Heaven
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Theater Is Evil
Paper Route The Peace of Wild Things
Parenthetical Girls Privilege, pt. V: Portrait of a Reputation EP
Pet Shop Boys Elysium
The Presets Pacifica
The Raveonettes Observator
Raychord Ruban Ruban
Chris Robinson Brotherhood The Magic Door
Seapony Falling
Sic Alps Sic Alps
10 Years soundtrack
Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II
TOY TOY
Turbo Fruits Turbo Fruits
The xx Coexist
ZZ Top La Futura

 

18th
The Album Leaf Forward/Return EP
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Band of Horses Mirage Rock
Big Scary Vacation
Ryan Bingham Tomorrowland
Bird By Snow Offering
Peter Blachley Nevada Sky EP
Boyfrndz All Day Pass
The Burning of Rome With Us
Cars & Trains We Are All Fire
Chomp Buddah Jabba Momma
Dinosaur Jr. I Bet On Sky
Aaron Embry Tiny Prayers
FAC. DANCE 02
Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind
Grizzly Bear Shields
Hey Sholay ((O))
James Iha Look To the Sky
Wiz Khalifa O.N.I.F.C.
The Killers Battle Born
Kreayshawn Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay
Lymbyc System Symbolyst
Aimee Mann Chamer
Carolyn Mark The Queen of Vancouver Island
Menomena Moms
Michna Moving Mountains EP
One Finger Riot Fly By Life
Pancho-san Americans
Sarin Smoke Vent
The Sea and Cake Runner
Paul Simon Paul Simon Live In New York City
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Meat + Bone
Surrender the Fall Burn In the Spotlight
Wax Tailor Dusty Rainbow From the Dark
Woods Bend Beyond
Dwight Yoakam 3 Pears

 

25th
Caspian Waking Season
The Chevin Borderland
Jason Collett Reckon
Django Django Django Django
Dragonette Bodyparts
Dum Dum Girls End of Daze EP
Efterklang Piramida
Obi Fernandez Confessions, Waves and The Garden State
Frightened Rabbit State Hpspital EP
John Frusciante Pbx Funicular Intaglio Zone
Green Day Uno!
Hauschka Salon Des Amateurs Remixes
In Dying Arms Boundaries
Larry & His Flask Hobo’s Lament EP
Lavender Diamond Incorruptible Heart
Lightning Bolt Oblivion Hunter
Lupe Fiasco Look a Little Closer
Melody’s Echo Chamber Melody’s Echo Chamber
Mumford & Sons Babel
Murder By Death Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon
Olly Murs In Case You Didn’t Know
No Doubt Push and Shove
Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon YOKOKIMTHURSTON
Onuinu Mirror Gazer
Ozomatli OzoKidz
Preservation Hall Jazz Band The Preservation Hall Jazz Band 50 Anniversary Collection (box set)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band St. Peter and 57th Street (live)
Ringo Deathstarr Mauve
Pete Seeger A More Perfect Union
Pete Seeger Pets Remember Woody
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (limited edition super deluxe box set)
The Whigs Enjoy the Company
Wickerbird The Crow Mother
Patrick Wolf Sundark & Riverlight

 

October

2nd
Bastards of the Skies Tarnation
Bong Bong
Steve Bug Noir
John Cale Shifty Adventures In Nooky Wood
Mark Eitzel Don’t Be a Stranger
ERAAS ERAAS
Field Music Play (covers)
Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes
GANGI gesture is
John Hodgman That Is All (book)
Immigrant Union Immigrant Union
Jets Overhead Boredom and Joy
Diana Krall Glad Rag Doll
Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
The Make-Up I Want Some (reissue)
Matt & Kim Lightning
Maybeshewill I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
Tift Merritt Traveling Alone
Moon Duo Circles
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
Muse The 2nd Law
1010 Crustraceans Train Bolt Roller
Beth Orton Sugaring Season
The Pollies Where the Lies Begin
The Royal Republic Save the Nation
Shivastep Shivastep EP
Slam Donahue Hemlock Tea EP
The Soft Pack Strapped
Sun Airway Soft Fall
Taken By Trees Other Worlds
Tilly & The Wall Heavy Mood
Ultraísta Ultraísta
The Wallflowers Glad All Over
Bry Webb Provider
Emily Wells Mama Remixed
Andre Williams Life
The Zolas Ancient Mars

 

9th
The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal
All Time Low Don’t Panic
Tori Amos Gold Dust
Bad Books II
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (DVD)
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
The Birthday Massacre Hide and Seek
Black Moth Super Rainbow Cobra Juicy
Callers Reviver
Chrome Canyon Elemental Themes
Coheed & Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
The Cringe Hiding In Plain Sight
Defiler Nematocera
The Delta Routine Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares
Depatures Still and Moving Lines
Martin Eden Delicate Function
John Fogerty Wrote a Song For Everyone
Freelance Whales Diluvia
Gliss Hunting EP
Goldenboy Blue Swan Orchestra (reissue)
Ellie Goulding Halcyon
Herbert Grönemeyer I Walk
Vince Guaraldi A Charlie Brown Christmas (remastered & expanded edition)
Guy Fantastico Dreamboat
I Am Giant The Horrifying Truth
Wanda Jackson Unfinished Business
Kids of 88 Modern Love
Kaki King Glow
LCD Soundsystem Shut Up and Play the Hits (DVD)
Legendary Wings Making Paper Roses
Letting Up Despite Great Faults Untogether
Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams
Luther Let’s Get You Somewhere Else
METZ METZ
NativeMODE The Lowell Curse EP
Naytronic Dirty Glow
A.C. Newman Shut Down the Streets
Yannick Noah Hommage
Nonpoint Nonpoint
PAWS Cokefloat!
Ty Segall Twins
Susanne Sundfør The Silicone Veil
Tame Impala Lonerism
Trash Talk 119
Tweak Bird Undercover Crops EP
WHY? Mumps, etc.
Xiu Xiu Air Force (reissue)

 

16th
Amy Can Flyy The Start EP
Trey Anastasio Traveler
Bassnectar Freestyle EP
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
Colin Blunstone The Best Is Yet To Come
Buried In Verona Notorious
Dada Life THe Rules of Dada
Earlimart System Preferences
Escort Escort Remixed
Evil Cowards Moving Through Security
Field Music Play… (covers)
Benjamin Gibbard Former Lives
Glocca Morra An Obscure Moon Lighting an Obscure World
I Like Trains Beacons EP
Icona Pop Iconic Pop EP
In Fear and Faith In Fear and Faith
Kitsuné Maison Compliation 14
Mark Mallman Double Silhouette
Matmos The Ganzfield EP
Mean Creek Youth Companion
Pinback Information Retrieved
Savoir Adore Our Nature
Ken Stringfellow Danzig In the Moonlight
Tamaryn Tender New Signs
Terraplane Sun Friends
TKTTSM TKTTSM
Two Giners Stunt Rhythms
Martha Wainwright Come Home to Mama
ZZ Ward Til the Casket Drops
We Are the Union You Can’t Hide the Sun

 

23rd
Cisco Adler Aloha
The Amazing Gentle Stream
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead Lost Songs
Autumn Owls Between Buildings, Toward the Sea
Paul Banks Banks
Matt Bauer No Shape Can Hold Me Now EP
Tony Bennett Viva Duets
Bento Diamond Days
Broken Orchestra Shibul
Andy Burrows Company
Cemeteries The Winderness
Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu
Cuff the Duke Union
ExDetectives Farthest Star
Simone Felice New York Times EP
Peter Gabriel SO (25th anniversary edition)
GRMLN Explore EP
Harouki Zombi Objet Petit A
Hunter Valentine Collide & Conquer
The Last Bison Inheritance EP
The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack
The Menahan Street Band The Crossing
Motörhead The World Is Ours, Vol. 2 – Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else (live)
of Montreal Daughter of Cloud (rarities)
People Get Ready People Get Ready
A Plastic Rose Camera.Shutter.Life
Sinkane Mars
Dwight Smith Lateral Drifts
Steffaloo Would You Stay
Swedish House Mafia Until Now
Taylor Swift Red
The Sword Apocryphon
Talk Normal Sunshine
Titus Andronicus Local Business
Paul F. Tompkins Laboring Under Delusions: Live in Brooklyn
Tony Castles Sharon Stone EP
U.S. Girls GEM
Yellow Ostrich Ghost

 

30th
The Airplanes The Airplanes EP
The Ampersands This Is Your Adventure Too
Andrew Bird Hands of Glory
Barry Brusseau Royal Violent Birds
Paul Buchanan Mid Air
Cody ChesnuTT Landing On a Hundred
The Faint Danse Macabre (remastered)
The 45th Anniversary of The Velvet Underground and Nico
Gabriel The Marine Stars Collecting EP
H.I.M. XX – Two Decades of Love Metal
Hearts & Hands Hearts & Hands EP
Indian Handcrafts Civil Disobedience For Losers
Irata Vultures
Madness Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da
Neurosis Honor Found In Decay
Pelt Effigy
Pictorials Learning EP
RNDM Acts
Vex Ruffian Same Thing Tomorrow (cassette)
The Soft Moon Zeros
Thrice Anthology (live)
Trainwreck Riders Ghost Yards
The Twang 10:20
Wax Fang Mirror, Mirror
Wazu Robobo
Wilkinson Blades 4:00 AM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill

 

November

6th
Aerosmith Music From Another Dimension
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Tim Barry 40 Miler
Califone Sometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People
The Casket Girls Sleepwalking
The Casket Lottery Real Fear
Club Smith Lament
Cold Pumas Persistent Malaise
Devilman Devilman
Dragged Into Sunlight Widowmaker
Drop on Down in Florida: Field Recordings of African American Traditional Music 1977–1980
The Epilogues Cinematics
Fontalle Vitamin F
Great Lakes USA Live Fast, Die Whenever
Lonnie Holley Just Before Music
Iowa City Song Project
Isis Temporal (rarities/remixes/unreleased)
Joshua James From the Top of Willamette Mountain
Kylie Minogue The Abbey Road Sessions
Mr MFN eXquire Power & Passion EP
Nite Jewel Good Evening (reissue)
The Parson Red Heads Yearling (deluxe)
Pictures of Sound: One Thousand Years of Educed Audio: 980-1980
Prince Rama Top Ten Hits of the End of the World
RATKING Wiki93 EP
Rone Tohu Rohu
Run From Robots Roads That Don’t Lead Home EP
Sea Wolf Old World Romance
The Secret Agnus Dei
The Seeking Yours Forever
Duncan Sheik Covers 80s Remixed
The Slants Yellow Album
Teen Daze The Inner Mansions

 

13th
The Babies Our House On the Hill
Big Boi Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Boolfight Feral
Bush Tetras Happy
Clinic Free Reign
Deftones Koi No Yokan
El Perro Del Mar Pale Fire
Brian Eno Lux
Fans of Faye Designed To Be
Fort Lean Change Your Name EP
Green Day Dos!
Guided by Voices The Bears For Lunch
How To Destroy Angels An Omen EP
Issues Black Diamonds EP
Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem The Mystery of Heaven
Maker Maker EP
Paul McCartney Live Kisses (DVD)
MMOSS Only Children
Mudhoney Live In Berlin, 1988 (DVD)
Oneida A List of the Burning Mountains
Jessica Pratt Jessica Pratt
Radical Face Always Gold EP
Bambi Lee Savage Darkness Overshadowed
School of Seven Bells Put Your Sad Down EP
Sleep Maps Medals
Social Studies Developer
Sonic Youth Smart Bar Chicago 1985 (live)
Soundgarden King Animal
Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas, Vol. 6 – 10
Sunglasses Wild Life
Tyvek On Triple Beams
Vinyl Williams Lemniscate
Amy Winehouse Live at The BBC (CD/DVD)

 

20th
AC/DC Live at River Plate
Avatar Black Waltz
Bad Brains Into the Future
Crown the Empire The Fallout
Dinosaur Jr. Chocomel Daze (Live 1987)
The Evens The Odds
Faunts Left Here Alone EP
Gentleman Reg Leisure Life
Goldenboy The New Familiar
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin Instrumental Tourist
The Jame The Gift (box set)
Kylesa From the Vaults, Vol. 1 (rarities)
Massive Attack Blue Lines (remixed & remastered)
Metric Synthetica Deluxe  (deluxe edition) (digital)
Naomi Punk The Feeling
Kate Nash Death Proof EP
The 1975 Sex EP
Parakeet Shonen Hearts EP
The Pharmacy Stoned & Alone
Portraiture Real As Ritual
Royal Trux Accelerator (reissue)
Sondra Sun-Odean Ætherea
Takka Takka A.M. Landscapes
Team Ghost Dead Film Star
The Twilight Sad No One Can Ever Know – The Remixes

 

27th
Adler Back From the Dead
AMENRA Mass V
Bos Angeles Taking Out the Trash
Deathline Nova
Kevin Devine Split the Country, Split the Street (reissue)
The Bryan Ferry Orchestra The Jazz Age
Alicia Keys Girl On Fire
Last Call Dog Years
My Education A Drink For All My Friends
Sunwølf Beyond the Sun

(updated as more release dates are made known)

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