New Music Highlights

All of It

Cole Swindell
Label: Warner Nashville
Release Date: August 17, 2018

The Georgia-born Platinum-certified country singer-songwriter co-wrote five of the 12 songs on his third album.

Be the Cowboy

Mitski
Label: Dead Oceans
Release Date: August 17, 2018

“With a lot of the romantic infatuations I’ve had,” Mitski says, “when I look back, I wonder, Did I want them or did I want to be them? Did I love them or did I want to absorb whatever power they had? I decided I could just be my own cowboy figure that I so desire.” In Be The Cowboy, Mitski delves into the loneliness of being a symbol and the loneliness of being someone, and how it can feel so much like being no one.

I Hope You’re Happy

Blue October
Label: Up Down Records
Release Date: August 17, 2018

This is the ninth studio album from the Platinum-certified alternative band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Justin Furstenfeld.

Remember This

Jeremy & the Harlequins
Label: Yep Roc Records
Release Date: August 17, 2018

Remember This offers a widescreen vision of America that focuses on the urgency of the present moment while retaining Jeremy & The Harlequins’ magical, romantic vision of and reverence for the past.

Solarize

Capital Cities
Label: Lazy Hooks/Capitol Records
Release Date: August 17, 2018

The LA-based duo met when Ryan Merchant responded to Sebu Simonian’s ad on Craigslist offering his production services. After a successful three years of writing jingles for commercials and advertising campaigns, they formed formed Capital Cities.

Sweetener

Ariana Grande
Label: Republic Records
Release Date: August 17, 2018

The highly anticipated new project by the multi-Platinum superstar was produced by Pharrell and Max Martin and includes 15 songs co-written by the singer herself.

Thank You for Today

Death Cab for Cutie
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: August 17, 2018

The Seattle band’s ninth studio album claims to be the most “adventurous” yet as the indie rock outfit explores new sonic corners and a new look with now five members.

The Diet

Cullen Omori
Label: Sub Pop Records
Release Date: August 17, 2018

70’s art rock and classic songwriting combine for a powerful modern indie-rock album that is buoyed by warped, analog pedals/transistors and tailor-made guitar tones.

The Waves, The Wake

Great Lake Swimmers
Label: Nettwerk Records
Release Date: August 17, 2018

Recorded in the 145 year old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound) JUNO nominated, Polaris Prize shortlisted, Great Lake Swimmers frontman Tony Dekker set out to specifically make new album The Waves, The Wake without any acoustic guitar.