Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Beacon’. September’s here, meaning two things: the kids are back to school and the release schedules are packed. Kicking off the month is Two Door Cinema Club and their second album ‘Beacon’. This collection of tender indie-rock tracks follows their 2010 debut ‘Tourist History’, and is out now.
The Vaccines – ‘Come of Age’. ‘What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?’ was the biggest-selling debut by a band in 2011. A year later, they promise “evolution, not revolution” from the follow-up. Band cliche ahoy! The album is out now.
Amanda Palmer – ‘Theatre Is Evil’. Best known as the singer for The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer’s latest solo album was made possible with $1.1 million raised through the crowd funding website Kickstarter. Get it on September 10.
Bob Dylan – ‘Tempest’ At 71 years old and releasing his 35th studio album, you have to wonder if Bob will ever stop. The Tempest was Shakespeare’s final play, but His Bobness has denied any significance in that. It will be released on September 10th.
David Byrne & St Vincent – ‘Love This Giant’. The partnership of alt-princess and art-rock king began almost by chance, when an event organiser suggested they collaborate for a one-off performance. The resulting album is a brass-heavy work of avant garde pop, and is available on September 10th.
Gallows – ‘Gallows’. They’re no longer going up against former vocalist Frank Carter’s new band Pure Love, whose album has been delayed, but the Watford hardcore punks and new vocalist Wade Macneil still have much to prove with their new album, out September 10.
The Raveonettes – ‘The Observator’ The Danish fuzz-pop duo return for their sixth album, written in Venice Beach, California, and informed by the colourful characters living there. It’s released on September 10.
The xx – ‘Coexist’ Their 2009 debut, ‘xx’, was met with widespread critical acclaim. The follow-up, ‘Coexist’, promises more of the same: “It’s developed, but it doesn’t seem like completely a world away. I hope people will just enjoy it as a development of where we were before,” says singer Romy. Find out on September 10.
Band of Horses – Mirage Rock Produced by Glyn Johns, who has worked with many a music legend, the fourth Band Of Horses album channels Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. It’s released on September 17.
Dinosaur Jr. – ‘I Bet on Sky’. The veteran alt-rockers return with a new album that is, according to Lou Barlow, “a little more varied than the ones before it. It’s got songs that are very punk rock and more aggressive, and it’s got songs that are influenced by J [Mascis]’s last year of doing acoustic shows and the solo record, which is cool.” It’s out on September 17.
Grizzly Bear – ‘Shields’ Following the runaway success of ‘Veckatimest’, Brooklyn’s cerebral rockers return with teeth on new album ‘Shields’. It’s out on September 17.
The Killers – ‘Battle Born’. After the hiatus, side projects and solo albums, the Las Vegas band are back with guns blazing on ‘Battle Born, named for the words written on the Nevada State flag. It’s out on September 17.
We Are The Ocean – ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow’. The hardcore Essex rockers return with an album that vocalist Alfie Scully says represents “how we’ve wanted to sound for years.” Pick it up on September 17.
Deerhoof – ‘Breakup Song’. The San Francisco band began as a noise rock outfit some 18 years ago, and ‘Breakup Song’ will be their eleventh studio album. It comes out on September 24.
Green Day – ‘¡Uno!’ It’s out with the political lyrics and in with old-fashoined punk rock in the first of a trilogy of new Green Day albums to be released over the next four months. Their ninth studio album, ‘¡Uno!’ comes out on September 24.
Mumford and Sons – ‘Babel’. Banjos at the ready for the second album by the all-conquering Londoners. “As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths,” they have said. “We feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road.” Pick it up on 24 September.
No Doubt – ‘Push & Shove’. Eleven years after 2001’s ‘Rock Steady’, the California pop-punks are back with an album of electro-pop, rock and heaps of ’80s influences. They’re calling it “the record of our lives”; make your own minds up on September 24.
Muse – The 2nd Law. Told you it was a big month for albums. Muse have, variously, said their album is dubstep, anti-dubstep, influenced by the Dark Knight Rises soundtrack, influenced by U2… Make some sense of it all on September 28.