Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Beacon’
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.
David Byrne & St Vincent – ‘Love This Giant’.
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.
The xx – ‘Coexist’
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.
Dinosaur Jr. – ‘I Bet on Sky’
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.
Mumford and Sons – ‘Babel’.
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.