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Upcoming Releases: All The New Albums Coming Out In May 2018

New Albums Coming Out May 2018
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Keeping track of all the new albums coming out in a given month is a big job, but we’re up for it: Below is a comprehensive list of the major releases you can look forward to in May. If you’re not trying to potentially miss out on anything, it might be a good idea to keep reading.

Friday, May 4

  • Belly, DOVE (The Orchard Records)
  • Benjamin Lazar Davis, Nothing Matters (11A Records)
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Songs In the Key of Funk (Bolden Boys)
  • Birds Of Chicago, Love In Wartime (Signature Sounds Recordings)
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow, Panic Blooms (Rad Cult)
  • BlocBoy JB, SIMI (Self-released)
  • Brian Eno, Music For Installations (Astralwerks)
  • Cuco, Chiquito EP (Self-released)
  • Cut Worms, Hollow Ground (Jagjaguwar)
  • Dada Life, Our Nation (So Much Dada)
  • Damien Jurado, The Horizon Just Laughed (Secretly Canadian)
  • Daniel Blumberg, Minus (Mute)
  • D.O.A., Fight Back (Sudden Death Records)
  • DJ Koze, Knock Knock (Pampa)
  • Drake White, Pieces (BMLG Records)
  • Eleanor Friedberger, Rebound (Frenchkiss Records)
  • Erik Dylan, Baseball On The Moon (Iddy Biddy OKC)
  • Eternal Summers, Every Day It Feels I’m Dying… (Nevado Records)
  • FAN (Meric Long of The Dodos), Barton’s Den (Polyvinyl)
  • Frank Turner, Be More Kind (Polydor Records)
  • Gaz Coombes (of Supergrass), World’s Strongest Man (Caroline)
  • Granville Automatic, Radio Hymns (Rock Ridge Music)
  • The Glitch Mob, See Without Eyes (Glass Air)
  • The Goldberg Sisters, HOME: A Nice Place To Visit (apologymusic)
  • Harry Permezel, Wax Man (Muscle Beach Records)
  • High Sunn, Missed Connections (PNKSLM)
  • Horse Feathers, Appreciation (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Iceage, Beyondless (Matador)
  • Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Blue Poles (Terrible Records)
  • Jessica Risker, I See You Among The Stars (Western Vinyl)
  • Johnny Yukon, Installation I (Atlantic)
  • JOHNNYSWIM and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Goodbye Road (Goodbye Road)
  • Jon Hopkins, Singularity (Domino)
  • Lake Street Dive, Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch)
  • Leftover Salmon, Something Higher (Soundly Music, LLC)
  • Leon Bridges, Good Thing (Columbia Records)
  • Mat Kearney, CRAZYTALK (Tomorrow Music)
  • Mating Ritual, Light Myself On Fire (Smooth Jaws)
  • Matt & Kim, Almost Everyday (Fader Label)
  • Middle Kids, Lost Friends (Domino)
  • Mount Kimbie, Love What Survives Remixes Part 1 (Warp)
  • Parker Millsap, Other Arrangements (OKRAHOMA RECORDS)
  • Parkway Drive, Reverence (Epitaph Records)
  • Peace, Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll (Ignition Records Ltd)
  • Rachel Sage, Myopia (MPress Records)
  • Rae Sremmurd, SR3MM (EarDrummers Entertainment)
  • Reuben and the Darks, Arms Of A Dream (Arts & Crafts)
  • RF Shannon, Trickster Blues (Cosmic Dreamer Music)
  • Royce Da 5’9″, Book Of Ryan (Entertainment One Music)
  • Shakey Graves, Can’t Wake Up (Dualtone Music Group, Inc.)
  • Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic Records)
  • Shonen Knife, Alive! In Osaka (Valve Records)
  • Skating Polly, The Make It All Show (El Cami)
  • Slim Jxmmi, Jxmtroduction (EarDrummers Entertainment)
  • Styles P (of The Lox), G-Host (D-Block Records)
  • Sugar Candy Mountain, Do Right (People In A Position To Know)
  • Swae Lee, Swaecation (EarDrummers Entertainment)
  • Trampled By Turtles, Life Is Good On The Open Road (Banjodad Records)
  • Traveller (Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel, and Jonny Fritz), Western Movies (The Refuge)
  • Venetian Snares And Daniel Lanois, Venetian Snares And Daniel Lanois (Mutesong)
  • Vive La Void (Sanae Yamada of Moon Duo), Vive La Void (Sacred Bones Records)
  • When Saints Go Machine, It’s A Mad Love EP (Kartel Music Group)
  • WOLVHAMMER, The Monuments Of Ash & Bone (Blood Music)
  • Yonatan Gat, Universalists (Joyful Noise Recordings)

Friday, May 11

  • Aborted Fetus, The Ancient Spirits Of Decay (Comatose Music)
  • Adam Sanders, Adam Sanders (Big Yellow Dog Music)
  • Aïsha Devi – DNA Feelings (Houndstooth)
  • Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino)
  • Ashley Campbell, The Lonely One (Whistle Stop Records)
  • Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven Music)
  • Beach House, 7 (Sub Pop)
  • Beatrice Deer, My All To You (Self-released)
  • Benjamin Jaffe, Oh, Wild Ocean of Love (Diamond Family Records)
  • Bladee, Red Light (YEAR0001)
  • The Body, I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)
  • Boys, Rest In Peace (PNKSLM Recordings)
  • Brent Cobb, Providence Canyon (Low Country Sound/Elektra)
  • Charlie Puth, Voicenotes (Artist Partner)
  • Fascinator, Water Sign (Spinning Top Records)
  • Gold Connections, Popular Fiction (EggHunt Records)
  • Haleek Maul, In Permanence EP (Lex Records)
  • Hit Bargain (featuring members of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Cold Beat, North Highlands and Beach Fossils), Potential Maximizer (Buzz Records)
  • Jean-Michel Blais, Dans Ma Main (Arts & Crafts)
  • Jeff Ament (of Pearl Jam), Heaven/Hell (Monkeywrench Records)
  • Jess Williamson, Cosmic Wink (Mexican Summer)
  • John Mellencamp, Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre (Eagle Records)
  • La Luz, Floating Features (Sub Pop)
  • Las Rosas, Shadow By Your Side (Greenway Records)
  • Loreena McKennitt, Lost Souls (Quinlan Road)
  • Luke Winslow-King, Blue Mesa (Bloodshot Records)
  • The Magic Numbers, Outsiders (S-Music)
  • Marian Hill, Unusual (Photo Finish Records)
  • Mark Kozelek, Mark Kozelek (Caldo Verde Records)
  • Marmalakes, Please Don’t Stop (ATHRecords)
  • Mount Kimbie, Love What Survives Remixes Part 2 (Warp)
  • Red Hare, Little Acts of Destruction (Dischord/Hellfire)
  • Ry Cooder, The Prodigal Son (Caroline Distribution)
  • Sarah Louise, Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey)
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick, Sugar Still Melts In The Rain (Sinderlyn)
  • The Sea and the Cake, Any Day (Thrill Jockey)
  • Sean McGowan, Son Of The Smith (Xtra Mile Recordings)
  • Sevendust, All I See Is War (Rise Records)
  • Simian Mobile Disco, Murmurations (Wichita Recordings)
  • Skinless, Savagery (Relapse Records)
  • SSION, O (DERO Arcade)
  • Strung Out, Black Out The Sky EP (Fat Wreck Chords)
  • Tee Grizzley, Activated (300 Entertainment)
  • Wajatta (John Tejada and Reggie Watts), Casual High Technology (Comedy Dynamics)
  • Yours Are The Only Ears, Knock Hard (Team Love Records)

Friday, May 18

  • A. Wesley Chung, Neon Coast (LP Records)
  • Ash, Islands (Infectious Music)
  • Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven Music)
  • Barry Walker, Diaspora Urkontinent (Driftless Recordings)
  • Big Ups, Two Parts Together (Exploding In Sound Records)
  • Bombino, Deran (Partisan Records)
  • Brad Mehldau Trio, Seymour Reads The Constitution! (Nonesuch Record)
  • Buck Meek (of Big Thief), Buck Meek (Keeled Scales)
  • Burn the Priest (Lamb of God), Legion: XX (Nuclear Blast)
  • Charles Watson (of Slow Club), Now That I’m A River (Moshi Moshi Records)
  • Clarence Bucaro, Passionate Kind (Clarence Bucaro Music)
  • Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom+Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records)
  • The Dead Tongues, Unsung Passage (Psychic Hotline)
  • Family of the Year, Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime (Reprise Records)
  • Fatoumata Diawara, Fenfo (Something To Say) (Shanachie Records)
  • Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Eleven Seven Music)
  • Forest Swords, DJ-Kicks (!K7 Records)
  • Frog Eyes, Violent Psalms (Paper Bag Records)
  • The Front Bottoms, Ann EP (Fueled by Ramen)
  • GAS, Rausch (Kompakt)
  • Harrison Lipton, Loveliness (Yellow K Records)
  • James Bay, Electric Light (Universal Records)
  • Jennifer Castle, Angels Of Death (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • Joe Bonamassa, British Blues Explosion Live! (J&R Adventures)
  • John Maus, Addendum (Ribbon Music)
  • Kelly Willis, Back Being Blue (PREMIUM Records)
  • Kevlar, Aftermath EP (intheclouds)
  • KYLE, Light of Mine (independently popular.)
  • Low Cut Connie, Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (Contender Records)
  • Mamas Gun, Golden Days (Love Da Records)
  • Mary Lattimore, Hundreds Of Days (Ghostly International)
  • Matt Costa, Santa Rosa Fangs (Dangerbird Records)
  • Matthew Sweet, Tomorrow’s Daughter (Honeycomb Hideout)
  • MC Paul Barman, (((echo chamber))) (Mello Music Group)
  • Michael Rault, It’s A New Day Tonight (Daptone Records)
  • Nellie McKay, Sister Orchid (Palmetto+)
  • Nihil Eyes, Black Path (Self-released)
  • Now, Now, Saved (LAB Records)
  • Overkill, Live In Overhausen (Nuclear Blast)
  • Parquet Courts, Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)
  • Patrick Paige (of The Internet), Letters Of Irrelevance (Patrick Paige 29 LLC/EMPIRE)
  • Pema (Alex Cohen of Alex Napping), Bad Habits (Topshelf Records)
  • Postdata (Paul Murphy of Wintersleep), Let’s Be Wilderness (Paper Bag Records)
  • The Presets, HI VIZ (Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.)
  • Quiet Slang (Beach Slang’s James Alex), Everything Matters But No One Is Listening (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
  • The Ramona Flowers, Strangers (Distiller Records)
  • Ray LaMontagne, Part Of The Light (RCA Records)
  • Ric Wilson, BANBA EP (Innovative Leisure)
  • Ryley Walker, Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans)
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick, Sugar Still Melts In The Rain (Sinderlyn)
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Are YOU One of Jay’s Kids? (Manifesto Records)
  • The Sidekicks, Happiness Hours (Epitaph Records)
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Sparkle Hard (Matador Records)
  • Trent Harmon, You Got ‘Em All (Big Machine Records)
  • TT (Theresa Wayman of Warpaint), LoveLaws (LoveLeaks)
  • Wax Chattels, Wax Chattels (Captured Tracks)
  • Wax Idols, Happy Ending (Etruscan Gold)
  • West Thebarton, Different Beings Being Different (Domestic La La)
  • Wussy, What Heaven Is Like (Damnably)
  • Xavier Dunn, Isic Tutor EP (1825 Records)
  • Ziggy Marley, Rebellion Rises (Sony Music Latin)

Friday, May 25

  • Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra, LAGEOS (Ninja Tune)
  • Aisha Burns, Argonauta (Western Vinyl)
  • Andrew Duhon, False River (Self-released)
  • Ari Roar, Calm Down (Bella Union)
  • Bernice, Puff LP: In The Air Without A Shape (Arts & Crafts)
  • Bleeding Through, Love Will Kill All (Nuclear Blast)
  • Biffy Clyro, MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London (Warner Bros. Records)
  • Chad Valley, Imaginary Music (Paper Bag Records)
  • Chvrches, Love Is Dead (Glassnote Records)
  • Dear Nora, Skull Example (Orindal Records)
  • Del McCoury Band, Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass (McCoury Music)
  • The Flaming Lips, Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips: 1986-1990 (Warner Bros. Records)
  • Halo Maud, Je Suis Une île (Heavenly)
  • The Hands Free, The Hands Free (New Amsterdam Records)
  • Hatchie, Sugar & Spice EP (Heavenly)
  • Hilary Williams, My Lucky Scars (Broken Angel Music (BMI))
  • Hoobastank, Push Pull (Napalm Records)
  • Inner Tongues, Favours (Mount Silver Records)
  • Jenny Hval, The Long Sleep EP (Sacred Bones Records)
  • Jo Passed, Their Prime (Sub Pop)
  • Jonathan Davis (of Korn), Black Labyrinth (Sumerian Records)
  • Kaada, Closing Statements (Mirakel)
  • Lamont Dozier, Reimagination (V2 Records Benelux)
  • Lena Stone, Lena Stone (Self-released)
  • Lindi Ortega, Liberty (Shadowbox Music)
  • Michael Vallera, All Perfect Days (Boomkat)
  • Peach Kelli Pop, Gentle Leader (Mint)
  • Ruler, Winning Star Champion (Barsuk Records)
  • Shy Layers, Midnight Marker (Beats in Space Records)
  • Snow Patrol, Wildness (Polydor Records)
  • Sudan Archives, Sink EP (Stones Throw)
  • Thunderpussy, Thunderpussy (Republic Records)
  • Tracyanne Campbell (of Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (of Crybaby), Tracyanne & Danny (Merge Records)
  • The Travelin’ McCourys, The Travelin’ McCourys (McCoury Music)
  • Wand, Perfume EP (Drag City)
  • Weezer, The Black Album (Atlantic Records)
  • Wilderado, Favors EP (National Anthem)
  • Wooden Shjips, V (Thrill Jockey Records)
  • Wound Collector, Eternal Bloodcult (Profane Records)

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