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All The New Albums Coming Out In May 2019

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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 3

  • ALASKALASKA — The Dots (Marathon Artists)
  • Allen Tate (of San Fermin) — In The Waves (Sleep Well Records)
  • An Horse — Modern Air (Lame-O Records)
  • Ardent Sons — No More Than This (Wondertaker Records)
  • Arthur King — Wauters Farm (Dangerbird)
  • Ashley Tisdale — Symptoms (Big Noise)
  • Baloji — Kaniama: The Yellow Version (Bella Union)
  • Barrie — Happy To Be Here (Winspear)
  • Big Thief — U.F.O.F. (4AD)
  • Bobby Oroza — This Love (Big Crown Records)
  • Caroline Spence — Mint Condition (Rounder Records)
  • Caterina Barbieri — Ecstatic Computation (Editions Mego)
  • Charlotte — Nowhere To Hide EP (The Orchard)
  • Clara Sanabras — Fugue To The Floating World (Smudged Discs)
  • Club Kuru — Meet Your Maker (Dog Holiday Records)
  • Combo Chimbita — Ahomale (ANTI- Records)
  • Crazy P — Age Of The Ego (Walk Don’t Walk/!k7 Records)
  • Donovan Woods — The Other Way (Meant Well)
  • Drahla — Useless Coordinates (Captured Tracks)
  • The Dream Syndicate — These Times (ANTI- Records)
  • Editors — The Blanck Mass Sessions (Play It Again Sam)
  • Evan Thomas Way & The Phasers — Long Distance (Lung Records)
  • The Felice Brothers — Undress (Yep Roc Records)
  • Florida Man — Tropical Depression (Spartan Records)
  • Jenn Vix — 6 EP (Umbrella Music Co.)
  • Jeremy Zucker And Chelsea Cutler — brent EP (Republic Records)
  • Jesse Mac Cormack — Now (Secret City Records)
  • Joel Ross — Kingmaker (Blue Note Records)
  • John Digweed — Last Night At Output (Bedrock Records)
  • Johnny Lloyd — Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds (Xtra Mile Recordings)
  • Joy Williams — Front Porch (Sensibility Recordings/Thirty Tigers)
  • Judah & The Lion — Pep Talks (Cletus the Van/Caroline)
  • Kat Vokes — Clockwork (Ropeadope)
  • L7 — Scatter The Rats (Blackheart Records)
  • Laura Misch — Lonely City (self-released)
  • Little May — Blame My Body (Dew Process)
  • Little Mazarn — IO (Self Sabotage Records)
  • Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul — Summer Of Sorcery (Wicked Cool/UMe)
  • Lucy Spraggan — Today Was A Good Day (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Matthew Milia — Alone At St. Hugo (Sitcom Universe Records)
  • Montoya — OTUN (Juno Records)
  • Nathan Micay — Blue Spring (LuckyMe)
  • NEEDSHES — Truth Power (AWAL)
  • New Found Glory — From The Screen To Your Stereo 3 (Hopeless Records)
  • No Rome — Crying In The Prettiest Places EP (Dirty Hit)
  • Oh Land — Family Tree (Tusk or Tooth)
  • Ordinary Elephant — Honest (Wide Open Country)
  • Paula Temple — The Edge Of Everything (Noise Manifesto)
  • Pile — Green And Gray (Exploding in Sound)
  • Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi — There Is No Other (Nonesuch Records)
  • Saint Agnes — Welcome To Silvertown (Death Or Glory Gang Records)
  • Sara Trunzo — Dirigo Attitude (self-released)
  • Saro — Die Alone EP (Mateo Sound)
  • Second Still — Violet Phase (Sentimental Records)
  • Sleep Talk — Everything In Colour (UNFD)
  • Snow Ghosts — A Quiet Ritual (Left Blank)
  • Stickup Kid — Soul Drive (Adeline Records)
  • Sunbeam Sound Machine — Goodness Gracious (Remote Control)
  • Tacocat — This Mess Is A Place (Sub Pop)
  • Tank And The Bangas — Green Balloon (Verve Forecast)
  • Truth Club — Not An Exit (Tiny Engines)
  • Tusky — Love Love Love EP (V2 Records)
  • Vampire Weekend — Father Of The Bride (Columbia)
  • William Brittelle — Spiritual America (self-released)
  • Wooze — what’s on your mind? EP (Young Poet Records)
  • Wyndham — A Fistful Of Stars (self-released)
  • YG — 4REAL 4REAL (Def Jam)

Friday, May 10

  • A.A. Bondy — Enderness (Fat Possum Records)
  • Annie Bass — Control EP (Opulent/Mushroom)
  • ASHRR — Oscillator (First Second)
  • Basic Rhythm — On The Threshold (Planet Mu)
  • BAT! — Bat Music For Bat People (Dread Central)
  • Big Nothing — Chris (Salinas Records)
  • Carlton Jumel Smith — 1634 Lexington Avenue (Timmion Records)
  • Caroline Davis — Alula (New Amsterdam Records)
  • Charly Bliss — Young Enough (Barsuk Records)
  • Ciara — Beauty Marks (Beauty Marks Entertainment)
  • Clinic — Wheeltappers And Shunters (Domino)
  • Daddy Long Legs — Lowdown Ways (Yep Roc)
  • Dawn Landes — My Tiny Twilight (Yep Roc)
  • Dionne Warwick — She’s Back (Kind Music Group/Entertainment One)
  • Emerson Snowe — That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll EP (self-released)
  • Gareth Emery And Ashley Wallbridge — Kingdom United (Garuda)
  • The Get Up Kids — Problems (Big Scary Monsters)
  • Greys — Age Hasn’t Spoiled You (Carpark)
  • Hannah Grace — The Bed You Made EP (Never Fade Records)
  • Holly Herndon — PROTO (4AD)
  • Howard Jones — Transform (BFD)
  • Idle Hands — Mana (Eisenwald)
  • Indianola — Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (Handwritten Records)
  • Jackie Cohen — Zagg (Spacebomb Records)
  • Jamila Woods — LEGACY! LEGACY! (Jagjaguwar)
  • Jeffrey Brooks — The Passion (Innova Recordings)
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry — Rainford (On-U Sound)
  • Lowland Hum — Glyphonic (Tone Tree Music)
  • Lydia Ainsworth — Phantom Forest (Zombie Cat Records)
  • Mac DeMarco — Here Comes The Cowboy (Mac’s Record Label)
  • Maddie Ross — Never Have I Ever (Sentimental Records)
  • Maps — Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. (Mute Records)
  • Mating Ritual — Hot Content (Smooth Jaws)
  • Matt Kivel — Last Night In America (Cascine)
  • Mavis Staples — We Get By (Alligator Records)
  • Mourning [a] BLKstar — Reckoning (Don Giovanni Records)
  • The Mystery Lights — Too Much Tension! (Wick Records)
  • NOTS — 3 (Goner)
  • Olivia Neutron-John — Olivia Neutron-John (Sister Polygon Records)
  • Ona — Full Moon, Heavy Light (Hickman Holler Records)
  • Phantoms — Disconnect EP (Sora Music)
  • Polynation — Igneous (Atomnation)
  • Port Noir — The New Routine (InsideOutMusic)
  • Pottery — No. 1 EP (Partisan Records)
  • POW! — Shift (Castle Face)
  • Prudence — Major Tom EP (Forged Artifacts)
  • Rev Magnetic (Mogwai’s Luke Sutherland) — Versus Universe (Rock Action)
  • Rosie Lowe — YU (37 Adventures)
  • Sammy Hagar & The Circle — Space Between (BMG)
  • Shaggy — Wah Gwaan?! (Ranch Entertainment)
  • She Keeps Bees — Kinship (Ba Da Bing Records)
  • ShitKid — [DETENTION] (PNKSLM Recordings)
  • Siobhan Wilson — The Departure (Suffering Fools Records)
  • The Skints — Swimming Lessons (Mr Bongo)
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids — Trapline (Fontana North)
  • Ten Foot Pole — Escalating Quickly (Thousand Islands Records)
  • Tim Hecker — Anoyo (Kranky)
  • Von Spar — Under Pressure (Bureau B)
  • Weatherstate — Born A Cynic (Failure By Design Records)
  • Whitesnake — Flesh & Blood (Frontiers Music Srl)
  • Zig-Zags — They’ll Never Take Us Alive (RidingEasy Records)

Friday, May 17

  • Alex Lahey — The Best Of Luck Club (Dead Oceans)
  • American Sharks — 11:11 (The End Records)
  • Antony Carle — The Moment EP (Bonsound)
  • Austin Plaine — Stratford (Blaster Records)
  • Big Big Train — Grand Tour (Burning Shed)
  • Brad Mehldau — Finding Gabriel (Nonesuch Records)
  • Briston Maroney — Indiana EP (Canvasback Music)
  • The Cash Box Kings — Hail To The Kings (Alligator Records)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen — Dedicated (Interscope Records)
  • Cat Princess — Forbidden Items (Rama Lama Records)
  • Com Truise — Persuasion System (Ghostly International)
  • Conrad Sewell — Life (Sony Music Australia)
  • DJ Khaled — Father Of Asahd (We the Best)
  • Duckwrth — Falling Man EP (Island/Republic)
  • Fauvely — This Is What The Living Do EP (Division Records)
  • Frenship — Vacation (Ninja Tune)
  • Glassing — Spotted Horse (Blood Music)
  • Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets — Shake, Stomp And Stumble (Primal Beat Records)
  • Handsome Young Ladies — We Got It Covered (Alarm Clock Revolution)
  • The Head And The Heart — Living Mirage (Warner Bros.)
  • The Heavy — Sons (BMG)
  • Injury Reserve — Injury Reserve (Loma Vista)
  • Institute — Readjusting The Locks (Sacred Bones Records)
  • Interpol — A Fine Mess EP (Matador)
  • Jamie Freeman — Dreams About Falling (Union Music Label)
  • Jimmie Vaughan — Baby, Please Come Home (The Last Music Company)
  • Jon Bryant — Cult Classic (Nettwerk)
  • Josephine Wiggs (of The Breeders) — We Fall (The Sound of Sinners)
  • Kelly Moran — Origin EP (Warp)
  • Kissing Party — Mom & Dad (BBYV)
  • Knuckle — Life Is Hard When You’re Soft Inside (Philophobia Music)
  • Kurt Travis — There’s A Place I Want To Take You (Blue Swan Records)
  • Lewis Capaldi — Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (Virgin EMI)
  • Lil Kim — 9 (Queen Bee Entertainment)
  • Lo-Pan — Subtle (Aqualamb Records)
  • Lucette — Deluxe Hotel Room (Rock Creek Music/Thirty Tigers)
  • Massy Ferguson — Great Divides (self-released)
  • Matt Surfin’ & Friends — Matt Surfin’ & Friends (Community Records)
  • Mike Killeen (formerly of Wilco) — Ghost (Saturn 5 Records)
  • Minor Poet — The Good News (Sub Pop Records)
  • The National — I Am Easy To Find (4AD)
  • Nick Lowe — Love Starvation / Trombone EP (Yep Roc Records)
  • NOIA — Crisàlida EP (Cascine)
  • Noseholes — Ant And End (ChuChu Records)
  • Olden Yolk — Living Theatre (Trouble in Mind)
  • Operators — Radiant Dawn (Last Gang Records)
  • Paul Gilbert — Behold Electric Guitar (Music Theories)
  • Preston Lovinggood — Consequences (Communicating Vessels)
  • Psychic Graveyard — Loud As Laughter (Skin Graft Records)
  • Rammstein — Untitled (Universal)
  • Rich Aucoin — Release (Haven Sounds)
  • Ryan Pollie — Ryan Pollie (Anti-)
  • Sam Cohen — The Future Is Still Ringing In My Ears (30th Century Records)
  • Second Still — Violet Phase (Sentimental Records)
  • slowthai — Nothing Great About Britain (True Panther/Method)
  • Son Step — Fossilillies (Grind Select)
  • Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else — Hot Spring (Run For Cover Records)
  • Theo Croker — Star People Nation (Sony)
  • Umphrey’s McGee — Anchor Drops Redux (InsideOut Records)
  • Verdigrls — Small Moves EP (Substitute Scene)
  • Zr. King — Musically & Morally Bankrupt (Blastcap Records)

Friday, May 24

  • The Aggrolites — Reggae Now! (Pirates Press Records)
  • Amyl And The Sniffers — Amyl And The Sniffers (ATO Records)
  • Black Mountain — Destroyer (Jagjaguwar)
  • Budokan Boys — Dad Is Bad (Baba Vanga)
  • “Captain” Kirk Douglas (of The Roots) — Turbulent Times (self-released)
  • Cate Le Bon — Reward (Mexican Summer)
  • Cold Showers — Motionless (Dais Records)
  • Duncan Lloyd (of Maxïmo Park) — Outside Notion (Afternoon In Bed)
  • Guards — Modern Hymns (AWAL)
  • Faye Webster — Atlanta Millionaires Club (Secretly Canadian)
  • Flying Lotus — Flamagra (Warp)
  • Hayden Thorpe (of Wild Beasts) — Diviner (Domino)
  • Honeyblood — In Plain Sight (Marathon Artists)
  • IRAH — Diamond Grid (Tambourhinoceros)
  • Justin Townes Earle — The Saint Of Lost Causes (New West Records)
  • Luke Sanger — Ancient Pathways (Darla Records)
  • Mavis Staples — We Get By (Alligator Records)
  • Middle Kids — New Songs For Old Problems EP (Domino)
  • Morrissey — California Love (Etienne)
  • Octave One — Locus Of Control EP (430 West)
  • Petrol Girls — Cut & Stitch (Hassle Records)
  • Pronoun — I’ll Show You Stronger (Rhyme & Reason)
  • Sebadoh — Act Surprised (Dangerbird/Fire)
  • Steve Marino — Fluff (Darling Recordings)
  • Sting — My Songs (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope)
  • The Stray Cats — 40 (Mascot Label Group)
  • Thompson Egbo-Egbo — The Offering (Entertainment One)
  • TK & The Holy Know-Nothings — Arguably OK (Mama Bird Recording Co.)
  • Toebow — Themes (Imaginator Records)
  • Trudy And The Romance — Sandman (B3SCI)
  • The Waterboys — Where The Action Is (Cooking Vinyl)
  • whenyoung — Reasons To Dream (Virgin EMI)

Friday, May 31

  • Acquaintances — 8 1/2 Lives (File 13)
  • Apex Manor — Heartbreak City (Merge Records)
  • Athlete Whippet — Corporate Guy EP (Squareglass)
  • Bedouine — Birds Songs Of A Killjoy (Spacebomb)
  • Carl Anderson — You Can Call Me Carl EP (Tone Tree Music)
  • Christelle Bofale — Swim Team EP (Father/Daughter Records)
  • Daniel Wohl — État (Nonesuch Records)
  • Ellis Paul — The Storyteller’s Suitcase (Rosella)
  • Eluvium — Pianoworks (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
  • Frank Iero And The Future Violents — Barriers (UNFD)
  • Gemma — Feeling’s Not A Tempo (Double Double Whammy)
  • The Gotobeds — Debt Begins At 30 (Sub Pop)
  • H.C. Slim — Sings (Svart Records)
  • Ian Noe — Between The Country (Thirty Tigers)
  • Jenn Grant — Love, Inevitable (Leovela)
  • JR JR — Invocations / Conversations (Love Is EZ Records)
  • Juan Wauters — Introducing Juan Pablo (Captured Tracks)
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd — The Traveler (Mascot Label Group)
  • Kim Thompsett — Woebetide Hill (Meniscus Hump Records)
  • Kishi Bashi — Omoiyari (Joyful Noise Recordings)
  • Lungbutter — Honey (Warp)
  • Max Jury — Modern World (Marathon Artists)
  • Mike Frazier — Where The Valley Kissed The Sky (Geneva Records)
  • Nightjacket — Beauty In The Dark (self-released)
  • Pip Bloom — Daddy Issues (Heavenly/[PIAS])
  • red steppes — Arcs (Native Cat Recordings)
  • *repeat repeat — Glazed (Dangerbird Records)
  • Robert Randolph And The Family Band — Brighter Days (Provogue/Mascot Label Group)
  • Sacred Paws — Run Around The Sun (Merge/Rock Action)
  • Sara Rachelle — Scorpio Moon (Angrygal)
  • Sinkane — Dépaysé (City Slang)
  • Skepta — Ignorance Is Bliss ( Boy Better Know)
  • Thomas Rhett — Center Point Road (Valory Music Co.)
  • TV Coma — Body Negativity EP (White Label)
  • Urochromes — Trope House (Wharf Cat)

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