Preview of up and coming fall albums
BY QUINN STORM, NEWS EDITOR
As fall closes in and the weather gets colder, more people will be able to sit inside and listen to some great new music. Not to mention, music is always helpful to get through the tough school days. Bon Iver, Regina Spektor, Green Day and Metallica are all ready to stun audiences. Without further ado, here are four fabulous sounding albums for fall.
“22, A Million”
Bon Iver, an indie folk band, starts off the season with their album “22, A Million.” This is only their third studio album. With only ten tracks, rounding out to be about 34 minutes long, this could be considered somewhat short. Currently, there are two singles out from the album, “”22”/”10”” and “ 33 “GOD”,” that are available for anyone to listen to on Bon Iver’s YouTube channel. According to Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, this new album isn’t going to sound like the old, quiet albums. But, that doesn’t mean that it won’t be just as exciting for fans to hear. Even though it may be a bit different, sometimes a new direction helps to propel a band or artist to a newer height of popularity.
“Remember Us To Life”
Also scheduled to drop on Sept. 30 is Regina Spektor’s pop/alternative album “Remember Us To Life.” This album has 11 tracks, but there is a deluxe version of the album available with 3 bonus tracks, making it 14 tracks in total. There are two singles already releasedfrom Spektor’s album, “Bleeding Heart” and “Small Bill$,” and each of them are available for listening on Spektor’s YouTube channel as well as on SoundCloud. This new album is Spektor’s seventh studio album. The fact that Spektor’s previous albums did so well and previewed on the Billboard 200 suggests that her new, upcoming album is going to be just as successful.
Oct. 7 marks the date for the release of Green Day’s twelfth studio album, “Revolution Radio.” According to an interview with Rolling Stone, this new punk rock album is about the current violence going on in the world, targeted more inclusively at mass shootings, specifically in the United States. This message is apparent in their only current single from the album, “Bang Bang.” This single is available for listening to on Green Day’s YouTube channel. After a two-year break, Green Day’s comeback album is 12 tracks long, and about 44 minutes of playtime.
“Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”
Releasing the latest, Metallica satisfies fans with a Nov. 18 release of “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.” This will be their tenth studio album after an eight year gap in between albums. This album, much like Regina Spektor’s, is going to be available in both a regular and deluxe version. The album has two discs, each with six tracks on them. The deluxe version of the album has a third disc with 14 bonus tracks on them, which is a real treat to any fan. Not only is this spectacular because it’s the tenth album, but also because the deluxe set comes with a digital download available, an mp3 download, a lithograph photo print and album themed buttons.
Overall, this fall season is looking to be an exciting one for new music. Each month offers at least one great album, and a new genre so that fans of each type are able to have something fun, exciting and new to get them through the school year. These four albums are expected to be very great with fans, and waiting for them to drop is sure to create excitement.