New Music Releases and Upcoming Albums in 2022

New Music Releases and Upcoming Albums in 2022

A regularly updated guide to the new albums, EPs, mixtapes, and projects getting released in the coming weeks and months

Pitchfork Upcoming Albums 2022

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New albums are getting announced and released constantly. It’s tough to stay on top of it all. So that’s where we come in. Pitchfork is tracking notable new music releases with our guide to upcoming albums. In the coming months, there will be big new releases from Beyoncé, Jack White, Dry Cleaning, Built to Spill, Moor Mother, Interpol, Lizzo, Perfume Genius, Hot Chip, Wu-Lu, Black Midi, Ezra Furman, Julia Jacklin, Shygirl, and plenty more artists. This guide features streaming and digital release dates and will be updated regularly.

As always, see some of our favorite albums and songs in the Best New Music section. Plus, catch up every Saturday with 10 of our best reviewed albums of the week. Sign up for the 10 to Hear newsletter here.


July 1

Ahmer: Azli [Azadi]

Carlos Truly: Not Mine [Bayonet]

Frank Meadows: Dead Weight [Ruination]

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein: Stranger Things 4 (Original Score From the Netflix Series) [Lakeshore]

Mat Ball: Amplified Guitar [The Garrote]

Medicine Singers: Medicine Singers [Stone Tapes/Joyful Noise]

Mejiwahn: Beanna [Hot Record Societe]

Momma: Household Name [Polyvinyl]

Moor Mother: Jazz Codes [Anti-]

Naima Bock: Giant Palm [Sub Pop/Memorials of Distinction]

Nicola Cruz: Self Oscillation EP [Rhythm Section]

Steve Tibbetts: Hellbound Train: An Anthology [ECM]

V/A: Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Decca]

V/A: Stranger Things: Soundtrack From the Netflix Series, Season 4 [Legacy]

V/A: Touching Bass Presents: Soon Come [Touching Bass]

New music releases for Friday, June 17, 2022 include: Moor Mother: Jazz Codes [Anti-]

July 7

Burna Boy: Love, Damini [Atlantic]

July 8

Brent Faiyaz: Wasteland [Lost Kids]

Caterina Barbieri: Spirit Exit [Light-Years]

The Deslondes: Ways & Means [New West]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Toast [Reprise]

Tyshawn Sorey: Mesmerism [self-released]

Viagra Boys: Cave World [Year0001]

Wormrot: Hiss [Earache]

Wu-Lu: Loggerhead [Warp]

July 15

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: XI: Bleed Here Now [Dine Alone]

The Armed: Ultrapop: Live at the Masonic [Sargent House]

Arp: New Pleasures [Mexican Summer]

The A’s: Fruit [Psychic Hotline]

Beabadoobee: Beatopia [Dirty Hit]

Black Midi: Hellfire [Rough Trade]

Interpol: The Other Side of Make-Believe [Matador]

J-Hope: Jack in the Box [Big Hit]

Lil Silva: Yesterday Is Heavy [Nowhere Music]

Lizzo: Special [Nice Life/Atlantic]

Nick Dunston: Spider Season [Out of Your Head]

Scarcity: Aveilut [The Flenser]

Steve Lacy: Gemini Rights [RCA]

Superorganism: World Wide Pop [Domino]

V/A: Earl’s Closet: The Lost Archive of Earl McGrath, 1970-1980 [Light in the Attic]

Vladislav Delay: Isoviha [Planet Mu]

New music releases for Friday, July 15, 2022 include: Lizzo: Special [Nice Life/Atlantic]

July 22

Cuco: Fantasy Gateway [Interscope]

Jack White: Entering Heaven Alive [Third Man]

Nina Nastasia: Riderless Horse [Temporary Residence Ltd.]

Odesza: The Last Goodbye [Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune]

quinn: quinn [DeadAir]

Rusty Santos: High Reality [Lo]

RZA & Bobby Digital: RZA Presents: Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes [36 Chambers ALC/MNRK]

Sam Prekop & John McEntire: Sons Of [Thrill Jockey]

Sean Nicholas Savage: Shine [Arbutus]

She & Him: Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson [Fantasy]

Ty Segall: “Hello, Hi” [Drag City]

July 29

Amanda Shires: Take It Like a Man [ATO]

Beyoncé: Renaissance [Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia]

Chat Pile: God’s Country [The Flenser]

Emily Yacina: All the Things [Danger Collective]

Florist: Florist [Double Double Whammy]

King Princess: Hold On Baby [Zelig/Columbia]

Maggie Rogers: Surrender [Capitol]

Of Montreal: Freewave Lucifer F<ck F^ck F>ck [Polyvinyl]

Sun’s Signature: Sun’s Signature EP [Partisan]

New music releases for Friday, July 29, 2022 include: Beyoncé: Renaissance [Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia]

August 5

Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 [Columbia]

Mall Grab: What I Breathe [Looking for Trouble]

Neil Young + Promise of the Real: Noise & Flowers [Reprise]

YoungBoy Never Broke Again: The Last Slimeto [Never Broke Again/Atlantic]

August 12

Danger Mouse & Black Thought: Cheat Codes [BMG]

Danny Elfman: Bigger. Messier. [Anti-/Epitaph]

Hudson Mohawke: Cry Sugar [LuckyMe/Warp]

Max Tundra: Remixtape [Domino]

Osees: A Foul Form [Castle Face]

August 19

Cass McCombs: Heartmind [Anti-]

Demi Lovato: Holy Fvck [Island]

Hot Chip: Freakout/Release [Domino]

Madonna: Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones [Warner]

The Mountain Goats: Bleed Out [Merge]

Panic! at the Disco: Viva las Vengeance [Fueled by Ramen/DCD2]

Tall Dwarfs: Unravelled: 1981-2002 [Merge]

Why Bonnie: 90 in November [Keeled Scales]

Zannie: How Do I Get That Star [Kill Rock Stars]

New music releases for Friday, August 19, 2022 include: Hot Chip: Freakout/Release [Domino]

August 26

Antonio Sánchez: Shift (Bad Hombre Vol. II) [Arts Music]

Blondie: Against the Odds: 1974 – 1982 [UMe/The Numero Group]

Bret McKenzie: Songs Without Jokes [Sub Pop]

Diamanda Galás: Broken Gargoyles [Intravenal Sound Operations]

Ezra Furman: All of Us Flames [Anti-]

Julia Jacklin: Pre Pleasure [Polyvinyl]

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Let’s Turn It Into Sound [Ghostly International]

Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965 [Light in the Attic]

Meechy Darko: Gothic Luxury [Loma Vista]

Muse: Will of the People [Warner]

Rachika Nayar: Heaven Comes Crashing [NNA Tapes]

Stella Donnelly: Flood [Secretly Canadian]

September 2

Rina Sawayama: Hold the Girl [Dirty Hit]

Stereolab: Pulse of the Early Brain (Switched On, Vol. 5) [Warp/Duophonic UHF Disks]

The Wonder Years: The Hum Goes On Forever [Hopeless]

September 9

The Afghan Whigs: How Do You Burn? [Royal Cream/BMG]

Badge Époque Ensemble: Clouds of Joy [Telephone Explosion]

Built to Spill: When the Wind Forgets Your Name [Sub Pop]

Jockstrap: I Love You Jennifer B [Rough Trade]

Marlon Williams: My Boy [Dead Oceans]

Oliver Sim: Hideous Bastard [Young]

Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9 [Epic]

Preoccupations: Arrangements [self-released]

Santigold: Spirituals [Little Jerk]

New music releases for Friday, September 9, 2022 include: Built to Spill: When the Wind Forgets Your Name [Sub Pop]

September 16

Death Cab for Cutie: Asphalt Meadows [Atlantic]

Pink Floyd: Animals (2018 Remix) [Sony Music]

Whitney: Spark [Secretly Canadian]

Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Deluxe Edition) [Nonesuch]

September 23

Alex G: God Save the Animals [Domino]

Beth Orton: Weather Alive [Partisan]

Dr. John: Things Happen That Way [Rounder]

Makaya McCraven: In These Times [International Anthem/Nonesuch/XL]

Nikki Lane: Denim & Diamonds [New West]

September 30

Lambchop: The Bible [Merge]

Perera Elsewhere: Home [Friends of Friends]

Pixies: Doggerel [BMG]

Shygirl: Nymph [Because Music]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down [Secretly Canadian]

New music releases for Friday, September 30, 2022 include: Shygirl: Nymph [Because Music]

October 7

Bonny Light Horseman: Rolling Golden Holy [37d03d]

Daphni: Cherry [Jiaolong]

Dungen: En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig [Mexican Summer]

Nnamdï: Please Have a Seat [Secretly Canadian/Sooper]

October 14

Enumclaw: Save the Baby [Luminelle]

Lucrecia Dalt: ¡Ay! [Rvng Intl.]

Tove Lo: Dirt Femme [Pretty Swede/Mtheory]

October 21

Dry Cleaning: Stumpwork [4AD]

New music releases for Friday, October 21, 2022 include: Dry Cleaning: Stumpwork [4AD]

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