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In 2020, plenty of albums coming to grace your ears.

Some people may be looking forward to the Summer Olympics, Maverick taking flight at age 57, new PlayStation and XBox consoles, or even an extra day in February — but I know plenty who are looking forward to metric ton of new music in 2020.  Here are just some of the things in the pipeline:

Foo Fighters – “TBD”

The 10th studio album from Dave Grohl & company is in the works — we know this because your Fighters of Foo posted some snippets to their Instagram account this week.  No title or release date at this point, but we’ll keep an eye on it.

 

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Green Day – Father Of All…

Two things to look forward to from Green Day — The Hella Mega Tour in the summer, but much sooner — Father Of All…  It looks like the band shared the back cover of the album with a fan club member, complete with track listing.  We’ll find out for sure on February 7th.

The Killers – Imploding The Mirage

It is clear that white boards play a part in the recording process for the band from Las Vegas — they’ve been sharing scribbled working titles for their songs.  Their hometown has also been a constant in inspiring their inspiration of lyrics, song titles, and albums.  Studio album #6 is no exception — release date TBD.

 

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Weezer – Van Weezer

When invoking the name of Van Halen, you best come heavy with the ax.  Rivers Cuomo said in an interview the band most definitely will with their fourteenth release, coming April 26th: “Last album we didn’t have any guitars, this one is just all guitars. A hundred guitars,” says Cuomo.  And as we all know, Rivers is never sarcastic 😉

Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

After releasing singles “Patience” & “Borderline,” it seems fans needed a little bit of the former with no more music or details released last yera — but  Kevin Parker of Tame Impala admitted the band got a bit delayed in the completion of their next album.  We will see the final product on Valentine’s Day 2020 — and you can see the band later than summer at the United Center.

Yungblud –  “TBD”

While we don’t have a title or release date, the subject matter of Yungblud’s second album is quite decided.  He says, “It’s kind of a nod to [David] Bowie, and it’s stories about young people.”  Specifically, a real-life encounter with a transgender fan made him think of “Life On Mars,” which then inspired some music.

The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form

Prior to hitting the stage at The Nights We Stole Christmas, we got a taste of the bands fourth studio album with the single, “People.”  There are twenty-one additional songs coming our way on the 21st of February.  Matty Healy says this new record is a bit emo: “I’m an active emo man I suppose I’d call myself…I think that bands when they get to a stage that maybe we’re in they wanna kind of graduate into being like a massive rock band whereas we wanna graduate like into being a small emo band, if you know what I mean.” 

The Strokes – “TBA”

We haven’t seen new music from The Strokes since 2013, but after they showed up in Chicago at last year’s Lollapalooza — it was only a matter of time.  During a New Year’s performance in Brooklyn, the group confirmed a new album on the way — and gave us a preview of the new song, “Ode To The Mets.”