I’m pretty sure I told most of the Cat Fancy crew about this, but for anyone else who isn’t aware, this fall will be totally sweet regarding upcoming albums. Browsing the web I couldn’t believe that Kings of Leon’s new album “Only By the Night” not only comes out this year but next month. As of September 23, 2008 KOL will release their 4th album, which is described as a heavier rock oriented record only a year after their previous album “Because of the Times”, there’s even a single up on their MySpace titled “Sex On Fire”.
For October or as I prefer to call it “Rocktober”, which will at least be a good month for me will see Oasis releasing their seventh studio album “Dig Out Your Soul” on October 7th which is supposed to be a more groove based upscale kind of album similar to “Be Here Now” which I’v never really been a fan but the song lengths are significantly shorter on this album, so hopefully it’ll be a lot tighter. On October 13th both Leed’s pub rockers The Kaiser Chiefs and English wimps Keane will have albums out titled “Off With Their Heads” and “Perfect Symmetry” respectively, sounds like a good day to me. Weezer will also come around town to the Key Arena on October 11th which is a saturday, so that might be fun after I check how reasonable the ticket prices are and find out when they go on sale.
November has a lot of unspecified release dates but so far it looks like both U2 and The Killers will have new albums out. U2 has already set a release date, at least that’s what it says online of about November 18th. The working title is “No Line on the Horizon” but that could be subject to change, either way that could be cool. The Killers have sure been keeping their fans busy with an the release of “Sam’s Town” in 2006, a B-Sides compilation “Sawdust’ in 2007 and now a new album this fall. Not much is known yet but the album’s working title is “Day and Age” and should be out in late November. Franz Ferdinand is supposed to have an album out in November as well but info on that is sparse so I’ll just sit here and wait.
That’s pretty much all I’ve heard about so far, but who knows what surprise will be waiting around the bend. After that secret release of The Raconteurs last album back in spring I’m ready for anything, so bring it.
(Pictured above Caleb Followill, lead vocalist/guitarist of Kings of Leon)