After an XPNFest weekend that still has everyone buzzing, it’s time to welcome the first new albums of Fall 2022. Philadelphia DIY hero Alex G shakes off the sand for his clear and confident ninth album, God Save the Animals (read a review by our Sean Fennell here). With the past several years punctuated by personal and professional struggles and loss, Beth Orton reemerges with her first self-produced album; Weather Alive is a rich blend of atmosphere and rhythm. More than a decade into her reign as ‘Highway Queen,’ Nikki Lane enlists Josh Homme to produce her barnstorming fourth LP, Denim & Diamonds. Guitar worlds collide on Ali, with globetrotting Texas trio Khruangbin supporting Vieux Farka Touré in a tribute to Malian blues patriarch Ali Farka Touré. 

Jersey Girl finds Nashville singer Jessie Baylin returning to her Garden State roots. A highlight from this year‘s festival, Egyptian-born singer Tamino swoons on his graceful second album, Sahar. A surprise release for his new home label, The Tallest Man on Earth covers Lucinda Williams, Yo La Tengo, and more on Too Late for Edelweiss. Though it arrives a few years after his death, Dr. John finally achieves his lifelong desire to release a country-inspired album with the intimate Things Happen That Way. More than half a century after its release, the self-titled debut by motorik pioneers NEU! still sounds futuristic; a new box set offers fresh remasters of the band’s first three LPs along with covers and remixes by members of New Order, Hot Chip, and others. PRESS PLAY on these new releases (and more) below… 

Alex GGod Save the Animals
CHECK OUT: “Runner” “Cross the Sea” 

Beth OrtonWeather Alive
CHECK OUT: “Fractals” “Friday Night” 

Nikki LaneDenim & Diamonds
CHECK OUT: “First High” “Born Tough” 

Khruangbin and Vieux Farka TouréAli
CHECK OUT: “Tongo Barra” “Savanne” 

Jessie BaylinJersey Girl
CHECK OUT: “That’s the Way” “Cloud Nine” 

CHECK OUT: “Fascination” “Cinnamon” 

The Tallest Man on EarthToo Late for Edelweiss
CHECK OUT: “Tears Are in Your Eyes” “Metal Firecracker” 

Dr. JohnThings Happen That Way
CHECK OUT: “End of the Line (feat. Aaron Neville and Katie Pruitt)” “Gimme That Old Time Religion (feat. Willie Nelson)” 

NEU! – NEU! 50!
CHECK OUT: “Im Glück (The National Remix)” Guerilla Toss – “Zum Herz” 

Alphaville ETERNALLY YOURS, Arkells Blink Twice, Billy IdolThe Cage EP, Bloods Together, Baby!, The Comet is ComingHyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam, Daniel LanoisPlayer, Piano, De LuxDo You Need a Release?, Dermot KennedySonder, Divino NiñoLast Spa on Earth, Douglas Andrew McCombsVMAK<KOMBZ<<<DUGLAS<<<6NDR7<<<, Editors EBM, Eerie Wanda Internal Radio, Fujiya & MiyagiSlight Variations, Future TeensSelf Help, Grateful DeadIn and Out of the Garden: Madison Square Garden ’81, ’82, ’83, Iceage Shake the Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021, Joni Mitchell The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975), Magdalena BayMercurial World (Deluxe Edition), Makaya McCravenIn These Times, Marisa AndersonStill, Here, Maya HawkeMOSS, Motörhead Iron First (40th Anniversary Edition), Nils FrahmMusic for Animals, Peter Matthew BauerFlowers, The SmithereensThe Lost Album, The Soft MoonExister, Tim BurgessTypical Music, Todd SniderLive: Return of the Storyteller