New Indie Albums 2020 Release List

new indie albums

2020 is going to be another exciting year for the indie music scene and the beginning of a new decade. With lots of new albums from bands such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Twin Atlantic, Blossoms or The 1975 in the making, 2020 promises to be just as good as 2019. While some records already have a definite release date and title, others are in early production stages or have merely been announced.

Debut albums have been confirmed for Torres (Jan 31), Flawes (Jan 31) and Drama (Feb 14). The Orielles, Gengahr and Seafret have announced their sophomore albums. New York rockers The Strokes have recently revealed they will release a new album in 2020, their first since 2013, while Aussie trio DMA’s have announced their third studio album for April 24 (rescheduled to July 10th).

The 1975 will follow up 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships with a new album titled Notes On A Conditional Form (rescheduled to May 22nd). Blossoms have announced their third album Foolish Loving Spaces for January 31st. Mystery Jets also have a new album in the works, titled A Billion Heartbeats, which has been pushed back to April 3rd.

Rescheduled / postponed albums

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many artists decided to postpone their albums. We’ve added an additional column showing the original release date for any rescheduled albums.

This list is regularly updated, so check back soon for new information.

Indie Albums 2019Indie Albums 2018

New Indie Albums 2020

DateArtistAlbumLabelRescheduled from
4 JanWe Are Only Human OnceFox
10 JanBeach SlangThe Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak CityBridge 9
10 JanCirca WavesHappyPIAS
10 JanGeorgiaSeeking ThrillsDomino
10 JanEchosmithLonely GenerationEchosmith
10 JanThe Big MoonWalking Like We DoFiction
10 JanField MusicMaking a New WorldMemphis Industries
10 JanBohren & Der Club of GorePatchouli BluePlay It Again Sam
10 JanDavid KeenanA Beginner's Guide To BraveryRubyworks
10 JanAlexandra SaviorThe ArcherAWAL
13 JanMaria McKeeLa Vita NuovaAmerican Fire
17 Jan...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of DeadX: The Godless Void and Other StoriesDine Alone Music
17 JanGabrielle AplinDear HappyAWAL
17 JanAoife Nessa FrancesLand of No JunctionBa Da Bing!
17 JanBombay Bicycle ClubEverything Else Has Gone WrongCaroline
17 JanLaumėWaterbirthCarpark
17 JanThe CourteenersMore. Again. Forever.Ignition
17 JanHoly FuckDeleterLast Gang
17 JanAlgiersThere Is No YearMatador
17 JanAlice BomanDream OnPIAS
17 JanMura MasaR.Y.CPolydor
17 JanOf MontrealUR FUNPolyvinyl
17 JanPinegroveMarigoldRough Trade
17 JanMoontwinMoon TVself-released
17 JanPintandwefallYour Stories BabySoliti
17 JanThe Innocence Missionsee you tomorrowThérèse
17 JanAJJGood Luck EverybodyDine Alone Music
24 JanLola MarshSomeday Tomorrow MaybeAnova Music
24 JanAndy ShaufThe Neon SkylineAnti-
24 JanBlack LipsSing in a World That's Falling ApartFire
24 JanOctober DriftForever WhateverPhysical Education Records
24 JanWireMind Hivepinkflag
24 JanSuper DramaMarigoldRough Trade
24 JanWe Are The CityRIPSinnbus
24 JanWolf ParadeThin MindSub Pop
24 JanCaspianOn CirclesTriple Crown
24 JanTwin AtlanticPowerVirgin EMI
24 JanCOINDreamlandThérèse
24 JanVukoviFall BetterAnti-
31 JanSon LittlealohaAnti/Epitaph
31 JanIsobel CampbellThis Is No OtherCooking Vinyl
31 JanDan DeaconNavarasa : Nine EmotionsDomino
31 JanNathan GrayWorking TitleEnd Hits
31 JanChildrenHypeGrönland
31 JanTall Tall TreesA Wave of Golden ThingsJoyful Noise Recordings
31 JanGengahrSanctuaryLiberator Music
31 JanSquirrel FlowerI Was Born SwimmingPoly Vinyl
31 JanDune RatsHurry Up And WaitRatbag / BMG
31 JanFlawesHighlightsRed Bull
31 JanDashboard ConfessionalThe Best Ones Of The Best OnesRough Trade
31 JanFrances QuinlanLikewiseSaddle Creek
31 JanAlice JemimaEverything ChangesSunday Best
31 JanBlossomsFoolish Loving SpacesUniversal
31 JanMint JulepStray FantasiesWestern Vinyl
31 JanPet ShimmersFace Down In Metaself-released
31 JanSmoke FairiesDarkness Brings The Wonders HomeYear Seven
31 JanSon LittleAlohaAnti-
31 JanThe FlaviansOrdinary People in an Ordinary WorldAWAL
31 JanTorresSilver TongueMerge
31 JanPoliçaWhen We Stay AliveMemphis Industries
7 FebLa RouxSupervisionBelieve
7 FebNada SurfNever Not TogetherCity Slang
7 FebShoppingAll Or NothingFatCat
7 FebÁsgeirBury The MoonLittle Indian
7 FebHMLTDWest of EdenLucky Number
7 FebMighty OaksAll Things GoBMG
7 FebThe HomesickThe Big ExerciseSub Pop
7 FebXoroxXoroxTruant
7 FebOh WonderNo One Else Can Wear Your CrownUniversal
14 FebThe SaxophonesEternity BayFull Time Hobby
14 FebBambaraI StrayWharf Cat
14 FebBonifaceBonifaceTransgressive
14 FebDramaDance Without MeGhostly International
14 FebRikiRikiDais
14 FebPsycho ComedyPerformance Space Number OneSilver Machine
14 FebTame ImpalaThe Slow RushInterscope
14 FebTan CologneCave Vaults On The Moon In New MexicoLABRADOR (LBD)
14 FebBeach BunnyHoneymoonMom+Pop
14 FebTennisSwimmerMutually Detrimental
14 FebKennebecDepartureNight Time Stories
14 FebNathaniel RateliffAnd It’s Still AlrightStax Records
14 FebAshTeenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash
21 FebPurrLike NewAnti/Epitaph
21 FebLanterns on the LakeSpook The HerdBella Union
21 FebAgnes ObelMyopiaBlue Note
21 FebBanoffeeLook At Us Now DadCascine
21 FebBest CoastAlways TomorrowConcord
21 FebHumanistHumanistIgnition
21 FebPeggy SueVicesPeggy Sue
21 FebGreg DulliRandom DesireRoyal Cream/BMG
21 FebWilsenRuinerSecret
28 FebHaunt The WoodsOpaqueself-released
28 FebHayley RossThe Weight of HopeBarracuda Recordings
28 FebHudson TaylorLoving Everywhere I GoRubyworks
28 FebJane HershipThe Home Recordself-released
28 FebJohnossiTorch // FlameBMG
28 FebKevin KrauterFull HandBayonet
28 FebCaribouSuddenlyCity Slang
28 FebThe OriellesDisco VoladorHeavenly Recordings
28 FebChandeenMercury RetrogradeKalinkaland
28 FebRatboysPrinter's DevilTopshelf
28 FebReal EstateThe Main ThingDomino
28 FebSlowly SlowlyRace Car BluesUNFD
6 MarCathedral BellsVelvet Spiritself-released
6 MarDisqCollectorSaddle Creek
6 MarHoney HarperStarmakerATO
6 MarIsletEyeletFire
6 MarLauv~how i’m feeling~AWAL
6 MarWhite Tail FallsAge Of EntitlementPhysical Education
13 MarSeafretMost Of Us Are Strangersself-released
13 MarCirca WavesSad HappyPIAS
13 MarFalse HeadsIt’s All There, But You’re DreamingLovers Music
13 MarGrouploveHealerParlophone
13 MarHillary WoodsBirthmarkSacred Bones
13 MarJoywavePossessionHollywood
13 MarThe DistrictsYou Know I'm Not Going AnywhereFat Possum
13 MarPorridge RadioEveryl BadSecretly Canadian
13 MarOrchardsLovecoreBig Scary Monsters
13 MarPeter Bjorn and JohnEndless DreamINGRID
13 MarJFDRNew DreamsWhite Sun Recording
20 MarHalloweensMorning Kiss At The AcropolisSuper Easy
20 MarIan William CraigRed Sun Through Smoke130701
20 MarMoaningUneasy LaughterSub Pop
20 MarMorrisseyI Am Not A Dog On A ChainBMG
20 MarRustin ManClockdustDomino
20 MarThe Slow Readers ClubThe Joy Of The ReturnModern Sky
27 MarBasia BulatAre You In Love?Secret City
27 MarBrian FallonLocal HoneyLesser Known Records
27 MarCable TiesFar EnoughMerge
27 MarCatholic ActionCelebrated By StrangersModern Sky
27 MarDeeperAuto-PainFire Talk
27 MarActivityUnmask WhoeverWestern Vinyl
27 MarLukas Nelson & Promise Of The RealMovie In My MindFantasy
27 MarNap EyesSnapshot Of A BeginnerJagjaguwar
27 MarPearl JamGigatonUniversal
27 MarRingo DeathstarrRingo DeathstarrClub AC30
27 MarWaxahatcheeSaint CloudMerge
27 MarSorry925Domino
3 AprBenjamin GordonWhere Did We Get LostBlurred
3 AprFire In The RadioMonumentsWednesday
3 AprLunch Money LifeImmersion Chamber
3 AprM. WardMigration StoriesAnti/Epitaph
3 AprMentrixMy Enemy, My LoveHouse Of Strength
3 AprMount ForelSmall WorldsFallen Swine
3 AprRen HarvieuRevel In The DramaBella Union
3 AprMystery JetsA Billion HeartbeatsCaroline International
3 AprViolent SohoEverything Is A-OkPure Noise
10 AprJackie LynnJacquelineDrag City
10 AprThe StrokesThe New AbnormalCult/RCA
10 AprWatkins Family HourBrother SisterThirty Tigers
17 AprEnter ShikariNothing Is True & Everything Is PossibleSo Recordings
17 AprEOBEarthUMG
17 AprGerry CinnamonThe BonnyAWAL
17 AprJerskin FendrixWinterreiseuntitled
17 AprMOSESEverything Else Is Bullshitself-released
17 AprSoul AsylumHurry Up & WaitBlue Elan
17 AprTwinnieHollywood GypsyBMG
24 AprAwolnationAngel Miners & The Lightning RidersBetter Noise Music
24 AprBraidsShadow OfferingSecret City
24 AprHarkinHand Mirror
24 AprLucinda WilliamsGood Souls Better AngelsHighway20/Thirty Tigers
24 AprJohn Carroll KirbyMy GardenStones Throw
24 AprRufus WainwrightUnfollow The RulesBMG
1 MayCar Seat HeadrestMaking A Door Less OpenMatador
1 MayDamien JuradoWhat's New, Tomboy?Mama Bird
1 MayDiet CigDo You Wonder About MeFrenchkiss
1 MayHappynessFloatrInfinit Suds
1 MayThe Psychedelic FursMade Of RainCooking Vinyl
8 MayKarma SheMy Naked DevotionMartin Hossbach
8 MayMargo PriceThat’s How Rumors Get StartedLoma Vista Recordings
8 MayThe Airborne Toxic EventHollywood ParkRounder
15 MayCLT DRPWithout The EyesSmall Pond
15 MayBiffy ClyroA Celebration Of Endings14th Floor
15 MayJason Isbell And The 400 UnitReunionsThirty Tigers
15 MayLand Of TalkIndistinct ConversationsSaddle Creek
15 MayNahko and Medicine for the PeopleTake Your Power BackTribe/Sideonedummy
15 MayPerfume GeniusSet My Heart On Fire ImmediatelyMatador
15 MayWeezerVan WeezerCrush, Atlantic
15 MayMoses SumneygræJagjaguwar
22 MayKatie Von SchleicherConsummationFull Time Hobby
22 MayParty DozenPray For Party DozenGrupo
22 MayThe 1975Notes on a Conditional FormDirty Hit24 Apr
29 MayJade HairpinsHarmony AvenueMerge
29 MayStaticX
29 MaySweet WhirlHow Much WorksChapter Music
29 MayThe Howl & The HumHuman ContactAWAL
29 MayThe ReflectorsFirst ImpressionBurger Records
5 JunHindsThe Prettiest CurseMom + Pop3 Apr
5 JunOhmmeFantasize Your GhostJoyful Noise
5 JunSébastien TellierDomesticated
5 JunSports TeamDeep Down HappyBig Desert
12 JunHenry GreenHalf LightAkira Records
12 JunGoGo PenguinGoGo PenguinBlue Note
12 JunKodalineOne Day At A TimeAWAL
12 JunLarkin PoeSelf Made ManTricki-Woo
12 JunSpacey JaneSunlightAWAL
19 JunGordiOur Two SkinsJagjaguwar
19 JunPabstDeuce Ex MachinaKetchup Tracks / The Orchard
19 JunPhoebe BridgersPunisherDead Oceans
19 JunScarlet PleasureGardenCopenhagen
26 JunYes PleaseUpdogself-released
3 JulDream WifeSo When You Gonna...Lucky Number
10 JulDMA'sThe GlowIllusive Sounds24 Apr
10 JulGlass AnimalsDreamlandPolydor
10 JulLove Fame TragedyWherever I Go, I Want To LeaveGood Soldier Songs/AWAL
10 JulThe MidnightMonstersCounter
10 JulThe StreetsNone Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life AliveIsland
17 JulAsylumsGenetic CabaretCool Things
17 JulThe AcesUnder My InfluenceRed Bull12 Jun
17 JulLianne La HavasLianne La HavasWarner
17 JulThe BlindersFantasies Of A Stay At Home PsychopathModern Sky8 May
24 JulFinnianUnder The Influenceself-released
24 JulSail By SummerCasual HeavenApollon
24 JulHaimWomen in Music Pt. IIIPolydor24 Apr
31 JulHockey DadBrain CandyThe Owl/BMG29 May
31 JulIan SkellyDrifters SkylineDomino
31 JulFontaines D.C.A Hero’s DeathPartisan
31 JulMartha RoseUndress & Drive AfterTreibender Teppich
31 JulSong SungThis Ascension Is OursNight Time Stories
31 JulThe CoronasTrue Love WaitsSo Far So Good
7 AugBroken HandsSplit In TwoSo
7 AugYellow DaysA Day in a Yellow BeaColumbia
7 AugAnother SkyI Slept On The FloorMissing Piece / Fiction
7 AugWashed OutPurple NoonSub Pop
14 AugAll We AreProvidenceDomino
14 AugErnest EllisBe The PariahHeroism/Prospect
14 AugBill FrisellValentineBlue Note
14 AugBloxxLie Out LoudChess Club
14 AugMarsicansUrsa MajorKilling Moon22 May
14 AugSea GirlsOpen Up Your HeadPolydor22 May
14 AugSon LuxTomorrows ICity Slang
21 AugAlex The AstronautThe Theory Of Absolutely NothingNettwerk
21 AugBullySugareggSub Pop
21 AugCuty CopyFreeze, MeltCutters / The Orchard
21 AugDan CrollGrand PlanCommunion
21 AugDeclan McKennaZerosColumbia15 May
21 AugKid DadIn A BoxLong Branch
21 AugNaked GiantsThe ShadowNew West
21 AugNo JoyMotherhoodJoyful Noise
21 AugSneaksHappy BirthdayMerge
21 AugThe KillersImploding The MirageUniversal29 May
21 AugThe Magic GangDeath Of The PartyWarner8 May
28 AugDisclosureEnergyIsland
28 AugHalf GringaForce To Reckonself-released
28 AugMoon AttendantOne Last SummerBig Potato
28 AugPrivate WorldAlephDias
28 AugWacoHope RitualsVenn
31 AugNOFX / Frank TurnerWest Coast Vs. WessexFat Wreck
4 SepCold YearsParadiseself-released8 May
4 SepGretaArdent SpringCelebration
4 SepHannah GeorgasAll That EmotionBrassland / Arts & Crafts
4 SepLomeldaHannahDouble Double Whammy
4 SepYelleL'Ère Du Verseau
4 SepYoung KnivesBarbariansGadzook
11 SepDelta SpiritWhat Is ThereNew West
11 SepDovesThe Universal WantVirgin EMI
11 SepEverything EverythingRe-AnimatorInfinity Industries21 Aug
11 SepMammal HandsCaptured SpiritsGondwana
11 SepMatt CostaYellowcoat
11 SepSusannaBaudelaire & PianoSusannaSonata
11 SepSuzanne VegaAn Evening Of New York Songs And StoriesAmanuensis/Cooking Vinyl
18 SepBear's DenFragmentsCaroline
18 SepInto It. Over It.FigureBig Scary Monsters
18 SepJoan OsborneTrouble & StrifeWomanly Hips
18 SepSunship BalloonEverywhenAWAL
18 SepYours TrulySelf CareUNFD
25 SepDeath BellsNew Signs of Life announcedDais
25 SepThurston MooreBy The FireDaydream Library Series
25 SepSylvan EssoFree LoveLoma Vista
25 SepSufjan StevensThe AscensionAsthmatic Kitty
30 SepTempesstMust Be A DreamPony
2 OctDeath Valley GirlsUnder the Spell of JoySuicide Squeeze
2 OctLuka KuplowskyStardustMama Bird
2 OctMatt BerningerSerpentine PrisonConcord
2 OctThe Jaded Hearts ClubYou've Always Been HereInfectious
9 OctTravis10 SongsBMG
13 OctLow Cut ConniePrivate LivesContendor / MidCitizen
16 OctHoly MotorsHorseWharf Cat
16 OctDelmer DarionMorning PageantsPractise Music
23 OctBoy PabloWachito Rico777 Music
23 OctNothing But ThievesMoral PanicSony
23 OctPlants and AnimalsThe JungleSecret City
23 OctSkyway ManThe World Only Ends When You DieMama Bird
23 OctThe Last DinosaurWholenessPhases
30 OctElvis CostelloHey ClockfaceConcord
30 OctStella SommerNorthern DancerNorthern Dancer
6 NovApreAlways In My HeadPolydor
6 NovBabeheavenHome For NowAWAL
13 NovKaty J PearsonReturnHeavenly
13 NovThe CribsNight NetworkSonic Blew / [PIAS]
27 NovWill Joseph CookSomething To Feel Good AboutBad Hotel
TBAFlyying ColoursFantasy CountryClub AC30
TBAHundredsThe CurrentEmbassy of Music