Fall Music Guide: Albums to look out for this semester

Alec Erickson

Fall is an interesting time for music fans of any genre. Because it is right before award season deadlines, it is often the time that we see the most releases. This year has been packed with many great releases, and many more have yet to come. Here are some records to keep an eye out for this semester:

A Day to Remember – ‘Bad Vibrations’ (Sep. 2)


The sixth studio album from metal core powerhouse A Day to Remember (ADTR) is set to release in a matter of days now. While “Bad Vibrations” has already suffered one delay, the lead singles of the record prove that ADTR still have what it takes to tackle multiple genres in the post-hardcore age. This record comes three years after “Common Courtesy,” which focused a lot on the bands dispute with their previous record label.

This Wild Life – ‘Low Tides’ (Sep. 9)

This Wild Life have been blowing up in recent years. While the acoustic rock duo has traditionally been supporting bands, they are about to embark on their first headlining tour in celebration of their second studio album “Low Tides.” The few singles that have been released so far are on a new level. “Hit The Reset” and “Pull Me Out” have been some of the duos best work as musicians. With powerful vocals and strong lyrics, it is easy to see why the band is doing so well.

Yellowcard – ‘Yellowcard’ (Sep. 30)

The tenth and final studio album from Yellowcard is set to release soon. Following a strong summer on this year’s Warped Tour and signing with a new record label, the band has finally decided to call it quits after one last headlining tour. It will be hard saying bye to a band that has been so instrumental in the rock genre for decades.

Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’ (Oct. 7)


It is hard to believe that Green Day is now a 30-year-old band. Surrounded by countless amounts of controversy and trips to rehab, this punk rock band has helped shape music for years now. Although has been a hard four years for the band since the releases of “Uno,” “Dos” and “Tre” back in 2012, their lead single “Bang Bang” proves that they can still be the powerhouse house punk band that we all remember.

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Gameshow’ (Oct. 14)

The highly anticipated third-studio album from the Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club is set to release in just over a month. With most their recent music being used in countless movies, T.V. shows, commercials and video games, the band has proven to be a mainstream hit. Most of their last record “Beacon” dominated airwaves in both America and the U.K., and based off of the singles that have already released, “Gameshow” is setting up to be a huge hit as well. The band has a North American tour starting in September to support the release of the new album.

Metallica – ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ (Nov. 18)

For the better part of 30 years, Metallica has shaped the heavy metal genre. With each subsequent album becoming a must have, I don’t expect anything less from the band’s upcoming tenth-studio album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.” This is their first new album in over eight years and the first one with their own independent record label.