Posted On July 8, 2014 By In Music, Music Musings

11 Awesome Bands Who Need to Release a New Album


These 11 bands have released a grand total of zero albums since June 20, 2011. In that time, Ty Segall has released six albums with another around the corner. It’s time to get in the studio and lay down some tracks, guys. Your fans have been waiting long enough!


11. Social Distortion

Last Album: Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, January 18, 2011

Reason for the delay: When you’ve been a band for three full decades, you can take as much time between albums as you damn well please.




10. Spoon

Last album: Transference, January 9, 2010

Reason for the delay: Britt Daniel’s membership in excellent super group The Divine Fits.




9. Broken Social Scene

Last album: Forgiveness Rock Record, May 4, 2010

Reason for the delay: Broken Social Scene is a roaming collective of like-minded individuals.




8. Tool

Last album: 10,000 Days, May 2, 2006

Reason for the delay: Maynard is still waiting for the other guys to write at least nine epic prog-metal soundscapes.




7. Danzig

Last album: Deth Red Sabaoth, June 22, 2010

Reason for the delay: Your friend’s older brother turned you on to Danzig in high school. Now your friend’s older brother is an accountant. Unlike that guy, Danzig didn’t sell out.




6. Built to Spill

Last album: There is No Enemy, October 6, 2009

Reason for the delay: Member replacements since living on the road is a hard way to raise a family.




5. Brand New

Last album: Daisy, September 22, 2009

Reason for the delay: I don’t know anything about Brand New, but I don’t want their diehards to think I left them out.


brand new


4. Modest Mouse

Last albumWe Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, March 20, 2007

Reason for the delay: After peaking with Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Modest Mouse decided to float on.


modest mouse


3. My Morning Jacket

Last Album: Circuital, May 31, 2011

Reason for the delay: Jim James made a solo album and stuff, but every summer that My Morning Jacket doesn’t play Red Rocks and a slew of festivals is a summer wasted.




2. TV on the Radio

Last album: Nine Types of Light, April 12, 2011

Reason for the delay: After mourning the unfortunate passing of bassist Gerard Butler, they are easing back into things by playing some festivals this summer.




1. Radiohead

Last album: The King of Limbs, February 18, 2011

Reason for the delay: Radioheadedness!



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Kellen is a music writer for Writtalin. His first CD was Dookie and his first concert was Rage Against the Machine. He lives in Madison and like any good Wisconsinite likes the Packers, cheese, and cold beer. Tweet or follow him @Kellen_OBrien.