Shelby Fields's most anticipated albums of 2019 are an indie rock fan's dream

It’s a new year, which means new music from our old favorites and new artists alike. Last year

was a great time for new and upcoming artists to make their print in the music world. I think

2018 was also a great year for women in music. Artists like The Aces, Liza Anne, Clairo, Mitski

and many more dominated last year and I hope this continues in the upcoming years. Now it’s

2019 and here’s what I’m looking forward to the most.


COIN.

The semi-familiar American pop band is back and will be taking over 2019 whether

you’re ready or not. Even though we do not have an album title or date, it is confirmed that the

third album will be out sometime this year. Last year was huge for the three-piece with the

release of three masterful singles, my favorite being “Cemetery,” and a lengthy North American

tour in the spring and fall. They started off the new year with a drop of another amazing single

called “I Want It All.” COIN has collaborated with Mark Foster and Isom Innis of Foster the People

for the making of the upcoming album so we know it is going to be a banger.

COIN, courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

COIN, courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

The Japanese House.

If you’re reading this, stop and listen to The Japanese House. Her long awaited debut

album, Good At Falling, will be out March 1. The new LP will have 13 songs including new

singles, “Lilo,” “Follow My Girl” and “Maybe You’re the Reason.” To hold you over until then, listen

to her four dreamy EPs that will make you fall in love with the queen Amber Bain herself.

The Japanese House, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

The Japanese House, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

Sir Sly.

As a band, Sir Sly has had an amazing couple of years. With the release of their masterful

sophomore album, Don’t You Worry Honey, in 2017, as well as chart success with singles “&Run”

and “High,” the California alt rock band is ready to have another great year in 2019. Sir Sly has

confirmed that their third album will be out sometime this year. While touring in 2018, Sir Sly

played a new song called “Welcome the Pressure” which will also be coming out this year.

Sir Sly, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

Sir Sly, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

Arlie.

I discovered this band at the beginning of last year and have been obsessed since. Arlie

has seen a lot of success after their drop of the Wait EP and opening for COIN during their fall

tour. After listening to them religiously for the past couple months and seeing them live four

times it is safe to say that Arlie will quickly become everyone’s favorite band. I’m not sure what

to expect from them this year, but all I know is that it is going to be unconventional.

Arlie, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

Arlie, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

The 1975.

Even though I was not the biggest fan of their latest album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online

Relationships, I am still looking forward to the second part of the Music For Cars era. It is

rumored that Notes on a Conditional Form will be released on June 1 which is pretty much the

unofficial holiday of The 1975, but nothing has been confirmed. However, we will be getting the

first single in February.

The 1975, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

The 1975, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

Your Neighbors.

I found this artist at the very end of last year. In 2018 he released nine singles, one almost

every month of the year, of all different genres from hip-hop to rock. We should be expecting a

new song this month and also a tour in the summer. Song recommendations: “Odds” and “Paper

Route.”

Your Neighbors, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

Your Neighbors, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

Vampire Weekend.

Everyone and their mother have been patiently waiting for new music from Vampire

Weekend for 5-6 years. The wait is finally over. On the 17th of this month, band member Ezra

Koenig gave their fans an update. According to Koenig, the new album’s initials are “FOTB” and it includes 18 songs.

They are going to start releasing music NEXT WEEK. There will be three 2-song drops every month until

the record is out in 2021. They will be playing some festivals this year including Hangout Fest

and Firefly so it is safe to say that the boys are back!

Vampire Weekend, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

Vampire Weekend, photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook page

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