april 2024 album releases
James Minchin

These are the April album releases in alternative, rock, metal, and beyond

New album releases and announcements are a constant, and it’s difficult to keep track of them all. Now with our regularly updated release guide, you won’t have to. April is another good month for alternative music, with records from Pearl Jam, Bob Vylan, Bayside, Vegyn, Luke Hemmings, Microwave, Cloud Nothings, and more. See which albums are coming out this month below.

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April 5

Bayside - There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive (Hopeless)

Bob Vylan - Humble As The Sun (Ghost Theatre)

Cock Sparrer - Hand on Heart (Cherry Red)

Conan Gray - FOUND HEAVEN (Republic)

Dana Gavanski - Late Slap (Full Time Hobby)

Gustaf - Package Pt. 2 (Royal Mountain)

Jane Weaver - Love In Constant Spectacle (Fire)

Flung - All Heartbeat (Get Better)

Josh Johnson - Unusual Object (Northern Spy)

Khruangbin - A la Sala (Dead Oceans)

Lo Moon - I Wish You Way More Than Luck (Strngr)

Mount Kimbie - The Sunset Violent (Warp)

RiTchie - Triple Digits [112] (Self-released)

Sinkane - We Belong (City Slang)

Strung Out - Dead Rebellion (Fat Wreck)

Wine Lips - Super Mega Ultra (Stomp)

Vegyn - The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions (PLZ Make It Ruins)

April 12

Bad Bad Hats - Bad Bad Hats (Don Giovanni)

Bodega - Our Brand Could Be Yr Life (Chrysalis)

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - Skinwalker (Communion)

English Teacher - This Could Be Texas (Nice Swan)

girl in red - I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! (Columbia)

Kharma - A World of Our Own (Flatspot)

Linkin Park - Papercuts (Warner)

Maggie Rogers - Don’t Forget Me (Capitol)

METZ - Up On Gravity Hill (Sub Pop)

Nia Archives - Silence Is Loud (HIJINXX/Island)

Northlane - Mirror’s Edge EP (Believe)

Shabaka - Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace (Impulse!)

April 17

Ekko Astral - pink balloons (Topshelf)

April 19

A Certain Ratio - It All Comes Down To This (Mute)

BIG|BRAVE - A Chaos of Flowers (Thrill Jockey)

claire rousay - sentiment (Thrill Jockey)

Cloud Nothings - Final Summer (Pure Noise)

Fresh - Merch Girl (Get Better)

Life’s Question - Life’s Question EP (Flatspot)

Melvins - Tarantula Heart (Ipecac)

NOFX - Half Album (Fat Wreck)

Pearl Jam - Dark Matter (Monkeywrench/Republic)

Pillow Queens - Name Your Sorrow (Royal Mountain)

SeeYouSpaceCowboy - Coup de Grâce (Pure Noise)

April 26

Babehoven - Water’s Here in You (Double Double Whammy)

Bullion - Affection (Ghostly International)

Cold Years - A Different Life (Inside Job/MNRK)

Full of Hell - Coagulated Bliss (Closed Casket Activities)

Glassing - From the Other Side of the Mirror (Pelagic)

Hovvdy - Hovvdy (Arts & Crafts)

Iron & Wine - Light Verse (Sub Pop)

Justice - Hyperdrama (Ed Banger)

Luke Hemmings - boy EP (Arista)

Microwave - Let’s Start Degeneracy (Pure Noise) 

Owen - The Falls of Sioux (Polyvinyl)

Sega Bodega - Dennis (Ambient Tweets)

St. Vincent - All Born Screaming (Total Pleasure)