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Prefix Release Guide: Fall 2010

So far, 2010 has been a victory lap for the Decade Indie Broke. Over 10 years, the online music community had created enough of its own stars -- Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsytem, The National, Broken Social Scene, The Hold Steady -- to sustain a year's worth of major releases. The 2010 albums by those bands haven't dissapointed, and there are, undoubtedly, more than a few major releases left to go. (Kanye! Sufjan! Weezy? Weezer....)


This fall is shaping up to be a far more modest, yet no less special, affair. On the schedule are releases from Women and Sharon Van Etten, who gained our trust with solid first efforts and who are now staking a claim for their longevity. We'll get reintroduced to The Vaselines, who, although they've been around for more than 20 years, are set to unleash their second album, Sex With An X, on us this fall. And then there are acts like Teengirl Fantasy and Small Black, who have seemingly been around for a while but who have yet to prove themselves with debut full-lengths.


Not all of these albums will be for everyone (well, except Kanye's), but some will certainly be for you. And, really, isn't that what this super-specialized decade is all about?



Neil Young: Le Noise (September 28, 2010) 
Women: Public Strain (September 28, 2010) 
Jimmy Eat World: Invented (September 28, 2010) 
Lil Boosie: Incarcerated (September 28, 2010) 
Glasser: Ring (September 28, 2010) 
Jeremih: All About You (September 28, 2010) 
Yaz: Reconnected Live (September 28, 2010) 
Twin Shadow: Forget (September 28, 2010) 
Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest (September 28, 2010) 
No Age: Everything in Between (September 28, 2010) 
B-Real: The Harvest (September 28, 2010) 
Soundgarden: Telephantasm (September 28, 2010) 
Bad Religion: The Dissent of Man (September 28, 2010) 
UNKLE: The Answer EP (September 28, 2010) 
T. Mills: Ready, Fire, Aim… (September 28, 2010)
Eric Clapton: Clapton (September 28, 2010) 
Aloe Blacc: Good Things (September 28, 2010) 
Owen Pallett: A Swedish Love Story (September 28, 2010) 
Salem: King Night (September 28, 2010) 
Mark Ronson: Record Collection (September 28, 2010) 
The Niceguys: The Show (September 28, 2010) 
Pete Yorn: Pete Yorn (September 28, 2010) 
Floored by Four: Floored by Four (September 28, 2010) 
Violens: Amoral (September 28, 2010) 

Former Ghosts: New Love (October 04, 2010)
Pariah: Safehouses EP (October 04, 2010)
Rustie: Sunburst (October 04, 2010) 
Dark Dark Dark: Wild Go (October 05, 2010) 
V/A: The Caliph's Tea Party (October 05, 2010)
V/A: I'm Here (October 05, 2010)
Koshir: White Girl Diaries (October 05, 2010)
Marnie Stern: Marnie Stern (October 05, 2010) 
Fran Healy: Wreckorder (October 05, 2010)
Guster: Easy Wonderful (October 05, 2010) 
Clinic: Bubblegum (October 05, 2010) 
Shad: TSOL (October 05, 2010)
Corin Tucker: 1,000 Years (October 05, 2010) 
White Sea: This Frontier (EP) (October 05, 2010) 
Sharon Van Etten: Epic (October 05, 2010) 
B.G.: Hollyhood (October 05, 2010) 
Canibus: C Of Tranquility (October 05, 2010) 
Apache Beat: Last Chants (October 05, 2010) 

Paul Smith: Margins (October 11, 2010) 
Chiddy Bang: The Preview (October 12, 2010) 
Nottz: You Need This Music (October 12, 2010) 
Pigeon John: Dragon Slayer (October 12, 2010) 
Hezekiah: Conscious Porn (October 12, 2010) 
Cloud Nothings: Turning On (October 12, 2010) 
Gangrene: Gutter Water (October 12, 2010) 
Gold Panda: Lucky Shiner (October 12, 2010) 
Simian Mobile Disco: Is Fixed (October 12, 2010) 
Zola Jesus: Valusia (October 12, 2010)
Idlewild: Post Electric Blues (October 12, 2010) 
Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz (October 12, 2010) 
Kendl Winter: Apple Core (October 12, 2010) 
The Gay Blades: Savages (October 12, 2010)
Mayday: Stuck on an Island (October 12, 2010) 

Wooden Wand: Death Seat (October 18, 2010) 
The Extra Lens: Undercard (October 19, 2010) 
Zach Hill: Face Tat (October 19, 2010) 
Bob Dylan: The Witmark Demos (October 19, 2010) 
Liars: Proud Evolution EP (October 19, 2010)

Bryan Ferry: Olympia (October 25, 2010) 
Taylor Swift: Speak Now (October 25, 2010) 
V/A: Wah Do Dem soundtrack (October 26, 2010)
Gorilla Zoe: King Kong (October 26, 2010) 
Small Black: New Chain (October 26, 2010) 
Warpaint: The Fool (October 26, 2010) 
Pepper Rabbit: Beauregard (October 26, 2010) 
Avey Tare: Down There (October 26, 2010) 



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nice, thanks for putting this together, daniel. amazing to see this amount of music being released in spite of the constant death toll bring rung in the music industry headlines.

i suppose an obvious addition would be the kanye/jay-z ~ when is that, late november? or is that considered winter b/c of the inevitable delays?

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Nov. 23 is the supposed release date for the Kanye/Jay EP.

Also, super-glad to see Aloe Blacc's LP in the artwork here.

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Awesome list. I, for one, an also excited about that Sharon Van Etten record. And new Women kills. What's everyone else excited about?

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Love what I've heard of the Sun Airway album. And Women. And one of my favorite women (oh god so terrible), Marnie Stern.

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teengirl fantasy's debut album is out right now on true panther sounds. it's called 7AM, came out sept 14th////


^^that was terrible. haha

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looking forward to the small black release. digging the owen pallett ep right now. curious about the van etten follow-up...i'm still waiting for her to grab me

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