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Anticipated albums of 2019: Tame Impala, Toro y Moi, and Vampire Weekend

Tame Impala
Image via Rolling Stone

2018 has proven to be a great year for indie music, with more noteable releases than could even be compiled on any AOTY list. Now that 2019 is here, we once again sit back and wait for new releases from our favorite artists. Here are just a few anticipated albums of 2019.

Toro y Moi

"Freelance" by Toro y Moi
Cover art via Carpark Records

Chaz Bear, better known as Toro y Moi, released the single “Freelance” back in October, so a new album has been on the horizon for a little while. The track is upbeat, very danceable, and simultaneously desolate. Bear turns back to his electronic roots, with a disco-influenced beat, as he contemplates modernity and the “disposable” culture we live in. “Mystic staring at his phone for oneness / Silver or black mirror, what’s the difference?” he asks. The album, titled Outer Peace, is set to release Jan. 18 via Carpark Records.

Tame Impala

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala
Image via NME

It’s been a long 3, going on 4, years since the release of the Aussie band’s critically acclaimed Currents. And while we don’t have any teaser tracks or official release dates for this one, frontman Kevin Parker has already stated in an interview with NME that he’ll be “very disappointed” if they don’t have an album out by this summer. So, we’re holding that to you, Kevin.

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend
Image via Metro US

It’s been an even longer 6 years since New York indie legends Vampire Weekend have released an album. And the world has been a dark place without them. With no official release date yet, we are left holding onto hope over here. The band has been teasing a new album for a while, and Ezra Koenig has confirmed that the album is completed. So hopefully, 2019 will be the year we rejoice in preppy, Ivy League and cashmere sweater- wearing indie pop.

By Katie Morris

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