Summer Album Guide: The Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen, Luke Bryan Highlight August Releases

The Weeknd - H 2015
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The Weeknd - H 2015

Rob Thomas, Method Man and Jess Glynne are among the other artists dropping new records this month.

As summer nears an end, THR rounds up all of the new music to look forward to during the month of August.


Luke Bryan — Kill the Lights

The country singer's fifth studio album will feature lead single "Kick the Dust Up" (pre-released on May 19) alongside twelve new tracks. The album comes two years after the release of 2013's Crash My Party.

TobyMac — This Is Not a Test

The Christian rapper's new record will include pre-released tracks such as "Backseat Driver," "Til The Day I Die" and "Feel It." This Is Not a Test is the sixth studio album from TobyMac and the title of the artist's upcoming fall tour, scheduled to kick of Oct. 1.

Mac DemarcoAnother One
Iris DeMent The Trackless Woods
Jack+Eliza — Gentle Warnings
Night Beds (aka Winston Yellen) — Ivywild
Small Feet — From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean
Astrid Williamson — We Go to Dream
Chelsea Wolfe — Abyss
Cattle Decapitation — The Anthropocene Extinction
Craig Marshall — After All
Deaf Wish — Pain
Don Broco — Automatic
Enabler — Fail To Feel Safe
Fear Factory — Genexus
Frank Turner — Positive Songs for Negative People
Gangrene — You Disgust Me
HEALTH — Death Magic
I Am The Albatross — Lonesome Son
Joe Plummer — Built In Sun
Miss May I — Deathless
Never Shout Never — Black Cat
Robyn & La Bagatelle MagiqueLove Is Free
Slim Twig — Thank You For Stickin' With Twig
Teen Daze — Morning World
Telepathe — Destroyer
The Mynabirds — Lovers Know


Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh

Glynne shot to fame when she featured on Clean Bandit's "Rather Be," and on Aug. 7, the British singer will be releasing her own debut studio album. I Cry When I Laugh will feature singles "Right Here," "Real Love" (another collaboration with Clean Bandit) and "Hold My Hand."

Grace Potter — Midnight

After serving as frontwoman of rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals for more than a decade, Potter will try her hand as a solo artist with the release of her debut studio album on Aug. 14. The singer-songwriter opened for the Rolling Stones on two dates of their Zip Code tour this past June.

rayLand baxter Imaginary Man
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra — Dee Dee's Feather's
Bullet For My Valentine — Venom
Ella Eyre — Feline
Neck Deep — Life's Not Out To Get You
BlackaliciousImani, Vol. 1
New Politics — Vikings
Pat Green — Home
Pete Nolan — Easy
Stray From The Path — Subliminal Criminals
The Good Life — Everybody’s Coming Down


Carly Rae Jepsen — E•MO•TION

Following the success of 2011's "Call Me Maybe," Jepsen's highly anticipated third studio album will hit stores this month. Emotion includes pre-released singles "All That" and "I Really Like You" (the music video for which starred Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber).

Rob Thomas — The Great Unknown

Matchbox Twenty's lead singer is scheduled to drop his third solo album six years after the release of 2009's Cradlesong. The Great Unknown will feature thirteen tracks, including lead single "Trust You."

The FratellisEyes Wide, Tongue Tied
Ghost — Meliora
Briana MarelaAll Around Us
Kip Moore — Wild Ones
Danielle Nicole — Wolf Den
Jack TempchinLearning to Dance
Emily West — All For You
Angel DeradoorianThe Expanding Flower Planet
Briana MarelaAll Around Us
Cocksure — Corporate_Sting
Disturbed — Immortalized
DRINKS — Hermits On Holiday
Gardens & Villa — Music For Dogs
Ghost B.C. — Meliora
Hate Eternal — Infernus
MonogoldGood Heavens
Method Man — The Meth Lab
Noah GundersenCarry The Ghost
Paul Smith And The Imitations — Contradictions
Publicist UK — Forgive Yourself
Radkey Dark — Black Makeup
Rivers Of NihilMonarchy
Road Chief — All My Love
Royal Headache — High
Sarah McQuaid Walking Into White
The Fratellis Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied
The Sword — High Country
The White Buffalo — Love And The Death Of Damnation


The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness

Beauty Behind the Madness will be the second album release from the R&B singer, whose pre-released singles "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face" have both met chart success. The Weeknd's earlier hit "Earned It" (off of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack) peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Young Thug — Hy!£UN35

Young Thug is set to drop his debut studio album Hy!£UN35 (which stands for HiTunes) four months after the well-received release of his mixtape Barter 6. The rapper rose to popularity for his collaborations with artists like Rae Sremmurd, T.I., Birdman and Waka Flocka Flame.

Beach House — Depression Cherry
Destroyer — Poison Season
Maddie & Tea — Start Here
SoilworkThe Ride Majestic
Cold Showers — Matter of Choice
Defeater Abandoned
Foals — What Went Down
Frog Eyes — Pickpocket's Locket
Grandchildren — Zuni
k-os — Can't Fly Without Gravity
Liam Corcoran — ROM-DROM
Mike Krol — Turkey
Monk Parker — How The Spark Loves The Tinder
Motörhead — Bad Magic
Nile — What Should Not Be Unearthed
Pentagram — Curious Volume
Stolen Jars — Kept
Tamaryn — Crane Kiss
The Jet Age — Destroy.Rebuild
Tijuana Panthers — Poster
Willis Earl Beal — Nocturnes
Yo La Tengo — Stuff Like That There