1. Kintsugi– Death Cab for Cutie
The eighth studio album by the indie band is set for release on March 31 through Atlantic Records. It’s been highly anticipated considering the group hasn’t released an album since 2011 with Codes and Keys. The album will have more of a guitar-driven sound rather than the keyboard-led experiments they’ve been known for.
2. Policy– Will Butler
Having been with Arcade Fire for 10 years, Will Butler will be releasing his first solo record March 10. Through Merge Records, the instrumentalist will bring his own lyrics to the album, which is something he’s never done.
3. Deliverance– River City Extension
After three years, the indie band will be releasing a new album on March 10. Similar to Tom Petty or Paul Simon, River City Extension has an effortless indie rock sound that is sure to make fans, both old and new, excited for this full length record.
4. Carrie & Lowell– Sufjan Stevens
On March 31 the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will be releasing a new album. His style can be described anywhere from electronica to lo-fi folk. Often getting inspiration from The Bible and other spiritual elements, his seventh studio album is inspired by his parents.
5. Strangers to Ourselves– Modest Mouse
Strangers to Ourselves will be the sixth album released by the indie rock band on March 17. This will be the band’s first studio album since the release of We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank in 2007. If Silversun Pickups or The Shins catch your attention, then this is the group for you.
Sarah Negron, staff writer