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Upcoming Album Releases -Summer 2012

We at MIMO try to keep you up to date by reviewing some of the hottest album releases as they come out, but in case you want to look ahead and save your dollars to pick up your favorites, here’s a quick rundown of some of the more notable upcoming album releases for the summer. Bear in mind that release dates change from time to time (thank you, Aerosmith), but here’s the scoop as best we know:


JULY 2012

  • Chris Brown: Fortune (July 3) – R&B
  • Flo Rida: Wild Ones (July 3) – hip-hop
  • Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan (July 10) – indie rock
  • Zac Brown Band: Uncaged (July 10) – country
  • Missy Higgins: The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (July 17) – singer/songwriter
  • The Gaslight Anthem: Handwritten (July 24) – alternative/punk
  • Rick Ross: God Forgives, I Don’t (July 31) – rap/hip-hop
  • Gloriana: A Thousand Miles Left Behind (July 31) – country


AUGUST 2012 

  • Insane Clown Posse: The Mighty Death Pop! (August 14) – hip-hop
  • Yellowcard: Southern Air (August 14) – alt-rock
  • Owl City: The Midsummer Station (August 21) – pop/electronic
  • The Darkness: Hot Cakes (August 21) – glam/metal
  • Yeasayer: Fragrant World (August 21) – rock
  • Alanis Morissette: Havoc and Bright Lights (August 28) – alternative (singer/songwriter)
  • Minus the Bear: Infinity Overhead (August 28) – indie rock
  • Wiz Khalifa: O.N.I.F.C. (August 28) – hip-hop



  • Cat Power: Sun (September 4) – indie (singer/songwriter)
  • Matchbox Twenty: North (September 4) – rock
  • T.I.: Trouble Man (September 4) – hip-hop
  • Stars: The North (September 4) – indie pop
  • Nelly Furtado: The Spirit Indestructible (September 11) – R&B/pop
  • Dave Matthews Band: Away From the World (September 11) – rock
  • Ludacris: Ludiversal (September 11) – hip-hop
  • The xx: Coexist (September 11) – indie pop
  • Muse: The 2nd Law (September 18) – alt-rock
  • Green Day: Uno! (September 25) – punk



The fall holds lots of promise for new releases, as well, with promised releases from the likes of Fitz and the Tantrums, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds Five, Busta Rhymes, Alice In Chains, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Soundgarden and U2, among many others. Keep your ear to the ground, and we’ll keep you posted.

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About the Author


David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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