Last year was a weird year for all of us because of the pandemic, but what makes it even weirder is the fact that it was the year that sold the most vinyl records since 1985. We all saw it coming. Vinyl sales have been steadily increasing while CD sales are steadily declining, but 2020 was the year vinyl overtook CDs. Vinyl has become the “main thing” that some Custom Vinyl Pressing Makers in Los Angeles had to turn away customers because they were overwhelmed with orders.
Almost every established and up-and-coming musician has considered releasing an album on vinyl. Even indie rock bands released their indie rock albums on vinyl. After all, listening to rock music on vinyl in your living room is definitely something we all crave, especially now that we can afford to buy our own records.
If you want to add some rock and roll music to your vinyl collection, here are some of the best indie rock bands that released vinyl records in 2020:
Women in Music Pt. III – HAIM
The group’s name HAIM comes from the Hebrew word meaning “life”, which reflects the Jewish religion of the members of the American pop rock band. It is made up of three sisters namely Este Haim, Danielle Haim and Alana Haim who are very well known for their mastery of different instruments apart from their principals. They released their third studio album on June 26, 2020 titled Women in Music Pt. III which consisted of 16 songs, some of which were about loneliness and depression and 3 bonus tracks. The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards and The Steps, which was released alongside the album’s pre-release, was nominated for Best Rock Performance at the same awards ceremony. of price. The LP album comes with two standard weights with opaque black, yellow or red vinyl records in a gatefold sleeve and d/l inserts.
Fantasies of a Stay-at-Home Psychopath – The Blinders
The Blinders were a 3-member alternative rock band based in Manchester, England. On July 17, 2020, they released their second studio album titled Fantasies of a stay-at-home psychopath. After recording all 11 tracks, their drummer, Matthew Neale, left the band for personal reasons. The LP has two versions, one is a black vinyl record with 5 audio track files from the 11 tracks of the album, and the other is a gold vinyl record with a gatefold cover and an 8-page insert.
Everything Else Gone Wrong – Bombay Bicycle Club
On January 17, 2020, British indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club’s fifth studio album was released. The album was named Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, which has 11 songs on the track list, including a pre-released single with the same name as the album. The LP album also has two versions, Standard LP, with 1 standard black vinyl record, and Deluxe LP, with 2 heavyweight black vinyl records and a signed art card.
Sanctuary – Gengahr
Gengahr, an English indie rock band from Hackney, London, released their third studio album, Sanctuary, on January 31, 2020. The third album contains 10 tracks which show the band’s growth as they explore and expand their musical style . The LP is sold in an autographed version or not, according to you, with a black or transparent vinyl record, it also depends on you.
Every Bad – Porridge Radio
Dana Margolin, Georgie Stott, Maddie Ryall and Sam Yardley make us British indie rock band Porridge Radio who formed in 2015. They released their second studio album and debut album under Secretly Canadian on March 13, 2020. The album LP is offered in a standard version with a transparent black or blue vinyl disc, and in a Deluxe version which was released on December 4, 2020 with 2 purple and blue nebula vinyl discs and 5 bonus tracks.
The Great Dismal – Nothing
Nothing, an American rock band, released their fourth studio album, The Great Dismal last year on October 30. This album is the first album to feature new band members, Doyle Martin who replaced Setta (guitarist and vocalist), and Aaron Heard who replaced Bassett (longtime bassist). The LP is 12 inches with the vinyl record having the same design but with different colors.
Honeymoon – Beach Bunny
Chicago, Illinois American rock band Beach Bunny released their debut album under Mom + Pop Music on February 14, 2020. The album has 9 tracks with 1 bonus Japanese track. The group also released an EP on January 15, 2021 entitled Blame Game which has 4 titles.
Notes on a conditional form – Le 1975
The 1975 pop rock band from Wimslow, Cheshire are now based in Manchester with 4 members. They released their fourth studio album last year on May 22, titled Notes On A Conditional Form. The album contains 22 tracks which have been placed on 2 standard weight clear vinyl records with double sleeves and an album download code.
Dreamland – Glass Animals
Dreamland is an album by 4-member English psychedelic pop band Glass Animals, who formed in Oxford in 2010. The album’s original release was July 10, 2020 but it was pushed back and was instead released on July 7, 2020. August. . The LP album has heavy black vinyl that has printed interior labels with rotating heads that animate when played on the turntable. It also has a title back with a single card sleeve and a gatefold poster with one side having our heads together and one side containing the lyrics to the tracks. It also has a download code included. Before the release of the album, they released 5 singles from it, namely Tokyo Drifting which peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, Your Love (Déjà Vu), Dreamland, It’s All So Incredibly Loud and Heat Waves which was elected. first place in the Australian Triple J Hottest 100 of 2020.
Shore – fleet foxes
The Fleet Foxes, an American indie folk band consisting of 5 members, intentionally released their fourth studio album exactly on the autumnal equinox, September 22, 2020. The album is titled Shore, a 15-track album including the last bears the same name. like the scrapbook. The LP album consists of two 12-inch black vinyl records, one having flat grooves while the other is engraved with 15 hand-drawn flowers.
These vinyl records can make any vinyl lover drool not only because of the music, but also because of the pretty records and packaging. Would you buy any of these indie rock band vinyl records on this list? What vinyl records are you listening to these days?