The summer’s over, and so, thankfully, is the annual drought of decent album releases that comes with the summer heat. There’s a heap of good stuff out over the coming month, so as ever, here’s our regular preview of the 10 records we reckon are gonna be worth your time in September — along with a roundup of all the other notable releases that’ll be heading your way, be they good, bad, very bad, or Toad the Wet Sprocket. Take cover!
The Julie Ruin — Run Fast (September 3)
Resounding cheers for the return of Kathleen Hanna in full band mode! Her voice and songwriting are as coruscating as ever, and you can hear both in all their glory on this record, which is streaming in its entirety right now at NPR. (Also, true story: your correspondent’s cat is named after Kathleen Hanna.)