100 Awesome Independent Album and EP Releases You Probably Missed in 2018

Another December just about passed, and another 100 independent albums and EP’s you probably missed this year. In any artistic industry, so much of the exciting content flies quietly under the radar, except for when you know where to look for it. 🀘🎸

Since 2015, I’ve given you lists of 100 independent albums and EP’s you probably missed during the year. Here they are:

Now here comes 2018’s. I’m so stoked for the new crop of artists here, as well as for those returning again. A lot of the content on this year’s list comes from artists I’ve known for years, producing music for new projects they’ve put together recently. This is a different kind of excitement; I love seeing the evolution of these creatives.

As with all previous lists, these 100 albums and EP’s come from artists all over the world. This year’s list includes artists from: Canada, Greece, Germany, South Korea, Belarus, Austria, Singapore, France, South Africa, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Spain, Estonia, Ukraine, Italy, the U.K., Switzerland, Russia, and 22 different U.S. states.Β The independent world is massive.

It’s always interesting to see what each year brings in terms of style and genre, and 2018 seems to have been heavy on punk, pop-punk, alternative, instrumental, metal, and jazz-influenced material, both in terms of my personal taste and overall releases.

With all that said, here are 100 of the independent albums and EP’s that you probably missed in 2018. All were released during the 2018 calendar year. Music is multidimensional, and all these artists should be treated as such.

As always, albums are in no particular order.

Come expand your universe and live in my world for a little while. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

1. SatellitesΒ β€” Chelsea ShagΒ β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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2. Painting with ScissorsΒ β€” Andy GruhinΒ β€” Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

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3. FeelsΒ β€” Fair PanicΒ β€” Wayne, New Jersey, USA

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4. OverseasΒ β€” White CovenΒ β€” Zaragoza, Spain

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5. Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin StonesΒ β€” Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin StonesΒ β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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6. DreamlandΒ β€” Just Like HoneyΒ β€” New York, New York, USA

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7. Personal IssuesΒ β€” Oh See DemonsΒ β€” Bergen, Norway

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8. My Only HopeΒ β€” Adam SingerΒ β€” San Francisco, California, USA

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9. Β Mind TricksΒ β€” Brownstone Inc.Β β€” Graz, Austria

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10. Thriving, Given The ConsequencesΒ β€” Soviet OhioΒ β€” Syracuse, New York, USA

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11. In Moon We Trust β€” Hālley β€” Paris, France

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12. What The Wreck? β€”Β Stan Stewart β€” Ithaca, New York, USA

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13. Poor You, Part TwoΒ β€” JinxboxΒ β€” Middlebury, Vermont, USA

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14. Centipede – EPΒ β€” Blooming FireΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

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15. The Candleman and the CurtainΒ β€” The Earth and IΒ β€” Warwick, New York, USA

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16. Everyone I’ve Ever Loved β€” Valleyheart β€” Salem, Massachusetts, USA

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17. KingdomsΒ β€” CooperthebandΒ β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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18. Self TitledΒ β€” Alias MayΒ β€” Melbourne, Australia

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19. Make My MillenniumΒ β€” Resident OneΒ β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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20. FunnySexyCool β€” Hollywood Horses β€” Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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21. .ghostworld – EPΒ β€” .ghostworldΒ β€” Singapore, Singapore

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22. Heaven and Her DemonsΒ β€” BlackBeakΒ β€” Johannesburg, South Africa

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23. Wherever That Is β€” Panhandler β€” Stockholm, Sweden

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24. White Roses EPΒ β€” Dream ChambersΒ β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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25. Soul TransferΒ β€” EmphasisΒ β€” Tallin, Estonia

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26. Westline Drive EPΒ β€” Westline DriveΒ β€” San Francisco, California, USA

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27. EPΒ β€” LampionΒ β€” Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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28. SalvationΒ β€” The Penske FileΒ β€” Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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29. Hypnotizing EuphoriaΒ β€” The Who Was PhoneΒ β€” Zurich, Switzerland

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30. Bridges – EPΒ β€” For The FireΒ β€” Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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31. DispositionΒ β€” Young AnimalsΒ β€” St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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32. Glow In The DarkΒ β€” Rachel Rose MitchellΒ β€” Melbourne, Australia

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33. Dear BeerΒ β€” The BombpopsΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

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34. AftermindΒ β€” HighViewΒ β€” Canberra, Australia

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35. It’s History, It’s PoetryΒ β€” Detour NorthΒ β€” Chicago, Illinois, USA

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36. Voices in My HeadΒ β€” Failing UpΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

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37. OmegaΒ β€” Shades of DissonanceΒ β€” Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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38. From the Wild SkyΒ β€” Halie LorenΒ β€” Eugene, Oregon, USA

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39. Up in RosesΒ β€” FeverΒ β€” Portland, Oregon, USA

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40. Passing YearsΒ β€” Looking For AlaskaΒ β€” Regensburg, Germany

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41. Desire PathsΒ β€” TurnspitΒ β€” Chicago, Illinois, USA

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42. Absolution EPΒ β€” KeatingΒ β€” Columbus, Ohio, USA

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43. The Fallen KingΒ β€” Frozen CrownΒ β€” Milan, Italy

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44. Heartwoken EPΒ β€” The ReviesΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

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45. AmnesiaticΒ β€” ODD ROBOTΒ β€” Fullerton, California, USA

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46.Β Everything Is TemporaryΒ β€” Between You & MeΒ β€” Melbourne, Australia

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47. DuoyuΒ β€” DuoyuΒ β€” Athens, Greece

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48. Six People in a Dream β€”Β Baronaqua β€” Melbourne, Australia

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49. Hometown StaticΒ β€” Second StreetΒ β€” Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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50. Happy ThoughtsΒ β€” MidfieldΒ β€” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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51. Becoming a GhostΒ β€” Becoming a GhostΒ β€” Troy, New York, USA

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52. Bedtime β€” Pawn Pawn β€” Toledo, Ohio, USA

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53. AllianceΒ β€” We Call The ShotsΒ β€” Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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54. Mother’s KeeperΒ β€” Mother’s KeeperΒ β€” Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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55. Is an EPΒ β€” THISΒ β€” Buffalo, New York, USA

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56. Distraction EPΒ β€” Paper CitizenΒ β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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57. NostalgiaΒ β€” deerfield.Β β€” Syracuse, New York, USA

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58.Β Street TalkΒ β€” Big WhiteΒ β€” Sydney, Australia

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59. For Me This TimeΒ β€” Analog HeartΒ β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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60. While We Dream β€” Lights & Motion β€” Gothenburg, Sweden

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61. Raw Sugar β€” L’Absence β€” Zaragoza, Spain

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62. Tameless β€” Buffalo Rampage β€” Moscow, Russia

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63. Never Asked for It EP β€” Sorry, Scout β€” St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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64. Old Soul β€” Sharp Sleeves β€” Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

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65. AspireΒ β€” VENUESΒ β€” Stuttgart, Germany

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66. From Blue to Bone β€” Mama Doom β€” Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

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67. Heart Whispers (EP) β€”Β Grace & the Midnight Angel β€” Clovis, California, USA

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68. Cirque Du Skank β€” Skunk Funk β€” American Canyon, California, USA

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69. Spring Silver EPΒ β€” Spring SilverΒ β€” Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

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70. The View From Here β€” Stealing Home β€” Concord, California, USA

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71. Weird’N’Confused β€” Appocaloosers β€” Madrid, Spain

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72. Inception β€” Wallbangers β€” Nantes, France

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73. Wanderlust EP β€” Growling RabbitΒ β€” Minsk, Belarus

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74. Paper Saints β€” Paper Saints β€” Dallas, Texas, USA

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75. Spinneret EP β€” JEM β€” Singapore, Singapore

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76. Cashmore Demos β€” Cashmore β€” Brisbane, Australia

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77. Dakota β€” Go Murphy β€” Fargo, North Dakota, USA

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78. Categories of Colour β€” Either/Or β€” Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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79. Facade β€” Boxford β€” Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

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80. Casual Corner β€” Blesst Chest β€” Portland, Oregon, USA

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81. Paper Hearts β€” The Brothers Union β€” Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

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82. New Ruins β€” Candace β€” Portland, Oregon, USA

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83. Growing Pain β€” Envious View β€” Springfield, Missouri, USA

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84. Hangin’ On! β€” The Glycereens β€” Brisbane, Australia

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85. Digital EP β€” Anemoria β€” Fullerton, California, USA

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86. Agonize β€” Sever The Ear β€” Gwangju, South Korea

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87. Laugh It Off! β€” Domino & the Derelicts β€” San Jose, California, USA

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88. Glass Bones β€” WolvesMouth β€” Voorhees, New Jersey, USA

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89. Ashes β€” Led By LanternsΒ β€” Birmingham, England, UK

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90. A Quiet Riot Vol. 1 β€” We Are Riot β€” Bremen, Germany

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91. Membership Dues β€” Sad Girlz Club β€” San Francisco, California, USA

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92. Broken Codes β€” In Parallel β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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93. The Deep Sleep β€”Β Unveil β€” Sherebrooke, Quebec, Canada

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94. The Nexstone β€” The Nexstone β€” Kramatorsk, Ukraine

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95. Comfort Zone β€”Β Superhaunted β€” Miami, Florida, USA

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96. Fault Lines EP β€” Aeve Ribbons β€” Manchester, England, UK

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97. Visions EP β€”Β Noise Maze β€” Udine, Italy

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98.The Outer Space (EP) β€” Fallcie β€” Saint Petersburg, Russia

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99. Jaren β€” Jenn’s Apartment β€” Lansing, Michigan, USA

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100. Nothing Left β€” My Favorite Fault β€” Moscow, Russia

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