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. 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. 😎👍

1. SatellitesChelsea Shag — Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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2. Painting with ScissorsAndy Gruhin — Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

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3. FeelsFair Panic — Wayne, New Jersey, USA

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4. OverseasWhite Coven — Zaragoza, Spain

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5. Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin StonesHannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones — Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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6. DreamlandJust Like Honey — New York, New York, USA

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7. Personal IssuesOh See Demons — Bergen, Norway

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8. My Only HopeAdam Singer — San Francisco, California, USA

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9. Mind TricksBrownstone Inc. — Graz, Austria

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10. Thriving, Given The ConsequencesSoviet Ohio — Syracuse, New York, USA

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11. In Moon We TrustHālley — Paris, France

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12. What The Wreck?Stan Stewart — Ithaca, New York, USA

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13. Poor You, Part TwoJinxbox — Middlebury, Vermont, USA

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14. Centipede — EPBlooming Fire — Los Angeles, California, USA

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15. The Candleman and the CurtainThe Earth and I — Warwick, New York, USA

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16. Everyone I’ve Ever LovedValleyheart — Salem, Massachusetts, USA

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17. KingdomsCoopertheband — Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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18. Self TitledAlias May — Melbourne, Australia

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19. Make My MillenniumResident One — Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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20. FunnySexyCoolHollywood Horses — Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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21. .ghostworld — EP.ghostworld — Singapore, Singapore

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22. Heaven and Her DemonsBlackBeak — Johannesburg, South Africa

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23. Wherever That IsPanhandler — Stockholm, Sweden

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24. White Roses EPDream Chambers — Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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25. Soul TransferEmphasis — Tallin, Estonia

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26. Westline Drive EPWestline Drive — San Francisco, California, USA

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27. EPLampion — Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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28. SalvationThe Penske File — Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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29. Hypnotizing EuphoriaThe Who Was Phone — Zurich, Switzerland

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30. Bridges — EPFor The Fire — Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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31. DispositionYoung Animals — St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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32. Glow In The DarkRachel Rose Mitchell — Melbourne, Australia

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33. Dear BeerThe Bombpops — Los Angeles, California, USA

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34. AftermindHighView — Canberra, Australia

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35. It’s History, It’s PoetryDetour North — Chicago, Illinois, USA

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36. Voices in My HeadFailing Up — Los Angeles, California, USA

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37. OmegaShades of Dissonance — Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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38. From the Wild SkyHalie Loren — Eugene, Oregon, USA

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39. Up in RosesFever — Portland, Oregon, USA

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40. Passing YearsLooking For Alaska — Regensburg, Germany

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41. Desire PathsTurnspit — Chicago, Illinois, USA

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42. Absolution EPKeating — Columbus, Ohio, USA

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43. The Fallen KingFrozen Crown — Milan, Italy

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44. Heartwoken EPThe Revies — Los Angeles, California, USA

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45. AmnesiaticODD ROBOT — Fullerton, California, USA

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46. Everything Is TemporaryBetween You & Me — Melbourne, Australia

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47. DuoyuDuoyu — Athens, Greece

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48. Six People in a DreamBaronaqua — Melbourne, Australia

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49. Hometown StaticSecond Street — Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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50. Happy ThoughtsMidfield — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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51. Becoming a GhostBecoming a Ghost — Troy, New York, USA

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52. BedtimePawn Pawn — Toledo, Ohio, USA

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53. AllianceWe Call The Shots — Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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54. Mother’s KeeperMother’s Keeper — Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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55. Is an EPTHIS — Buffalo, New York, USA

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56. Distraction EPPaper Citizen — Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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57. Nostalgiadeerfield. — Syracuse, New York, USA

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58. Street TalkBig White — Sydney, Australia

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59. For Me This TimeAnalog Heart — Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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60. While We DreamLights & Motion — Gothenburg, Sweden

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61. Raw SugarL’Absence — Zaragoza, Spain

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62. TamelessBuffalo Rampage — Moscow, Russia

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63. Never Asked for It EPSorry, Scout — St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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64. Old SoulSharp Sleeves — Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

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65. AspireVENUES — Stuttgart, Germany

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66. From Blue to BoneMama Doom — Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

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67. Heart Whispers (EP)Grace & the Midnight Angel — Clovis, California, USA

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68. Cirque Du SkankSkunk Funk — American Canyon, California, USA

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69. Spring Silver EPSpring Silver — Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

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70. The View From HereStealing Home — Concord, California, USA

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71. Weird’N’ConfusedAppocaloosers — Madrid, Spain

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72. InceptionWallbangers — Nantes, France

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73. Wanderlust EPGrowling Rabbit — Minsk, Belarus

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74. Paper SaintsPaper Saints — Dallas, Texas, USA

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75. Spinneret EPJEM — Singapore, Singapore

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76. Cashmore DemosCashmore — Brisbane, Australia

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77. DakotaGo Murphy — Fargo, North Dakota, USA

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78. Categories of ColourEither/Or — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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79. FacadeBoxford — Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

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80. Casual CornerBlesst Chest — Portland, Oregon, USA

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81. Paper HeartsThe Brothers Union — Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

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82. New RuinsCandace — Portland, Oregon, USA

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83. Growing PainEnvious View — Springfield, Missouri, USA

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84. Hangin’ On!The Glycereens — Brisbane, Australia

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85. Digital EPAnemoria — Fullerton, California, USA

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86. AgonizeSever The Ear — Gwangju, South Korea

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87. Laugh It Off!Domino & the Derelicts — San Jose, California, USA

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88. Glass BonesWolvesMouth — Voorhees, New Jersey, USA

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89. AshesLed By Lanterns — Birmingham, England, UK

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90. A Quiet Riot Vol. 1We Are Riot — Bremen, Germany

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91. Membership DuesSad Girlz Club — San Francisco, California, USA

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92. Broken CodesIn Parallel — Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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93. The Deep SleepUnveil — Sherebrooke, Quebec, Canada

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94. The NexstoneThe Nexstone — Kramatorsk, Ukraine

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95. Comfort ZoneSuperhaunted — Miami, Florida, USA

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96. Fault Lines EPAeve Ribbons — Manchester, England, UK

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97. Visions EPNoise Maze — Udine, Italy

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98.The Outer Space (EP)Fallcie — Saint Petersburg, Russia

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99. JarenJenn’s Apartment — Lansing, Michigan, USA

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100. Nothing LeftMy Favorite Fault — Moscow, Russia

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Originally published at adammarxsmind.com on December 28, 2018.

Master Relationship Builder & Networking Consultant 🚀 | prev. CEO @glipple | Published @crunchbasenews, @Startup Grind, @Mattermark| Humorist & music addict

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