It’s the first Friday of the month, and September is usually full of many firsts and debuts. While these past few weeks have been packed with new releases, it’s time to revisit some amazing debut albums, as well.

Japanese Breakfast


Eugene-raised Japanese Breakfast’s 2016 debut album “Psychopomp” is on Bandcamp on CD, cassette and vinyl. While you’re browsing, have a listen to some earlier projects, such as “June” and “Where is My Great Big Feeling?”

Stella Donnelly

Stella Donnelly had a great 2019, achieving international success (she hails from Australia) with the Secretly Canadian label release “Beware of the Dogs.” While most artists earliest work is sometimes only available digitally, her 2017 Australian EP “Thrush Metal” is available in many different formats — all of which are quickly selling out. Grab the remaining vinyl before it disappears this Friday.


The “Universe Smiles Upon You,” the 2015 studio debut from Houston band Khruangbin, is one of just many highlights in their vast merch section. Whether you’re already a fan, a collector or someone who is hearing this summer’s “Mordechai” for the first time, there are so many ways to support them this Friday.

Jamila Woods

Released earlier this month, “SULA (Paperback)” from Jamila Woods was a refreshing summer track, leaving Woods fans with another LEGACY! LEGACY! worthy tune that perhaps hints at more new material. If “SULA” renewed your thirst for more new material, 2017′s “Heavn” is a perfect debut album. The 20-track CD is available in her merch store — for now.

L.A. Witch

“Play With Fire” from L.A. Witch was released last month, but good luck getting a hold of any of the completely-sold-out limited edition fire-colored vinyl. Luckily, their self-titled debut album from 2017 is available in CD and vinyl format, and while supporting the band this Friday buying their merch, have a listen to their older demos and tracks that are still only available digitally.