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2012 Albums

The following is a list of albums released in 2012.

For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 2012 events. For previous years, see List of album releases by year.

First quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Jan. 1, 2012 P.D.A. Occupy Hollywood RapHip Hop Dallas, TX
Jan. 3, 2012 SafetySuit These Times RockAlternative RockPop Rock Universal Republic Nashville, TN
Jan. 10, 2012 Samantha Crain A Simple Jungle Folk Ramseur Shawnee, OK
Jan. 20, 2012 Kyle Dillingham The Gospel Fiddler FolkChristianGospel Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 26, 2012 Hanson Facing the Blank Page Live Pop RockIndie RockPower Pop 3CG Tulsa, OK
Jan. 30, 2012 Travis Linville Sun or Moon FolkAmericana Tulsa, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Feb. 1, 2012 Paintscratcher & Chud Paintscratcher / Chud RockPunkHardcore Punk Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 2, 2012 Dawn Anita A Little Bit More Country Free Country Velma, OK
Feb. 4, 2012 Jarrod Beck Growing Folk Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 7, 2012 Cady Groves This Little Girl CountryCountry Pop RCA Weatherford, OK
Feb. 15, 2012 Euclid Crash Euclid Crash RockPop PunkAlternative Rock Edmond, OK
Feb. 27, 2012 Karen Dalton 1966 FolkBlues Delmore Recording Society Hurley, New York
Feb. 28, 2012 Bravo Delta Sunset Wasteland RockHard Rock Tulsa, OK • Las Vegas, NV
Pugs The Prerequisite: The Intro to Shawn Pughsley 101 Hip HopHard Rock Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 29, 2012 Difuser Lo-Fidelity RockAlternative RockHard Rock Tulsa, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Mar. 1, 2012 P.D.A. Vault 112: The Instrumental Collection RapHip HopInstrumental Dallas, TX
Penny Hill Three Songs Folk Norman, OK
Mar. 2, 2012 Jared Lekites Star Map RockFolk RockIndie Rock Edmond, OK
Mar. 3, 2012 Dynasty Cash The Big Bang Theory Hip Hop Edmond, OK
Mar. 6, 2012 Broken Flesh Stripped, Stabbed, and Crucified MetalDeath MetalChristianChristian MetalChristian Death Metal Oklahoma City, OK
Young Readers Family Trees FolkIndie Norman, OK
Mar. 9, 2012 O Fidelis O Fidelis FolkIndie FolkAmericana Oklahoma City, OK
Mar. 10, 2012 Brother Gruesome Mesa Session RockGrunge Oklahoma City, OK
Mar. 11, 2012 Rushmore Beekeepers Bee a Bear FolkIndie FolkElectro Folk Tulsa, OK
Mar. 13, 2012 Philip Zoellner Band Lean On RockAmericana Orange Walk Tulsa, OK
Mar. 14, 2012 Josh Caudle Fusions WorldWorld Fusion Tulsa, OK
Scales of Motion Sampler RockIndie Rock Tulsa, OK
Mar. 17, 2012 Chaotic Resemblance Chaotic Resemblance MetalChristianChristian Metal Poteau, OK
Mar. 26, 2012 The All-American Rejects Kids in the Street RockEmo PopPower PopPop RockPop PunkEmo Interscope Stillwater, OK
Mar. 30, 2012 David Cook This Quiet Night RockPop Rock 19 Los Angeles, CA

Second quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Apr. 1, 2012 Unhuman Disease Dalla Benedizione del Diavolo MetalDeath Metal Black Hate Stilwell, OK
Apr. 3, 2012 Sean C. Johnson Simply a Vessel Vol. 3: Surrender All ChristianContemporary ChristianHip HopChristian Hip HopR&BChristian R&B First Fruits Del City, OK
Apr. 7, 2012 Lord Buffalo Lord Buffalo FolkMud Folk Austin, TX
Apr. 13, 2012 The Dull Drums Skin You Alive RockBlues RockPsychedelic Rock Tulsa, OK
Apr. 14, 2012 David Castro Band Forward Parade RockAlternative Rock Tulsa, OK
Apr. 16, 2012 Johnny Badseed and the Rotten Apples Fill Yer Boots RockPunkPsychobilly Tulsa, OK
Kyle Reid With My Own Hands Folk Norman, OK
Apr. 17, 2012 Brooks & Dunn The Essential Brooks & Dunn Country Arista Nashville Nashville, TN
JD McPherson Signs & Signifiers (Re-Release) RockRockabillyRhythm and Blues Rounder Broken Arrow, OK
Apr. 18, 2012 Parker Millsap Palisade FolkAmericana Okrahoma Purcell, OK
Apr. 20, 2012 Gogo Plumbay Gogo Plumbay Jazz Horton Tulsa, OK
Apr. 21, 2012 Beau Jennings & the Tigers & Ryan Lindsey Quicktrip / Wildcat FolkAmericanaRockRock and RollAlternative Rock Little Mafia Norman, OK
The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends RockAlternative RockPsychedelic RockExperimental RockPost-Punk Warner Brothers Oklahoma City, OK
Apr. 23, 2012 Dylan Stewart Pay the Fiddler Folk Tulsa, OK
Apr. 24, 2012 Brad Fielder 13 Weeks FolkCountry Norman, OK
Oberon Through Space We Ride MetalProgressive Metal Ada, OK
Apr. 30, 2012 Dr. Pants The Trip, Side 3: Watching the End of the World RockPower Pop Little Weasel Oklahoma City, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
May 1, 2012 Carrie Underwood Blown Away CountryCountry Pop 19Arista Nashville Franklin, TN
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey The Race Riot Suite: A.Solo Piano - B.Solo Piano Remixed JazzJazz FusionElectronic Tulsa, OK
Wink Burcham Irene Vennie CountryBlues Horton Tulsa, OK
May 4, 2012 We the Ghost My Mixtape Summer RockPost-RockPop Rock Stop Static Tulsa, OK
May 8, 2012 John Fullbright From the Ground Up FolkAmericana Blue Dirt Okemah, OK
Turnpike Troubadours Goodbye Normal Street CountryRed Dirt Bossier City Tahlequah, OK
May 11, 2012 Fight the Fade What We Know RockAlternative RockHard Rock Tulsa, OK
May 18. 2012 Hanson No Sleep for Banditos Pop RockIndie RockPower Pop 3CG Tulsa, OK
May 19. 2012 Spank One Fret from Fabulous RockPunkRiot Grrrl Tulsa, OK
May 22, 2012 K.C. Clifford Plinky Child's Piano Folk Free Skipper Oklahoma City, OK
K.C. Clifford Times Like These Folk Free Skipper Oklahoma City, OK
MercyMe The Hurt & the Healer ChristianContemporary ChristianChristian Rock Fair Trade Edmond, OK
May 28, 2012 Slack Vision Last Songs RockPunkHardcore Punk Oklahoma City, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
June 2, 2012 For the Wolf Hi, Tapes! RockAlternative Rock Tulsa, OK
June 5, 2012 Kyle Dillingham & Callen Clarke Demos & Premieres Folk Oklahoma City, OK
June 7, 2012 Alan Doyle Fourever RapHip Hop Broken Arrow, OK
June 8, 2013 Brandon Clark Band Better Off "Live" Dead: A Night at Cain's Ballroom RockSouthern Rock Okietone Tulsa, OK
June 15, 2012 Sleepwalking Home Sex Sails RockMetalProgressive RockProgressive Metal Tulsa, OK
June 12, 2012 Forté Unholy War MetalThrash MetalPower MetalSpeed Metal Tribunal Oklahoma City, OK

Third quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
July 2, 2012 John Calvin Abney Without Wax Folk Tulsa, OK
July 9, 2012 Norma Jean Norma Jean’s Cowboy Church Gospel Country Wellston, OK
July 10, 2012 Beau Jennings Six Stories FolkAmericanaRockRock and Roll Norman, OK
Woody Guthrie Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Folk Smithsonian Folkways New York City, NY
July 23, 2012 Angelical Tears The Eleventh Hour MetalSymphonic MetalGothic MetalPower Metal Norman, OK
July 27, 2012 Alan Doyle Handsome, Black Stranger Hip Hop Broken Arrow, OK
July 30, 2012 Graham Colton Live at Eddie's Attic PopRock GC Los Angeles, CA
July 31, 2012 Hey Judy What RockCowpunk Tulsa, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Aug. 6, 2012 Video Nasty Inferior Tools for These Infernal Times ElectronicNoise Stilwell, OK
Aug. 7, 2012 Cosmostanza Rad Vibes RockGarage RockShoegaze Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 8, 2012 Chud Chud RockPunkHardcore Punk Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 9, 2012 Feathered Rabbit Drunk Rabbit JazzRockAvant-Garde Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 15, 2012 Brad Fielder Foolery and Found Words FolkCountry Norman, OK
Aug. 17, 2012 Cordell On the Run RockAlternative RockIndie Rock Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 25, 2012 The Shame The Plan RockPunkOi Skinhead Retirement Plan Tulsa, OK
Aug. 28, 2012 SafetySuit Hallelujah RockAlternative RockPop Rock Arena Complex Nashville, Tennessee
Aug. 29, 2012 The Swon Brothers Set List Country Muskogee, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Sept. 1, 2012 Injunuity Spirits WorldNative AmericanRockAlternative Rock Ada, OK
Sept. 6, 2012 Hudson Roar Midnight Paradise FolkIndie Folk Norman, OK
Sept. 8, 2012 Heemeyer Heemeyer MetalSludge Passive Tulsa, OK
Sept. 10, 2012 David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant RockPopArt Rock 4AD New York City, NY • Dallas, TX
Vince Gill Country: Vince Gill CountryCountry Pop Legacy Nashville, Tennessee
Sept. 11, 2012 Various Artists New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio Sessions Horton Tulsa, OK
Sept. 18, 2012 J.Lee the Producer The Assay R&BSoul Oklahoma City, OK
Sept. 21, 2012 Feathered Rabbit Feathered Rabbit JazzRockAvant-Garde Oklahoma City, OK
Sept. 25, 2012 Blake Shelton Original Album Series CountryNeotraditional Country Warner Bros. Nashville Nashville, TN
Bungalouski Gypsy Powwow 2 Lubbock, TX RockFunk Norman, OK
Outline in Color Jury of Wolves MetalPost-Hardcore BRKN Tulsa, OK

Fourth quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Oct. 2, 2012 Blake Shelton Cheers, It's Christmas ChristmasCountryNeotraditional Country Warner Bros. Nashville Nashville, TN
Sooner the Sunset Sooner the Sunset Folk Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 9, 2012 Wanda Jackson Unfinished Business CountryRockabilly Sugar Hill Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 20, 2012 Along Came Paully Nothing RockShoegazeExperimental Tulsa, OK
Oct. 22, 2012 Other Lives Mind the Gap RockAlternative RockIndie Rock TBDPlay it Again Sam Stillwater, OK
Shiny Toy Guns III RockIndie RockSynthpopElectroclash Five Seven Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 24, 2012 Kyle Reid Sawdust in My Bed Folk Norman, OK
Oct. 26, 2012 Hanson Digital Pants Pop RockIndie RockPower Pop 3CG Tulsa, OK
Various Artists Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn RockAlternative RockPsychedelic RockExperimental RockPost-Punk Warner Brothers Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 30, 2012 Toby Keith Hope on the Rocks Country Show Dog-Universal Norman, OK
Oct. 31, 2012 Pittersplatter Frozen ElectronicIndustrialEBM Stillwater, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Nov. 2012 Byron Berline Jammin' with Byron FolkBluegrass Double-Stop Guthrie, OK
Nov. 2, 2012 Power Pyramid Demos 2012 RockIndie RockDream PopShoegaze Oklahoma City, OK
Nov. 13, 2012 The All-American Rejects Flatline RockEmo PopPower PopPop RockPop PunkEmo DGCInterscope Stillwater, OK
Nov. 20, 2012 Colourmusic Dawn to Dusk PopRockIndie PopIndie RockNeo-Psychedelia Memphis Industries Stillwater, OK
Morgan Ganem & Sownds UP RockAlternative Rock GX2 Sand Springs, OK
The Secret Post Fields of Fire RockPost-Punk Tulsa, OK
Nov. 22, 2012 Jabee and Thelonious Martin As It Is In Heaven RapHip Hop Oklahoma City, OK • Chicago, IL
Nov. 25, 2012 Video Nasty Retrograde Reprobate ElectronicNoise Stilwell, OK
Nov. 26, 2012 Various Artists A Blackwatch Christmas, Vol 2 ChristmasRock Norman, OK
Nov. 30, 2012 Difuser Difuser RockAlternative RockHard Rock Tulsa, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Dec. 1, 2012 Maggie McClure & Shane Henry First Thing on My Christmas List ChristmasFolkAmericana Norman, OK
Dec. 3, 2012 Stephen Speaks Christmas with Friends 2012 ChristmasRockPop Rock Tulsa, OK
Dec. 4, 2012 Hinder Welcome to the Freakshow RockAlternative RockPost-GrungeHard Rock Republic Oklahoma City, OK
J.Lee the Producer Christmas Time with J.Lee the Producer, Vol. 1 ChristmasR&BSoul Oklahoma City, OK
Dec. 11, 2012 Star Madman For You ElectronicChillwave Oklahoma City, OK
Dec. 12, 2012 Kyle Dillingham Il Fait Beau Folk Oklahoma City, OK
We the Ghost White Noise RockPost-RockPop Rock Tulsa, OK
Dec. 18, 2012 Vangough Acoustic Scars MetalProgressive Metal Oklahoma City, OK
Dec. 23, 2012 Bellwether Squares Six Holiday Tunes PopChristmas Tulsa, OK
Dec. 25, 2012 The Wright Brothers You, Me, and the Universe RockDreampop Tulsa, OK
Dec. 29, 2013 Mainframe Trax Family The Tunnel Mix Volume 1 Hip Hop Mainframe Trax Family Oklahoma City, OK
Missionary Haircut MH2012 RockIndie Rock Oklahoma City, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
2012 7 Mile Road Behind the Cross GospelChristian Tulsa, OK
2012 B. J. Thomas The Complete Scepter Singles PopPop Rock Real Gone Arlington, TX
2012 Black Oak Shillelagh Och, The Places We've Been WorldCeltic Oklahoma City, OK
2012 Camille & Haley Make Your Move PopCountryFolkChristian Tulsa, OK
2012 Camille & Haley Mr. Right Now PopCountryFolkChristian Tulsa, OK
2012 David B. Hooten Hootie's Blues JazzEasy Listening Oklahoma City, OK
2012 Glenn Barber Country Hits CountryRockabilly Hickory Nashville, TN
2012 Grasseaters Congruent Behavior +1 RockPunkHardcore Punk Oklahoma City, OK
2012 Grasseaters Grasseaters Demo Redux RockPunkHardcore Punk Oklahoma City, OK
2012 Jody Miller Complete Epic Hits CountryFolk Real Gone Blanchard, OK
2012 John Calvin Without Wax Folk Tulsa, OK
2012 Marigz Turning Head Vol. 2 Hip Hop R.stone Oklahoma City, OK
2012 Sever the Feeling Demo RockSynth RockPost-IndustrialElectronic Tulsa, OK