As summer heats up, so does the music scene - and this July-August isn't any different! Whether you're a fan of rap, pop, rock or something else entirely, there are plenty of new albums coming out between now and Labor Day that will have every kind of music lover feeling like summer just started anew.

We've collected some must-hear releases from artists of all genres to keep your playlists hot. Get ready - it's going to be a musical ride for the rest of these sizzling months!


July 7

Nita Strauss - The Call Of The Void
Various Artists - Steel Bars: A Tribute To Michael Bolton
Little Dragon - Slugs Of Love
Local Natives - Time Will Wait For No One
Nothing But Thieves - Dead Club City
PJ Harvey - I Inside the Old Year Dying

July 14

Lindstrøm - Everyone Else Is A Stranger
John Coltrane - Evenings at the Village Gate: John Coltrane With Eric Dolphy
Kool & the Gang - People Just Wanna Have Fun
Palehound - Eye on the Bat
PVRIS - Evergreen

July 21

Greta Van Fleet - Starcatcher

Blur - The Ballad Of Darren
Nils Lofgren - Mountains
Various Artists: Barbie the Album

July 28

Sevendust - Truth Killer
Joni Mitchell - Joni Mitchell At Newport
Post Malone - Austin
Primal Scream - Reverberations (Traveling In Time)
Stevie Nicks - Complete Studio Albums & Rarities
Girlschool - Wtfortyfive?
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land 25th Anniversary - Remixes EP
Bethany Cosentino - Natural Disaster
Damon Locks & Rob Mazurek - New Future City Radio [International Anthem]
George Clanton - Ooh Rap I Ya

August 4

Mammoth WVH - Mammoth II
Skindred - Smile
Ministry - Hopium for the Masses
Rick Springfield - Automatic

August 11

Liam Gallagher - Knebworth22
The Hives - The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons
Public Image Ltd - End of World
The Sherlocks - People Like Me & You
Neal Morse - The Dreamer - Joseph: Part One
Neil Young: Chrome Dreams
G Flip - Drummer

August 18

Boris - Heavy Rocks (2002) Re-Release
Jon Batiste - World Music Radio
Hozier - Unreal Unearth
Grace Potter - Mother Road
Sonic Youth -
Live in Brooklyn 2011
Rhiannon Giddens - You’re the One
Fiddlehead - Death Is Nothing to Us

August 25

Alice Cooper - Road
The Armed - Perfect Saviors
Candlebox - The Long Goodbye
Holding Absence - The Noble Art of Self Destruction
A Giant Dog - Bite
Hüsker Dü - Tonite Longhorn
Cindy Wilson - Realms

This summer is sure to be a blast with all the amazing new music coming our way. So many fantastic bands are releasing great new albums - whether you’re into classic rock or indie artists, there’s something for everybody!

Whether you put together an outdoor playlist or find yourself cozying up with your headphones, make sure to add something from this lineup of upcoming new albums. What bands will you be jamming this summer?


While this selection is compiled from various sources, it should be noted that these dates may shift and the list doesn't guarantee these albums will be released on their respective dates. In addition, this is not a complete list of all upcoming releases.


Photo credit:
Stevie Nicks performing at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on her 24 Karat Gold Tour. Photo by Ralph Arvesen.

July 09, 2023 — Kathie Zaccaria

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