As summer approaches, music lovers everywhere are anticipating the much-loved return of festival season and outdoor venues. For many fans, attending a live concert that features their favorite artist is one of the greatest joys in life.

However, closer to home there’s still plenty to get excited about – several highly anticipated albums will soon be releasing this May and June! Whether your tastes trend towards punk or pop, here's an overview of what musical treasures await you in the next 60 days.


MAY 5, 2023

Ed Sheeran: - ("Subtract")

Fred Again and Brian Eno: Secret Life

Olivia Newton-John: Just the Two of Us: The Duets Collection (Vol. 1)

The Lemon Twigs: Everything Harmony

The Smashing Pumpkins: Atum

MAY 12, 2023

The Acacia Strain: Step Into the Light

Animal Collective: Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished (Remastered 2023)

Belinda Carlisle: Kismet

Black Spiders: Can’t Die, Won’t Die

Bruce Cockburn: O Sun O Moon

Cattle Decapitation: Terrasite

Celine Dion: Love Again (Soundtrack From the Motion Picture)

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition)

Dropkick Murphys: Okemah Rising

Moby: Resound NYC

MAY 19, 2023

Dave Matthews Band: Walk Around the Moon

Graham Nash: Now

Isolée: Resort Island

Kesha: Gag Order

The Lemonheads: Come on Feel (30th Anniversary Edition)

Lewis Capaldi: Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent

Paul Simon: Seven Psalms

Sir Chloe: I Am the Dog

Sufjan Stevens: Reflections 

The Used: Toxic Positivity

Yes: Mirror to the Sky

MAY 26, 2023

AJJ: Disposable Everything

Arlo Parks: My Soft Machine

Immortal: War Against All

Matchbox Twenty: Where the Light Goes

JUNE 2, 2023

Avenged Sevenfold: Life Is But A Dream

Beach Fossils: Bunny

Black Sabbath: Live Evil 40th Anniversary Edition

Bob Dylan: Shadow Kingdom

Buckcherry: Vol. 10

Foo Fighters: But Here We Are

Hollywood Vampires: Live In Rio

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Council Skies

Rancid: Tomorrow Never Comes

Rival Sons: Darkfighter

JUNE 9, 2023

Art Nation: Inception

The Defiants: Drive

Extreme: Six

Rammstein: - Sehnsucht (Re-Release)

Ratt: The Atlantic Years (Box Set)

JUNE 16, 2023

Bonny Doon: Let There Be Music

Drive-By Truckers: The Complete Dirty South

Gov’t Mule: Peace… Like a River

Hand Habits: Sugar the Bruise (EP)

Home Is Where: The Whaler

Killer Mike: Michael

Meshell Ndegeocello: The Omnichord Real Book

Motorhead: Live At The Montreaux Jazz Festival '07

Pat Metheny: Dream Box

JUNE 23, 2023

Albert Hammond Jr: Melodies on Hiatus

Amanda Shires & Bobbie Nelson: Loving You

Ani DiFranco: Little Plastic Castle (25th Anniversary Edition)

Fear Factory: Mechanize (Re-Release)

Fear Factory: Re-Industrialized (Re-Release)

Kelly Clarkson: Chemistry

Arthur Russell: Picture of Bunny Rabbit

Militarie Gun: Life Under the Gun

JUNE 30, 2023

Brigid Mae Power: Dream From the Deep Well

Joanna Sternberg: I’ve Got Me

Lucinda Williams: Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart

Melvins: At The Stake: Atlantic Recordings 1993-1996

Raven: All Hell's Breaking Loose

The Japanese House: In the End It Always Does

The Swans: The Beggar


new album releases artwork for May and June 2023


May and June promise to be joyful times full of new tunes from both emerging and established artists, bringing fresh ideas and sounds from around the world.

Whether you're into metal or folk, something is sure to catch your attention. Now is the time to dig deep and explore genres you hadn’t before – discover something new!

Let us know what album you’re looking forward to experiencing most – we'd love to hear your thoughts!


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.

May 08, 2023 — Kathie Zaccaria

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