10 Albums to Look Forward to in April 2023

From our favorite artists who have been delivering killer albums for years to the rising musicians just starting to break through, these are the ten albums to look forward to in April 2023.


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Daughter: Stereo Mind Game
Release Date: April 7

English indie folk trio Daughter have announced their third studio album Stereo Mind Game. Due April 7 via Glassnote Records, the album follows 2016’s Not To Disappear, and their 2017 video game soundtrack Music from Before The Storm. The album sees Daughter venture into new sonic horizons as Igor lends backing vocals throughout the album. Additionally, the album also features London-based string orchestra 12 Ensemble with orchestration by Josephine Stephenson.

Heather Woods Broderick

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Heather Woods Broderick: Labyrinth
Release Date: April 7

Released via Western Vinyl, Heather Woods Broderick will release her fifth full-length album, Labyrinth, on April 7th. Preceded by three singles, the project began in March 2020 when she was forced off the road for the first time in her career. Co-produced by D. James Goodwin, the album was recorded on both sides of the U.S. (Tres Palms, Los Angeles, and The Isokon, New York ).


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Mudhoney: Plastic Eternity
Release Date: April 7

Produced by longtime collaborator Johnny Sangster, Seattle’s Mudhoney is set to release their twelfth studio album. Their first since 2018’s Digital Garbage, Plastic Eternity is Mudhoney’s COVID-19 album and marks the band’s 35th anniversary with Sub Pop. Recorded in nine days at Seattle’s Crackle & Pop! Studio, the album includes 13 tracks and was completed prior to Guy Maddison’s (bassist) move to Australia.

Kid Koala

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Kid Koala: Creatures Of The Late Afternoon
Release Date: April 14

Canadian DJ, music producer, theatre producer, film composer, multimedia performer, and visual artist Kid Koala has announced his tenth studio album Creatures Of The Late Afternoon. Created as a double album, the project is the soundtrack to an accompanying board game that centers around creatures who discover the power of music. Kid Koala says: “It’s the most playful and dynamic album I’ve done to date. It was a really fun time in the studio and exploring the writing/recording process in this way was awesome. I was able to integrate a wide range of moods on the tracks in terms of energy and emotion, and I’m very happy with the result. Now I’m looking forward to working on the stage production!”


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joan: superglue
Release Date: April 19

Little Rock Arkansas alt-pop duo Joan are on the verge of releasing their debut studio album. superglue was influenced by the duo’s transition into fatherhood. They explain, “It’s totally wrecked our world and we both have been going through a lot of the same growth that comes alongside being a parent. It’s changed our whole process of writing, and way more than just like having a kid and making every song about them. It’s made us think more about who we are as people, what we want to put into the world, and what we want to get out of it, just reflecting on life way more than I think we ever have. This album as a whole is about the past and the present happening at the same time, it’s about dreams for the future and hoping for a better tomorrow but missing yesterday. It’s by far the best and most meaningful music we’ve ever made, it has something for everyone, and we hope it means something to you too.”

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Angels in Science Fiction
Release Date: April 21

Angels in Science Fiction is the culmination of a man (Paul Janeway) who learned he was going to become a father. Compiled of messages to his then-unborn daughter, Janeway used the opportunity to scribe his thoughts of joy, fear, and confusion for all to hear. Recorded at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, Angels in Science Fiction is the 5th LP from St. Paul & The Broken Bones.

The Damned

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The Damned: Darkadelic
Release Date: April 28

England’s The Damned have returned to deliver their twelfth studio album and their first since 2018’s Evil Spirits. Produced, engineered, and mixed by Thomas Mitchener (La Roux/Tyler, The Futureheads, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster) the album is set for release on April 28th and will be released via earMUSIC, distributed by BFD/The Orchard in North America.

Indigo de Souza

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Indigo De Souza: All of This Will End
Release Date: April 28

North Carolina’s Indigo De Souza is set to release her third studio album All of This Will End. Consisting of 11 tracks, the album will follow up 2021’s Any Shape You Take. In a press statement, the artist described the project as feeling “more true to me than anything ever has.”


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ILLENIUM: self-titled
Release Date: April 28

ILLENIUM’s fifth studio album is set to feature a slew of high-profile collaborators across 16 tracks. Avril Lavigne, All Time Low, Travis Barker, and JVKE are all set to feature on the artist’s album. “To me, a self-titled album is the core sound of who I am,” ILLENIUM wrote. “I see this album and its story as a prequel to the Trilogy, where I get to explore my original musical inspirations and blend something that truly feels fresh.”

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The National: First Two Pages of Frankenstein
Release Date: April 28

First Two Pages of Frankenstein is the upcoming ninth studio album from American indie rock band The National. Follow-up to 2019’s I Am Easy to Find the album was produced by the band at Long Pond studio in upstate New York and features appearances from Sufjan Stevens, Phoebe Bridgers, and Taylor Swift.

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