10 Albums to Look Forward to in February 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 January 2023.

John Frusciante

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John Frusciante: . I : and : I I .
Release Date: February 3

John Frusciante’s . I : and : I I . I and II (pronounced “one” and “two”, stylized as . I : and : I I .) are the upcoming twelfth and thirteenth studio albums by American guitarist John Frusciante. Both albums are set to be released on February 3, 2023 through Avenue 66 (Acid Test Records). I will be a vinyl-only release containing seven tracks, while II will be a CD release featuring more material.

Andy Bell

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Andy Bell: Strange Loops & Outer Psych
Release Date: February 10

Almost a year to the day since Bell’s second album Flicker was released, a companion piece Strange Loops & Outer Psych will be released. The album consists of stripped-down acoustic reworks and remixes from his “friends, comrades, and heroes.”


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Pearla: About Hunger, About Love
Release Date: February 10

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Pearla is on the cusp of her debut album release on February 10. Preceded by 6 singles the album is billed as music that “radiates with indiscriminate awe. Whether it’s the befuddling depths of nature or the profoundly strange spark of a dreaming mind—she takes it all as equal magic.” If the remaining 6 tracks are anything like the half dozen we’ve already heard, the album will no doubt be a magical experience.

Caroline Polachek

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Caroline Polachek: Desire, I Want To Turn Into You
Release Date: February 14

Desire, I Want to Turn Into You is the upcoming fourth studio album by American singer/songwriter, and producer Caroline Polachek. As the second under her given name, the release is slated for February 14, 2023, by Sony Music, The Orchard, and Polachek’s imprint Perpetual Novice.

MF Tomlinson

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MF Tomlinson: We Are Still Wild Horses
Release Date: February 17

Brisbane-born musician MF Tomlinson has created a unique vision on his second full-length album, We Are Still Wild Horses. Released via PRAH Recordings (the Umlauts, Falle Nioke, Pozi), the album will reach the masses on February 17. Self-produced in his Limehouse studio, the ambitious project is a sonic exploration that pulls from a myriad of influences.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Land of Sleeper
Release Date: February 17

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are on the verge of releasing their first album in almost three years, Land of Sleeper. The band’s fourth studio album features appearances from Bonnacons Of Doom vocalist Kate Smith and folk singer Cath Tyler. The album also includes a choir that includes Hen Ogledd’s Richard Dawson and Sally Pilkington.

Amber Run

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Amber Run: How To Be Human
Release Date: February 24

Amber Run have been a staple in the indie rock scene since its debut in 2013, yet the band is not what you’d call “media darlings.” They have flown under the radar for the past 9 years. And with it, have grown their status organically due to their hardworking approach and ingenuity. Their newest release, How To Be Human, has the potential to change that dynamic. The band’s latest project, How To Be Human is a 13-track affair that is set for release on February 24.

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The Lathums: From Nothing To A Little Bit More
Release Date: February 24

Rising UK indie act The Lathums have announced the release of their second album, From Nothing To A Little Bit More set for release on Feb. 24. Released via Island Records, the 11-track album is being promoted as ‘an act of rebellion having seen the rules of the game.’

Philip Selway

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Philip Selway: Strange Dance
Release Date: February 24

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is on the verge of releasing his third solo album Strange Dance. Released via Bella Union the album consists of 10 songs written at Selway’s home and features guest appearances from Hannah Peel, Adrian Utley, Quinta, Marta Salogni, Valentina Magaletti, and Laura Moody.

U.S. Girls

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U.S. Girls: Bless This Mess
Release Date: February 24

Released via 4AD, Meg Remy and company are set to release their eighth studio album Bless This Mess. The album is preceded by 3 singles: ‘Futures Bet,’ ‘So Typically Now,’ and ‘Bless This Mess.’

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