Updates + Additions

New Releases

“LOJA,” Orlando Weeks – June 6

“Rebuild Repeat,” Hockey Dad – June 14

“The Secret of Us,” Gracie Abrams – June 21

“My Favorite Place,” Jim Lauderdale – June 21

“Being Younger,” Katherine Perkins – June 21

“Sentir que no sabes,” Mabe Fratti – June 28

“Redd Kross,” Redd Kross – June 28

“Sommargryningsljus,” Kaipa – June 28

“On the Edge of a Lost and Lonely World,” Humanist – July 26

“Alex Izenberg & The Exiles,” Alex Izenberg & The Exiles – July 26

“From Memphis to Muscle Shoals,” T. Graham Brown – Aug. 2

“The Great Gatsby – A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording),” various artists – Aug. 2

“RITUAL,” Jon Hopkins – Aug. 30

“Gonzo,” Chilly Gonzales – Sept. 13

“Light a Bigger Fire,” IST IST – Sept. 20

New Music Friday: May 3, 2024

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“Didn’t I Blow Your Mind? Thom Bell – The Sound of Philadelphia Soul 1969-1983,” various artists – May 31

“The Asylum Albums (1976-1980),” Joni Mitchell – June 21

“If You Saw Thro’ My Eyes / Tigers Will Survive,” Ian Matthews – June 28

“The World of Charlie McCoy / The Nashville Hit Man / Charlie My Boy! / Harpin’ the Blues,” Charlie McCoy – June 28

“It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (Original Soundtrack Recording),” Vince Guaraldi – July 5

DVD + Blu-ray

“Who’s That Girl,” Madonna, Griffin Dunne, et al – July 2

“UHF: 35th Anniversary Edition,” “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, et al – July 2

“The Good Place: The Complete Series,” Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, et al – July 9

“Risky Business (The Criterion Collection),” Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, et al – July 23

Music Books

“Songbird: An Intimate Biography of Christine McVie,” Lesley-Ann Jones – Nov. 19

Just Released

“CWK EP,” Cold War Kids (five songs; Hear here; AWAL Recordings)

“Beggars Belief,” Regent. (Southampton indie-rock trio’s second album; new single: “Beggars Belief”; Hear here; Regent.)

“A Different Life,” Cold Years (producer: Brett Romnes; new single: “Low”; Hear here; MNRK)

“Mud,” milkshed. (English alt-rock trio’s four-song debut EP; producer: Adrian Bushby; new single: “Fairweather Friend”; Hear here; milkshed.)

“Friends With Benefits,” The Wild Things (four-song EP; guests: Pete Townshend, Tommy Thayer, Trixie Mattel; Hear here; PEG Records)

“A Long & Distant Wave,” Devarrow (new single: “Something About Getting Old”; Hear here; Paper Bag)

“Angel Killer Zero,” Diamond Construct (Hear here; Pale Chord / Rise)

“Woodstock,” Birdfeeder (producer: Kevin Salem; Hear here; Soul Selects)

“Big Belly Boogaloo,” Andrew Gabbard (six-song EP; Hear here; Colemine / Karma Chief)

“What We Fear the Most,” Attic Theory (Liverpool rock band’s debut album; Hear here; ThunderGun)

“Paradise Is Free,” Rome 56 (Hear here; Think Like a Key)

Tell me, are we alive / Or just a dying planet?

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

euphoria, Kendrick Lamar 
Heatin’ Things Up, Josh Turner 
Polygraph, Old Sea Brigade 
too fast, ESTA feat. Joyce Wrice & Duckwrth 
What Don’t Kill Ya!, Lacy J. Dalton 
Sweetness, Elmiene 
Singin’ My Prayer, The California Honeydrops 
21, Huddy 
Love on the Ground, Faux Real 
Creek, Alli Walker 
Crank Up the Splendour, Spangled 
Wishing Blue, Flesh Car 
Don’t Wanna Know, Marsaw 
We’re All Gonna Die, Controller 
Pushin’ On, Hayes Noble 
Heavy Eyes, Deadset 
Crash and Burn, Randie O’Neil 
Soul Love, Fred Everything feat. Stereo MC’s 

Lifeline, The Neighbourhood Watch
Can’t Hold Me Back, Kyle Daniel 
Future of Music, Pardoner 
Letters To A Friend, From Interstate, Gypsy Road 
State of Mind, Death Sells 
Out of Style, Holly Munro 
Easier, Evan Honer 
Run + Fall, Susan James 
Addicted Again, One Day Alive 
Barely, Alan Ward 
Last Orders, Natalie Gray 
Slate, Middle Child Syndrome 
Losing My Mind, Two Times Shy 
Seven Safe Places, Urban Heat 
Lie to Me, Edie 
Just a Normal Day In Normaltown, Joe Normal 
Shinin’, Donny Van Slee (“The Voice” alumnus) 
Betrayed, Ashely Barron 
EVE OF 4/20, Salyse 
Innocent, Jeshua 
Open Arms (Hallelujah), gavn! 
Feel Good, DPSTP 


MC Conrad (drum ‘n’ bass pioneer)

Robin George (guitarist-producer)

Nick Daniels III (Dumpstaphunk bassist)

Jean-Pierre Ferland (Quebec singing star)

This Week In … 1971

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Joy to the World,” Three Dog Night 

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “Power to the People,” John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (from No. 28 to No. 15) 

Highest Debut (No. 41) – “Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley,” C Company Featuring Terry Nelson 

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Aretha Franklin (from No. 57 to No. 24) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Tongue in Cheek,” Sugarloaf 

No. 1 Album – “Pearl,” Janis Joplin 

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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