Updates + Additions

New Releases

“Crooked Boy,” Ringo Starr – April 26

“Hit Me Hard and Soft,” Billie Eilish – May 17

“Later that day, the day before, the day before that,” Casey MQ – June 7

“¡Blow it…at Madison’s Quinceañera!,” Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – June 14

“supershapes, Vol. 1,” Mike Lindsay – June 14

New Music Friday: The Reissues

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“Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology,” Joe Grushecky – May 24

“Get Up & Boogie: The Worldwide Singles,” Silver Convention – May 31

“Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition),” Little Feat – June 14


“Planet P Project” and “Pink World (Deluxe Edition),” Planet P Project – June 7

Music Books

“The Chronicles of DOOM: Unraveling Rap’s Masked Iconoclast,” S.H. Fernando – Oct. 29

“High and Rising: a.k.a. The De La Soul Book,” Marcus J. Moore – Nov. 19

Just Released

(Surprise releases + more)

“Pandora,” Wisp (six-song EP; Hear here; Music Soup / Interscope)

“Ghost Town Road (east),” Smallpools (five-song EP; Hear here; Nettwerk)

“Twelve 10,” Ty Gregory (six-song EP; producer: Dylan Rosson; Hear here; Ty Gregory)
“Triple Digits [112],” RiTchie (Injury Reserve and By Storm rapper’s debut solo album; Hear here; RiTchie)

“The Girl Class EP,” Um, Jennifer? (five songs; Hear here; Final Girl)

“Learning to Unburden Myself: Step One,” Riot For Romance (four-song EP; Hear here; Cage Riot)

“The Power of Positive Thinking,” The Phase Problem (Hear here; Brassneck)

“Love Complexity,” The Honest Poet (five-song EP; Hear here; THPMUSIC)

“A Common Language,” Steve Nelson, Joris Teepe & Eric Ineke (Hear here; Daybreak)

“Cacao,” Brent Birckhead (Hear here; Birckhead Music Group)

“The Lost Summer,” Louise Bichan (Hear here; Adhyâropa)

I'm empty and aching and I don't know why

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

Mother’s Grace, SIS 
Anam Cara, Gilda House
Wolf in the Hen House, Tyler Del Pino 
Later, Burr Island 
Berate Me, Razor Braids
Is Anybody Out There, Love Me My Alien 
Alright, OK!, The Candid 
Jamaica Time, Eddie Witz and The Most High 
Be Alone, Madeline Rhodes 
Loved Me First, Camille Parker 
Like It Was the First Time, Brook Ellingworth 
Shame, Annabel Gutherz 
We Are Called, Kathryn Shipley 
Roads and Roses, Dany Horovitz 
dream house, Tyler Meacham 
More, Nathalie King 
Crash and Burn, Blace 


Clarence “Frogman” Henry (R&B singer-pianist)

This Week In … 1969

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Dizzy,” Tommy Roe 

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “It’s Your Thing,” The Isley Brothers (from No. 26 to No. 14) 

Highest Debut (No. 61) – “I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll Get It Myself),” James Brown 

Biggest Movers Within the Hot 100 – “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’,” Crazy Elephant (from No. 53 to No. 26) and “Sweet Cherry Wine,” Tommy James and the Shondells (from No. 61 to No. 34) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Johnny One Time,” Brenda Lee  

No. 1 Album – “Wichita Lineman,” Glen Campbell 

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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