Updates + Additions

New Releases

“The Auditorium Vol. 1,” Common & Pete Rock – July 12

“To the Ghosts,” Cults – July 26

“The Future Is Our Way Out,” Brigitte Calls Me Baby – Aug. 2

“No More Water: The Gospel of James Baldwin,” Meshell Ndegeocello – Aug. 2

“Amy Allen,” Amy Allen – Aug. 23

“Speaking Across Time,” Gilligan Moss – Aug. 23

“YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE SOMETHING,” Spirit of the Beehive – Aug. 23

“Home in Another Life,” Enumclaw – Aug. 30

“Halfway Somewhere,” Galliano – Aug. 30

“Every Bridge Burning,” Nails – Aug. 30

“Make It Right,” Steve Wynn – Aug. 30

“Danielle,” Danielle Bradbery – Sept. 6

“Roll It Out,” The Deslondes – Sept. 6

“Embers,” God Is An Astronaut – Sept. 6

“From Nowhere,” Mo Kenney – Sept. 6

“Something Is Working Up Above My Head,” Shovels & Rope – Sept. 6

“Hole Erth,” Toro y Moi – Sept. 6

“Dragon in Harmony,” Marcin – Sept. 13

“My Method Actor,” Nilüfer Yanya – Sept. 13

“SURVIVING THE DREAM,” FIDLAR – Sept. 20

“Third Time at the Beach,” LICE – Sept. 20

“Film Buff,” Sløtface – Sept. 27

“We’re All Still the Same,” The Chesterfield Kings – Oct. 11

“Faux Ever,” Faux Real – Oct. 11

“The Epilogue,” Dean Lewis – Oct. 18

New Music Friday: June 14, 2024

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Reissues

“Foreigner,” Cat Stevens – July 26

“Southern Rock Opera (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition),” Drive-By Truckers – Aug. 2

“ALL IN: Unreleased & Rarities (The New West Years),” Justin Townes Earle – Aug. 9

“Greatest Hits,” Little Big Town – Aug. 9

“Knights of the Soundtable / Alligator Woman / Style / She’s Strange,” Cameo – Aug. 16

“Human Clay (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition),” Creed – Aug. 16

“I Like It! Anthology 1963-1966,” Gerry and the Pacemakers – Aug. 16

“Do You (Deluxe Edition),” Sheena Easton – Aug. 23

“Underneath: Complete,” Hanson – Oct. 4

Music Books

“Hallowed Be Thy Name: The Iron Maiden Bible,” Martin Popoff – Oct. 28

“I Dream of Joni: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell in 53 Snapshots,” Henry Alford – Jan. 21, 2025

Just Released

“Write One,” Karley Scott Collins (five-song EP; guests: Keith Urban, Charles Kelley; Hear here; Sony Music Nashville)

“Sometimes the Morning Is Different,” Family Stereo (London-based indie-folk artist’s sophomore EP; Hear here; KIDS ROM VISION)

“True Convictions,” Veelito (seven-song EP; Hear here; Angelo Melendez)

“Afterthoughts,” Abbey Lane (six-song EP; Hear here; Abbey Lane)

“Between Lightning and Thunder,” Miles East (Hear here; ECR Music Group)

“Live in Norway,” Will Stewart & The Gold Band (Hear here; Cornelius Chapel)

“SLAYERZ BALL,” Kossisko (Hear here; KoKo Music)

“Arrival,” Michael O’ Neill (Hear here; Michael O’Neill)

“Unbeliever,” BLYND (Cypriot thrash/death metal band’s fourth album; Hear here; Pitch Black)

Whenever this world is cruel to me / I got you to help me forgive

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

I Am Not Okay, Jelly Roll 
Tuesday, Toro y Moi 
Method Actor, Nilüfer Yanya 
darkside, Amy Allen 
Bittersweet Mary, MILLY
Spiral, SOFI TUKKER
LET THE VIRGIN DRIVE, Spirit of the Beehive
Wrapped in Sunshine, The Dollyrots
Evening Dream, Mo Kenney
A Little Dream, Rainy Eyes
0%, Hello Mary
MOOD SWINGS, PlayThatBoiZay feat. Mike Dimes
Auguries of Guilt, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die 
MADLY, Matty 
Tapping on the Glass, Storefront Church
Apocalypse, Bridges Ablaze 
sunflower, numb talking 
Back to You, Denitia 
Mob DLA, High Vis 
Left Behind, Mind Incision 
Alleyways, Hayley and the Crushers 
Blood Gutter, Just Graham 
Build My Own Fever, Arto Vaun 
Learn to Forget, House of Protection
Thinkin’ Bout My Baby, Mallow Hill
There’s Been a Lot Going On, Felicity
Somebody’s Summer, Ben Chase
Melt, Menajerie
People Pleaser, Ainsley Costello
Aura, Jesse June
They, Adios MF
Get Me to the Dentist, Kibby
Rejected, Michael Kalisky Schutz 
Give a Little Love, Ghost.Wav
Again, TyStringz 

R.I.P.

Mark James (songwriter wrote “Suspicious Minds,” “Always On My Mind” and “Hooked on a Feeling”)

John Schweers (country songwriter)

Françoise Hardy (influential French singer-actress)

Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson (The Selecter frontman)

Dr. Velásquez (Colombian hitmaker and reggaeton pioneer)

This Week In … 1964

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Chapel of Love,” The Dixie Cups

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “Tell Me Why,” Bobby Vinton (from No. 30 to No. 20) 

Highest Debut (No. 77) – “Good Times,” Sam Cooke

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “I Get Around,” The Beach Boys (from No. 45 to No. 17) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “The World I Used to Know,” Jimmie Rodgers

No. 1 Album – “Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording,” Carol Channing + various artists

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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