Updates + Additions

New Releases

“Vega,” Anberlin – Aug. 2

“Smoke & Fiction,” X – Aug. 2

“50th Anniversary – Live in NYC – Second Night,” Blue Öyster Cult – Aug. 9

“A Firmer Hand,” Hamish Hawk – Aug. 16

“Rip Up the Rulebook,” Betty Boo – Aug. 30

“Girl,” Coco & Clair Clair – Aug. 30

“Infinite Health,” Tycho – Aug. 30

“Manning Fireworks,” MJ Lenderman – Sept. 6

“Soft,” BONES UK – Sept. 13

“Five Dice, All Threes,” Bright Eyes – Sept. 20

“Jack Jones,” Jack Jones (Trampolene singer-guitarist) – Sept. 20

“The Academy,” Lutalo – Sept. 20

“City Lights,” The WAEVE – Sept. 20

“SOPHIE,” SOPHIE – Sept. 27

New Music Friday: June 28, 2024

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“The Judy Garland Show 1962,” Judy Garland, with guests Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra – Aug. 9

“Ornithology: The Best Of Bird,” Charlie Parker – Aug. 23

“Last Night Blues,” Lightnin’ Hopkins with Sonny Terry – Sept. 13

“Live Wire/Blues Power,” Albert King – Sept. 13


“Cream Corn From the Socket of Davis,” “Locust Abortion Technician” and “Hairway to Steven,” Butthole Surfers – Sept. 20

“Monk’s Music,” Thelonious Monk Septet – Oct. 25

Music Books

“And the Roots of Rhythm Remain: A Journey Through Global Music,” Joe Boyd – Sept. 10

Just Released

“Jumping to Conclusions,” Cagri Raydemir (four-song EP; guest: Julian Hesse; Hear here; Cagri Raydemir)

“In My Head: The Lost Songs,” Peytan Porter (two singles: “New for Me” and “For the Good”; Hear here; Warner Chappell Nashville / Jody Williams Songs / Red Light Management)

“That’s the Spirit!,” The Retrograde (Tallahassee band recorded at the historic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals; Hear here; Cannabis Records)

“Champion,” Bif Naked (her first album in 15 years; Hear here; Bif Naked)

“Decadence In Breeding,” No Teeth (debut album from Newcastle Upon Tyne-based band; Hear here; Post Post Music)

“A Crescendo Ending,” Holly Munro (four-song EP; Hear here; Kartel Music Group)

“Change of Course,” Sebastien Ammann (feat. Ralph Alessi, John Hébert and Eric McPherson; Hear here; Ropeadope)

“Being Younger,” Katherine Perkins (debut album; Hear here; Twelve | Eight Records)

Do you know what you started? / I just came here to party

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

Reason Why, SOPHIE, Kim Petras & BC Kingdom 
Bolt Cutter Eyes, Brother Elsey 
How Free Do You Wanna Be?, Monica Aben 
Forgive Me, Philip (Trio Version), Brontez Purnell 
Mountaintop, Zeshan B 
Bad News, Michael Younker 
Things Are Getting Better, Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation 
When I’m in Need of a Loving God, Jenny Parrott 
Midsummer, Odd Marshall 
Get On My Lawn, Shehehe 
Underachiever, Lorna 
Slo-Mo, Gina Alice
Wild Eyed Blue, Oliver Hazard
Tidal song, The Doozers
Napoleon Baby, Sohodolls
Painting Mountains, LilRed
Get Your Flowers, Sapphira Cristál 
I Won’t Let Go, Vanishing Shores 
Vodka, Amanda McCarthy
Humble Yourself, NEDY
We the Gathered, Greg Copeland
Hanging in the Balance, Seized Up 
Chivi, Los Sufridos 
Easier, Stella Santana 
Better the Devil, King Pari 
Eight of Spades, Secondhand Dreamcar 
Beer & Baddies, Caldwell 
Nocturne With Fire, Scree 
Levitate, Billie Zizi 
People Pleaser, Sam Paige 
The One, LLOREN 
In the Dark, Hannah Stow 
Losing Sleep, Mighty Tortuga 
Takers, Discrepancies 


Rob Stone (co-founder of music publication The Fader)

Shifty Shellshock (Crazy Town frontman)

This Week In … 1975

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Love Will Keep Us Together,” Captain & Tennille

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “The Hustle,” Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony (from No. 29 to No. 7)

Highest Debut (No. 79) – “Fight the Power Part 1,” The Isley Brothers

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “Jive Talkin’,” Bee Gees (from No. 65 to No. 41)

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Sneakin’ Up Behind You,” Brecker Brothers

No. 1 Album – “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy,” Elton John

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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