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Pause & Play Today: May 14, 2024

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Updates + Additions

New Releases

“Bow to Love,” Isobel Campbell – new release date: June 14

“BABYLON,” Gasket – June 21

“Here We Are,” Sierra Green & The Giants – June 21

“As Above, So Below,” Highly Suspect – July 19

“In Green / We Dream,” Parlor Greens – July 19

“Grim Iconic…(Sadistic Mantra),” J.R.C.G. – Aug. 2

“Realistic IX,” Belong – Aug. 9

“When a Thought Grows Wings,” Luna Li – Aug. 23

“AVANTI,” Malice K – Aug. 23

Title TBA, Thomas Rhett – Aug. 23

“Moon Mirror,” Nada Surf – Sept. 13

“Shirt,” Porches – Sept. 13

“The love it took to leave you,” Colin Stetson – Sept. 13

“Soft Tissue,” Tindersticks – Sept. 13

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“Bridge of Sighs (50th Anniversary Edition),” Robin Trower – new release date: June 7

“#1’s – Volume 1,” Billy Currington – July 5

“Duran Duran,” “Rio,” “Seven and the Ragged Tiger,” “Notorious” and “Big Thing,” Duran Duran – July 19

“I’m Alive: The Don Fardon Anthology 1967-1974,” Don Fardon – July 19

“The Albums 1983-93,” John Miles – July 19


“Closer to the Truth,” Cher – June 28

“The Very Best of Londonbeat,” Londonbeat – June 28

“The Mugwumps,” The Mugwumps – July 5

“Christopher Cross,” Christopher Cross – July 12

Music Books

“Pretend We’re Dead: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Women in Rock in the ’90s,” Tanya Pearson – Jan. 28, 2025

Just Released

“Atavista,” Childish Gambino (guests: Ariana Grande, 21 Savage, Summer Walker, Young Nudy, Ink, Kadhja Bonet; Hear here; RCA)

“I Want It All Right Now (Deluxe),” GROUPLOVE (2023 album; with six new tracks, including “Can You Feel My Love”; Hear here; Glassnote)

“The Singularity,” Bear McCreary (guests: Slash, Rufus Wainwright, Serj Tankian, Brendan McCreary, Jens Kidman, Mega Ran, et al; Sparks & Shadows / Mutant)

“VOLUME 1,” MRCY (British duo’s debut album; new single: “California”; Hear here; Dead Oceans)

“House On a Hill (Deluxe),” Eric Nam (2023 album; with four new songs, including “Wish I Didn’t Care”; See here; The Eric Nam Company / The Orchard)

“bleeding heart,” Alexander Stewart (Canadian singer-songwriter’s debut album; new single: “How Dare You”; See here; FAE)

“That 1 Tyme In The Studio: Acoustic Selections,” Lyrics Born (Mobile Home Recordings)

“Britpop,” A. G. Cook (New Atlas)

“Live in London,” Aswad (SMC Records)

“Old Main Chapel,” Ron Miles (live with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade; Blue Note)

“Sugar Kingdom,” The Sidleys (Hear here; The Sidleys)

“Forever and a Little While,” Side Saddle (four-song EP; producer: Peter Katis; Cedar Lodge)

“Answers,” Holland Andrews (five-song EP; LEITER)

“Shadows of Blue,” Mergui (five-song EP; producers: Mergui, David Foster, K-KOV; Hear here; Saban Music Partners)

“Still Your Girl,” Destiny Rogers (Mexican-American pop singer’s debut album; guest: Daniel Seavey; Hear here; Human Re-Sources)

“through the telescope,” Karin Ann (Slovakian indie-folk-rock artist’s debut album; guest: Imogen Heap; new single: “i don’t believe in God”; See here; 3amRecords)

“Lovers’ Gothic,” Maïa Davies (new single: “Isn’t Love Everything”; See here; acronym Records)

You and I must make a pact / We must bring salvation back

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

Clementine, Yung Gravy
Believe, Gus Dapperton … a cover of Cher
Headrush, Ski Mask the Slump God
Hungry for Life, Bad Wolves feat. Chris Daughtry
Light ‘Em Up, The Dead Daisies
Zombie Brain Drain, Paige Stark feat. Cherry Glazerr & Jon Brion
Wednesday Afternoon, Palaye Royale
Baby Has a Frown, Ouri
Alma Florecida, Gaby Moreno y LA LOM
Dumb Blonde, rlyblonde
Nunca Sabrás Quien Soy, El Kintano y la Venerea
Grass on the Grave, Allie Colleen
The Way It Goes, Ella Galvin
Lifeline, The Almas
More Than Sorry, The Cravens
Craving, MELZ
Desperate Company, Red Shahan

Overdrive, Model Child
In Green / We Dream, Parlor Greens
You Will Never Get Me, CANDY
Dreamland, Sophie Lilah
Stuck Inside a Map, Arto Vaun
Rush Hour, Cognate Souls
Grass on the Grave, Allie Colleen 
Tide, Sister Envy 
Two Cousins, Jeremy Ledbetter Trio 

We’re Not Twins, Schande
Sweet Nothings, Otlo
weird, Pomme
Tamed, Barstool Confession
Frustration, Johnny Hunter
Never Too Old to Die Young, The Flying Raye
All I Need, Masino
If I Know You, Jagger Whitaker
Non Tempus, Sustinere
I Don’t Think I Love You Anymore, Foreign Mornings
Ko, Rico Casazza & Boris Castro
Flowers, Penso Amor Digo Furia
Creation / Abandonment, Liminal Shade


David Sanborn (Grammy-winning jazz great)

John Barbata (drummer for The Turtles, CSNY, Jefferson Airplane/Starship)

This Week In … 1972

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” Roberta Flack 

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “Sylvia’s Mother,” Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (from No. 37 to No. 20) 

Highest Debut (No. 71) – “Troglodyte (Cave Man),” The Jimmy Castor Bunch

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “There It Is (Part 1),” James Brown (No. 100 to No. 62)

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Jubilation,” Paul Anka

No. 1 Album – “First Take,” Roberta Flack 

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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