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Pause & Play Today: May 15, 2024


Updates + Additions

New Releases

“THE PARADOX IN ME,” Terence Fixmer – June 21

“Crash,” Kehlani – June 21

“God Said No,” Omar Apollo – June 28

“Tailem Bend,” ORB – July 12

“Caracoles,” Orquesta Akokán – July 12

“3 BPM,” Christopher Rountree – July 12

“All Hell,” Los Campesinos! – July 19

“Kansas Anymore,” ROLE MODEL – July 19

“Red Mile,” Crack Cloud – July 26

“One Machine At a Time,” Shonali – July 26

“All of This Awaits You,” Swami & The Bed of Nails – Aug. 2

“Easy Company,” Futurebirds – Aug. 9

“Milton + esperanza,” Milton Nascimento & esperanza spalding – Aug. 9

“The Southern,” The Cold Stares – Sept. 6

“Flash-A-Magic,” Luke Winslow-King – Sept. 6

“Something For Everybody,” Sammy Rae & The Friends – Sept. 20

“Things We Have in Common,” Efterklang – Sept. 27

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“Mind Games (The Ultimate Collection),” John Lennon – July 12


“Black Sails in the Sunset (25th Anniversary Edition),” AFI – July 19

Just Released

“Hello Stranger,” Emmy Meli (seven-song debut EP; Hear here; BMG Rights Management)

“Leaving,” Henry Chadwick (five-song EP; Hear here; Washateria Recordings)

“Rough Mix,” Sivan Langer (new single: “It’s Alright”; Hear here; Synonym)

“Nowhere,” Friday Pilots Club (Chicago-based rock band’s debut album; producers: Friday Pilots Club, Dan Farber, David Burris, Sweater Beats, John Fields, Chris Lyon; Hear here; See here; Friday Pilots Club)

“The Songwriter,” Jerry Salley (Hear here; Very Jerry Records)

“Pie Chart of Love,” RubyJoyful (Colorado duo’s debut album; Hear here; RubyJoyful)

“The Sex Was Good Until It Wasn’t,” Xana (Vancouver-based pop artist’s second album; Hear here; Xana)

“Write It Down,” Ciara Grace (debut album; producers: Grace, Glenn Barratt; Hear here; Hubbub! Music)

“Head Void,” From Indian Lakes (Hear here; little shuteye)

“Of Earth and its Timely Delights,” Camp Saint Helene (Misery Mother)

I'm feeling good from my hat to my shoe / Know where I am going and I know what to do

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

where is your pride?, Moby 
We Made It, Sammy Rae & The Friends feat. Celisse 
Little Chaos, Orla Gartland 
FOOL 4 U, Matty 
shaniatwainlovestory, Winter 
differ3nt today, STEFA* 
Abdita Telluris, Loup Barrow 
No Escape By Land or Sea But the Air and the Sky are Free, Erik Lankin 
Michigan, Tasha 
Luckiest Girl Alive, Sydney Sherrill 
Savage, CrowJane 
Parking Lot, Sloan Golden 
Cita Soñada, El Larra 
Let’s Go to France, Micah McLaurin 
If You Don’t Want Me, The Freedom Affair 
Same Cloth, Leah Jane 
Timeline, hey, nothing 
10 Boyfriends, Chrissy Chlapecka 
Sun Don’t Shine, Wolfgang Valbrun 
Mona, Yugs 


Jimmy James (leader of Jimmy James and the Vagabonds)

This Week In … 1962

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Soldier Boy,” The Shirelles

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “The One Who Really Loves You,” Mary Wells (from No. 34 to No. 17) 

Highest Debut (No. 58) – “Follow That Dream,” Elvis Presley 

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” Ray Charles (from No. 86 to No. 53) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “If I Cried Every Time You Hurt Me,” Wanda Jackson 

No. 1 Album – “West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording),” various artists 

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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