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Pause & Play Today: May 21, 2024


Updates + Additions

New Releases

“Comic Sonix,” Pepe Deluxé – June 21

“Good Intentions Gone Bad,” Chris Cain – July 19

“Make It Feel Like the Garden,” Eliza & The Delusionals – July 19

“Are Possible,” Nathan Bowles Trio – July 26

“Memphis Royal Brothers,” Memphis Royal Brothers – July 26

“Hiraeth,” Respire – July 26

“Still Willing,” Personal Trainer – Aug. 2

“The Well I Fell Into,” WHY? – Aug. 2

“Disaster Trick,” Horse Jumper of Love – Aug. 16

“Live at Greenfield Lake,” Steep Canyon Rangers – Aug. 30

“Telos,” Zedd – Aug. 30

“Echo Afternoon,” Finish Ticket – Sept. 6

“Yesterwynde,” Nightwish – Sept. 20

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“The Ultimate Live at the BBC,” The Yardbirds – new release date: June 28

“The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest (40th Anniversary Special Edition),” The Young Fresh Fellows – June 28

“Best of 1969-1974,” Fleetwood Mac – July 26

“Penthouse and Pavement (Deluxe Edition)” and “The Luxury Gap (Deluxe Edition),” Heaven 17 – July 26

“Heaven Sent: The Rise of New Pop 1979-1983,” various artists – July 26

“Electric Lady Studios: A Jimi Hendrix Vision,” Jimi Hendrix Experience – Sept. 13


“A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean,” “Havana Daydreamin'” and “Banana Wind,” Jimmy Buffett – July 12

“Voodoo Lounge (30th Anniversary Edition),” The Rolling Stones – July 12

DVD + Blu-ray

“Dexter’s Laboratory: The Complete Series,” Christine Cavanaugh, Candi Milo, Allison Moore, Kat Cressida, et al – June 25

“Young Sheldon: The Final Season” and “Young Sheldon: Complete Series,” Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Jim Parsons, et al – Sept. 24

Music Books

“Sixties British Pop, Outside In, Volume 1: Downtown, 1956-1965” and “Sixties British Pop, Outside In, Volume 2: Itchycoo Park, 1964-1970,” Gordon Ross Thompson – Aug. 16

“Unlovable,” Darren Hayes – Nov. 5

Just Released

“Second Son, Part Two,” ALLMAN BROWN (five-song EP; Hear here; Nettwerk)

“Handle With Care,” Kitty Ca$h (eight-song EP; guests: Kilo Kish, Rico Nasty, Thundercat, James Fauntleroy, Rozet, George Rily, Paw Paw Rodney; Hear here; A Good Cry Records)

“Big Talk Big Party,” ANT ENOCH (Sydney alt-pop artist’s six-song debut EP; Hear here; Embassy of Music)

“LAUGHINGFISH,” Black Dresses (their final album; Blacksquares Media)

“The Last Day of Summer,” Jeff Slate (guests: Earl Slick, Duff McKagan, Mick Talbot, Steve Cradock, Todd Morse, Mark Plati; Schnitzel)

“Baby Gear,” Kaya Hoax (Montreal-based musician’s six-song debut EP; new single: “Kicker”; Hear here; Kaya Hoax)

“Actually, the quiet is nice,” Draag (six-song EP; Julia’s War)

“… buried where you stand,” Mutes (No Sound Records)

“Purity,” Morgan Garrett (Orange Milk)

“Electric Paradise,” rocomoco & The Hidden (Hear here; Aviary Bridge)

“The Ravine,” Social Creatures (Brooklyn-based quartet’s four-song EP; Hear here; BonFire)

“Times Are Changin’,” Fraser Churchill (Nashville-based British/Canadian singer-songwriter’s six-song debut EP; new single: “Masterpiece”; See here; November Yellow)

“You Can Do Better,” Blacklite District (Hear here; AK19 Entertainment, LLC)

“Rising,” Abbey Masonbrink (debut album; Abbey Masonbrink)

Love is but a song we sing / Fear's the way we die

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

Think I’m In Love With You (Live From The 59th ACM Awards), Chris Stapleton & Dua Lipa 
Oblivion, Phish 
Over and Over, Shelby Lynne 
The Portal, Jewel 
back from the dead, Lyn Lapid & mxmtoon 
Wonderful, Tones and I 
MEDZ, The Used 
We Don’t Love Enough, The Harlem Gospel Travelers 
Paperweight, Smallpools 
Modus, JakoJako 
You Just Want What You Can’t Have, Rainy Eyes 
Good Things, Bridget Barkan 
Kick It, flor 
Right Here, Blurry Paige 

Tomorrow, Yemi Alade 
Red Light, Omar Rudberg 
Somebody Say Amen, Rhett Walker 
TWINK, Tom Nethersole 
Loneliness, Trapdoor Social 
Valentine, Flower Face 
Empty, Devour the Day 
Sick Note, Sonny Tennet 
Forever Young, Henry Morris 
Americana Shredder, The Great Kat 
Here Right Now, Jessica Wilde 
Another Lover, VINCINT feat. Adam Lambert 
Electric, Arabella and The Heist 
Cool Sparkling Water, Lonnie Walker 
Agradecido, Icarus Phoenix 
Move Away, Brandon Poletti
Hoochicoo, Sugarpop Sensation
Heaven on Earth, Worthitpurchase 
Jailbird, The Stranger In My Head 


Peggi Blu (“Star Search” champion and vocal coach on “American Idol”)

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Polish composer won Academy Award for “Finding Neverland”)

Frank Ifield (Australian country singer-guitarist)

Franchino (pioneering Italian disco DJ and vocalist)

Jon Wysocki (drummer and founding member of Staind)

“Spider” John Koerner (of the blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover)

This Week In … 1983

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Let’s Dance,” David Bowie

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “Never Gonna Let You Go,” Sérgio Mendes (from No. 35 to No. 27)

Highest Debut (No. 49) – “The Woman In You,” Bee Gees

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “Come Dancing,” The Kinks (from No. 72 to No. 50)

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “The Walls Came Down,” The Call

No. 1 Album – “Thriller,” Michael Jackson 

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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