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Published on April 19th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: April 19, 2022



“Arkhon,” Zola Jesus – May 20

” ‘Flicted,” Bruce Hornsby – May 27

“Inside Problems,” Andrew Bird – June 3

“Freakout/Release,” Hot Chip – Aug. 19

“Ride,” Walter Trout – Aug. 19

“How To Be A Person Like Other People,” Embrace – Aug. 26

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“Wild Creatures,” Neko Case – April 22


“Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (50th Anniversary Edition),” The Staple Singers – June 24

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Brand New Day,” Shaky Feelin (Funzalo)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Livin’ For the Ones, Bonnie Raitt |
Desire, Zola Jesus |
FEED THEM, Kelis … In honor of Earth Month, Kelis and Daily Harvest have teamed for a new campaign centered around mindful eating and sustainability (Read here) |
Down, Hot Chip |
Oh Really?, Lou Phelps feat. Joyce Wrice & Guapdad 4000 |
Mwebene, Paul Payne837
In Your Corner (for Scott Hutchison), Dan Mangan |
Glow Up, Bugatti Bonsu feat. Keesh
Bloodshed, Ariel Arbisser
My Bones, Sweet Giant |


Alan Price (80)
Tim Curry (76)
Mark “Flo” Volman (75)
Bekka Bramlett (54)
Luis Miguel (52)
Madeleine Peyroux (48)
Steve Johnson [Alabama Shakes] (37)


Jim Steinman (1947-2021)

Levon Helm (1940-2012)

Steve Conway (1920-1952)


“I am no better and neither are you
We’re all the same, whatever we do”


“Big Science,” Laurie Anderson (her debut album, featuring “O Superman,” which reached No. 2 in the U.K.; producers: Anderson, Roma Baran; Warner)


Roderick “Pooh” Clark (an original member of Hi-Five)

Jerry Doucette (founder of the JUNO-winning band Doucette)


> Deezer Streaming Service, Valued at $1.1 Billion, Strikes SPAC Deal to Go Public | Variety

> Jack Harlow Flies ‘First Class’ to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 | Billboard

> Revolve Festival Responds to Backlash Over Conditions | Complex

> Mac Miller’s Drug Supplier Is Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison | The A.V. Club

> Wu-Tang Clan, Nas Join Forces for ‘NY State of Mind Tour’ | Rolling Stone

> Danny Elfman Debriefs On His Memorable Coachella Performance | Stereogum

> Camila Cabello Carpool Karaoke | The Late Late Show With James Corden

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