Updates + Additions

New Releases

“Magic Fig,” Magic Fig – May 17

“The Joke of Life,” Spencer Thomas – May 17

“It’s Inside You,” Candy – June 7

“Santa Cruz,” Pedro the Lion – June 7

“A Pawn Surrender,” Rose Hotel – June 7

“Light of Death,” Umbra Vitae – June 7

“Low Hanging Stars,” David Serby – June 14

“The Healer,” Sumac – June 21

“Love Changes Everything,” Dirty Three – June 28

“Cacophony,” Paris Paloma – Aug. 30

New Music Friday: April 5, 2024

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Reissues

“17 IS RIGHT HERE,” SEVENTEEN – May 3

Vinyl

“Awake,” Godsmack – May 17

“A Private Heaven (40th Anniversary Edition),” Sheena Easton – May 31

“At the Renaissance,” Ben Webster – Sept. 13

DVD + Blu-ray

“The Powerpuff Girls: The Complete Series,” Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Tom Kane, et al – May 21

Music Books

“The Secret Public: How LGBTQ Resistance Shaped Popular Culture (1955-1979),” Jon Savage – June 6

“One Note at a Time,” Kenny G – Sept. 24

“Stay Positive,” The Hold Steady – Oct. 1

“Walking Disaster: My Life Through Heaven and Hell,” Deryck Whibley – Oct. 8

Just Released

(Surprise releases + more)

“Erase,” The Rocky Valentines (Charles Martin and Co.’s debut album; Hear here; Tooth & Nail)

“Pool Sharks,” Pool Sharks (Boulder/Fort Collins psych-rock band’s debut album; Hear here; Shool Parks)

“River of Memory,” Granny Smith (five-song EP; Granny Smith)

“Believin’ is Seein’,” Re Mattei (Hear here; Trendy Girl)

“Pictures in the Dark,” Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir (Hear here; Caroline County Record Company)

I thought love was only true in fairy tales / Meant for someone else but not for me

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

On the Road, Walk off the Earth 
Torn in Two, Beachwood Sparks 
Nothing Else, Hayes Noble 
Quit Kidding Yourself, Palm Ghosts 
Embers, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater keyboardist) 
Where You At These Days?, breathe. feat. Joe Unknown 
Being Annoying, F**ked Up 
The Jack in the Box Gets a New Bicycle, Nraakors 
Love the Sinner, Griefcat 
Collide, Chasing Kites
In Limbo, Pale Jay 
While We’re Here, Bandana Sons 

Feathers and Wax, Erik Lankin
Spurious Ovation, Wretched Blessing 
I’ll See U In My Dreams, GrooveGalore MuziK 
Higher, Boogie Monster 
Sound the Siren, Cellmod feat. Elaycie 
OMG, Reese Warren 
Kickin’, Devarrow 
What Do You Believe?, Dream Machine 
Dead Ends, Holly Munro 
Farewell to Ghosts, About You 
Honky Tonk Southern Sky, Colin Lillie 
Psykosoma, Isolated Youth 
Colourblind, Andy X 
$5, Nico Vega 
Howay, Sonny Tennet 
Barely Living Proof, Mutes 

R.I.P.

John Sinclair (singer and former MC5 manager)

Chris Cross (Ultravox bassist)

Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment)

Gerry Conway (British folk-rock drummer played with Fairport Convention and Cat Stevens)

This Week In … 1999

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Believe,” Cher 

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “C’est La Vie,” B*Witched (from No. 25 to No. 17) 

Highest Debut (No. 79) – “One More Try,” Divine 

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “When I Close My Eyes,” Shanice (from No. 91 to No. 16) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen),” Baz Luhrmann

No. 1 Album – “FanMail,” TLC

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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