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Published on April 26th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: April 26, 2021



“BUMMER,” cleopatrick – June 4

“All Over the Place,” KSI – July 16

“Crying on the Bathroom Floor,” Will Young – Aug. 6

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“Everything We Had To Leave Behind,” Chicane (Hear/Read here; Armada Music)

“Knight in Neukölln,” Riah Knight (five-song EP; new single: “Lament to Love”; See here; Get Together)

“LV-426,” Hideous Divinity (three-song EP; new single: “Chestburst”; Century Media)

“Crépuscule,” Rêves sonores (new single: “Swan Song”; See here; Youngbloods)

“Head Above the Waters,” DijahSB (guests: Ray HMND, Chris Castello, Harrison; DijahSB)

“Memories and Dreams,” Cody Carpenter (Blue Canoe)

Other Notable Releases

Black Fly Swaine Delgado Charlie Houston
Racquel Jones MAKS the Fox Proper Nouns
DL Rossi Tombstones in Their Eyes Eli West
Bodom After Midnight Slim Thug Twiztid
Blackbriar The Prize Fighter Inferno Arooj Aftab


Daniel, Will Young
See the World, Brett Dennen
Do It Again, YSN Flow feat. Doe Boy
Perfect, Mannequin Pussy
Better Way, Watchhouse … folk duo formerly known as Mandolin Orange; produced by Josh Kaufman
Amtrak, Los Retros
Criminal, SosMula
Life’s Short, Drink Tall, Curt Chambers
Summer Moons, Brendan Scott Friel
Dreaming, Dreamers Crime
Fire Tales, Sage of New England
Take Me to the Stars, Murdocco
Choose Your High, Blakk Mantra


Carol Burnett (88)
Duane Eddy (83)
Maurice Williams (83)
Giorgio Moroder (81)
Bobby Rydell (79)
Gary Wright (78)
Roger Taylor [Duran Duran] (61)
Chris Mars (60)
Michael Damian (59)
Jimmy Stafford [Train] (57)
Jeff Huskins [Little Texas] (55)
Joe Caverlee [Yankee Grey] (53)
Ruth Anne [Olive] (51)
T-Boz (51)
Jay DeMarcus (50)
Michael Jeffers [Pinmonkey] (49)
Joey Jordison (46)
Jose Pasillas [Incubus] (45)
Ms. Dynamite (40)


George Jones (1931-2013)

Phoebe Snow (1950-2011)

Adrian Borland (1957-1999)

Carmine Coppola (1910-1991)

Leo Arnaud (1904-1991)

Count Basie (1904-1984)


“It’s Our Thing,” The Isley Brothers (featuring “It’s Your Thing,” “I Know Who You Been Socking It To” and “Give the Women What They Want”; producers: The Isley Brothers; T-Neck / Buddah)


Charlie Black (Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer co-wrote “Shadows in the Moonlight” and “A Little Good News” for Anne Murray and Jennifer Warnes’ “I Know a Heartache When I See One”)


> Rolling Stones Legend Ronnie Wood Is Cancer-Free for a Second Time (CNN)

> Billboard’s 2021 International Power Players (Billboard)

> Spotify’s Miniplayer for Facebook Launches (The Verge)

> Rock Producer Michael Wagener Announces His Retirement (Ultimate Classic Rock)

> AppleTV+ Announces New Docuseries ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’ (uDiscover Music)

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