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Published on August 1st, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 1, 2021



“Sitting Pretty on Top of the World,” Lauren Alaina – Sept. 3

“How Beautiful Life Can Be,” The Lathums – Sept. 24

“Flux,” Poppy – Sept. 24

“Renewal,” Billy Strings – Sept. 24

“Coming Home,” Jerro – Oct. 1

“Existence Is Futile,” Cradle of Filth – release date and preorder links, Oct. 22

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“NOW That’s What I Call 12″ 80s: Extended,” various artists – Aug. 27


“Rock for Light,” Bad Brains – Sept. 24

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Above the Fray,” DāM-FunK (new single: “Above the Fray”; Hear here; Glydezone)

“IT’S OKAY, WE’RE DREAMING,” SEB (six-song EP; See here; Mom+Pop Music)

“Versatalien,” YTB Trench (12-song debut mixtape; Hear here; Young Stoner Life)

“Over It,” Bailey Baum (five-song EP; See here; Next Wave / Ultra Music)

“The Apartment On Third Street (Amazon Original),” Margot (violinist and composer’s debut album; Amazon Music)

“Reflection Riddim,” Drumwise (guests: Peetah Morgan, Jemere Morgan, Through The Roots, The Steppas, Fiji, Siaosi, Gavinchi Brown, etc.; Hear/Read here; Drumwise)

“Aros I Fi Yna,” N’Famady Kouyaté (four-song EP; Hear here; Libertino)

“Through the Smoke,” Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs (Hear here; Big Slippery)

“Common Ground,” Big Big Train (new single: “The Strangest Times”; English Electric Recordings)

“The Alchemist,” NOGA (four-song EP; new single: “Any Kind of Dream”; See here; VenusSounds)

“Compared to Nothing,” Shubumm (three-song EP; Shubumm)

“Phases & Stages,” Roger Dale (six-song EP; producer: Justine Blazer; Roger Dale)

“Suddenly,” Janet LaBelle (three-song EP; Wild Violet)

“Disconnect,” Darla Jade (six-song EP; Darla Jade)

“Tremblin’,” Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers (Dirty Water)

“Cultivate the Silence,” Sunny Riot (four-song EP; Candyshop Recordings)

“Bugs,” The Vindys (Hear/Read here; The Vindys)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Hole in My Heart, Martha Wainwright
Trick of the Light, Ike Reilly
No Drill, Curly J
Not Wock, Bktherula
No Funeral, Tree Hollow
Crystal Illusion, Thomas Thunder feat. Derek Sherinian, Bumblefoot & Tony Franklin
Get It in the End, Benny Trokan
LaLa, Josephine
Move Your Body, Jenane
Time of My Life, UPSAHL
Mistress Violet, Allie X & Violet Chachki
Unda Pressure, Projexx feat. Toian
In the Middle of the Night, Nelson Sobral

The Hypothetical, Caroline Romano
Nueces County, SoGone SoFlexy
Sinderella, Pink Elefants
Wait, M.A.G.S.
Do They?, Molly Moore
We Don’t Want You, Tipler
The Hypothetical, Caroline Romano
BREAKUP SZN, Gracie Carol
Mum, Gunke
Ceramic, Stephen James Orr feat. Danny Zaidman
She Just Wanted to Watch the Sky, Golden Boots
Without an End, Jordan Sommerlad feat. Lizzy Miller


Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (90)
Rick Anderson [The Tubes] (74)
Tim Bachman (70)
Robert Cray (68)
Michael Penn (63)
Joe Elliott (62)
Chuck D (61)
Suzi Gardner [L7] (61)
Coolio (58)
Dean Wareham [Galaxie 500 / Luna] (58)
Adam Duritz (57)
George Ducas (55)
Charlie Kelley (53)
Dhani Harrison (43)
Ashley Parker Angel [O-Town] (40)


Cilla Black (1943-2015)

Tommy Makem (1932-2007)

Bill Buchanan [Buchanan & Goodman] (1930-1996)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 1 IN … 1981 

MTV goes on the air, bringing music videos to the masses … of course, if you actually had cable 40 years ago.


Jacob Desvarieux (co-founder of the pioneering Caribbean zouk music band Kassav’)


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