Updates + Additions

New Releases

“Easy Truths,” Kyle Kimbrell – April 5

“Older,” Lizzy McAlpine – April 5

“Defiance Part 2: Fiction,” Ian Hunter – April 19

“Beyond Shadowland,” SiX By SiX – April 26

“Sometimes, Late At Night,” Jharis Yokley – May 3

“Vows,” Hot Water Music – May 10

“Unmeasurable Terms,” Jack Manley – May 10

“Frog in Boiling Water,” DIIV – May 24

“Gravity Stairs,” Crowded House – May 31

“Below the Waste,” Goat Girl – June 7

“Out Here In It,” Tracy Lawrence – June 7

“Heavy Soul,” Joanne Shaw Taylor – June 7

“Earl Jam,” Tony Trischka – June 7

New Music Friday: Feb. 23, 2024

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Reissues

“The Lost Studio Sessions 1964-1982,” Gene Clark – April 19

“Live in Amsterdam 1972,” The Flying Burrito Brothers – April 19

“A Pocket Full of Miracles / One Dozen Roses / Flying High Together / What Love Has Joined Together,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – April 19

“Mejor de Los Nuggetz: ’60s Garage and Psych,” various artists – April 19

DVD + Blu-ray

“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – The Final Season” and “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – The Complete Series,” John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornis, et al – April 16

“Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill,” Judee Sill – April 16

Music Books

“Brothers,” Alex Van Halen – Oct. 22

Just Released

(Surprise releases + more)

“We Got to Change,” James Brown (three-song EP; unreleased track from 1970; Hear here; Republic)

“Dusk,” Gaby Moreno (Grammy winner’s ninth album; producer: Dan Knobler; See here; Cosmica Artists)

“The Best Year of My Life,” Alessandra (Norwegian pop artist’s seven-song debut EP; Hear here; Casablanca / Republic)

“14 Hits That Don’t Quit,” Tandoori Knights (new single: first single: “Je Me Souviens”; Hear/Read here; Rad Girlfriend)

“The Deacon Speaks,” Steve (Deacon) Hunter (producer: Hunter; Hear here; Steve Hunter)

“A New Territory Kind of Heart,” Burniscous (producer: The Best; guests: Bailey Jehl, Deza; new sinlge: “My Horse is on 100 Today”; Hear here; Songtradr)

“One Breath,” Jordan Whitmore (three-song EP; Jordan Whitmore)

“In Daddy’s Arms Again,” Vili V (new single: “Constellation High”; Hear here; Vili V)

Heavenly Father watchin' us fall / We take from each other and give nothing at all

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

Over the Moon, Lily Meola 
Don’t Want a Love Song, Bryant Barnes 
Hearts on the Run, Delta Goodrem 
Highlights, Sasha Alex Sloan 
yellow light, Kitty Coen 
The Lost Ones, Sue Decker 
Heroes of the Heart, The Strike 
Doppelgänger, Knives 
This Machine Builds Facists, Here’s The Steeple 
War, Rose Betts 
The Sleeper and the Bed, Doris Club 
Write Her Off (WHO), Freya Beer 
Chlorine, Ded Hyatt 
Limbo, Charli Lark 
Hearts On Fire, LOVECOLOR 
KEEP IT SIMPLE!, crêpe girl 
The Early Bird Catches, Karate Boogaloo 
RiTchie Valens, RiTchie 
Okay, Okay, Sabrina Song 
My Tentacles, Mieko Shimizu 

R.I.P.

Rita McKenzie (actress-singer and star of the long-running one-woman show “Ethel Merman’s Broadway”)

Ben Lanzarone (composer behind music in such hit shows as “The Love Boat” and “Happy Days”)

Steve Wright (BBC Radio 2 disc jockey)

Ian “Tich” Amey (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich)

Dexter Romweber (Flat Duo Jets)

Greg “Fritz” Hinz (Helix drummer)

This Week In … 1996

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men 

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “Sittin’ Up In My Room,” Brandy (from No. 13 to No. 6) 

Highest Debut (No. 32) – “I Want to Come Over,” Melissa Etheridge 

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “All the Things (Your Man Won’t Do),” Joe (from No. 78 to No. 58) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Caught a Lite Sneeze,” Tori Amos 

No. 1 Album – “Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album,” various artists 

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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