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Published on June 9th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


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“Sling,” Clairo – July 16

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 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Manifest,” Bobby Sessions (Grammy-winning rapper’s label debut; guests: Rick Ross, Benny the Butcher, Freddie Gibbs, Lecrae, Hollyhood Bay Bay; Read here; High Standardz / Def Jam)

“Hall of Fame,” Polo G (guests: Nicki Minjai, Pop Smoke, Lil Wayne, Roddy Ricch, Rod Wave, Lil Durk, etc.; Columbia)

“Inside Voices,” K.Flay (five-song EP; guests: Tom Morello, Travis Barker; See here; BMG Rights Management)

“Happy Birthday Kodak,” Kodak Black (four-song EP; Atlantic)

“The Juicebox,” Emotional Oranges (guests: Vince Staples, Becky G, Biig Piig, THEY., Kiana Ledé, Chiiild, Channel Tres; Island)

“The BBC Sessions,” Phosphorescent (five in-studio, stripped-down performances from London, 2011-2013; Hear here; Dead Oceans)

“No More I,” Poggy (three-song EP; Mint 400)

“Power Lady,” Gracie Nash (six-song EP; Gracie Nash)

“Inside,” Bo Burnham (Imperial Distribution)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Solar Power, Lorde
We Made It, H.E.R.
Thot Shit, Megan Thee Stallion
Marry the Night, Kylie Minogue … from Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Reimagined: The Tenth Anniversary”
City of Music, Brad Paisley
Same Boat, Zac Brown Band
Rescue Me, Chris Young
I Want Love, Jessie J
Tell Me What You Want (from the video game “Wave Break”), Weezer
Need to Know, Doja Cat
Formwela 4, esperanza spalding
Misery, Los Lobos
Do the Television, Jake Shears
Qué Rico Fuera, Ricky Martin & Paloma Mami
Wonder, Yung Bae
My Own Monster, X Ambassadors
Chain My Heart, Topic x Bebe Rexha
Blouse, Clairo
Arrows in Words from the Sky, Machine Head
The New Normal, Christina LaRocca


Joey Dee (81)
Frank Beard (72)
Graham Russell (71)
Donnie Van Zant (69)
Gioia Bruno [Exposé] (58)
Dan Lavery [Tonic] (55)
Bruce Robison (55)
Smilin’ Jay McDowell [BR5-49] (52)
Tai Anderson [Third Day] (45)


Ron Moody (1924-2015)

Ornette Coleman (1930-2015)

Jim Ed Brown (1934-2015)

Seth Putnam (1968-2011)


“Beautiful Noise,” Neil Diamond (featuring “If You Know What I Mean”; producer: Robbie Robertson; guests: Garth Hudson, Dr. John, Larry Knechtel, David Paich, Jim Keltner, Russ Kunkel, Jim Gordon, Bob James, etc.; Columbia)


Jon Lukas (Maltese singer who had a U.K. Top 40 hit with “Can’t Afford to Lose”)


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