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Published on June 21st, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: June 21, 2021



“Solar Power,” Lorde – Aug. 20

“Love Made Me Do It,” Kat Von D – Aug. 27

“Torn Arteries,” Carcass – Sept. 17

“For Louisiana,” Rod Gator – Sept. 17

“Kinfolk 2: See the Birds,” Nate Smith – Sept. 17

“Far In,” Helado Negro – Oct. 22

Best Sellers of 2021 (So Far). »


“NOW That’s What I Call A Decade: 1980s,” various artists – Aug. 6

“No Code,” Pearl Jam – Aug. 13

“Dog Man Star,” “Head Music” and “A New Morning,” The London Suede – Sept. 10


“Will,” Will Smith – Nov. 9

“London’s Record Shops,” Garth Cartwright & Quintina Valero – Dec. 1

“Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins,” Aidan Levy – Feb. 15, 2022

“Radiohead: Life in a Glasshouse,” John Aizlewood – April 1, 2022


“Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over,” Lydia Lunch – Aug. 31

“The Damned (The Criterion Collection),” Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmet Berger, et al – Sept. 28

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Shadows Live EP,” Zero 7 feat. Lou Stone (four songs; Hear here; BMG Rights Management)

“My Struggle,” Unfoonk (12-song mixtape; guests: Future, Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Duke, G Herbo, FN DaDealer, Lil Keed; new single: “Running Out of Patience”; See here; Young Stoner Life)

“Silver Lining II,” Jake Miller (21 songs; Hear here; Jake Miller Music / The Orchard)

“Baby Goat,” Young Devyn (eight-song debut EP; Hear here; 4th & Broadway, newly relaunched by Island)

“Ten Years To Home: Ken Stringfellow Imagines Puleo,” Ken Stringfellow & Joe Puleo (five-song EP; Read here; Puleo Music)

“Sweet Little Mystery,” CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE (See here; Pointy Head)

“Escape,” Khanvict (six-song EP; guests: Raaginder, Sharanjeet Singh Mand, Amritha Shakti; Hear here; Snakes x Ladders)

“Love Levitates,” Louis Baker (seven-song EP; producer: Devin Abrams; Hear here; Kartel Music Group)

“Just Called to Say,” Dee Gatti (eight-song debut EP; Hear here; The Orchard)

“Your View of a Former Me,” Phantom Atlantic (five-song EP; new single: “Man Like You”; See here; Phantom Atlantic)

“Disco!,” MIKE (See here; 10k)

“Summer Nocturnes,” Jon O’Bergh (producer: O’Bergh; first single: “Fireflies”; Hear here; Timescape)

“Fake Face,” Loops & Loops (new single: “Pain in My Heart”; Hear here; Loops & Loops)

“Expiration Date Pt1: Clara,” Moni Grace (three-song EP; Hear here; Moni Grace)

“Serendipity,” John Stein (See here; Whaling City Sound)

“Into Oblivion,” Macabre Decay (Grind to Death)

“Are We Really Alive?,” NO:IR (six-song debut EP; See here; NO:IR)

“Kāma Sūtra,” Syndone (Italian prog ensemble’s new concept album; Mantico)

“A Sleeping Place,” Gawain and the Green Knight (EP; new single: “Birds & Wine”; Gawain and the Green Knight)

“Pitch Black Heaven,” Halo’s Eve (six-song EP; See here; Anesthetize Productions)

“Ayla,” Bilbosa (four-song EP; See here; Seahorse Recordings)

“Lonely Cinema II,” HILOTRONS (six-song EP; new single: “Painted Elvis”; HILOTRONS)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Waiting for the Band, Gary Kemp
Sugarcane / Lonestar, Twin Shadow
Gemini and Leo, Helado Negro
Falene, Sophie and the Giants
Hanoï (Kel-P Remix), Marie Minet
Crazy, Dylan Hartigan
Imminent Shadow, Spencer Cullum
More Real, Andrew Rinehart
Lauve, Ricky Mendoza
COLD, Cigar Club
Move On Baby, The Allergies
To Be Free, Elizabeth Leslie
As I Went Down, Marvin Brooks
Out of Love, Katie Kittermaster
Young Folks, Forgét Mej
I Am Nothing, Kat Von D
Find My Baby, Public Nature
Unbreakable, Kingdom Collapse
Idlewild, lodet
That’s Who You Are, Moses
Gone to Color, Voyeur Nation feat. Carson Cox

 TOUR DATES  (just added)

» Algiers
» Dierks Bentley
» Molly Burch
» deadmau5
» Erasure
» Halestorm
» Il Divo
» Japanese Breakfast
» Karol G
» Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
» Simple Minds
» Sleigh Bells
» Thrice
» twenty one pilots
» ZZ Top


Lalo Schifrin (89)
Eumir Deodato (78)
Ray Davies (77)
Brenda Holloway (75)
Joey Molland (74)
Joey Kramer (71)
Nils Lofgren (70)
Marcella Detroit (69)
Kathy Mattea (62)
Kip Winger (60)
Porter Howell [Little Texas] (57)
Sonique (56)
Allison Moorer (49)
Justin Cary [Sixpence None the Richer] (46)
Mike Einziger (45)
Brandon Flowers (40)
Kris Allen (36)
Lana Del Rey (36)
Chandler Baldwin [LANCO] (29)
Rebecca Black (24)

Getting caught up …

June 20 Birthdays: Brian Wilson (79), Anne Murray (76), Andre Watts (75), Lionel Richie (72), Michael Anthony (67), John Taylor (61), Murphy Karges [Sugar Ray] (54), Dan Tyminski (54), Twiggy Ramirez [Marilyn Manson] (50), Chino Moreno [Deftones] (48), Amos Lee (44), Charlotte Hatherley (42), Chris Thompson [The Eli Young Band] (41), Alisan Porter (40), Grace Potter (38), Chris Dudley [Underoath] (38), Adam Hann [The 1975] (33)


John Lee Hooker (1917-2001)

June Christy (1925-1990)


“Yesterday and Today,” The Beatles (remembered primarily for the controversy surrounding its original “butcher” cover image; featuring “Yesterday,” “Drive My Car,” “Nowhere Man,” “Day Tripper,” “We Can Work It Out” and “Act Naturally”; producer: George Martin; Capitol)


Nobuo Hara (Japanese jazz saxophonist)


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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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