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Published on June 28th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: June 28, 2021



“Gold Chain Cowboy,” Parker McCollum – July 30

“Mordechai Remixes,” Khruangbin – Aug. 6

“She’s Automatic,” Cruzados – Aug. 13

“Ceremony,” Eric Hilton – Aug. 20

“467 Surf and Gun Club,” Robert Ellis Orrall – Aug. 20

“The Way I Wanna Go (25th Anniversary Album),” Trace Adkins – Aug. 27

“La Cruzada,” Alejandro Escovedo – Aug. 27

“WEB MAX,” Web Web – Aug. 27

“Little Kahuna,” Vana Liya – Sept. 3

“Lean Into Life,” Petey – Sept. 3

“Rest in Blue,” Gerry Rafferty – Sept. 3

“Grow,” Joshua Henry – Sept. 10

“Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town (a blues odyssey),” Tommy Castro – Sept. 17

“Slot Machine Syndrome,” Caleb Lee Hutchinson – Sept. 17

“Always,” Eric Krasno – Sept. 17

“Steadman’s Wake,” The Connells – Sept. 24

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »

UPCOMING RELEASES (no release date yet)

“If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” Halsey – Date TBD


“Back to the Light (Deluxe Edition),” Brian May – Aug. 6

“Waiting For The Weekend: The United Artists & Liberty Recordings,” The Vapors – Aug. 13

“Disco 75,” various artists – Aug. 20

“Marian Anderson – Beyond the Music: Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings,” Marian Anderson – Aug. 27

“The Island Recordings 1972-1973,” Vinegar Joe – Aug. 27

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Live at the Hallowed Halls,” Sleater-Kinney (Amazon Original four-song EP; Mom+Pop Music)

“White Blood Cells (Deluxe),” The White Stripes (2001 album; 20th anniversary deluxe digital edition includes a bonus live performance of the classic album, recorded in its entirety at Detroit’s Gold Dollar on June 7, 2001; See here; Third Man / Legacy)

“TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION,” Turnstile (four-song EP; Roadrunner)

“Beautiful Things Don’t Ask for Attention,” Lyric Echoes (guest: Nils Petter Molvaer; See here; u n i t)

“Dagnasterpus,” Dagnasterpus (Six Degrees)

“Another World,” The Lesson GK (guests: DJ Premier, Harry Mack; Hear here; Jammcard)

“Love Letterz,” Marzz (six-song EP; See here; Keep Cool / RCA)

“Night Before,” Giulia. (seven-song EP; new single: “Baby Dyke”; Hear here; Giulia.)

“EP01,” Losers (four-song EP; 61seconds records)

“Beyond,” Delta Nove (guests: Fred Wesley, Ozomatli’s Jiro Yamaguchi, Jason Hann, Adryon DeLeon; new single: “Big Sky”; See here; Delta Nove)

“SONDER,” Ahmore (six-song EP; Hear here; Lunchbox)

“Motion/Prosper,” PAEVE (Hear here; La Nuit / Loki Artist Group)

“#respectfully,” Lil Xxel (Hear here; 300 Entertainment)

“Trilogy II,” Theo Tams (three-song EP; new single: “Quit U Love”; Hear here; Hidden Pony)

“Fallen Roses,” Timothy Rose (Timothy Rose Music)

“Tiny House EP,” Rhys Evan (producer: Mike Mason; new single: “Arcade Running”; Maltbarn Recordings)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

All I Know So Far (Acoustic – Amazon Original), P!nk
At the Top, Coi Leray feat. Kodak Black & Mustard
More Than a Woman (SG’s Paradise Edit), Bee Gees x SG Lewis
18, Jeremy Zucker
If She Could Only See Me Now (Live), Deer Tick
High, M. Aubrey
Weekend Run, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Who I Am, Caleb Lee Hutchinson … finished second on season 18 of “American Idol”
3 Purple Hearts, Ryland James
Stop Fighting, Matthew Whitaker
Active, Bakersteez feat. Stylo G
HANDS, Mandolynne
Everybody Gets to Be Wrong, David Climaco Garcia
Secret Service, OhGeesy
Almost Happy, LACES feat. Butch Walker
Won’t Do, Caleb Giles
Shape of Fear, Matt Jaffe
This Is Me, Tyler Short
Say You Will, Royal Wood

Nothing’s Gonna Change, Rowan
Loud, The Collection
Fast Car, Felly
Manboy, Lia D’Sau
CPH, Monica Aben
Eye for an Eye, AP Tobler
Dive In, Molosser
Underground, Waterglow
Autumn, Somber Hills feat. Phi11a
Joyride, Novatines
Fire of Love, Frank Palangi
Late Arrival, Desarae Dee
Another Day, Wallis feat. The Schriver Sisters
Everything I’ve Got, Elta Wave
Rainbow, Brooke Josephson
Little Words, Float Fall
Take Out the Trash, King Soloman
If There’s a Heaven, Josie Lockhart

 TOUR DATES  (just added)

» Howard Jones

» Lord Huron

» Mogwai

» Parquet Courts


Mel Brooks (95)
Dave Knights [Procol Harum] (76)
Tierney Sutton (58)
Saul Davies [James] (56)
Bobby Bare Jr. (55)
Danielle Brisebois (52)
Jimmy Sommers (52)
Tim Nordwind [OK Go] (45)
Mark Stoermer [The Killers] (44)
Kellie Pickler (35)
Lucy Rose (32)


Gary DeCarlo [Steam] (1942-2017)

Scotty Moore (1931-2016)

Petri Walli (1969-1995)

GG Allin (1956-1993)


“It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,” Public Enemy (featuring “Rebel Without a Pause,” “Bring the Noise,” “Don’t Believe the Hype” and “Night of the Living Baseheads”; producers: Chuck D, Hank Schocklee; Def Jam / Columbia)


Peter Zinovieff (founder of EMS, maker of the Synthi and VCS3; his instruments were used by Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Kraftwerk, etc.)


> Jamie Lynn Spears Breaks Her Silence on Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Case | Yahoo!

> Duncan Campbell Leaves UB40 and Retires From Music After Seizure | NME

> Sir Elton John ‘Livid’ As Brexit Hits Musicians | BBC News

> Chart Rewind: In 1988, Debbie Gibson Hit No. 1, Then Graduated High School | Billboard

> Eric Alper Is Just Asking Questions | Billboard

> The Untold Frank Sinatra Stories | Esquire

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