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Published on June 30th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: June 30, 2022



“Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2,” Calvin Harris – Aug. 5

“Bigger. Messier.,” Danny Elfman – Aug. 12

“As Above, So Below,” Sampha the Great – Sept. 9

“Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey featuring Tennishu and R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND,” Butcher Brown – Sept. 16

“Internal Radio,” Eerie Wanda – Sept. 23

“Sonder,” Dermot Kennedy – Sept. 23

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UPCOMING RELEASES (no release date yet)

“Being Funny in a Foreign Language,” The 1975 – 2022


“Animals (2018 Remix),” Pink Floyd – Sept. 16


“The Fat of the Land (25th Anniversary Edition),” The Prodigy – Nov. 4


“The Byrds: 1964-1967,” The Byrds – Sept. 20

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Swing,” José González (four songs; Hear here; Mute)

“I Want Some!,” Richie Quake (NYC indie artist’s debut album; guest: Anna Shoemaker; Hear here; Mass Appeal)

“Coming Home,” Nurdjana (six-song EP; Hear here; Nurdjana)

​​”SELF,” Desarae Dee (five-song EP; Hear here; DESARAEDEEMUSIC)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

i’m too pretty for this, Claire Rosinkranz |
Dreamer, Dermot Kennedy |
Hot In It, Tiësto & Charli XCX |
We’re Not In Orbit Yet …, Broken Bells |
High, Forgetmyname
Heading Out, MARBLES |
hate you to love myself, Francisco Martin |
Jaisalmer, The Valery Trails |
Uncertainty and the Unknown, Briana Marela
somebody to you, Lyle Kam |
Unknown Road, Sara Syms
It Ain’t a Thing, New Potato Caboose


Tony Hatch (83)
Eddie Rambeau (79)
Gene Cotton (78)
Glenn Shorrock (78)
Andy Scott (73)
Stanley Clarke (71)
Hal Lindes (69)
Brian Vollmer (67)
Esa-Pekka Salonen (64)
Brendan Perry (63)
Yngwie Malmsteen (59)
Phil Anselmo (54)
Tom Drummond (53)
James Adam Shelley (39)
Cole Swindell (39)
Fantasia Barrino (38)

Getting caught up …

June 29 Birthdays: Garland Jeffreys (79), Ian Paice (74), Don Dokken (69), Colin Hay (69), Robert Forster (65), Anne-Sophie Mutter (59), Stedman Pearson (58), Brian D’Arcy James (54), Matthew Good (51), DJ Shadow (50), Sam Farrar (44), Nicole Scherzinger (44), Aundrea Fimbres (39)


June 30:

Smoke Dawg (1996-2018)

Chet Atkins (1924-2001)

Joe Henderson (1937-2001)

June 29:

Benny Mardones (1946-2020)

George McCorkle (1946-2007)

Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002)

Horst Jankowski (1936-1998)

Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993)

Lowell George (1945-1979)

Tim Buckley (1947-1975)

Shorty Long (1940-1969)

Eric Dolphy (1928-1964)


“Take your passion
And make it happen”


“True Blue,” Madonna (her third album reached No. 1 in a then record-setting 28 countries and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide; in the U.S., she scored three No. 1 singles: “Live to Tell,” “Papa Don’t Preach” and “Open Your Heart”; two more singles, “True Blue” and “La Isla Bonita,” went Top 5; producers: Madonna, Stephen Bray, Patrick Leonard; Sire)


“Kim Wilde,” Kim Wilde (her debut album, featuring “Kids in America,” “Water on Glass” and “Chequered Love”; the gold-selling album reached No. 3 in the U.K. and didn’t chart in the U.S. until a year later; producer: Ricky Wilde; Rak)



> R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison in Sex Trafficking Case | NBC News

> Frank Zappa’s Recordings, Song Catalog and More Acquired by Universal Music Group | Variety

> Beyoncé Says Making New Album Was ‘Escape During a Scary Time’ as She Reveals ‘Renaissance’ Cover Art | Rolling Stone

> Denzel Curry: Tiny Desk Concert | NPR

> ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: The Long Road to Making the Documentary | Billboard

> ‘Born in the U.S.A.’: 17 of America’s Most Patriotic (and Un-Patriotic) Musical Offerings | The Hollywood Reporter

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