Updates + Additions

New Releases

“The Tortured Poets Department,” Taylor Swift – Target preorder links, April 19

“Super Magick,” Better Than Ezra – May 3

“I Am Cinco,” MISSIO – May 3

“Poetry,” Dehd – May 10

“The Hits Keep Coming,” Rick Estrin and the Nightcats – May 10

“Tennessee Truth,” Brian Kelley – May 10

“A Memory of Our Future,” Mandoki Soulmates – May 10

“To Follow Polaris,” The Tangent – May 10

“Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St,” Swamp Dogg – May 31

“Duality,” Lindsey Stirling – June 14

“The Sweater Club,” Jelani Aryeh – June 21

“Good Together,” Lake Street Dive – June 21

“Chasing the Light,” Jesse Malin – June 21

“A Fortress Called Home,” Seven Spires – June 21

“Keep Me Fed,” The Warning – June 28

New Music Friday: March 15, 2024

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Just Released

(Surprise releases + more)

“eternal sunshine (slightly deluxe),” Ariana Grande (with four additional songs, including “supernatural” with Troye Sivan; See here; Republic)

“FRIENDS ROCK!,” The Rock and Roll Playhouse (children’s music act’s debut album; Hear here; Republic Records: Kids & Family)

“Epoxy Plains,” Conscious Pilot (six-song EP; new single: “Benidorm”; See here; DevilDuck)

“Bluestronica EP nr 5,” miXendorp (three-song EP; Black and Tan Records)

“We’ll Always Have Vegas,” Modern Guilt (five-song EP; Hear here; Modern Guilt)

“S.H.O.T.T.A.,” Spence Lee (title stands for Soaring High Over The Turbulence Always; Hear here; EarDrummers / 88rising) 

“Keeper of the Shepherd,” Hannah Frances (See here; Ruination Record Co.)

Pull up your head off the floor / Come up screaming

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

Dragging Me Down, Robert Jon & The Wreck 
Sure Enough, Classified feat. Masta Ace 
Tired, Slow Hollows 
You & Me & Us Against the World, L.C. Franke 
I Can’t Hear You Screaming, LilRed feat. calebdeanthony & Cerulean 
Care About Me, JESSIA 
614, Lekan 
Summer, Good Kid 
Blood on the Reef, Torture and the Desert Spiders 
Sweater Club, Jelani Aryeh 
Judge You, Karen Harding
Save Us, Ashley Elle
Curse, UniversalDice

Scarlet Letter, Leah Jane
Keep Going (Chosen), Sevana 
Universe, Rosa Linn 
Craving California, Mark Robert Cash 
Burn the Ships, Evan Boyer feat. Della Rose 
Slowly, Payson Lewis 
Beauty, Julia Thomsen 
losing a friend, elijah woods 
Take a Shot, Mirrorball 
Be So Lucky, QUEEVA 
Driving It, AWavez 
My Love, Lauren Freebird 
Worn, Cabin Fever Orchestra 
Wounded, Toddy 
Under the Tree, Victoria Bigelow 
Piny Lara, Elsy Wameyo 
You Prove Yourself Wrong, Fog Lamp 

R.I.P.

Karl Wallinger (World Party)

Billy Nunn (member of Rick James’ Stone City Band and co-writer of “Mary Jane”)

Michael Reidy (Razz lead singer)

Malcolm Holcombe (Americana singer-songwriter)

Blake Harrison (former Pig Destroyer member)

This Week In … 1987

(Source: Billboard *)

No. 1 – “Livin’ On a Prayer,” Bon Jovi 

Biggest Mover(s) Within the Top 40 – “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,” Genesis (from No. 27 to No. 16) and “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” Crowded House (from No.  34 to No. 23)

Highest Debut (No. 59) – “Sign ‘O’ the Times,” Prince

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “Light of Day,” The Barbusters [Joan Jett and the Blackhearts] (from No. 78 to No. 60) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Coming Up Close,” ’til tuesday 

No. 1 Album – “Licensed to Ill,” Beastie Boys 

* Special Note: On this chart, World Party’s “Ship of Fools” was at No. 71, up 15 notches from the week before. Godspeed, Kurt Wallinger. 🙁

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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