Updates + Additions

New Releases

“Drums of Compassion,” Michael Shrieve – May 24

“TREES,” Laurie Lewis – May 31

“What Happened to the Heart?,” AURORA – June 7

“The Return of Tomorrow,” Fu Manchu – June 14

“Twentyfour,” Al Di Meola – July 19

“MoonDial,” Pat Metheny – July 26

“Was Here,” Stand Atlantic – Aug. 23

This Week's Vinyl Releases

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“The Definitive Collection: Do It ‘Til You’re Satisfied,” B.T. Express – May 24

“Incredible!,” Davy Jones – May 24


“Latin-Soul-Rock (50th Anniversary),” Fania All Stars – May 24

“I Am Shelby Lynne (25th Anniversary Edition),” Shelby Lynne – July 12

“Miles,” The New Miles Davis Quintet – July 26

Just Released

(Surprise releases + more)

“HIXTAPE: Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE,” Joe Diffie & HIXTAPE (tribute to country legend Joe Diffie led by genre fusionist HARDY; contributors: Morgan Wallen, Post Malone, Luke Combs, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Lainey Wilson, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, et al; Hear here; Big Loud / Mercury / Republic)

“Springs Eternal,” Harmless (L.A.-based, Mexico-born Nacho Cano’s debut album; new single: “CYA”; Hear here; Nettwerk)

“Rufus,” Yot Club (indie artist Ryan Kaiser’s second album; Hear/Read here; Amuseio AB)

“HARDC0RE DR3AMZ,” Rico Nasty & Boys Noize (three-song EP; new single: “H.O.T.”; See here; Sugar Trap / Atlantic / Big Beat)“I’d Like Off,” Yonder Mountain String Band (previously unreleased five-song EP, featuring the original lineup, including the late Jeff Austin; Hear here; Frog Pad / Thirty Tigers)

“Lotus and the Butterfly,” Ian Skelly (co-founder and drummer of The Coral; Hear here; AV8 Records)

“Skin,” Devon Thompson (five-song EP; Hear here; Exquisite Feline)

“When It All Goes Down,” Sarah King (Vermont-based Americana artist’s debut album; producer: David Baron; Hear here; Ringleader)

“silver lining,” elijah woods (three-song EP; elijah woods) 

“DON’T SCARE THE GHOSTS,” DON’T SCARE THE GHOSTS (alt-pop duo’s six-song debut EP; new single: “Turn Up”; See here; Arkival)

I am the son and heir / Of nothing in particular

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

Mary Boone, Vampire Weekend
Split Screen, Kings of Leon
GALA Y DALÍ, Nelly Furtado & Juanes 
Flea, St. Vincent
Outside of Love, Becky Hill
Can U Dig That?, DJ Premier x Snoop Dogg
Cruise Control, Lyn Lapid & Whethan
Disappearing, Blu DeTiger feat. Magdalena Bay 
Worst Way, Riley Green
Make Ya Proud, Hovvdy
Pasadena, Quinn XCII
Happy Now?, Mergui
Hang Around for the Heartbreak, Lonesome River Band 
April, Local Natives

Poolside, Summer Salt
Abode of the Perfect Soul, DVNE
Horse to Water, The Cold Stares
Fire Haze, Rise to Fall
Broken Heart, Ian Flanigan
Wildest Dreams, Little Lies
LIPS, MaKenzie 
Half My Heart, Quinn Sullivan
Paradise, Henry Morris 
Freezing, Shalli 
Afterglow, Cloe Wilder 
Overeducated, The Drives 
Young and Dumb, Mary Middlefield 
You’ve Changed, Jackie and her brother 
Get Right!, John Orpheus 
Regarding My Heart, Tuelo 
West Memphis, Parlor Greens 
Simple Touch, Eddy Lee Ryder 


Joe Blunt (former member of The Drifters)

This Week In … 1968

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding 

Biggest Movers Within the Top 40 – “Lady Madonna,” The Beatles (from No. 23 to No. 9) and “I Got the Feelin’,” James Brown and the Famous Flames (from No. 33 to No. 19) 

Highest Debut (No. 79) – “The Unknown Soldier,” The Doors 

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “Cowboys to Girls,” The Intruders (from No. 87 to No. 42) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Mission-Impossible,” Lalo Schifrin 

No. 1 Album – “Blooming Hits,” Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra 

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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