Updates + Additions

New Releases

“Trickery,” Then Comes Silence – April 5

“Set Feux,” Set Feux – April 19

“US,” ULTRA SUNN – April 19

“Meet the Lostines,” The Lostines – April 26

“The Falls of Sioux,” Owen – April 26

“Inevitable Incredible,” Kelly Jones – May 3

“Sharing in the Spirit,” Ana Egge – May 17

“Still Kids,” New Kids on the Block – May 17

“Lady on the Cusp,” of Montreal – May 17

“All You Embrace,” One Step Closer – May 17

“News of the Universe,” La Luz – May 24

“Darning Woman,” Anastasia Coope – May 31

“Dreamachine,” Habibi – May 31

“Dirty Disco,” Nikka Costa – June 7

Reissues

“Freedom Weaver: The 1959 European Tour Recordings,” Sonny Rollins – April 26

“Jewels in the Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings,” Art Tatum – April 26

“Central Park 1974,” Melanie – May 3

Vinyl

“Speak Like a Child,” Herbie Hancock – April 19

“Wasteland, Baby!,” Hozier – April 19

“When the Red King Comes,” Elf Power – May 3

“Whatever and Ever Amen,” Ben Folds Five – May 17

“Homesick (15th Anniversary Edition),” A Day to Remember – July 19

New Music Friday: March 8, 2024

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DVDs + Blu-ray

“Madame Web,” Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, et al – April 30

Music Books

“Never Understood: The Jesus and Mary Chain,” William and Jim Reid – Sept. 3

“MC5: An Oral Biography of Rock’s Most Revolutionary Band,” Brad Tolinski, Jaan Uhelszki, Ben Edmonds – Oct. 8

“Carl Perkins: The King of Rockabilly,” Jeff Apter – Nov. 26

Just Released

(Surprise releases + more)

“Life’s Going Great,” Games We Play (singer-songwriter-producer Emmyn Calleiro’s debut album; Hear here; Fueled by Ramen)
 
“Club Shy,” Shygirl (producers: Kingdom, Boys Noize, SG Lewis, Karma Kid, Sega Bodega; geusts: Empress Of, Cosha, Lolo Zouaï; Hear here; Because Music)

“Life Burns,” Gab De La Vega (producers: Simone Piccinelli, De La Vega; Hear here; SBÄM Records / Epidemic Records)

“Embody,” Basement Revolver (new single: “Red Light”; Hear here; Sonic Unyon)

“In Waves,” The Bankes Brothers (Canadian alt-rock group’s six-song debut EP; producer: Steve Bays; new single: “Walkin'”; Hear here; Blue Heron Music)

“The Day We Left Earth,” The Day We Left Earth (Copenhagen instrumental rock band’s debut album; Hear here; GAIN / Fifth Island Music)

“Stand United,” Firewind (producer: Dennis Ward; Hear here; AFM)

“there is a place for me on earth,” Defocus (Aalen/Stuttgart metal quartet’s second album; producer: Vojta Pacesny; Hear here; Arising Empire)

“Brothers in Mind,” Bromsen (Berlin indietronic duo’s debut album; Hear here; Epictronic)

“Set You Free,” Rusty G’s (Hear here; Nub Music)

“Wild Rice,” Leon Frear (Chicago artist’s debut album; Hear here; Leon Frear)

“Stay at Home to Sleep In,” Lonely Gimmick (new single: “Blue Ticked Influencer”; Hear here; Lonely Gimmick) 

“The Bird & the Cage,” Western Shout (See here; Western Shout)

There's been a load of compromising / On the road to my horizon

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

Secret, Peach PRC 
Strange World, La Luz
Legend Legend, Protoje 
Coffee, Hinds 
Kaiho, A. Blomqvist 
Horrors of your Hometown, Kiss Bang 
High (When I’m Low), Dylan Chambers, Dave Koz & Lunchmoney Lewis 
Working Hard, Dark Mean 
The River, Ben Avitra 
Crow-Haired Boys, The Cynz 
Born in the Wrong Time, Joan & the Giants 
Our Home, Burr Island 
I Don’t Wanna Surrender, Extra Arms 
Dimanche, Caméra 
Trying Not to Hurt You, Carmel Mikol 
Click, Vicki Lovelee 
Lotto, Eric Sleeper 
Jumbotron, Set Feux 
Ibuprofen, Upploppet 
The Pack, Ebba Bergkvist & The Flat Tire Band 
Guidance, Errance 
Song 2, Pigfarm 
Sometimes, Most Nights, Past Life Romeo 
Your Heart Is an Empty Street, Dark Miles 

R.I.P.

Ronnie King (co-founder and bassist of The Stampeders)

Janice Burgess (creator of Nick Jr. animated musical series “The Backyardigans”)

Eleanor Collins (Canada’s First Lady of Jazz)

Brit Turner (Blackberry Smoke drummer)

This Week In … 2007

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “What Goes Around…Comes Around,” Justin Timberlake  

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “If Everyone Cared,” Nickelback (from No. 39 to No. 27) 

Highest Debut (No. 4) – “Not Ready to Make Nice,” Dixie Chicks   

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “Go Getta,” Young Jeezy feat. R. Kelly (from No. 62 to No. 46) 

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Smile,” Lily Allen 

No. 1 Album – “Not Too Late,” Norah Jones

Dedicated to Winnie G. We miss you, girl. 

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