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Published on May 25th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 25, 2021



“Expansions,” Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – July 16

“Love on the Rocks,” Lauren Anderson – Aug. 6

“One Way Out,” Melissa Etheridge – Sept. 17

“Eternal Blue,” Spiritbox – Sept. 17

“Something to Leave the House For,” The Lottery Winners – Sept. 24

“Astro Tough,” audiobooks – Oct. 1

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“The PYE As, Bs & EP Tracks,” The Foundations – July 2

“History Repeating 1981-2021,” The Alarm – new release date, Oct. 15


“Excitable Boy,” Warren Zevon – Aug. 6

“Shades of Two Worlds,” The Allman Brothers Band – Aug. 20


“The Magnificent Seven: The Waterboys Fisherman’s Blues/Room to Roam Band, 1989-90,” Mike Scott – Sept. 9

“Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres,” Kelefa Sanneh – Oct. 5

“Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art * Words and Wisdom,” Nora Guthrie & Robert Santelli – Oct. 12

“Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide for the Advancing Songwriter,” Mike Errico – Nov. 1

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything,” various artists (Download; 20-song soundtrack to the eight-part documentary series of the same name on Apple+; Read here; Island / UMe)

“the wide open,” nikolaj grandjean (new single: “Beating Up a Grown Man”; See here; Embassy of Music)

“Audio Eyes,” The Inexplicables (four-song EP; Rubik)

“Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble,” Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble (Flowfish)

“Emergency Psychic,” Oh Condor (Blind Rage)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Hood Blues, DMX feat. Westside Gunn & Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine
Leave a Light On, Modest Mouse
One Way Out, Melissa Etheridge
Tied to a Tree, AFI
TNT, Wye Oak
Insects, Danny Elfman
St. James Liquors, Skyzoo
When She Loved Me, Lyn Lapid … a cover of Sarah McLachlan
Starting Now, Brandy
ocean view, Easy Life
State of Mind, Almost Owen
Pull Up, DJ Susan & Skonka
Pathetic, Peter Drucker & Alyssa Messina
Secret Garden, Spiritbox
Baby Tiger, Maple Glider

Color It Easy, Holy Hive
What You’ve Done, Abbie and The Roses
Lilith, The Narcotix
Hunger, Culture Wars
Zoë, Andrew Rinehart
Fist of God, Evolution Empire
Rock Fantasy, Risingfall
Like You Used To, Daneliya Tuleshova
No Way Out, Apocraphe feat. Misiek
Perhaps the Sorceror, Langan, Frost & Wane
Keeper, Erick Rush feat. Mouraine
Hanoï, Marie Minet


Tom T. Hall (85)
Jessi Colter (78)
Leslie Uggams (78)
Charlie Harper [U.K. Subs] (77)
Klaus Meine (74)
Jean Millington [Fanny] (72)
Robby Steinhardt [Kansas] (71)
Paul Weller (63)
Jody Porter [Fountains of Wayne] (52)
Daz Dillinger (48)
Joe King [The Fray] (41)
Guy Lawrence [Disclosure] (30)


Marshall Lytle [Bill Haley & His Comets] (1933-2013)

Clarence Burke Jr. [The Five Stairsteps] (1949-2013)

Desmond Dekker (1941-2006)

Domenic Troiano [The Guess Who] (1946-2005)

Eric Gale (1938-1994)

 RELEASED ON MAY 25 IN … 1975 

“Venus and Mars,” Wings (featuring “Listen to What the Man Said,” “Letting Go” and “Venus and Mars/Rock Show”; producer: Paul McCartney; guests: Tom Scott, Dave Mason, Allen Toussaint; Capitol)


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