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Published on May 27th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 27, 2022

“Live life for the children. Let’s save the children”

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Potion, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa & Young Thug |
True Love, Kanye West & XXXTENTACION |
What My World Spins Around, Jordan Davis |
gfy, blackbear & Machine Gun Kelly |
Diamond in the Dark, Liam Gallagher |
Days Ahead, Bruce Hornsby feat. Danielle Haim |
Lovesong, beabadoobee |
Set Up Story, Part 1, NLE Choppa |
Sad Anymore, Tom Odell
A Bar About a Bar, Chance the Rapper |

5 AM, Brooke Annibale |
Who Have You Become, J.D. Huggins
Deal, Tae Bae |
Let’s Get Lost, Fox Fagan |
Next Time It’s Too Late, Nick Bonin |
Lost for Words, The Womack Sisters |
Fake Front, Oscar Stembridge |
Chelsea’s Coming Over, Little Hurt |
White Rose / Sophia Magdalena Scholl, Keep Shelly In Athens
One By One, Birds of Bellwoods |
Frenemies, Katye Kellye and The Interruption feat. Genevieve V.
The Old-Fashioned Meeting, Rebekah Speer feat. Jimmy Blackwood, Sheri Easter, Lizzy Long & Little Roy Lewis)
Scissors, Laraw |
Garden, Jay Isaiah

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“= (Tour Edition),” Ed Sheeran (2021 album; with nine additional tracks, including two new songs and two featured in “Yesterday”; Hear here; Atlantic)

“The Warm Covers EP, Vol. 2,” JD McPherson (five songs; Hear here; New West)

“Fever Dreams (Deluxe Edition),” Villagers (digital-only reissues of their 2021 album, with acoustic versions of the singles “The First Day,” “So Simpatico” and “Circles in the Firing Line”; Hear here; Domino)

“A Trip in the Country” (1970 album), “Making a Name for Myself” (1979 album), “Roger Miller” (1985 album), Roger Miller (digital reissues; Capitol / UMe)

“Deeper X (Part 1),” Ir Sais (five-song EP; guests: Farina, Konshens, Manuel Turizo; Hear here; See here; Sony Latin)

“Swingshift,” R.E. Seraphin (five-song EP; Hear here; Mt.St.Mtn.)

“Nothing to Declare,” 700 Bliss (debut album from the Philly duo of DJ Haram and Moor Mother; Hyperdub)

“Ele.mental,” Muunie (four-song EP; Hear here; Muunie)

“Cotton Candy,” First Hate (new singles: “Commercial / In My Head”; Hear here; See here; Cascine / Escho)

“Shred!,” The Great Kat (TPR Music)



“Toast,” Neil Young with Crazy Horse – July 8

“Bullet for My Valentine (Deluxe),” Bullet for My Valentine – Aug. 5

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »


“God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys & the California Myth,” David Leaf – Sept. 22

“John Mellencamp: American Paintings and Assemblages,” John Mellencamp – Oct. 18

“Minnie Riperton’s Come to My Garden (33 1/3),” Brittnay L. Proctor – Nov. 3

“Punk Paradox: A Memoir,” Greg Graffin – Nov. 8

“Harder to Breathe: A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery,” Ryan Dusick – Nov. 15

“Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80,” Jon Savage & Stuart Baker – Nov. 15

“Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black Music Writers Tell Their Story,” Willard Jenkins – Dec. 2


“Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, Jim Carrey, et al – Aug. 9

“Save the babies, save the babies!”

“If you want to love, you got to … save the babies”


Ramsey Lewis (87)
Bruce Cockburn (77)
Marty Kristian [The New Seekers] (75)
Dee Dee Bridgewater (72)
Siouxsie Sioux (65)
Neil Finn (64)
Sean Kinney (56)
Brian Desveaux [Nine Days] (51)
Andre 3000 (47)
Jadakiss (47)


Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

Jeff Conaway (1950-2011)

Izumi Sakai (1967-2007)

Uncle Charlie Osborne (1890-1992)

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)


“Running in the shadows, damn your love, damn your lies”

 RELEASED ON MAY 27 … IN 2003 

“How the West Was Won,” Led Zeppelin (triple live album, recorded during two 1972 performances: at the L.A. Forum and Long Beach Arena; originally circulated as low-quality bootlegs for years, these new recordings came from the soundboard and were edited and audio engineered by Jimmy Page; the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 154,000 copies in its first week; Atlantic)


> Britney Spears ‘Is Not Working On a Las Vegas Residency’ | Daily Mail

> Phoebe Bridgers, The War on Drugs, and Courtney Barnett Opening for The Rolling Stones | Consequence

> James Corden Directs Harry Styles’ ‘Daylight’ Music Video in Lucky Fans’ New York Apartment | Variety

> Stars and Royalty Watch ABBA’s Return in Digital Stage Show | The Associated Press


> Tour News: Born Ruffians, Short Fictions, Horse Jumper of Love, Fishbach, More | Brooklyn Vegan

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