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Published on May 7th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 7, 2022



“XI: BLEED HERE NOW,” … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – July 15

“Misadventures of Doomscroller,” Dawes – July 22

“Back on the Road to You,” Freedy Johnston – Sept. 9

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Simple.,” IDK (producer: Kaytranada; guests: Denzel Curry, Mike Dimes; new single: “Breathe”; Hear here; Clue No Clue, LLC / Warner)

“Sad Bird,” Eloise Alterman (six-song debut EP; producer: Dave Cobb; new single: “Her”; Hear here; Big Yellow Dog / ATCO / Atlantic)

“Exercise Your Demons,” Cliffdiver (recorded by Seth Henderson and mastered by Will Yip; Hear here; SideOneDummy)

“Immaturing,” Addison Grace (Salt Lake City-based musician and TikTok star’s five-song debut EP; new single: “I Don’t Wanna Fall in Love”; Hear here; Wally the Wall Shark)

“WHERE DO WE FALL,” GOVI (new single: “MONOLITH”; Hear here; Platoon)

“Born Ready,” Gable Bradley (Nashville country rocker’s five-song debut EP; Hear here; Big Yellow Dog)

“Static,” Stanhope (new single: “Scream Inside Your Heart”; Hear here; Stanhope)

“Slow Down Sunrise,” Ryan Griffin (six-song EP; Hear here; Red Street)

“Into the Fire EP,” Underground System (Hear here; Razor-N-Tape)

“Oras Dezaoradas,” Lily Henley (her re-writing and re-working old Sephardic ballads in the endangered Ladino language; Lior Éditions)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Insecure, Roy Woods |
Mr. Bojangles, Steve Earle & The Dukes
CRAZY, Amanda Reifer |
Children of Light II, Meg Myers |
They Go Low, Fantastic Negrito |
No Hard Feelings, Johnny Irion + Neal Casal (released during Mental Health Awareness Month, continuing the work of The Neal Casal Music Foundation; Casal died by suicide in August 2019)
parachute (plan b), Kira Kosarin |
Say My Name, Berre |
Good Old Days, John Roberts (produced by Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters)
Best For You, The Revelries |
closure, wrabel |

Reasonable, AJ Tracey |
Pronoun Party, Again Again |
Stepping Stone, Dan Sindel
An Ocean Away, Paloma O’Leary
The Other Side, Meredith Lazowski |
Lanterns, Nick Palma feat. Brian Kang
Like I Don’t Know You, Chris de Sarandy |
Love Again, Elephante & Sabai
Walk Away, ElectraQueens |
Quicksand, Sandflower feat. Unstoppable Death Machines
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, SinemaTek |
All Our Love, CJ Wiley
Long Shot, Billingsley
Papercut, Carleton Stone


Thelma Houston (79)
Christy Moore (77)
Bill Danoff (76)
Bill Kreutzmann (76)
Prairie Prince (72)
Steve Diggle [Buzzcocks] (67)
Anne Dudley (66)
Marty Willson-Piper (64)
Phil Campbell (61)
Eagle-Eye Cherry (51)
Matt Helders [Arctic Monkeys] (36)


Big George (1957-2011)

John Walker [The Walker Brothers] (1943-2011)

Eddie Rabbitt (1941-1998)

Ray McKinley [Glenn Miller Orchestra] (1910-1995)


“My Ride’s Here,” Warren Zevon (his 11th album, which he described as “a meditation on death,” released a few months before he found out he had terminal mesothelioma; producer: Zevon; Artemis)


Mickey Gilley (country legend)

Jewell Caples (“The First Lady of Death Row Records”)


> Willie Nelson Cancels Jazz Fest Headlining Gig Due to Covid-19 Case in His Band | Rolling Stone

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> Jack Harlow Knows What He Wants. And Where He Stands. | The New York Times

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