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Pause & Play Today: Sept. 25, 2023

Updates / Additions

New Releases

“Diamonds Are Forever,” Bryan Ruby – Oct. 27

“Leather,” Cody Johnson – Nov. 3

“The Golden Crystal Kingdom,” Vincent Neil Emerson – Nov. 10

“BEACON,” MORGXN – Feb. 2, 2024

“Coming Home,” Usher – Feb. 11, 2024


“Believe (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition),” Cher – Nov. 3

“Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr,” Johnny Marr – Nov. 3

“AWB: A 50th Anniversary Celebration,” Average White Band Feb. 2, 2024

This Week's Vinyl Releases


“Moondance (Deluxe Edition),” Van Morrison – Nov. 3

Music Books

“Karma: My Autobiography,” Boy George – Nov. 7

“The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys,” The Beach Boys – April 2, 2024

Just Released

(Surprise releases + more)

“Boys of Faith,” Zach Bryan (five-song EP; guests: Bon Iver, Noah Kahan; Hear here; Belting Bronco / Warner)

“Truth or Rare,” 2Rare (Philly rapper’s 14-track debut mixtape; guests: NLE Choppa, Lil Durk, Sha Ek, SleazyWorld Go; See here; Second Estate / Warner)

“Karaoke Night,” Soccer Mommy (five-song EP, featuring covers of Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Pavement, Slowdive and Sheryl Crow; See here; Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)

“dear …,” nobody likes you pat (six-song EP; See here; Nettwerk)

“Freak Accident,” Al Menne (Great Grandpa member’s debut solo album; new single: “Freak Accident”; See here; Double Double Whammy)

“Comme dans un penthouse,” Le Couleur (Quebecois alt-pop trio’s eight-song concept LP; Hear here; Lisbon Lux Records)

“losers,” laye (Montreal-born alt-pop singer-songwriter’s second album; new single: “you’re my achilles heel”; See here; Sony Music Canada)

“Tristesse,” The Mobile Homes (Swedish synthpop band’s eighth album; See here; Wild Kingdom)

“Get Me to a Nunnery,” Heather Lynne Horton (new single: “All This Time”; See here; Read here; Pauper Sky)

“Change of Scene,” The Matinee (Vancouver-based Americana group’s fourth album; producer: Steve Dawson; See here; The Matinee)

“Notes From the Boneyard,” McKowski (Mark McCausland’s debut solo album; new single: “Ask the Dust”; See here; Deltasonic)

“From the Garden,” Renée Catrine (11-song sophomore album; Hear here; Kiri Cat Records)

I'm goin' where the sun keeps shinin' / Through the pourin' rain

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

What’s Up?, Dolly Parton feat. Linda Perry
Kiss Me, Empress Of feat. Rina Sawayama
We Could Be Falling In Love, Poolside
The Earth Is a Very Small Dot, Matt Maltese
¡Pura Vida!, Tucker Woods 
Downtown, Daya 
Monstera, BYLAND 
Antidepressants, Cuchulain
Damn Good Time, Carver Louis
Boot Shoppin’, Blaine Holcomb
Couple Beers From Now, Kaleb Sanders
Carbon, Pete Josef
Money, Ashlie Amber
Tough Kid, Skye Wallace
Wallflower, Devin Malik
Save My Love, Destiny Rogers
LA on My Own, Warren Teagarden and the Good Grief 


David McCallum (“NCIS,” The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” actor recorded four albums for Capitol Records)

Terry Kirkman (co-founder of The Association and co-writer of “Cherish”)

This Week In … 1976

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Play That Funky Music,” Wild Cherry

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “I Only Want to Be With You,” Bay City Rollers (from No. 35 to No. 23)

Top Debut (No. 68) – “Muskrat Love,” Captain & Tennille

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “Just to Be Close to You,” Commodores (from No. 85 to No. 57)

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Harvest for the World,” The Isley Brothers

Tour + Festival News

> Stevie Nicks Announces 2024 North American Headlining Tour | Rolling Stone

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