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BEANTOWN BOUND: AN INTERVIEW WITH KIMBRA

interview by Michael McCarthy On January 28th Kimbra will kick off the first leg of her tour in promotion of her forthcoming album Primal Heart at The Paradise in Boston, Massachusetts and we at Love is Pop couldn’t be more excited. Originally, Primal Heart was supposed to come out on the 19th of...
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#songoftheday = Laure Shang – “I Love You”


If you like twisted, noir electro-pop then you're going to be drooling all over yourself listening to Laure Shang's richly-layered new single, which is surely the bleakest-sounding song called "I Love You" ever written.  It's also my favorite song to be released so far from her...
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NEW PLAYLIST: CHRISTMIX 2017 IS HERE

For the past 15 years, maybe longer, I’ve been making an annual Christmas mix CD for my friends and family.  This year, I decided to make it a Spotify playlist, since people seldom listen to CDs these days.  I thought I would share it here in hopes that it’ll bring you a little...
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#songoftheday = LUI HILL: “5000 MILES”


Lui Hill was discovered by Tobias Herder, who has signed him to the Filter Music Group with four singles and an album due out over the course of the next year.  Previously, Herder discovered the amazing Milky Chance and Hill is no less talented. ...
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JAPAN CALLING: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FEMM

interview by Michael McCarthy A dance and rap duo formed by RiRi and Lulu, FEMM are mannequins who have emotions. They are new icons for TOKYO POP. They can’t talk but can sing, however, so each girl’s agent, “Honey-B” and “W-Trouble”, who look identical to FEMM, always speak for them and have participated...
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#songoftheday = LAURE SHANG: “THAT BRA”


The thing that makes Laure Shang one of my favorite Chinese artists is that you never know what she's going to do next.  You really don't.  In fact, I dare say she's one of the most unpredictable artists on the planet, which, for me, also makes her...
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#songoftheday = SIGRID: “STRANGERS”


If you'll allow me to pat myself on the back for a moment, I'd like to point out that Love is Pop was one of the very first sites to post Sigrid's "Don't Kill My Vibe," which wound up being one of the biggest pop songs of...
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ASK ME YESTERDAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH TOM KEIFER (OF CINDERELLA FAME)

interview by Michael McCarthy Sometimes you wait a long time for one of your favorite artists to release a new album. Sometimes you wait a really, really long time. In the case of Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, I waited roughly 23 years. You see, the last studio album by Cinderella, the criminally-underrated Still Climbing,...
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STREAM, STREAM AWAY: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MEGAN DAVIES

interview by Michael McCarthy Several years ago, Megan Davies opened a Youtube account and posted a video of herself doing an experimental, classical guitar piece. It didn’t get many streams, but she kept the account open and eventually started posting other things. Those things being actual songs. Most of them were covers. Some...
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THE MAIN MAN: A INTERVIEW WITH JOHN O’CALLAGHAN OF THE MAINE

interview by Michael McCarthy I’ve been a fan of The Maine since they started out. I caught one of their early shows on a bill that included Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and Metro Station. I believe it was 2008. The tour was cleverly entitled The Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour. The reason...
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AT PEACE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL LEWIS OF L.A. GUNS

interview by Michael McCarthy A year ago I caught Enuff Z’Nuff live and interviewed Chip Z’Nuff. The band was opening for Tracii Guns’ L.A. Guns, but Chip had me interview him outside in his van while they were onstage. When I went back into the venue after Tracii’s band was playing and I...
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A GOD STRIKES: AN INTERVIEW WITH DEREK SHERINIAN OF SONS OF APOLLO

interview by Michael McCarthy Sons of Apollo is the blessed new prog rock venture by Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater fame along with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). To be perfectly honest, I...
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KAYFOZZY: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS JERICHO OF FOZZY AND THE WWE

interview by Michael McCarthy “Can you take the weight of my world,” asks Chis Jericho during the fourth track on Fozzy’s killer new album Judas, “Weight of My World.” If you’re 99% of people, the answer to that question is a definite no. I mean, who among us could handle everything Chris does?...
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FLYING SOLO: AN INTERVIEW WITH KELE OKEREKE OF BLOC PARTY

interview by Michael McCarthy I first became aware of Kele Okereke when I read about Bloc Party, the band he’s fronted for roughly a dozen years now, in the British magazine Q in 2005. Immediately after reading about them, I hunted down their debut album, Silent Alarm, and knew I liked it before...
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