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DALEA: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy Dalea started her music career as the lead singer and founder of Quimera Music, a symphonic metal band, from 2009 to 2013. This week she just released her debut solo album, Visitor, and it’s amazing. Perhaps it’s not quite as symphonic as Quimera Music, but if you were a...
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An Exclusive Interview with Nathassia

interview by Michael McCarthy If you’re looking for something different, some truly unique, mind-blowing electro-pop, then you’ve come to the right place. Nathassia is currently based out of London where she is very informed by its music scene. The songs on her just released debut album, Light of the World, run the gamut...
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POLLY SCATTERGOOD: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW, TAKE TWO

We previously interviewed the insanely talented Polly Scattergood in January of 2014 after naming her electro-pop masterpiece Arrows our Best Album of 2013.  Now she’s back but this time she’s delivered something that’s practically the exact opposite of Arrows, onDeadWaves, a very organic sounding, psychedelic folk record made as a duo with James...
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#songoftheday = Brandyn Burnette: “KARMA”


"It's coming back to you," Brandyn Burnette sings here on his new self-described, progressive soul single "Karma," and he'll have you worrying that that bad thing you did is coming back to bite you in the ass any day now. "Be careful what you say and what...
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An Exclusive Interview with Olga Bell

by Michael McCarthy Olga Bell was born in Moscow and lived there until she was seven and her family moved to Alaska, but she was still a teenager when she left Alaska to pursue a career as a pianist, having played since she was a young girl, at the New England Conservatory in...
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NEWS: BOSTON CALLING IS THIS WEEKEND: MAY 27th, 28th and 29th

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I hope you’re ready to be highly entertained because this weekend City Hall Plaza will be taken over the Boston Calling music festival and it’s going to be a blast!  If you’re in or around Boston and you love music, you really must grab tickets while you still...
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NEWS: METAL LEGENDS TNT REUNITING

The fans have tirelessly asked for it and now it’s finally happening, the legendary heavy metal band TNT are reuniting with original lead vocalist Tony Harnell. During recent years, TNT has released several albums without Harnell, his replacement vocalist being Tony Mills.  While that material was still better than your average metal, it...
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#songoftheday = DANELLE: NUMB


I love it when I randomly come across a wonderful song. I just stumbled upon Danelle's "Numb" when it came on after something else I was listening to on Soundcloud. It's a perfect electro-pop ballad if ever there was one. Oddly enough, it even has...
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#songoftheday = CASSIUS: “IBIFORNIA”


"Ibifornia" is the title track from Cassius' first album in ten years, which will be released on June 24th; Ibifornia is an imaginary utopia that they have created on the album with lush, tropical melodies. A place "where the sun rises high and the horses run free,"...
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NEWS: DIE ANTWOORD’S SUCK ON THIS MIXTAPE HAS ARRIVED

Ladies and gentlemen, assholes and assclowns, the moment has arrived… Die Antwoord’s new mixtape, Suck On This, has dropped and it’s a fucking riot.  Great beats, too.  Head on over to their new website and download your copy now or be square: http://www.suckonthismixtape.com/.  Or if your hard drive is full of porn and you...
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#(mini)K-POPalbumoftheday = TIFFANY: I JUST WANNA DANCE

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany has finally gone solo. She’s still in GG, as well as the GG subunit Taetiseo, but now she has her first mini-album under her belt as well. Of course, this isn’t the first solo song we’ve heard from her, as she’s done ballads for soundtracks like Princes Ja Myung Go...
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