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Monthly Archives: August 2013

REVIEW: DIVINE FITS: AIN’T THAT THE WAY / CHAINED TO LOVE

The new two song single by Divine Fits is being called “Ain’t That The Way / Chained To Love.” But “Chained To Love” is actually the first track if you download it from Amazon or iTunes. (It’s also available on vinyl!) As you probably know, Divine Fits are often referred to as a...
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#albumoftheday THE POLYPHONIC SPREE: YES, IT’S TRUE.

“I know you will be fine / when I’m around,” sings The Polyphonic Spree’s frontman Tim DeLaughter during “You Don’t Know Me,” the peppy, flute-laced opening track to the choral symphonic pop band’s new album Yes, It’s True. During the chorus he continues to be uber-positive when he sings, “There’s always more to...
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SINGLE SPOTLIGHT: SPC ECO: DELUSIONAL WASTE

If you liked electronica, as everyone was calling it, back in the ’90’s then chances are you were a fan of Curve. If I had to describe the duo from London today I would call them electro-pop with an edgy slice of alt rock and a hint of industrial thrown in for good...
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#albumoftheday THE CIVIL WARS: THE CIVIL WARS

Well, well, well, this is an interesting album. When this duo — Joy Williams and John Paul White — were riding the surprising success of their 2011 album Barton Hollow, which won them three shiny Grammy awards, they kept insisting that they weren’t romantically involved with each other. In fact, they were both...
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#albumoftheday ANNIE: THE A&R EP

Chances are you already know this if you read music blogs and check out the music they recommend accordingly (as you should), but for those who don’t know, Annie is a Norwegian singer/songwriter and DJ. She first generated chatter in the blogosphere with her underground 1999 single “The Greatest Hit,” but it was...
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SURROUNDED BY WILDFLOWERS: AN INTERVIEW WITH TONY HARNELL

interview by Michael McCarthy If you grew up in the ‘80’s or early ‘90’s then you probably fancied heavy metal and you likely had at least a hundred cassette tapes to prove it. Your collection was surely populated by bands like Poison, Twisted Sister and Motley Crue. But there was probably one tape...
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EXCLUSIVE: APRIL KAE: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW BY MICHAEL MCCARTHY, PHOTOS BY KIMBERLY METZ Last week I profiled the lovely April Kae, a charismatic rising star who can apparently do anything that she sets her mind to, having already successfully tackled pop, dance and R&B with her first three singles, “The Writings on the Wall,” “Runnin’ (Let Me Go...
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#albumoftheday BUTCHER BABIES: GOLIATH

I was curious to hear this 5 piece Los Angeles metal band after learning that they have two female lead vocalists. I figured their sound would have to be pretty unique, that the women would be singing in different styles. After all, what would be the point in having two singers if they...
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