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#songoftheday / REVIEW: RAINBOW TIGER: “Gill Sans”

https://soundcloud.com/rainbow_tiger/01gill-sans For some odd reason we could not get the Soundcloud player to appear here for this one.  Normally, just posting a URL will make the Soundcloud player appear embedded  on our site, but today Soundcloud is apparently having hiccups or something.  In any case, we certainly suggest that you click on the...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: STARS: NO ONE IS LOST

When Stars released Set Yourself on Fire ten years ago they were a rough around the edges indie rock band with flourishes of pop melodies thrown in for good measure. But ten years of making albums and growing up have changed them and transformed their sound in the process. Now they’re more of...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LIKE SWIMMING: STRUCTURES

Swedish indie-pop trio Like Swimming’s Structures is easily one of the year’s finest releases of any genre and a highly impressive debut at that. I come across a lot of great music, constantly checking out new stuff to review here on Love is Pop, but sometimes artists tend to blend together. I’ll get...
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REVIEW: INTERPOL: EL PINTOR

Obviously, if you’re a fan who’s been pining for a new Interpol album your prayers have been answered. And while it doesn’t really have the spark of reinvention, sometimes more of the same is all one needs. If you’ve ever loved this band, it’s impossible not to get enthused about “All The Rage...
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REVIEW: BOSTON CALLING: SEPTEMBER 2014: DAY ONE

Friday September 5, 2014 – Boston, Massachusetts The reason why the headline above indicates that this edition of the Boston Calling Festival takes place in September, as if that weren’t obvious, is simple: there was already a Boston Calling Festival this year, back in June.  I’m still sorry that I didn’t ask for press access, especially...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: ROYAL BLOOD: ROYAL BLOOD

Brighton, England’s Royal Blood are here and they come with a question: who needs guitars anyway? You see, their sound simply consists of bass guitar and vocals, courtesy of Michael Kerr, and drums via Ben Thatcher. That’s right, just bass and drums. Yet their album packs more screeching riffs than anything The Strokes...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: Dances – “Doc Youth”


Dances are an indie rock band that began in New York in 2011 by singer/guitarist Trevor Vaz. Initially a solo songwriting project, it turned into a collaborative trio in 2013 upon the addition of bassist/vocalist Sam Stoltje and drummer David Su. "Summer in the shade," Vaz sings during...
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CAPSULE REVIEWS: SPC ECO, LA ROUX, ALVVAYS

SPC ECO: THE ART OF POP The best artists are those who are constantly changing colors like a chameleon if not downright evolving and SPC ECO make a great leap forward with The Art of Pop, an album that ditches all of those raw, distorted guitars in favor of delicious, pristine pop beats,...
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CONCERT REVIEW: NEON TREES: TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014: BOSTON, MA

review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Mary Ouellette In just a short matter of four years Neon Trees has released three superb albums and toured almost constantly, making them one of the hardest working bands in the business by far. Going into their show at the House of Blues in Boston last...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: ALLUSONDRUGS: “I’M YOUR MAN”


With vocals and lyrics ripped straight out of the Kurt Cobain songbook, Allusondrugs’ vibrant “I’m Your Man” proves that they stand at the top of the pile of post grunge bands competing for the Nirvana slot when grunge finally comes back around. Of course, nothing ever sounds...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: STONE COLD FOX: MEMORY PALACE

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the much buzzed-about indie rock darlings known as Stone Cold Fox consist of members from California to Maine. And when you hear how well they play together on their debut full-length, Memory Palace, you can’t help but think it was fate herself that brought them together. The album...
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