The Good Wives are a trio hailing from Seattle, Washington consisting of Jake Bruggman (vocals, acoustic guitar), Nicholas Alexander (Lead guitar, bass), and Shane Berg (rhythm guitar). The band started out as principal songwriter Jake’s solo project from 2005 through 2011 when Nicholas and Shane joined as full-time band members. Benjamin Lerner plays...Read more
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Little Racer is a band from Brooklyn, NY consisting of vocalist/guitarist Elliot Michaud, guitarist Wade Michael, bassist Ish Nazmi and drummer Dave Tedeschi. They formed and released their eponymous single, “Little Racer” in 2010 and somehow the single managed to cross the ocean to the BBC and London imprint Young and Lost Club,...Read more
MisterWives must be feeling pretty happy with themselves, their new EP, Reflections, garnering them positive reviews in such publications as Billboard, Interview, Buzzworthy, NYLON and TeenVogue. Then again, the band seemed charmed long before the reviews came in. In February of 2013 the group — Mandy Lee (Vocals), Etienne Bowler (Drums), Will Hehir...Read more
I always liked the idea of sharing playlists with our readers but the idea never really took flight. I asked my writers to contribute playlists as well as some musicians but nobody was into it. I guess you need to be a big magazine like NYLON to get artists to share playlists with...Read more
In order to write as many reviews as I do here on Love is Pop, sometimes I only have time to give things four or so spins before writing my reviews... And that was the case when I wrote my review of The Glitch Mob's latest album,...
Occasionally, since starting Love is Pop a year and a half ago, I will go into a panic mode when my favorite artists are releasing new albums because, one, I feel compelled to review them and, two, I dread the idea of possibly having to give one of my favorites a bad review....Read more
Lissie’s new covers EP was self-produced by Lissie and her band in their home of Ojai, CA. “We were approached to cover “Mother” by Danzig which led to a fun week in the studio that inspired us to lay down some other covers we had either been playing live already or had been...Read more
Eisley is an indie pop rock band from Tyler, Texas. The so-called family band consists of four siblings — Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston — and their cousin Garron. Here’s who does what: Stacy DuPree King – vocals, keyboard Sherri DuPree-Bemis – vocals, rhythm guitar Chauntelle DuPree D’Agostino – lead guitar, occasional vocals...Read more
Dum Dum Girls’ first release, a cassette called Blissed Out, was as lo-fi as you can possibly get. Or pretty close to it. To my ears, it sounded less like lo-fi and more like shit. (It was a bedroom recording, in their defense.) But my opinion of the group has gotten progressively better...Read more
The great Butch Walker has announced that he’s releasing a Record Store Day 10″. Here’s the word from his e-mail: “Hey hey hey! Record Store Day is upon us, and as a vinyl lover, I couldn’t be more excited about putting out A 10″ with two favorites from the last tour shows that...Read more
Roughly 14 years ago when I was publishing a zine called Ant, The Only Cool Magazine That Bites, as well as writing for Lollipop magazine out of Boston, I received a promo copy of The Dandy Warhols’ Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia in the mail. I listened to it once and it didn’t...Read more
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I discovered Charlotte Martin by chance in 2007. I was browsing the CDs at Newbury Comics — this was before I started buying vinyl 95% of the time — and I came across a used copy of Charlotte Martin’s Stromata. I was immediately intrigued because, well, she looked awfully pretty on the cover....Read more
of Montreal's “Jigsaw Puzzle” was recorded during the Lousy with Sylvianbriar sessions and will be available as a limited edition 7" on Record Store Day 2014. And, wow, we are quite impressed with it! It's just bursting with kinetic energy. One of their most upbeat...