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THERE’S A REASON WHY WE HAVE COMMENTING DISABLED…

As you’ve probably noticed, commenting is currently disabled on Love is Pop.  The reason for this is that we’ve come under fire by particularly vicious spam bots.  Instead of simply posting one comment, which would get filtered out as spam anyway, these bots keep posting comment after comment, bombing our site.  We don’t...
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PRESS RELEASE: WARNER BROS. RECORDS AND AFFILIATED LABELS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE RELEASES FOR RECORD STORE DAY’S “BLACK FRIDAY” CELEBRATION ON NOVEMBER 28TH

VINYL PRODUCT WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM GREEN DAY, THE FLAMING LIPS, MASTODON, JENNY LEWIS, CONOR OBERST, ECHOSMITH, AND WILCO   October 15, 2014 – (Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Records has announced they will make a series of vinyl singles and albums available on November 28th in honor of Record Store Day’s “Black Friday”...
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NEWS: SPOTIFY RELEASES MUST-HEAR MISTERWIVES SESSION

Love is Pop fave MisterWives recently recorded a superb Spotify session, which Spotify has released today, and we must say it’s excellent.  Included are stripped down, live versions of “Vagabond,” the band’s theme song from Finding Carter, and their mega-hit — and mega-good — single “Reflections,” the latter of which has had over...
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PRESS RELEASE: HIM TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION BOXSET PLUS FOUR DELUXE TITLES

GREATEST LOVE SONGS VOL. 666’, ‘RAZORBLADE ROMANCE’, ‘DEEP SHADOWS AND BRILLIANT HIGHLIGHTS’, and ‘LOVE METAL’ OUT NOVEMBER 25TH – PRE-ORDER NOW! US Tour Dates Announced! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (SEPTEMBER 15, 2014) – Finnish platinum selling band HIM have been a cultural phenomenon in the alternative rock world for over two decades,...
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NEWSFLASH: MisterWives Make Their National Television Debut Tonight!

Love is Pop favorites MisterWives are finally making their well-deserved national television debut tonight at 11:35/10:35c on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! MisterWives are currently on tour in support of Bleachers, who we just caught at Boston Calling (review coming very soon).  Meanwhile, they’ve debuted a shiny, new video for “Reflections on BuzzFeed. If...
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BOSTON CALLING COVERAGE COMING SOON

I have been covering the Boston Calling Music Festival for my wonderful Love is Pop fanatics but I’ve been so busy between the festival and commuting to the festival that I haven’t had a chance to go through my notes and actually write my coverage for the site yet.  I plan to spend...
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PRESS RELEASE: NEW AT BOSTON CALLING THIS WEEKEND

Boston, MA – Boston Calling returns with a heavy hitting lineup this September 5, 6 and 7, 2014 at the city’s historic City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts]. Produced by Crash Line Productions, Boston Calling will once again deliver 22 live performances this September.  A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase at www.bostoncalling.com. WHAT’S...
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NEWS: BOSTON CALLING FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!

This year’s second Boston Calling festival starts this Friday, September 5th, 2014 and closes on Sunday, September 7th.  Below you will find the list of artists appearing, what time they go on and which stage they’ll be on.  You’ll also find a map of the event!  We will be covering the festival and...
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NEWS: THE WYTCHES TO PLAY THREE SPECIAL SHOWS ON ALBUM LAUNCH DAY

FROM THE WYTCHES E-MAIL: To celebrate the launch of our debut album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’, we’re playing three special shows on the day of release, Monday 25th August. Starting in London, we’ll be playing an acoustic set at the The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, then onto Bermondsey Village Hall which is a five minute walk...
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NEWS: NEON TREES ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR, FESTIVAL DATES

PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA – August, 18 2014 – Neon Trees will kick off the “First Things First Tour” with a trio of California shows, playing Bakersfield’s Majestic Fox Theatre on September 29, The Observatory in Santa Ana on September 30 and Santa Clara’s Leavey Center on October 1. The run will include  a...
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LANA DEL REY ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE

LANA DEL REY NEW SINGLE  ‘ULTRAVIOLENCE’ RELEASE DATE 18TH AUGUST ‘Lana Del Rey’s latest incarnation is a triumph’- The Times ‘She’s amongst the best the 21st century has to call its own’ – Clash Music [PRESS RELEASE} 7 million albums sold to date. 12 million singles sold to date. 1 billion video views...
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    THE BARBERETTES: Carol: Hun Hun Christmas Release Date:  12/9/14 Label:  Sony Music If you're a fan of '60's pop music and you like Christmas music, this EP will have you jumping with joy. To be totally honest, I'd never heard of The Barberettes before randomly coming across this EP, which caught my eye because it's […]