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PAUL SMITH OF MAXIMO PARK: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy My introduction to Maximo Park was an unusual one. I was – and am – a big Natalie Imbruglia fan and there was an mp3 of this new band called Maximo Park covering her song “Shiver” on one of the fan sites. I almost didn’t download it because I...
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#songoftheday = THE MAINE: “BAD BEHAVIOR”


On April 7th The Maine will release their album Lovely Little Lonely. This time they're going the independent route and who can really blame them? It's not like they need a record label to support them when this super catchy song has already racked up half...
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An Exclusive Interview with Ali Tabatabaee from Zebrahead

interview by Michael McCarthy Although they’ve never been a household name like Blink-182 or Good Charlotte here in the States, Zebrahead, who’ve released a massive 12 albums during their 20 year career, are still a band that most fans of rap rock or punk rock would cite among their favorites. In Japan, however,...
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Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum: Exclusive Interview 2016

Soul Asylum will release their brand new, 2016 studio album Change of Fortune on March 18th and it’s one of their best in years, right up there with Grave Dancer’s Union (1992) and Let Your Dim Light Shine (1995). It is not an attempt to rehash those albums, though. On the contrary, today’s...
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#albumoftheday = SAUL WILLIAMS: MARTYRLOSERKING

The wonderful thing about checking out new music is that sometimes, on rare occasions, you come across something so fantastic that you can’t believe you’ve lived your life so far without it. It’s that whole “where have you been all my life” factor, and that’s precisely how I felt the first time I...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: WHITE REAPER: WHITE REAPER DOES IT AGAIN

White Reaper’s White Reaper Does It Again is the debut full-length album by the band, which hails from Louisville, Kentucky. And it’s a wild, motherfucking, non-stop party from start to finish. It’s a turbo-charged blend of classic Buddy Holly-era rock ‘n’ roll and vintage Ramones punk rock with (maybe) a tiny dash of...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: MATT SKIBA AND THE SEKRETS: KUTS

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matt Skiba has been the co-lead vocalist/guitarist of Alkaline Trio for roughly 20 years now and they’re one of the most successful punk rock bands of all-time. You don’t have to like them, but you have to give them that. They’ve put out eight albums and for the most part they have...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE DOLLYROTS: A DOLLYROTS CHRISTMAS EP

“The Dollyrots are a punk rock band but their CDs are very pop.” – from their bio on their Facebook info. And after listening to their new Christmas EP, I’m inclined to agree. The Los Angeles duo’s energy and tempos are very punk rock, but the hooks are so contagious that you could...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: THE PACK A.D.: DO NOT ENGAGE

It’s appropriate that The Pack A.D.’s new album — their fifth — is entitled Do Not Engage because you need only listen to the first two or three songs to come to the conclusion that these women could seriously kick your ass. And I don’t just mean to the curb. I’m talking about...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: WARPAINT: WARPAINT

Usually if a band is going to release a self-titled album it’s going to be their debut. If not, then it usually happens later in their career after they’re several albums in and want to announce that they’re changing direction, or perhaps that they’ve finally found themselves again after a bad album or...
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