interview by Michael McCarthy On September 10th I saw Doe Paoro open for Sylvan Esso at their sold out show at The Sinclair in Boston and was immediately impressed by her incredible talent. By the time she was done her second song, “Hypotheticals,” I found myself thinking that she should be headlining her...Read more
Category Archives: Electronic
Wednesday night I headed into Cambridge, Massachusetts, Boston’s sister city, to catch Sylvan Esso at The Sinclair. It’s a small club and the duo could’ve probably filled a larger one, being that they’ve exploded – especially on college radio – since they booked The Sinclair, but perhaps it’s better to have people crammed...Read more
One of the most interesting things about Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Jillian Banks’ debut album, Goddess, is how decidedly *not* top 40 it is. Listening to her songs, you can’t help but think “if only.” If only the beats were more boisterous. If only the bass pulsated in a punchier way. If only the...Read more
The first thing you need to know about producer turned avant garde-ish beatsmith Saint is that he’s a genuine enigma. I’ve read his press releases and listened to his album several times, but I still can’t quite wrap my head around him. Perhaps that’s because his songs meld from one genre to another...Read more
If you like M.I.A. then you'll more than likely dig "Ping Pong," this hot new tune by Mighty Mark featuring TT The Artist and Sushi Samson, "Ping Pong." Lyrically, it certainly doesn't break new ground; "Big booty, shake it, shake it." And if you're stick of...
Capsule reviews — mini reviews — are something new here at Love is Pop. Not only are they shorter, they’re written in a more personal, almost spontaneous, blogging style. If you prefer shorter reviews like this, let me know. My reason for doing this is so that we can cover more albums by...Read more
Mo Parker is actually two people: Classically and jazz trained pianist and singer Mo and trippy R&B beat-maker Domzilla. Their union here couldn't possibly be more intriguing as Mo's piano and soulful vocals ride Domzilla's super deep, low end bass perfectly, resulting in something that sounds...
Rather than constantly expanding our April Rules playlist, we decided to simply start a volume 2, which is now long enough for posting. Once again, the tracks are simply listed in the order they currently appear in, but we may add a few more tracks here and there as the month goes on,...Read more
I must admit that I don’t know a whole lot about Florent Marchet. The only other album of his that I have is Noël’s Songs, which, as you could probably guess, is a Christmas album. I simply grabbed that one for the heck of it because, as my loyal readers must have figured...Read more
On her fourth solo album, St. Vincent – otherwise known as Annie Clark – has created a lusher, more fully realized take on the pristine pop of her last album, 2011’s Strange Mercy. This is where heart-swelling melodies meet cool, unflinching beats. Using two live drummers — Homer Steinweiss of the Dap-Kings and...Read more
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Yesterday we unveiled our review of Slo Light, the debut solo album by Massive Attack collaborator Davidge. As promised, today we’re presenting our exclusive interview with the man himself. Did you write the songs on Slo Light entirely by yourself and then find people to sing them or did you write them with...Read more
We’re really into this electro-pop-rock hybrid right now… It’s damn catchy and it gets better and better each time you listen to it! PRESS RELEASE: Stone Cold Fox is an Indie Rock Band from Brooklyn, New York. Comprised of members from California to Maine, the band’s inception was a fairy tale that only Brooklyn could...Read more
The Glitch Mob are an electronic music trio consisting of Edward “edIT” Ma, Justin Boreta and Josh “Ooah” Mayer. Their 2010 debut, Drink The Sea, did fairly well, giving them a rather large fanbase, especially in the EDM underground, and more than a handful of favorable reviews. Alas, it did not make a...Read more