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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE WOMBATS: GLITTERBUG

“It’s all good with me if I know it’s all good with you,” sings The Wombats’ frontman Matthew Murphy during “Pink Lemonade,” just one of many fun songs from their infectious new album, Glitterbug. And, guess what, it’s all good to me! It’s hard to believe it’s only the band’s third full-length album,...
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EP SPOTLIGHT: CHARLOTTE OC: BURNING

If the tremendously talented Banks made grandiose dance pop songs, they would sound an awful lot like the music of Charlotte OC, who has a similar flair for haunting melodies and insightful lyrics. “If my house was burning / Would you run or stay?” she asks during the lead track “If My House...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE: DARK MIND

Janine and The Mixtape, otherwise known as Janine Foster, started off playing open mic nights in her native Auckland when she was just 14 years old. It wasn’t long before she’d concocted her own unique blend of pop, soul and R&B. She released Dark Mind on her own label, Little Mixtapes Records, back...
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VIDEO: PERFUME: “PICK ME UP” (J-Pop)

Youtube info: Published on Mar 31, 2015 「Pick Me Up」 Perfume × 伊勢丹 「Pick Me Up」コラボソング Perfume Double A-side Single 「Relax In The City / Pick Me Up」 2015.04.29 on sale 予約受付中! http://www.universal-music.co.jp/perf… Perfume Official Website http://www.perfume-web.jp/...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: STROMAE: “CARMEN”


"Carmen" is French artist Stromae's latest single from his excellent album Racine carrée. It is a "tribute" to Twitter and our consumption of tweets. (He even has a crazy blue Twitter bird following him around throughout the video.)...
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