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NEWS: LANA DEL REY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM TITLE

Today Lana Del Rey announced that her forthcoming album will be titled Lust for Life.  Like the Iggy Pop song!  Surely, that’s got to be a nod to Iggy.  Everyone knows that song.  There’s no way Lana just came up with that on her own without knowing about the Iggy Pop song. Here’s...
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Bellman Redux: His Second Love is Pop Interview

Interview by Michael McCarthy I do so many interviews that I sometimes forget who I’ve interviewed already. This has a lot to do with my memory problem, but the fact that I’ve interviewed at least 100 people in my life doesn’t help me keep things straight. Likewise, most of the people I interview...
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#songoftheday = INNA: “GIMME GIMME”


INNA has been a major fixture on the club scene since around 2009 and has released approximately a dozen red hot singles, and a handful of smashing albums as well, including last year's killer self-titled full-length. Her songs are always club-ready, and they usually climb the to...
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#songoftheday = DASHNI – “LOVE WINS”


"Love wins every time," sings Kurdish pop star and humanitarian Dashni Morad with a purpose, while heavy beats throb away and the hooks sink their teeth right into you. Suffice to say, "Love Wins" is one downright irresistible dance pop gem -- a veritable breath of fresh...
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#songoftheday = ADAM JENSEN: “TOMBSTONE”


A year ago tomorrow I interviewed Boston artist Adam Jensen and we learned about his colorful if not checkered past. One thing is for certain: he's a hell of a lot more interesting, not to mention edgy, than your average pop slinger (pun intended). On his...
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#songoftheday = ROBBIE WILLIAMS: “MIXED SIGNALS”


"Mixed Signals" is the third track on Robbie Williams' latest album, The Heavy Entertainment Show. It's also the album's third single, complete with a video with three very different endings. More importantly, it's my favorite song from The Heavy Entertainment show. "Party Like A Russian"...
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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 Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation

interview by Michael McCarthy Rob Garza is one half of the duo known as Thievery Corporation, which he created with Eric Hilton during the summer of 1995 in Washington D.C. at the Eighteen Street Lounge. Their sound is big on dub, dancehall, house and other types of music, but they are considered pioneers...
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