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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: X AMBASSADORS: VHS

Once in a while a band comes along that’s so good you wonder how you ever lived without them. I remember feeling that way when I discovered Motley Crue and Guns ‘N’ Roses as a kid, or The Killers and Franz Ferdinand a decade ago. During more recent years, I stopped getting that...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: POMPLAMOOSE: BESIDES

If you’re one of the cool kids, chances are you’re already a fan of Pomplamoose and their deliciously quirky indie pop. For those of you not in the know, Pomplamoose is a duo consisting of real life couple Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, who hail from California. Their name is the phonetic spelling...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: The Mynabirds – “Wildfire”


"Wildfire" is the second single from Laura Burhenn, aka The Mynabirds, upcoming third album Lovers Know and it's an infectious little ditty if ever there was one. Often, The Mynabirds music features politically-themed, or otherwise serious, subject matter. But this passionate, uptempo love song shows Burhenn's...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: BRIAN WILSON: NO PIER PRESSURE

It seems like just yesterday my parents and I were at The Beach Boys’ 50th Anniversary Concert and I was listening to the group’s excellent comeback album, That’s Why God Made The Radio. But that was 2012 — time seems to fly even faster than they say it does. But now Brian Wilson...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: THE BALLROOM THIEVES’ Martin Earley

I first encountered The Ballroom Thieves’ music when I was preparing to cover the Boston Calling music festival last month, checking out the bands I wasn’t already  familiar with on Spotify.  I was so impressed with their debut album, A Wolf In The Doorway, that I promptly bought their album from iTunes, as I...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: JULIAN MOON: GOOD GIRL

Julian Moon is a singer/songwriter hailing from Salt Lake City Utah. She describes her music as “acoustic pop” on her Facebook page and I think that’s an accurate description. Listening to her songs, it’s easy to picture her sitting alone in a room somewhere, writing them on a trusty acoustic guitar. I randomly...
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KILLER AUDIO: Class Actress – “GFE”


Welcome back, Class Actress! What an amazing tune! Pure electropop bliss. Lovely mix of warm electronic beats and glimmering synth. And the vocals... Sweet and sultry, ripened to perfection... The girlfriend experience has never sounded better!...
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