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#songoftheday = EMMY THE GREAT: “MAHAL KITA”


Usually, our song of the day selections are just released, new songs.  But sometimes one feels like shining the proverbial light on something that's been around for a while.  That's the case with today's pick, "Mahal Kita" by Emmy The Great. ...
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CANADA BY WAY OF LOS ANGELES: AN INTERVIEW WITH ADALINE

interview by Michael McCarthy I recently fell in love with Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Adaline’s new album Aquatic, which contains a treasure trove of thought-provoking lyrics, sung over some of the most seductive basslines ever recorded and blissed-out beats that mix the organic and the electronic to perfection. I must also add that her...
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#songoftheday = ELOHIM: “SKINNY LEGS”


Elohim's latest single, "Skinny Legs," might strike you as an abstract, maybe even inaccessible, song the first few times you listen to it. I even wondered if it was too bizarre for me when it first wormed its way inside my ears. That said, I put...
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#songoftheday = LUKE FAAS: “WHY BOTHER”


"Why Bother" is the second single from Luke Faas, a 23-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. It follows his debut single, "Should've Seen It." At first, the lyrics of the punchy, seductive, electro-soul "Why Bother" might sound apathetic, like a depressed person not wanting to bother...
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#songoftheday = Lily McQueen “Chasing Your Love”


Massive, pulsating beats that nod to the pop of the '80's make Lily McQueen's fantastic new single, "Chasing Your Love," both powerful as gunshots and as addictive as nicotine gum. She's so cool that she'll frost up your headphones in spite of the fact that her vocals...
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#songoftheday = GOLDFRAPP: “SYSTEMAGIC”


It's Goldfrapp so, of course, it's good. No, it's better than good. It's fan-fucking-tastic. Let its throbbing beats overcome you and move your body as the dancers do in the red hot video. Or at least getup and dance. It's a sin to...
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THE KID HAS TALENT: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SAM LEVIN

interview by Michael McCarthy When Sam Levin’s album Frame of Mind was sent to me by his publicist it was recommended if you like The Head and the Heart, Kings of Leon, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Bon Iver, Bahamas and Jose Gonzales. Naturally, with an impressive list like that, I had to give...
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#songoftheday = ADAM JENSEN: “MARIJUANA BREATH”


If you're celebrating 420 today, or simply like mature but irresistible pop music, you're in for a veritable treat with Bostonian Adam Jensen's intoxicating new gem, "Marijuana Breath." "So kiss me with your marijuana breath / I can be a cure for loneliness," he sings, like he's...
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#songoftheday = PARAMORE: HARD TIMES”


After a couple of mainstream pop radio hits with their previous and self-titled album, anyone could have predicted that Paramore's first single from their new album After Laughter would be tailored for radio. Well, that's exactly what we've got here: Paramore with a lovely pop melody,...
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#songoftheday = SAM LEVIN: “HIDE AND SEEK”


"Hide and Seek" by Sam Levin is a wonderful folk-tronic tune that mixes acoustic guitars and electronic beats with vocals that split the difference between pop and folk. There's a playful element to the song that reminds me of Ben Lee's music. I'm also reminded of...
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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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