Much has already been said about Björk’s new album, Vulnicura. For example, the first half of the title seems to be from the Latin word “vulnific,” meaning to cause injury. The second half seems to be from the Middle English word “cura,” meaning to care or cure. And, no, I’m not extremely smart...Read more
Category Archives: electropop
"What do you know, I'm just a bad believer," sings St. Vincent during "Bad Believer," her brand new song for the deluxe edition of her self-titled album. It's a song that finds her singing about going to church and fainting as the pastor touches her hand. ...
review and interview by Michael McCarthy previously published on OtakuDX Before we get to our interview with J-Pop’s future stars 4TE, I wanted to present a review of their wonderful double A-side MORE / 一歩ずつ… 4TE — pronounced Forte/for-tay — is a red hot new Japanese pop group based out of the U.S....Read more
I’m going to come right out and say it: I’m late to the party on this one. Sort of. You see, I was aware of singer/songwriter Grace Mitchell before she released this EP last October. She’d done a moody cover of Hall & Oates’ classic “Maneater” on the soundtrack to The Secret Life...Read more
One-time Hotel Café waitress Meiko has come a long way since self-releasing her debut album in 2007 (and re-releasing it via MySpace the following year). A singer/songwriter who routinely tells stories with her songs, her material tends to be very upbeat or entirely sad. Her new album, her third, is of the down-trodden...Read more
"Don't give it up, it's glorious," Foxes sings during the chorus of the gorgeous and inspiring title track from her album Glorious, which could also be described as, well, glorious. (Sorry, but it had to be said.) ...
Ella On The Run is a London-based electro-pop artist of Swiss, French and South African origin. She attended The Berklee College of Music here in Boston, Massachusetts and began making music using the Ella On The Run moniker with producer/co-writer Matthew Bang (previously an engineer for Interscope and Timbaland’s Mosley Music group). The...Read more
If there’s one thing you could accuse David Guetta of, it’s being formulaic. He has a design in front of him and he rarely colors outside of it. It’s like he has a dance pop algorithm he uses to write all of his songs. To that end, you could say that his music...Read more
Röyksopp deliver breath-taking electronica once again with their throbbing new single "Skulls," which is from their glorious final album, The Inevitable End. That said, the duo plans to continue releasing music. Just not in the album format. Which we think is rather sad because they've...
When a band is as beloved as The Beatles, covering them is always a risky proposition. If your covers are too similar then people will deem them pointless and say that the original versions are better. But if you change them dramatically, well, people will still say the original versions are better. Unless,...Read more
I’ve often felt sorry for The Ting Tings. Their debut album, We Started Nothing, was a big sensation. Magazines, blogs, late night TV shows — they were everywhere. Their music had a universal appeal; it was artistic enough to please indie pop fans yet immediately catchy enough to please the bubble gum pop...Read more
Pictured on the cover of Lia Mice’s just released new album I Love You is a classic car with its roof caved in, as if it did a 360 in an accident or had a 1000 pound anvil dropped on it. What happened to the car isn’t important, but the state that it’s...Read more