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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 = 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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#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 = 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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#songoftheday = ELOHIM: “SKINNY LEGS”


It takes a good minute before Elohim starts singing on her new track, "Skinny Legs," but it's such an electronic voyage that you won't really mind. Sure, it gets better when she adds her vocals, but it's just fine leading up to them. I'll admit this...
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#songoftheday: GIGI ROWE: “COVER ME UP”


Just when you thought Gigi Rowe was only good for retro-tastic, dance-pop magic, she pulls a bright, shiny love dove out of her hat, surprising us all. I had no doubt that she was capable producing a touching ballad, having interviewed her last December and gotten to...
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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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WENDY BEVAN: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy One of the most bewitching albums I’ve heard all year is Rose & Thorn by British artist Wendy Bevan. Not merely a singer/songwriter/violinist, Wendy works in a variety media including film, visual imagery and intense, experiential artworks. To experience any of her work is to step into an alternate...
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#songoftheday = ADAM JENSEN: “THE MYSTIC”


Adam Jensen continues to be brutally honest on his red hot new single "The Mystic," singing about his relationship with his mother and sister and trying to stay sober, among other things, all over massive, punchy beats that slam against your head as you listen. In an...
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CONCERT REVIEW: PHANTOGRAM AND THE RANGE: BOSTON, MA 10/21/16

review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Joshua Bernard Electronic producer/artist The Range – real name, James Hinton – opened the show, taking to the stage at 8:05 with “New Lots.” He delivered a high energy set of songs mostly taken from his recently released sophomore album Potential and its predescesor Nonfiction. Although...
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