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Q&A: Adrian of Klangkarussell


Chances are you've just read the above subject line and thought, "Who the hell is Klangkarussell?" That's what I thought when their publicist first contacted me about them. But their publicist usually sends me great stuff, so I checked out the Austrian duo's album and immediately...
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NEWS ALERT: TRICKY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM


Tricky fans -- like our editor -- have a lot to celebrate today. Tricky has just unleashed a brand-new track called "Nicotine Love'" featuring Francesca Belmonte, which you can listen to above (obviously). And it's quite the song... a throbbing, almost EDM-flavored track that...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: BETTY WHO: WORLDS APART

Betty Who is a 22-year old Australian born, New York-based pop songstress who’s been gradually introducing herself to the world with a fantastic EP here and an awesome EP there. Currently, she’s just finished a successful tour of the UK and she’s just released her UK debut, an EP she’s dubbed Worlds Apart....
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: RAMONA LISA: ARCADIA

Chairlift vocalist Caroline Polachek isn’t an artist you can pin-down. Just when you think you know her, she goes and does something different, like this, her debut solo album, released under the pseudonym Ramona Lisa, a purposeful parody of Mona Lisa. But she was using pseudonyms to play secret shows and debut new...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: MIKA: “BOUM BOUM BOUM”


We love it when Mika sings in French. His songs are always bursting with joy and love and no language is better suited for expressing these things than French, which our editor has studied for years (and still isn't halfway fluent in). And he can tell...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: REBECCA & FIONA: BEAUTY IS PAIN

Rebecca & Fiona’s debut album, I Love You, Man, was as perfect as any pop debut could be. Astounding from start to finish, really. Compared to their new sophomore effort, Beauty is Pain, I Love You, Man is a bright and shiny sky with a double rainbow. And I suppose it always was,...
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VIDEO: BANKS – “Drowning”


Now this is a different sort of video from Banks. Not that there's anything wrong with that. We love her and think she's borderline flawless. We're hoping she'll have a big breakthrough single like Lorde did with "Royals" and get the larger audience that she...
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EP SPOTLIGHT: POLICA: RAW EXIT

Love is Pop favorite Poliça is releasing a deluxe edition of the band’s incredible Shulamith album, a record that shimmers with enough kaleidoscopic colors to temporarily blind you. One listen to the beautiful work of alt/art pop and you’ll never forget it. It’s the audio equivalent of seeing a famous painting in person...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: KAIROS: KAIROS EP

Kairos is the ancient Greek word for “the defining moment,” so it’s no surprise that Seattle’s Lena Simon has not only taken the word as her performing name but as the name of her new EP, which is, in fact, her defining moment du jour. What is a performing name? It’s what St....
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: KATE MILLER-HEIDKE: O VERTIGO!

Kate Miller-Heidke is a classically trained singer/songwriter hailing from Brisbane, Australia. That said, she’s been making a career for herself as an alt pop artist for the past fourteen years or so now. And while she’s had her share of major label record deals, at this point in her career she is proudly...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: [debut]: “Open Your Soul (LA Version)”

Yesterday we posted the details regarding [debut]‘s Kickstarter campaign.  To inspire people to fund the project, the Los Angeles based songwriter/producer, Gareth Thomas, is giving away a fantastic track (see link below), “Open Your Soul (LA Version).”  We’re not sure if there’s another version of “Open Your Soul,” but the “LA Version” is...
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  • Mika Nakashima X Miliyah Kato: FIGHTER / GIFT
    Mika Nakashima X Miliyah Kato: FIGHTER / GIFT Release Date:  6/4/14 Label:  Sony Music Mika Nakashima and Miliyah Kato have joined forces with producer/arranger DJ Taku of m-flo for the Japanese theme song of The Amazing Spider-man 2, "Fighter," and it's a rather heavy rock tune. Mika Nakashima and Miliyah Kato have joined forces with producer
  • f(x): 3집 THE THIRD ALBUM: RED LIGHT
    f(x): 3집 THE THIRD ALBUM: RED LIGHT Release Date:  7/9/14 Label:  SM Entertainment The album opens with the title track, "Red Light," a trippy yet bouncy tune that will probably confuse you the first time you listen to it. It's one of those wildly imaginative K-Pop songs that goes in several different directions, much like Girls' Generati
  • TOP.IC: SEE YOU AGAIN
    TOP.IC: SEE YOU AGAIN Release Date:  7/3/14 Label:  CJ E&M Music TOP.IC's delightful "See Ya" is poised to become one of summer 2014's most defining pop songs. These days digital singles are dropping every other day in the Asian pop world, and especially so in the K-Pop realm. It seems that labels are signing more and more artists in
  • HYOMIN: MAKE UP
    HYOMIN: MAKE UP Release Date:  6/30/14 Label:  코어콘텐츠미디어 The single, "Nice Boy," is tepid and highly offensive. The other two tracks are great though. Make Up is Hyomin of T-ARA's first mini-album. The lead single is a track called "Nice Body." And it's highly offensive. I don't even know where to begin. It's just wrong
  • FLASHE: HEY YOU
    FLASHE: HEY YOU Release Date:  5/20/14 Label:  CGM Entertainment "Hey you, hey you, hey you, wake up in the star," sing the girls of Flashe in English during their new tune "Hey You." Doesn't really make a whole lot of sense, does it? So, there's one reason not to like Flashe's "Hey You." But, hey you, lots of K-P