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HAYDEN THORPE OF WILD BEASTS: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy Wild Beasts, one of today’s most popular bands out of the United Kingdom, released their fifth album, Boy King, back in August and it’s one of the best records I’ve heard this year, packed with songs that are equal parts catchy, pop-minded affairs and intellectual, artistic statements. It’s also...
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#songoftheday = Hardline: “Take You Home”


"Take You Home" is the new single from Hardline's forthcoming album Human Nature, which drops on October 14th via Frontiers, and boy is it a beauty. One of those primo piano ballads that tugs at your heartstrings the second you start listening to it and doesn't let...
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#songoftheday = bitter’s kiss: “MY GOD”


"My God is better than your God is better than her God," so sings Chloe Baker, better known as bitter's kiss, on her touching new single "My God," which points out how religious people everywhere all believe that their God is better than everybody else's God. It's...
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#songoftheday = LAURE SHANGE: “EXTREMOLOGY”


I love it when artists and producers I love team up and this song is one such blessed union. It's the latest track by Laure Shang, who's famous in the Mando and Canto pop worlds but sings in English as much as Chinese, and it's produced by...
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#songoftheday = KT TUNSTALL: “HARD GIRLS”


Singer/songwriter KT Tunstall has been a favorite of mine ever since the first time I heard "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" years ago. For many people, that was the only song of hers that they'd ever hear, since it was the only one that most radio...
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#songoftheday = THE PRETENDERS: “HOLY COMMOTION!”


Chrissie Hynde, otherwise known as The Pretenders, has teamed up with none other than The Black Key's Dan Aurerbach for a new album coming soon -- see press release below -- and the lead single, "Holy Commotion!" is fantastic. It kicks off with some serious beats before...
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#songoftheday = RED VELVET: “RUSSIAN ROULETTE”


The title track from K-Pop girl group Red Velvet's Russian Roulette is about as catchy as K-Pop gets... which is, as we say in Massachusetts, wicked catchy! It has a lovely melody, lively beats, an infectious chorus and adorable voices -- what more could you want from...
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DANIELLA MASON: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

by Michael McCarthy If you’re a big fan of singer/songwriter fare then you might already be a fan of Nashville’s Daniella Mason, whose touching song “Sleep” was posted on Youtube approximately five years ago and has since been watched over 26,000 times. It was followed up with such emotive songs as “Shade of...
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