interview by Michael McCarthy I’ve been a fan of The Maine since they started out. I caught one of their early shows on a bill that included Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and Metro Station. I believe it was 2008. The tour was cleverly entitled The Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour. The reason...Read more
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Just earlier this week I found myself wondering whatever happened to Fischerspooner. They were one of my favorite electronic music duos several years ago but they've been absent from the scene for quite a while now. Well, it turns out they've been cooking up something good, which we're...Read more
Back in December 2016, we interviewed rising pop star Gigi Rowe, who'd just had a song included in Just Dance 2017. Well, here we are in October of 2017 and we've just discovered that Gigi will have a song in Just Dance 2018. too. In fact, it's "Got That,"...Read more
It's always fulfilling when an artist you thought was brilliant turns around and releases something new a year or two later and they're still just as impressive. In other words, there's nothing worse than saying someone is as refreshing as a cool, sudden rainfall on a 100-degree day...Read more
If you took Phoenix, Hot Chip and Passion Pit and chopped them up in a blender then made a gorgeous painting out of them and that painting could play music, Mcbaise is exactly what it would sound like. OK, so that's a bit of a stretch, but those are...Read more
"I know that you would want it if I could sink my teeth into you," sing Aly & AJ on their icy hot new single "Take Me." The fact that the song is uber-catchy alone makes it sufficient for a song of the day posting, but we have...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy The following interview with Forever Starts Today’s lead vocalist Christina Murphy and guitarist Troy Hirschhorn was conducted on August 25th, 2017, a noteworthy date because it happens to be the same day that their colorful, debut album Always Hope was released. If you’re a fan of vibrant, female-fronted power...Read more
Acclaimed DJ and producer Agatino Romero was born in Hamburg, but still considers himself an authentic Italian. His family, you see, comes from Catania, Sicily. Until a few years ago, he was on his way as a young professional soccer player with HSV and the Italian club Calcio Catania...Read more
Adam Jensen has become a certified Spotify Sensation since we first started posting his songs -- and interviewing him -- here on Love is Pop. His hit "The Mystic" has racked up 1 million streams already while a remix of his debut single "Sandcastles" has over 5 million....Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Mystery Skulls, otherwise known as Luis Dubuc, was something of a mystery to me prior to reading the press release for his new album, One of Us. All I knew was that I loved the Mystery Skulls debut album, Forever. You see, I had no idea if Mystery Skulls...Read more
I'm only labeling this new Garbage video as a red hot video instead of a song of the day because "No Horses" already was a song of the day when they debuted the audio a week or so ago. Anyway, this is the apocalypse as seen by Garbage...
"No turning back..." Our latest song of the day is Alvvays' new tune, "In Undertow," a mix of synth pop, shoegaze and alternative rock that is ripe for rejoicing because, well, it's totally awesome! If you're in the middle of winter right now, listen to this and it'll...Read more
A couple of weeks ago Selena Gomez surprised fans with the release of a new single in the form of the Talking Heads-sampling "Bad Liar." Selena played all the main characters in the video in which she has a crush on her father's mistress, who happens to be...Read more
Well, kids, the dance-pop world has two new mascots to worship. One of the guys -- assuming they're guys -- wears a fox mask and the other one wears a human mask except that it looks like he's a human from Gorrilaz. ...