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#songoftheday / AUDIO: Strange Names – “Return”


"I'm not your springtime fantasy," goes "Return," a gem of a new song from Strange Names, a band consisting of recent New York transplants Fletcher Aleckson, Francis Ximenez and Liam Benzvi. The irony here is that "Return" actually feels like a red hot spring fling, coming at...
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EP SPOTLIGHT: CHARLOTTE OC: BURNING

If the tremendously talented Banks made grandiose dance pop songs, they would sound an awful lot like the music of Charlotte OC, who has a similar flair for haunting melodies and insightful lyrics. “If my house was burning / Would you run or stay?” she asks during the lead track “If My House...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE: DARK MIND

Janine and The Mixtape, otherwise known as Janine Foster, started off playing open mic nights in her native Auckland when she was just 14 years old. It wasn’t long before she’d concocted her own unique blend of pop, soul and R&B. She released Dark Mind on her own label, Little Mixtapes Records, back...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: Grimes – “REALiTi”


As you can read below, "REALiTi" is a lost Grimes track that's no longer going to be on her new album. I assume it was recorded when she was making a more mainstream pop record before her single "Go" wasn't received nearly as well as she'd hoped...
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MUST-SEE VIDEO: POP ETC: “RUNNING IN CIRCLES”


If you like contagious pop rock and awesome videos you're in for a real treat here. POP ETC'S video for their contagious single "Running In Circles" was made to look like the popular '80's toy Lite Brite, which consisted of a black peg board with a light...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: GRACE MITCHELL: DESIGN

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...
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#albumoftheday: ELLA ON THE RUN: WAR OF WORDS

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...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE TING TINGS: SUPER CRITICAL

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...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LIA MICE: I LOVE YOU

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...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: Little Dragon – “Underbart”


"Underbart" was already one of the most invigorating tracks on Little Dragon's Nabuma Rubberband, but this intense video gives it a sense of urgency, making the song stand out like a passionate battle cry, ready to conquer any and all contemporaries. And, with a little luck, it...
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