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#PREMIERE / #SONGOFTHEDAY WITH INTERVIEW: MICHAEL RIDER’S “CAPITAL”

review by Michael McCarthy Today I’m delighted to premiere Manhattan-based dream pop singer/songwriter Michael Rider’s new protest anthem, “Capital.” From its punchy main beat to its layers and layers of instrumentation and subtle vocal samples, which glide along under Rider’s lead vocals like a surfboard under his feet, its production is complex enough...
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#albumoftheday = Ingrid Michaelson: Stranger Songs

Indie-pop, singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has just released an exquisite new album called Stranger Songs on which every song is inspired by the Netflix series Stranger Things. The album came out just before the new season of Stranger Things started so a lot of the references were lost on me until I started watching...
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TRAVELS AND TUNES: AN INTERVIEW WITH LOU RHODES OF LAMB

interview by Michael McCarthy “So much to say I’m lost for words,” sings Lamb’s lyricist and vocalist Lou Rhodes as the duo’s new album, The Secret of Letting Go, begins. The song is called “Phosphorous” and it consists largely of piano and strings behind Lou’s ethereal vocals. It has a haunting and intoxicating...
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ALWAYS A PLEASURE: OUR 4TH INTERVIEW WITH DOE PAORO

interview by Michael McCarthy Between the intros for our previous three interviews and the live show and album reviews I’ve done covering Doe Paoro and her wonderful music, I feel like I’ve written everything I could possibly say about her already. However, for those of you who are unfamiliar with her and her...
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THE ART OF BEING A GIRL: AN INTERVIEW WITH REBECCA & FIONA

interview by Michael McCarthy If you love pop music and keep up with the global pop scene then chances are you’re already quite familiar with Stockholm-born Rebecca Scheja and Fiona FitzPatrick, better known simply as Rebecca & Fiona. Ever since 2007, they’ve been making a name for themselves both by DJing and releasing...
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BETTER AT NIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH STILL CORNERS

interview by Michael McCarthy Still Corners is a duo consisting of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. They’ll be releasing their gorgeous fourth album, Slow Air, via their own Wrecking Light label on August 17th of this year. It’s an intoxicating collection of songs that are just perfect for nighttime listening. Their tracks have...
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UK COMPUTER: AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES OF ARTH AND ARTH

interview by Michael McCarthy Arth and Arth make what I would call mood music. To me, mood music is music that can change the whole tone of your day or evening. In the case of Arth and Arth, their trippy and often ethereal music is rather intoxicating, coming on like a painkiller. Your...
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BEANTOWN BOUND: AN INTERVIEW WITH KIMBRA

interview by Michael McCarthy On January 28th Kimbra will kick off the first leg of her tour in promotion of her forthcoming album Primal Heart at The Paradise in Boston, Massachusetts and we at Love is Pop couldn’t be more excited. Originally, Primal Heart was supposed to come out on the 19th of...
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#songoftheday = GIGI ROWE: “GOT THAT”


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,"...
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#songoftheday = MIMOZA H: “WELL OF MELODIES”


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...
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