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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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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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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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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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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: TAYLOR SWIFT: 1989

To some, it was a surprise that Taylor Swift opted to go the pop route on her new album 1989, named after the year she was born, but most of her longtime listeners saw this coming a mile away. After all, Taylor’s singles have been remixed for the pop market ever since she...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: METALS: “I C THRU YOU”

You may recall our previous coverage of Metals, who we've been into ever since we first heard their single "That Ain't Real Love" roughly a year ago. Blending R&B, electro-pop, soul, dub, house and more, the experimental duo -- consisting of Chris "Digital Primate" Coe and Ehsan...
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    PERFUME: PICK ME UP Release Date:  3/31/15 Label:  Universal Japan Perfume's eagerly awaiting new song/video has arrived! "Pick Me Up" is Perfume's new video, which hit Youtube yesterday and already has over 100,000 views, which I'd say is a lot because chances are that most of their fans aren't even aware that it's out yet. […]
    SHANNON WILLIAMS: 18 Release Date:  3/18/15 Label:  Universal Music (South Korea) Shannon's 18 is easily one of the best EPs I've heard in ages and I'm not just talking about K-Pop EPs. This one is amazing. Shannon Williams, who's often simply referred to as Shannon, is a Korean-British singer who got her start on the […]
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    STYLIPS: THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES Release Date:  11/26/14 Label:  lantis Some of these tracks were anime theme songs, but let's face it: anime themes can be cheesy but they're usually super catchy. And that's how I'd sum up The Supernova Strikes, all sixteen songs of it. StylipS is a four member J-Pop girl group who specialize […]
    AN INTERVIEW WITH MEGA-HIT SONGWRITER ALBI ALBERTSSON Release Date:  various Label:  various K-Poppers and J-Poppers, you're in for a real treat... Today we bring you an exclusive interview with Albi Albertsson, one of Asian pop music's top songwriters! Whether you're a fan of K-Pop, J-Pop or C-Pop, chances are you've heard songs written by Albi […]