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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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#songoftheday = Mcbaise – “Paradis Du Cuir”


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...
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MYSTERY SKULLS: AN INTERVIEW WITH LUIS DUBUC

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...
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#songoftheday = ALVVAYS: “IN UNDERTOW”


"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...
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#songoftheday = ADAM JENSEN: “MARIJUANA BREATH”


If you're celebrating 420 today, or simply like mature but irresistible pop music, you're in for a veritable treat with Bostonian Adam Jensen's intoxicating new gem, "Marijuana Breath." "So kiss me with your marijuana breath / I can be a cure for loneliness," he sings, like he's...
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#songoftheday: GIGI ROWE: “COVER ME UP”


Just when you thought Gigi Rowe was only good for retro-tastic, dance-pop magic, she pulls a bright, shiny love dove out of her hat, surprising us all. I had no doubt that she was capable producing a touching ballad, having interviewed her last December and gotten to...
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CONCERT REVIEW: PHANTOGRAM AND THE RANGE: BOSTON, MA 10/21/16

review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Joshua Bernard Electronic producer/artist The Range – real name, James Hinton – opened the show, taking to the stage at 8:05 with “New Lots.” He delivered a high energy set of songs mostly taken from his recently released sophomore album Potential and its predescesor Nonfiction. Although...
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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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