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MYSTERY SKULLS: AN INTERVIEW WITH LUIS DUBUC

interview by Michael McCarthy Mystery Skulls, otherwise known as Luis Debuc, 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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An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Shapiro

Back in June, Brooklyn-based piano composer Andrew Shapiro released his third piano album, appropriately entitled Piano 3. (Perhaps you are one of the six million people who streamed his song “Mint Green” – from his 2008 debut, Numbers, Colors and People – on Pandora?) That he was releasing another piano album was hardly...
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#songoftheday = Project Skyward: “Holographic Universe”


Project Skyward is the musical name Los Angeles resident Ryan Field goes by. He's a holistic science/astronomy graduate, which say a lot about his songwriting perspective, which is both unique and a blend of several genres, including ambient, electronic, shoegaze, and new age and I dare say...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: RADIATION CITY: SYNESTHETICA

At the core of Radiation City are couple Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison. Following two much praised EPs, it came time to record their third full-length album. But there was trouble in Rad City, as they’ve nicknamed it; the couple was on the verge of breaking up. But in spite of this, they...
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