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#songoftheday = DAWN RICHARD: “RENEGADES”


I've been a fan of Dawn Richard since the first time I heard her debut solo album, Goldenheart, which was an almost sci-fi take on R&B with flourishes of avant-garde style pop. She continued to explore these styles on her follow-up album, Blackheart, which she announced as...
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#songoftheday = KING SHELTER: “EVERYTHING HURTS”


Self-described as a "salad rock" band, King Shelter are a grunge-tinged, semi-psychedelic, alternative rock band that have been getting a lot of attention lately, largely thanks to this new single, "Everything Hurts." It's a delicious tune that could have appeared on Stone Temple Pilots' Purple or Tiny...
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RED HOT NEW VIDEO: GARBAGE: “MAGNETIZED”


Garbage has all sorts of sci-fi and horror-esque things happening in this new red hot video for "Magnetized" from their latest album, Strange Little Birds. I don't know what the budget for this one was, but it looks like it cost a couple million bucks with everything...
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HAYDEN THORPE OF WILD BEASTS: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy Wild Beasts, one of today’s most popular bands out of the United Kingdom, released their fifth album, Boy King, back in August and it’s one of the best records I’ve heard this year, packed with songs that are equal parts catchy, pop-minded affairs and intellectual, artistic statements. It’s also...
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#songoftheday = Hardline: “Take You Home”


"Take You Home" is the new single from Hardline's forthcoming album Human Nature, which drops on October 14th via Frontiers, and boy is it a beauty. One of those primo piano ballads that tugs at your heartstrings the second you start listening to it and doesn't let...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: QUINN LEWIS

interview by Michael McCarthy Born in Australia and currently residing in Nashville, Quinn Lewis is one of today’s most interesting up and coming singer/songwriters. While he originally moved to Nashville to do more traditional songwriter fare, he soon switched gears and now makes exquisitely produced music that blurs the lines between electro-pop and...
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#albumoftheday = Yann Tiersen: EUSA

Today Yann Tiersen releases EUSA, his first album of solo piano works, and it’s one of his most beautiful releases to date. It is, quite literally, one awe-inspiring moment of elation after another, providing lots of opportunities for the listener to bask in its brilliant light. The concept behind the record is fascinating;...
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#songoftheday = bitter’s kiss: “MY GOD”


"My God is better than your God is better than her God," so sings Chloe Baker, better known as bitter's kiss, on her touching new single "My God," which points out how religious people everywhere all believe that their God is better than everybody else's God. It's...
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#songoftheday = LAURE SHANGE: “EXTREMOLOGY”


I love it when artists and producers I love team up and this song is one such blessed union. It's the latest track by Laure Shang, who's famous in the Mando and Canto pop worlds but sings in English as much as Chinese, and it's produced by...
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JT TOLLAS OF FAMOUS LAST WORDS : THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy I recently had the opportunity to hear The Incubus, the forthcoming, third album by Revival Records’ group Famous Last Words, which is due out on September 30th. I’m not a big fan of post hardcore bands, and I admittedly don’t know much about the scene, but when I love...
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