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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SARAHJANE GIBSON OF STREETS OF LAREDO

interview by Michael McCarthy On October 21st folk rockers Streets of Laredo will release their sophomore album, WILD, via Dine Alone Records. The album is a spectacular set of tunes rich in kaleidoscopic color with lyrics that are inspiring as they inspired. With several different percussive instruments, horns, bass, electric and acoustic guitars...
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#songoftheday / album review = TYKETTO: “REACH”


Today's #songoftheday, "Reach" by Tyketto, was released in late August, but we're featuring it now on October 14th because their new album of the same name was released today via Frontiers records and in my humble opinion it's the best album that's come out during the past couple...
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CONCERT REVIEW: ELOHIM AT THE SINCLAIR, CAMBRIDGE, MA: 10/11/16

This past Tuesday night, October 11th, 2016, I was fortunate to catch the young woman who calls herself Elohim live. The mysterious singer/songwriter/electronic musician is currently out on tour with EDEN, but I’d had insomnia the night before and was too tired to stay and check out his set. I was admittedly unfamiliar...
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#songoftheday = CHRISTIAN O: “LUCY’S LAIR”

Today’s song of the day, “Lucy’s Lair,” is the final song — but first single — from Christian O’s fantastic 8 song EP Shiva’s Dance.  I’m in love with its potent beats.  I couldn’t tell you if they’re programmed beats or live percussion because they sound like both, which I suppose is the...
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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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