It’s 2015 and Duran Duran currently consists of Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor. The only member of the classic line-up who is not present is Andy Taylor, who has had nothing to do with Duran Duran since 2004’s criminally under-rated Astronaut album. Duran Duran’s last album was 2010’s...Read more
It might be an acoustic version, but it's every bit as invigorating as the original version......
Owen Franklin is a very talented fellow who makes wonderful independent music and movies. "The Lover I Left Behind," a truly touching piano ballad if ever we've heard one, is the theme song from his debut feature film, She Moved Through The Fair. ...
I first heard Halsey when I saw her live at Boston Calling music festival back in May. She was a replacement for someone who canceled at the last minute and by the end of her seductive set, I wanted to call up and thank whoever canceled for freeing up the slot for her....Read more
We have saved CHE-VAL's luscious new single, "Love Still Waiting," for the last day of the week so we could declare it not only #songoftheday but #songoftheweek as well, being that it's the most addictive and well-crafted tune we've heard this week....
A year and a half ago, Painted Palms released their wonderful debut, Forever, which was an album full of diverse songs, which seemed to draw inspiration from such artists as Passion Pit, Best Coast, The Beach Boys and Of Montreal. On their new album, Horizons, it’s not so easy to discern their influences,...Read more
Some songs can become too huge for their own good. Take Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” for example. For a few years there, it seemed like it would be her only mega-hit single. Especially when the album it was from, Kiss, more or less flopped. But sometimes lightning strikes twice. Earlier this...Read more
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway and you love music as much as we do at Love is Pop, you should come visit the city of Boston on the weekend of September 25 – September 27 and attend the fine festival that is Boston Calling. We’ve covered Boston Calling twice already —...Read more
PRESS RELEASE: LOS ANGELES, CA – September 2, 2015 – Garbage today announced they will release a special 20th Anniversary Edition of their critically acclaimed self-titled album in celebration of its historical debut. The new version will be re-mastered from the original analog tapes and feature all of the remixes and previously unreleased...Read more
I like to believe that artists get better with each album they make. Of course, that’s not always the case. But there are some who keep improving with each release and I would say that is true of Beach House, otherwise known as Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. They were always amazing, but...Read more
If you want to avoid a headache, you should probably avoid reading this review. You see, this is the most confusing — if not even slightly controversial — album Bon Jovi has ever released. First of all, Jon Bon Jovi and camp keep calling it a “fan album,” stating that their next album...Read more