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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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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: EMM GRYNER: 21ST CENTURY BALLADS

When it comes to indie singer/songwriter Emm Gryner, I always have very high expectations. This might have something to do with the fact that her album Northern Gospel was my #1 album of 2011 and that her album Torrential was my #12 album of 2014. Suffice to say she’s one of my favorites,...
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#songoftheday = Ezra Furman – “Ordinary Life”


“I’m sick of this record already,” begins “Ordinary Life,” a song roughly halfway through the album that is about, well, being sick of ordinary life. While he sings about losing the will to live in Boston, floating and waiting to die, the song isn’t intended to inspire suicides....
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HEAVY METAL: ANVIL – “Die For A Lie”


February 16th Canadian metal legends Anvil will release their new album, Anvil is Anvil, via Steamhammer Records. Today they've just released the lyric video for the lead single "Die For A Lie" and, as usual, they kick some fucking ass. But they've been at it since...
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COOL SONG, AMUSING VIDEO: LA SERA: “HIGH NOTES”


La Sera, a.k.a. Katy Goodman, is back. However, this time she does not come alone. Instead, La Sera is a duo now, the other half being her better half, guitarist/co-writer/new husband Todd Wisenbaker. To that end, let's hope she's not singing to him during the...
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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY LOOPS

by Michael McCarthy One of the joys of doing Love is Pop is encountering new music that I otherwise would likely never hear.  Recently, Jeremy Loop’s publicist contacted me with a link to his album.  Listening to it, I was constantly thrown off guard, as he employs everything but the kitchen sink, not...
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NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL METAL: BOMBUS: “DEADWEIGHT”


Bombus is back, motherfuckers! OK, so, maybe that's a bit too dramatic, but you'll feel like using some exclamation points yourself after you listen to the band's contagious new track "Deadweight," which hails from their new album Repeat Until Death, which is due out via Century Media...
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