It’s hard to believe, but it’s been an entire decade since Mandy Moore released her last album, Amanda Leigh. During many of those years, she was married to someone who I will not name and I couldn’t fathom why he didn’t produce an album for her. After all, her last two albums had...Read more
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It's always fulfilling when an artist you thought was brilliant turns around and releases something new a year or two later and they're still just as impressive. In other words, there's nothing worse than saying someone is as refreshing as a cool, sudden rainfall on a 100-degree day...Read more
"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...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I recently fell in love with Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Adaline’s new album Aquatic, which contains a treasure trove of thought-provoking lyrics, sung over some of the most seductive basslines ever recorded and blissed-out beats that mix the organic and the electronic to perfection. I must also add that her...Read more
Massive, pulsating beats that nod to the pop of the '80's make Lily McQueen's fantastic new single, "Chasing Your Love," both powerful as gunshots and as addictive as nicotine gum. She's so cool that she'll frost up your headphones in spite of the fact that her vocals...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy When Sam Levin’s album Frame of Mind was sent to me by his publicist it was recommended if you like The Head and the Heart, Kings of Leon, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Bon Iver, Bahamas and Jose Gonzales. Naturally, with an impressive list like that, I had to give...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy It’s funny how everything is connected. Earlier this year, I was listening to a random artist on Soundcloud – I can’t remember who – and the next thing that came on was a song by Brandyn Burnette, who I wound up interviewing. During that interview, he mentioned that he...Read more
by Michael McCarthy Back in 2011 sister duo Puro Instinct rolled into town and played Great Scott in Allston, Massachusetts, which is considered part of greater Boston. I remember only hearing that they’d been to town after the fact and being really disappointed that I hadn’t known about it, as I would have...Read more
On March 11th the much beloved singer/songwriter Emmy The Great will release her gorgeous third album, Second Love (her debut was called First Love, Virtue her second). It’s her first album in five years and it was well worth the wait, each song like a poetic love letter that goes straight to your...Read more
Now, here's Bitter's Kiss with "No One Will," a song you could look at many different ways. She could be singing these things about how "no one will ever kiss me" and such because she's self-loathing, like she doesn't think she's worthy of being kissed. ...
Everyone knows I'm a sucker for a good ballad, but today's #songoftheday is much, much better than good. It's touching with its perfect arrangement, not to mention his beautiful voice and the haunting lyrics... I doubt I'll hear many ballads this precious all year. It's that...
My new record “After” is officially out next Friday, September 25th but is streaming on Noisey now! Thrilled to finally share it! In case you missed it, I released a new version of “Hypotheticals” on Flaunt earlier this week as well. I’ll be on tour later this fall in support of my new...Read more
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