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#songoftheday / REVIEW: BIRDY: “TEE SHIRT”


"Tee Shirt" is Birdy's second track to be released from The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack, following "Not About Angels," and it's a tender ballad that we'd easily rank as one of Birdy's top 5 songs to date. It's a very simple acoustic number, which isn't exactly something...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: LA ROUX: “LET ME DOWN GENTLY”

La Roux is back!  Their new album, Trouble in Paradise, will drop on July 8th via Polydor.  You can pre-order it on iTunes right now and if you do you get the pre-order track “Let Me Down Gently,” which is, naturally, our #songoftheday.  It begins with hushed, oh-so-very-80s synth courtesy of the duo’s...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DAWN GOLDEN: STILL LIFE

Houses’ vocalist and Diplo protege Dexter Tortoriello has released his debut solo album as Dawn Golden. It’s called Still Life and it comes courtesy of Downtown Records and Mad Decent. But you should forget that I’ve just written this because, really, the record is nothing like what you’d expect from anyone associated with...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: MARIE DIGBY: “KOREWA”


"We are more than what you see here," Marie Digby proclaims about two thirds into her inspired and inspiring new single, "Korewa," the title being Japanese for "this is." It's a song with big beats that seems to be about taking charge of your own destiny and...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SYLVAN ESSO: SYLVAN ESSO

As the story goes, Sylvan Esso weren’t intended to be a band. Singer/songwriter Amelia Meath had written a tune called “Play It Right” and recorded it with her trio Mountain Man. She then asked electronic producer Nick Sanborn — aka Made of Oak — to remix it in his style. He completed the...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: STONE COLD FOX: MEMORY PALACE

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the much buzzed-about indie rock darlings known as Stone Cold Fox consist of members from California to Maine. And when you hear how well they play together on their debut full-length, Memory Palace, you can’t help but think it was fate herself that brought them together. The album...
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AUDIO / REVIEW: AUSTRA: “HABITAT”


AMAZEBALLS! OK, you'll have to forgive the cheesy slang -- it's just that this new tune by Austra, the title track from their forthcoming Habitat EP, is so bloody good that it has us giggling, tickled pink by its brilliance. Plus, it truly is awesome in...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: KAIROS: “DIRT AND GRIT”


A few weeks ago Kairos' gorgeous cover of Kanye West's "Street Lights" earned #songoftheday status here on Love is Pop and now she's gone and earned it again, this time with an irresistible original song called "Dirt And Grit." Produced by Charlie Smith, it packs some massive,...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LYKKE LI: I NEVER LEARN

Oh, the heartache. The real, motherfucking, why should I even wake up in the morning, heartache. It’s something Lykke Li knows all too well. It wasn’t so long ago that she fled from her native Sweden to Los Angeles, a 28 year old who’d just gone through the most painful break up of...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LILY ALLEN: SHEEZUS

Ever since the release of her 2006 debut Alright, Still we’ve been able to count on Lily Allen for brutal honesty and biting sarcasm. On said debut, there was a song called “Alfie” during which she accused her brother of being a lazy stoner. And on “Knock ‘Em Out” she dissed guys who...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE GOOD WIVES: EVERYTHING I KNOW

The Good Wives are a trio hailing from Seattle, Washington consisting of Jake Bruggman (vocals, acoustic guitar), Nicholas Alexander (Lead guitar, bass), and Shane Berg (rhythm guitar). The band started out as principal songwriter Jake’s solo project from 2005 through 2011 when Nicholas and Shane joined as full-time band members. Benjamin Lerner plays...
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