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#songoftheday = PARAMORE: HARD TIMES”


After a couple of mainstream pop radio hits with their previous and self-titled album, anyone could have predicted that Paramore's first single from their new album After Laughter would be tailored for radio. Well, that's exactly what we've got here: Paramore with a lovely pop melody,...
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An Exclusive Interview with Lily Virginia

by Michael McCarthy If St. Vincent ditched the electronics and simply made her music with live instruments, she would probably sound a lot like Lily Virginia, who’s an equally talented singer/songwriter/guitarist. Other artists Lily reminds me of are Ben Folds – she’s like a female Ben, just using guitar instead of piano –...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: GARBAGE: STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS

Once upon a time — the mid ’90’s to be precise — I interviewed Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue for my hair metal zine, ANT, The Only Cool Magazine That Bites. I asked him what he was listening to lately and he said “Garbage and God Lives Underwater.” I went to Tower Records...
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An Exclusive Interview with Double Experience

interview by Michael McCarthy Yesterday’s #albumoftheday was Unsaved Progress by Double Experience: https://loveispop.com/reviews/albumoftheday-review-double-experience-unsaved-progress/ It’s one of my favorite albums of 2016 thus far and I’m sure it will be in my top 20 when I write my best of 2016 list at the end of the year. The way they mix elements of...
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Exclusive Interview: Rorie Kelly

by Michael McCarthy all photos by: Bryan Downey except where noted When many people think of indie music, the artists they often think of are artists who are actually on record labels, just small ones outside of the major label scene. Which is entirely cool, of course. Most of my favorite artists are on...
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Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum: Exclusive Interview 2016

Soul Asylum will release their brand new, 2016 studio album Change of Fortune on March 18th and it’s one of their best in years, right up there with Grave Dancer’s Union (1992) and Let Your Dim Light Shine (1995). It is not an attempt to rehash those albums, though. On the contrary, today’s...
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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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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CONRAD KEELY: ORIGINAL MACHINES

The name Conrad Keely might not ring a bell, but I’m sure you’ve heard his band’s especially unique name once or twice: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. The band started off in Texas in 1995 and then proceeded to more or less tour non-stop for the twenty years...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CHELSEA WOLFE: ABYSS

For me, Chelsea Wolfe’s albums have always been more about an overall vibe than specific songs taken individually.  I do prefer certain songs, yes, but within the context of her albums.  They’re not songs I’d necessarily take and put on a playlist.  (They don’t necessarily play well with other artists.)  I have to be...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: Veruca Salt – Ghost Notes

review by Barnaby Thornton Reviewing this album was no easy task. I tried to be smart. I tried to be a “music journalist”. I tried every analogy under the pale green sun; sick with responsibility as I wrote my way through reawakened volcanoes and uncaptured Polaroid with too much sweetener in my veins,...
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