Monthly Archives: March 2014

#albumoftheday VAMPIRE: VAMPIRE

This self-titled debut from Sweden’s Vampire was released on March 3rd in Europe and will be released here in North America on March 18th. And, boy, is it one to get excited about. I don’t think I’ve found a death metal debut this invigorating and engaging since Skeletonwitch first hit the scene and...
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#songoftheday X 2: VEYU: “THE EVERLASTING” / “RUNNING”

Hailing from Liverpool, VEYU’s debut double A-side, “The Everlasting” b/w “Running,” is one promising debut… “The Everlasting” is a perfect blend of Depeche Mode’s almost-but-not-quite industrial vibe and New Order’s knack for enchanting melodies.  Interestingly, the track opens with loops of sounds recorded in industrial spaces, including metal pipes chiming on floors and the cracking of...
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LILY ALLEN ADMITS NEW MATERIAL IS RUBBISH

Personally, we’ve enjoyed her new material, though we will admit that “Our Time” and “Air Balloon” aren’t nearly as good as “Hard Out Here.”  That one sparkled with Lily’s sarcastic spirit and was super catchy.  “Our Time” and “Air Balloon” are better than much of today’s pop music, but if you compare them...
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KYLIE MINOGUE: KISS ME ONCE: A TRACK-BY-TRACK REVIEW

Kiss Me Once is Kylie Minogue’s twelfth studio album. It’s her first album since she parted ways with her long-term manager Terry Blamey and signed a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint. Considering that the album has over 20 writers and at least a half dozen producers, it’s amazing that it sounds...
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NEWSFLASH: LISSIE DROPS SURPRISE COVERS EP (CHECK OUT HER VIDEO FOR “MOTHER”)

PRESS RELEASE: Today Lissie announces the release of her new covers EP, ‘Cryin’ To You’, featuring stunning re-worked versions of Danzig’s ‘Mother’, One Direction’s ‘Story of My Life’, Judas Priest’s ‘Electric Eye’, Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘To Ramona’.  The video for ‘Mother’ can be viewed/shared here: ) “The band and I are very excited to release our...
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