review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Mary Ouellette In just a short matter of four years Neon Trees has released three superb albums and toured almost constantly, making them one of the hardest working bands in the business by far. Going into their show at the House of Blues in Boston last...Read more
Monthly Archives: July 2014
Sylvan Esso Play The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Tonight! + TOUR DATES
Yes, you’ve read the subject line correctly, Love is Pop fave Sylvan Esso will be performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight! We rarely bother to watch late night shows while they’re airing anymore because it’s easy to find those performances on Youtube the next day. But this one we’ll be...Read more
RECOMMENDED AUDIO: JENNY LEWIS: “THE VOYAGER”
VIDEO: EXAMPLE: “TAKE ME AS I AM” (ONLY VIEWABLE IN EUROPE, SORRY)
The uploader has not made this video available in the U.S., the sneaky bastards. It's really stupid when they do this because they're cheating themselves out of viewers and losing publicity. I mean, most people discover new artists through finding videos on Youtube, especially when sites...
CAPSULE REVIEWS: ROBIN THICKE, JOHN BARROWMAN, BORGORE, CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS
Capsule reviews — mini reviews — are something new here at Love is Pop. Not only are they shorter, they’re written in a more personal, almost spontaneous, blogging style. If you prefer shorter reviews like this, let me know. My reason for doing this is so that we can cover more albums by...Read more
RECOMMENDED VIDEO: PAUL MCCARTNEY: “EARLY DAYS”
REVIEW / VIDEO: LUKA ‡: LOSS (FEAT. BAD AMERICA)
To my ears, this song is pure witch house, which isn't surprising, since he uses the character ‡ in his name... Yes, there are R&B and industrial influences, but the end result strikes me as witch house... Not sure that's what he considers it though, as there's...
RECOMMENDED VIDEO: JUBILEE COURTS – “Under The Sand Again”
Very trippy! A moody, atmospheric tune of the psychedelic variety that will make you zone out (or zone in) for sure....
RECOMMENDED VIDEO: Colbie Caillat – “Try”
MICHAEL SAYS: Such a great song. Very melancholic but also quite beautiful. Just listened to it again last night as I was falling asleep, as it made one of my Good Night playlists... "You don't have to try, try, try," she sings and I find myself...
ALBUM TRAILER: iamamiwhoami: BLUE
RECOMMENDED VIDEO: JESSIE WARE: “TOUGH LOVE”
#songoftheday / REVIEW: THE SKYGREEN LEOPARDS: “LEAVE THE FAMILY”
The Skygreen Leopards just releasaed their new album Family Crimes on July 8th via Woodsist Records. We haven't had a chance to check out the whole album yet, but we've been digging the lead track, "Leave The Family," for weeks here at Love is Pop Central....