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An Exclusive Interview with Norwegian Singer/Songwriter BELLMAN

Our readers in the U.S. might not have heard of Norwegian singer/songwriter Bellman yet, but in some parts of the world he is a very big deal. He released his critically acclaimed debut album, Mainly Mute, in 2009 and had his first big hit single with an uplifting song called, “Spaceship Move Slow”...
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REVIEW: LIGHTS: MIDNIGHT MACHINES

Lights new album might be entitled Midnight Machines, but it certainly doesn’t sound like machines. Quite the contrary, it’s an acoustic record. Just as she released Siberia Acoustic following her album Siberia, she’s released Midnight Machines as an acoustic companion to Little Machines, hence the title. The album opens with “Up We Go,”...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DTCV: CONFUSION MODERNE

First of all, the name of this musical duo is really DETECTIVE, but they shortened it to DTCV so that people would be able to find them when they search for them online. If they were simply called Detective, people would never be able to find them because they’d be buried in a...
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An Exclusive Interview with MAVRICK

Back on March 10th, I named newcomer Mavrick’s song “Funeral” our #songoftheday and here we are three weeks later and I’m still listening to it every day. It’s such a massive and addictive song that all it takes is one listen to get you hooked. From its boisterous beats to his emotive vocals...
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An Exclusive Interview with Kavus Torabi of Knifeworld

interview by Michael McCarthy Have you ever seen a magic show by one of the masters – like David Copperfield – and swore it was real? Well, I saw Copperfield perform a few decades ago and still can’t fathom how he did anything that night. The finale is the illusion that especially boggles...
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#songoftheday = Project Skyward: “Holographic Universe”


Project Skyward is the musical name Los Angeles resident Ryan Field goes by. He's a holistic science/astronomy graduate, which say a lot about his songwriting perspective, which is both unique and a blend of several genres, including ambient, electronic, shoegaze, and new age and I dare say...
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#albumoftheday / EMMY THE GREAT: SECOND LOVE

I recently reviewed Emmy the Great’s Boston show, and did an insightful interview with her, so you probably should realize that I’d recommend her new album, Second Love, but I’m writing this anyway, just in case it wasn’t so obvious, and in case you forgot that the album was coming out today.  Besides,...
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#songoftheday = MAVRICK: “FUNERAL”


"Letting you die, letting you die, letting you die," sings newcomer Mavrick during the chorus of his second single, the massive "Funeral," one of the best songs I've heard in a long time. His production is grandiose in the best way possible. From the loud drums...
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