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An Exclusive Interview with Adiam

Interview by Michael McCarthy Sweden’s Adiam makes delicous, dark pop that splits the difference between Lykki Li and Marina and The Diamonds, having the starkness of the former and the insanely catchy beats of the latter. Or perhaps she’s better described as Fiona Apple meets Little Boots, melding Fiona’s tormented and vengeful lyrics...
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Exclusive Interview: Naomi Suzuki of AJ Unity Fame

I recently discovered the wonderful music of AJ Unity, a duo consisting of Naomi Suzuki and Philipp Moll, who make music that blends traditional Japanese instruments with shades of pop and new age. It’s very calming music, which I imagine you could meditate to. I’ve found it especially relaxing and perfect to listen...
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#songoftheday = ADAM JENSEN: “SANDCASTLES”


Later this year Boston born Adam Jensen will release an EP and I'm very excited about it after hearing his just released, red hot single, "Sandcastles." It's a pristine blend of thought-provoking alt pop and serious electro that packs gentle acoustic guitars with sonorous beats that stomp...
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REVIEW: YUCK: STRANGER THINGS

It’s album number three for London-based garage-pop band Yuck and, thankfully, the third time is a charm here. They financed this one via PledgeMusic and I guess it worked out for them because the album was finished and is now available for your purchase, which I strongly suggest that you do because it’s...
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CONCERT REVIEW: EMMY THE GREAT AT CAFE 939: 2/23/16

review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Joshua Bernard and may not be reproduced without his permission Last night our resident Love is Pop photographer, Joshua Bernard, and I headed into Beantown (that’s Boston) to catch Emmy The Great’s show at Cafe 939 at Berklee (the famous music college).  It proved to be...
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RED HOT VIDEO: DUA LIPA: “LAST DANCE”


The insanely talented, rising pop star Dua Lipa follows up her hit single "Be The One" with "Last Dance," a punchy tune that would be equally at home on the radio and in the clubs. "Way too soon to feel so strong / Way too young to...
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Emmy The Great: Exclusive Interview 2016

On March 11th the much beloved singer/songwriter Emmy The Great will release her gorgeous third album, Second Love (her debut was called First Love, Virtue her second).  It’s her first album in five years and it was well worth the wait, each song like a poetic love letter that goes straight to your...
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