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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: RADIATION CITY: SYNESTHETICA

At the core of Radiation City are couple Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison. Following two much praised EPs, it came time to record their third full-length album. But there was trouble in Rad City, as they’ve nicknamed it; the couple was on the verge of breaking up. But in spite of this, they...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: EMM GRYNER: 21ST CENTURY BALLADS

When it comes to indie singer/songwriter Emm Gryner, I always have very high expectations. This might have something to do with the fact that her album Northern Gospel was my #1 album of 2011 and that her album Torrential was my #12 album of 2014. Suffice to say she’s one of my favorites,...
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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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COOL SONG, AMUSING VIDEO: LA SERA: “HIGH NOTES”


La Sera, a.k.a. Katy Goodman, is back. However, this time she does not come alone. Instead, La Sera is a duo now, the other half being her better half, guitarist/co-writer/new husband Todd Wisenbaker. To that end, let's hope she's not singing to him during the...
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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH COEUR DE PIRATE

by Michael McCarthy I still recall the first time I heard Cœur de Pirate, otherwise known as Béatrice Martin. I’d just watched a video by French pop diva Mylène Farmer on Youtube and it suggested a Cœur de Pirate song from her debut album next. It was “Comme des enfants” and it put...
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#albumoftheday = SAUL WILLIAMS: MARTYRLOSERKING

The wonderful thing about checking out new music is that sometimes, on rare occasions, you come across something so fantastic that you can’t believe you’ve lived your life so far without it. It’s that whole “where have you been all my life” factor, and that’s precisely how I felt the first time I...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW= PILLAR POINT: MARBLE MOUTH

It’s very fitting that the cover of Pillar Point’s sophomore effort, Marble Mouth, is quite colorful, bursting with sweet red, tangy orange, vibrant yellow, groovy green and electric blue. Plus, a little black thrown in for good measure, perhaps to represent the dark side within all of us. It’s one of those instances...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: KITA ALEXANDER – POP STAR ON THE RISE

by Michael McCarthy If you like pop music that’s as addictive as chocolate but also has an air of sophistication about it, you’re in for a real treat with the music of 19 year old Kita Alexander, a rising pop star who’s been getting airplay from the likes of such influential stations as Beats 1, Radio...
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#songoftheday = Bitter’s Kiss: “No One Will”


Now, here's Bitter's Kiss with "No One Will," a song you could look at many different ways. She could be singing these things about how "no one will ever kiss me" and such because she's self-loathing, like she doesn't think she's worthy of being kissed. ...
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