Category: Pop

  • interview by Michael McCarthy I was recently blessed with the opportunity to hear Franco-Israeli singer/songwriter Yael Naïm’s fifth studio album Nightsongs, which will be released via Believe Music on March 20, 2020. Although her songs have largely been introspective throughout her career, I was moved by just how much more personal the tracks on Nightsongs…

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  • Spoiler alert: the above video for Polly Scattergood’s seven-minute+ new single, “Red,” is part two of a five-part short film she’ll be releasing this Spring. We’ve included part one here as well.

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  • “Lost my head inside this cell / I’m all alone / This place is hell,” sings alt-pop/electro-pop singer/songwriter Adam Jensen on his powerful new single, “Inmate 8576.” It’s the first new song we’ve heard from Mr. Jensen in quite some time and it turns out he has a good excuse for not releasing anything new…

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  • “You shouldn’t be anything like me,” pop star turned heavy metal kid Poppy sings insistently on her ferocious new single, “Anything Like Me,” which finds her sounding not unlike a female Marilyn Manson. “I’m sorry for what I’ve become / Because I’m becoming someone,” goes part of the first verse of the take no prisoners…

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  • There’s a strong foreboding feeling to French-Israeli singer/songwriter Yael Naïm’s new single, “How Will I Know,” for which she’s just released a devastating live video recorded at Studios Ferber.

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  • by Michael McCarthy Today, the 17th of January 2020, marks the release of alternative pop singer/songwriter Halsey’s highly-anticipated third album, Manic. The first single from the LP, “Without Me,” was released back in October 2018, so to say this album was a long time coming is an understatement. Granted, at the time “Without Me” was…

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  • This year Robbie Williams finally did something I’ve been waiting for him to do for over 20 years: he released a Christmas album, appropriately entitled The Christmas Present. Not only that, it’s a double album. If you get the deluxe edition, which comes with four bonus tracks, it comes to 28 tracks total.

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  • review by Michael McCarthy Today I’m delighted to premiere Manhattan-based dream pop singer/songwriter Michael Rider’s new protest anthem, “Capital.” From its punchy main beat to its layers and layers of instrumentation and subtle vocal samples, which glide along under Rider’s lead vocals like a surfboard under his feet, its production is complex enough to make…

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  • interview by Michael McCarthy “All your blue roses don’t mean a thing,” sings Los Angeles-based singer/dancer/model/actress Katrina Stuart on her haunting new single, “Blue Roses,” an R&B and pop hybrid about someone hurting you and trying to fix it with flowers (or, I imagine, other material things). “You can take your pretty flowers and burn…

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  • review by Michael McCarthy photos by Mary Ouellette / @mythamareica Last Thursday night on 9/19/19, I was fortunate to catch Phantom Planet live at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts, otherwise known as Boston’s sister city. The tour is Phantom Planet’s first in over 10 years, as the band recently reformed after a decade’s long hiatus;…

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  • It’s hard to believe, but it’s been an entire decade since Mandy Moore released her last album, Amanda Leigh. During many of those years, she was married to someone who I will not name and I couldn’t fathom why he didn’t produce an album for her. After all, her last two albums had been fantastic…

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  • by Michael McCarthy When I listen to indie pop band TENTS‘ dreamy new album, Medicine, I tend to feel like I’m floating in the clouds, perhaps riding a magic carpet. Their music sweeps you up, almost providing an out of body experience, giving one a natural high. Suffice to say, listening to it is always…

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  • \ Oh Land ( Nanna Øland Fabricius) and Arthur Moon (Lora-Faye Åshuvud), two artists we’ve interviewed this year, have collaborated on a new EP!

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  • by Michael McCarthy First of all, I have to tell you something. When I go to shows that I’m there to review, I always write and post one. But when I go to concerts purely for leisure, I usually don’t review them because, well, I don’t think writing reviews is my strong suit. Anyone who’s…

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  • Tents recently announced that their highly-anticipated album Medicine will be released through Badman Recording Co. (STRFKR, Mark Kozelek) on October 11, 2019. Today we are pleased to unveil their video for the addictive title track, which features spritely, young dancer Eirlin Souza bouncing off of the proverbial

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