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#songoftheday / REVIEW: LP: “NIGHT LIKE THIS”


"In the end, I wasn't innocent, but we could still pretend," sings LP, an insanely talented new pop rock-ish singer/songwriter who's bound to skyrocket to fame this year. The song in question is "Night Like This" and it's got happiness-inducing boom clap beats and a swirly,...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: KATE MILLER-HEIDKE: O VERTIGO!

Kate Miller-Heidke is a classically trained singer/songwriter hailing from Brisbane, Australia. That said, she’s been making a career for herself as an alt pop artist for the past fourteen years or so now. And while she’s had her share of major label record deals, at this point in her career she is proudly...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: JACQUIE LEE: “BROKEN ONES”

“We wear a smile to hide that we’ve been hurt before,” sings Jacquie Lee, a former contestant of The Voice, on her proper debut single, “Broken Ones,” and it’s a deeply affecting ballad, just brimming with raw emotion. And, wow, this is one brilliantly-produced and written track. It’s so rich with details, from...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: [debut]: “Open Your Soul (LA Version)”

Yesterday we posted the details regarding [debut]’s Kickstarter campaign.  To inspire people to fund the project, the Los Angeles based songwriter/producer, Gareth Thomas, is giving away a fantastic track (see link below), “Open Your Soul (LA Version).”  We’re not sure if there’s another version of “Open Your Soul,” but the “LA Version” is...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE BURNING OF ROME: YEAR OF THE OX

Imagine, if you dare, a world where the four horsemen are galloping about, bringing much pain and suffering along with them. And you’re The Flaming Lips. What would you do to elevate people’s spirits? Obviously, you’d release an album of Bee Gees covers. That is what The Burning of Rome’s Year of the...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: BIRDY: “TEE SHIRT”


"Tee Shirt" is Birdy's second track to be released from The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack, following "Not About Angels," and it's a tender ballad that we'd easily rank as one of Birdy's top 5 songs to date. It's a very simple acoustic number, which isn't exactly something...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: LA ROUX: “LET ME DOWN GENTLY”

La Roux is back!  Their new album, Trouble in Paradise, will drop on July 8th via Polydor.  You can pre-order it on iTunes right now and if you do you get the pre-order track “Let Me Down Gently,” which is, naturally, our #songoftheday.  It begins with hushed, oh-so-very-80s synth courtesy of the duo’s...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DAWN GOLDEN: STILL LIFE

Houses’ vocalist and Diplo protege Dexter Tortoriello has released his debut solo album as Dawn Golden. It’s called Still Life and it comes courtesy of Downtown Records and Mad Decent. But you should forget that I’ve just written this because, really, the record is nothing like what you’d expect from anyone associated with...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: MARIE DIGBY: “KOREWA”


"We are more than what you see here," Marie Digby proclaims about two thirds into her inspired and inspiring new single, "Korewa," the title being Japanese for "this is." It's a song with big beats that seems to be about taking charge of your own destiny and...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SYLVAN ESSO: SYLVAN ESSO

As the story goes, Sylvan Esso weren’t intended to be a band. Singer/songwriter Amelia Meath had written a tune called “Play It Right” and recorded it with her trio Mountain Man. She then asked electronic producer Nick Sanborn — aka Made of Oak — to remix it in his style. He completed the...
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