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#songoftheday / REVIEW: JORDAN MORRIS: “DO IT LIKE ME”
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: STONE COLD FOX: MEMORY PALACE
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the much buzzed-about indie rock darlings known as Stone Cold Fox consist of members from California to Maine. And when you hear how well they play together on their debut full-length, Memory Palace, you can’t help but think it was fate herself that brought them together. The album...Read more
AUDIO / REVIEW: AUSTRA: “HABITAT”
AMAZEBALLS! OK, you'll have to forgive the cheesy slang -- it's just that this new tune by Austra, the title track from their forthcoming Habitat EP, is so bloody good that it has us giggling, tickled pink by its brilliance. Plus, it truly is awesome in...
#songoftheday / REVIEW: KAIROS: “DIRT AND GRIT”
A few weeks ago Kairos' gorgeous cover of Kanye West's "Street Lights" earned #songoftheday status here on Love is Pop and now she's gone and earned it again, this time with an irresistible original song called "Dirt And Grit." Produced by Charlie Smith, it packs some massive,...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LYKKE LI: I NEVER LEARN
Oh, the heartache. The real, motherfucking, why should I even wake up in the morning, heartache. It’s something Lykke Li knows all too well. It wasn’t so long ago that she fled from her native Sweden to Los Angeles, a 28 year old who’d just gone through the most painful break up of...Read more
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LILY ALLEN: SHEEZUS
Ever since the release of her 2006 debut Alright, Still we’ve been able to count on Lily Allen for brutal honesty and biting sarcasm. On said debut, there was a song called “Alfie” during which she accused her brother of being a lazy stoner. And on “Knock ‘Em Out” she dissed guys who...Read more
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Deluka – “Home” [Acoustic Version]
Often, when you get an acoustic version of a pop song it simply consists of the singer's voice and an acoustic guitar. And we love those sort of laid-back, sitting around the campfire tracks. (I especially love listening to them on my sleepy-time playlists.) But,...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE GOOD WIVES: EVERYTHING I KNOW
The Good Wives are a trio hailing from Seattle, Washington consisting of Jake Bruggman (vocals, acoustic guitar), Nicholas Alexander (Lead guitar, bass), and Shane Berg (rhythm guitar). The band started out as principal songwriter Jake’s solo project from 2005 through 2011 when Nicholas and Shane joined as full-time band members. Benjamin Lerner plays...Read more
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Breathe Carolina – “Bang It Out” (feat. Karmin)
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CHEERING FOR CHEERLEADER
Last Monday’s #songoftheday was a track called “Pefect Vision” by a new five piece band from Philadelphia called Cheerleader. In our write up about the song, we remarked that it was one of those rare songs that’s so mind-blowingly good that we’re tempted to make it not merely our #songoftheday but a #songoftheweek....Read more
LISTEN: NEW ROISIN MURPHY TUNE!
If you don't like it when we post foreign language stuff then you'll want to stay away from this tune, which is an infectious slice of Italo pop, Roisin doing the old school Italian thing... And, we must say, she does it marvelously... Such a breath-taking tune....
#songoftheday / REVIEW: The BLACK KEYS: “FEVER”
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Sylvan Esso – “Play It Right”
Sylvan Esso's "Play It Right" is one of those magical songs you listen to and wonder if it was made on another planet because it sounds so very original. But, yes, it was made here on earth (obviously), using lots of little organic sounds looped around thunderous...
#albumoftheday NO:CARRIER: WISDOM & FAILURE
The duo known as no:carrier was formed in Germany in 1995 and has been active with its current line-up since 2001. These days, they operate through a great distance with producer/keyboardist/occasional vocalist Chris Wirsig living in San Francisco, California while main vocalist Cynthia Wechselberger continues to reside in her home country of Germany....Read more