"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...Read more
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TRAVELS AND TUNES: AN INTERVIEW WITH LOU RHODES OF LAMB
interview by Michael McCarthy “So much to say I’m lost for words,” sings Lamb’s lyricist and vocalist Lou Rhodes as the duo’s new album, The Secret of Letting Go, begins. The song is called “Phosphorous” and it consists largely of piano and strings behind Lou’s ethereal vocals. It has a haunting and intoxicating...Read more
#songoftheday / #amlistening = LAMB: “MOONSHINE” (FEAT. CIAN FINN)
The delicious and highly potent "Moonshine" is the third track to be released from Lamb's The Secret Of Letting Go, which will be out on April 26th, and it's certainly something new from the duo....Read more
#songoftheday / #amlistening = ST. VINCENT: “FAST SLOW DISCO”
AN ALL-NEW CANDID CONVERSATION WITH DOE PAORO
interview by Michael McCarthy I first heard Doe Paoro’s intoxicating music when she opened for a Sylvan Esso show back in 2014. Like her songs, the way she moved around the stage, dancing, was hypnotic. I felt like a snake moving to the sounds of a charmer. A night or two later, she...Read more
#songoftheday / #amlistening = LOWELL: “WAR FACE”
"I wear my war face," proudly proclaims captivating singer/songwriter Lowell on "War Face," the first single from her mind-blowing new album entitled Lone Wolf. The album is her second and was released today on 4/6/18 and my jaw is still on the floor after it dropped as I...
CANADA BY WAY OF LOS ANGELES: AN INTERVIEW WITH ADALINE
interview by Michael McCarthy I recently fell in love with Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Adaline’s new album Aquatic, which contains a treasure trove of thought-provoking lyrics, sung over some of the most seductive basslines ever recorded and blissed-out beats that mix the organic and the electronic to perfection. I must also add that her...Read more
A Conversation with Adam Jensen (Exclusive Interview)
On March 4, 2016 I interviewed Adam Jensen, a Boston native whose debut single, the deliciously dark, alt pop “Sandcastles,” was recently one of our #songoftheday selections. The only other track of his that I’d heard was his forthcoming second single, “Ritual,” which is even more amazing. Normally, I wouldn’t interview someone I’d...Read more
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE DODOS: INDIVID
The Dodo’s last album, Carrier, was made in the wake of the death of their live guitarist Christopher Remer (see also: Women). It was a record brimming with emotion and fairly complex arrangements, easily one of The Dodo’s best albums. Immediately following the making of that album, Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, who’ve...Read more
VIDEO: ST. VINCENT: “BIRTH IN REVERSE”
A wonderful video for a spectacular song. Except to see St. Vincent in Michael's 45 Best Albums of 2014 piece next week!...
VIDEO: Alanis Morissette – “The Morning” (from the film “A Small Section of the World”)
SINGLE SPOTLIGHT: LIONFACE: “GIRL”
VIDEO: ALANIS MORISETTE: “BIG SUR”
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Foster The People – “Pseudologia Fantastica”
Foster The People's "Pseudologia Fantastica" could just as easily have been called "Psychedelic Fantastica" because, well, that's precisely what it is. And it's easily their best single since "Pumped Up Kicks." It's got such a groovy, '60's vibe about it, which is awesome, but we're not...
VIDEO: BANKS – “Drowning”
Now this is a different sort of video from Banks. Not that there's anything wrong with that. We love her and think she's borderline flawless. We're hoping she'll have a big breakthrough single like Lorde did with "Royals" and get the larger audience that she...