interview by Michael McCarthy photos courtesy of Rorie Kelly “You can’t keep this fucker down,” sings indie favorite Rorie Kelly on her ferocious new song, “Up From Here,” which she just uploaded a live version of on Youtube this week. It’s just one of several new songs the powerful singer-songwriter has unveiled as...Read more
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"Skyrockets in flight / Get ready for a fight!" proclaims Butch Walker excitedly before a "hey, hey" during the bridge of his ultra-catchy ode to the end of the world, appropriately entitled, "End of the World (One More Time)." ...Read more
The late Chris Cornell left us with this gem from his 2007 album, Carry On, entitled "Safe And Sound," something I hope this finds you all. ...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Doing music interviews in the time of COVID-19 is weird, man. You want to talk about music, but at the same time, it’s the nasty virus that’s at the forefront of everyone’s collective mind. So, I knew we were due for a new interview here on Love is Pop,...Read more
Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard will be releasing a new single called "Life Under Quarantine" any day now, but in the meantime, you can watch him perform it from home in the video above. ...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy On May 1st, Polly Scattergood of solo and onDeadWaves fame will release her breath-taking new solo album, In This Moment. It features 12 tracks that each tell their own story, which one might breathe in like unique snapshots. These scenes portray everything from hospital waiting rooms to Viking sea...Read more
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...Read more
Today we are pleased to exclusively premiere Ismay's delightful and ethereal musings about very rare, glow in the dark stones that a friend once showed them. As they discuss in our interview below, they were a new type of stone, unlike anything they'd ever seen before....Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I’m going to start off by admitting something here: I’d lost track of Collective Soul over the years. Like millions of people, I’d bought their first few albums during their heyday in the ’90s and I enjoyed them quite a bit. However, by the time their fourth album, Dosage,...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I was sitting around bored one night, frustrated that I wasn’t finding anything that I was in the mood to listen to when I decided to check out some random albums being presented to me by publicists. It’s certainly not uncommon that I listen to things they send me,...Read more
"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...
If your favorite rock bands have bummed you out recently because their new albums aren't very good then you're in luck here. Death From Above 1979 has just released their fantastic new album OUTRAGE! Is Now and it's all killer, no filler....Read more
I'm only labeling this new Garbage video as a red hot video instead of a song of the day because "No Horses" already was a song of the day when they debuted the audio a week or so ago. Anyway, this is the apocalypse as seen by Garbage...
"This is the apocalypse," sings Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson as their new single "No Horses" comes to its chilling conclusion. It starts off sounding like it's going to be a synth pop song, albeit a dark one, with Shirley singing, "They'll love you, ...Read more