interview by Michael McCarthy Still Corners is a duo consisting of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. They’ll be releasing their gorgeous fourth album, Slow Air, via their own Wrecking Light label on August 17th of this year. It’s an intoxicating collection of songs that are just perfect for nighttime listening. Their tracks have...Read more
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by Michael McCarthy Back in 2011 sister duo Puro Instinct rolled into town and played Great Scott in Allston, Massachusetts, which is considered part of greater Boston. I remember only hearing that they’d been to town after the fact and being really disappointed that I hadn’t known about it, as I would have...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy One of the very first interviews I did for Love is Pop was with Dean Garcia, formerly of Curve, who was promoting his new project SPC ECO, which finds him recording dark and dreamy music with his daughter Rose Berlin on vocals. Since that interview, SPC ECO has released...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy In 2011 I read a review of Puro Instinct’s Headbangers in Ecstacy album that made me curious about it, so I went to iTunes and listened to a couple of the snippets and then, well, I was done for. I simply had to buy it! It didn’t matter that...Read more
Puro Instinct's 2011 debut Headbangers in Ecstasy was a dream pop record that washed over you like 65 degree sea water on a 95 degree day; refreshing, to say the least. In fact, I've heard countless dream pop records since and Headbangers is still my favorite. ...
Like many of her releases, singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn’s new album is a Japan-only release. It consists of 10 songs that she wrote for Studio Ghibli’s 2014 animated film Omoide no Marnie. And the album is making me really, really want to see the film. Each of the 10 songs, which are largely folk, are quite...Read more
The first thing that I have to say about Simian Ghost’s new album The Veil is WOW. And it takes a lot to wow me lately. I generally choose to review things that I feel positively about, but I am not so easily impressed. This album, however, is nothing short of glorious and...Read more
The Skygreen Leopards just releasaed their new album Family Crimes on July 8th via Woodsist Records. We haven't had a chance to check out the whole album yet, but we've been digging the lead track, "Leave The Family," for weeks here at Love is Pop Central....
UK producer Stumbleine — aka Peter Cooper — deservedly-earned a reputation as a skillful and even innovative electronic artist during the past few years with intoxicating releases such as his 2012 solo debut, Spiderwebbed, and 2013’s Things Don’t Sparkle Like They Used To. But there was one thing that prevented some listeners from...Read more
Pillar Point is the super synthy new project of Scott Reitherman, who’s thus far been primarily known as the mastermind behind indie darlings Throw Me the Statue. At first listen, Pillar Point sounds decidedly more pop than that project, but that’s slightly deceiving because, wrapped up in all of that glorious synth, is...Read more
We've been in love with Banks for a while now. And she continues to be brilliant on this fantastic new song produced by Shlohmo. It's futuristic but also sounds like what we were calling electronica around the time Bjork released Homogenic. If you remember Olive,...
Although they do collaborate with other artists on their albums, SPC ECO — pronounced space echo, dig? — are essentially a father-daughter duo consisting of singer/lyricist Rose Berlin and multi-instrumentalist/producer Dean Garcia, the latter of which spent quite a bit of time in the limelight back in the ’90’s as one half of...Read more