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An Interview with Lech Wierzynski of The California Honeydrops

I recently fell madly in love with an album called A River’s Invitation by The California Honeydrops. A band whose members play half the instruments under the sun, who call the Bay Area of San Francisco home, they blend everything from old jazz and pre-blues with New Orleans funk and classic R&B. In...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: TEXAS: TEXAS 25

These days it’s not uncommon for artists to celebrate a major anniversary by re-recording their most popular songs. Often, though, the new versions pale in comparison to the original songs. The only reason half of these albums are made and released is to milk a few more bucks out of an artist’s die-hard...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: PIXIE LOTT: PIXIE LOTT

Pixie Lott’s 2009 debut Turn It Up was one of the year’s most promising — and downright infectious — debuts. With gems like “Mama Do” and “Boys And Girls,” which both topped the UK singles charts, she was a pop star tour de force. Or, a force to be reckoned with. And while...
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#songoftheday / AUDIO: Esco Williams: “OH JORDAN”


Esco Williams' "Oh Jordan" is a first for Love is Pop, a veritable GOSPEL song. "When the walls of Jericho all fall down and we face the light of day," that's what he's singing about on this gorgeous, downtempo, piano-led gem "about conflict and reconciliation ." ...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: KELIS: FOOD

I have to begin this by saying that it took some effort — I’m talking several listenings — before this album started to grow on me. I think it’s because I am so in love with her last album, Flesh Tone, and I wanted her to make another futuristic electro-pop album like that....
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: MO PARKER: “FOLD”


We've had this intoxicating tune by Mo Parker on repeat for half an hour. It's a haunting mix of deep soul with dark R&B, but it's also very trippy -- you'd think Massive Attack produced it -- with lots of subtle electronic embellishments. If The Weeknd...
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NEWS: RICH ROBINSON (OF THE BLACK CROWES) SOLO TOUR DATES

On June 3rd, The End Records will unleash Rich Robinson‘s third full-length studio album The Ceaseless Sight.  We’ve already heard it and we’re totally digging  it.  It’s got a lovely, earthly sound to it.  Super organic and raw, yet also very, very well-produced.  Rich’s vocals are soulful but almost sound country-flavored at times,...
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