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ROOSEVELT's debut self-titled album is a synth-disco masterpiece

Germany-based singer, songwriter, and producer–ROOSEVELT has already mastered the art of disco on his debut self-titled album. The 26-year-old aka as Marius Lauber has concocted an ethereal mixture of disco beats, hypnotic psychedelia, and pop on his debut album and it …

Welcome To The Dark Side: Die Antwoord - "We Have Candy"

Die Antwoord “We Have Candy” Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid My favorite hip-hop band invites you to come to the darkside.  “We Have Candy”.  NINJA, YO-LANDI VI$$ER, DJ HI-TEK have done it again.  They have released another great, …

Queer Punk: PWR BTTM - "New Hampshire"

PWR BTTM “New Hampshire” What a great queer punk band.  Ben usually plays guitar; Liv usually plays drums; we both sing; ~anything can happen~.  So says their Facebook page.  I love a good punk band with a sense of humor and also a …

Livin' The Void: field trip - "4 CA"

field trip “4 CA” Horror Vacui Of course, after releasing “2 NY”, field trip had to release “4 CA”.  Being that the band is bicoastal, it only made sense.  This song also has that wonderful voidpop sound that is field …

DIY Fun: YJY - "Summer Lifeguard"

YJY “Summer Lifeguard” The Same Noise YJY dropped their new EP, The Same Noise, this week.  What an album it is too.  Coming from New Jersey, YJY, comprised of RICKY LORENZO // TIM FITZPATRICK // DAVE SACHS // STEVE SACHS have a Pixies-like …

Heartbreaking Beauty: The Suffers - "Midtown"

The Suffers “Midtown” The Suffers You know that soul music that rips your heart out, like Smoky Robinson, Aretha, Chaka Khan?  Well, listen to The Suffers.  Lead singer, Kam Franklin will break your heart with her beautiful, soaring voice. Established …

Testify: Sarah Simmons - "Staring At The Sun"

Sarah Simmons “Staring At The Sun” Freedom I am in love.  It is impossible to listen to Sarah Simmons and not get shivers up your spine.  She has the most amazing range, and she knows how to use.  Talk about …

Nightmarish Music: Muuy Biien - "Another Choice"

Muuy Biien “Another Chore” Age Of Uncertainty I never thought I’d hear and see a band with the intensity and beautiful noise level of The Birthday Party, Suicide, and Swans.  Muuy Biien, from Athens, GA, is that band.  “Another Chore” …

Out And Proud: Tyler Glenn - "Shameless"

Tyler Glenn “Shameless” Excommunication Tyler Aaron Glenn is an American musician and the lead vocalist and keyboardist of the American pop rock band Neon Trees. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a Mormon mission in Nebraska.  He came out as gay in …

Dance Your Ass Off: Saint Motel - "Move"

Saint Motel “Move” saintmotelevision Do you love great, fun dance music?  Remember when the clubs were fun?  When the DJ pumped out Deee-Lite for your dancing pleasure?  Well, Saint Motel is back and kicking dance floor ass.  With their mix …

A Journey Of Rediscovery: Preoccupations - "Degraded"

Preoccupations “Degraded” Preoccupations Formally known as Viet Cong, Preoccupations changed their name after a series of important changes.  When the four members of Preoccupations wrote and recorded their new record, they were in a state of near total instability. Years-long …

Yachtpunk At It's Best: St. Tropez - "Which Side Are You On"

St. Tropez “Which Side Are You On” St. Tropez Another great song, another great band, this time for Amsterdam.  Playing what they call ‘yachtpunk’, St. Tropez rocks out with great riffs and one of the summer’s greatest sing-a-long chorus.  Dropping …

Quirky: Goon - "Dizzy"

Goon “Dizzy” Dusk Of Punk What a great band.  From the wilds of LA comes Goon.  Comprised of Members Kenny, Drew, Christian, and Caleb; Goon has an incredibly strange yet poppy sound.  I would call it true alternative.  Listen to the whole …

The Man Is Back: Richard Ashcroft - "These People"

Richard Ashcroft “These People” These People I am happy again.  Richard Ashcroft, one of the most solid songwriters of all time, has a new album out.  These People is a beautiful, lush, tremendously performed and sung album.  Ashcroft is one …

Anna of the North delivers fresh summer synth-pop w/ "Us"

Oslo-based duo Anna of the North have just unleashed the synth-driven pop song “Us” that delivers a refreshing summer melody and captures the essence of hypnotic synth-pop. While this is the first time we have been introduced to this artist, …

In Your Face: M.I.A. - "Go Off"

M.I.A. “Go Off” A.I.M. Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, who goes by the name M.I.A., is an English hip-hip artist/activist who might be one of the most controversial artists in the world.  It is no doubt that she is not afraid of …

Clear Soaring Songs: Ohlayindigo - "AWOL"

Ohlayindigo “AWOL” Phases The first thing that hits you is the vocals:  clear, soaring, beautiful.  Then the beats get you.  This really is electronic pop at its best.  And when the lower vocals come in, paradise occurs.  Ohlayindigo is a …

New Soulful Obsession: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Stop everything!! I have recently discovered the soulful heartache and jubilance of St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Originally from Alabama, the group got together almost accidentally when the members were finishing a set and realized that together they all …

Sad Intervention: Be Calm Honcho - "Bad Man"

Be Calm Honcho “Bad Man” What a beautifully, sad, contemplative song.  Be Calm Honcho, comprised of Vocals: Shannon Harney; Bass, Guitar, Keys: Alex Weston; and Drums: Michael Pettett, have written one of those songs you really don’t want to write.  As Harney says …

Rock With Passion: Bonnie Whitmore and Her Band - "She's A Hurricane"

Bonnie Whitmore and Her Band “She’s A Hurricane” F@ck With Sad Girls WOW!!!  Listen to this rocker blast through all the sexist bullshit in this world.  Bonnie Whitmore has one of the voices that just kicks your ass.  Playing bass …

Paul McCartney's Worldwide Recording Agreement w/ Capitol Records

 Paul McCartney has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett.      “This is genuinely exciting for me,” McCartney said. “Not only was Capitol my first U.S. …

Tuesday Flashback Part 1: The Candy Skins - "The House At The Top Of The Hill"

The Candy Skins “House At The Top Of The Hill” Fun? Welcome to Flashback Tuesday.  This is a great band, one of the early proponents of BritPop, sadly overshadowed by Oasis, the Verve, and Blur (all great bands).  The Candy …

Triumph Of The Heart: Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Have A Heart"

Cymbals Eat Guitars “Have A Heart” Pretty Years Cymbals Eat Guitars have a new album coming out, and that’s always a good thing.  The band, composed of singer/guitarist Joseph D’Agostino, bassist Matt Whipple, keyboardist Brian Hamilton, and drummer Andy Dole, …

Aurally Visual: Effie Liu - "Devil On My Shoulder"

Effie Liu “Devil On My Shoulder” Magenta Agenda If it’s going to sound like this, we all need to have a Magenta Agenda.  The new album from Effie Liu is bright, chipper, a hell of a lot of fun.  Her songs’ …

Introspection: Slothrust - "Horseshoe Crab"

Slothrust “Horseshoe Crab” Everyone Else What a beautiful, haunting song, so reminiscent of Muse, Mazzy Star, and an more electronic Cowboy Junkies.  Very introspective.  The songs grab the ear and pierce the psyche with complex arrangements and lyrical depth intensified …

Make A Difference: Best Night Ever - "Fire Me Up"

Best Night Ever “Fire Me Up” Best Night Ever What a great tune.  “Fire Me Up,” the debut release from Tyler Armes aka Best Night Ever (BNE), serves as a rallying cry to all those seeking inspiration. With heightened melodies …

Berlin Goth Electronica: Liste Noire - "Time Is Your Crime"

Liste Noire “Time Is Your Crime” Brace If you have never heard Liste Noire, you really need to do so NOW.  This band is so amazing.  Liste Noire is the new incarnation of the art-wave project Velvet Condom. Alice Gift and …

True Rock n Roll: The Warlocks - "Lonesome Bulldog"

The Warlocks “Lonesome Bulldog” Songs From The Pale Eclipse The Warlocks are back, doing that voodoo they do do so well.  Seriously, if you’re a fan of Neil Young (and if you’re not, I can’t trust you ever), you will …

Nighthawks: American Trappist - "All Night Diner"

American Trappist “All Night Diner” Hannah Future Tense American Trappist brings the isolation of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to life.  With a style reminiscent of Father John Misty and Magnetic Zeroes, American Trappist populates his music with real people. American Trappist is …

Testifying Vocals: Jean Kelley - "Stacking Stones"

Jean Kelley “Stacking Stones” Listen to this woman’s voice.  Her whoops go right to your soul.  No wonder she was a contestant on The Voice.  Jean Kelley lays into her material like there’s no tomorrow.  Her whoops remind me of a …

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