POP ETC: Halfway to Heaven

BUY HERE The Morning Benders have morphed into POP ETC. It’s a transformation of sorts befitting our current cravings for pop from a folk stand point.


Metric: ‘Synthetica’ Album Review

BUY ‘SYNTHETICA’ HERE   BUY HERE   Album after album, and ten years re-inventing indie rock, Emily Haines’ Metric proves they have not yet hit their expiration date. Synthetica (now available on iTunes) returns as the 5th album

Charli XCX

Charli XCX: I’ll Never Know

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE   British babe, Charli XCX steams up the airwaves with her raspy pipes and grimy, girl-powered love songs. With a tone reminiscent of Metric’s Emily Haines, the 19 year old displays a maturity beyond teen years with a personalized sensibility for her own synth-laden species of emo-pop.

Cluade Violante

Claude Violante: For You

BUY HERE Claude Violante‘s down-tempo dance floor hit unearths a melancholy mood that is just right for swirling in the darkness. Dim the L.E.D. lights, and cue the fog machine: this is melodramatic synth-pop at it’s finest.

Wildcat! Wildcat!

Wildcat! Wildcat!: Mr Quiche

Wildcat! Wildcat! is Jesse Taylor, Michael Wilson, and Jesse Carmichael: four Los Angeles-bred friends since the age of fourteen. It’s a bond thick enough to hear.   Their single, “Mr Quiche” holds beats as hip hop as they are sexy trailing along quavering synths and grime-filled bass-lines appropriate for a sunny summer soundtrack. Miike Snow fans…

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Awesome New Republic: It’s Around You

Listen to “It’s Around You” here BUY HERE Simplicity has its advantages. Less can be more, but simplicity and some light beat boxing is a whole other fantastic ball game. Exhibit A: “It’s Around You.”

The Black Soft

The Black Soft: Love Song VS Toturemix

Listen to “Love Song” here BUY HERE Listen to “Love Song Torturemix” here BUY HERE This is a test. Two diverging versions of The Cure‘s “Love Song” will distinguish your general make-up. Based on your personal preference, what kind of gal or gentleman are you? Just in time for Halloween, has The Black Soft‘s Toturemix…