Posts Tagged ‘pop’

Karmic – Higher Self

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The pop genre has become arguably the most popular and versatile genre of the last 20 years, weaving its way into rap, rock and now country. But Karmic has seemingly brought the genre back to its 80s roots with their single “Higher Self.”

Jared Mancuso – Superdope

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Jared Mancuso is either Buddy Holly reincarnated or a musician born many years too late. He even has the look and the whole nine yards. He’s actually portrayed Holly as an actor and in his own tribute act called Not Fade Away.

Sykoya – Your Silence

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Synth-pop trio Sykoya are back with a follow up single to their EP from earlier this year “Strange Night,” titled “Your Silence.”

BRAEVES – Bitter Sea

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Sometimes pop music gets a bad rap from music lovers because it’s considered mainstream and thus all pop artists are apparently the same. I’ll agree with the critics to some degree, a lot of pop tunes do sound very similar. LA/NY based quartet, BRAEVES, is redefining pop music with a bit of an indie twist.

Heirsound – Merge

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Part witch-house, part pop-rock but all soul is what you’ll find on Heirsound’s debut EP “Merge.” The two-piece from New York by way of California comprised of lead vocalist Alexa San Román and Dane Petersen have crafted a sound of crashing cymbals blended with melodic guitar strings.

Ceres – Drag It Down On You

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Listening to Ceres made me a little bit nostalgic. Upon first impression, the rawness of their vocals and production reminded me of blink-182 with a hint of Dashboard Confessional. I could picture my 17 year old self sitting in my room reading magazines listening to these types of songs on my Walkman. Wow I really […]

Highland Kites – Let Me Run EP

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There is nothing new about putting our struggles to music. After all, the blues genre alone held this as its main purpose. When it comes to inspiration, the darkest times can often jump start a writer’s career. Happy moments can also break through Writer’s Block, but it doesn’t always reach the audience. Sure, everyone has […]

Metric Live

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Metric was never on my list of must-see bands. Mostly because I couldn’t understand how they’d compare to their records because there are so many electronic/techno sounding songs. When I heard the band would be headlining a festival in my city, though, I couldn’t refrain from hitting up the waterfront to see just what Emily […]

Giulia

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I dare you not to dance. “Addictable” by Giulia is a recent addition to the female pop revolution, and its infectious sound hypnotizes you, bringing you to your feet by the first chorus. This hidden gem is the latest in this Italian singer’s journey to stardom, and an instant love of mine.

Strangely Alright – Shake It

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Seattle is known for genre defining and defying bands, and rockers Strangely Alright are no different with their blend of pop choruses and punchy guitars on their new single, “Shake It.”