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The Dark Romantics

Sitcom writers should pay attention to the story of The Dark Romantics. Eric Collins and Dean Paul are the head songwriters and good friends. Both also happen to be married… to two sisters! The duo enlisted the help of th...
 
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International Sad Hits, Vol. 1: Altaic Language Group

I picked up an extremely interesting compilation the other day. Titled International Sad Hits, Vol. 1: Altaic Language Group, it collects several notable songs from four prominent Asian songwriters. The lineup features Fikret K...

 
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When Paul Weller wanted more style…

I find it shocking how so many fans of The Jam (and Paul Weller) have never even heard a song from The Style Council. Alright, alright, I’ll admit that their last few albums were a bit shameful, but their first five album...
 
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Tap Tap

Lately, if there’s one major stereotype for “indie music”, it’s usually either substituting claps for percussion or replacing incoherent mumblings where the vocals should be. Perhaps that is why Clap You...

 
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The Czars

I’m always left with a bittersweet feeling when I discover great bands who have broken up in the past few years. Sure, it adds a great band to my collection but I know I’ll never have the thrill of anticipating a ne...
 
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Sire… from Montreal?

Sire would have blended in perfectly with the Brit-pop invasion of the mid 90s. Even though the band is from Montreal, their British influences are overwhelmingly prominent. While Sire does not preach the same upbeat and melodi...

 
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New Releases: GoodBooks, The Magic Numbers, The Beatles

The question has echoed endlessly: what makes the perfect pop song? The Beatles knew the answer, as did The Beach Boys, but contemporary artists often find themselves struggling to create a pop masterpiece that can be capably a...
 
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Johnny Lloyd Rollins – Let’s Be Poor Together

Think back to the days when each and every rock song written was a step forward in the undiscovered genre. The days of The Beatles, Elvis, and Johnny Cash, who are looked at fifty years later as utterly untouchable. Residing in...

 
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Some familiar faces from the UK

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has always been involved with something musically fascinating. Besides being the face of the highly popular Blur, Albarn has also been one of the core members of the virtually capable Gorillaz. He als...
 
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Patrick Krief (The Dears)

I had the opportunity to talk with Patrick Krief, the guitarist for The Dears who is also a rising solo artist. The very interesting topics of conversation included his current projects, childhood aspirations, and even Morrisse...