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The Breaks (1983) S/T (LP) RCA 4675

The Breaks

The Breaks


RCA 4675

produced by Vini Poncia


This one’s only for fans with a huge penchant for 80s pop-rock fronted by female vocalists, but if that’s your bag, this set is worth a listen.   249 more words

The New Pornographers' Todd Fancey premieres title track off his new album Love Mirage -- listen

With his latest album under his Fancey moniker, The New Pornographers guitarist Todd Fancey wanted to capture the sounds of ’70s AM radio without irony. Using vintage instruments and avoiding all overdubs or loops, the goal was to create something that would make listeners both giggle and dance — in other words, music that brings simple and straightforward joy.  241 more words


Tommy Stinson's Life of Hustle

“It’s mayhem over here,” Tommy Stinson exclaims breathlessly from his home in Hudson, NY. “I’ve got hand-stuffed boxes of my new Bash & Pop record with cool extra bits for contest winners ready to go out. 2,001 more words

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The Purple Files: Prince, Sign 'o' the Times (1987)

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Introducing... People The Kangaroo

Need a new indie disco synth rock band to dance into the new year with style? meet People The Kangaroo. A trio from everywhere. It’s a Chilean singer, an Argentinian guitarist and a French bassist. 61 more words


Bleached (2013) Ride Your Heart (LP) Dead Oceans Records (DOC082)


Ride Your Heart 

Dead Oceans Records (DOC082)

Produced by Rob Barbato

**** recommended

Debut long player from this LA outfit, the band described at this point as sisters Jennifer and Jessica Calvin, all songs and most of the playing credited to the pair. 159 more words

Weezer bid farewell to the "The Last Days of Summer" on new song -- listen

Photo by Philip Cosores

Weezer’s White Album is the gift that keeps on giving. The recently released deluxe reissue of the LP not only featured three bonus tracks, but also a remix with additional contributions from members of Pussy Riot and Fitz and the Tantrums. 76 more words