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Young Earth – “Got A Secret”

“Got A Secret” is a fun, peppy rocker from Young Earth, a group out of Dublin that specializes in both bouncy rock/pop tracks (like this one) and more atmospheric finishings, all with an emphasis on enjoyable hooks and anthemic choruses. Although not defying any sort

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The Pulltops – “Destination” (Silent Underground Mix)

Fans of vintage power-pop and album-rock will likely find a soft spot for Milwaukee-based project The Pulltops, who are celebrating their 15th anniversary with the release of “Destination”, an upbeat and driving, yet dark and moody alternative power-pop effort. This recently released re-touching was mixed

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Maryama – “Where the Mermaids Are”

Thoroughly hypnotic and haunting, “Where the Mermaids Are” is a beautifully atmospheric builder from Iranian-American (currently based out of Los Angeles) pop/crossover artist Maryama. The track journeys from a relatively sparse beginning, with wordless vocal croons and a tribal-like rhythm procession over jazzy piano flourishes.

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Power Pop for sale! Come on Down! Paul Collins Concert coming soon!

The Power Popaholic Sell-A-Thon If you are near Massapequa Long Island tomorrow, there is a big music expo going on at American Legion Massapequa NY Post 1066 at 66 Veterans Blvd, Massapequa, New York 11758. I will be selling a big pile of my music collection. This

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Premiere: Mushroom People – “Time Lapse”

Mushroom People is a brotherly duo that crafts engaging pop music, reminiscent in tone to the colorful work of Future Islands. The two brothers, Dean and Dustin Bremerich, formerly played in rock bands before a fascination with electronic music arose as well. They formed Mushroom

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Friday Freebies: The Well Wishers, Vegas With Randolph, The Skullers and I Prefer Guitars

Long-time power pop favorite The Well Wishers (aka Jeff Shelton) give us an album of covers. Many are album tracks and not the big popular hits, which makes this collection even more compelling. Shelton covers Tom Petty, Sloan, ABBA, Bowie and more. Also it’s a

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Charli XCX wants to “cancel promo to go and write songs for people”

‘SuperLove’ hitmaker Charli XCX has been chatting away about how songwriting for others is something she’s very much into again after the whole ‘I Love It’/’Fancy’ fallout. “I’m obsessed with it,” she told BEAT magazine. “I’m trying to do loads of songwriting. I want to cancel promo to

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New Music Friday: from Zara Larsson x2 to Feist, and the songs in between

Song of the week:Zara Larsson — ‘Only You’Unfortunately the Zara album’s an overcooked mess but ‘Only You’ hits the bullseye and strikes a mesmerising balance between ‘Lush Life’ and the elegant, pensive pop of her 2014 debut album ‘1’. Wrong of the week:Feist — ‘Pleasure’We can only assume

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Boreal Forest – “Capone”

The sound of trickling rain, alongside a jam-friendly assortment of caressing organs and warbled psych-friendly guitars, helps craft an enticing opening soundscape on Boreal Forest’s new track “Capone”. The Minneapolis-based quartet describes their sound as a “soothing and eccentric, blending alternative rock with tasteful electronic

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Vilde – “High Horse”

Stockholm-based singer/songwriter Thomas Vilde produces a striking sound on new track “High Horse”, whose 7/4 time signature and assimilation of driving folk and rock makes for a uniquely captivating aesthetic. The chorus – “I won’t let it back again” – finds trickling synths colliding with

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