Articles tagged power pop

DM3 - “Please Don’t Lie” (audio) (premiere)

It's amazing what a harmonica solo by Mitch Easter can do to a song.

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The Singles - “Sweet Tooth” (audio) (premiere)

Post-punk meets powerpop on the LA band's latest track.

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Shane Tutmarc - “So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter returns with a powerpop song that connects perfectly.

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Gregory Pepper & His Problems - “I’m Bill Murray” (audio) (premiere)

It's never too late for a powerpop tribute to Bill Murray.

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Martin Newell: Teatime Assortment

Teatime Assortment
's consistency is conveyed through the cheery disposition that’s maintained throughout, all the oddball and eccentric references tossed in for good measure.

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12 Aug 2015 // 1:05 AM

The Knack: Zoom

The Knack’s reissued album certainly hits all the expected beats, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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A Fragile Tomorrow - “Make Me Over (Noddy Holder)” (audio) (premiere)

The South Carolina band pay tribute to Slade in a fittingly raucous new song.

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Jay Gonzalez: The Bitter Suite

Gonzalez's focus on power pop sets him apart from his fellow Drive-By Truckers' solo projects, which makes it more interesting.

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The Continental Drifters: Drifted: In the Beginning & Beyond

Omnivore Records has chosen to focus attention on L.A.‘s sadly unappreciated Continental Drifters by doing so in such a way that doesn’t retrace previously released material.

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Tommy Keene - “Last of the Twilight Girls” (audio) (premiere)

The power-pop genius returns with a gem of a track from his 12th album.

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The Textones: Midnight Mission, Cedar Creek

Although the Textones' two discs attracted only a passing glance originally, they’ve received belated recognition since.

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The Vaccines: English Graffiti

Once touted as the Next Big Thing, the English band have done even better and become their own thing.

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Warm Soda: Symbolic Dream

Not unlike a sugar rush, Symbolic Dream's candy-coated sheen quickly becomes too much of a good thing.

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8 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

Mikal Cronin: MCIII

It's easy to assume that an artist will keep developing each time out, but Mikal Cronin shows that he doesn't take his evolution for granted on MCIII.

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The Orange Peels: Begin the Begone

The sweetly satisfying Begin the Begone might just be the best Orange Peels outing yet.

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Quiet Company: Transgressor

This is a record of top-notch power pop that’s a strong candidate for one of 2015’s best in its genre.

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Buffalo Killers - “Stand Back and Take a Good Look (The Nerves Cover)” (audio) (Premiere)

In paying tribute to the extensive catalogue of the classic rock 'n' roll label Alive Naturalsound, the Ohio group Buffalo Killers take on a tune by an under-the-radar '70s power pop outfit.

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Paul Collins: Feel the Noise

While it’s nowhere near innovative, Feel the Noise is still a fun time for those who want to come along for the ride.

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Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.

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24 Oct 2014 // 1:03 AM

The Posies: Failure

Over two decades on, Failure remains a rewarding listen, steeped in its time yet sweetly out of place.

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