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Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Members of Detroit garage rock icons Von Bondies release their debut video, "Folks", under the new moniker PONYSHOW.

Coming out of the Detroit scene, the Von Bondies were one of the aughts’ premier garage rock groups. PONYSHOW is a mix between its progeny and its reincarnated avatar. Formed in the spring of 2014 in Ferndale, Michigan, the trio is composed of Von Bondies alumni Jason Stollsteimer, Leann Banks, and Donny Blum. The group released its first 7” in October, and now have their debut music video to go along with it, in the form of the kinetic rouser “Folks”.


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Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Quiet and understated but with a catchy trance-like chorus, “Blissed Out in the Land of Nod” slowly seeps into the sub-conscious.

The black and white video shows the song being created in the studio with the Normandy All Stars and producer Gaspard Murphy. It goes to show that what sounds simple is actually quite complicated.


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Monday, Nov 17, 2014
Get up close and personal with the rising, Orlanda, Florida based singer/songwriter Matthew Fowler with this intimate recording of him performing the song "Rooftops".

Cut from the same cloth as songwriters like Ben Howard, the Floridia singer/songwriter Matthew Fowler is a talent that has been a long time coming. Fowler’s debut album, aptly titled Beginning, contains songs that he had been writing since the age of 14. At 20 years old, Fowler is now six years the wiser, but it’s clear that the songs on Beginnings are just that: a promising start to what is likely to be many more years spent writing songs.


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Monday, Nov 17, 2014
The sharp harmonies of Lucius' "Turn It Around" are but one example of why this young band is one of 2014's true pop talents.

Phil Spector may be in prison for having undertaken bad things, but hopefully he’s managed to hear the glorious girl group harmonies of Lucius. We all deserve a touch of mercy now and again. The beginning of the video for “Turn It Around” is like a weird Linguaphone lesson, but the rest is pure joyous pop, demonstrating that reflections aren’t so tedious after all.


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Friday, Nov 14, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
The Vaselines offer up a new Jim Lang-directed video for "Crazy Lady" wherein the bandmates portray spies in a retro B-movie.




Meanwhile, the band is touring heavily throughout November and January.


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