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by Adrien Begrand

20 Jul 2015


For anyone who remembers Stiff Records, especially the work by the late, great Kirsty MacColl for that label in the early 1980s, you’ll hear a little bit of that cheeky, winsome, youthful rock ‘n’ roll sound in Head Over Heart’s new seven-inch single. Celebrating 1950s kitsch and adding a little new wave twist to the whole thing, the Tucson, Arizona duo of Jordan Prather and Belinda Esquer sound right at home on “I Don’t Mind” and especially “Fall Back in Love”, which has just been made into a charming and devilishly funny new video by director Alex Italics.

by Adrien Begrand

20 Jul 2015


James Dolan is an avid musician, and his band JD & the Straight Shot has put out four albums over the last decade. A fifth full-length is in the works, but in the meantime the band has released a video for the new track “Better Find a Church”, which continues the blend of gentle blues and rustic Americana heard on last year’s Where I’ve Been. Produced by Rodney Crowell and featuring Nashville fiddler Erin Slaver duetting on vocals with Dolan, this track is a pleasant surprise.

by PopMatters Staff

16 Jul 2015


by Adrien Begrand

16 Jul 2015

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Amanda Reynolds

One half of folk-pop band the Sweater Set, Sara Curtin will be releasing her second solo album Michigan Lilium on July 24. Just in time for its release she’s just out out a new video for the haunting dreampop track “Sweet Dreams”, which in a neat twist, involves baking a cake. If there’s one thing indie rock needs, it’s more cake.

by Adrien Begrand

16 Jul 2015

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Autumn DeWilde

Pink Martini frontwoman China Forbes has written and recorded a song for a film, but not just any movie. Rather, her sister Maya wrote and directed the critically acclaimed new film Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Rufallo and Zoe Saldana, which is based on the sisters’ life with their manic depressive father. The song itself is a sweet, gentle little tune, and Forbes was intent on making both the track and the accompanying video as personal as possible.

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"We got our "news" from these two satirists, and their protégés, Noah and Wilmore, surely hope for such loyalty. What is Stewart and Colbert's legacy? What does the future hold for them -- and us?

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