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Q&A with Watoo Watoo

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Salut Michaël!  I’ve been spinning your lovely recent album, Un Si Longue Attente, and for some reason the phrase “jolie-pop” springs to my mind… Since you and Pascale are both natives of France, maybe you understand what I mean by that terminology.  Your music is pleasing and inviting, despite the occasional bleak lyrics. Do you think the … [Read more...]

Interview with Haiku Salut

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British instrumental band Haiku Salut formed in 2010 and is comprised of Sophie, Gemma, and Louise. The three bandmates released their first EP in 2011 and dropped their debut album Tricolore on the How Does It Feel To Be Loved? record label last year. Sophie, with input from Gemma and Louise, gives the scoop about their cheekily self-described … [Read more...]

Q&A with Elika

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Hello Brian and Evagelia!  It's great to be able to find out more about your band.  For those who don't know about you, who plays what instruments in the band?  Who is the songwriter/composer? Brian:  I play guitar and mix the records; Eva sings, plays drums and illustrates everything; Khaya holds down the low end and Andrew does a little bit of … [Read more...]

Interview with D E N A

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Hiya D E N A!  I’m so excited to have this chance to touch base with you.  You super-catchy song “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools" made big waves around the world this summer.  You’ve also released a run of other infectious singles this past year, the latest being “Bad Timing”.  How did 2013 go for you?  Will you be dropping your debut album … [Read more...]

Best Songs of 2013

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I’m countin’ ‘em down like Casey “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" Kasem used to do on the music TV show America’s Top 10: 10.  SPC ECO – “Delusional Waste” Dean Garcia (ex-Curve) and daughter Rose Berlin, creators of electro-ambient fantasias, approach justthissideofpop with their recent tune “Delusional … [Read more...]

Interview with New Politicians

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Heya Renal, Gian, Winston, and Chris!  It’s so cool to have this opportunity to ask you all a bunch of questions about your post-punk sound, new EP Drag A City, and how your musical future is shaping up.  How is everything going for you right now? Hey Jen, we’re excited for the opportunity as well. Everything is going well in our camp. We’ve … [Read more...]

Interview with Northern Lights

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Hello Jonas, David, Tobias, and Jon!  It’s such a treat to catch up with you all and to find out more about you and your upcoming album.  For those who don’t know, who is in the band and what instruments do you play? Hello Jen! Northern Lights: Well, we're a bunch of guys who want to create something energetic; who want to express ourselves. … [Read more...]

Q&A with William Gruff

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Hi Matt!  I’m really enjoying all 6 songs on your band’s Binghamton EP which was released on October 12th.  Who is currently in the band and what do you each play? I play acoustic guitar, Vince Federici plays electric guitar, Charlie Heim is the drummer, Will Tobin is keys, and Julia Adamy is on the bass. I sing lead and everyone does backing … [Read more...]

Interview with Said The Whale

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Hi Tyler!  It’s such a pleasure to touch base with you about your band’s super-enjoyable new album Hawaiii, out on Hidden Pony Records.  What’re the vibes like right now for you and your bandmates?  Where are you in the midst of your East Coast, USA tour? You're catching me in Virginia Beach, VA. Good vibrations at the moment! We're all excited … [Read more...]

Q&A with Metal Mother

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Hello Taara!  I’m really enjoying your latest album, Ionika.  You know, I’ve heard *about* you for a while, but only recently checked out your music.  Boy, I’ve been missing out!  I’m enchanted by your sometimes otherworldly vocals and spacious synthscapes.  What has the release of your sophomore album been like for you? Hello! Thank you! The … [Read more...]