Blue Hawaii — the synth-pop side project of Braid’s Raphaelle Standall-Preston and Alex “Agor” Cowan — have released a new one-off track called “Get Happy,” which is accompanied by an edit of the song called “Get Happier” that’s sped up. “’Get Happy’ is a song we recorded one day in January 2014 but laid to [...]
The Head And The Heart have shared an elaborate video for “Let’s Be Still,” a song off of their album from last year that shares the same name. It starts with a man waking up because of some tortured dreams, follows him (and a cute puppy) as they make their way to a field, where [...]
I’m not surprised to see that Jerusalem-based singer/songwriter Claus Zinger has a significant Soundcloud following; his talent and songwriting ability is very evident from the get-go. His new track “I Went Down the Road Today” is a wonderful piece of sincere, stylistically moving art-folk with a strong individualistic songwriter identity. By the time sporadic percussion kicks in just past […]
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Veteran singer-songwriter Michael Cullen was featured back in March with his excellent track “Do You Believe?“, whose strategic meshing of synth-pop and ’80s-flaired alternative reminded me fondly of both Depeche Mode and Talking Heads. That cut was off his album Love Transmitter, released back in 2002. With his new album True Believer, released earlier this month, Cullen […]
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In the last installment of the Week In Pop, Chris constructed a timeline chronicling the ugly history between Kesha and Dr. Luke, starting in 2012 — when Kesha claimed she had been “forced” to sing the lyrics to “Die Young” — and culminating in the dueling lawsuits launched last week by both parties against one [...]