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Album OTW: Ray Lamontagne’s Supernova

Singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne looks back to classic folk artists like Stephen Stills, Nick Drake and Van Morrison for inspiration. His 2004 debut album “Trouble” has been certified gold in the US, and his most recent release, “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise” won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album last year. His fifth […]

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Album OTW: Neon Trees – Pop Psychology

Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn came out as gay in a recent issue of Rolling Stone, and many of the songs on the band’s brand new album “Pop Psychology” deal with Glenn’s years in the closet and struggle to find self-acceptance. One thing that hasn’t changed is the band’s love for brash, new wave-inspired power pop. […]

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Album OTW: Pulses from Karmin

Boston duo Karmin have truly had a 21st-century path to fame. After gaining a cult following with their quirky YouTube videos, as well as on web sites like Reddit, they landed an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Their first major single “Brokenhearted” was a Top 20 smash back in 2012, and since then anticipation […]

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Album OTW: Foster The People, Supermodel

Los Angelenos Foster the People burst onto the scene with “Pumped Up Kicks” back in 2010, a dark and quirky song that eventually rose to number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The band’s sophomore album is out now and it’s called “Supermodel.” Band leader Mark Foster says this time they were inspired by grittier, […]

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IOS ALOE

Album Of The Week: Lift Your Spirit from Aloe Blacc

You may not know 35-year-old singer Aloe Blacc’s name but you’ve probably heard his voice. He provided the vocals for Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” which has become a huge international hit. As a solo artist, he’s just released his third studio album, it’s called “Lift Your Spirit” and it features production help from none other […]

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Album Of The Week: G I R L – Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams is a pop culture Renaissance man. His production with The Neptunes, his work as one half of N.E.R.D., providing vocals for two of 2013’s biggest hits from Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, and now, his second solo album, “G I R L.” It’s his first album in eight years, and it features the […]

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