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IOS FOSTER

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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IOS PHARRELL

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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IOS SCHOO

Album Of The Week: Oxymoron from Schoolboy Q

Los Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q got his start making mixtapes and as part of a group called Black Hippy, along with acclaimed hip hop star Kendrick Lamar. Well it’s finally time for Schoolboy to graduate to the big leagues. His debut album “Oxymoron” has just come out, and it’s got an all-star lineup of guest […]

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IOS PHANT

Album Of The Week: Voices from Phantogram

New York duo Phantogram may not quite be a household name yet, but they’ve steadily built up a following for their edgy, electronic style, with influences as diverse as J Dilla and Sonic Youth. Their second album is out now; it’s called “Voices,” and it’s our Album of the Week–listen here as much as you […]

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IOS SINATRA

Album Of The Week: Sinatra, With Love

Is there a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with ole blue eyes himself? Frank Sinatra continues to soundtrack our most romantic moments with great songs like “It Had to Be You” and “Moonlight Becomes You.” Now a new compilation album pulls together 16 romance classic from both the Capitol and Reprise years. It’s […]

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