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Album OTW: La Gárgola from Chevelle

Chicago rock band Chevelle started off as brothers Pete, Sam and Joe Loeffler, until Joe left the band and was replaced by–who else?–their brother-in-law Dean Bernardini. They’ve sold over four million albums in the past 20 years, and they’ve just released album number seven. It’s called “La Gárgola,” Spanish for “gargoyle,” and the album was […]

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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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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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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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