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WATCH: Hotel Books “Broke Love” Music Video

In anticipation of their upcoming album, Run Wild, Stay Alive, Hotel Books released a music video for their song “Broke Love.” The music video starts off with frontman, Cam Smith, giving some background info about how the band got their name. Instead of serving as a prelude, the minute-long story could have easily been mistaken for the actual song. The intro faded into a song about how the death of someone you love isn’t the death of their love. And how we, as humans, have the ability to share their love with…

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STREAM: Hotel Books “Where We Sleep Is Where We Dream”

Hotel Books released a new single titled “Where We Sleep Is Where We Dream.” The track is off the band’s upcoming album, Run Wild, Young Beauty, which is set to release on April 7 through InVogue Records. Stream the song, below, and let us know what you think of it, in the comments section. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD here. The group will be playing a few US shows this spring. To see them live, you can buy concert ticketshere. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Hotel Books “Constant Conclusions” Music Video

Hotel Books have released a music video for their new single “Constant Conclusions.” The track is off the band’s impending album, Run Wild, Young Beauty, that is set to release on April 7 via InVogue Records. Watch the music video below the jump and let us know what you think of it. The powerful, and heart-wrenching video is a spoken-word song that has layers and layers of emotion hidden beneath lyrics and instrumentals. The video shows how hard it is be to express your sadness, anger and grief. The band’a first studio album I’m Almost Happy…

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Mary Lambert’s “Jesse’s Girl” Is An Ode To Lesbian Love

Mary Lambert made her musical breakthrough in 2012 after co-writing and singing “Same Love” with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The song went on to become a top ten single in six countries. According to an interview with The Huffington Post, Lambert’s contributions to “Same Love” drew upon her experiences being “a queer woman growing up in a tumultuous, Christian upbringing”. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lambert talks about how her rendition of Rick Springfield‘s “Jesse’s Girl” was transformed it into a lesbian ballad. Check out an excerpt from…

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LIVE REVIEW: Z100 Boolandia Festival With Mary Lambert And Ingrid Michaelson Alhambra Theatre, Portland OR

In just a five song set each, Mary Lambert and Ingrid Michaelson give the audience at Alhambra Theatre a wonderful, funny and moving performance. Lambert is giggly, a child at heart and completely honest about everything. She opens her heart to us with every story, every song, and every spoken word piece. In one story she explains how interviewers take advantage of her emotional honesty by asking her about her rape. She overflows with so much raw emotion, it’s impossible not to crying along with her, and she cries a…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mary Lambert ‘Heart On My Sleeve’

Close your eyes and imagine a spoken word performance. It takes place in a small coffee house in Portland, Oregon. (What? I’m biased.) The performer is a woman named Mary Lambert. She is strong and completely secure in who she is and what she believes. Welcome to Heart On My Sleeve. This album is quite literally the story of her life. Her voice effortlessly takes vocal queues from everyone from Lana Del Rey in “Ribcage” to Regina Spektor in “Wounded Animal.” She channels jazz, R&B, pop, rock and alternative, giving…

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Henry Rollins To Focus on Spoken Word Shows; Plans To Write More Books

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Henry Rollins explained that in recent years he has “stopped writing lyrically.”  The punk icon intends to focus on his spoken word shows, books, voice-over work and television.  He explained this thought-process as of late: Obviously, I’m not putting down the medium at all – I just no longer think in that way. Say I have something on my mind, when I was 25, it would be a lyric, now it would be like an angry op-ed or some kind of snarky…

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