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STREAM: Darkstar & Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts Cover “Temporary Secretary” by Paul McCartney

When I learned that this cover happened, I knew I had to cover it. I don’t really listen to Darkstar or Wild Beasts, but when I saw that they covered what could be Paul McCartney‘s worst track ever, “Temporary Secretary”, I had to see how it turned out. (For those musically adventurous, feel free to listen to McCartney’s original track here.) Hayden Thorpe, singer and instrumentalist of the indie-rock/pop band Wild Beasts joined forces with the electronic music group, Darkstar, and posted the song to Soundcloud two days ago. Keeping with the…

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STREAM: Kendra McKinley “Do What You Want”

San Francisco’s Kendra McKinley has just released a brand new track called “Do What You Want.” Filled with synth, guitar, bass, and just the right amount of percussion and a hint of doo-wop-y vocals, the track is one of those feel-good, psychedelic, stuck in your head for days kind of melodies. Take a listen below, and catch up with Kendra here. Please follow and like us:

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5 Los Angeles Bands You Should Listen To Now

From Sunset Boulevard to Capitol Records, Los Angeles serve as the home base for some of the most important names and recordings in music history—a daunting and dizzying beat. Here’s a list of five up-and-coming Los Angeles acts you should check out from this musical mecca. Please follow and like us:

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GUEST BLOG: 3 Tips To Translate Music Into Wearable Style

If you had a hot date with someone you were really looking forward to seeing, chances are you might act less confident if you just rolled out of bed and hit the town in your sweatpants than if you had taken some time to look in the mirror and think about what message you wanted to communicate with your body. Performing musically to me feels a lot like a romantic date with someone you really like – there is this highly energetic and lucid buzz happening all around and you really need…

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LIVE REVIEW: Skaters, Philadelphia, PA

I’ll admit, prior to Monday night I had no idea who SKATERS were. Judging solely by the their internet presence I gleaned that they were they a band with a lot of personality, but I was totally unprepared for what I was about to experience. As I descended the sticker crusted, outdated poster clad stairwell into Philadelphia’s Underground Arts, I was amused by the crowd. Sure, there were your typical twenty-something’s in their Misfit shirts, but there were also middle aged men, a lady who easily could have been my…

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We all know the power of first impressions. Well, my first impression of Hedley’s new album WILD LIFE is: Damn! These guys knows how to make an entrance! And that’s saying something considering I went into the album without any preconceptions. This Canadian quartet, headed by frontman Jacob Hoggard, a finalist on 2004’s season of Canadian Idol, is said to be influenced by Jimmy Eat World, but I detect some One Republic mixed in there as well. The pop-punk band’s newest album, WILD LIFE, while currently available on iTunes, is…

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Y Axes ‘Sunglasses & Solar Flares’

Imagine approaching a venue of your local music scene. You can vaguely hear the band start to play as you approach the building, music slightly muted before you first open the door and walk towards the stage. That right there is essentially the introduction from San Francisco-based quartet The Y Axes’ new album Sunglasses & Solar Flares. The Y Axes describe their music as “drawing influence from a myriad era of popular and esoteric music to craft a fun original style” and I couldn’t agree more. This female-led indie pop…

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Anachronistic Film Soundtracks

In the article “Bad Movies With Great Soundtracks,” I mentioned something called anachronism, specifically in regards to Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. By definition in the World English Dictionary, “anachronism” is the representation of an event, person, or thing in a historical context in which it could not have occurred or existed. While it is a term that is most often used when people incorrectly reference something from a specific time period (i.e. wrongly stating an artist’s time period in which they worked), it has also been used to label a…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Morning Parade ‘Pure Adulterated Joy’

There’s something about Steve Sparrow’s voice (and unique name too) that just sucks you in. Do yourself a favor: right now, before you even read the rest of my review for Morning Parade’s new album, Pure Adulterated Joy – the band of which Sparrow is lead vocalist for – go find a stream of a single off this album (or even a previous album) and just listen to it. Then try to tell me I’m wrong. Pure Adulterated Joy is full of energy through and through, even amidst the handful…

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Dream Arcade Releases Free EP

Emerging artist Mikel McCavana AKA Dream Arcade has released his debut EP for free download via Bandcamp. Taking cues from ’80s synthpop with electronic and pop-punk vibes of today, this album is a must-have for any summer playlist. Check it out after the jump, and keep up with all things Dream Arcade right here. Please follow and like us:

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