PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : MY FAVOURITE THINGS – FLY I WILL BECAUSE I CAN

Fly I Will Because I Can is the third album from My Favourite Things, founded in Brooklyn by Dorothea Tachler (formerly of Igloo, The Swirlies, Alles Wie Gross).

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : SAN MEI – NECESSARY EP

We have been featuring Gold Coast singer-songwriter San Mei quite a bit in recent weeks and finally her Necessary EP is out!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : OBEDIENT WIVES CLUB – CINEMATICA

Here we go! A new EP from Obedient Wives Club finally!!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : POST MOVES – BOOGIE NIGHT AT THE EDGE OF TOWN

Weird indie? Bizarro Americana? Who the hell knows! All we know is that Post Moves
play a strange game of musical chairs but we’re not going anywhere!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : NEW ALBUMS FROM IMAGINARY PEOPLE, THE RELATIONSHIP, PETER PERRETT & WESLEY GONZALEZ!!!

Too much music, so little time!

Which means that we will need to do more in pointing you, faithful reader, in the right direction. Here are some recent album recommendations for ya!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HOLIDAY FRIENDS – NIGHT TERRORS

Post-rock revival anyone? Not necessarily a hackneyed genre if done right and definitely, Oregon’s Holiday Friends have something about them to redeem the potential of the somewhat overused style.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : EXCELLENT SKELETON – DEAR FEAR

Back in February, we had reported that the Adrian Jones-led Cardiff rock band Excellent Skeleton had released an eponymous EP that re-worked some of Adrian’s Basement in my Loft material to powerful effect.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : RICH MCCULLEY – OUT ALONG THE EDGES

Rich McCulley has been a popular singer-songwriter with Power of Pop and we have always done our best to plug his releases over the years. So we were pleased when Rich sent us his latest offering, Out Along the Edges.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCKS : NEW ALBUMS FROM CHEAP TRICK, RIDE, MATTHEW SWEET & STYX!!!

So much music, too little time. We continue our periodic sharing of new albums from classic bands that refuse to lie down and give up. Fuck ‘relevance’ and enjoy critical recalls from power pop masters Cheap Trick and Matthew Sweet, 90s shoegazers Ride and even a surprisingly spry concept rock LP from Styx! Enjoy!!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! GOSPELBEACH – ANOTHER SUMMER OF LOVE

Brent Rademaker is a shining example of what a singer-songwriter-musician inspired by the right influences can achieve in respect of our beloved retro-pop music. Already a PoP legend for his work with Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde, Rademaker returned to music making in a big way with GospelbeacH.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : FLEET FOXES – CRACK-UP

Seattle rock band Fleet Foxes, in our humble opinion, released the album of the Noughties – it’s eponymous debut being the spiritual descendent of such transcendental pop-rock classics like The Beach Boys’ aborted Smile and Todd Rundgren’s majestic A Wizard, A True Star.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM CHRISTINE MCVIE, THE CHARLATANS, THE FEELIES AND THE SADIES!

More solid retro pop-rock in 2017 for your listening pleasure! A classic team up of erstwhile Fleetwood Mac members and a trio of seminal bands from the 80s/90s will keep you enjoying great new music!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – S/T

New buzzworthy band Cigarettes After Sex take their visual and sonic cues from 1980s post-punk and the revival that has burned in earnest about a decade or so again. So whilst, their branding is very much Joy Division and Interpol in focus, there is chilled-out vibe about their songwriting and performance on their eponymous debut full-length.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : KACEY JOHANSING – THE HIDING

L.A. based singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing releases her third album, The Hiding, today.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : MT. WOLF – AETHERLIGHT

There is something to be said about a band’s ability to take indie-alternative rock clichés and elevate them into something artistically fresh. Well, London group Mt. Wolf may have achieved exactly that with the shimmering Aetherlight.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : BMX BANDITS – BMX BANDITS FOREVER

Revered 90s pop-rock band BMX Bandits are back with a fab new album, BMX Bandits Forever!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | ROCK N ROLL : ROGER WATERS – IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT?

The first studio album in nearly 25 years from Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters since Amused to Death (1992), as well as his first solo album in 12 years since Ça Ira (2005) finds Waters in familiar territory.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM PAUL WELLER, TODD RUNDGREN, RON SEXSMITH & RAY DAVIES!

2017 has been a fantastic year so far for lovers of good old fashioned classic pop-rock and today we spotlight four vets who have delivered new music that lives up to their immense reputations. Enjoy!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : SCREAMFEEDER – POP GUILT

Aussie alt-rock band Screamfeeder return with their first album in 12 years!

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POP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : THE WHISTLES & THE BELLS – MODERN PLAGUES

The Whistles & the Bells, the moniker of acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson, returns with his sophomore album Modern Plagues via New West Records.

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POP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : CAPTAIN WILBERFORCE – BLACK SKY THINKING

Pop classicist Captain Wilberforce is back with a exciting new album, Black Sky Thinking.

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POP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : GABRIEL GARZÓN-MONTANO – JARDIN

We have been looking intently at the modern pop scene for some time now, hoping and praying that somewhere out there, there is an artist who is able to take the musical elements of the past and make it sound modern, and pointing the way to the future. Well, finally we think we have – and his name is Gabriel Garzón-Montano!

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POP RECOMMENDS : DEATH – CEASE FIRE

Legendary Detroit band Death has released their single “Cease Fire” and is available digitally via TryAngle Records. The track appears on a vinyl 45 along with “You Are What You Think” (from the Death LP N.E.W.) out. Both tracks along with two additional songs will be released on an EP coming this fall.

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POP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : GRETCHEN’S WHEEL – SAD SCIENTIST

Considering how traditional pop-rock is no longer commercially viable (and let’s face this hard truth, puh-lease), we should celebrate this state of affairs instead as it guarantees that – most of the time – new music made in this tradition is going to be genuine and true to the artistic vision of its creator/s. Case in point: Gretchen’s Wheel.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : LUSTERLIT – LIST OF EQUIPMENT EP

Now for something completely different! Here’s a combination of music and books that is fairly unique from Lusterlit

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