The Babe Rainbow – who hail from Australia – will release their debut self-titled album on September 1 via 30th Century Records/Columbia.
Sometimes even the finest musicians need to step back and reinvent themselves in new ways in order for their music to grow. So it is with alt-rock ‘supergroup’ Lo Tom.
New video from Deap Vally provides a visual interpretation of “Julian”, the 2nd track on 2016’s Femejism album.
Noisy, discordant, lofi and recorded at home. That’s what the new rock ‘n’ roll should sound like, if David Nance had his way!
Alt-rock music collective Broken Social Scene returns with a new single and new album this month.
Whole lotta shakin’ going on this new music video of “Bendover”, off A Giant Dog’s upcoming new album on Merge Records, Toy.
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.
Authentic psychedelic pop-rock is what Triptides is all about!
Heartening to note that the major labels are still supporting pop-rock! Check out the music video for Billy Raffoul’s debut single, “Driver”.
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.
Shades of Pixies meet the Strokes evident on this new song from Phoenix-based The Technicolors.
Lo Tom is basically Pedro the Lion and Starflyer 59 members coming together to form an alt- rock supergroup!
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.
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.
Melodic rock heroes A Giant Dog return with a new album with the mighty Merge Records!
Cool Ghouls is a rock’n’roll band from San Francisco on Empty Cellar Records. A band for playing rock’n’roll – that electric American folk art – without pretence. Think of rock’n’roll less as a genre and more as an action. A ritual performed with electric guitars and a drum kit to conjure a certain youthful spirit.
Sunshine psychedelic rock is certainly welcome in 2017, and San Francisco band Sleepy Sun have that in huge dollops!
As we had shared with you at the beginning of the year, we have been trying to narrow Power of Pop’s musical focus – coming up with catchphrases like “THE NEW ROCK N ROLL”, “POP POWER!!!” and most recently, “POWER POP ROCK N ROLL” to differentiate the kind of music we are interested to champion from the other kinds of music we quite believe is a complete waste of our (and your) time.
Moscow (a.k.a. Russian songstress Elizaveta Tursunova) wants to ‘make rock sexy again’.
Ahead of her upcoming EP (due August 2017) Empty Drinks/Empty Hearts, Alexa Dark has shared with us the video of “Empty Drinks” which showcases Dark’s penchant at penning a driving alt-rock anthem that would not be out of place in the 90s.
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.
Typically infectious, barnstorming and deadpan “How To Boil An Egg” is a standalone brand new track from the critically lauded singer songwriter Courtney Barnett.
Jason Loewenstein has been a major force behind lo-fi pioneers Sebadoh ever since their pivotal 1991 record, III. Along with fellow partner in crime Lou Barlow, Loewenstein has co-created some of the most influential releases in indie-rock, including the pivotal 90’s albums Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock, Bubble & Scrape, and Bakesale. Continue reading “THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : JASON LOEWENSTEIN – SUPERSTITIOUS”
Chicago’s Ratboys, led by singer/guitarist Julia Steiner and guitarist Dave Sagan, will release its sophomore album entitled GN on June 30th (Topshelf Records).