Gotta love The Lovebirds! The moment you hear that Dinosaur Jr + Teenage Fanclub fuzz guitar in the intro, you are hooked!
We are truly loving the power pop goodness of this awesome new single from The Tomboys.
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 Continue Reading
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.
London’s Divisionists release “Dream Landscape” single from debut Daybreak LP.
Aussie alt-rock band Screamfeeder return with their first album in 12 years!
Brandon Carr of folk-psychedelia band The Earlies and John Dufilho of experimental pop group The Apples In Stereo and indie rockers The Deathray Davies have joined forces to create Corner Suns.
Back in the 2000s, we used to cover positively Boston mod-pop band The Pills. Since breaking up the band, Corin Ashley has been periodically releasing solo material and functioning as a session player with the likes of Cardinal & Martin (Boo Radleys) Carr. In January of last year, Ashley suffered Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
Rock duo the Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album Whiplash Splash on March 24!
Ironic how ‘genre’ labels make so much difference nowadays. Take “pop-punk” – one of the worst rock ‘genres’ ever coined – turn it around to “punk-rock” and it becomes something vital, vibrant and meaningful. Which brings us to Tales From A Punk Rock Rock Trip a new mini-album split between Hooligan Continue Reading
Pure retro pop power is what Croydon singer-songwriter Nick Frater is about.
Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight. Here are streams of new music that express the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!
Recommended albums for your discovery!
Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight. Here are videos of new music that express the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!
Fear not TRUE BELIEVERS cuz we have new music to affirm our faith in #THENEWROCKNROLL!
As promised, we continue to hold fast to an eclectic mix of new releases for your discovery.
Mark Bacino is a Pop Underground favourite whose music (featured in three albums – Pop Job, The Million Dollar Milkshake and Queens English) gets mentioned whenever rock journalists need to define the best power pop music out there. We talked to Bacino about the past (his acclaimed music), the present Continue Reading
So much good music, so little time. The solution? Let Blurb-O-Rama be your tastemakin’ guide!
A recap on the songs we dug in the last quarter. All rock, no filler.
Reviews of EPs/albums that have been released in 2016. Time to discover new music!
Background Riley Godleski is a multi-style drummer, singer and songwriter from Northampton, MA. He has played with various groups in-studio and on stage including Kudzu, Woodford Way, Colorway, Mikey Sweet, Shokazoba, The Original Cowards, Amy Fairchild, Cowmuddy (Michael McShane), Ross Bellenoit, Jaron Olevsky, Miro Sprague, Susan Angeletti, Frank Manzi and Continue Reading
Once upon a time, pop and rock came together and made a baby, and its name was Pop-Rock. Very strictly speaking, Pop-Rock is a fusion genre that mixes a catchy pop style and light lyrics in its (typically) guitar-based rock songs. Other genres that bear similar traits would be Powerpop, Continue Reading
Background The Norwegian band Family Values have been in the studio together with the Norwegian powerpop legend Tomas Dahl (Caddy, Turbonegro, Wonderfools etc.) and the result is the band’s second EP Time Stands Still.
Background Los Angeles based singer-songwriter. Featuring principal collaborator Matt Lee on electric guitar and bass. Known for being part of power pop outfit In Color and collaborations with Dramarama.