Regardless of how you feel about being conspiratorially ‘spammed’, it happened. Granted, all other unsolicited media ending up in one’s inbox promptly gets the thumbs down/mark as spam treatment but, alas, this is what occurs when the biggest band in the world (U2) and a titanic of music delivery and technology (Apple) join forces.
Welcome to Songs of Relevance. Sorry: Songs of Innocence.
Read my full review at HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE.

Regardless of how you feel about being conspiratorially ‘spammed’, it happened. Granted, all other unsolicited media ending up in one’s inbox promptly gets the thumbs down/mark as spam treatment but, alas, this is what occurs when the biggest band in the world (U2) and a titanic of music delivery and technology (Apple) join forces.

Welcome to Songs of Relevance. Sorry: Songs of Innocence.

Read my full review at HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE.

Interpol Paints A New Picture With ‘El Pintor’

Interpol Paints A New Picture With ‘El Pintor’

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When we first got the memo that the beloved, somewhat beleaguered New York City former foursome (now a trio: Paul Banks, Sam Fogarino & Daniel Kessler) known as Interpol had album #5 in their pocket, we had but one simple – yet very honest – request of them:

Please don’t suck.

Read the full review on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE.

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Welcome Back, Interpol | High Voltage Magazine

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It was via an email from the band that the world was alerted to the fact that its favorite (well, certainly my favorite) NYC indie post-punksters and keepers of the flame of icy cool, Interpol, would be returning to the music scene with their first album since their 2004 beloved release Antics.

What? There’s an album after Antics? Right, Our Love To Admire! A little more of an orchestral shift…

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Oh The Joy: The Week In New Music 4/29/13

File under ‘Things that make us happy”: New music! Especially if said new music has been healthily anticipated. Cue the likes of Damon Albarn (Gorillaz & Blur frontman), Brody Dalle (Distillers and Spinnerette frontwoman) and the Pixies. While Mondays are the magic day across the pond, Tuesday is the honored new music day in North America. Either way and either day, here are three bits worth that extra day’s wait. Brody Dalle- Diploid Love

Diploid Love

Call her Mrs. Josh Homme if you want to (actually she probably doesn’t mind considering that’s exactly who she is) but ever since the Distillers, Brody Dalle has been her own musical force. Then came Spinnerette but now we have Dalle doing it solo. Produced by Dalle and THE Alain Johannes (Eleven, Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures), Diploid Love (the title, a biological thing that caught Dalle’s maternal interest) is a postpartum musical production: making music around raising her babies while contemplating the world that she’s raising them in. Dalle’s innate rock sense, guitar play and that voice are what folks have been waiting for. She delivers and even gets a little help from her gal pals, Emily Kokal (Warpaint) and Shirley Manson (Garbage).

Damon Albarn- Everyday Robots

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The English singer, songwriter, producer stepping out on his own with an effort that is slightly deconstructed but nothing less than you would expect from the composer/visionary. It’s Damon’s world and you’re invited inside: see the track "The Selfish Giant" for further. I’ll just leave it at that and trust that you’ll go there.      

Pixies- Indie Cindy

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Umm…the Pixies have a new album. It’s their first one since 1991.  Any questions?

Go forth and enjoy, kids.

Signed, @dharma69

Shuffle The Beautiful Boston Telephone = HIGH VOLTAGE RADIO!

This week Jessica, Trina & Kristen invite music industry guest Bruce Duff (Knitting Factory Management) to talk about Record Store Day. Plus tunes from Blondie, Hozier, The Filthy Souls and more.

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