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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 07:00

Song of the Day: 'Come On Back' by Isadora

A surging and slightly menacing indie and psych-damaged, power-pop track, "Come On Back" by Brooklyn, New York band Isadora begs to be played loud enough to blow away the blues.

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For the past few years it seemed that things were beginning to slow down for the New Pornographers, as if they were beginning to fade. Their new album, "Brill Bruisers," is their revival. Frontman, A.C. Newman has said that after a dark period nothing is holding him down anymore. "Brill Bruisers" is a celebrates this new outlook.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:00

Song of the Day: 'Anna' by Ransom and the Subset

A breezy if slightly nerdy (in a charming way) burst of power pop, "Anna" by Ransom and the Subset captures the ennui of a heartbroken girl with her records and a boy and a band who probably don't stand a chance of winning her back -- though they're not about to stop trying.

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Like school children sending notes back and forth across the classroom, Ted Leo and Aimee Mann were constantly exchanging songs cross-country in preparation for "The Both." Their debut release isn't so much a work of two separately renowned artists, but one in which the Both come together to create something unified, cohesive and extraordinarily catchy.

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Monday, 17 February 2014 09:39

Song of the Day: 'Inamorata' by the Singles

In the sound of "Inamorata" you can clearly (and loudly) hear from where Vince Frederick and Nicky Veltman hail. Natives of Detroit and based in Los Angeles, the duo, known as the Singles, have a keen feel for power pop, glam and unadulterated rock 'n' roll.

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Warping time back three decades, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs do renditions of songs from the '80s on "Under the Covers, Vol. 3" -- minus the big hair, shoulder pads and neon clothing.

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George Glass (the band, not the imaginary friend) plays easy-gliding rock with a flash of twang (in the fiddles) and power pop (in the harmonies and guitars). "AM Radio" sounds great on any frequency.

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A night of fine-tuned, energetic goodness stayed true to the name as Twangfest 17 sold out the Duck Room on its final night.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:00

Song of the Day: 'College' by Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave continues its exploration of the indie-side of power pop with the fulsome, piano-laced "College," a song about lessons learned and lessons abandoned.

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Bring on the summer, bring on the summer pop. "Photographs" by Fialta, a San Luis Obispo, Calif. band (named after a fictional town of Nabokov's imagination), pulls out all the summer stops in a song of youth with a bittersweet edge of memory and loss: power-pop guitars, high and breathless harmonies, whistles, tambourines and even sleigh bells.

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