Author: Allison Johnelle Boron

Allison lives in Los Angeles where she is a freelance music journalist, jug band enthusiast, and industry observer. She is also the editor of REBEAT magazine. Find her on Twitter.

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Popdose Exclusive: Minus the Bear’s Visionary Video for “Last Kiss” Dazzles

When making a music video, the ultimate outcome is often a mixture of the director’s vision and the artist’s music. It may seem...

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Popdose Exclusive: Palehound’s “If You Met Her” Reveals Profound Sadness Amid New Love

There are few universal themes as profound as that of loss, especially when it involves significant life events that make you miss someone...

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Popdose Video Premiere: Travis Marsh, “Don’t Call Me”

In the tradition of great singer-songwriters through the ages, Camarillo, California-native Travis Marsh sees his role as something a...

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Popdose Exclusive: NYC’s theShift Bring West Coast Vibes Back Home

Although theShift is a based in New York City (the three members met while attending Berklee in Boston), their sound is decidedly West...

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Influences: American High

As someone whose top five bands include both the Beatles and Green Day, I have a special spot in my heart for musicians who also recognize...

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Influences: Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi

With the goal of taking listeners on a world tour of sorts, Intercontinental Concerts and founder Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi combine...

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Popdose Exclusive: Jase Harley Invites Listeners “Between the Lines”

In the new frontier of the music industry, streaming is not only a way for artists to get discovered but also a conduit connecting...

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Popdose Video Premiere: Patent Pending, “Wasted/Wake Me Up”

A few years ago, the first mashups took the internet by storm. Soon, merging two songs to create one bangin’ track (or video, as was...

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Popdose Video Premiere: Jordan Okrend Experience, “Dance by the Riverside”

Throughout music through the ages, songwriting has incorporated just causes, from civil rights to the environment. In that vein, Jordan...

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Popdose Video Premiere: The Burning Peppermints, “Don’t Try to Lie to Me”

If you’re craving a throwback moment to those early-2000s glory days when punk blended with the post-grunge apocalypse spawning bands...

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Popdose Exclusive: The SLVR Tongues Bring Country to the Masses With “S-Class”

All you need to know about the SLVR Tongues‘ approach to country music lies in the subject matter of their new track,...

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Popdose Exclusive: Future Elevators, “Modern World”

One of the most validating channels today for up-and-coming artists is the humble Spotify playlist. Yes, until recently, playlists on the...

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Popdose Exclusive: Will Jay Takes on Hollywood Whitewashing in New Video

In 2016, the #OscarsSoWhite campaign drew attention to whitewashing in Hollywood, although the practice has been going on long before...

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Influences: Shawna Virago

In these turbulent times, you may often wonder, “Where’s our Bob Dylan? Where’s the bard of the 2010s translating the...

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Popdose Song Premiere: Chantal Monté, “Everything”

At the risk of sounding totally trite, it is Monday, and we’re all still in need of some major weekend vibes to get us through the...

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Dance Queen Malea Showcases Softer Side on ‘You’ll Never Fix My Heart’

You might remember Malea from “Give,” the track that landed her in the Top 20 Dance Club Songs on Billboard in 2014. The Los...

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Influences: Ivan Beecroft

Australian pop-rocker Ivan Beecroft shares a wealth of similarities with many classic-rock artists. He comes from a working class...

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Big Thief Combines Ethereal, Hypnotic Sounds and a Fantasy Landscape in ‘Mythological Beauty’ Video

Darlings of Pitchfork and NPR, Brooklyn’s Big Thief has an accessible sound that mellows so much that it can be easy to miss its...

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Popdose Single Premiere: Sami Wolf, “See You on the Moon”

It seems like Sami Wolf has nothing to lose. The Chicago-based, self-proclaimed “Jewish-addict-lesbian rapper” embraces her...

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An Electra Day in the Life: Songs and Travels of an Artist

Like many artists, Electra Day, the alias of singer-songwriter Julie Hampton, gains inspiration from her surroundings. Her latest...

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Popdose Song Premiere: Michelle Joni, “ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP QRSTUVWXYZ (Letters Are Better)”

What’s your power letter? You’ve probably never been asked that question, but one just popped into your mind, didn’t it?...

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POPDOSE PREMIERE: Sarah Lassez, “Ziegfeld Girl”

If you’re like a lot of people who romance the idea of Paris’ golden age (think, Owen Wilson in Woody Allen’s Midnight...

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Popdose Video Premiere: Diamonds, “My White Diamond”

As an LA transplant myself, I like any song that tackles the subject matter of real life in the Valley (where I happen to live). Natives...

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POPDOSE PREMIERE: Eddy Yang, “Split the Night”

Recalling the best of ’90s rock and grunge, Los Angeles-based artist Eddy Yang’s new single, “Split the Night”...

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POPDOSE PREMIERE: John Hickman, “Hello Hello”

If you’re missing a burst of sunshine in these bleak winter days, don’t go looking for it outdoors. Instead, turn to John...

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POPDOSE PREMIERE: My Silent Bravery, “Face to Face”

If you like your heartbreak songs acoustically flavored with a early 2000s backbeat, My Silent Bravery’s “Face to Face”...

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Escape These Dark Days With Jared ‘KF’ Jones’ Hopeful Message

Many of the amazing artists I’ve had the honor to share with you here on Popdose have something profound in common: their music...

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Influences: no:carrier

Migrating from ’90s Germany to today’s San Francisco scene, the members of dark-pop outfit no:carrier embrace the here and now....

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POPDOSE PREMIERE: Maryama, “Where the Mermaids Are”

Sometimes going under doesn’t sound half bad, particularly when what’s happening on land makes us want to bury our heads in the...

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Your President’s Day Playlist by Americana Duo Steve Eddy and Jake Hussey

Even if you’re protesting today, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the time off, kick back, and relax with some...