The Popdose Premiere: Philip Labes – Hero

If the ongoing misadventures of Justin Bieber have you believing that children are indeed NOT the future — and by children, I mean anyone under 30 — and by future, I mean capable of putting a decent song on the radio — and by ...

Stream Now: Young Rising Sons, “High”

There isn’t a pop song on the planet that has a damn thing new to say, or a new way in which to say it. And that’s just fine — in fact, a big part of the fun of being a pop ...

Video Premiere: La La Lush, “O.W.L.”

Can you ever really get enough of soaring pop anthems with life-affirming lyrics? Yeah, me neither, which is why I keep replaying La La Lush‘s “O.W.L.” This band’s got hooks if you want ‘em, and this song — culled from ...

Stream Now: Craig Bickhardt, “It Opens”

You never know where or when opportunity will find you, or which form it will take — and sometimes, what feels like an end is really a new beginning. That’s just the sort of denim-clad wisdom that makes acoustic guitar-toting troubadours like ...

Watch Now: Leela James, “Fall for You”

Leela James has been on the scene for a number of years, racking up awards and mid-sized hits without quite managing to achieve household name status. It’s anyone’s guess as to whether her upcoming album Fall for You will bring ...

Watch Now: We Were Astronauts, “Doree”

There’s a scene in Ted Demme’s uneven-but-unjustly ignored Beautiful Girls in which one of the movie’s many small-town sad sacks pulls a dumb stunt in a vain attempt to prove he’s over the girl that broke his heart, all while the Afghan ...

Stream Now: Gary Clark, Jr.: “Blak and Blu: The Mixtape”

He’s out on the road touring behind his Grammy-winning Blak and Blu, but Gary Clark, Jr. isn’t too busy to deliver a little free new(ish) music: Check out Blak and Blu: The Mixtape, featuring appearances and remixes from Big K.R.I.T., Robert Glasper, ...

Stream Now: The Peach Kings, “Hold On”

When a band describes itself as being influenced by “everyone from Nancy Sinatra and Roy Orbison to Led Zeppelin and the Cramps,” a certain amount of skepticism is probably healthy — but damn if the Peach Kings don’t walk the walk with ...

Stream Now: Kye Alfred Hillig, “Useless Keys”

I have all these useless keys
I keep shoving into locks hoping you’ll open up to me,
but maybe it’s just a dream

We’ve all been there, right? It’s an unbearable state. Credit to Kye Alfred Hillig, then, for making ...

Stream Now: SLK, “Be”

I’m always inclined to view synth-based arrangements and digital production tricks as efforts to cover up for a lack of ideas and talent, but that certainly isn’t always the case — even if it tended to be during my youth during the ...

Stream Now: Miniature Tigers, “Oblivious”

It sucks getting older and realizing you’re probably never going to have that big house and fancy car you dreamed about as a possession-obsessed tween, but when you have a great relationship and a few synths to soothe the pain, anything is ...

Song Premiere: DeQn Sue, “Magenta”

We won’t hear the rest of the record until closer to its July release date, but even without the benefit of the other tracks to compare it against, DeQn Sue‘s “Magenta” seems like a pretty solid choice for the leadoff ...

Stream Now: Bubonik Funk, “TV on My Head”

Funk rock gets a bad rap because of the way it’s been misappropriated by frat-friendly bands like 311 and Sublime, but when it’s good, it’s good — check your Funkadelic records for further reference. And while North Carolina’s Bubonik Funk ...