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Single Review: Spencer Kilpatrick, “Lungs”

Fans of early Amos Lee – in other words: well-crafted acoustic soul – mustmustMUST tune into Spencer Kilpatrick, a Reno, Nev.-based...

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Single Review: Bellringer, “Stumble Bum/Triangular Object”

No matter how much he loathes it, Texan and musical-firebrand Mark Deutrom forever might be inextricably linked with Melvins, the legendary...

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Single Review: Jeff Betten, “Learning It as I Go” b/w “Small Doses”

Anybody as active in a scene as Misra Records head and Pittsburgh indie-rock impresario Jeff Betten has to have a soft spot for the music....

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Single Review: Tyranny of Dave, “Silence in Brooklyn” b/w “All This 4 U”

The antique-garde is rearing its head again. After seven years of silence, Pinataland founder David Wechsler – whose bizarre orchestrette...

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SINGLE REVIEW: VAS, “Can’t Stay Dead”

A few months ago, Popdose introduced you to a new band from Memphis, Elder.  Since that time, they’ve changed their name to VAS...

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SINGLE REVIEW: NEZROK, “Beach People”

Can it get any better than this one track by Chris Korzen, who performs under the alias of Nezrok?  Well, yes – an album’s...

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SINGLE REVIEW: IAMDYNAMITE, “Be There”

Three years ago, they were a poppified Black Keys. Now, they seem to be the new Talk Talk. Most excellent news, indeed. ...

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SINGLE REVIEW: Jenn Vix, “I Don’t Trust You”

Another melodic eye-opener from Rhode Island’s (somewhat prolific) Jenn Vix.  This singer-songwriter knows how to write a melody...

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Review: Ampline/Buffalo Killers – Split Single

Two Cincinnati bands prove The Afghan Whigs and The National are not maybe where this Ohio/Kentucky border city’s recent musical footnote...

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SINGLE REVIEW: Those Pretty Wrongs, “Lucky Guy”

You are going to love this.  Seriously.  I’m not gushing or emitting any kind of bluster or hyperbole.  From the...

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SINGLE REVIEW: Freddy Jones Band, “Those Diamonds”

Melodic, catchy, beaty and buoyant would be a good way to describe the sound of the Freddy Jones band, as personified by this new track,...

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SINGLE REVIEW: Jenn Vix, “Eyes Roll Back”

This is excellent – and not in my usual line of musical vision.  Tuneful, haunting, melodic, catchy and reminiscent in the best...

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Welcome to Pittsburgh: Meeting of Important People, “All Rode Off Together”

Welcome to Popdose‘s latest installment of Welcome to Pittsburgh, part of your balanced, nutritious breakfast. It seems spring...

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SINGLE REVIEW: Liz Graham, “Damaged”

Artists all over the world will tell you that one thing inspires more material than any other: pain. For some, there’s no other...

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SINGLE REVIEW: Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “Mindlessness” b/w “Blindlessness”

The third single from Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Singer’s Grave A Sea of Tongues, out on Drag City and available on iTunes this week,...

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SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Skylar Gudasz, “Car Song”/”Dream Lover”

I’ve seen this very talented singer/musician as part of the Big Star “3rd” touring group (and will be seeing her again...

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NEW SINGLE: The Moons, “Heart and Soul”

This English band, in the tradition of Paul Weller/Blur/Oasis, etc. are back with a new single.  It’s a catchy song on the whole...

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SINGLE/VIDEO REVIEW: Richard Barone, “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

A beautiful and stirring rendition of The Velvet Underground (and Nico)’s classic, as offered up by Richard Barone.  One of the few...

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PICK OF THE WEEK: Douglas Keith, “Harvest Home”

A name I hadn’t heard before, but was impressed by on first listen.  Warm and melodic, this New York based songwriter offers up his...

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00Single Review: Adele, “Skyfall”

She's rolling in the deep with 007....

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Single Review: Brandon Schott, “God Only Knows” b/w “Strawberry Fields Forever”

One of my last acts as a recording artist was a series of demos intended for a covers album. Though I didn’t really realize it at the...