All posts tagged: Brooke White

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The Popdose Premiere: Meiko ‘Weather for the Better’

Meiko hails from the City of Angels, and like many of my favorite artists, she made a name for herself on the tiny stage at Hollywood’s thriving singer/songwriter mecca, Hotel Café. While she has yet to ascend to global super stardom like alumni Katy Perry and Sara Bareilles, she has certainly developed a feverish fanbase at home and abroad (especially in Japan where her single ‘Stuck on You’ was a #1 radio hit). If you’re a fan of Katy, Sara or their fellow Café angels who we adore here at POPDOSE: Sara Melson, amilia k. spicer, Kat Parsons, Kate Voegele, Brooke White and Eric Hutchinson, prepare to swoon big time. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Meiko follows up on her 2014 album, Dear You, with the Lovers & Fighters EP (out 2/10/15). Lovers is a whimsical umbrella dance through the puddles of love, lust, harmony and heartache. Rain emerges as a theme in the lovely opening track, ‘Raincoat Song’, and returns in our premiere today. For most of the world, rain is part of everyday life, in LA, it is a major event. Lead single, (Change …

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POPDOSE Top 40: 2014’s Best Rock and Pop Albums

Most year-end “Best of” lists are about wrapping up the year in a tidy bow and moving on, this list celebrates amazing albums that deserve new fans, continued spins and deeper listening long into 2015 and beyond. If this list missed your favorites, add them in the comments section below — and be sure to check out the faves of Rob Smith in the Vinyl Diaries and DW Dunphy’s Music Wrap. See also, our list of the year’s essential reissues. Why separate rock and pop albums? Same reason the Golden Globes separates Drama and Comedy. Comedies rarely get Oscar nods and barely ever win. Rock is about thunder, fury, angst and catharsis. Pop is about joy, love, sex, slow dancing and booty shaking. So here we go… Best ROCK Albums of 2014 #1: Against Me! • Transgender Dysphoria Blues My personal Top 10 History: New Wave (#1 in 2007), White Crosses (#1 in 2010), Black Crosses (#6 in 2011) From her emergence in a 2012 issue of Rolling Stone to her 2014 AOL series True Trans, a lot of hype has been …

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Brooke White Gathers Her Friends For Surprise Charity Album

2014 has been an amazing year for new music, and my very last purchase of the year will hopefully arrive this Friday — that said, we could still use a little help from our friends to make it happen. The album, Never Grow Up, is the latest platter of potential pop perfection from singer, songwriter, actress, girl with glasses, fashionista and friend of POPDOSE, Brooke White. It’s a collection of lullabies and happy songs that promises to be the sonic elixir we need to heal from just about everything in the news. This isn’t the first time Brooke’s fans have enjoyed a White Christmas. In 2012 she released her first holiday album, one what was good enough to avoid the wrath of Mellowmas. Read the complete POPDOSE holiday interview here. This time around, Brooke enlists a little help from her friends: Idol alumni David Archuleta and Carly Smithson, country star Deana Carter, Jack Matranga (half of White’s stellar duo Jack & White) plus Leigh Nash, Mindy Gledhill, Daniel Tashian (The Silver Seas), Lucy Schwartz, John Hanson and Chris Seefried. It’s a fundraising affair, 80% of proceeds go …

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The Popdose Interview: Brooke White (free holiday MP3)

Brooke White is one of the sharpest, most prolific singer/songwriters in pop music today — her natural beauty, charm and style are simply sprinkles, whip cream and Cap’n Crunch atop an already perfect sundae. Sure a certain TV juggernaut catapulted her to international fame in 2008, but of the 120 American Idol Top 10’ers to date, she’s one of the few who still has bankable name brand recognition more than a season later. You can read all about my beef with the show here — but in a nutshell, what is now a popularity contest used to be about talent, and talent is something White has in spades. I drank the Brooke White Lemonade long before Idol. I bought her self-released debut CD, Songs From The Attic, at a rousing club show in LA two years before she went face to face with Simon, Randy and Paula. Attic steadily became one of my favorite pop albums of the decade; it is packed with powerful, exquisitely produced, full band originals that would have sounded as good …

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Pop And Rock Albums • 10 FREE MP3s

As 2012 draws to a close, most of the POPDOSE writers will painstakingly select their top albums, movies and TV shows of the year with all of the drama of the Bachelor’s “Most Shocking Rose Ceremony Ever.” I joined the staff mid-year, and by then had already amassed a stack of CDs from Amazon US, Amazon UK and a variety of local Seattle stores. By year’s end, I bought or acquired more than 100 albums. Here’s where my money and time were best spent. Editor’s Note: Grab the free MP3’s below while you can — most will disappear within 24 hours due to our agreements with the artists, publicists and their labels. Thank you to everyone involved for making this gift-packed post possible! UPDATE: Due to popular demand, many of the MP3s have been given an extended stay below — enjoy! POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Amanda Mair Amanda Mair (Labrador Records) The seeds of 2012’s most fruitful tree were planted a year earlier in the summer of 2011. It was a simpler time in US …