Tag: power pop

Music, New Artists, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: The Persian Leaps, “Time Slips!”

Popdose is very pleased to bring you this exclusive new track off the debut full-length album from St. Paul, Minnesota’s The Persian...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Imperial Sound, “The New AM”

The Imperial Sound’s blithe synthesis of 21st-century irony and bright, unselfconscious AM-radio pop is both brave and unique. This,...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Rich Tupica, “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”

As time passes, it gets harder to write about something you love, especially like a band – you veer between adoration, hero worship,...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Nick Piunti, “You Invented Hell”

From the moment you hear the crunchy and tasty guitars that fill “You Invented Hell”, this exclusive track from Nick...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Quick, “Mondo Deco”

Welcome to the San Fernando Valley, circa 1976. Los Angeles’ own The Quick released one full-length album in their three year existence...

Music, What's THAT Supposed to Mean?

What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Sloan, “Underwhelmed”

There’s a formula for power-pop success that simply isn’t used as often as it should be: Have a killer hook, simple and...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Gretchen’s Wheel, “Untethered”

Popdose is pleased and proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of “Untethered”, the new video and first “lead”...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Wreckless Eric, “Construction Time and Demolition”

A worthwhile history lesson:  Wreckless Eric is Mr. Eric Goulden. His recording career began in 1977 with the enduring “Whole Wide...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Chris Stamey, “A Spy in the House of Loud: New York Songs and Stories”

It goes without saying Chris Stamey is one of my favorite songwriters/musicians.  Having fallen under the spell of The dB’s from...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Shellye Valauskas Experience, “History of Panic”

This is really good.  I mean REALLY GOOD.  This second album from The Shelleye Valauskas Experience, History Of Panic, which is...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Piramid Scheme, “Regular Guy”

As you know, Popdose loves Lisa Said, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who knocked us out with her debut album and E.P. over the last year...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Rockin’ Bricks, “Rockin’ Bricks Compleat”

To start 2018 off the right way, it’s time to step into the Wayback Machine, circa the late ’70’s/early ’80’s...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Populuxe, “Lady Liberty”

It’s always a good time around Popdose when we can debut a new track from one of our (collective) favorite bands, Populuxe.  This...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Action Skulls, “Angels Hear”

Goddamn, this is just so good.  Period.  Never mind who the members of this band are – well, okay, you should know; you need to...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Red Button, “Now It’s All This!”

You can have two dozen bands attempt to “sound like The Beatles” which is all well and good, but when you have a group like The...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Sean Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow

I’ve been a fan of A Fragile Tomorrow for several years now. I reviewed their last two albums here on Popdose and had the opportunity...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Populuxe, “Garage Sale”

We at Popdose are very fond of Populuxe, Brooklyn’s trio of heavy pop hitters.  A band that shows varied influences yet has a...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Sean Kelly, “Syncopation”

We’ve been fans of Charleston, South Carolina’s A Fragile Tomorrow at Popdose for several years.  Now, lead...

Album Reviews, Music, New Artists

Album Review: Sven-Erik Olsen, “Sketchbook Traces”

According to the press release, Sven-Erik Olsen spent most of his childhood in a constant state between daydreaming and brainstorming in...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Chris Bell, “I Am the Cosmos” (Expanded)

So there have been a few occasions where I had been asked to write about Chris Bell’s I Am The Cosmos album – and I’ve...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Heirs of Fortune, “Circus of Mirth”

Heirs Of Fortune isn’t a band per se (or so I gather); it’s a project overseen and directed by Terry Carolan, a mainstay of...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Mark Bryan, “Songs of the Fortnight”

This is just so, so good, I’m not sure how or where to begin.  I had the pleasure of working with Hootie & The Blowfish...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Somerdale, “Maggie Says It Again”

This glorious album from New Jersey’s Somerdale was originally released as Shake It, Maggie, but once it found its way into the hands...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Single Premiere: Populuxe, “Garage Sale”

Popdose is very proud and pleased to bring you this brand-new single from pop-meisters Populuxe.  This divine trio knows a thing or...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Anton Barbeau, “Secretion of the Wafer”

  The joyful maven of neo-psychedelic pop and general weirdness, Anton Barbeau, is back again – hard at work on finishing up his...

Music, Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll

Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #7: Get Happy!

(Archive.) Friday, June 3, 2016 Here we are, folks — the dream we all dream of. Man versus butterflies. Prince is dead, and I’m not...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Richard X. Heyman, “Incognito”

Richard X. Heyman is unquestionably a legend.  He was one of the first “one man band” recording artists, in the grand tradition of...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Single Premiere: Nezrok, “Andy Please”

Popdose is very pleased to premiere for you the latest single from power pop master Chris Korzen, who operates under the moniker of...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Chris Bell, “Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star”

This wonderful, 22-track compilation is just part of the work Chris Bell did before he dug his heels in with Big Star in 1971. ...