Single Play Week of 5/4/15

Joywave, “Now”

Joywave’s alt rock sound — spiked with more than a dash of electronica — is both refreshing and familiar. The group doesn’t stray too far from a melodic groove on “Now” — until the final tempo-slowing wind ...

Single Play Week of 4/13/15

It’s said that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I do hope that my “Single Play” absence has done just that with you, faithful reader.  It’s good to be back with a nice potpourri of artist who run the gamut of ...

“Single Play” (Week of 3/2/15)

 

This week’s “Single Play,” is actually the post I intended for last week, but things fell by the wayside, and I dropped the proverbial ball. Okay, all “the dog ate my homework” excuses aside, let’s just on with the ...

“Single Play” Week of 1/19/15

Well, since this the second post of “Single Play” in the new year, I have broken my record for the number of posts from last year! This week it’s a bit of an eclectic line up, but that’s okay because if you ...

Book Review: “Face the Music: A Life Exposed”

For those of you conditioned to the narrative of Vh1’s “Behind the Music” series, you know the stories follow roughly the same arc: struggling musician hits big with a song or album. Money flows. Sex is freely available. Drugs are ...

Top Five Non-Makeup KISS Albums

Now that KISS is finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there’s been some rather pissy talk from the original members about excluding members of the band who played with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley after Peter Criss ...

Single Play (Week of 10/14/13)

The Basement Tapes, “I’m Walking Away”

You know, music from New Zealand isn’t only about Flight of the Conchords or Lorde. I’ve featured The Basement Tapes before, and wouldn’t feature them again if it wasn’t for the fact that ...

Popdose Politicks: On The Edge Of The Syrian Seat

DwD: So, why is the president all hyped to go to war against Syria? Sure, he says it is not a war, but it is an attack on Syria, which we must countenance as an act of war.

My thought, and it ...

Single Play (Week of 8/26/13)


“Canvas,” Tiny Dragons

Sometimes the measure of a band’s talent is best exemplified by how well they play live. In this age of Auto-Tune, post-production audio sweetening (known as “fix it in post”), and all the tricks of the trade technology ...

Single Play (Week of 8/12/13)

“Great Comets,” Galleries

The band Galleries created their own sub genre of rock with their debut album, No Miracles. What is that sub genre? Well, they describe their sound as “Epic Indie Rock,” and the more I listened ...

Single Play (Week of 7/15/13)

“A Ton of Love,” Editors

I have to admit that one of the reasons why I like this song so much is that it reminds me of something Echo & The Bunnymen might do. Now, the Editors have ...

Single Play (Week of 6/17/13)

“W-O-E,” Little Comets

Quirky, off-kilter, and a bit funky. That’s pretty much Little Comet’s “W-O-E” in a nutshell. This UK band has been compared to the Talking Heads (I don’t hear it), but they do share a love of ...

Single Play (Week of 5/20/13)


Steve Martin and Edie Bickell, “Love Has Come For You”

If you can’t be moved by the emotion Edie Brickell is able to convey in the lyrics in collaboration with Steve ...

Single Play (Week of 5/13/13)

Matisyahu, “Live Like a Warrior” (Tune In Crew Remix)

The way this remix adds atmospherics to an otherwise straight ahead dance/pop song is tasteful and doesn’t overwhelm the essence of what Matisyahu intended. I’m not much ...

The Popdose Interview: Aaradhna

If you were a successful music artist, what would make you want to quit the music business? Your brother in-law embezzling all your money? Realizing that law school was your true calling? Maybe the opportunity to be the ...

Single Play (Week of 4/22/13)


“Young & Beautiful,” Lana Del Rey

It’s not like Lana Del Rey needs the exposure for her new single, “Young & Beautiful.” After all, it’s included in The Great Gatsby remake by Baz Luhrmann, so with ...

Single Play (Week of 4/8/13)

Thee Attacks, “Stab”

When you think of a band with a retro ‘60s R&B sound, do you automatically think, “Ah, yes well it’s perfectly natural for such a band to come out of Denmark.” Well, if you do, then ...