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Tagged With: pop

Charli XCX Triggers Controversy With New Gun Party Video

British electronic pop vocalist/composer Charli XCX provokes critics with the release of her new gun factory video. Young women in crayola outfits swap bullets of cartridges, replacing them with lipstick. They dance with guns, shaking it to Charli’s new single “Ha Ha Ha.” Girl power gun control commentary or culturally insensitive bubblegum? You decide… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtrHH1BDlzk] … Continue reading »

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Indie Crush – Eternal Summers

Indie rock is at its best when it’s dance-friendly and has a bit of a go-go rhythm. New band Eternal Summers bring the heat with a few star tracks on their second full-length Correct Behavior. Strong female vocals plus simple pop construction equals satisfaction on the new song “Wonder.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwYg9N8asdM]

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Alternative Pop Rock from the Shins

Vocalist/songwriter James Mercer and drummer Jesse Sandoval formed the Shins in 1997 in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a side project of their band Flake. ¬†Keyboard player Marty Crandall and bassist Neal Langford joined them to record¬†couple of singles. These first songs inspired Seattle label Sub Pop to take them on for their first full-length Oh, … Continue reading »

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The Funk and Soul of Prince

He’s a man who looks like a cat. He likes to wear purple. In the 80s he ruled the realms of pop, funk and rock. His vocals always have an element of soul. Prince is a visual performer who demands a big stage show from his crew. And unless you are watching him live, it’s … Continue reading »

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