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L.A.'s Sun Araw, the slow-rolling psych project of Cameron Stallones, is an ideal gateway into long-form music for those suspicious of epic jam territory. There is nary a Sun Araw tune shorter than six minutes, b ... More >>
Big Hassle MediaThe timeless power pop of Los Angeles' Army Navy makes for a great summertime soundtrack.Like your favorite comfort food, power pop music is familiar, tasty and satisfying... and, sometimes, it's the only thing you want.
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Army Navy - The Last PlaceI must admit that the first time I heard L.A.-based indie rock trio Army Navy was on the fantastic podcast Sklarbro Country. The brothers Sklar had the band join them this past May in their tiny podcast studio, letting them play a song or two to help round things out. Wh ... More >>
Merge RecordsJonny features Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, left, and Euros Childs, formerly of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. Childs: "Why don't we record some music together, Norman?" Blake: Why, that's a fine idea, my friend!"You know indie rock has reached full maturity when longtime genre protag ... More >>
The original Orange Juice line-up with frontman and chief songwriter Edwyn Collins, second from left.What is rock 'n' roll if not the sound of youthful exuberance? In that context, Orange Juice might just be the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time.
Led by a young Edwyn Collins, he of th ... More >>
Music editor Martin Cizmar and I are back with a new podcast. We've got new 10 songs and Martin's musings on his favorite record from the grunge era.
Here's what's in store from podcast #7.
Crystal Castles: "Empathy"
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The Cool Kids: "Strawberry Girls"
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Sunny pop music and summertime are made for each other like two soulmates holding hands on an oceanside stroll. With the weather heating up here in the Valley of the Sun, let's take a look at some great summer music...
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What is it about Scotland that makes the country of just more than 5 million people produce far more than its fair share of great pop music artists?
Consider the following sample list: Simple Minds, Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Big Country, Altered Images, The Bluebells, The Je ... More >>