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Album review: Strange Talk – Cast Away *Most underrated album of 2014

May 29th, 2014 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Electropop, synthpop |

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I thoroughly enjoy almost every single song from Australian indie electro-pop band Strange Talk‘s debut album, Cast Away. This is a group that has loads of potential and will be a headlining act across the US very soon.

The album starts with the track “Cast Away” which has an excellent beat and a catchy hook that get you pumped for what lies ahead on the album. You will be singing fall to the night shortly after hearing it a couple times and the beat will get your hipster ass actually dancing to the song, no more folding your arms as you enjoy Strange Talk. After “Cast Away”, there’s the club jam “Falling In Love” which really gets you amped and this is when you start looking for someone to dance with. “Picking Up The Pieces” is super upbeat and has great rhythm. Then comes two of my three favorite songs ever from Strange Talk, ”Eskimo Boy”, a 2011 release that got me falling in love with this Aussie band, and “Young Hearts” their latest single that’s getting love from Snapchat! “Eskimo Boy” is that indie electro pop anthem that is super fun while “Young Hearts” is that timeless electro pop summer anthem that gets you reminiscing about past summer love and you will be surely singing along to the catchy chorus, something Strange Talk are experts in creating in almost all their songs!

“Another Day” may have some of the best instrumentation and is a great track following “Young Hearts” because after you’ve sang the chorus to your summer love in “Young Hearts”, then you can pledge your interest in them by seeking to be with them for “Another Day”. Sounds corny hearing me describe it but trust me, it’s an awesome song with great synths. “So So La La” I think is a song that makes fun of poor communication, almost like playing the telephone game and just writing a song about how frustrating it is to accurately carry a message through several people; it’s silly but if your embarrassed to sing along to this jam, I don’t blame you. What I love about the next track “Is It Real” is the catchy part where the harmonies come about with the band singing How Does It Make you Feeeeeeeeeeeeeeellll, very catchy and I enjoy the beat, very 80′s electro pop influenced. My other top 3 favorite songs ever from Strange Talk is “Climbing Walls” which is so awesome, two music videos were released for the song! I absolutely love this song, probably know all the words to this electro pop jam and when it gets to the chorus where the lead singer goes Oh, I Keep Trying To Run Away From What Your Saying, that’s when you really fall in love with this track.

“Come Back Home” is the slow jam that you slow dance to with your dance partner but your dancing will probably get interrupted by the chorus because Come Back Home, ‘Cause I’ve Been Waiting, Waiting for You is so god damn sexy to sing to someone you truly care about! “Morning Sun” is that fun synth pop jam where I love how the singer saying “Morning Sun” gets louder and louder as the track begins and it’s a song about post-hooking up/love making/getting it on. It’s a bit corny but to play this song after sex to remind your lover that you both should wake up early enough to catch sunrise is a great way to be romantic or creepy, however you pull it off is your thing but next time I have some sweet love making, don’t be surprised if I tell my lover “If we make it through the night, let’s watch the morning sun” “Wanted (Dead Or Alive)” is that 80′s synth jam with once again a super catchy chorus. The last song, “Take Me As I Am”, is one of the more forgettable songs but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it; it’s about being yourself and asking those to accept you for who you are, unless you have no soul, there’s no reason not to enjoy that message!

I absolutely love this album, love this band and hope everybody reading this becomes a larger fan of Strange Talk. Stream Cast Away (iTunes) below which includes 12 of the 14 tracks from the album.

Video: Ghost Beach – Miracle

April 5th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop, Music Video, Pop, synthpop |

Ghost Beach Miracle Le Youth Remix 600x600 Video: Ghost Beach   MiracleI can’t believe I haven’t posted the new music video from Ghost Beach! What’s wrong with me, this song “Miracle” is a hit, probably one of the catchiest songs I heard in 2013 and now the video is out to get you pumped for their tour.

Watch “Miracle” below and get their debut album Blonde (iTunes).  (more…)

“Boy Meets World” – Reese McFly

June 11th, 2012 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

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Western MA emcee Reese McFly is truly a jack of all trades, this dude has some deep lyrics backed up with a smooth, on point flow. Reese recently released his first official album “Boy Meets World”. This album takes samples from the commonly loved 90′s television series “Boy Meets World”. From first hand experience I can say that Reese McFly can really keep a crowd going and is overall and magnificent performer and all around musician.

Reese is all about the fans, he loves the people who support his music and have assisted him on his journey to rise to the top.  Reese McFly has the potential and the motivation to make it somewhere in the world of Hip-hop. Be sure to check out his Facebook page and Youtube channel for the latest updates and videos! Reese’s album can be downloaded here. Enjoy the video for one of singles off of “Boy Meets World” entitled “Big”

To stay up to date with Hip-hop’s up and coming artists follow @HipHopisLove on Twitter!

Free Album: Shadows on Stars self-titled debut *must-download

April 3rd, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Pop |

artworks 000020497026 3sr74j original 600x600 Free Album: Shadows on Stars self titled debut *must downloadAbout 10 days ago Shadows on Stars released their self-titled debut album, Shadows on Stars (DOWNLOAD). Listening to this indie pop duo’s debut, I enjoy just about every song and see tons of potential in this group! Seriously listen from the beginning to the end of this album and tell me their isn’t a track that you don’t like! I love all the tracks and Shadows on Stars seems like the perfect group to take the nation by storm with their fun yet emotive indie pop.

Listen and download Shadows on Stars below.

Hidden Gem: Polica *hipster R&B/pop

February 22nd, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Music Video, R&B |

chrisr 1323105962 Polica 600x399 Hidden Gem: Polica *hipster R&B/popI really don’t know how to describe Polica‘s music. This Minnesota alternative band is real hot, has huge breakout potential among the indie/hipster crowd and I’m seriously disappointed in myself for not seeing them live last night at Bootleg Theater in LA.

Shout out to @JDBabbit27 for sending me Polica‘s stuff and shout out to @BoomD for posting,”Amongster” in his latest Supergoodmusic Concert Blast.

Polica began as a collaborative effort between Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson, of Roma di Luna (Channy) and Gayngs (both) fame, back in June 2010. By July the pair had already finished 11 songs and sought out drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson (yes, that’s right, two kits for double the awesomeness) to complete the project.

Recently, the band released their debut album, “Give You the Ghost” (iTunes). I haven’t listened to the whole project yet but from what I heard, they have this almost dreamy hipster R&B sound that reminds me of “Wildfire” but more on the hipster pop side and more subtle.

Click more to watch a couple of the latest music videos from Polica. (more…)

Album Review: Mac Miller – “Blue Slide Park”

November 12th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop |

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Mac Miller‘s debut album Blue Slide Park dropped on Tuesday. Between my buddies and I, it has received mixed reviews. I personally like it. Yes, it is more on the pop side but so are most artist’s debut albums. I love the instrumentals and his rapping is very solid as well. I am sure that at some point in the near future we will hear some of these songs on major radio stations. Below are some of my favorite tracks off the album. Enjoy!

“Man In The Hat”

“Up All Night”

“Smile Back”

“Loitering”

“Missed Calls”

“My Team”

Purchase the entire album on itunes.

Album Review: Childish Gambino – “Camp”

November 12th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

childish gambino camp1 Album Review: Childish Gambino   CampThe much anticipated debut album, Camp, by Childish Gambino officially releases this Tuesday. However, it has already leaked online and when I finally got a chance to listen to it, I was extremely impressed. Not only are the instrumentals amazing, but Gambino’s rapping is spectacular. If you actually listen to his lyrics, you not only hear how talented he is but the words he uses to tell his story make you truly connect with his music. Check some of my favorite tracks by him below. I am sure they will get you excited for Tuesday to roll around.

“Sunrise” 

“You See Me”

“Backpackers”

“Outside”

Be sure to purchase the entire album on Tuesday when it officially releases.

Kate McGill *the next Ellie Goulding?

November 9th, 2011 by | Music Video, Pop |

Kate McGill1 600x450 Kate McGill *the next Ellie Goulding?This is for fans of Ellie Goulding and the people loving how cute female British singers are these days. Kate McGill is an up-and-coming pop artist from the UK with a catchy single in “Replaced”.

Listen and download Kate McGill’s latest single, “Replaced”.

Kate McGill – Replaced

Watch the official music video to Kate McGill‘s “Replaced” to see the cute-ness I’m talking about regarding singers like Kate McGill, Ellie Goulding, Lily Allen, Leona Lewis and many more. (more…)

Casey Veggies – Sleeping In Class (album)

October 25th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Sleeping in Class Front Cover1 600x562 Casey Veggies   Sleeping In Class (album)For those that dig Odd Future or some chill hip-hop from a talented Los Angeles MC, look no further than teenage rapper Casey Veggies. Fruits and Vegetables that’s swag right? They are Fresh & Frozen, the genre listed on my itunes for Casey Veggies Sleeping In Class debut album which came out last month. DOWNLOAD Sleeping In Class.

Below are five of my favorites from the album.


DOWNLOAD Casey Veggies – 30000 ft. Nero


DOWNLOAD Casey Veggies – Time Flies ft. Skye Townsend


DOWNLOAD Casey Veggies – Euphoria II


DOWNLOAD Casey Veggies – And Ever 1

Mac Miller – “Frick Park Market” (Music Video)

August 18th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

The first single of Mac Miller‘s upcoming debut album, Blue Slide Park has just surfaced today. It’s called “Frick Park Market” and we have the visuals for it right here. Mac Miller has gotten so much hype of the last few months that this album will really determine how successful the rest of his career really is. Until then, enjoy this music video!


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