“FRIENDS” – NEW VIDEO from MARSICANS

Have you ever just wanted your friends? Marsicans, one of our favorite indie dance pop bands, has a whole song about it, appropriately titled “Friends,” out now via LAB Records. The song is about how friendships evolve as youth turns into adulthood. It showcases Marsicans’ trademark harmonies backed by a sometimes quirky, sometimes raucous groove.The fab … Read more “FRIENDS” – NEW VIDEO from MARSICANS

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MIKE TAYLOR

Though Los Angeles-based pop-driven soul man Mike Taylor grew up in the poverty-stricken inner city of Philadelphia, music was plentiful in his neighborhood. “It’s a very musical city,” he recalls. “I grew up watching my dad play jazz, he plays saxophone, and I always had music around me. We had programs to keep kids busy … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MIKE TAYLOR

“SLOMO” – NEW MUSIC from SAN CISCO

Josh, Scarlett, Jordi, and Nick, long time pals from Fremantle, Western Australia, otherwise known as alt-pop outfit San Cisco, have released “SloMo”, their brand new single which will be featured on the band’s third (and still unnamed) studio album, due out early next year. “SloMo was the first song we wrote as a band after Gracetown. We … Read more “SLOMO” – NEW MUSIC from SAN CISCO

“FREE SPIRIT” – NEW EP from FICTIONIST

  Provo, Utah-based dance pop outfit Fictionist has released a new EP, Free Spirit, which features four deliciously catchy body-movers to tickle your fancy and delight your eardrums. The band has shared stages with the likes of Vampire Weekend, Neon Trees, and Imagine Dragons (SWOON!); their unique sound (which is like Passion Pit enthusiastically high-fiving Two Door Cinema … Read more “FREE SPIRIT” – NEW EP from FICTIONIST

PREVIEW: BAG RAIDERS at MERCY LOUNGE on 3/5/16

Australian dance pop duo Bag Raiders has toured the States before, but not quite like this; “We’ve been in a little van for like five days or something, but this is a full-on six weeks in a bus, going all over,” says co-founder Jack Glass.  “It’s definitely a new and awesomely terrifying experience.”  “It’s been a … Read more PREVIEW: BAG RAIDERS at MERCY LOUNGE on 3/5/16

8 QUESTIONS with BIG WHITE

Oh Australia, you’ve done it again.  Just when I thought there couldn’t possibly be any more delightfully dance-tastic tunes from one more swoon-worthy group of musicians housed within your quirky continental borders, you give us New Wave dance-pop darlings Big White and their scrumptiously-crafted album Teenage Dreams.  Sigh. East of 8th:  You met when you moved in together, … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with BIG WHITE

“WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR” — NEW MUSIC FROM ESCAPISTS

London-based indie pop band Escapists’ new track “What Are You Waiting For” comes off the back of their riveting dance pop return single “Eat You Alive.”  Keeping everything panoramic and guitar-oriented, “What Are You Waiting For” is an uptempo riff-laden song that explores the vertiginous boundary between action and inaction.  It hearkens back to the … Read more “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR” — NEW MUSIC FROM ESCAPISTS

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