Category: Tropical Pop

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Little Comets: Life Is Elsewhere

So we basically failed in life, and DID NOT tell you about the new album from the U.K.’s wonderful, wonderful Little Comets. After all, we named songs from the album amongst our favorites of the entire year but did little to inform you about the certified mood-changing, calorie burning album itself, Life Is Elsewhere....

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Little Comets: “Jennifer”

Sometimes insanity can be the expression of one emotion in a way that contradicts itself.  Take Little Comets new song, “Jennifer” for example.  It has all the fine trappings of a fantastic Indie Pop song, with its stellar tropical guitar work, heavy and precise percussion, and vocal precipitation by Robert Coles that seems...

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Manu Chao: Alto Arizona “Clandestino”

Manu Chao is a fantastic musician, but what sets him apart from many other musicians is that he uses his music to promote change. Artists like Manu Chao come to the forefront in times like these when there is an aura of change in the air. Whether you support the...

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Young Dreams: “Young Dreams”

Scandinavians do Pop right.  Case and point is Norway’s Young Dreams collective, and their titular track, “Young Dreams”.  They draw you in with a alt-rock guitar opening, then snap you into place at a beach with hazy heat swirls and crashing waves.  I’m especially giddy when the twittering strings are...

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TWJ Went To A Show!: Fool’s Gold

On September 19, Fool’s Gold graced Skully’s Music Diner in Columbus on their sixth scheduled stop in support of their new album Leave No Trace. Fool’s Gold is anything but musical pyrite—they’re the real deal. The Los Angeles-based group creates what can only be described as Afropop: an earthy sound...