Michael Lopez

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  • 5 years ago

    Elton John has been a superstar for decades. His latest collaborator, Leon Russell, on the other hand, has been something of an obscurity for most of his 40-something-year career, which started as a session musician and featured one semi-hit album...

  • 6 years ago

    "Orange Shirt," the first track off the debut album, LP, from indie electro-pop duo Discovery, sums up perfectly the funky electro-pop sound the band is striving to achieve. DIY laptop-pop drums and synths are greeted right away by light, cherubic...

  • 7 years ago

    A quick history of Cryptacize: Chris Cohen, former Deerhoof guitarist, met Nedelle Torrisi while recording as The Curtains, plucking Torrisi from obscurity as a back-up singer. The two began collaborating in 2007 and, shortly thereafter, released ...

  • 7 years ago

    Founding guitarist Benjamin Curtis left Secret Machines in 2007 to form his own band (School of Seven Bells), but the remaining members recruited Phil Karnats of Tripping Daisy fame to fill the large void, and his style of play is unmistakably pre...

  • 7 years ago

    The band's name is crass, and song titles like "Myke Ptyson" and "Iaadeedaa" hardly help bolster any early confidence in liking them. But Starfucker's self-titled debut is, indeed, a smart, multi-layered gem of indie-pop splendor. The album's open...


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