Andrew McMahon shares ‘High Dive,’ opens album pre-orders


The march towards the release of “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness” continues, and along with a pre-order of the album on his website and iTunes, we’re also treated the release of a second song from the upcoming album, “High Dive.” Continue reading

Required listening: Helicopter Girl’s ‘Voodoo Chic’


In 2005, Robbins Entertainment had been enjoying strong success as a dance label, having placed dance songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 a few times in the previous few years. It made sense that given their nearly decade-long track record at that point, plus label owner Cory Robbins’ pedigree as a tastemaker over the years, that they would start to consider spreading their wings a bit. One effort, which for me remains a surprisingly enduring find, was their release of Helicopter Girl’s “Voodoo Chic.” Continue reading

Imogen Heap’s ‘Sparks’ due out next week


I’ve long been a fan of Imogen Heap; the intensity and intricacy of her music has always kept me interested. Her fourth album, “Sparks,” is set to hit next week, the result of a fairly lengthy journey, but one that appears to have been fruitful. Continue reading

YouTube has everything: Postmodern Jukebox performs ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ and ‘Womanizer’


I’ve praised Postmodern Jukebox here in the past, so for this edition of YouTube has Everything, this isn’t as much a throwback as it is new releases of popular songs re-envisioned in a throwback style. Two recent releases are collaborations with other singers that have partnered with them in the past, and yield excellent results. Continue reading