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GALLERY: RX Bandits at Paradise Rock Club

Progressive rock four-piece RX Bandits played to a sold out Paradise Rock Club in Boston last week. The Orange County natives packed energy into the 900-cap room; the crowd screaming the words ...

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GALLERY: Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Balance & Composure + Manchester Orchestra

05/23/2014 House of Blues Boston photos by Lisa Czech See a full review of the show by clicking here

Concert Review: Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Balance & Composure + Manchester Orchestra @ HOB Boston

Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Balance & Composure + Manchester Orchestra Concert Review 05/23/2014 HOB Boston by Dan Czech See a full photo gallery of the show by clicking here ...

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Lorde has ‘a different vibe’ about her follow up album

After the success of her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ and a sold ...
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Maroon 5 To Release new Album This September

Set for release on September 2, the new album “V,” will be ...
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New Video Just Released By Eminem

Headlights the new single by Eminem, featuring Nate Ruess, lead singer of ...

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Album Review: The Ready Set “The Bad & The Better”

The Ready Set – The Bad & The Better Out: May 27th 2014 By Eric Riley   Jordan Witzigreuter’s work ethic is pretty far beyond what his age would let on. Even before the release of his third album The Bad & The Better, the 24-year-old Witzigreuter has said that, amidst his touring schedule, which […]

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Show Review: Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon By Claire Dunderman “Wait for me…wait for me…” Caleb Followill crooned to the packed stadium. The lights on the stage reflected and a rainbow extended into the crowd. The strumming of the first string of the chorus started to build tempo. “Aw it’s all better now, it’s all better now…” The audience […]

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Kodaline: Making Music With Purpose

Kodaline: Making Music With Purpose by Eric Riley “People tend to underestimate the power of positive thinking,” drummer Vinny May calmly states. “It’s about thinking of what you want to achieve.” From halfway around the world, May was asked if his band, Kodaline – which is comprised of himself, vocalist Steve Garrigan, bassist Jason Boland, […]

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Taking Back Sunday “Happiness Is” Album Review

Taking Back Sunday Happiness Is Album Review by Dan Czech Happiness Is, the sixth studio album from Long Island emo pioneers Taking Back Sunday, marks their second release since John Nolan and Shaun Cooper rejoined the band to reform the “classic” TBS lineup. The first being a self-titled album released in 2011 to generally favorable reviews. […]

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Photo Gallery: Comeback Kid in Boston

Comeback Kid Middle East, Cambridge, MA – 2/25/14 photos by Mark MacLeod

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Concert Review: Into It. Over It. in Cambridge, MA

Concert Review: Into It. Over It. The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA – 2/20/2014 by Dan Czech Chicago-based emo revivalists Into It. Over It. packed the house this past Thursday during a sold out show at Cambridge’s newest music venue, the Sinclair. The band is entering the home stretch of their winter tour with A Great Big […]

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The 56th Grammy Awards: Record of the Year Prediction

by: Josh Schonfeld It’s that magical time of year again, where the entire music industry sits at the edge of its seat, waiting to see who will be given the honor of “Grammy Award Winner” after their name for years to come. This Sunday, one of these five nominees will join the likes of Adele, […]

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Concert Review: Bastille & Grizfolk at Royale Boston

Bastille & Grizfolk Royale Boston 1/20/2014 by Lisa Czech I can’t deny that I jam out to Bastille’s “Pompeii” on the regular, so I was pretty excited to have the opportunity to check out their show this past Monday night at the Royale in Boston. Despite the cold, a mass of dedicated fans had shown […]

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Gallery: Grizfolk & Bastille

Grizfolk & Bastille Royale Boston – 1/20/2014 photos by Lisa Czech Read the review of the show HERE.

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Get To Know: Dynasty Electric

by: Stephanie Noel Electric Pop and Psychedelic Folk Rock are just two descriptions of the sound that Dynasty Electric has been producing over the past six years. If you are unfamiliar with the “retro-futuristic” duo, they are one you may want to make yourself familiar with Jenny Electrik and Seth Misterka of Brooklyn, New York […]

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Concert Review: Pixies in Boston

Concert Review: The Pixies Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA 1/18/2014 by Dan Czech Not many bands are capable of playing a perfect concert, but on Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, the Pixies came damn close. The band played an epic, nearly two hour set, consisting of more than 30 songs to an adoring […]

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Album Review: Young the Giant’s “Mind Over Matter”

Album Review: Young the Giant’s Mind Over Matter Release date: 1/21/2014 by Claire Dunderman After the giant success of “My Body” from their debut album, Young the Giant explores their creative dimensions with their new album Mind Over Matter. It just doesn’t work all of the time. The album as a whole explores new sounds and […]

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Anberlin Disbanding After One Final Album

Anberlin announced today that in 2014 they will release one final album, and tour the world one last time before disbanding at the end of the year. See the video below for more details from the band.  And if you missed it, check out their feature in our Winter issue HERE.

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Concert Preview: The Pixies in Boston 1/18

Alternative rock pioneers the Pixies will kick off their 2014 world tour at Massey Hall in Toronto on January 15th. The band did play two residencies with multiple headlining gigs in both New York and Los Angeles last year, as well as an extensive European tour and an appearance at Chicago’s annual Riot Fest. This […]

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Tracks in the Snow – vol. 1- out now!

Our new split compilation featuring Long Lost, Stages & Stereos, Parks, and seven other awesome artists is available for FREE download! Download by clicking on the image below. NGHBRS – “Hold Up Girl“ Barricades – “Mannequin“ Parks – “Modern Fiction“ Setsail – “Tell Me When“ The Commonwealth – “The Bright Ones“ Long Lost – “Look Back and Wave“ Fritz Montana – “Say […]

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#1 You Didn’t Know Existed: Jason Derulo “Talk Dirty”

Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)” By Josh Schonfeld Ok, so you know Jason Derulo, that guy who sings his name before every song. You know all his hits, from “Whatcha Say” back in 2009 to “The Other Side” just last summer. But did you know that he released a mega-smash this fall […]

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AMPLIFIED MAGAZINE: ISSUE #4 – WINTER 2013

Click the photo below to read Issue #4 featuring Anberlin! If you would like to purchase this issue, please CLICK HERE.  

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Concert Review: Skip & Die

Skip & Die 11/16/13 at the Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France by Nicola Brown The small crowd waiting for Skip&Die to come out pressed close to the stage. Everyone was eager to get a good view of the band and I, not knowing any French, had to jostle for position without knowing how to apologize […]

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Gallery: Lissie at Royale Boston

Lissie at Royale Boston 11/22/2013 photos by Mark MacLeod Folk-rock powerhouse Lissie rolled through Boston on Friday and tore the house down. Check out a gallery from the show below!

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Concert Preview: Tommy & the High Pilots at Middle East Upstairs

Hailing from southern California, Tommy & the High Pilots are an indie-pop trio, and they’re sure to make you dance. Make sure you head out to their last east coast date of 2013 at the Middle East Upstairs in Boston, MA. Just try not to have a good time when they’re on stage, we dare […]

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Concert Preview: Lissie at Royale Boston

Concert Preview: Lissie at Royale Boston 11/22/2013 Illinois born rebel Lissie already has two albums under her belt, and is taking the folk rock scene by storm. Described in her bio as having a “Mezcal-and-cigarette voice,” Lissie sings with power and frankness, but doesn’t wish to be characterized as anything more specific. With a bit […]

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Concert Review & Interview: Youngblood Brass Band

by Claire Dunderman “Who am I?” “YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND!” If one didn’t know what Riot Jazz was before attending Youngblood Brass Band’s concert at Village Underground in Shoreditch last Friday night, they definitely knew what it was when they left. In the spacious, old warehouse-style venue, brass band enthusiasts around gathered up after the second […]

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Album Review: Lady GaGa’s “ARTPOP”

Lady GaGa – ARTPOP by Josh Schonfeld Rising above the negativity and media backlash from her commercially-disappointing Born This Way album, Lady GaGa has returned to prove that she is not a flash-in-the-pan disposable popstar.  ARTPOP is more than just a musical event, it is a work of art, with each note and lyric handcrafted by GaGa herself, along with […]

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Concert Review: Third Eye Blind

Concert Review: Third Eye Blind 11/04/2013 – House of Blues Boston by Dan Czech Third Eye Blind played to a sold out crowd of over 2,400 at the House of Blues last Monday. This seems a bit strange for a band like Third Eye Blind, who has not had a single chart in 10 years […]

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Concert Review: Fitz & the Tantrums

Concert Review: Fitz & the Tantrums 10/28/13 – House of Blues Boston by Andrew Moran  Fitz & the Tantrums is a group that you do not want to miss.  This 6-piece, American neo soul/indie pop band has been on tour following their fresh new album More Than Just a Dream, and are currently on The […]

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Gallery: Anberlin & The Maine Hit House of Blues Boston

Anberlin & The Maine rolled through Boston on a quiet night (it was game 3 of the World Series but the Sox were away), and turned the volume way up. Although not quite sold out, the room was packed the co-headliners kept the crowd on the feet all night long. Enjoy a photo gallery from […]

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Concert Preview: Fitz & the Tantrums

Concert Preview: Fitz & the Tantrums HOB Boston 10/27, 6pm by Andy Moran After their 2010 release of Pickin’ Up The Pieces, it was easy to tell that Los Angeles based Fitz and the Tantrums were here to stay on the neo-soul and indie pop charts. Energetic and melodic hits, like “Moneygrabber” and “Don’t Gotta […]

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Concert Review (London Edition): VV Brown

by: Claire Dunderman Too often in music we see artists transform themselves for the sake of a label. In VV Brown’s case, she made sure to not let that happen. With her new sound, she played an inspiring set to an audience that was willing to listen to her message. The musically eclectic night was […]

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Album Review: Katy Perry’s PRISM

Katy Perry – PRISM by Josh Schonfeld After one of the most successful albums of all time, Katy Perry is back with her third studio album.  Unfortunately, this album is no Teenage Dream. Between the cliche lyrics, lifeless vocals, and regurgitated production, Katy Perry has effectively sold her soul to the label devils, turning her […]

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Concert Review: House Party Tour

Concert Review: House Party Tour by Alissa Polillio With headlining the House Party Tour and winning the lawsuit with Victory Records to release their new album Common Courtesy, A Day To Remember are back and as strong as ever. Even though I prefer smaller venues, the Tsongas Center in Lowell was an overall great experience […]

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Album Review: Panic! At The Disco “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die”

Album Review by: Claire Dunderman Panic! At the Disco have always had a flair for the dramatics and semantics, and Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! doesn’t hold back. While it doesn’t always work, the album boasts ballsy chords and vocals, the direction into more synth-oriented backtracks is a step away from their […]

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Album Review: Miley Cyrus “Bangerz”

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz By Josh Schonfeld Most people would say that the hardest part of being an artist are the performances and how the public perceives them. For Miley Cyrus however, that’s the easy part. She can make anyone talk about her for weeks with a simple twerk, but what happens when you strip […]

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Album Review: Lorde “Pure Heroine”

Lorde – Pure Heroine By Josh Schonfeld The last time we checked in with the New Zealand starlet, Lorde had just attained her 2nd #1 in her native country with “Tennis Court,” and her single, “Royals,” was gaining traction on Alternative radio in the United States. Fast forward three months, and she is now #1 […]

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Album Review: The Commonwealth’s “Urban Soul”

Album Review: The Commonwealth – Urban Soul By: Nicola Brown The Commonwealth’s second full-length album starts off with the relaxed guitar riffs of “Urban Soul,” after which the album is named. It’s a great beginning to a great record, building the energy and the foundation of what the album is about: life and love in […]

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Concert Review: The Rubens in Boston

Concert Review The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA by Lisa Czech photos: Lisa Czech Australian alt-rockers The Rubens are a band you don’t want to miss. The four-piece are currently on tour with the indie/rock quintet GROUPLOVE, and they surely won’t disappoint. At last week’s Sinclair show, a new venue in Cambridge, MA, those who made […]

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Win tickets to the NOT Made in USA Tour!

Want to win a pair of tickets to the NOT Made in USA Tour, featuring the Novocaines, Exile Parade & the Copper Gamins, and hang out with the bands? Enter below and you could win! Enter by midnight EST 9/22/2013

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Album Review: Ariana Grande “Yours Truly”

Ariana Grande – Yours Truly By Josh Schonfeld It’s Mariah! It’s Christina! No, it’s 19 year-old Nickelodeon star, Ariana Grande! In her first musical effort, Grande channels her inner Mariah Carey, diva hand-waving and all, and blows away any competition she may have had with other child stars. Yours Truly brings back the R&B slow […]

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AMPLIFIED MAGAZINE: ISSUE #3 – FALL 2013

Click below to read Issue #3 featuring Andrew McMahon! If you would like to purchase this issue, please click on the following link: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/626082

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2013 MTV VMA’s: Video of the Year Predictions

By Josh Schonfeld The MTV Video Music Awards are just days away and rumors are swirling about what the night will hold.  What will Lady GaGa wear?  Will Taylor Swift get interrupted again?  Will *NSYNC reunite for a nostalgia bomb performance of “Bye Bye Bye” complete with full choreography?  We can’t answer any of those […]

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Concert Review: Little Comets

Little Comets at Schubas, Chicago by Nicola Brown The lights dimmed in the cozy back room venue as Little Comets took the stage. The audience, warmed up by openers Mawcrest and Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, cheered as the English band took up their instruments and launched into their set, beginning with “Bridge Burn” and […]

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Show Preview: Little Comets

Little Comets @ Schuba’s August 18th, 2013 – Chicago, IL by Eric Riley  Following the American release of their second album Life is Elsewhere and hoping to follow in the footsteps of label-mates The Lumineers, Little Comets have their sights set on the US. With a short tour run of less than a dozen shows, […]

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EP Review: Cable Car “Ride”

Cable Car – Ride By Josh Schonfeld Blending together pop, rock, R&B, and a hint of country, this Los Angeles trio takes their first crack at mainstream success. Between their cascading instrumentation and their flowing vocals, Cable Car will make you float out on the sea of love by track 2. Not only are they […]

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Concert Review: Jimmy Eat World at HOB Boston

Concert Review: Jimmy Eat World 8/5/2013 HOB Boston by Dan Czech Are you listening? A nearly sold out crowd was when Jimmy Eat World rocked the House of Blues in Boston last Monday night. Fans sang it back at the top of their lungs to a nearly two hour set filled with a wide variety […]

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Lollapalooza 2013: A Personalized Account

by: Claire Dunderman  With the amount of bands that play at Lollapalooza every year, it is impossible to keep track of every single band. The best experiences, in my opinion, are subjective. This is my personal account of the best acts of Lollapalooza. Band of Horses When Band of Horses first played at the festival, […]

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Ellens Playlist: Nas

“Nasty Nas” by: Ellen Fleming There are few rappers left today that were a part of the original wave of gansta hip hop. When rap was a way of life, and not just a business. Once The Notorious B.I.G. was assassinated in 1997, Nas took the limelight as the greatest rapper alive. With a professional […]

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Concert Review: Under the Sun Tour featuring Smash Mouth

Concert Review: Under the Sun Tour featuring Smash Mouth 8/1/13 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH by Dan Czech Remember the ‘90s? Mark McGrath doesn’t, or at least that’s what he told a packed house at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on last Thursday night’s stop of the 2013 Under the Sun Tour. The […]

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The Gaslight Anthem: Live on Pier 26 Show Review

The Gaslight Anthem Concert Review by Claire Dunderman  Don’t compare Brian Fallon with Bruce Springsteen. The Gaslight Anthem and the E Street Band have collaborated and Fallon directly cites as Springsteen as an inspiration, but if you’re the crowd at Live on Pier 26 and you keep shouting “BRUUUUCE,” it’s no wonder that you won’t […]

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New Artist Alert: MEGHAN TRAINOR

Newly signed to Epic Records, Meghan Trainor, 20 years old, already has a hit single, All About That Bass, which went viral on YouTube. With a positive body image as the song’s core message, Trainor was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie, earlier this week. As a hip recording artist with a fresh, new sound, her hot […]

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FUN. Harsh Lights- Live on Jimmy Fallon

Check out Harsh Lights performed live by FUN. on Jimmy Fallon.

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Coldplay’s New Album Ghost Stories

Coldplay’s newly released album, “Ghost Stories,” was released May 16 on Parlophone Records/Warner Music Group. Currently available for purchase on iTunes and for digital streaming. Track List: 1. Always In My Head 2. Magic 3. Ink 4. True Love 5. Midnight 6. Another’s Arms 7. Oceans 8. A Sky of Stars 9. O (Hidden Track) […]

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Turn Blue: The Black Keys fall 2014 Tour

Just released on May 9, the full length album Turn Blue is currently available for purchase on iTunes. It includes hits such as “Fever” and “Turn Blue.” The follow tour dates were taken from http://www.theblackkeys.com/turnblue? • 9/5 Columbus, OH* • 9/6 Cleveland, OH* • 9/7 Grand Rapids, MI* • 9/9 Milwaukee, WI* • 9/10 Louisville, […]

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Lana Del Rey- West Coast Video

Lana Del Rey finally released the much anticipated West Coast video. Many fans who loved her some of her previous music “Young and Beautiful” and “Born to Die” and “Blue Jeans,” and starring in two movies, Poolside and Tropico, fans of the new hit single will be happy. After making it into top 100 after […]

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Hunter Hayes: Storyline

As the full length album has just been released for digital and physical purchase. As a country artists signed to Atlantic Records- Nashville, performed his hit single “Invisible,” on the 2014 Grammy Award Show. As a Louisiana born, Nashville based singer, at age 22, with a successful record, it’s only hopeful promises from this point […]

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Fifth Harmony’s Summer Tour!

As a very popular group, Fifth Harmony will be performing in a summer 2014 tour. With ever growing popularity and fan base, many will be purchasing tickets. ‘“I can feel a wave beginning behind this group,”’ said The X Factor creator and judge Simon Cowell before Fifth Harmony performed their version of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” […]

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Pearl Jam Tour Summer 2014

As the classic band starts to tour in the next couple of weeks, with their recent album release, many performances are ready sold out. With a number of shows in cities abroad, such as Amsterdam, Holland on June 16, Stockholm, Sweden on June 28, and Gdynia, Poland on July 3, 2014, it is advisable for […]

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Stream Lykke Li’s upcoming album ‘I Never Learn’

Featuring the songs, “No Rest for the Wicked”, “Gunshot” and “Love Me Like I’m not Made of Stone”, Swedish singer Lykke Li is set to release her third LP on May 5th. This album represents the final installment of the trilogy that started with her 2008 debut ‘Youth Novels‘ and ‘Wounded Rhymes’ in 2011. A […]

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