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Tokyo, JapanOomori Seiko: Bubbly J-pop with a Sinister Side
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Oomori Seiko: Bubbly J-pop with a Sinister Side

August 29, 2014
There are two sides to Oomori Seiko, and the one that’s easier to find online doesn’t paint a complete picture of her. Watching one of her official music videos reveals a woman wearing colorful clothes...
Chile Wave: 6 Chilean Artists Headed Your Way
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Chile Wave: 6 Chilean Artists Headed Your Way

Chile has always been a hotbed for great rock and roll, folk and nueva canción, but in the last decade pop — the shiny, synth-filled, dance floor-ready kind — has been dominating the landscape. Acts like...
Los Angeles, United StatesLa Santa Cecilia: For the Love of Music
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La Santa Cecilia: For the Love of Music

There’s no denying that 2014 is so far a fruitful and progressive year for La Santa Cecilia. The Los Angeles-based quartet has become a force to be reckoned with: the band recently went major and signed to Universal Music, released a critically...
Kingston, JamaicaJesse Royal Heads for the Reggae Throne
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Jesse Royal Heads for the Reggae Throne

At just 24-years old, Jamaican singer Jesse Royal has been performing music for almost his entire life. As a youth, Royal would sing in a church choir while his grandma played the organ. By his teenage years, Royal was regularly covering Ziggy Marley...
Washington D.C., United StatesMary Timony’s Ex Hex Rips into Power Pop
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Mary Timony’s Ex Hex Rips into Power Pop

Oh, Mary Timony. She’s unfailing in every one of her rock ‘n’ roll efforts, from the Mary Timony Band to Wild Flag to Autoclave and Helium back in the '90s. Be it nuances of math rock or jangle-pop or punk, Timony’s stellar touch is steadfast. Maybe the...