Hurts - Wonderful Life

Handpicked: Hurts – Wonderful Life

  Hurts is a British electro and synthpop duo consisting of Theo Hutchcraft (vocals) and Adam Anderson (synthesizers).  The duo reached international fame when they’re self-made music video for “Wonderful Life” went viral on YouTube in 2009 and now has over 21 million views. This is pop music, done the right way. Enjoy!  

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The Apex Theory - Topsy-Turvy

Handpicked: The Apex Theory – That’s All!

With all of us taking a break over the weekend for the holiday, I’ve fallen a bit behind on this. Oh well, time to move forward! Today’s selection comes from a very underrated Armenian rooted band called the Apex Theory (now known as Mt. Helium).  The Apex Theory received a lot of attention when they […]

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Free Download: Glitchbusters (Loom In Essence Ghostbusters REMIX)

Aaron Bjerke, aka Loom In Essence, is a DJ and friend of mine who is coming to play another show in Central Wisconsin this upcoming Friday (December 2).  Great personality, and great at what he does, here’s a little more about Loom In Essence… Loom In Essence seeks to make music meant for both body […]

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The Toadies - Hell Below / Stars Above

Handpicked: The Toadies – Plane Crash

Most people that have heard of The Toadies have most likely only heard the song “Possum Kingdom” from the album Rubberneck.  After a few mishaps, the band released a follow up album in 2001 called Hell Below / Stars Above. I’m very surprised the follow up album didn’t do as well as I thought it […]

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julien-k - Kick the Bass

Handpicked: julien-k – Kick the Bass

Take the band Orgy, add some pop and additional elements of electronic music influenced by the likes of Depeche Mode and The Chemical Brothers and you get julien-k. Created by former Orgy guitarists Ryan Shuck (vocals, guitar) and Amir Derakh (guitars, synths), the band is the juxtaposition of Orgy post-Vapor Transmission, where the opposing direction […]

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The Normal - TVOD

Handpicked: The Normal – Warm Leatherette

“Warm Leatherette” is the b-side to the only single ever released by Daniel Miller, using the alias The Normal.  The song is significant for a number of reasons; first, it’s an excellent example of early Industrial and Gothic music. Second, the release of the single “TVOD” (Television Overdose) that features the song was the gateway […]

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Arctic Monkeys - The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

Handpicked: Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

Honestly, I haven’t heard much from this band, other than catching their set before the Foo Fighters the Sunday night of Lollapalooza. I was really impressed with their live show, and the song “The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala”. It really stuck out and turned me into a fan of the band, which is why I picked […]

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SOiL - Re.De.Fine

Handpicked: Soil – Redefine

I’m not the most vocal about some of my metal and heavier rock tastes, but they do exist. One day, I got the idea to revisit some songs by the band SOiL. I’ve always enjoyed them instrumentally and vocally. Today’s song of the day comes from SOiL’s third album, Re.De.Fine. and is the title track from […]

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George Michael - Careless Whisper

Under the Covers, Vol. 8

Last week we were graced with a special version of Under the Covers from filmmaker and director, Erik Cieslewicz, who put together a compilation of covers by Tetrastar. This week, we resume the traditional path with some unearthed covers of some great songs. Seether – “Careless Whisper” (George Michael) “Careless Whisper” is a 1984 single […]

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Fireworks - Gospel

Fireworks – “Gospel”

  Fireworks has been my favorite pop punk band for some time now. I got into them in the summer of 2008, starting with their EP, We Are Everywhere, which I still consider to be my favorite EP ever. They really emerged as one of the top bands in the genre with their first full length […]

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