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Balduin and Flake

Balduin “All in A Dream” Balduin is a bit of a mystery man from Switzerland,  but for lovers of retro pop this is one of the best recreations of psychedelic music I’ve heard. Heavily influenced by British pop of the late 60’s, Balduin performs these songs on a plethora of period instruments (sitar, mellotron, harpsichord, […]

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Michael Carpenter, The Pengwins and Jack Skuller

While I rarely highlight singles, a lot of them have reached my inbox lately.  I wanted to share and even though I didn’t “rate” them, they are most worthy of your attention: Michael Carpenter “Too Late/I’ve Been Lovin’ You” A long-time favorite of this blog, Michael Carpenter has returned to the studio, and he’s taken […]

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Free Music Friday: Cricketbows, The Crush and Vira Casaca

Cricketbows – We’ve featured Cricketbows before, so now these semi-exclusive demo tracks are being hosted by Power Popaholic at a “name-your-price” option. These songs will be part of Cricketbow’s next album release of 2014. Just listen to the lyrics of “Raised On Rock and Roll.” It’s pretty damn sweet. The Crush – This unsigned Seattle […]

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The Power Popaholic Interview: Eric Barao

Eric Barao is a singer-songwriter from Massachusetts, who just finished his debut LP with the help of recording engineer Ducky Carlisle (Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi) and singer-songwriter Bleu. Listen to the interview here or in our interview section. Even better, buy his album here.

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Jacco Gardener and Luke Potter

Jacco Gardener “Cabinet of Curiosities” Amsterdam native Gardener, has a talent for brilliant baroque pop using studio techniques perfected in the late 60’s psychedelic era. That means our opening harpsichord melody in “Clear The Air” is a bit like Phil Spector producing The Zombies latest single. “The One Eyed King” arrangements are lush and airy, […]

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