Rich Ragany & The Disgressions “Like We’ll Never Make It”

It seems like Rich Ragany (The ROLE MODELS) never stops to write songs! On this first solo album, he got some help from musicians who played with The GLITTERATI, UK SUBS, SCOTT SORRY BAND, etc. The album starts very quietly with "To The Sea", then slowly moves to some very melodic indie pop with "The... Continue Reading →

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The Stick Arounds “Ways To Hang On”

"Ways To Hang On" is the second album of Michigan's THE STICK AROUNDS although the members of the band have been playing together for 8 years and played in many bands before. This is American melodic rock influenced by powerpop. You can hear some REPLACEMENTS influences, or even early REM ("Better Off Like This") and... Continue Reading →

Outtacontroller “No Echo” 7″

4 songs of modern powerpop made-in Canada! Whether the band mixes glammy beats to '77 punk guitars ("Prime Time") or purposely choses to sound Californian pop ("Cheap Leather Jacket"), OUTTACONTROLLER do it well and still manages to sound fresh! There's also some 90s guitar touches in "You'll Get Yours", and a song like "Something Wild"... Continue Reading →

The Forty Nineteens “Good Fortune”

California has always been a good place for powerpop, and this is no exception. Opening song "And Such And Such" displays great songwriting skills from the start and reminds me a bit of DRAMARAMA. "Easy Come Easy Go" mixes 60s garage to 70s punk rock energy, a song like "Another Day" won't have any problems... Continue Reading →

Role Models “Dance Moves”

Three albums in three years, so here is the third one! "Evangeline" opens on a darker note than what we used to hear on the two previous albums, but you'll still find this "American indie rock melancholy" touch in the chorus (think of SOUL ASYLUM or The REPLACEMENTS.) "I Want More", "Empire State", and "Feel... Continue Reading →

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