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Album Giveaway: Mariah Carey – “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse”

Pop superstar Mariah Carey will release her new album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, which is her fourteenth overall studio release, on May 27, 2014 by Def Jam. The record features production from Rodney Jerkins, Jermaine Dupri, David Morales, Hit-Boy and Atlanta-based producer Mike Will Made It, and includes contributions from Miguel, Nas, Fabolous, and Carey’s twins Moroccan and Monroe. Speaking ... Read More »

Giveaway: Win a Copy of Chromeo’s New Album “White Women”!


French-Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo has released their brand new studio album, White Women, on iTunes. The album sees the self-proclaimed “Larry David of Funk” outfit writing and recording their most fully realized body of work to date, honing in on a sound that highlights their indie hero legacy while paying homage to some of their greatest artistic inspirations by way ... Read More »

Out singer-songwriter Ariana Castelli Releases Debut Single “Love Is Love”


Out singer/songwriter Ariana Castelli has released her debut single, “Love is Love,” on iTunes. The melodic, energetic and emotionally empowering single was written by Ariana Castelli and remixed by DJ Paige. Inspired by Ariana’s real-life struggles as a member of the LGBTQ community, the song re-imagines club music as an outlet for cultural diversification and liberation. Directed by Kate Balandina, the ... Read More »

Dolly Parton Performs “9 to 5″ Live On “The Today Show”

Dolly Parton Performs "9 to 5" Live On "The Today Show"

While out promoting her new studio album, Blue Smoke, iconic country music superstar Dolly Parton stopped by The Today Show to perform her classic single “9 To 5.” The song, which is one of the very few Billboard chart songs to feature the sound of a clicking typewriter, topped the singles chart in the winter of 1980. Dolly released Blue Smoke ... Read More »

Album Review: Britney Spears – “Britney Jean”

Album Review: Britney Spears - "Britney Jean"

As the genre’s leading female vocalist for well over a decade, it’s hard not to have high expectations for a new Britney Spears’ record. That being said, in retrospect, the news that Britney’s new album, Britney Jean, featured acting as executive producer should have served as fair warning; but I was willing to overlook this when I heard she ... Read More »

Single Review: Christian Burns & Paul van Dyk – “We Are Tonight”

One of the highlights found on former BBMak member Christian Burns’ debut solo album, Simple Modern Answers, is his fantastic collaboration with dance music heavyweight Paul van Dyk on the track “We Are Tonight”. When you combine all the talent involved with “We Are Tonight”, you’re bound to get something pretty special. With its soaring melody, glimmering beats, pulsing bassline ... Read More »

Queer Pop History Spotlight: Bronski Beat – “Smalltown Boy”

Bronski Beat

Helmed by the distinctive falsetto of vocalist Jimmy Somerville, openly gay pop music trio Bronski Beat couldn’t help but stand out amongst the tremendous number of synthpop bands beginning to saturate the market in the early-mid 80s. Much like the distinctive sound of Pet Shop Boys’ vocalist Neil Tennant, Somerville’s voice is instantaneously recognizable. Though the band scored several UK ... Read More »

Single Review: Guinevere – “Ran For My Life”

Those of you who have been following me over the past few years may remember Guinevere from the Dave Aude remix I premiered for her single “Crazy Crazy” over on Allure of Sound. Well, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The good news is that the pop singer is back with a new single titled “Ran For ... Read More »

Tegan and Sara Release “Goodbye, Goodbye” Music Video

Canadian identical twin-sister duo Tegan and Sara have released the music video for their new single “Goodbye, Goodbye”. The song is the third single to be lifted from their fantastic seventh studio album, “Heartthrob,” which was released earlier this year. Goodbye, Goodbye is a sound off about rejection and the empowerment of shutting someone out after a break-up, but it’s ... Read More »