Author: Mates

Watch: Interview with LoneMoon, Luna, and Plasticman

We were fortunate to have an in-depth interview with LoneMoon about her just-released AOTY contender kit@Nai (pronounced kitanai like dirty in Japanese). Here’s what’s up. This album came largely in part from a bad year for LoneMoon, a year full of people bringing her down, some deceptively shallow relationships, and to paraphrase in my own

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Breaking Down the Best New Songs of the Week 8/4/20

Every week (ish) I update the Indie Pong playlist with the best tracks in the WORLD. I used to break it down every week but have been a bit lazy, and the requests and cyberbullying are getting to be too much for me, so here is your breakdown. You can follow along and get new

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Rina Sawayama is British: British-Japanese Breakout Star is Deemed Ineligible for 2 Top British Awards

Here are the bullet points: Rina Sawayama was born in Japan and then moved to the UK as a child, and has been living there for 25 years. Rina is signed to a UK record label and the album is recorded and mixed in the UK. You need a British passport to qualify for the Mercury Prize and the Brit Awards, the 2 biggest music awards in the UK.

Klo Pelgag – Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs

As far as albums that I can’t understand the lyrics to go this album is a solid 10. You’d think it would just be downhill from the album’s centerpiece single Umami but it just keeps getting better. Think Yelle 2.0 but like… better? This was one of those albums for me where I flagged the

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Naeem’s ‘Startisha’ Was Worth The Wait

PSA (that I stole from Daw): Sign petitions, donate, and if you’re able to, march. Action in the face of an oppressive system is a moral and civic responsibility, and this should never be taken lightly. If you are looking for ways to get involved, here is an action card from Black Lives Matter that is

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