New on Pure Pop Radio 2-24-21: The Sun Sawed in 1/2 is Beach Bound, Philip B. Price is in Lockdown, and Lee Feldman is On the Road

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio The Sun Sawed in 1/2 | “Beaches in Bali” (2021)One of five songs to appear on Beaches in Bali, the first of three EPs being released this year by the vaunted St. Louis popsters the Sun Sawed in 1/2 (alongside “Dear Always,” “Dried Cherry Blossoms,” “Good King of … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 2-24-21: The Sun Sawed in 1/2 is Beach Bound, Philip B. Price is in Lockdown, and Lee Feldman is On the Road

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Three: The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness (Andrew Taylor and Gonzalo Marcos)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness, the wonderfully-named band bringing together the considerable talents of Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor and El Palacio de Linares’s Gonzalo Marcos, has just released their second collection of virtually peerless harmony-infused melodic pop songs, Songs from Another Life, a title which seems to be … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Three: The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness (Andrew Taylor and Gonzalo Marcos)

New on Pure Pop Radio 2-17-21: Ken Sharp Kisses Paul and Gene, The Legal Matters Return, and Kenny Herbert Prescribes Love

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Ken Sharp | “Hold Me, Touch Me” and “Mr. Make Believe” (2021)Despite never having been a member of the KISS Army, I remember greeting the simultaneous release on September 17, 1978 of four KISS solo albums with some measure of curiosity, even though I was a defiant non-fan … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 2-17-21: Ken Sharp Kisses Paul and Gene, The Legal Matters Return, and Kenny Herbert Prescribes Love

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Two: Terry Draper on Getting Lost

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Terry Draper and I, after innumerable back-and-forths broadcast over the years on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, find ourselves back together again chatting about Terry’s new album Lost, his best yet and, any way you look at it, one of the best melodic pop albums in recent memory. … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Two: Terry Draper on Getting Lost

New on Pure Pop Radio 2-4-21: Terry Draper’s Lost, Dave Caruso’s Radio-Friendly Radiophonic Supersonic and Astral Drive’s ’70s Rundgren Breeze, “Water Lilies,” Dazzle

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Terry Draper | Lost (2020)In dreams, captivated by the promise of a slate wiped clean, of the promise of better days, of being lost in a new world different enough from the old one to matter, of not having to look over your shoulder, you are safe, as … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 2-4-21: Terry Draper’s Lost, Dave Caruso’s Radio-Friendly Radiophonic Supersonic and Astral Drive’s ’70s Rundgren Breeze, “Water Lilies,” Dazzle

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode One: Dear Stella’s Stefanie Drexler

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio It is comforting to know that, even as a sudden burst of winter fury blankets the landscape outside the cramped yet comfortable Pure Pop Radio studio with snow, snow, snow, the forecast for the world inhabited by melodic pop musicians is maintaining its clear-skies-and-smooth-sailing posture–sailing more in the … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode One: Dear Stella’s Stefanie Drexler