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We here at Pure Pop Radio have got so much new music to report on–so many new songs and artists now playing in rotation on our air–that we thought it best to…no, we thought it nothing less than vital that we group it all together in one big ball and blast it out to you next week, our devoted listeners and readers.
And so we shall: Next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday–March 8, 9 and 10–we’ll be talking about the seemingly endless parade of new songs and artists we’ve been adding to our playlist. Wonderful, melodic, harmonic, singable, danceable music!
All this and our regular specialty programs will be back where they’ve always belonged: Ken Michaels’ weekly Beatles spectacular, Every Little Thing; Brian Bringelson’s long player celebration, Needle Meets Vinyl; and the premiere, weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today, hosted by Every Little Thing‘s Ken Michaels, Beatles Examiner‘s Steve Marinucci, Beatlefan‘s Al Sussman, and musicologist, and Beatlefan writer, Allan Kozinn.
So…a whole lot of new music and our regular specialty shows are coming to your town next week. It’s going to be a Pure Pop Radio kind of week!
And, looking ahead, keep an ear out for a slate of all-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation shows featuring…aw, that would be telling! You’re going to love them!
See you on the radio!
Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below. (And dig our new, coolness-adorned logo from musician Jamie Grant (McPherson/Grant)!)
It’s time to rejoice! Set your Internet radio devices on stun, ’cause we’re setting off five days worth of melodic pop fireworks next week on Pure Pop Radio. Beginning next Monday, June 30, and continuing through next Friday, July 4, we’re adding new songs to the Pure Pop Radio playlist each and every day. We’re practically bursting at the seams with great new sounds that we can’t wait to bring to your ears!
We’ll be posting here on the Pure Pop Radio website every day, listing the newly-added tunes with glee. We can’t wait for you and you and you too to find out what’s been cooking in the Pure Pop Radio music laboratory.
…there will be one of our famous mega-adds to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. Lots of very cool artists and sumptuous, hook-filled songs with catchy choruses, glorious harmonies, and so much more that we can hardly contain ourselves! Yes, the tunes will be added tomorrow. In the afternoon? Sure, that sounds good to us. Be here for the unveiling of the latest songs to be added to your home for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe…Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio!
We’ve gone and done it again: We’ve added 20 more songs by 8 different artists to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. There’s nothing stopping us!
What’s new? Here’s the rundown:
* Andrea Perry – “I’m So Jealous (of Abigail Bellus).” Hot on the heels of her latest album release, the awesome 4, we’ve added Andrea’s latest song to some pretty good company. We love Andrea at Pure Pop Radio; this song is another marvelous example of just how very good she is.
* The Newds – “Go Getter,” “Mr. Happy Sunshine,” and “Chasing Shadows” (from the band’s latest release, Ready). The Newds have knocked it out of the park with some fine, catchy pop songs that really do the trick.
* The Zags – “Tattoo.” This is the brand new single from the group, a wonderful pop confection you’re going to love.
* Toxic Melons – “Change the World,” “More or Less,” “Not in Love,” and “Take Me (Radio Edit).” These are tracks from the band’s upcoming album, Bus Therapy. There’s a kool Kickstarter campaign going on that you might want to get in on. Check it out! You’ll be glad you did!
* Caddy – “Something About Carina.” This is brand new from the band’s forthcoming album, The Better End. Very Teenage Fanclub, and we know you like that sort of thing!
* Marc Platt – “I Dreamed I Saw the Beatles.” Very cool tune from an artist who’s quickly becoming a favorite around these parts. Very Fab, too!
* Markus Holler – “Little Pretender,” “Blind,” “Let Me Run,” “I Don’t Wanna Live Here,” “Ways of Love,” and “Tell Me” (from Markus’s 2002 album, Achin’ for Summer). The head honcho at Sugarbush Records lets his power pop flag fly on this wonderful album, new to Pure Pop Radio. Superb stuff!
* Third of Never – “Green Roses,” “Life Saver,” and “Indian.” Great power pop, co-produced by The Grip Weeds’ Kurt Reil, who also plays several instruments on the album.
Tune in and sample the wonders of these and the more than 4,300 songs now playing in rotation. Dig in now!
We’ve been busier than ever fattening up our little playlist, though it’s not so little anymore! During the past few weeks, we added 414 songs from 135 melodic pop artists. That’s 414 songs from 136 albums, singles, and EP’s. That’s almost a day’s worth of music streaming out to the masses on Pure Pop Radio. So now our library is nearly 4,300 songs strong. Wow, huh?
Here’s the scoop on the artists whose latest tunes are now streaming in rotation (take a deep breath, ’cause this is going to knock your socks clean off!):
Terry Draper (“The Tea Horse Road,” the new single from his forthcoming album), Vegas With Randolph (special Pure Pop Radio version of “Snow Day”), Tricia and Dana Countryman (glorious harmonies and delicious melodies), and the following fine musical folks:
8 x 8, The Bye Bye Blackbirds, The CRY!, DC Cardwell, Pop is Art, Wesley Stace, Redd Kross, The Flamin’ Groovies, Nick Piunti, Squeeze, Nick Capaldi, John Paul Keith, Butch Walker, Goldspot, Lucas Bartlett, Any Version of Me, Chris Stamey, Hilly Michaels, Caddy, Jeff Litman, The Pendletones (featuring Wyatt Funderburk), Timmy Sean and the Celebrities, Shaun Cassidy, The Chapin Sisters, The Fratellis, The Taters, Throwback Suburbia, Wiretree, Dana Countryman, Second Saturday (featuring Wyatt Funderburk), Radio Days, the Leftovers (featuring Kurt Baker), and…
The Longplayer, Orchestra, The Brigadier, Hector and the Leaves, Paul McCartney, Scot Sax, The Solicitors, The Floor Models, Del Shannon, The Charlie Watts Riots, The Del Zorros, The Real Impossibles, The Connection, Gleeson, The Most, Ron Flynt, Harry Nilsson, Dee Long, the Paley Brothers, Lily and Madeleine, The Britannicas, Caryl Parry Jones and Christian Phillips (The Sonic Executive Sessions), The Cool Whips, and…
Songs from the Del Shannon Tribute: Songwriter Volume 1 by Kelley Ryan, Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Smalley, Carla Olson and Peter Case, The Britannicas, The Drysdales, Richard Snow, The Rubinoos, Overlord and Don Dixon; Jimmy Haber (no relation!), Brinsley Schwarz, songs from It Was 50 Years Ago Today: A Tribute to the Beatles Vol. 1 by Goddo, the Lolas, Sun PK and Tom Hooper; Brendan Benson, the 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco, Longplayer, The Grapes, and…
The New Trocaderos, the Well Wishers, Sgt. Popgrass, Eytan Mirsky, the New Amsterdams, Bee Gees, The Len Price 3, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, Georgia Fields, Michael Simmons, Jasko, Magic Eight Ball, The Miles, Airwaves, The Crickets, Jake Bugg, Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, the Little Stevies, Dave Edmunds, and…
Songs from Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect: A Prefab Sprout Tribute by Scott McPherson (Liar’s Club) and the great Andrea Perry, Jay Stansfield, Scott Gagner, Marc Platt, Bob Kemmis, Greg Pope, Jellyfish, The Amazing Pink Things (featuring Dana Countryman), the Magic Theatre, Thomas McConnell, Ben Smith, Missing Palmer West, Wise and Foolish Builders, Math and Physics Club, Jeff Lynne, Jeff Thomas’s All-Volunteer Army, Katie Goes to Tokyo, and…
The Grip Weeds, Richard X. Heyman, Kelly Jones, The Knobs, Gary Ritchie, The Doughboys, Candy Butchers, Pezband, David Brookings, The Pengwins, The Beat Rats, Epicycle, The Nomads, Brandon Schott and Andy Reed, Marshall Holland, Identical Suns, The Allrightniks, Ruthann Friedman, and…
Songs from Book a Trip 2: More Psych Pop Sounds of Capitol Records by Timothy Clover, Unforscene, James Fleming, New Kicks, Griffin, and the Surf Symphony; and–whew!–the Beatles.
Well, that’s a mouthful, huh?! All of these songs are now playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio. All 4,279 of them. That’s a huge library of great melodic pop songs playing in rotation for you, 24 hours a day. Tune in, turn on and treat your ears to the greatest melodic pop music in the world! Enjoy!