Sure, Juliette Commagere’s “Big Star” is synth-pop. Hit play and one of the first things you’ll notice are the track’s larger-than-life keys à la M83 and CHVRCHES. But then Juliette comes in. And while “Big Star’s” instrumentals have you soaring through the night sky, the LA songstress’ soothing, comforting — nurturing even — vocals are […]

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Earn some musical history bonus points with this late-great band from Memphis. I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to post on Big Star, as there is no other band that more perfectly embodies everything that I stand for. Big Star wouldn’t be my desert island pick, Neil Young wins that contest, with The Beatles/Paul […]

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