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BØRNS Makes His Debut With 'Dopamine'

BØRNS' Dopamine

Michigan-bred songwriter Garrett Borns — known by his stage name BØRNS — made his debut last week with Dopamine, a heavy psych-pop release that “bathes the pleasure centers,” the artist said in an interview with NPR. The pop singer first hit it big with his smash “Electric Love”—a track that Taylor Swift praised as an “instant classic”—and kept the dreamy synth vibe going with his 2014 EP Candy. With help from top producers Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey) and Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West), Dopamine bursts with lush vocals, pleasure-filled lyrics, and pure magic…

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An Evening With Coldplay

 

This past weekend, Coldplay hosted two secret shows at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, where they debuted and played their latest album, Ghost Stories, for the first time. I attended the Saturday concert, and needless to say the night couldn't have been more perfect. 

The band kicked off the evening with "Paradise" followed by "Clocks" to "get the crowd warmed up," Chris Martin mentioned. The venue was small and intimate, with a circular stage in the center of the room. Images projected onto the dome ceiling as lights and lasers accompanied the music, creating a grandiose feel for the openi…

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Hellogoodbye - "(Everything Is) Debatable"

Hellogoodbye are a five-piece indie pop band from Huntington Beach, CA. They formed in 2001 as a high school project for bandmates Forrest Kline and Jesse Kurvink, wooing girls and amusing their friends in the process. The young hopefuls would play local shows and mini-tours on the west coast, and after two years landed their first record deal with Drive-Thru Records. Their debut album, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, was released in 2006, which was a major staple in my music collection back in high school. I remember seeing them play a few times while on tour with Vans Warped Tour an…

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