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Fallbrooke

popYOUlarity.com: I see you’re looking for a lead guitarist—how has that search been going? Eric: To be honest, not so good. We went through four different guitar players this year during the recording process of this album, one of the people being my own brother. It has really slowed things down. Either we find someone who is highly talented but lacks the right mindset or someone who is an awesome person b ...

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Natalie

Popyoularity.com: How do you think that your new tracks stand out compared to your previous stuff? Natalie: I think on the new tracks my producer and I came to a conclusion that I need to work on my dance back round, so although my previous records have been kind of R&B driven and full of pop ballads, my new material will not only focus on the pop and R&B crowds, but it will also reach the dance cro ...

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Brett Dennen

popYOUlarity:Are there any specific expectations you have for yourself when you’re writing? Brett:I want to be as honest as possible in a way that people can relate to. I want to make strong statements in a way that people can easily understand. popYOUlarity:Can you talk about the artistic growth you experienced through the creation and recording of “Hope for the Hopeless”? Brett:I felt myself broaden. It f ...

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zerobridge

popYOUlarity.com: How do you feel the response has been so far to the release of a single a month? Do you think that has helped the band get your music out there to a larger audience who may not have heard of you before? Din:It’s too early to tell but I think the response so far has been quite positive. For a band at our level that is trying to be heard among the vast majority of other bands that are out th ...

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Nat Jay

popYOUlarity:ABC’s Men in Trees and "Love When I Can," how exactly did that happen? Nat Jay:I was doing some extra work on the set of the L word and anyone who does extra work kind of knows that you make a friend for the day. So I made a friend for the day with a guy who turned out to be an actor. I had this three-song demo that I was giving out to everybody and their dog. I gave one to him and he took it h ...

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Adaline

popYOUlarity: Is there a song on the album you regard as pivotal — a song that pointed to the sound you wanted, or said what you wanted the album (“Famous For Fire”) to say? Adaline:I think a lot of people will find the album to be quite eclectic sounding; there are a lot of different styles and variations going on. So, as far as one song telling the direction of the album, I wouldn’t say so much. I think t ...

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Gena Perala

popYOUlarity: Are you trying to prove anything with “This Ain’t Pretty”? Gena:No popYOUlarity: Do you believe that regardless of how blissful or turbulent life can be, that if you have faith, love and devotion, all can be healed, which in turn are precursors for creating a good album? Gena:That’s a complicated question…If it’s simply about creating a good album –well, I don’t think there are any precursors, ...

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Skookum

  popYOUlarity: What were some of the major touchstones of 2007 for you? Audie: Major highlights in 2007 for SKOOKUM: established a solid line-up, the release of our debut album, and being a part of New Music West. Shiny: Joining the band, establishing the camaraderie and friendships, and putting a new spin on the Skookum sound, and new music for recording. Vanman: We went through a difficult period of line ...

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Elias

  Brian and Rob sit down for coffee and a chat with popYOUlarity popYOUlarity:How much pressure do you guys put on yourselves? Elias:A ton— definitely way too much. Enough so that we can barely sleep at night, and are shaking through out the day. popYOUlarity:Is that pressure what you need to keep you going? Elias:We are perfectionists about our music, so approaching it with that much pressure is a necessar ...

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The Painted Birds

popYOUlarity: What were some of the major touchstones of 2007 for you? Dominique: Basically the whole album and the whole process going in. Also, deciding together as the three of us to go all in, and choosing our producer Shawn Cole. He also produced “We Say Party, You Say Die.” When we started working with him, we realized that he was the right man for the job. Also, just going to the studio and through t ...

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