Top 50 Albums of 2016

top50You’ve all been waiting, anxiously. Waiting for our arbitrary list of the opinion of four folks who run this site, and what we think were the best albums of 2016. It’s really really important. We’re going to make our site great again with this list. We’re going to win, bigly. But really, it’s just a list of the stuff we loved the most that we covered throughout this year on our site. The comment section is open, so feel free to tell us where we’ve gone wrong or what we’ve got right or anything else fitting. Read more

Still More from Ablebody

ablebodyYou know we love Ablebody, in fact, I’m pretty sure we’ve been covering the band for some time, even before we started hyping their new release, Adult Contemporaries. Today, that album is released into the world via Lolipop, so why not offer up another one of the album’s excellent tunes for you to absorb today. You’ll find yourself transported back to the times when R&B began to clash with electronic elements, using twinkling synths and riffs to accent each note of the crooned vocals. It’s one of those songs where we get to marvel at how the uncool has cycled back and made everything cool once again…plus, it’s a jam too! Grab the LP in your local shoppe today!

New Ablebody Video ft. Sean Nicholas Savge

We’re a few weeks away from the release of Ablebody‘s full-length release, Adult Contemporaries, and the band have offered up this new video for their latest single. This is the sort of dreamy pop I’ve come to expect from the band, with the video seemingly matching the album’s contemporary adult motif. There’s a softness to this track, which walks that fine line between indiepop and soulful R&B, which is probably owed to the beautiful touch of Sean Nicholas Savage‘s vocals. Look to get your hands on their new LP via Lolipop on October 14th.

Another Day, Another Hit from Ablebody

ableThe Hochheim brothers have honed their chops for quite some time, be it in their own projects or working in PoBPaH, so you know they’ve got the songwriting capabilities to make their latest band, Ablebody, a winner. I love the sound on the newest single, feeling vital to the current musical landscape while taking a lick or two from the darkened club hits of the 80s. Plus, it’s accompanied by a great video that you can check out HERE. The band will be releasing their debut full length, Adult Contemporaries, via Lolipop Records on October 14th.

Good to Hear Ablebody Back

Through various years of running this site, we’ve been fortunate to meet some great people, including the Hochheim twins. They just put up a new video for their Ablebody project, with the news that the song will be part of Adult Contemporaries, the band’s first LP. This song’s got those sharp guitar stabs that us indiepop fans adore, cool airy vocals and a light-hearted energy, immediately getting in my daily music rotation. Enjoy the song’s accompanying video below, and look for the new LP on October 14th via Lolipop Records.

Another New Track from Ablebody

ablebodyWe’ve shared many a great Ablebody tune with you over the last few years, and we’re back with yet another great tune to endorse the band.  This is the B-Side of the group’s new After Hours 7″, and I think that it shows a different side of the band…it’s less pop-centric.  The guitars have a darker tone to them, and the final mix makes them swirl, wrapping the song in a nice wash that enables the tune to be a sure-fire hit. If you didn’t/don’t catch the act on tour wit PoBPaH, then you can order the 7″ directly from the band, HERE.  Enjoy.

New Pop from Ablebody

ableIt’s been a little bit of time since we’ve posted anything from the group Ablebody, the project of the Hochheim brothers, who you’ll occasionally see as members of Pains of Being Pure at Heart.  Anyways, these guys are great, creating these perfect pieces of wistful pop, such as the track below, which is the A-Side to their forthcoming 7″.  The warmth of the backing “ahhs” do a wonderful job to add to the dreamy pop sensibility that is already present in the tune.  You can catch the band on tour supporting PoBPaH throughout the end of Spring, and order the 7″ HERE.

More Blissful Pop from Ablebody

3408002343-1Just a few weeks ago we talked to you about the upcoming release from Ablebody, the newest project of Christoph Hochheim. (formerly of Depreciation Guild/POBPAH).  I’m bringing you another excellent track from his upcoming All My Everybody EP, which will actually be available for everyone tomorrow.  On this latest single, there’s a subtle electronic undertone, built perfectly to accompany the gentle tonal quality in Christoph’s voice.  Slowly but surely he’s making a name for himself on his own, and after listening to this EP, it’s well deserved.