Premiere: Tommy - "Why Did I Say Goodbye? (feat. Sally Shapiro)"

Mystery loves company. If you're not already formally acquainted, Swedish duo Sally Shapiro (otherwise known as the collaboration between vocalist Sally and her production partner Johan Agebjörn) is responsible for supplying us with album after album of dreamy disco lushness; a brilliant blend of…


On Sally Shapiro's 'Somewhere Else'...

Guess what? The new Sally Shapiro record, Somewhere Else, is very good! In case you’re under the impression that Sally Shapiro is content three albums deep into her career, she’s not. “The title describes the recurrent theme in the music and my life, to somehow never be satisfied with what you…


Sally Shapiro Returns in February with 'Somewhere Else'

Sally Shapiro: The essential late night companion. For those unfamiliar, the Swedish-based (thus, already perfect) electronic duo has been pumping out lush, midnight drive-friendly Italo disco tunes for years now, including their much-buzzed about 2007 debut Disco Romance and 2009's icy My Guilty…


Introduucing...Catcall!

Meet Catcall. Née Catherine Kelleher, the Australian chanteuse released her first single, “Swimming Pool,” last year to rave reviews. “Swimming Pool” is an uncanny slice of Italo disco-referencing indie dance in the vein of Sally Shapiro or the Golden Filter; the track was helmed by GLOVES, the…


The Nicola Roberts B-Side "Porcelain Heart" Is Arguably Even More Amazing Than The Single

Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts--or, as PopJustice rightfully suggests we call her, NICOLA FUCKING ROBERTS, has released one of the best singles of the year, "Beat Of My Drum." For those who pre-ordered the single on iTunes UK (which just went on sale at midnight tonight in the UK), the song…


Bittersweet: Two New Tracks Surface from Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Upcoming Album, 'Make A Scene'

Oh, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. After over six months (and counting!), the British disco queen's highly anticipated fourth studio album, Make A Scene, continues to lie in limbo, facing a seemingly endless series of push-backs and delays. As the record remains but a twinkling star in the far-off…


Introduucing...Caroline Lufkin!

Genre: Dream-pop, shoegaze, indie electronica For Fans Of: Sally Shapiro, Late Night Alumni, M83, Imogen Heap I first discovered Caroline Lufkin back in freshman year of college. I'd heard nothing about her, except that she was the sister of J-Pop star Olivia Lukin (who I absolutely adore).…


Now Streaming: Anoraak ft. Sally Shapiro - Don't Be Afraid

Frederic Riviere, otherwise known as Anoraak, is a French "producer/singer/multi-instrumentalist." While his biography includes the phrases "indebted to Italo disco" and "M83 on Ecstasy," it wasn't until I saw the words "featuring Sally Shapiro" that I was sold. Click below to stream "Don't Be…


Sunday Girl: Self Control (Laura Branigan Cover)

I first heard about Sunday Girl thanks to a brief PopJustice feature posted back in late March regarding the singer's largely brilliant debut (buzz?) single, "Four Floors." Today, I received an e-mail about the singer's next move, a cover of Laura Branigan's "Self Control," which you can now hear…


Stream This Album: Parallels' Visionaries

While passing through the PopJustice forums, I stumbled upon a post mentioning the Toronto-based band, Parallels. While I didn't (and admittedly, still don't) know much about the group at the time, I now know this: their debut is amazing. Visionaries, the band's debut album released on February 6,…


Dying in Africa with Sally Shapiro and Nicolas Makelberge.

Image courtesy of YlvaLindberg.com. Today, Paper Bag Records celebrates its Sweet 7 in the industry (as a certain bunch of 'Babes might say) with the release of a free cover album, featuring many of its recording artists. Among the tracks? Sally Shapiro's "Dying in Africa." Yep--it's a cover!…


Sally Shapiro's "Love In July" Is As Good As Its Cover Art.

You can now head to Sally Shapiro's MySpace to hear "Love In July" streaming in full. Apparently, cute FailWhales translate into heaven sent, Italo-disco goodness. My Guilty Pleasure will be out on August 25, which is but a cruel date in the distance. Give me my love in July... Click below to…