Category: Music

Land of Talk – ‘Life After Youth’ (album review)

Land of Talk – ‘Life After Youth’ (album review)

When Land of Talk – the Montreal-based outfit led by Elizabeth Powell – first arrived on the scene in the mid-2000s, they were one of Canada’s most electrifying and uncompromising indie pop-rock bands. They were confident, even borderline brash, and fans embraced them wholeheartedly. They were going to be the next great band from Montreal, battling alongside Arcade Fire and […]

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Mt. Wolf – ‘Aetherlight’ (album review)

Mt. Wolf – ‘Aetherlight’ (album review)

Mt. Wolf have taken the circuitous path to indie success. They exploded out of the gate in 2012 with their debut EP, Life Size Ghost. But instead of capitalizing on the hype by immediately releasing a full-length album, they opted to take the slow, gradual path. A succession of singles and remixes and three other EPs would follow within a […]

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The Matinee May 29th

The Matinee May 29th

The Matinee May 29th includes 6 new tracks to accompany anyone that might be sharing a holiday today. If you are not observing Memorial Day this Monday, we hope this gets you through your work day with a bit of extra energy. We have artists representing Canada, The US and the UK today. Beauty Sleep – “All In” (Belfast, Northern […]

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Saturday Sampler May 27th

Saturday Sampler May 27th

Saturday Sampler May 27th once again goes global for some fine, new music delicacies. There are some familiar names on the list, and a handful of newcomers that blew us away. Hopefully, they will do the same for you and expanding your musical palette in the process.   DBFC – “Disco Coco” (Paris, France & Manchester, England) RIYL: Daft Punk, […]

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Lanikai – “Motor Inn” (video premiere)

Lanikai – “Motor Inn” (video premiere)

A year ago, rising Canadian indie-pop duo Imaginary Cities announced they were taking a hiatus. For how long the break will last is unknown, but this doesn’t mean the band members have completely separated themselves from making new music. In November of 2016, Marti Sarbit released her debut, solo EP under the moniker Lanikai, which had critics applauding its retro-inspired, […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th kicks off the long weekend with nine amazing new music singles. Most of these songs will get you up (and possibly off) your feet, but there are a couple of songs that will have you contemplating your existence. Black Sonic Revolver – “So Many Ways” (Manchester, England) RIYL: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Bass Drum of Death, Night […]

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Quinn Devlin & the Bridge Street Kings – ‘Sweet Thursday’ (EP review)

Quinn Devlin & the Bridge Street Kings – ‘Sweet Thursday’ (EP review)

As time passes, Quinn Devlin is finding more ways to welcome us to his inner world. This time he’s opened his doors to optimism and four new tunes that will make you want to walk out in the sunset and dance. In a perfect marriage between Bad Company and Van Morrison, Quinn Devlin & the Bridge Street Kings‘ new EP, Sweet […]

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The Matinee May 25th

The Matinee May 25th

The Matinee May 25th edition gets the weekend started early with nine songs that will blow you away. Some are ferocious anthems and others will have you uttering three letters, “OMG”. Let’s get to it shall we. Bergfilm – “Nostalgic Love” (Cologne, Germany) RIYL: David Bowie, Joseph of Mercury, David Byrne It’s not often we say this but… don’t pay […]

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Burning Motherfuckers – “Rolling on the Sound of Silence’” (video premiere)

Burning Motherfuckers – “Rolling on the Sound of Silence’” (video premiere)

It wasn’t long ago when a popular music site anointed Norway as the new center of indie-pop innovation (and we would agree). The Nordic country is also home to some of the most creative rock music on the planet. By rock, we mean the breadth of the vast  – metal, doom, garage, indie, and on and on. In some cases, […]

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Gothic Tropic – ‘Fast or Feast’ (album review)

Gothic Tropic – ‘Fast or Feast’ (album review)

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.” ~~~ Christopher Walken Unpredictability has defined Cecilia Della Peruti since she started her project Gothic Project in 2011. Her debut EP revolved around neo-psychedelia while the singles she has released the past two years have been wide-ranging. Indie pop, electro-rock, synth-pop, or R&B-infused pop, she’s done it all and with aplomb. Given her […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 24th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 24th

Since this week began with more unsettling news, the Melodic Tonic May 24th edition features five songs to nourish your heart and soul. Featuring artists from England, Netherlands, Russia, and the USA, these melodies offer the rhythmic repose we all need.   Artificial Waves – “Rising Soul” (Moscow, Russia) RIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Caspian Ambient instrumental music has healing properties. One spin of […]

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Phenomenal Creature – ‘Vettenvalvoja’ (album premiere)

Phenomenal Creature – ‘Vettenvalvoja’ (album premiere)

Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Phenomenal Creature claim a modern folk genre, but deliver well beyond its traditional boundaries.There’s a touch of rock, a snippet of classical, a moment of punk and even a sprinkling of electro, delivered through strings of all sizes. Yet the sound they offer on Vettenvalvoja has an almost-live quality, achieved through the old-school expedient of recording […]

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The Matinee May 23rd

The Matinee May 23rd

The Matinee has nine pretty awesome – o.k., really awesome new music singles. There is a nice range of genres, including a surprisingly ambient electronic track if you so desire. Baby Strange – “Play Me” (Glasgow, Scotland) RIYL: The Clash, The Libertines, Palma Violets When we heard from Scottish trio BABY STRANGE two months ago when they released “Motormind”, we […]

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PUMAROSA – ‘The Witch’ (album review)

PUMAROSA – ‘The Witch’ (album review)

For more than two years, PUMAROSA have been thrilling music listeners, including ourselves, with their spectacular brand of indie electro-rock. With each single released, it became apparent their music is equally made to buzz through the most secluded, underground night clubs and the cavernous confines of the world’s top theatres. Their popularity, in turn, gradually grew, and they have reached […]

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Aldous Harding – ‘Party’ (album review)

Aldous Harding – ‘Party’ (album review)

The art work for Aldous Harding‘s debut album featured the Lyttleton, New Zealand native. She is situated in a field of brush donning a Liquor Centre ball cap, and her face is solemn. The image provided insights into what Aldous Harding would be – a calm, serene collection of intimate folk music. Her sophomore album, Party, is like the flip […]

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The Matinee May 22nd

The Matinee May 22nd

The Matinee May 22nd includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure we have myriad of different sounds that will quench anyone’s appetite for impressive new music. Genres range from synthpop and indie rock. Artists represented today span Canada, The US and The UK. Adaline – “How Could We Know” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Broods, Phantogram, Oh Wonder “How Could We […]

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Saturday Sampler May 20th

Saturday Sampler May 20th

The Saturday Sampler May 20th edition is a musical feast. There is something for everyone today, and, as usual, it comes from different corners of the globe.   DWNTWN – “Bloodshot Eyes” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Hærts, Savoir Adore, Broods Indie pop band DWNTWN may hail from Los Angeles, but they have a rich musical pedigree. Front woman Jamie Leffler has music […]

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The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th has awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a myriad of tunes. Most are upbeat, so we hope today’s playlist kicks off the beginning to your weekend. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler, and then Sunday for our mega, mega playlist. Cigarettes After Sex – “Each Time You Fall In […]

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Fly My Pretties – “Closer” (video premiere)

Fly My Pretties – “Closer” (video premiere)

Every country has a band to call their own, where every single and album is fully embraced by the locals and every show is sold out. The fandom spans generations, as grandparents are attending gigs with their kids and grandchildren. In Canada, The Tragically Hip are that band. In Australia, The Jezabels and Cold Chisel would don the crowns. In […]

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Girlpool – ‘Powerplant’

Girlpool – ‘Powerplant’

Girlpool’s first record, Before The World Was Big, made a big splash when it was released. It featured mainly the duo of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker singing harmonies along with just bass and guitar. It was a great album, but felt like it could be expanded upon. On their brand new LP, Powerplant, Girlpool add so much to their […]

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