Category: Music

Leif Vollebekk – ‘Twin Solitude’

Leif Vollebekk – ‘Twin Solitude’

For a time, Leif Vollebekk was a drifter, constantly moving from city to city sharing his music. From dive bars to majestic concert halls to some of the biggest festivals in North America, the Montreal singer-songwriter only knew a life confined to asphalt and dodgy hotel rooms. Something changed inside him during this period, and Vollebekk embarked on a process […]

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First Impressions: Temples – ‘Volcano’ (album review)

First Impressions: Temples – ‘Volcano’ (album review)

Almost three years ago to the day, four young men released their debut album that would not only change their lives but would shake the music world. Temples‘ Sun Structures made psychedelic rock cool again. The album was an ear-popping gem that brought audiences back to the era of technicolor. Not surprisingly, Sun Structures was among the most critically acclaimed albums, […]

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The Matinee March 3rd

The Matinee March 3rd

The Matinee March 3rd include 6 new awesome tracks to get your weekend started off right. We have newcomers today, a couple of our favorites and a very legendary and established band. Tracks range from high energy rock to a chilled out vibe. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists represented today include Canada, the US, […]

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Novel Nature – “Yellowjacket” (single premiere)

Novel Nature – “Yellowjacket” (single premiere)

Every year, an artist or a band explodes, catching everyone by surprise. They come in all shapes and sizes, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages. Susan Boyle is the most unlikely individual to achieve fame in 2009. Sturgill Simpson is an indie cult icon for achieving success his way and with his unique take on outlaw country. Heck, who would […]

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Half Waif – ‘form/a’

Half Waif – ‘form/a’

It’s been an odd winter in New York, and a perfect time for a new Half Waif release. The weather boomerangs between warm and blizzard, never allowing you more than a week of wearing the same jacket. But it brings you to a middle ground – you find a coat that is warm enough to let you shiver to work but not so heavy that […]

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The Matinee March 2nd

The Matinee March 2nd

The Matinee March 2nd features a few familiar names and several names you ought to know. Eight songs are on tap, many which will get you ready for the arrival of spring.   Calvin Love – “Warm Blindness & A Cool Breeze” (Edmonton, Canada) RIYL: John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, American Wrestlers Last year, Canada lost a legend, an iconic figure […]

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Debs McCoy – ‘For David’

Debs McCoy – ‘For David’

There are many reasons why musicians are moved to write and record. Creating art comes from the heart, the soul, and the moment of inspiration. Often it can be a way to release emotion and express meaning beyond words. This collection of piano-led pieces, brought together by composer Debs McCoy in her album, For David, emerged when her dear friend […]

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Molly Burch – “Please Be Mine”

Molly Burch – “Please Be Mine”

There is an intoxicating allure to Molly Burch. It begins with her voice, which is one of the most sensational to grace the planet. Like a chameleon, Burch transforms her voice to fit the mood and song, whether it is doo wop, classic country-folk, or ’60s bubble gum pop. It can be smokey a la Patti Smith, have a warble […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features a triumphant return of a beloved indie band plus an American folk troubadour and a few newcomers who will charm you with their shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. These six tunes span the globe from Australia to Canada, England, and the U.S. Let’s get things started with great news out of Montreal.   Land […]

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The Ramblin' Valley Band

The Ramblin’ Valley Band rumble on Elgin Street (photo essay)

Farm Days by The Ramblin’ Valley BandThis past weekend, The Ramblin’ Valley Band was joined by Canadian champion fiddler Louis Schryer and together filled Live! on Elgin with a full evening of entertainment. The band played three sets, comfortably performing various genres, including country, folk, blues and rock, all the while alternating lead vocal duties between Matt, Trev, and Joe. They […]

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “The Tourist”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “The Tourist”

After the release of Only Ran in 2014, percussionist Sean Greenhalgh left Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, leaving frontman and principal songwriter Alec Ounsworth as the band’s only original member. Greenhalgh’s departure coupled with the album chronicling CYHSY’s history led some to believe that the end of one of indie music’s great bands was coming. The development was shocking, especially […]

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Ela Minus – “Adapt.”

Ela Minus – “Adapt.”

“Bright Music for Dark Times”. That’s what Gabriela Jimeno has written on her gear when she performs as Ela Minus. In times like these, it’s tough to understand what is happening in the world. Music has always been therapeutic, healing, and guiding. Ela Minus’ music indeed brings brightness into these tumultuous times. This month, she released her third EP, Adapt. […]

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The Matinee February 28th

The Matinee February 28th

The Matinee February 28th spins a nine-pack of new music. Some will dazzle you while others will simply blow you away.   Bad Sea – “Tell Me (What I Mean)” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Margaret Glaspy, Julia Jacklin Anyone who has been to Dublin likely has visited Temple Bar, which continues to be a go-to spot for good whisky, […]

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An evening with Kane Strang, Fazerdaze, and girlboss (photo essay)

An evening with Kane Strang, Fazerdaze, and girlboss (photo essay)

On Saturday night at one of Wellington’s newest venues, Caroline, which is known for its Tetris-patterned lights, hosted a bill featuring three of New Zealand’s fastest rising artists. And none of them were the same, displaying the depth of talent in this small country of roughly four million people. Opening the gig was Wellington’s own girlboss, project of former Wet […]

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Jacob Hudson – “It All Repeats” EP

Jacob Hudson – “It All Repeats” EP

Jacob Hudson  is a talented singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida who just released his latest EP, It All Repeats. His last release, The Tomb, was mostly acoustic based and chronicled the ups and downs of relationships. It All Repeats is his newest effort, and it’s a stellar collection of songs about the emotions and feelings felt after a break up. The way […]

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The Matinee February 27th

The Matinee February 27th

The Matinee February 27th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have awesome upbeat indie rock, dramatic synth pop, psych inspired rock, singer-songwriter and bluesy rock. We have artists representing Australia, the US and The UK today. Crystal Cities – “Who’s Gonna Save Us Now” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Jagwar Ma, The War on Drugs, City Calm Down Crystal […]

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Daytime TV – “Smoke and Sugar” (single premiere)

Daytime TV – “Smoke and Sugar” (single premiere)

The long days of winter are slowly fading away and the longer, sunnier days of spring are just right around the corner. It may not quite feel like that in some parts of the world, such as in grey and wet London, but the days are coming. Giving us a sense of what is to come is the new single […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.07

Weekend Showcase 3.07

The Weekend Showcase 3.07 is starting to get out of hibernation as the weather starts to get warmer. Find 54 songs by artists representing 15 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past […]

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Saturday Sampler February 25th

Saturday Sampler February 25th

Saturday Sampler February 25th edition is a mosaic of new music. It’s not just the countries represented – Australia, England, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, and USA – but the music. You’ll find an eclectic and diverse batch of music that will have your auditory senses screaming in delight.   Analogue Wave – “Hope” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Aphex Twin, Leftfield, Massive Attack, Depeche […]

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darkDARK’s Collaboration Wish List (with a playlist)

darkDARK’s Collaboration Wish List (with a playlist)

Since last autumn, darkDark have been one of the buzziest electronic duos (and we also have been buzzing about them), wowing listeners with their cinematic take of the genre. Today, their first EP, Heathered, has been released for all to hear. The five-song record is filled with memorable numbers, such as the breathtaking “Shelter”, the dreamy “Moments”, and the heart-racing “Stay […]

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