Category: Music

Weekend Showcase 4.04

Weekend Showcase 4.04

The first month of 2018 is over and the world is still spinning. Speaking of spinning, the Weekend Showcase 4.04 edition has 52 awesome songs, featuring the best of the past week or so. As always, we scour the globe for music that tickle our ears with 15 countries represented. They include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, […]

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Saturday Sampler February 3rd

Saturday Sampler February 3rd

The Saturday Sampler February 3rd edition has it all: indie pop, cinematic art rock, mellow folk, psychedelic dreamgaze, and vintage-sounding grunge. Brace yourself for nine rounds of fierce music punches, starting with an indie music legend.   Thurston Moore – “Mx Liberty” (London, England) RIYL: Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth When life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come under threat […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 2nd

The Matinee ’18 February 2nd

The Matinee ’18 February 2nd is filled with music that will help you overcome the Friday blues and prepare you for the weekend. There is a tune from one of punk’s / indie rock’s biggest artists as well as songs from two of our Artists to Watch. If you’re looking to get a pop fix, you’ll get that, too, today. […]

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John Paul White dazzles at the American Songbook Series (concert review)

John Paul White dazzles at the American Songbook Series (concert review)

“I’m starting to feel super country right now,” he said, drawing out the word super, standing with his guitar in front of a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking 59th street. It was impossible not to look behind him. “And I’ll get more redneck as we go. Ok, let’s get started! Are you into…sadness?” The crowd cheered.   John Paul White and his band, […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 1st

The Matinee ’18 February 1st

The Matinee ’18 February 1st edition kicks off the second month of the year with nine incredible songs. Some will take you back in time and relive the music of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Others will take you to the future with their innovative approaches, blurring genres together to form music that can only be described as spectacularly […]

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Jack In The Box feat. Lorna Dea – “Got To Have You” (single premiere)

Jack In The Box feat. Lorna Dea – “Got To Have You” (single premiere)

Having spotted Lorna Dea as one of our ‘Artists to Watch’ back in 2016 and enjoyed her debut EP, Little Spark, later that year, we’ve been wondering when she would pop up on our radar again with more of her deliciously addictive pop sounds. Sure enough, it won’t be long before we get to hear her latest work. Dea has […]

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Santa Barbara – “Marianne’s Dark Eyes” (single premiere)

Santa Barbara – “Marianne’s Dark Eyes” (single premiere)

Kiwi ingenuity is a term probably only known by New Zealanders. The phrase essentially means making the most out of something no matter how big or small or how many resources one has. Musically, it also refers to going against the grain and doing something different without completely alienating the masses. So while trio Santa Barbara may currently call Los […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 January 31st

Melodic Tonic ’18 January 31st

A mildly psychedelic haze winds through the Melodic Tonic ’18 January 31st edition. These six singles run the gamut from indie psych rock and quirky synth-funk to mellower folk-pop and singer/songwriter fare. Let’s get started with one of two collaborative projects featured today.   Dungen & Woods – “Turn Around” (Stockholm, Sweden & Brooklyn, USA)  RIYL: Dungen, Woods If we gave […]

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Jesse Marchant – ‘Illusion of Love’ (album review)

Jesse Marchant – ‘Illusion of Love’ (album review)

Jesse Marchant is a rare breed today in that his music is timeless. The Montreal-born, New York-based singer-songwriter could easily be mistaken for Nick Drake’s twin, Mark Kozelek’s equal when it comes to vivid storytelling, and Jim James’ peer with respect to vocals that leave a lasting imprint. His 2014 self-titled album reflected all these element, as Marchant delivered one […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 30th

The Matinee ’18 January 30th

From fiery rockers to groovy funk and disco-filled joyrides to gorgeous ballads, The Matinee ’18 January 30th will leave you in awe. Well, the music on the mini-playlist did leave us gasping at times. We hope you enjoy today’s selection of new music, which features some familiar names (or past alumni with new names).   ALCABEAN – “Still Remember” (Copenhagen, […]

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Dream Wife – ‘Dream Wife’ (album review)

Dream Wife – ‘Dream Wife’ (album review)

As festival lineups are revealed, a recurring pattern is evident – most of the bands and artists listed are men. Women and female-fronted bands make up less than half – or in some cases only a quarter – of the revealed performers. It’s a surprising development not only because we are currently experiencing one of the great social revolutions of […]

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HOLY – ‘All These Worlds Are Yours’ (album review)

HOLY – ‘All These Worlds Are Yours’ (album review)

You would have to rewind the clocks 50 years to find the last great psychedelic-pop-rock opus. Of course, I’m referring to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was released in June 1967. While that album introduced us to the alter egos of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, Hannes Ferm’s sophomore album under the moniker HOLY is a […]

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live in Austin (photo review)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live in Austin (photo review)

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was one of founding bands that revived the roots rock genre. Their style combines dirty blues riffs and tones that give a fervor for rebellion. The band has kept up with that theme since the their debut work in the late ’90s and has developed a dedicated fan base. And that’s who showed up for the […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 29th

The Matinee ’18 January 29th

The Matinee ’18 January 29th includes 6 new tracks that will get you moving. We have a nice mix of dream pop, synth pop, electro soul, as well and indie rock. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. We have artists representing Finland, US, Paris, Canada and the UK today.   Art of Shades – “Undone” (feat. […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.03

Weekend Showcase 4.03

January is almost over, which means not only is warmer weather coming but the music is starting to heat up. The Weekend Showcase 4.03 edition has a number of these sizzlers, specifically featuring 57 songs from 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, […]

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Saturday Sampler January 27th

Saturday Sampler January 27th

The retro vibes are strong for your weekend playlist: the nine songs on the Saturday Sampler January 27th edition offer a kaleidoscopic range of sonic hues, from indie pop to psych rock and glam punk. Hopefully you will find a new favorite artist in this mix. Happy weekend!   The Aces – “Fake Nice” (Orem, UT, USA) RIYL: Hinds, Pale […]

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Steve Benjamins – “Manhood” (single premiere)

Steve Benjamins – “Manhood” (single premiere)

Music can be about much more than pleasing tunes and engaging lyrics. Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Benjamins brings a touch of introspection to his single “Manhood”, exploring what it takes to be masculine at a time when male behaviour is coming under a critical spotlight. We’re delighted to premiere the single and Benjamin’s video here today. Sometimes less is […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 26th

The Matinee ’18 January 26th

Nine songs once again occupy The Matinee ’18 January 26th edition, which has rockers, indie-pop numbers, and innovative electronica. These songs you have to hear to believe. Kicking things off is one of our favorite artists of the past two years.   Annabel Allum – “Beat the Birds” (Guildford, England) RIYL: Fiona Apple, TORRES, Alanis Morissette After blowing us away […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 25th

The Matinee ’18 January 25th

The Matinee ’18 January 25th edition features mostly artists from abroad with a strong focus on the burgeoning indie scenes in Australia and New Zealand. There are also tunes from bands in Europe, but we start things off with one of the great innovators of the past decade and an indie giant. The list is in reverse alphabetical order.   […]

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QWAM – ‘Feed Me’ (EP review)

QWAM – ‘Feed Me’ (EP review)

Even punk bands can be “politically correct”. Well, to a certain extent that is. Take for example Brooklyn-based quartet, QWAM and the title of their debut EP, Feed Me, which easily could be called Fuck You since this mini-record’s five songs are are eight middle fingers raised against conformity and the establishment. The band’s attitude and focus shouldn’t be a […]

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