Category: The Revue

Saturday Sampler February 17th

Saturday Sampler February 17th

Saturday Sampler February 17th features songs that will get you up and moving and take you away to another dimension. There rockers, pop-rock anthems, political statements, and some good old-fashion dreamgaze. In other words, this mini-playlist is the perfect way to spend the weekend. Belako – “Maskenfreiheit” (Mungia, Spain) RIYL: Bosnian Rainbows, Bikini Kills, Crystal Fighters We may have found […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th is full of surprises with a few all-time favorites unveiling new songs to go with tracks from fast-rising “newcomers”. There’s a bit of almost everything below, from rockers to slow burners to melodic ballads. Happy Friday everyone! Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Courtney Barnett We still remember the day – one of […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 15th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 February 15th – North American Edition

Earlier today we shared the World Edition of The Matinee, which you can find here. Now it’s time for The Matinee ’18 February 15th – North American Edition. Six more songs featuring all-time favorites and a couple of new ones. We get started with one of the great indie artists of the past fifteen years.   Eleanor Friedberger – “In […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition

To get you through the post-Valentine’s Day blues or just lift your spirits, we’re offering a double bang of new music. We start with The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition, featuring six new tunes from outside North America. Check back at 5:00 GMT / noon EST / 9 AM PST for the other half-dozen tracks from Canadian and […]

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Tazmin Barnes – ‘Powerful’ (EP review)

Tazmin Barnes – ‘Powerful’ (EP review)

Achieving chart success with a debut EP is remarkable. Getting there again with a sophomore release can be trickier. Often the best material, honed over years of writing and playing live, gets consumed by the debut. Tazmin Barnes‘ new EP, Powerful, avoids the sophomore trap. Four distinctive yet unapologetically pop tracks display her vocal energy alongside mature songwriting. It’s not […]

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Ezra Furman – ‘Transangelic Exodus’ (album review)

Ezra Furman – ‘Transangelic Exodus’ (album review)

“The thing I realized is, I tend to like pretentious stuff. ‘Cause pretentious, that’s a compliment to me. It means ambitious, I like ambitious stuff.” (Ezra Furman interview, The A/V Club) Ezra Furman was worried that calling his new album Transangelic Exodus, would sound pretentious. If you’ve been following his last few records, they’ve been screaming, queer rock n’ roll […]

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Kadija Kamara – ‘Nothing Left To Lose’ (EP review)

Kadija Kamara – ‘Nothing Left To Lose’ (EP review)

Kadija Kamara is an unlikely, fast-rising music star. Having won an MTV Iggy Artist of the Week poll and been featured by fashion house Fendi, the expectation is that she’s just another pop singer, electronic producer, or hip hop artist on the over-saturated top-40 train. She is none of these things. Instead, she’s completely retro, fusing ’60s and ’70s psychedelia […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 February 14th

Melodic Tonic ’18 February 14th

The Valentine’s Day edition of the Melodic Tonic isn’t full of love songs. Instead, these five tunes from artists in the USA and UK offer upbeat fare that moves your heart, body, and soul. We kick things off with one of indie music’s hottest groups. Mt. Joy – “Dirty Love” (Los Angeles via Philadelphia, USA) RIYL: The Lone Bellow, The Lumineers, […]

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Quicksilver Daydream – ‘A Thousand Shadows, A Single Flame’ (EP review)

Quicksilver Daydream – ‘A Thousand Shadows, A Single Flame’ (EP review)

 The name Quicksilver Daydream evokes images of horse-drawn caravans crossing the vast deserts of the southwest USA in search for riches and a new life. These are the days when the horizon stretched for miles and uninterrupted by the resident cacti, rattlers, coyotes, and hares. The arid lands, however, have a mystique to them. They are filled with mystery […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 13th

The Matinee ’18 February 13th

The Matinee ’18 February 13th rocks. Literally, the nine songs are predominantly rock tunes – or have basis in rock ‘n roll, indie rock, punk rock, or folk-rock. There is one song, however, that’s beyond categorization. For the most part, this mini-playlist will get the blood flowing, so you can skip that second or third cup of coffee and opt […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward – ‘Well, Hell’ (album review)

Lauren Ruth Ward – ‘Well, Hell’ (album review)

We all have contemplated what if scenarios at least once in our lives, and some are truly poignant and others not so much. But what if Lauren Ruth Ward was born in the ’60s and performed in the ’70s? How big would her star be? With her Joni Mitchell-esque folk-rock background and now a bone-jarring, blues- and southern-rock approach that […]

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Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’ (album review)

Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’ (album review)

Blend Inn by Hockey Dad In 2016, Hockey Dad released one of the year’s most entertaining album with Boronia. It was surf-rock with a punk twist, and they brought the sweaty mosh pit to the sandy shores of their hometown Windang. Their sophomore effort, Blend Inn, retains their signature sound, but Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums/vocals) strike a more […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 12th

The Matinee ’18 February 12th

The Matinee ’18 February 12th is full of tracks that will get you moving. We have a nice collection of synthpop and indie rock that will get your Monday started off right. We have artists representing Canada, The US and The UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. courtship. – “Bad Fun” (Los Angeles, USA) […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.05

Weekend Showcase 4.05

Weekend Showcase 4.05 edition adds some sizzle to the middle of February with 53 songs from around the globe. The artists and bands represent a record 21 countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as […]

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Saturday Sampler February 10th

Saturday Sampler February 10th

The Saturday Sampler February 10th edition is like a day at the amusement park or Olympics. These nine songs will get your adrenaline flowing and make you scream while others let you catch your breath and lose yourself in the moment. We get things started with one of the nicest guys around.   Shakey Graves – “Kids These Days” (Austin, […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 9th

The Matinee ’18 February 9th

The Matinee ’18 February 9th has a bit of a sunny disposition, featuring songs that will warm your soul and steal your breath away like a beautiful sunset. You’ll find some shoegaze and psych-rock, indie rock to cinematic indie pop, something whimsical yet witty, and a slice of disco. Sit back and let the music below be your guide to […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 8th

The Matinee ’18 February 8th

The Matinee ’18 February 8th features forward-thinking artists and those rekindling the past with majestic aplomb. This mini-playlist features art-rock; old-school R&B, soul, and dream-folk; ’90s-inspired indie rock; ambient psychedelia; catchy jangle-pop; and some old-fashion slacker rock. We start things off, however, with the surprised new single from a college radio legend.   Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – “Middle […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 February 8th

Melodic Tonic ’18 February 8th

This week’s serving of new music cocktails spans the globe – from Athens, Greece to Athens, Georgia in the US. These six singles offer delicious flavors of indie folk, art pop, indie psych rock, Americana, and even some old-school jazzy torch singer fare. Artists today represent England, Greece, Scotland, Sweden, and the USA. We kick things off with a gorgeous […]

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Ola Szmidt – ‘EP1’ (EP review)

Ola Szmidt – ‘EP1’ (EP review)

 Polish-born and York-based Ola Szmidt offers uniquely soulful dream-music. Threading vocal improvisations through exquisitely constructed musical loops, she deliver a delicious melange of sound. Sit back, relax and be transported to somewhere blissfully strange through her debut album, EP1. Headphones are definitely recommended. Opening track “Autumn”, atmospheric and absorbing, introduces Szmidt’s mesmerising vocals, arranged with artistry that seems simple […]

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Kyle Craft's Full Circle Nightmare comes out Feb.

Kyle Craft – ‘Full Circle Nightmare’ (album review)

Full Circle Nightmare by Kyle Craft In his short career, Kyle Craft has established himself as one of music’s sharpest and most gifted songwriters. For the Shreveport, Louisiana native, the music is secondary. The words are what counts. His debut, Dolls Of Highland, was a break-up album like no other, filled with Ziggy Stardust-like characters and stories that would make […]

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