Category: The Revue

Kraków Loves Adana – ‘Call Yourself New’ (album review)

Kraków Loves Adana – ‘Call Yourself New’ (album review)

For more than a decade, bands like The National, Daughter, and Frightened Rabbit have made the brooding beautiful, but German indie-rock group Kraków Loves Adana have done something similarly exceptional. With their third album, Call Yourself New, they have made the melancholic exhilarating. They have turned the exercise of contemplating our very existence into a memorable and often breathtaking experience […]

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The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th edition once again goes all over the map for new music – geographically and in terms of genres. If you’re wondering why Wendy isn’t curating today’s mini-playlist, don’t be alarmed! She’s still with us, but she’s busy with post-SXSW preparations. O.k., off to the music that features artists representing nine countries.   Ali Horn – “Days […]

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She Drew The Gun Capture the Crowd at The Horn UK (photo essay)

She Drew The Gun Capture the Crowd at The Horn UK (photo essay)

I’m not lying when I say I’ve fallen in love a little with She Drew The Gun, the Liverpool-based indie-rock band who are among the UK’s fastest-rising bands. Earlier in the week, they were in Austin at SXSW, showcasing their talents to new fans. They returned to the UK in time to kick off their mini-tour in support of their […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.11

Weekend Showcase 3.11

Another week and another great seven days of new music from around the globe. The Weekend Showcase 3.11 edition has decidedly international flavor with three-fifths of the artists coming from outside the USA. Fifty-two songs occupy the mega-playlist, and the artists represent 14 countries, including: The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. […]

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Saturday Sampler March 25th

Saturday Sampler March 25th

The Saturday Sampler March 25th edition sizzles with international singles from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and the US. These nine songs are the high-energy soundtrack to your weekend. Hopefully you’ll discover a new favorite artist while you enjoy some new tunes from established groups. Be sure to check out our Weekend Showcase tomorrow for all the music we have shared since […]

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The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th edition is a musical kaleidoscope of colorful sounds from across the globe. Today’s nine songs come to you from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Greece, Norway, and the USA. These gems sparkle with varying shades of indie genres to help you kick off your weekend. Be sure to check back this weekend for a full playlist of […]

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Matthew Good Gets the Crowd Going at Ottawa’s NAC (photo essay)

Matthew Good Gets the Crowd Going at Ottawa’s NAC (photo essay)

Matthew Good‘s 28-date cross-Canada Beautiful Midnight Revisited tour stopped in Ottawa on March 16th for a show in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre. The tour was announced with the release of the  I Miss New Wave: Beautiful Midnight Revisited EP, a new twist on a handful of the songs from the 1999 Juno winning album. Accompanied by Blake […]

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The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd once again features nine songs, and each one will intrigue you in different ways. Some will make you laugh while others will have you thinking about your place in the world. Whatever you’re feeling like today, hopefully the mini-playlist will satisfy your mood.   Perfume Genius – “Slip Away” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Arcade Fire, Future Islands, […]

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MY BABY –  ‘Prehistoric Rhythm’ (album review)

MY BABY – ‘Prehistoric Rhythm’ (album review)

Prehistoric Rhythm by MY BABY Two years ago, MY BABY were one of the Netherlands’ best stories. Their outstanding, sophomore album, Shamanaid, turned the trio from internet darlings to Dutch stars, as fans gravitated to their trippy, sweat-inducing, voodoo psychedelia. A sold out Paradiso in Amsterdam cemented MY BABY’s status as one the country’s must-see bands. Their success, however, extended […]

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Fanny And The Atta Boys – ‘A Peck Of Dirt’ (album premiere)

Fanny And The Atta Boys – ‘A Peck Of Dirt’ (album premiere)

Combine a hefty dose of nostalgia with a mix of jazz and toe-tapping rhythms and you’ve got yourself A Peck Of Dirt, the brand new album from Fanny And The Atta Boys. Released on March 24 with support from Heyday Media Group, this is an album of sounds that are sure to pack any old-time dance floor, and we are […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 22

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 22

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features fresh springtime offerings. Spring is officially here, and with it comes a wealth of great tunes from artists with debut albums due out soon. These singles are by artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, USA, and two from Sweden. So sit back and enjoy the gems in this 24-minute playlist. Let’s get things started […]

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The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

Standing stoically in New York Harbor is the iconic Statute of Liberty. For 142 years, it has symbolized the very values expressed in the United States’ Star-Spangled Banner – freedom, opportunity, and courage. New York City itself has become the center of the American Dream, as tens of thousands of people descend upon its five boroughs each year to turn their […]

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The Matinee March 21st

The Matinee March 21st

The Matinee March 21st has a strong Canadian flavor, reflecting the burgeoning music in the world’s second-largest country. The mini-playlist is, we must warn you, more somber and even intense. The storytelling in these songs are stellar with the final song the year’s biggest and most beautiful tearjerker. Cigarettes After Sex – “Apocalypse” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Cigarettes After Sex, Rhye, […]

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The Staves

The Staves Impress at the Bronson Centre (photo essay)

Last summer before heading to the Newport Folk Festival, I did some research of bands I was unfamiliar with so I would be sure not to miss any unknown-to-me gems. The Staves were one of the bands I had identified during my homework, and I was rewarded with a wonderful live performance. When I heard they were playing Zaphod Beeblebrox, I […]

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Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Paradise by ANOHNI After more than a decade of fronting Antony and the Johnsons, front woman Anohni released her much-celebrated, debut album, Hopelessness, in May 2016. With the benefit of hindsight, the album was more than just a masterpiece. It was timely and poignant, revealing the instability and chaos that were brimming below the surface but have risen since the events of […]

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Jay Som – ‘Everybody Works’

Jay Som – ‘Everybody Works’

Everybody Works by Jay SomMany musicians who self-record achieve a gauzy pastel haze akin to the sounds Melina Duterte, playing as Jay Som, creates in her sunny Oakland studio (which doubles as her sleeping quarters). In another corner of the music world, many aspiring pop craftspeople (the type who unapologetically let ourselves be charmed by Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION or drunkenly vow to […]

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DIDI – “Sorry” (single premiere)

DIDI – “Sorry” (single premiere)

In the music industry, the dividing line between those behind the mixing desk and those behind the mike can seem like the boundary between two nations. Different cultures, different personalities, even different languages. The divide is gendered, too, with far fewer women in the engineering and producing space, so a successful female producer who transitions to performer is bound to […]

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The Matinee March 20th

The Matinee March 20th

Today’s Matinee is semi-inspired from a couple of great bands we saw at the festival and a few we’ve shared before. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists are representing France, The US and The UK today. Be sure to check back for our post coverage on SXSW and our fun segment of SXSW Memories from […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.10

Weekend Showcase 3.10

With SXSW coming to a close, you might be suffering from music withdrawal or you might be looking for a playlist to help you get home safely. Or possibly you just need a pick-me-up or music to get you through the day. You’ve come to the right place, as the Weekend Showcase 3.10 edition is really stellar. The playlist features […]

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SXSW Picks – Saturday March 18, 2017

SXSW Picks – Saturday March 18, 2017

Tonight is the last full night of music for SXSW 2017. It’s been an amazing experience discovering new bands and meeting cool people. It’s time to find the best showcase of the night along with other acts you don’t want to miss. Check out the schedule at sxsw.com for all of the bands and venues that will be playing tonight […]

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