Category: The Revue

The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th takes flight with nine new music singles. There are a couple of familiar names and others that you will want to take note of immediately. We start things off with one of indie’s great singer-songwriters.   Waxahatchee – “Silver” (Philadelphia via Birmingham, Alabama, USA) RIYL: Liz Phair, Vivian Girls, Angel Olsen Since the start of the […]

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The Wild Reeds – ‘The World We Built’ (album review)

The Wild Reeds – ‘The World We Built’ (album review)

Three years ago, The Wild Reeds made a statement with Blind and Brave, which was a cohesive LP that paid homage to the evolution of folk music. This was a record that was meant to be listened to at the cottage or around the campfire, where the rich harmonies and soothing melodies could be heard in the still air. Given […]

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The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th includes 6 awesome new tracks to get you moving. We hope these six songs get you through this amazing humpday and through the rest of the week. Artists are representing Canada, Sweden, The US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. BEACH RIOT – “Mr Fixer” (London/Brighton, England) RIYL: […]

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Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

“What is love but a series of curses? In the end it’s always worth it.” That pragmatic point of view belongs to Australian singer/songwriter Sam Nicholson of Quivers. Today we’re pleased to share the new single from this emerging talent making his debut at Canadian Music Week 2017. “Ridin’ on the Hearses” may have a bleak title, but don’t let that put you off. It’s an […]

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The Matinee April 18th

The Matinee April 18th

Following Hollie’s lead on yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, The Matinee April 18th features nine new songs that span the spectrum of new music. Bedouine – “Dusty Eyes” (Los Angeles, USA via Aleppo, Syria) RIYL: Julia Jacklin, Natalie Prass, Hope Sandoval As we enter the third week of April, we’re still looking for this year’s breakout, singer-songwriter. An artist who could follow […]

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Euphoria 2017 – A Beautiful Festival

Euphoria 2017 – A Beautiful Festival

Euphoria wrapped up this past Sunday, and I’ve been reflecting all week on how fascinating it was as I’ve edited the events photographs. In short, Euphoria is the most singular and diverse festival in central Texas. First, the festival is a lot bigger than I expected it to be. Euphoria debut in 2012 and had around 3,000 attendees through out the weekend. This […]

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Cold Beat – ‘Chaos By Invitation’ (album review)

Cold Beat – ‘Chaos By Invitation’ (album review)

Cold Beat – Chaos By Invitation by Cold Beat Those who have followed Hannah Lew’s career will know the former Grass Widows’ member and current mastermind of Cold Beat is not one to settle. If anything, she is one of the most unpredictable artists at this time. Post-punk, shoegaze, indie rock, krautrock, synth-pop, she’s nearly done it all. Cold Beat’s […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

This week’s Melodic Tonic brings you six tunes to start your week, instead of arriving on Wednesday. This mini playlist takes you on a journey of sound from Copenhagen to Seattle, with new music that ranges from brooding darkwave/post-punk to soulful indie pop and intimate indie folk. Let’s start with a pair of Danish bands since one is performing at Canadian Music Week that […]

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Saturday Sampler April 15th

Saturday Sampler April 15th

The Saturday Sampler April 15th edition has plenty of sweet treats for your holiday weekend. These 9 songs from artists in England, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, and the US offer a variety of genres from indie folk to rap- and R&B-infused synthpop. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include every song we’ve covered this week.   BNQT – “Unlikely […]

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A playlist for the long weekend by Jack of North Downs

A playlist for the long weekend by Jack of North Downs

Only two songs into their career, English super-electronic group North Downs have taken the indie sphere by storm. Their music cannot be easily categorized, as they integrate numerous genres into their unique sound. Trip-hop, tropical house, R&B, rock, progressive soul – nothing is safe from North Downs’ surgical hands. Despite a few hundred thousand plays of their music, the band […]

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Youngblood

Preview of Canadian Music Week 2017 – Part 2 of 2

Canadian Music Week, the 6-night festival featuring music, comedy, film, along with both trade/award shows and a conference, is almost here! Now in it’s 35th year, April 18th through 23rd will see Toronto striking it rich with new music gold.  Held in about 60 venues in downtown, venture out to see some of the home grown and international talent. Get a […]

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The Matinee April 14th

The Matinee April 14th

It’s the long weekend for most people, so we’ve tried to create a mini-playlist to help jump start the time off or one you could spin on a road trip. The Matinee April 14th has nine songs from, as always, around the world. There are some dazzling, low-key numbers and amusing, truly LOL tracks. Enjoy and happy long weekend!   […]

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Timber Timbre – ‘Sincerely, Future Pollution’ (album review)

Timber Timbre – ‘Sincerely, Future Pollution’ (album review)

Sincerely, Future Pollution by Timber Timbre Last week, Canadian quartet Timber Timbre released their new album, Sincerely, Future Pollution, on City Slang and despite it being an attempt to shed the “gothic folk” label they’ve spent their career earning, it’s a dark, smoldering, andbeautiful album. In an interview with NPR, frontman Taylor Kirk admits that they wanted to make something less […]

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Preview of Canadian Music Week 2017 – Part 1 of 2

Preview of Canadian Music Week 2017 – Part 1 of 2

The Spring thaw ushers in the start of Canadian Music Week, a festival intent on entertaining, educating, and featuring music, comedy, film, along with both trade/award shows and a conference. This year brings the 35th installment, and music lovers have a plethora of options over the 6-day stretch to scratch their new music itch. The Music Festival is held in […]

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The Matinee April 13th

The Matinee April 13th

After yesterday’s Melodic Tonic offered six easy, breezy numbers, we’ve opted to turn up the decibels several notches on The Matinee April 13th edition. There are three smooth, low-key tunes, but for the most part you want to get ready to either move or have your face melted. The Black Angels – “Half Believing” (Austin, USA) RIYL: The Black Lips, […]

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Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (album review)

Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (album review)

Since 2012, J. Tillman, otherwise known as Father John Misty, has been gradually (and effortlessly) rising in the ranks of the indie scene. Over the course of his two previous records, Misty has managed to not only act as a kind of jester to the serious and often pretentious nature of the industry, but also maintaining a high level of […]

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Tashaki Miyaki – ‘The Dream’ (album review)

Tashaki Miyaki – ‘The Dream’ (album review)

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer” ~Harriet Tubman When Paige Stark and Luke Paquin arrived on the music in 2011 as Tashaki Miyaki, the music world opened its ears to a form of shoegaze that was lush and ethereal and even reaching levels of ecstasy. For the next six years, the duo would tease their growing fan base with […]

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Diet Cig – ‘Swear I’m Good At This’

Diet Cig – ‘Swear I’m Good At This’

The New York-based duo of guitarist/vocalist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman, Diet Cig, have garnered a reputation for incredibly fun shows, full of raw rock music and an always welcoming, positive environment.  Their debut LP, Swear I’m Good At This, bundles all of that energy into twelve, rapid-fire tracks that clock in at just under a half hour. It’s […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 12th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 12th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is light and refreshing. From singer/songwriter fare to upbeat indie pop, these six new singles from artists in Canada, England, Norway, Wales, and the USA will bring some sunshine to your day.   Seadog – “As I Am” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Elliott Smith, Midlake, Grandaddy When you hear this new song from Seadog, you’ll realize why they opened […]

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Desperate Journalist Headline at Scala, London (photo essay)

Desperate Journalist Headline at Scala, London (photo essay)

London was the place to be on Thursday night as Desperate Journalist headlined at a busy Scala. The night started with a selection from the London band’s new album, Grow Up, such as the brilliantly Gothic “Hollow” and latest single “Be Kind”. Singer Jo Bevan spend the night tangling herself up in her microphone lead, and you could see that […]

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