Tag: alt-pop

Lanikai – “Motor Inn” (video premiere)

Lanikai – “Motor Inn” (video premiere)

A year ago, rising Canadian indie-pop duo Imaginary Cities announced they were taking a hiatus. For how long the break will last is unknown, but this doesn’t mean the band members have completely separated themselves from making new music. In November of 2016, Marti Sarbit released her debut, solo EP under the moniker Lanikai, which had critics applauding its retro-inspired, […]

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Gothic Tropic – ‘Fast or Feast’ (album review)

Gothic Tropic – ‘Fast or Feast’ (album review)

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.” ~~~ Christopher Walken Unpredictability has defined Cecilia Della Peruti since she started her project Gothic Project in 2011. Her debut EP revolved around neo-psychedelia while the singles she has released the past two years have been wide-ranging. Indie pop, electro-rock, synth-pop, or R&B-infused pop, she’s done it all and with aplomb. Given her […]

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The Matinee May 22nd

The Matinee May 22nd

The Matinee May 22nd includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure we have myriad of different sounds that will quench anyone’s appetite for impressive new music. Genres range from synthpop and indie rock. Artists represented today span Canada, The US and The UK. Adaline – “How Could We Know” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Broods, Phantogram, Oh Wonder “How Could We […]

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The Matinee May 18th

The Matinee May 18th

The Matinee May 18th is full of surprises, featuring songs by some really popular indie bands and emerging artists you ought to know. We hope this collection of new tunes won’t disappoint. Alexa Dark – “Blur” (London, England / New York City, USA) RIYL: Ali Beletic, Rodes Rollins, Jack River The opening strains of Alexa Dark‘s new single, “Blur,” may remind you of […]

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Mishkin Fitzgerald Album Launch Night at Hope and Anchor (photo essay)

Mishkin Fitzgerald Album Launch Night at Hope and Anchor (photo essay)

I may have been close to falling asleep Thursday night after my fourth gig in four nights, but Miskin Fitzgerald’s album launch night kept me going right until the very end. Playing after wonderful support from Minnie Birch and Anna Rest Easy, most artists would have struggled to own the stage but Mishkin did just that with Hope and Anchor […]

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The Matinee May 11th

The Matinee May 11th

The Matinee May 11th once goes global for new music. Hear 9 songs that will get you excited for what lies ahead in the world of independent music. Oh, there’s one super-group who unveiled a new song that will get older music fans excited. Blond Ambition – “Stupid Boy / Girl” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Day Wave, Summer Heart, Beach […]

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The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th edition explores eight countries for new music with wide-ranging genres. You won’t find two songs that sound alike here. Prepare to be amazed by these 9 talented bands and artists who hail from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA.   Attic Giant – “Blow” (Vienna, Austria) RIYL: Phox, The Head and the Heart, Shovels […]

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The Matinee April 25th

The Matinee April 25th

The Matinee April 25th is a humdinger of a playlist, featuring nine songs by artists representing five countries. There are some luxurious ballads, edgy rockers, quirky pop tunes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the new music. Antonioni – “Love Is A Landmark” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Mothers In every corner of the globe, a person is crying […]

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The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st includes a multitude of new tracks to get your weekend kicked off right. We have no shortage of talent today and a global playlist to boot. We hope you find your new favorite band or artist. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course or mega playlist on Sunday. Bands today […]

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The Matinee April 4th

The Matinee April 4th

The Matinee April 4th has a retro feel with most of the songs channeling the music of the past. Nine songs are featured, and you’ll recognize some of the artists.   Amber Arcades – “Can’t Say That We Tried” (Utrecht, Netherlands) RIYL: Slowdive, Alvvays, Teeth & Tongue It has been quite the twelve months for Annelotte de Graaf, the woman […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Kolars

SXSW 2017 Memories – Kolars

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Kolars. Guitar and Percussion eclectic duo […]

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The Matinee April 3rd

The Matinee April 3rd

The Matinee April 3rd has an upbeat theme today. We have encouraging tracks, ethereal ones and edgy indie rock ones. We hope these 6 tracks get your weekend moving. Artists are representing the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite band or track today. Fickle Friends – “Hello Hello” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Marian Hill, Oh […]

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The Matinee March 28th

The Matinee March 28th

Whereas yesterday we traversed the globe for new music, The Matinee March 28th edition is a bit more stationary. That said, we still think you’ll enjoy this selection of nine songs. We did!   Agent blå – “Rote Learning” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Alvvays, A Place To Bury Strangers, Sløtface When Swedish quintet Agent blå arrived on the scene at the […]

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The Matinee March 14th

The Matinee March 14th

The Matinee March 14th traverses the globe for some cool, new music. Eight countries are represented today, and some of these artists are currently at SXSW.   Calvin Love – “Sugar Hives” (Edmonton, Canada) RIYL: John Lennon, Leif Vollebekk, Cameron Avery It’s time to start referring Calvin Love as a genius. The Edmonton-based singer-songwriter has an incredible way with words, […]

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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 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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Saturday Sampler February 11th

Saturday Sampler February 11th

Saturday Sampler February 11th edition has another delectable serving of new music treats. Lots of these songs will get you up and moving while others will have you contemplating the world today. Anyway, let’s get the feast underway! Body Music – “Just One” (New York City & Boston via Medellín, Colombia) RIYL: Martha Wash, Black Box, disco/house Kick off your weekend […]

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The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th offers a smooth 9 songs on this Tuesday. There is one notable name, but the remaining artists are on the verge of something really, really special. Amber Arcades – “It Changes” (Utrecht, Netherlands) RIYL: Alvvays, Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett Annelotte de Graaf – the woman behind Amber Arcades – has become one of our all-time favorite artists on […]

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The Matinee February 6th

The Matinee February 6th

The Matinee February 6th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have an eclectic mix of indie rock, singer songwriter and one cover song that we couldn’t help but share. We have artists representing The US, The UK and Canada today. Chances – “Shine” (Montreal, Canada) RIYL: Aurora, Farao, Gothic Tropic CHANCES just released their debut track, “Shine”, and […]

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Saturday Sampler February 4th

Saturday Sampler February 4th

The Saturday Sampler February 4th edition has a little of everything for your weekend listening pleasure. From mellow indie folk to politically-driven hip-hop, today’s nine songs are a feast for the ears.   The Courtneys – “Minnesota” (Vancouver, Canada) RIYL: Sløtface, Hinds, Best Coast By now, most people have heard that Vancouver-based trio The Courtneys have signed with Flying Nun Records, […]

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