Tag: Alt-Rock

Saturday Sampler April 29th

Saturday Sampler April 29th

The Saturday Sampler April 29th is a mostly European affair. These nine songs come from artists in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Norway, and Sweden – with just one band from the USA. Dive into this upbeat playlist full of sparkling gems as you enjoy your weekend activities. Then check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include every song we have […]

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Saturday Sampler April 22nd

Saturday Sampler April 22nd

The Saturday Sampler April 22nd edition falls on Record Store Day! Today’s playlist features artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Norway, and the US. You might not find all nine of these singles in stock at your local record store, but you can listen while you’re standing in line or shopping. So whether you prefer to enjoy music on vinyl, digital, cassette, or live, […]

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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 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 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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The Matinee April 11th

The Matinee April 11th

Nine songs are the marquee of The Matinee April 11th edition. There are some whimsical, albeit clever, band names and a couple of artists you’ll recognize. As always, we try to give a taste of the different music being created around the globe.   The Dollar Bill Murrays – “The More You Know” (Brisbane, Australia) RIYL: Queens of the Stone […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Sofi Tukker

SXSW 2017 Memories – Sofi Tukker

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 Sofi Tukker. Duo Sophie Hawley-Weld and […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Wyland

SXSW 2017 Memories – Wyland

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 Wyland. Timeless New Jersey-based band playing […]

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The Matinee March 31st

The Matinee March 31st

It’s Friday!!! To help you end the work week while kicking off the weekend, The Matinee March 31st edition goes a little longer. Instead of the usual six songs, we’ve included nine for your listening pleasure. The extended version reflects the quantity and quality of great new music we’ve been receiving. And we still have the Saturday Sampler to go! […]

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Desperate Journalist – ‘Grow Up’ (album review)

Desperate Journalist – ‘Grow Up’ (album review)

Finding a great post-punk rock album these days is going the way of the Black Rhino – an endangered species that is nearing extinction. While there have been plenty of records that crossed this great plain, the truly great ones – like Savages’ Adore Life and Preoccupations’ Viet Cong – are difficult to find. So when one is spotted, it is a […]

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The Matinee March 16th

The Matinee March 16th

We go globe-trotting once again for The Matinee March 16th edition with seven countries represented. Let’s get to the music.   Bleeding Knees Club – “Chew The Gum” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Blink-182, Twin Peaks, DZ Deathrays Four years ago, Sydney-based Bleeding Knees Club burst on the Aussie indie scene, winning fans over with their whimsical garage-rock and punk-pop fusion. After […]

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The Matinee March 6th

The Matinee March 6th

The Matinee March 6th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure and the perfect way to start your week off right.  We have awesome indie rock, exciting electro pop, wistful dream pop and laid back singer-songwriter fare.  Artists represented today include Canada, Iceland, The UK and Russia.   CloseTalker – “Okay Hollywood” (Saskatoon, Canada) RIYL: Local Natives, Minus the […]

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The Matinee February 27th

The Matinee February 27th

The Matinee February 27th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have awesome upbeat indie rock, dramatic synth pop, psych inspired rock, singer-songwriter and bluesy rock. We have artists representing Australia, the US and The UK today. Crystal Cities – “Who’s Gonna Save Us Now” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Jagwar Ma, The War on Drugs, City Calm Down Crystal […]

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The Matinee February 23rd

The Matinee February 23rd

Another day and another mini-playlist, and The Matinee February 23rd edition features nine stirring singles. We expand the countries covered today because, well, why not?   Aadae – “River Of Tears” (London, England) RIYL: Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige To kick off today’s mini-playlist is a young artist who personifies what music ought to be and what we strive […]

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The Matinee February 21st

The Matinee February 21st

The Matinee February 21st edition is another full-course buffet of new music. The mini-playlist is littered with alumni who are making their second, third, and even fourth appearance in these parts. Of course, there are new artists to discover, too (heck, they all are still waiting to be discovered by the rest of the world). Alex the Astronaut – “Rockstar City” […]

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The Matinee February 14th

The Matinee February 14th

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we have dedicated The Matinee February 14th edition to love songs!!!…. Did you actually believe that? There’s no chance we do that. Instead, we’re just going share awesome music like we always do. The love songs can wait another day (it’s not like they are an endangered species).   Aldous Harding – “Horizon” (Lyttleton, New Zealand) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee February 2nd

The Matinee February 2nd

It’s Groundhog Day, but on The Matinee February 2nd you won’t hear any repeats. Well, maybe you will because these nine singles will have you hitting rewind. There is a noticeable Australian focus, which demonstrates the country’s thriving music scene.   Ainsley Farrell – “Lady Long Hair” (Sydney, Australia via California, USA) RIYL: Laura Marling, Damien Jurado, Julia Jacklin One […]

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The Matinee January 23rd

The Matinee January 23rd

The Matinee January 23rd includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope the eclectic choice today brightens up your Monday. We have a mix of indie rock, post punk rock, electro-pop, punk inspired rock, and Country/Americana. Countries represented today include the US, The UK and Sweden. Dead Seem Old – “This Mess Won’t Make Itself” (London, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee January 19th

The Matinee January 19th

As The Matinee January 19th edition demonstrates, women are taking over the music industry. We’ve long purported that female artists are creating some of the most creative, ambitious, and meaningful music today. Eight of the nine songs below are either by a female singer-songwriter or a woman-fronted band. And this is a global phenomenon, as the artists are from Ireland, […]

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The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th edition features a bevy of brilliance. Seriously, these songs are early contenders for song of the year. Let’s get right to it, shall we?   Nadia Reid – “Richard” (Port Chalmers, New Zealand) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Julianna Hatfield As most of the music world prepares for Lorde’s new album to drop, people’s eyes should […]

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