Tag: Amber Arcades

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 1

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 1

The past two days, we shared our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017. Today, we commence our countdown of our Favorite EPs of 2017, sharing the first ten of thirty.   Alex Lahey (AUS) – B-Grade University (via Dead Oceans) 2017 was a breakout year for Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lahey. She signed with Dead Oceans, who released her debut EP B-Grade University […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.22

Weekend Showcase 3.22

The Weekend Showcase 3.22 edition is a pretty special one. It features some of our favorite artists and bands of all-time plus several rising musicians with the potential to be massive stars. In addition, there are a number of politically-charged songs that will blow your mind. This isn’t the protest music of the ’60s and ’70s, but a new era […]

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Amber Arcades – ‘Cannonball’ (EP review)

Amber Arcades – ‘Cannonball’ (EP review)

In over a year, Annelotte de Graaf, the woman behind Amber Arcades, has become a global star of sorts. She released her debut album, Fading Lines, almost a year to the day, and earlier this year she toured across US, including performances at SXSW. In this short period of time, de Graaf has quickly become one of music’s hidden gems […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.19

Weekend Showcase 3.19

By now, you know the deal. The Weekend Showcase 3.19 edition reviews all the music we’ve covered from the past seven day. On this week’s mega-playlist, find 51 songs from artists representing twelve (12) countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of […]

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The Matinee May 16th

The Matinee May 16th

The Matinee May 16th will hopefully leave a smile on your face or at least find a new favorite band. You’ll find nine songs today, and each one will leave you contemplating the past, the present, or the future.   AFTERBLOOM – “Such A Drag” (North East & West Midlands, England) RIYL: Twin Peaks, Wavves, False Heads It might be […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.13

Weekend Showcase 3.13

From SXSW 2017 to JUNOFest and everything in between, we’ve covered a lot this week. Oh, we also spent some time sharing a bunch of new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.13 edition summarizes all the songs we’ve featured. Find fifty-one (51) are on the mega-playlist, and the artists are representing 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, […]

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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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Weekend Showcase 3.05

Weekend Showcase 3.05

Fifty-one (51) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 3.05 edition. As always, the playlist is a global one with thirteen countries represented. They include: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, Germany, Iceland, Mali, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. Enjoy the great music and […]

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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 Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.19

Weekend Showcase 2.19

The weekly run down of the past week’s featured new music – a.k.a. Weekend Showcase 2.19 edition – features an even 50 songs, which is nine songs and 160 minutes shorter than the Grateful Dead tribute album, Day of the Dead. The past included 2 premieres, 7 albums reviews, 1 Mundo list, and 42 other singles. Ten countries are represented, […]

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The Matinee May 17th

The Matinee May 17th

We’re sharing eight new songs on today’s The Matinee May 17th edition because of the great submissions we’ve received. Each song is a bit dramatic, a touch cinematic, and completely beautiful to listen to that you might find yourself spinning the singles over and over and over again.   Amaroun – “Fear” (Northamptonshire, England) There are no shortage of love […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.03

Weekend Showcase 2.03

The Weekend Showcase 2.03 takes a look back at the week in music, specifically from the period between January 25th to January 30th. Each article is listed below, and you can click on the title to read more about what we had to say about a particular album, single, gig, artist, etc. And of course, we’ve included our very popular […]

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The Matinee January 29th Edition

The Matinee January 29th Edition

The Matinee January 29th Edition includes 6 new tracks to get you in the mood for the weekend. We have some awesome laid back rock, garagey rock, a bit of shoegaze, and some harder hitting punk inspired rock. The artists today represent Australia, The Netherlands, The UK and the USA. Happy Weekend and check back tomorrow for our little extra […]

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