Tag: Ambient

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 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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Porcelain Raft – “Microclimate”

Porcelain Raft – “Microclimate”

Since arriving on the music scene in 2010 under the moniker Porcelain Raft, Italian-born, Los Angeles-based Mauro Remiddi swept listeners away with his ethereal ambience and soaring, transcendent anthems. The release of his third studio album (and thirteenth effort overall including ten EPs), Microclimate, is Remiddi’s most expansive effort to date and arguably his most rewarding endeavor. The opener, “The […]

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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 27th

The Matinee January 27th

The Matinee January 27th features a bevy of new music singles once again. There are some familiar names on the list, and a handful of artists making their first appearance. Happy Weekend everyone!   annelie – “STUCK” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: early Purity Ring, Esther Joy Lane, Linying Simplicity can yield something tremendous and beautiful. It is a belief that we […]

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The Matinee January 13th

The Matinee January 13th

We would like to say that The Matinee January 13th edition is a creepy one, but it is not. Instead, it has the usual cast of great new music for you to discover. So if you’re superstitious, let this mini-playlist help you get through the day.   Carly Van Skaik – “Red Leaves” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: BANKS, Broods, Tessa […]

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The Matinee January 10th

The Matinee January 10th

The Matinee January 10th features nine stellar songs to jump start your Tuesday. There are some breathtaking electronic / ambient numbers, a couple of fierce rockers, and a few tunes that will take you back in time.   Doombird – “Sheer” (Sacramento, USA) RIYL: Maribou State, Phoria, Lane 8 At the tail end of 2016, Doombird released their debut album with […]

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The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th edition truly is a smorgasbord – from the music featured to the countries represented. Sit back, relax, and hear eight awesome new songs by artists who will take your breath away and others who will take you on a mind trip.   Archivist – “Same High” (London, England) RIYL: Chet Porter, Mt. Wolf, Phoria In these […]

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The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

The week is off to a great start in terms of music, and The Matinee November 15th edition will hopefully continue the trend. Ten songs are featured below. The descriptions are brief because there have been a few dramatic events down here in New Zealand.   case/lang/veirs – “Supermoon” (USA and Canada) RIYL: Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs Earlier […]

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The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd

We’re going across the globe for new music on The Matinee November 3rd edition. There are several hidden gems, three returnees, and one band who make their long-awaited return.   Bam Spacey – “Avstånd Och Skog” (Malmö, Sweden) RIYL: Moonbabies, POSTILJONEN, Electric Youth What a better way to start the day than with some gorgeous dream pop and from the […]

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The Ethereal Ambience of Julianna Barwick (show review)

The Ethereal Ambience of Julianna Barwick (show review)

To observe artists in their environment is often a sight to behold. The superstars often offer shows that include massive screens, choreographed dance numbers, and special effects. They are more spectacles than concerts. But when an artist is traveling by herself and performing in small venues, that is when you get to see her talents shine. Where you truly get […]

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The Matinee October 20th

The Matinee October 20th

The Matinee October 20th features a lucky seven pack of new music. Many of the songs sound fresh and exciting, offering new takes on genres that may have gotten a little long in the tooth. Of the seven songs, three come from the city of Melbourne. This is also the first time we have not shared anything from the USA. […]

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The Matinee October 18th

The Matinee October 18th

The Matinee October 18th offers ten new music singles. From punk-rock to sizzling indie pop-rock to art-rock, these songs will leave you dazzled and maybe even laughing. Today’s list is in reverse alphabetical order.   Wild Leaves – “Fallen Robin” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Streets of Laredo, Futurebirds, WOODS Even though the days are growing shorter and the temperatures are cooler, […]

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The Matinee October 14th

The Matinee October 14th

I’m sitting outside, laptop in tow, enjoying a gorgeous fall day in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The sun is shining, the brightly colored leaves are floating down to the earth, but not before playfully floating along on the breeze. It’s one of those days where you’re just happy to be alive to experience it. The songs on The Matinee October 14th edition will […]

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Archive – “The False Foundation”

Archive – “The False Foundation”

A profound thoughtfulness permeates across most of The False Foundation, the latest album by electronic symphony Archive. At times, this atmosphere takes on a stark, even sad quality. Other times, it is introspective, contemplative, or even euphoric. The False Foundation, as such, exemplifies what Archive have been doing for over two decades – challenging our perceptions about music, life, and […]

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The Matinee September 23rd

The Matinee September 23rd

I’m very excited to share my first Matinee with you and tried include a little something for everyone.  We have some amazing soul, folk, alt-rock, and synth pop on The Matinee September 23rd edition. Please feast at this delicious buffet of music…and enjoy!   Devon Gilfillian – “Shortcut” (Nashville, USA) RIYL: Michael Kiwanuka, Gary Clark Jr, Alabama Shakes, Al Green Devon Gilfillian‘s […]

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The Matinee September 15th

The Matinee September 15th

The Matinee September 15th once again spans multiple genres and scours the globe for the best new music. A few favorites return while several have just released either their debut or second singles. The summaries are shorter this time around, and the list is organized in reverse alphabetical order.   Wolf People – “Ninth Night” (North London, England) RIYL: Russian […]

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The Matinee September 13th

The Matinee September 13th

With so much great music the past couple of weeks, The Matinee September 13th edition has been extended to include nine songs. Unfortunately, there aren’t any “exotic” countries represented, but England, Canada, Iceland, Australia, and the USA are still pretty great. Archive – “Bright Lights” (London, England) RIYL: Massive Attack, Phoria, Mt. Wolf Before there was Röyksopp, Mt. Wolf, and Phoria, […]

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Psychic Twin – “Strange Diary”

Psychic Twin – “Strange Diary”

Like a young child growing up, Erin Fein has nursed and watched her dream-pop project Psychic Twin mature. First conceived in 2010, Fein revealed Psychic Twin to the world in 2013 in a subtle yet explosive way. Her split single debut, featuring “Strangers” and “Dream State”, showcased a woman who deftly bridged reality with the dreamworld, much like what Beach […]

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The Matinee August 31st

The Matinee August 31st

The Matinee August 31st includes six eclectic new tracks for your listening pleasure on this fine hump day. We have synth pop, dream pop, singer-songwriter fair and indie rock. Countries represented today include Canada, Cyprus, The UK, Germany, and The US. We hope you find your new favorite single or artist today.   BOYS – “Off To New York City” […]

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