Tag: Ambient

The Matinee April 24th

The Matinee April 24th

The Matinee April 24th includes six awesome tracks to get your Monday started off right. We have awesome indie rock, sublime scandi pop – amazing shoegaze inspired rock along with laid back indie rock. Artists are representing Canada, Sweden, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. CloseTalker – “Waking Up” (Saskatoon, […]

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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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The Matinee April 10th

The Matinee April 10th

We have six new tracks to get your week started off right. We have lost of upbeat indie pop and a couple of incomparable talent as well. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing the Canada, Iceland, The US and the UK today. Aloric – “It Doesn’t Matter” (London, England) RIYL: really incomparable […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Linying

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 Linying. In the past twelve months, […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Forever

SXSW 2017 Memories – Forever

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 Forever. The young singer-songwriter and producer […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Phoria

SXSW 2017 Memories – Phoria

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 Phoria. The Brighton, England-based quartet are […]

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The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th edition once again goes all over the map for new music – geographically and in terms of genres. If you’re wondering why Wendy isn’t curating today’s mini-playlist, don’t be alarmed! She’s still with us, but she’s busy with post-SXSW preparations. O.k., off to the music that features artists representing nine countries.   Ali Horn – “Days […]

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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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