Tag: Art Rock

The Matinee August 4th

The Matinee August 4th

It’s the era of the singer-songwriter. If the radio is your source for new music, you are missing out on artists and bands who continue to one-up each other with their smart and biting lyrics. Even those who occupy the pop and electronica fields are crafting memorably tunes. The Matinee August 4th edition is evidence of how music is changing […]

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The Matinee August 1st

The Matinee August 1st

With Newport Folk Festival behind us, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. The Matinee August 1st edition, as such, has the regular nine songs. Unfortunately, exhaustion has set in, so apologies to the artists and bands for the short blurbs. The music, however, is what matters most. Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: The Pains […]

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The Matinee June 6th

The Matinee June 6th

The Matinee June 6th buzzes with some anthemic rockers, personal folk-pop songs, and, of course, one ’80s-inspired tune. Oh, there’s one cover song that will rock your world for how the band re-imagined a classic disco tune.   Autre Monde – “I Want My Enemies to Prosper” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Wolf Parade, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs Protest music is back […]

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The Matinee March 3rd

The Matinee March 3rd

The Matinee March 3rd include 6 new awesome tracks to get your weekend started off right. We have newcomers today, a couple of our favorites and a very legendary and established band. Tracks range from high energy rock to a chilled out vibe. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists represented today include Canada, the US, […]

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Denver, Colorado – “Trams Of Gothenburg” (single premiere)

Denver, Colorado – “Trams Of Gothenburg” (single premiere)

Five months ago, sound engineer Simeon Pappinen Hillert quietly announced the arrival of Denver, Colorado, his first endeavor into the competitive music industry. With the assistance of Elin-Louise Ahlberg (backing vocals) and Claes Fredholm (drums), Hillert delivered his debut single, “Eternal Love // Unusual Fog.” The song was a four-minute, multi-faceted gem that absolutely dazzled us. It has taken a […]

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The Matinee December 15th

The Matinee December 15th

It is only ten days until Santa breaks into millions of homes around the world, and if you’re fretting the day The Matinee December 15th will ease your nerves. As usual, we’ve traveled far and wide for new music. Do listen to the very end, as the last song is one of the most moving and powerful songs of the […]

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The Matinee December 13th

The Matinee December 13th

The Matinee December 13th returns to its global roots with 9 new songs. Well, one is a cover, but it sounds like a new song. Let’s get to the music.   Aurora Blue – “Cool Woman” (Orillia, ON, Canada) RIYL: Tennis, Bec Sandridge, Alvvays With the arrival of Alvvays, a wave of harmonious and melodic indie rock has overtaken the […]

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The Matinee November 25th

The Matinee November 25th

You don’t need to lineup to find new music on this Black Friday, as The Matinee November 25th edition will address your needs. Today, we have six new songs by artists representing Norway, Sweden, Wales, England, and the U.S.A. We kick things off with one of the indie-pop’s rising stars.   Annabel Jones x Nebbra – “Stay” (London, England) RIYL: […]

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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 17th

The Matinee October 17th

The Matinee October 17th includes six new tracks to kick off your week. We have a couple of blistering indie rock tracks to get your week started off proper and also tracks that inspire sitting back and relaxing a bit along with singer-songwriter fare and dreamy psych rock that both whisk you away to somewhere serene. We hope you find […]

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Douse – “The Light in You Has Left”

Douse – “The Light in You Has Left”

As the spatial beats of Jeremiah Ackermann’s drums open “The Importance of Each Other” which are later accompanied by the delicate keys of Patrick Farrugia, an anticipation arises that Douse‘s debut album will be a wonderful experience. When frontwoman Alea Rae Clark’s gorgeous vocals enter the scene along with the delayed, crystalline guitar, the expectations are quickly changed. This isn’t […]

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The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd extends to ten songs. The list is in reverse alphabetical order. Be sure to read and listen right to the bottom; otherwise, you’ll miss a treat from a singer-songwriter with one of the best baritones on the planet.   Vaudou Game – “Revolution” (Lyon, France & Lomé, Togo) RIYL: Fela Kuti, Konono No. 1, Bombino, James […]

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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 14th

The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th has an eclectic mix of tracks today that will help you get through your busy week. We have awesome gritty indie rock, amazing singer-songwriter, sunny synthpop, and a bit of psych inspired rock. Artists represent the US, the UK and Canada today. Blonde Roses – “Bullet” (New Orleans, USA) RIYL: Be Calm Honcho, Bernaccia, Field Mouse […]

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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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The Matinee September 8th

The Matinee September 8th

Because of the large quantities of great new music we have received this week, The Matinee September 8th has nine songs. I’ll keep the descriptions as brief as possible, so that you can enjoy the great tunes. We kick things off with a really special project.   Melted Mirror – “Hungry Shades” (Calgary, Canada) from Taking It To Heart, Volume […]

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The Matinee August 26th

The Matinee August 26th

The Matinee August 26th includes six new tracks to keep you moving. For this fine Friday we have upbeat synth pop, feel good indie rock and a little singer songwriter fare. Most of our artists are representing the US, also with support from Canada and the UK. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more on our Saturday Sampler and […]

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The Matinee August 25th

The Matinee August 25th

Eight songs occupy The Matinee August 25th edition. Lots of sizzle and a bit of shimmer in this mini-playlist.   As Was – “Stains” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Diane Coffee, Portugal. The Man, AXIS: SOVA There is very little information about Los Angeles band As Was other than they have been around for three years already and fronted by Kosta […]

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The Matinee June 28th

The Matinee June 28th

Eight songs occupy The Matinee June 28th edition, which offers a range of music that includes electro-pop, southern rock, art-rock, and even some disco-pop. I’ll keep this as brief as possible so you an enjoy these great new tunes.   ANi GLASS – “Y Ddawns” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Bats for Lashes, Karen O, Goldfrapp You might be familiar with the […]

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The Matinee May 27th

The Matinee May 27th

The Matinee May 27th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure we have a mix of lo-fi garage fare, indie rock, synth pop, and indie rock. We hope this starts your weekend off right. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more on our Saturday Sampler. We have quite a few countries represented today including New Zealand, Russia, Finland,  […]

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