Tag: Blues-Rock

The Matinee April 18th

The Matinee April 18th

Following Hollie’s lead on yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, The Matinee April 18th features nine new songs that span the spectrum of new music. Bedouine – “Dusty Eyes” (Los Angeles, USA via Aleppo, Syria) RIYL: Julia Jacklin, Natalie Prass, Hope Sandoval As we enter the third week of April, we’re still looking for this year’s breakout, singer-songwriter. An artist who could follow […]

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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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Frederick The Younger – “Human Child”

Frederick The Younger – “Human Child”

Many US cities are known for a specific sound. Chicago has blues. San Francisco has become the place where psychedelic and garage rock have been re-imagined. Nashville is country music. Brooklyn and Austin are the meccas of indie music. Louisville, Kentucky, though, does not have a specific genre to which it could attach itself. Instead, with the likes of My […]

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The Matinee January 26th

The Matinee January 26th

We’re going really deep on today’s The Matinee January 26th edition. Sure, there are a couple of familiar names, but for the most part today’s mini-playlist features hidden gems and bands just getting started. To kick things off, we begin with the premiere of a brand new duo’s debut single.   Bad Flamingo – “Whiskey Lies” (Tennessee, USA) (debut single and […]

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The Matinee November 22nd

The Matinee November 22nd

The Matinee November 22nd offers nine new music singles whose sole aim is to disarm you. There are songs for rockers. Tracks for those who wish to daydream. And there are tunes that will leave you breathless. Once again, the artists come from different parts of the globe, although there is a noticeable English presence.   Cuesta Loeb – “Charlotte […]

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The Matinee November 18th

The Matinee November 18th

The Baudelaires – “Bomber Dan” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: The Dandy Warhols, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Tame Impala Australia knows what’s up but it’s time for the rest of the world to get hip to The Baudelaires. This quartet from Melbourne, Australia have been catching people’s attention since their debut EP in mid 2014. After the EP release, they’ve been playing […]

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LOCKS – “Wishbone” (single premiere)

LOCKS – “Wishbone” (single premiere)

When thinking about musicians who brilliantly bridge the divide between music and the theatrical, names like Nick Cave, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Sarah Brightman come immediately to mind. These legends are not merely writing songs, but they are crafting imaginative stories. Fables and tales that could be placed on library shelves alongside Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan […]

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The Matinee October 25th

The Matinee October 25th

The Matinee October 25th edition is a bit mellower, featuring indie rock, indie folk, folk-rock, electro-pop, dream-pop, blues rock, and some funky weirdness. Just take a listen below and you’ll quickly understand what the last term means. Bryde – “Wouldn’t That Make You Feel Good?” (Brixton, England) RIYL: PJ Harvey, Emma Ruth Rundle, TORRES 2016 has been the Year of […]

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The Matinee October 3rd

The Matinee October 3rd

The Matinee October 3rd includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure for your jumpstart to this fine week. We have a mix of amazing indie rock, upbeat synthpop, captivating shoe gaze inspired rock and a bit of psych inspired rock. We have artists representing the US and the UK today. Harlea – ‘Miss Me” (London, England) RIYL: The Kills, […]

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The Matinee September 20th

The Matinee September 20th

As there is so much good music being released lately, The Matinee September 20th features ten amazing, new songs. The mini-playlist features two songs from Australia, Sweden, and the USA, and one each from New Zealand, Denmark, England, and Canada.   BEATCOMBER – “Sick Breeze” (Wellington, New Zealand) RIYL: Beach Day, Beach Baby, ALVVAYS We kick things off with some […]

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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 9th

The Matinee September 9th

The Matinee September 9th includes six brand new tracks for your listening pleasure. Today we have a mix of awesome indie rock, amazing blues rock, folk inspired indie rock and a nice dose of funk inspired indie rock. We are hoping today’s offerings get your Friday off to an upbeat start. We have Canada, the US and the UK represented […]

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The Matinee August 16th

The Matinee August 16th

Eight songs are shared on The Matinee August 16th edition. The artists are from the usual suspect of countries, but you will also find one surprising destination. Mongolia. You read that correctly – Mongolia. We get things started, however, with a favorite of ours.   American Wrestlers – “Give Up” (St. Louis, USA via Scotland) RIYL: The Pains of Being […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th is a solo job, so hopefully I’ve done a good job at filling in for Hollie. Ten songs are featured as always with two prominent bands highlighting the banquet of new music.   Ali Beletic – “Ends Of The Earth”(Sonoran Desert via Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Patti Smith, Fiona Apple, Angel Olsen Back in February when […]

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The Matinee June 9th

The Matinee June 9th

Since Wendy offered six awesome rockers on yesterday’s mini-playlist, today The Matinee June 9th features seven more melodic and haunting tunes. Well, there are two edgier numbers in there. Can’t have a playlist that is entirely melodic can we? Darkswoon – “Necromancer” (Portland, USA) RIYL: Julianna Barwick, Slowdive, Lower Dens, Briana Marela It’s a bit difficult to describe the music […]

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The Matinee June 2nd

The Matinee June 2nd

We have another 9 songs on The Matinee June 2nd. Because of the length, we will the descriptions relatively brief so you can enjoy this great array of music. You might notice there is a bit of a Gothic theme to the mini-playlist.   Casey Burge – “Comin’ Fulfilled” (Portland, Oregon) RIYL: Astronauts, etc., Cullen Omori, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sunbathe […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th features eight song for your listening pleasure. Taking a page out of Wendy’s playbook, the songs come from artists spread across the globe – from Russia to Australia, from New Zealand to Norway, and cutting across England, Canada, and the United States.   Antrru – “Нуар” (St. Petersburg, Russia via Minsk, Belarus) RIYL: Flume, TYCHO, Stefan […]

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The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th edition is another extended one featuring eight great new songs (well, relatively new). There are some upbeat numbers, some euphoric pop-rock anthems, and cool, intimate songs. It’s perfect for a Thursday or Friday, wherever you may be.   Alex the Astronaut – “Holes In The Story” (New York City, USA via Sydney, Australia) Before getting into […]

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Seratones – “Get Gone”

Seratones – “Get Gone”

For nearly a decade, Seratones have been honing their craft within and around their hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Despite winning the Louisiana Music Prize in 2013 and being named by Rolling Stone as one of the ten artists to watch that same year, success and popularity has alluded the quartet. Things started to turn the corner for AJ Haynes (vocals/guitar), […]

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The Matinee March 31st

The Matinee March 31st

For The Matinee March 31st edition, we have six artists and bands who are well positioned to be among music’s biggest, new stars of 2016. Roots rock, art-soul, indie pop, blues rock, indie pop, and indie rock, these six names will be making a huge imprint on their respective genres.   Esme Patterson – “Feel Right” (Portland via Denver USA) […]

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