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Saturday Sampler March 18th

Saturday Sampler March 18th

Whether you’re nursing the hangover after celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just need a boost to get the weekend going, let the Saturday Sampler March 18th edition be your remedy. We have nine cool new tunes to brighten your day. Chastity Belt – “Different Now” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Beach House, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Wild Nothing The world today has us all feeling […]

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The Matinee March 14th

The Matinee March 14th

The Matinee March 14th traverses the globe for some cool, new music. Eight countries are represented today, and some of these artists are currently at SXSW.   Calvin Love – “Sugar Hives” (Edmonton, Canada) RIYL: John Lennon, Leif Vollebekk, Cameron Avery It’s time to start referring Calvin Love as a genius. The Edmonton-based singer-songwriter has an incredible way with words, […]

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Sarah Bethe Nelson – ‘Oh, Evolution’ (album review)

Sarah Bethe Nelson – ‘Oh, Evolution’ (album review)

Sarah Bethe Nelson‘s debut album, Fast-Moving Clouds, was one of 2015’s biggest surprises. Her intimate and poignant songwriting and the hazy psychedelic-pop were spellbinding. Beneath the music, however, was a grittiness, a confidence, and an exclamation of perseverance and self-fulfillment. Not surprisingly, the album left a lasting impression on us, and we anxiously waited for her sophomore effort. Two weeks […]

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The Matinee February 23rd

The Matinee February 23rd

Another day and another mini-playlist, and The Matinee February 23rd edition features nine stirring singles. We expand the countries covered today because, well, why not?   Aadae – “River Of Tears” (London, England) RIYL: Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige To kick off today’s mini-playlist is a young artist who personifies what music ought to be and what we strive […]

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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 19th

The Matinee January 19th

As The Matinee January 19th edition demonstrates, women are taking over the music industry. We’ve long purported that female artists are creating some of the most creative, ambitious, and meaningful music today. Eight of the nine songs below are either by a female singer-songwriter or a woman-fronted band. And this is a global phenomenon, as the artists are from Ireland, […]

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The Matinee December 9th

The Matinee December 9th

You won’t find an East Coast bias on The Matinee December 9th edition, as four of the six songs come from America’s western seaboard. But regardless of geography, each song has a retro feel, which is ideal during this time when we should be reminiscing.   The Feelies – “Been Replaced” (Haledon, NJ, USA) RIYL: Wire, Mission of Burma The […]

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Saturday Sampler December 3rd

Saturday Sampler December 3rd

Saturday Sampler December 3rd offers ten songs that will heat up the wintry nights up north while adding extra sizzle to the temperatures in the south. There’s a bit of everything, so get ready to move, shake, and shimmer.   Dead Naked Hippies – “Lights Out” (Leeds, England) RIYL: Savages, Siouxsie Sioux, Estrons It’s the weekend and you might need […]

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Elephant Stone – “Ship of Fools”

Elephant Stone – “Ship of Fools”

Since arriving in 2009, Elephant Stone has been synonymous with psychedelic rock in Canada. Through three albums, the Montreal-based trio were a modern-day George Harrison. Their music infused classical Indian influences and instruments – specifically the sitar, tabla, and esraj – to create their hallucinating sound. For their fourth album, Ship of Fools, the band explore vast new territory. Disco, […]

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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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Saturday Sampler November 12th

Saturday Sampler November 12th

We truly have gone global with the Saturday Sampler November 12th edition. This mini-playlist is like an around-the-world trip, but the medium is music as opposed to an airplane. Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy this sonic journey, which begins in Sweden and then heads to Denmark, France, England, Norway, Cameroon, USA, Indonesia, and Australia.   Flora Cash – “Sadness Is Taking […]

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Saturday Sampler October 8th

Saturday Sampler October 8th

Saturday Sampler October 8th edition is the early long weekend treat for those in Canada (Happy Thanksgiving!) and the United States. So before you indulge in turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin up north or in a variety of cocktails down south, warm up with these ten delectable, new music singles. We have music from New Zealand, Ireland, England, Sweden, Canada, and […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32

Today’s Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32 features a refreshing serving of new music cocktails. The five songs are by artists from Australia, Belarus, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S. Since today is Labor Day in the U.S., it seems appropriate to kick off today’s post with some Americana geared to hard working people and hardworking bands who are told their work […]

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Saturday Sampler September 3rd

Saturday Sampler September 3rd

We could dedicate the Saturday Sampler September 3rd edition to the long weekend in North America or to all the dads celebrating Father’s Day in Australia and New Zealand, but we’re not. Instead, this playlist goes to Alice Costelloe and Kacey Underwood, who announced on Thursday that Big Deal was dissolving. We wish the two all the best, especially after […]

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The Matinee August 30th

The Matinee August 30th

The Matinee August 30th is the perfect way to end summer. There are eight new singles, all of which will have you shaking in your boots. There are anthemic, summer rockers and hard hitting, emotional roller coasters. They all have one thing in common – they are all absolutely awesome.   Ablebody – “Gaucho” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: The Pains […]

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Saturday Sampler August 27th

Saturday Sampler August 27th

The Saturday Sampler August 27th edition features a global tour of great music. Join us as we journey from Wales and Norway to New Zealand via the U.S. and Canada. These ten singles from both veteran and emerging artists will transport you to another time and place, only without all the jet-lag.   Baby Queens – “Tired Of Love” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Groove Theory, Warpaint, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 29

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 29

Welcome to a fresh serving of new music cocktails! This week’s selections include some delicious dark Scottish synthpop, a bit of Dutch garage/grunge and Irish indie rock, plus a pair of gems from the U.S. Let’s get things started with a Glaswegian band we’re featuring for the first time. WHITE – “I Liked You Better When You Needed Me” (Glasgow, Scotland) […]

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Death Valley Girls – “Glow In The Dark”

Death Valley Girls – “Glow In The Dark”

Death Valley Girls are living in the wrong era. As the vast majority artists and bands are writing songs about love, scoring with someone else, or partying hard, the Los Angeles quartet have set their sights on changing the world on their buzzsaw sophomore album, Glow In The Dark. Call it protest music, call it revolutionary, call it anti-establishment, whatever […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Welcome to this week’s fresh serving of new music cocktails, American style. Since 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of two classic American albums (Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, today we’re pleased to share covers of two artists paying tribute to them both. Also on tap is a trio of songs from artists whose modern folk and sunny […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 20

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 20

Today’s serving of new music cocktails comes with a recommendation guide. When you’re trying to decide which music to dive into, sometimes it helps to have a few starting points for comparison. You wouldn’t recommend a steakhouse to a vegetarian, just as you wouldn’t suggest black metal to a chillwave fan, right? That’s our view. Hopefully the “RIYL” (Recommended If […]

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