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The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th covers a lot of ground geographically and musically. You’ll be fist-pumping, dancing, or sitting back to absorb the tremendous songwriting. The mini-playlist commences with one of our long-time favorites.   THYLA – “Blame” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Estrons, Paramore, Wolf Alice Three years into their careers, Thyla are gradually moving up the popularity charts, but swimming […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition features eight songs, three of which come from a special and an important compilation. The mini-playlist also includes a tune from one of indie rock’s greatest bands of the past decade and the debut single from an outfit hoping to join them one day.   Wharf Cat Records Singles from the ACLU Benefit […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 22nd

The Matinee ’18 February 22nd

Nine more songs occupy The Matinee ’18 February 22nd. A couple of indie giants return and plenty of smaller bands that you ought to know. Anyway, let’s get to the music. Speedy Ortiz – “Lucky 88” (Boston, USA) RIYL: Veruca Salt, Hop Along, Girlpool As a band enters the “veteran” phase of their careers, they tend to dial down the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 17th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 17th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a strictly American playlist for a change. The Melodic Tonic May 17th edition features sun-kissed singles from the four corners of the U.S., from the Pacific Northwest and southern California to New York City and down to Florida. Escape into these tunes for some sweet relief from the news!   RAC – “I Still […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 26th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 26th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features six tasty treats from the UK and USA. From indie power pop supergroups to dazzling British synthpop, this mini playlist infuses your day with infectious beats.   Filthy Friends – “Any Kind of Crowd” (Portland, USA) RIYL: Sleater-Kinney, R.E.M., Minus 5 The music scene has a surplus of “supergroups” these days, but few […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 15th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 15th

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! SXSW is in full swing, so today’s collection of five new tunes begins in Austin with a group who got their start at the festival. The other singles include British post-punk, Italian New Wave, American indie synth pop, and a sweeping instrumental track that defies genre norms. Let’s kick things off […]

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Saturday Sampler February 11th

Saturday Sampler February 11th

Saturday Sampler February 11th edition has another delectable serving of new music treats. Lots of these songs will get you up and moving while others will have you contemplating the world today. Anyway, let’s get the feast underway! Body Music – “Just One” (New York City & Boston via Medellín, Colombia) RIYL: Martha Wash, Black Box, disco/house Kick off your weekend […]

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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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Saturday Sampler December 17th

Saturday Sampler December 17th

Are you ready to shake up your weekend? The Saturday Sampler December 17th edition offers eight sparkling gems guaranteed to move you. The singles are the work of artists from England, Italy, Sweden, and the USA. With the holidays fast approaching, this mini playlist is our gift to you. Cheers!   Active Bird Community – “Dead Legs” (New York City, […]

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MADEIRA, girlboss light up Wellington’s MOON (gig review and photo essay)

MADEIRA, girlboss light up Wellington’s MOON (gig review and photo essay)

On a cool, Saturday evening, Wellington’s favorite dive bar MOON opened its doors to MADEIRA and girlboss. Given the music that these two singer-songwriters have crafted to date, expectations were that the show would be very intimate. The opposite was true to delight of the few hundred people in attendance. The headliner this night was MADEIRA. Featured a few times in […]

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MADEIRA – “Bad Humors” EP

MADEIRA – “Bad Humors” EP

Music is immensely therapeutic, whether one is the artist or the listener. For Kim Pflaum, the former member and co-founder of rising New Zealand electro-pop band Yumi Zouma, the past two-plus years have been dedicated to healing and finding herself again. The struggles, the pain, and the redemption of this time are revealed on her tantalizing and thoughtful debut EP, Bad Humors, […]

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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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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 August 11th

The Matinee August 11th

The Matinee August 11th is a little different today in that of the eight artists, only one comes from the United States. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and England are the other four countries represented. Take a listen and discover some of music’s brightest new stars.   Zuzu – “Get Off” (Liverpool, England) RIYL: Colleen Green, Courtney Barnett, Swearin’ Very little […]

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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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Saturday Sampler for July 9th

Saturday Sampler for July 9th

The Saturday Sampler for July 9th has a strong nostalgic feel, buzzing with songs that echo with beauty of the ’70s and hints of the psychedelic surfer ’60s. There are, of course, some tunes that offer a contemporary approach. These ten songs offer a variety sure to make your weekend blissful. The Academic – “Mixtape 2003” (Mullingar, Ireland) RIYL: The Strokes, […]

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The Matinee June 14th

The Matinee June 14th

The Matinee June 14th edition is an extended one with eight new singles. The list is provided in reverse alphabetical order today just to change things up.   Strange Relations – “Ceremonies” (Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN, USA) RIYL: Yumi Zouma, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Purity Ring With school out and summer here, it is the time of year […]

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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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Saturday Sampler for March 12th

Saturday Sampler for March 12th

Saturday Sampler for March 12th has a little bit of everything to let you prepare for the coming of spring. The music is lush and mesmerizing, titillating and immersive, rocking and blistering. It’s the perfect way to start the weekend. As always, we have 10 songs from hidden gems that you ought to know, so if you know these bands […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7

This week’s serving of the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7 offers six new music cocktails that have plenty of animal magnetism: rabbits and tigers and cats (oh my), as well as some beautiful harmonies from the eastern side of the States. We’ve got the latest singles from Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit, Italy’s Sequoyah Tiger, and Seattle’s Tacocat, plus hot new indie pop from […]

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