Tag: cinematic indie

The Matinee June 26th

The Matinee June 26th

We have six awesome tracks today that range from soaring indie pop, upbeat synth pop, and straight up indie rock. We hope you discover your new favorite song or artist today. We have artists representing Australia, Greece, Sweden and the US today. Be The Bear – “Erupt” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Aurora, Björk, Kiiara Be The Bear is Swedish artist Christina […]

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Dig into Vita and the Woolf’s debut album ‘TUNNELS’ (album review)

Dig into Vita and the Woolf’s debut album ‘TUNNELS’ (album review)

Unfairly or not, expectations were raised for Vita and the Woolf after they made waves at SXSW in 2016. They were listed on several publications’ and websites’ favorite discoveries at the mammoth festival. Their single, “Brett”, which was released just prior to SXSW, sparked interest across the internet, including landing on our 2016 Mega, Mega Playlist of our favorite songs. […]

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Saturday Sampler June 17th

Saturday Sampler June 17th

Who needs an intro when the music on the Saturday Sampler June 17th is this decadent and sumptuous. Literally, just dive right in because these nine songs will be the highlights of your day.   Cathedrals – “With You” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Chairlift, GEMS, Sylvan Esso Taking time away from writing music can be a reinvigorating exercise and new, […]

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The Matinee June 15th

The Matinee June 15th

Like yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, we’ve scoured the globe for new music for The Matinee June 15th edition. The mini-playlist is bookended with two very familiar names. In between, you’ll find a mix of long-time favorites and a new artist making big splashes overseas. We start things off, however, with a song that isn’t so new but might be for younger […]

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The Matinee June 13th

The Matinee June 13th

The Matinee June 13th has a bit of a familiar feel in that many of the artists and bands listed before have been featured before. We kick things off with the return of one of indie rock’s great bands. Wolf Alice – “Yuk Foo” (London, England) RIYL: Siouxsie Sioux, Hole, Dead Kennedys In 2014 and 2015, Wolf Alice was the […]

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Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ (album review)

Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ (album review)

One of the great success stories of the past decade is Cigarettes After Sex, which started off as a dorm-room project of Greg Gonzalez. Without any support from a label, Gonzalez and his band’s success grew through the internet, as their hazy, immersive cinematic-pop was endlessly played on YouTube, SoundCloud, and every streaming service imaginable. What’s even more impressive is […]

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Zola Blood – ‘Infinite Games’ (album review)

Zola Blood – ‘Infinite Games’ (album review)

Escapism – habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) In a world that gets more chaotic by the day, an escape from reality is often required. Not everyone can afford to take a few days off and leave the chaos. Fewer people can jump on a plane […]

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Mt. Wolf – ‘Aetherlight’ (album review)

Mt. Wolf – ‘Aetherlight’ (album review)

Mt. Wolf have taken the circuitous path to indie success. They exploded out of the gate in 2012 with their debut EP, Life Size Ghost. But instead of capitalizing on the hype by immediately releasing a full-length album, they opted to take the slow, gradual path. A succession of singles and remixes and three other EPs would follow within a […]

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The Matinee May 25th

The Matinee May 25th

The Matinee May 25th edition gets the weekend started early with nine songs that will blow you away. Some are ferocious anthems and others will have you uttering three letters, “OMG”. Let’s get to it shall we. Bergfilm – “Nostalgic Love” (Cologne, Germany) RIYL: David Bowie, Joseph of Mercury, David Byrne It’s not often we say this but… don’t pay […]

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Saturday Sampler May 20th

Saturday Sampler May 20th

The Saturday Sampler May 20th edition is a musical feast. There is something for everyone today, and, as usual, it comes from different corners of the globe.   DWNTWN – “Bloodshot Eyes” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Hærts, Savoir Adore, Broods Indie pop band DWNTWN may hail from Los Angeles, but they have a rich musical pedigree. Front woman Jamie Leffler has music […]

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The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th has awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a myriad of tunes. Most are upbeat, so we hope today’s playlist kicks off the beginning to your weekend. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler, and then Sunday for our mega, mega playlist. Cigarettes After Sex – “Each Time You Fall In […]

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The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th edition explores eight countries for new music with wide-ranging genres. You won’t find two songs that sound alike here. Prepare to be amazed by these 9 talented bands and artists who hail from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA.   Attic Giant – “Blow” (Vienna, Austria) RIYL: Phox, The Head and the Heart, Shovels […]

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The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th feels like a playlist for a summer road trip, so each song will be associated with a traveling reference. This journey is the one heading home, so the list is in reverse alphabetical order. Umm – “Black Summer” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: The Dig, The Breeders, Communist Daughter Our journey begins on a coastal highway, where […]

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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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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 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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The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th is a work of art. Well, the music is. Find nine songs by artists from different parts of the globe. There’s a bit of everything – moving ballads, entrancing witch-rock, mesmerizing folktronica, ’80s glam-rock, and a whole lot more.   Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Orenda Fink, O+S Almost a year to the […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Ofeliadorme

SXSW 2017 Memories – Ofeliadorme

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 Ofeliadorme. Ofeliadorme are Italy’s answer to […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Tuvaband

SXSW 2017 Memories – Tuvaband

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 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 Tuvaband. Quietly, the Oslo-based duo of Tuva […]

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Hider unveils “You Look So Amazing” (single premiere)

Hider unveils “You Look So Amazing” (single premiere)

For decades, artists have hid their identities in order to maintain their anonymity and allow their music and craft speak for them. Daft Punk for years remained an unknown, as they took to the stage donning space suits and whatever costume in their wardrobe. Burial, Zhu, and deadmau5 achieved massive success in electronica without people discovering who they were. In […]

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