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The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th

Old and new favorites collide on The Matinee November 17th edition. The mini-playlist has some sweet melodies and heartbreaking ballads plus a few upbeat numbers to get you in a perky mood. Although we usually list the songs alphabetically, we have to start with the return of a young woman who has amazed us when she introduced herself a little […]

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The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

We’ve changed things up today, so instead of the Melodic Tonic we’re sharing The Matinee November 15th edition. The mini-playlist’s tile might be different and the author is the other guy, but one thing is definitely the same – you’ll only find great new music from around the globe. And since we’ve already stirred the pot, the artists/bands are listed […]

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The Matinee November 7th

The Matinee November 7th

We head off on another globetrotting adventure on The Matinee November 7th edition. There are nine songs in this mini-playlist, and each artist / band represents a different country. In other words, no single country is represented twice. Well sort of not represented twice (you’ll see below where one artist is based in one country but was born in another). […]

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Saturday Sampler November 4th

Saturday Sampler November 4th

The ten songs on the Saturday Sampler November 4th have two things in common. First, a retro vibe filters across each and every one of them with some tunes recalling great bands of the past and others taking classic genres into the future. Second, they are all filled with fantastic stories. A few are cinematic in nature, others are optimistic, […]

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The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd features get-up-on-your feet tunes, emotionally-moving numbers, and a song by a band with one of the great names in music history. You will be entertained, stunned, and just amazed by the talents of these nine bands and artists. Things get started with a humdinger of a disco-pop tune. argonaut&wasp – “Prove It To You” (Brooklyn, USA) […]

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Saturday Sampler September 9th

Saturday Sampler September 9th

For the most part, the Saturday Sampler September 9th edition has some upbeat and infectious earworms. There are, of course, also a couple of dark, throbbing tunes, but we think you’ll be completely engrossed by them, too. Be forewarned, these songs will cause plenty of head noodling and even some dancing, so warm up your appendages! Happy weekend, everyone!   […]

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Saturday Sampler August 26th

Saturday Sampler August 26th

Yesterday, Wendy and Ben featured only two artists from the US on The Matinee August 25th edition. For the Saturday Sampler August 26th version, Hollie and Ben have upped the ante and opted to just have one American band. Do we succeed? Of course we did! The selection on the Sampler is enticing, featuring songs from artists in seven countries. […]

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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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Mammút – ‘Kinder Versions’ (album review)

Mammút – ‘Kinder Versions’ (album review)

Woolly mammoths reigned the northern hemispheres during the Ice Age, but as everyone knows they have long been extinct. They can now only be spotted in museums and history books, never to rise again. Now a different type of giant is re-awakening, having adopted the Latin form of its name as their own. Icelandic band Mammút have returned with a […]

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Saturday Sampler April 15th

Saturday Sampler April 15th

The Saturday Sampler April 15th edition has plenty of sweet treats for your holiday weekend. These 9 songs from artists in England, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, and the US offer a variety of genres from indie folk to rap- and R&B-infused synthpop. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include every song we’ve covered this week.   BNQT – “Unlikely […]

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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 20th

The Matinee October 20th

The Matinee October 20th features a lucky seven pack of new music. Many of the songs sound fresh and exciting, offering new takes on genres that may have gotten a little long in the tooth. Of the seven songs, three come from the city of Melbourne. This is also the first time we have not shared anything from the USA. […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 28

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 28

Today’s new music cocktails are a bit darker and moodier than usual. These five artists offer something refreshing that will take your breath away. Let’s get things started with some vintage-inspired New Wave from an unlikely place.   Black Arcade – “Severed Lies” (Lexington, KY USA) RIYL: New Order, The Cure, Editors New Wave nostalgia has never felt fresher or more relevant than […]

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The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st features seven more new songs. They will all blow your mind, but in different and unique ways.   Field Mouse – “The Order Of Things” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: The History of Apple Pie, The Radio Dept., Twin Cinema Club Field Mouse has released first two singles from their forthcoming new album, Episodic. “The Mirror” showcased an […]

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Hunter As a Horse – “The Two Magics Vol.1” EP

Hunter As a Horse – “The Two Magics Vol.1” EP

When songwriter and vocalist Mia van Wyk and producer Paul Gala burst on the indie scene as Hunter As a Horse in 2013, the two immediately caught the attention of listeners and bloggers with their take of electronica. Akin to the works of early Phantogram and Porcelain Raft, their first set of singles – which ended up being compiled under […]

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The Living Gods Of Haiti – “Killing Lotus” EP

The Living Gods Of Haiti – “Killing Lotus” EP

We don’t often share electronic music on this site unless it is something that is innovative, fresh, and exciting. Even when we did Rendition and shared remixes, the preference always has been songs that would embed themselves into our psyche and haunt our minds for days or take us to dream-like places. When The Living Gods Of Haiti first arrived […]

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Saturday Sampler for February 27th

Saturday Sampler for February 27th

We have a bevy of delicious treats for you on the February 27th edition of the Saturday Sampler. Not just little morsels, but some mouth-watering, memorable, three-course audio meals for you. To get things started, we have an artist who will knock your socks off.   Ali Beletic – “Stone Fox” (Sonoran Desert via Brooklyn, USA) If the leather-clad, rock ‘n […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 13

Melodic Tonic, vol. 13

Welcome to a new week chock-full of new tunes! This week we’re bringing our “A” game so to speak, with singles from around the globe featuring artists from Africa, Argentina, Australia, and America. So without further ado, here’s the Melodic Tonic vol 13 … Petite Noir (Cape Town, South Africa) – “Best” Yesterday at New York City’s Afropunk Festival, an emerging African artist turned […]

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