Tag: Disco Pop

The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th is full of surprises with a few all-time favorites unveiling new songs to go with tracks from fast-rising “newcomers”. There’s a bit of almost everything below, from rockers to slow burners to melodic ballads. Happy Friday everyone! Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Courtney Barnett We still remember the day – one of […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 15th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 February 15th – North American Edition

Earlier today we shared the World Edition of The Matinee, which you can find here. Now it’s time for The Matinee ’18 February 15th – North American Edition. Six more songs featuring all-time favorites and a couple of new ones. We get started with one of the great indie artists of the past fifteen years.   Eleanor Friedberger – “In […]

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Tazmin Barnes – ‘Powerful’ (EP review)

Tazmin Barnes – ‘Powerful’ (EP review)

Achieving chart success with a debut EP is remarkable. Getting there again with a sophomore release can be trickier. Often the best material, honed over years of writing and playing live, gets consumed by the debut. Tazmin Barnes‘ new EP, Powerful, avoids the sophomore trap. Four distinctive yet unapologetically pop tracks display her vocal energy alongside mature songwriting. It’s not […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 30th

The Matinee ’18 January 30th

From fiery rockers to groovy funk and disco-filled joyrides to gorgeous ballads, The Matinee ’18 January 30th will leave you in awe. Well, the music on the mini-playlist did leave us gasping at times. We hope you enjoy today’s selection of new music, which features some familiar names (or past alumni with new names).   ALCABEAN – “Still Remember” (Copenhagen, […]

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Saturday Sampler January 27th

Saturday Sampler January 27th

The retro vibes are strong for your weekend playlist: the nine songs on the Saturday Sampler January 27th edition offer a kaleidoscopic range of sonic hues, from indie pop to psych rock and glam punk. Hopefully you will find a new favorite artist in this mix. Happy weekend!   The Aces – “Fake Nice” (Orem, UT, USA) RIYL: Hinds, Pale […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 23rd – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 January 23rd – World Edition

With so many great songs out, we’re offering another two-part playlist. For this one, The Matinee ’18 January 23rd – World Edition features seven songs from artists in six countries outside of North America. The US edition is now out, and you can listen to it here.   DUETS AND STUFF – “Serve Somebody” (somewhere in Sweden) RIYL: Tennis, Peter […]

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Saturday Sampler January 20th

Saturday Sampler January 20th

The Saturday Sampler January 20th edition brings you nine brilliant new songs from across the globe. Featuring artists from Austria, England, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S., today’s playlist offers a variety of genres to please every musical palette. We kick things off with a stunning Scandinavian artist.   Big Fox – “The Fight” (Malmö, Sweden) RIYL: Lisa Hannigan, Joan As […]

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Cut Copy’s meandering ‘Haiku from Zero’

Cut Copy’s meandering ‘Haiku from Zero’

Like many bands, the output from Australia’s Cut Copy has been brilliant at times, but other times inconsistent. Up until the release of Zonoscope in 2011, Cut Copy was gradually building their sound and specializing in a more modern dance electro-pop sound. They were becoming a well-known band, gradually moving up the totem of festival billings. However, with the current […]

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Saturday Sampler September 23rd

Saturday Sampler September 23rd

The Saturday Sampler September 23rd edition is the soundtrack to your weekend plans. Whether you’re hosting a big party, enjoying an intimate evening on the town, or just chilling at home, these nine tracks (featuring artists from Belgium, England, Spain, Sweden, and the USA) will match every scenario for the first weekend of autumn. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase […]

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The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th is in reverse alphabetical order so that a band we’ve featured often gets their chance to be at the top (granted, they’ve always had a special place in our hearts). The mini-playlist features a wide-range of genres, from old-school R&B and soul to smooth dream-pop, catchy indie-rock, and alt-country. There is also a fantastic track from […]

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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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The Matinee September 7th

The Matinee September 7th

Around and around we go, where The Matinee September 7th edition stops, no one knows! Well, we do know where it stops: today’s mini-playlist visits a country for the first time. Eight new songs are featured below, including the latest by one of indie’s greats, plus a 2008 single from one of the most underrated artists of our time.   […]

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The Matinee August 25th

The Matinee August 25th

From a powerful political song to some cool rockers to a groovy disco-pop number, The Matinee August 25th is the perfect way to spend Friday. There are some newcomers, a couple of bands who disappeared but then returned, and a legendary group who offered another surprise.   Baula – “Nova” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Lisa Hannigan, Ali Beletic, Land of Talk In […]

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The Matinee August 17th

The Matinee August 17th

The Matinee August 17th edition features nine songs to delight your senses – and some will bring you to your knees. You’ll want to dance and shimmy your shoulders, rock out, and even laugh out loud at times. So sit back and enjoy these new music treats. The first one, though, requires you to be sitting down with the tissues […]

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The Matinee August 15th

The Matinee August 15th

The Matinee August 15th will hopefully get you focused on the tasks at hand. Who are we kidding. The ten songs will have you contemplating the events of the world, reflect on your past, and mostly entertain you. As you listen to each song, hopefully you’ll fall head over heels for the artists and bands like we have. We kick […]

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The Matinee July 18th

The Matinee July 18th

The Matinee July 18th edition is perfect for these steamy summer nights. The songs are either radiant, dreamy, or really sultry with a wide range of genres included. Reggae, dream-folk, disco-pop, alternative rock, electronic rock, and a slice of Americana are among the selections.   French for Rabbits – “It Will Be Okay” (Wellington via Waikuku Beach, New Zealand) RIYL: […]

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Saturday Sampler July 1st

Saturday Sampler July 1st

Happy Canada Day! We could have prepared a Canada Day playlist, but in true Canadian spirit we’ve decided to celebrate the beautiful mosaic of new music across the globe. Some of the songs are by recognizable artists, and they are standing next to bands and musicians awaiting their major breakthrough. Enjoy the holiday weekend Canada and may everyone else have […]

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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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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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The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd once again features nine songs, and each one will intrigue you in different ways. Some will make you laugh while others will have you thinking about your place in the world. Whatever you’re feeling like today, hopefully the mini-playlist will satisfy your mood.   Perfume Genius – “Slip Away” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Arcade Fire, Future Islands, […]

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