Tag: disco-punk

The Matinee ’18 February 13th

The Matinee ’18 February 13th

The Matinee ’18 February 13th rocks. Literally, the nine songs are predominantly rock tunes – or have basis in rock ‘n roll, indie rock, punk rock, or folk-rock. There is one song, however, that’s beyond categorization. For the most part, this mini-playlist will get the blood flowing, so you can skip that second or third cup of coffee and opt […]

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Shopping – ‘The Official Body’ (album review)

Shopping – ‘The Official Body’ (album review)

The Official Body by Shopping Since the early part of this decade, Shopping have established themselves as the one of the most unexpected bands on the planet – a trio that is making post-punk danceable. Call it disco-punk if you will, but whatever the categorization their music is contagious musically and extremely witty lyrically. Their debut album, Consumer Complaints, introduced […]

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Glass Spells – “I Know What I Want” (single premiere)

Glass Spells – “I Know What I Want” (single premiere)

It’s been four years since the Yeah Yeah Yeahs released Mosquito, and there hasn’t been any news about them getting back into the studio and recording a new album. Their performance in Brooklyn last week offers a glimmer of hope, but until they say something we’ll keep our hopes to a minimum. While we wait for Karen O-fronted band to […]

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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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DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats work crowd into frenzy at House of Targ (photo essay)

Ottawa got a taste of DZ Deathrays this summer at RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, and this viewer was especially impressed with their performance. So when I heard they were returning to town to play House of Targ, I was very intrigued. This time, they were performing with Dine Alone Records label-mates Dune Rats in what has been dubbed the International Disaster […]

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The Matinee September 20th

The Matinee September 20th

As there is so much good music being released lately, The Matinee September 20th features ten amazing, new songs. The mini-playlist features two songs from Australia, Sweden, and the USA, and one each from New Zealand, Denmark, England, and Canada.   BEATCOMBER – “Sick Breeze” (Wellington, New Zealand) RIYL: Beach Day, Beach Baby, ALVVAYS We kick things off with some […]

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The Matinee August 23rd

The Matinee August 23rd

As you start day two of the work week and the second-to-last week of summer, The Matinee August 23rd will provide the shot of adrenaline you need. From electronic to art-pop to indie-rock to industrial, there is a little bit of everything.   Chasms – “Black Ice” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Savages, Jenny Hval Very few bands have names that […]

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Saturday Sampler August 6th

Saturday Sampler August 6th

As usual, the Saturday Sampler August 6th edition features 10 new songs from the recent past. There is a lot of variety in today’s mini-playlists, featuring artists with origins in Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, England, Scotland, New Zealand, and, of course, the USA. Duchess Says – “I Repeat Myself” (Montreal, Canada) RIYL: The Runaways, Joy Division, Bugeye The Sampler begins […]

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Bugeye – “Never Let You Go” EP

Bugeye – “Never Let You Go” EP

Second chances are hard to come by, so when they arrive it is imperative to fully take advantage of them. That is exactly what Bugeye have done. Originally formed in the ’90s by three friends, the trio established a firm footprint on the London music scene. They were the original Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a band who made fiery yet hip-shaking […]

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Bugeye – “Never Let You Go” (single premiere)

Bugeye – “Never Let You Go” (single premiere)

Last month, one of London’s great underground bands Bugeye re-emerged after a lengthy hiatus – a band that got us excited upon hearing their return. Their first single in nearly fifteen years was “Disco Dancer”, a 3.5-minute, dizzying, disco-punk track. Today, they share their second single, “Never Let You Go”, which we are immensely pleased to premiere today. “Never Let […]

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The Matinee May 24th

The Matinee May 24th

We have eight songs featured on The Matinee May 24th edition. There are some familiar names and plenty of new ones. Just to change things up, the songs are listed in reverse, alphabetical order.   WILDES – “Illuminate” (London, England) RIYL: Lorde, Daughter, Lana Del Rey Earlier this year, 19-year old Ella Wilde – or simply WILDES – released one […]

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Glass Spells – “Rebellion” (video premiere)

Glass Spells – “Rebellion” (video premiere)

Last fall, Karen O told Rolling Stone Magazine that there weren’t any immediate plans for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to record again, as she was “in the full-time job of [motherhood] at the moment.” To the chagrin of fans around the word, we’re left wondering when, if there will be another album. Just as that news was dropped, an unexpected […]

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