Tag: Dream Folk

The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd

We’ve truly gone around the world with today’s new music selections. The Matinee June 22nd spans four continents and seven countries. Three songs are a couple of weeks old, and we’re wondering how the heck we missed them! Fortunately, they’re still fresh and worthy of being heard for weeks, if not months, on end. A. Sinclair – “Just Remind Me” […]

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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 May 30th

The Matinee May 30th

We truly are mining indie music’s hidden gems on The Matinee May 30th edition. Every single one of the nine artists and bands featured below have fewer than 1200 Facebook followers. Some even have yet to hit triple digits and have a very minimal social media presence. That’s how “new” they are, but they deserve your complete attention for creating […]

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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 18th

The Matinee May 18th

The Matinee May 18th is full of surprises, featuring songs by some really popular indie bands and emerging artists you ought to know. We hope this collection of new tunes won’t disappoint. Alexa Dark – “Blur” (London, England / New York City, USA) RIYL: Ali Beletic, Rodes Rollins, Jack River The opening strains of Alexa Dark‘s new single, “Blur,” may remind you of […]

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The Matinee May 5th

The Matinee May 5th

Today is the mother of music days. There is so much great music and albums dropping over the past 6 to 24 hours, and The Matinee May 5th is just a microcosm of this great day.  We have a myriad of tracks for your listening pleasure. We have artists representing Australia, Iceland, Sweden, and the US  We hope you find […]

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The Matinee May 2nd

The Matinee May 2nd

The Matinee May 2nd offers a mix-and-match collection of new music. There are some fiery rockers, some tender folk tunes, and some get-up-and-move songs. Just listen below to discover some great new music from around the globe. Brass Phantoms – “Waiting Up” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Foals, Kasabian, City Calm Down As U2 gets ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of […]

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Thoughtdream – “Colette” (single premiere)

Thoughtdream – “Colette” (single premiere)

Chemistry. It’s more than just a science, especially when discussing the indescribable bond between two people. It often happens suddenly when two strangers meet, as a connection joins them quickly like a strike of lightning. Such encounters require a great deal of good fortune and luck, but when they occur something brilliant blossoms. For Jesse Flamand and Jeremy Rompala, their […]

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The Matinee April 25th

The Matinee April 25th

The Matinee April 25th is a humdinger of a playlist, featuring nine songs by artists representing five countries. There are some luxurious ballads, edgy rockers, quirky pop tunes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the new music. Antonioni – “Love Is A Landmark” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Mothers In every corner of the globe, a person is crying […]

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French for Rabbits & Secret Knives perform at San Fran in Wellington (photo essay)

French for Rabbits & Secret Knives perform at San Fran in Wellington (photo essay)

A lot has changed since French for Rabbits first formed in 2012. At the time, Brooke Singer and John Fitzgerald were two friends living in the cozy, seaside town of Waikuku Beach on New Zealand’s South Island and writing whispery, wind-swept dream-folk and dream-pop. After the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Spirits, the duo saw their popularity heighten […]

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The Matinee March 13th

The Matinee March 13th

The Matinee March 13th has six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope this gets your week started off right. We have a nice mix of indie songs ranging from electro pop, indie rock and singer-songwriter fare.Artists represent the Australia, the UK and the US. Brett Newski – “I Don’t Wanna Go to SXSW” (Milwaukee, USA) RIYL: Elliot Smith, […]

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Discovering Sea Offs’ dazzling “Unfound” (single premiere)

Discovering Sea Offs’ dazzling “Unfound” (single premiere)

The most powerful music is one that penetrates deep into our soul and reaches parts that nothing else can touch. A memory, an event, a person, or a period of time may be recalled, and a tidal wave of emotions flood our entire being. For a few fleeting minutes, the experience can be magical, euphoric, or even painful, but it […]

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Belle Mare – “Heaven Forget”

Belle Mare – “Heaven Forget”

One of the most important characteristics any indie band must have is patience, and Belle Mare has it in spades. The project of Brooklyn couple Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone, Belle Mare quietly emerged on the indie music radar in 2013 when they shared their debut EP, The Boat of the Fragile Mind. It was filled with eight, stunning tracks […]

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The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th has an eclectic mix of tracks today that will help you get through your busy week. We have awesome gritty indie rock, amazing singer-songwriter, sunny synthpop, and a bit of psych inspired rock. Artists represent the US, the UK and Canada today. Blonde Roses – “Bullet” (New Orleans, USA) RIYL: Be Calm Honcho, Bernaccia, Field Mouse […]

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The Matinee August 19th

The Matinee August 19th

The Matinee August 19th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have an eclectic mix today including singer-songwriter, synth pop, garage inspired indie rock, funk-r&b-soul far along with some shoegaze goodness. Artists represent Australia, Finland, the UK, the US and the Netherlands today. Check back tomorrow for our Saturday sampler and Sunday for our mega-mega playlist from all […]

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The Matinee August 4th

The Matinee August 4th

The Matinee August 4th features an 8-pack of new music. As usual, we have hit a few different countries on our daily investigation to uncover indie music’s hidden gems. Take a listen and you just might find another artist to add to your own playlist.   Anil Sebastian – “Human” (London, England) RIYL: Rhye, The Antlers, Phoria There are so […]

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The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th takes stops in Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the USA, before arriving in England for some new music. Hear eight “new” songs by some of the best and brightest artists from around the planet.   Aldous Harding – “Stop Your Tears” (Lyttleton, New Zealand) RIYL: Nadia Reid, Gillian Welch, Aoife O’Donovan For a few years, […]

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Haux – “All We’ve Known” EP

Haux – “All We’ve Known” EP

Early in 2015, a little-known act called Haux quietly made waves on the indie scene. More accurately, Woodson Black, the man behind Haux, re-emerged as a new entity, moving away from the indie-folk of his debut EP, The Bluest Sage, to a glacial dream-folk/dream-pop sound. Although there are similarities to Bon Iver, Haux has transformed the genre on his beautiful […]

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The Matinee June 15th

The Matinee June 15th

Wendy is on holiday this week so Hollie and Ben are doing double duty and taking over The Matinee June 15th edition (and also this Friday’s edition). We hope Wendy approves of our mini-playlist, which covers a vast array of genres – Afropunk, alternative rock, soul and R&B, dream-pop, gothic Americana, and folk-rock.   50FootWave – “God’s Not a Dick” […]

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The Matinee June 9th

The Matinee June 9th

Since Wendy offered six awesome rockers on yesterday’s mini-playlist, today The Matinee June 9th features seven more melodic and haunting tunes. Well, there are two edgier numbers in there. Can’t have a playlist that is entirely melodic can we? Darkswoon – “Necromancer” (Portland, USA) RIYL: Julianna Barwick, Slowdive, Lower Dens, Briana Marela It’s a bit difficult to describe the music […]

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