Tag: Dream Folk

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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The Matinee June 2nd

The Matinee June 2nd

We have another 9 songs on The Matinee June 2nd. Because of the length, we will the descriptions relatively brief so you can enjoy this great array of music. You might notice there is a bit of a Gothic theme to the mini-playlist.   Casey Burge – “Comin’ Fulfilled” (Portland, Oregon) RIYL: Astronauts, etc., Cullen Omori, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sunbathe […]

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French For Rabbits & Fraser Ross at Caroline (photo essay)

French For Rabbits & Fraser Ross at Caroline (photo essay)

Photos by Jasper Rain, words by Ben Yung with contributions from Jasper For the two of us, seeing New Zealand’s outfit French for Rabbits was high on the live music list. Their combination of dream-pop and indie folk has long mesmerized all of us at The Revue since we first featured them as a hidden gem and the subsequent occasions […]

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Perlo – “Masters” (video premiere)

Perlo – “Masters” (video premiere)

Atmospheric and ethereal, with softly lilting harmonies as gentle as a spring breeze – this is the experience that awaits you on the new single from emerging Portland, Oregon-based dream-folk duo Perlo. The music world hasn’t heard voices this captivating in years, so Henri Bardot and Marie Hsaio seem destined to pick up the mantle of harmonic folk standard-bearers once […]

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Damien Jurado – “Visions of Us on the Land”

Damien Jurado – “Visions of Us on the Land”

Damien Jurado has always been out of sync with his musical peers. He witnessed the nascent grunge movement from its Seattle epicenter – but as a singer-songwriter, not an angsty, rebellious punk. When the local, indie-folk revolution produced the likes of Fleet Foxes (then Father John Misty as a solo act) and The Head and The Heart, he was already […]

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The Matinee March 22nd

The Matinee March 22nd

We’re going global for the The Matinee March 22nd edition. Six acts, six countries, and a diversity of genres. Let’s get to the music, shall we?   BERRIES – “Waiting” (London, England) Two months ago, newcomers BERRIES surprised us with their gritty, little rocker “Lights”, which reminded us of a young Sleater-Kinney. Just yesterday they released their second single, “Waiting”, […]

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hd hausmann – “wring the moisture from the surf”

hd hausmann – “wring the moisture from the surf”

For nearly a year, hd hausmann has teased indie music listeners. It started with the release of a demo of “An Island Without”, a stunning dream-folk song that was pleasant on the ears. It led to questions about who is hd hausmann – or is it who are hd hausmann? Were they the project of a single individual who gathered […]

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Widowspeak – “All Yours”

Widowspeak – “All Yours”

I remember when Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas arrived on the music scene some five years ago as Widowspeak, entering quietly into the mass foray with their fabulous self-titled debut. There was an easiness to which they created their dream-folk sound – or what they characterize as cowboy grunge, dream country, or earthtone pop. Whatever one wishes to call […]

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