Tag: Dream Pop

Loosie – “Today” (single premiere)

Loosie – “Today” (single premiere)

A year ago we shared a debut album from a most unusual music collective: The NYChillharmonic. This 22-piece group was our introduction to its composer and principal vocalist, Sara McDonald. Now we are honored to share the first single from her latest project, the dynamic, Brooklyn-based “fever dream pop” quintet, Loosie. Most people expect indie bedroom dream pop to consist of lo-fi instrumentation awash in heavy reverb. […]

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The Matinee March 28th

The Matinee March 28th

Whereas yesterday we traversed the globe for new music, The Matinee March 28th edition is a bit more stationary. That said, we still think you’ll enjoy this selection of nine songs. We did!   Agent blå – “Rote Learning” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Alvvays, A Place To Bury Strangers, Sløtface When Swedish quintet Agent blå arrived on the scene at the […]

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Jay Som – ‘Everybody Works’

Jay Som – ‘Everybody Works’

Everybody Works by Jay SomMany musicians who self-record achieve a gauzy pastel haze akin to the sounds Melina Duterte, playing as Jay Som, creates in her sunny Oakland studio (which doubles as her sleeping quarters). In another corner of the music world, many aspiring pop craftspeople (the type who unapologetically let ourselves be charmed by Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION or drunkenly vow to […]

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The Matinee March 7th

The Matinee March 7th

The Matinee March 7th gets a bit heavy on the psychedelic, but offers a couple of surprises. The finale, let’s just say, will leave you breathless. Goon – “Cammie at Night” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Ulrika Spacek, DIIV, Morgan Delt Four years into their career, Goon are still waiting for their breakthrough moment beyond the lights of Los Angeles. But […]

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The Matinee March 6th

The Matinee March 6th

The Matinee March 6th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure and the perfect way to start your week off right.  We have awesome indie rock, exciting electro pop, wistful dream pop and laid back singer-songwriter fare.  Artists represented today include Canada, Iceland, The UK and Russia.   CloseTalker – “Okay Hollywood” (Saskatoon, Canada) RIYL: Local Natives, Minus the […]

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The Matinee February 28th

The Matinee February 28th

The Matinee February 28th spins a nine-pack of new music. Some will dazzle you while others will simply blow you away.   Bad Sea – “Tell Me (What I Mean)” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Margaret Glaspy, Julia Jacklin Anyone who has been to Dublin likely has visited Temple Bar, which continues to be a go-to spot for good whisky, […]

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The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th offers a smooth 9 songs on this Tuesday. There is one notable name, but the remaining artists are on the verge of something really, really special. Amber Arcades – “It Changes” (Utrecht, Netherlands) RIYL: Alvvays, Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett Annelotte de Graaf – the woman behind Amber Arcades – has become one of our all-time favorite artists on […]

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The Matinee February 3rd

The Matinee February 3rd

The Matinee February 3rd includes 6 amazing new tracks to get your Friday moving. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. We have a nice mix of indie rock and dream pop from Australia and the US. Check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course the Weekend Showcase on Sunday. Bad Wave – “Time To Get […]

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The Matinee January 30th

The Matinee January 30th

Start the week on the right foot with The Matinee January 30th edition. As usual, we have new music from several bands and artists that you really, really ought to know.   Charlotte & Magon – “The Game” (Paris, France) RIYL: Ariel Pink, Connan Mockasin, Tame Impala Over the past five, six years, stoner rock has experienced a huge revival. […]

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Tourists – “Masquerade” (single premiere)

Tourists – “Masquerade” (single premiere)

UK band Tourists may well look back on 2016 as their breakthrough year, achieving acclaim from influential tastemakers (like us!), radio airplay and stage-space to showcase their music. So the pressure is on to maintain the momentum in 2017. Less than a month into the New Year, Tourists are claiming 2017’s dream-pop zone with “Masquerade”, a six-and-a-half minute, atmospheric epic […]

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The Matinee January 24th

The Matinee January 24th

We go globetrotting on The Matinee January 24th edition. Nine songs by artists in seven countries are featured. There are some rockers, one tantalizing number, and a handful of songs that will leave you breathless. Take a listen and discover a few of these hidden gems, two of whom were among our favorites of 2016.   A Festival, A Parade […]

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The Matinee January 19th

The Matinee January 19th

As The Matinee January 19th edition demonstrates, women are taking over the music industry. We’ve long purported that female artists are creating some of the most creative, ambitious, and meaningful music today. Eight of the nine songs below are either by a female singer-songwriter or a woman-fronted band. And this is a global phenomenon, as the artists are from Ireland, […]

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The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th edition features a bevy of brilliance. Seriously, these songs are early contenders for song of the year. Let’s get right to it, shall we?   Nadia Reid – “Richard” (Port Chalmers, New Zealand) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Julianna Hatfield As most of the music world prepares for Lorde’s new album to drop, people’s eyes should […]

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Saturday Sampler December 10th

Saturday Sampler December 10th

We’ve truly gone global for the Saturday Sampler December 10th new music edition. Nine songs from nine countries are featured today. From stirring, introspective numbers to shoegaze-y goodness, there’s something for pretty much everyone.   Aly Tadros – “Your Escape” (Brooklyn via Laredo, TX, USA) RIYL: Fiona Apple, Norah Jones It’s one thing to have lyrics like “I’ve got the red dress / […]

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The Matinee December 6th

The Matinee December 6th

The Matinee December 6th features a bevy of new artists making waves within indie music circles plus some recognizable stars seeking to firmly take their place among the elite. To kick things off, however, we begin with the premiere of the debut single of a brand new artist.   Girl As Wave – “Polaroid” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Kristin […]

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The Matinee November 29th

The Matinee November 29th

The Matinee November 29th edition is a hodgepodge of new music delights. Find a perfect 10 songs from artists representing six countries today. There is significant representation from New Zealand and England.   CAIROBI – “Saint” (London, England) RIYL: Elephant Stone, The Black Angels, The Black Lips Over the pass two years, the UK has given us some of the […]

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The Matinee November 25th

The Matinee November 25th

You don’t need to lineup to find new music on this Black Friday, as The Matinee November 25th edition will address your needs. Today, we have six new songs by artists representing Norway, Sweden, Wales, England, and the U.S.A. We kick things off with one of the indie-pop’s rising stars.   Annabel Jones x Nebbra – “Stay” (London, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee November 22nd

The Matinee November 22nd

The Matinee November 22nd offers nine new music singles whose sole aim is to disarm you. There are songs for rockers. Tracks for those who wish to daydream. And there are tunes that will leave you breathless. Once again, the artists come from different parts of the globe, although there is a noticeable English presence.   Cuesta Loeb – “Charlotte […]

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The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th

The Matinee November 17th edition truly is a smorgasbord – from the music featured to the countries represented. Sit back, relax, and hear eight awesome new songs by artists who will take your breath away and others who will take you on a mind trip.   Archivist – “Same High” (London, England) RIYL: Chet Porter, Mt. Wolf, Phoria In these […]

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The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

The week is off to a great start in terms of music, and The Matinee November 15th edition will hopefully continue the trend. Ten songs are featured below. The descriptions are brief because there have been a few dramatic events down here in New Zealand.   case/lang/veirs – “Supermoon” (USA and Canada) RIYL: Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs Earlier […]

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