Tag: Dream Pop

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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The Matinee April 14th

The Matinee April 14th

It’s the long weekend for most people, so we’ve tried to create a mini-playlist to help jump start the time off or one you could spin on a road trip. The Matinee April 14th has nine songs from, as always, around the world. There are some dazzling, low-key numbers and amusing, truly LOL tracks. Enjoy and happy long weekend!   […]

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Tashaki Miyaki – ‘The Dream’ (album review)

Tashaki Miyaki – ‘The Dream’ (album review)

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer” ~Harriet Tubman When Paige Stark and Luke Paquin arrived on the music in 2011 as Tashaki Miyaki, the music world opened its ears to a form of shoegaze that was lush and ethereal and even reaching levels of ecstasy. For the next six years, the duo would tease their growing fan base with […]

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Saturday Sampler April 8th

Saturday Sampler April 8th

The Saturday Sampler April 8th edition is bursting with springtime energy! These 9 songs from artists in Australia, Denmark, England, Norway, and the USA will energize your weekend with their indie rock, dream pop, synth pop, and electronica. Hopefully you’ll fall in love with their sound like we have. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include these […]

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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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Saturday Sampler April 1st

Saturday Sampler April 1st

It’s April Fool’s Day, but there aren’t any jokes on this playlist. Instead, the Saturday Sampler April 1st edition reflects the bounty of new music that is blooming in our sonic garden. We have nine fresh tunes for your listening pleasure, ranging from euphoric pop numbers, wind-swept synth-pop, charming indie pop, and hypnotic benders. These songs are the work of artists […]

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The Matinee March 31st

The Matinee March 31st

It’s Friday!!! To help you end the work week while kicking off the weekend, The Matinee March 31st edition goes a little longer. Instead of the usual six songs, we’ve included nine for your listening pleasure. The extended version reflects the quantity and quality of great new music we’ve been receiving. And we still have the Saturday Sampler to go! […]

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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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