Tag: Esther Joy Lane

The Matinee August 4th

The Matinee August 4th

It’s the era of the singer-songwriter. If the radio is your source for new music, you are missing out on artists and bands who continue to one-up each other with their smart and biting lyrics. Even those who occupy the pop and electronica fields are crafting memorably tunes. The Matinee August 4th edition is evidence of how music is changing […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.01

Weekend Showcase 3.01

It’s been a week of firsts. Slowdive released their first new song in 22 years. News leaked that Liz Phair was working with Ryan Adams on a double album, marking her return after seven years. And several newcomers released their debut singles, some of whom are featured on the first Weekend Showcase of 2017. As usual, the Weekend Showcase 3.01 […]

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The Matinee January 10th

The Matinee January 10th

The Matinee January 10th features nine stellar songs to jump start your Tuesday. There are some breathtaking electronic / ambient numbers, a couple of fierce rockers, and a few tunes that will take you back in time.   Doombird – “Sheer” (Sacramento, USA) RIYL: Maribou State, Phoria, Lane 8 At the tail end of 2016, Doombird released their debut album with […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.14

Weekend Showcase 2.14

On the Weekend Showcase 2.14 edition, we recap the five premieres, seven albums, one concert, and 42 singles featured from the past week. The mega-playlist has, in total, 53 songs from artists based in or originally from: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Each of the articles are listed below; just lick on […]

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The Matinee April 12th

The Matinee April 12th

Like yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, The Matinee April 12th features a number of emerging singer-songwriters who will dazzle you with their poignant storytelling and intimate sound. Then there are a handful of bands who will help put a spark into your day.   Basement Revolver – “Johnny” (Hamilton, Canada) When Alvvays released their debut album two years ago, they opened the […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Favorite EPs of 2015 (Part 1)

Favorite EPs of 2015 (Part 1)

It’s time to reflect on some of the great music of the past year. We’ve heard a lot of great albums and singles, making it difficult to narrow our list down to just a handful of great efforts. That said, we’re going to try. We start our look back at 2015 with listing our Favorite EPs of the Year. We’ve […]

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EP Premiere – Esther Joy Lane’s self-titled, debut EP

EP Premiere – Esther Joy Lane’s self-titled, debut EP

We all have artists that we’ve grown to become huge fans of, but then there are a select few with whom we have grown immensely fond. Esther Joy Lane is one such artist. A hidden gem from Oxford, Great Britain, Lane’s deep and dense electronic-folk is mesmerizing, intoxicating, and dazzling, much in the same way that Daughter has amazed hundreds […]

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Hidden Gem – The Brilliance of Esther Joy Lane

Hidden Gem – The Brilliance of Esther Joy Lane

Sometimes it takes years for someone to find their calling. For others, they know from the start what they are suppose to do, but are not able to succeed on the first, second, or even third attempts. For Oxford, UK musician Esther Joy Lane, she long knew music was her path. However, that path didn’t always lead to the expected […]

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