Tag: Garage-Pop

Saturday Sampler September 30th

Saturday Sampler September 30th

It’s the last day of September, which means cooler weather, plenty of pumpkin-infused treats, and stores beginning to bombard us with holiday promotions. But you can overcome all of this with the Saturday Sampler September 30th edition. It features nine blustery songs to welcome the weekend. There’s a bit of everything, but as a whole the mini-playlist is as vibrant […]

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The Matinee August 22nd

The Matinee August 22nd

The term “global citizen” use to be a passing reference for a globetrotter, but now hundreds of millions of people can say wear this badge with honor. The Matinee August 22nd edition features three artists / bands who have made their homes in different corners of Earth. For that matter, the entire playlist features artists spread across this fine planet. […]

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The Matinee June 9th

The Matinee June 9th

The Matinee June 9th has a bit of everything today. It includes new music from a couple of major bands, a super-collective of mega-talented artists, and a few groups and artists still looking to achieve a major breakthrough. There is a heavy electronic bent on this, but not the typical EDM stuff. Sit back and enjoy the music. Black Fly […]

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The Matinee April 18th

The Matinee April 18th

Following Hollie’s lead on yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, The Matinee April 18th features nine new songs that span the spectrum of new music. Bedouine – “Dusty Eyes” (Los Angeles, USA via Aleppo, Syria) RIYL: Julia Jacklin, Natalie Prass, Hope Sandoval As we enter the third week of April, we’re still looking for this year’s breakout, singer-songwriter. An artist who could follow […]

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Great Profile – ‘Stress Relief’ (album premiere)

Great Profile – ‘Stress Relief’ (album premiere)

Nearly a year ago, Lisa van Kampen walked into our lives under the name Great Profile. She took the moniker in tribute to the great actor John Barrymore. Over the past several months, van Kampen has slowly earned every right to grace the name, as she has impressed time and time again for thoughtfulness, maturity, and spirit. Her tongue is […]

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The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd once again features nine songs, and each one will intrigue you in different ways. Some will make you laugh while others will have you thinking about your place in the world. Whatever you’re feeling like today, hopefully the mini-playlist will satisfy your mood.   Perfume Genius – “Slip Away” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Arcade Fire, Future Islands, […]

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The Matinee February 17th

The Matinee February 17th

Happy Friday everyone. We have six amazing new tracks to get your weekend started. We have singer-songwriter fare, sublime indie pop, super exciting indie rock/pop and some pretty sweet shoegaze as well. We have artists representing the US, the UK and Sweden today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday sampler and of course our mega playlist on […]

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Saturday Sampler February 4th

Saturday Sampler February 4th

The Saturday Sampler February 4th edition has a little of everything for your weekend listening pleasure. From mellow indie folk to politically-driven hip-hop, today’s nine songs are a feast for the ears.   The Courtneys – “Minnesota” (Vancouver, Canada) RIYL: Sløtface, Hinds, Best Coast By now, most people have heard that Vancouver-based trio The Courtneys have signed with Flying Nun Records, […]

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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 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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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 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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The Matinee October 28th

The Matinee October 28th

There are no tricks in this pre-Halloween musical bag. The Matinee October 28th edition is filled to brim with some spirited treats for you. Dig into this bag and come up with some garage rock, post punk, seasonal, French garage pop, and lo-fi alt pop.   DTCV – “Le Vampire” (Joshua Tree, California, USA) RIYL: Hinds, Nous Non Plus First things […]

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Saturday Sampler October 15th

Saturday Sampler October 15th

The Saturday Sampler October 15th edition offers a fabulous menu of 10 new music singles. While several countries are represented spanning different genres, there is a common theme to what we’re serving. Each song is highly perceptive, examining how judgmental the world has become and urging us live our lives to the fullest. Like all great meals, the Sampler begins with an […]

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The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd extends to ten songs. The list is in reverse alphabetical order. Be sure to read and listen right to the bottom; otherwise, you’ll miss a treat from a singer-songwriter with one of the best baritones on the planet.   Vaudou Game – “Revolution” (Lyon, France & Lomé, Togo) RIYL: Fela Kuti, Konono No. 1, Bombino, James […]

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The Matinee September 20th

The Matinee September 20th

As there is so much good music being released lately, The Matinee September 20th features ten amazing, new songs. The mini-playlist features two songs from Australia, Sweden, and the USA, and one each from New Zealand, Denmark, England, and Canada.   BEATCOMBER – “Sick Breeze” (Wellington, New Zealand) RIYL: Beach Day, Beach Baby, ALVVAYS We kick things off with some […]

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Saturday Sampler August 6th

Saturday Sampler August 6th

As usual, the Saturday Sampler August 6th edition features 10 new songs from the recent past. There is a lot of variety in today’s mini-playlists, featuring artists with origins in Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, England, Scotland, New Zealand, and, of course, the USA. Duchess Says – “I Repeat Myself” (Montreal, Canada) RIYL: The Runaways, Joy Division, Bugeye The Sampler begins […]

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Twin River – “Passing Shade”

Twin River – “Passing Shade”

New York City has GOASTT, Widowspeak, and Belle Mare. London has Big Deal. Charleston, South Carolina has Shovels & Rope. Famous indie duos or bands that were formed by the idea of two people. So who fits the bill in Vancouver, the burgeoning music city that is rivaling Montreal and Toronto as Canada’s hotbed for new music? One band that […]

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The Matinee June 23rd

The Matinee June 23rd

We have not had a huge focus on US-based artists this week, so The Matinee June 23rd leans heavily towards the stars and stripes with a couple of overseas bands. Unlike past The Matinee features, today’s list is filled with both newcomers and veteran singer-songwriters and bands, who have been longstanding hidden gems in the industry and waiting to be […]

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The Matinee June 14th

The Matinee June 14th

The Matinee June 14th edition is an extended one with eight new singles. The list is provided in reverse alphabetical order today just to change things up.   Strange Relations – “Ceremonies” (Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN, USA) RIYL: Yumi Zouma, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Purity Ring With school out and summer here, it is the time of year […]

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