Tag: Garage Rock

Bad Mannequins – “Buzz Killer Skinny Gene” (single premiere)

Bad Mannequins – “Buzz Killer Skinny Gene” (single premiere)

Everyone is getting into the trilogy business, so why can’t a band? It may not be a trend within music just yet, but newcomers Bad Mannequins don’t intend to follow the pack. Instead, they’re aiming to be trendsetters when their debut EP drops in early June. To give us a taste of what lies within this trifecta of records, the […]

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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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The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’ (album review)

The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’ (album review)

In 2004, just as Austin, Texas emerged as the mecca of indie music, a new band formed that would change the landscape. Taking their name from Velvet Underground’s underrated classic hit, “The Black Angels’ Death Song”, The Black Angels built a cult reputation for their stoner-heavy, ’70s-inspired, psychedelic-garage rock before breaking through in 2010 with Phosphene Dream. Pulverizing is the best way […]

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The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th takes flight with nine new music singles. There are a couple of familiar names and others that you will want to take note of immediately. We start things off with one of indie’s great singer-songwriters.   Waxahatchee – “Silver” (Philadelphia via Birmingham, Alabama, USA) RIYL: Liz Phair, Vivian Girls, Angel Olsen Since the start of the […]

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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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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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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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The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th edition once again goes all over the map for new music – geographically and in terms of genres. If you’re wondering why Wendy isn’t curating today’s mini-playlist, don’t be alarmed! She’s still with us, but she’s busy with post-SXSW preparations. O.k., off to the music that features artists representing nine countries.   Ali Horn – “Days […]

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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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Saturday Sampler March 18th

Saturday Sampler March 18th

Whether you’re nursing the hangover after celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just need a boost to get the weekend going, let the Saturday Sampler March 18th edition be your remedy. We have nine cool new tunes to brighten your day. Chastity Belt – “Different Now” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Beach House, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Wild Nothing The world today has us all feeling […]

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The Matinee March 16th

The Matinee March 16th

We go globe-trotting once again for The Matinee March 16th edition with seven countries represented. Let’s get to the music.   Bleeding Knees Club – “Chew The Gum” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Blink-182, Twin Peaks, DZ Deathrays Four years ago, Sydney-based Bleeding Knees Club burst on the Aussie indie scene, winning fans over with their whimsical garage-rock and punk-pop fusion. After […]

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The Matinee March 10th

The Matinee March 10th

The Matinee March 10th edition features more songs that fall under the category of “instant classic”. Well, at least be in the running for our favorite songs of the year. This batch of nine begins with one of our favorite bands and ends with a song that is one of the funniest of the year. For what it’s worth, Jeanette, […]

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The Matinee March 9th

The Matinee March 9th

Trying to pick the songs for The Matinee March 9th edition was excruciatingly difficult. The quality of music so far this year has been astounding. In the end, these nine singles stood out.   Adna – “Closure” (Berlin, Germany via Sweden) RIYL: Daughter, London Grammar, The xx At just 21 years old, Adna is preparing for the release of her third […]

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Saturday Sampler March 4th

Saturday Sampler March 4th

The Saturday Sampler March 4th reflects the month’s famous slogan – “in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”. Hear nine songs that will be buzzing in your head for days if not weeks to come. Bring on March and the oncoming spring! Beach Fossils – “This Year” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Real Estate, Craft Spells, Wild Nothing It has […]

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The Matinee February 23rd

The Matinee February 23rd

Another day and another mini-playlist, and The Matinee February 23rd edition features nine stirring singles. We expand the countries covered today because, well, why not?   Aadae – “River Of Tears” (London, England) RIYL: Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige To kick off today’s mini-playlist is a young artist who personifies what music ought to be and what we strive […]

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Ron Gallo – “Heavy Meta”

Ron Gallo – “Heavy Meta”

As we entered the Newport Blues Cafe after Day 1 of the Newport Folk Festival, a three-piece rock band was tearing up the venue. Their rock ‘n roll was loud and blistering. After each of the four songs they would play, they finished with stoic, business-like expressions, acting like they’ve been here before and done it all. My friend asked […]

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Stef Chura – “Messes”

Stef Chura – “Messes”

When we listed Stef Chura an Artist to Watch in 2017, it was a recognition that the 28-year old was doing something others were not – she was reviving both the “girly sound” of alternative rock that Liz Phair ushered in well before Chura was conceived and the emphatic pop-rock of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Like Phair, Chura […]

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Japandroids – “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life”

Japandroids – “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life”

Following the end of their Celebration Rock tour that finished in November 2013 and lasted 20 months spanning 40 countries, Japandroids stated they would be taking a well-deserved break. Since that message was shared, Brian King and David Prowse said very little publicly. There weren’t any hints nor rumors that they were working on new material. Then almost four years to the day […]

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Ty Segall – “Ty Segall”

Ty Segall – “Ty Segall”

The one-man music factory known as Ty Segall is back with yet another album. Fittingly, given his enormous discography that has spawned over 20 records in 9 years, solo album number ten is called Ty Segall. It is also the second eponymous-titled LP of the California garage rockers’ storied career. The first, released in 2008, was Segall introducing his frenetic […]

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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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