Tag: goth rock

Holy Wars – ‘Mother Father’ (EP review)

Holy Wars – ‘Mother Father’ (EP review)

Courage is often associated with physical strength and daring feats. It can, however, be displayed in many other ways, such as persevering through fear, danger, or difficulty, or revealing your naked self for the world to see, hear, and critique. For Kat Leon – née Katherine Pawlak – her courage is revealed on the debut EP from her new project, Holy […]

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The Bowdashes – ‘Marrow’ (EP review)

The Bowdashes – ‘Marrow’ (EP review)

The Copenhagen music scene is flourishing, and the Danish capital can make a legitimate case for being 2017’s city of music innovation with Sleep Party People and Nelson Can respectively releasing among the best LPs and EPs. Now it’s The Bowdashes‘ turn, who are adding to the city’s reputation with their own bone-chilling exteded player. Marrow is the record, and […]

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The Matinee October 5th

The Matinee October 5th

A European invasion, led by three from Sweden, takes over The Matinee October 5th edition. Some songs are perfect for the fast-approaching spooky holiday and others will just make you smile. Let’s get started with a song by one of the great indie bands of this century. Wild Beasts – “Punk Drunk & Trembling” (London, England) RIYL: Wild Beasts, Metronomy, […]

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The Matinee September 28th

The Matinee September 28th

Rock. That’s pretty much what you will find on The Matinee September 28th edition. There’s no electro- or synth-pop, no indietronica, and not even indie-pop. Every single song today is guitar-driven. Seven of the songs are outright rockers and only two could be considered “pop-rock”. There’s also a huge European flavor, particularly from the UK, on the mini-playlist because, let’s […]

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Chelsea Wolfe unleashes the foreboding ‘Hiss Spun’ (album review)

Chelsea Wolfe unleashes the foreboding ‘Hiss Spun’ (album review)

Some people opt to age gracefully, but Chelsea Wolfe has chosen to get louder, harder, and gloomier. She’s still a young 33 years old, and with each passing year and album her sound gets fuller and darker. Her seventh record is, at she told Billboard last week, her most personal, which explains why Hiss Spun is also her heaviest and […]

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The Matinee September 21st

The Matinee September 21st

Autumn has officially arrived, and The Matinee September 21st edition reflects the changing of the seasons. These songs are lot darker and subdued, without a summer anthem to be found. Some of the nine songs, however, will amuse you, others will haunt your mind for days, and the rest will leave you spellbound. Haley Heynderickx – “Oom Sha La La” […]

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The Matinee September 4th

The Matinee September 4th

The Matinee September 4th is an eclectic blend of indie rock tracks that will get you moving on this holiday Monday (for US folks anyway). We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Sweden, the US and the UK today. Beachtape – “Through & Through” (Brighton, UK) RIYL: Dinosaur Jr, Mudhoney, Sarn Beachtape have […]

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Principe Valiente – ‘Oceans’

Principe Valiente – ‘Oceans’

Oceans are the Earth’s great mysteries. The coral reefs are among the most beautiful sites on the planet with their colorful array of marine life, but the vast trenches are among the world’s great mysteries. It is, therefore, fitting that veteran rockers Principe Valiente have named their third album, Oceans, because the record is a treasure trove of surprises. “Wildest […]

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The Matinee May 12th

The Matinee May 12th

The Matinee May 12th has 9 awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. One from a favorite of all of us of course and a few more alumni and also brand new artists for you to take a listen. The sampling today is worldwide with artists representing Denmark,  France, Sweden, the US and the UK today. The National – “The System […]

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The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th is a work of art. Well, the music is. Find nine songs by artists from different parts of the globe. There’s a bit of everything – moving ballads, entrancing witch-rock, mesmerizing folktronica, ’80s glam-rock, and a whole lot more.   Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Orenda Fink, O+S Almost a year to the […]

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The Matinee July 19th

The Matinee July 19th

The Matinee July 19th features 7 new songs. Because of the length, I have kept the descriptions to a minimum so you can just enjoy these sublime tracks.   DWARF – “To Close to the Flame” (Mesa, AR, USA) RIYL: Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, HeyRocco, False Advertising A little band that is just trying to live life and enjoy its little […]

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The Matinee June 30th

The Matinee June 30th

From Spain to Australia, New Zealand to Canada, and across the USA, The Matinee June 30th edition uncovers more hidden gems to add to your indie music collection. Many of the songs aim to take hold of our souls and never let go, and you likely will not mind.   Brandyn Burnette – “Underneath” (St. Louis, USA) RIYL: YNGCULT, Molly […]

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Eagulls – “Ullages”

Eagulls – “Ullages”

In 2014, Eagulls exploded on the scene with their self-titled, debut album. Eagulls was not just another album – it was a mind-blowing experience. It was ten songs and 45 minutes of high-intensity, cathartic post-punk music that incessantly wailed guitar salvo after guitar salvo, hammering bass lines, and crushing percussion while frontman George Mitchell’s hallowing vocals hypnotized you. This album made […]

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The Matinee April 22nd

The Matinee April 22nd

The Matinee April 22nd includes six awesome tracks today, all inadvertently from overseas. If you are looking for some stellar indie  pop-rock and a little bit of singer-songwriter look no further. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more cool new music on our Saturday Sampler. Have a safe and happy weekend. The Boxer Rebellion – “Weapon” (London, England) The […]

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Saturday Sampler for April 9th

Saturday Sampler for April 9th

Saturday Sampler for April 9th has a little bit of almost everything. Whether you’re looking for psychedelic folk, garage rock, indie folk, or even goth-punk, we’ve got it. Some of the names will be familiar while others will be brand new. Regardless, they are all bands worth checking out, and as sampling we have their latest new tunes.   Aloha – “Faraway […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 22

Melodic Tonic, vol. 22

Welcome to a new week of new tunes to tantalize your ears! Normally we feature only new music singles here on the Melodic Tonic, but this week we’re making an exception because some of our favorite artists are releasing live albums featuring some killer classic songs. Let’s kick it off with those tracks before getting into the new new tunes.     […]

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