Tag: guitar-pop

The Matinee August 15th

The Matinee August 15th

The Matinee August 15th will hopefully get you focused on the tasks at hand. Who are we kidding. The ten songs will have you contemplating the events of the world, reflect on your past, and mostly entertain you. As you listen to each song, hopefully you’ll fall head over heels for the artists and bands like we have. We kick […]

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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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The Matinee August 1st

The Matinee August 1st

With Newport Folk Festival behind us, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. The Matinee August 1st edition, as such, has the regular nine songs. Unfortunately, exhaustion has set in, so apologies to the artists and bands for the short blurbs. The music, however, is what matters most. Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: The Pains […]

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The Matinee July 27th

The Matinee July 27th

Once again we take a new music trip around the globe on The Matinee July 27th edition. Speaking of trips, some of us, including myself, are en route if not having already arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, and we hope one of these days the artists listed below will be gracing the stages of NFF or one of the after-parties. […]

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The Matinee July 20th

The Matinee July 20th

The Matinee July 20th features another set of a 9 awesome new music singles. There is, as usual, a mix bag of goodies, so reach in and find a surprise. Chad VanGaalen – “Pine and Clover” (Calgary, Canada) RIYL: Father John Misty, Richard Swift, Jonathan Richman Where does one even begin to describe Chad VanGaalen, the Swiss Army knife of […]

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The Matinee July 4th

The Matinee July 4th

Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends. We hope the day is full of fantastic food, drink, and, of course, friends and family. To help you celebrate the holiday, we offer a selection of nine songs on The Matinee July 4th edition. Some of them are as explosive as fireworks while others will have you contemplating what it […]

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The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd

We’ve truly gone around the world with today’s new music selections. The Matinee June 22nd spans four continents and seven countries. Three songs are a couple of weeks old, and we’re wondering how the heck we missed them! Fortunately, they’re still fresh and worthy of being heard for weeks, if not months, on end. A. Sinclair – “Just Remind Me” […]

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The Matinee June 8th

The Matinee June 8th

The Matinee June 8th features a bevy of well-known artists and a handful of hidden gems to discover. The list is in reverse alphabetical order because we haven’t done this in a while. Waxahatchee – “Never Been Wrong” (Philadelphia, USA) RIYL: Liz Phair, Juliana Hatfield, Veruca Salt While Katie Crutchfield’s first three albums as Waxahatchee have been critical darlings, she remains […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

These five delicious new audio cocktails to get you through your Wednesday. Today’s mini playlist shines the spotlight solely on North American artists for a change. Let’s begin in the Emerald City with this dynamic tune. Zola Jesus – “Exhumed” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Agnes Obel, Phantogram The dramatic new single from goth-pop siren Zola Jesus will do one of three things: “Exhumed” will either […]

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Amber Arcades – ‘Cannonball’ (EP review)

Amber Arcades – ‘Cannonball’ (EP review)

In over a year, Annelotte de Graaf, the woman behind Amber Arcades, has become a global star of sorts. She released her debut album, Fading Lines, almost a year to the day, and earlier this year she toured across US, including performances at SXSW. In this short period of time, de Graaf has quickly become one of music’s hidden gems […]

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Fazerdaze – ‘Morningside’ (album review)

Fazerdaze – ‘Morningside’ (album review)

Morningside by Fazerdaze Every generation has a few defining albums. Nirvana’s Nevermind and In Utero represented the angst of teenagers and college students in the early ’90s. The Velvet Underground & Nico’s eponymous LP was arguably the pinnacle of the liberation revolution that swelled across the Western world and in music. Spice by The Spice Girls was more than just […]

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The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th is like a high school reunion, as each of the nine artists / bands featured today have occupied past playlists and/or have had their albums reviewed. This is a first for us. Algiers – “The Underside of Power” (Atlanta, USA) RIYL: TV on the Radio, Benjamin Booker, Leon Bridges Atlanta-based indie rockers Algiers are one of […]

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Saturday Sampler April 22nd

Saturday Sampler April 22nd

The Saturday Sampler April 22nd edition falls on Record Store Day! Today’s playlist features artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Norway, and the US. You might not find all nine of these singles in stock at your local record store, but you can listen while you’re standing in line or shopping. So whether you prefer to enjoy music on vinyl, digital, cassette, or live, […]

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The Matinee April 4th

The Matinee April 4th

The Matinee April 4th has a retro feel with most of the songs channeling the music of the past. Nine songs are featured, and you’ll recognize some of the artists.   Amber Arcades – “Can’t Say That We Tried” (Utrecht, Netherlands) RIYL: Slowdive, Alvvays, Teeth & Tongue It has been quite the twelve months for Annelotte de Graaf, the woman […]

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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 30th

The Matinee March 30th

The Matinee March 30th edition features nine songs with the “wow” factor. Songs that will take you to heaven, others that will take you back in time, many that will just steal your breath way, and others that will have your rocking. We start things off with a singer-songwriter on the verge of international stardom.   Aldous Harding – “Imagining […]

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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 2nd

The Matinee February 2nd

It’s Groundhog Day, but on The Matinee February 2nd you won’t hear any repeats. Well, maybe you will because these nine singles will have you hitting rewind. There is a noticeable Australian focus, which demonstrates the country’s thriving music scene.   Ainsley Farrell – “Lady Long Hair” (Sydney, Australia via California, USA) RIYL: Laura Marling, Damien Jurado, Julia Jacklin One […]

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The Matinee October 11th

The Matinee October 11th

The Matinee October 11th has, for the most part, a nostalgic vibe. Songs that take us back decades to times when music was simpler yet arguably more moving. We begin the mini-playlist with one of our favorites and a tribute to a man whose life was taken way too soon.   Big Smoke – “Best Of You” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: […]

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Saturday Sampler October 1st

Saturday Sampler October 1st

Saturday Sampler October 1st edition has a worldly feel. Of the 10 artists and bands featured today, only one comes from the United States. Scotland, Sweden, Ireland, England, Norway, Portugal, and Australia are all represented on this fun, playful, and awesome mini-playlist.   Be Charlotte – “Machines That Breathe” (Dundee, Scotland) RIYL: Miya Folick, Lucia Fontaine, Lorde Alloysious Massaquoi of Young Fathers once told […]

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