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Artists to Watch in 2017

Artists to Watch in 2017

2016 was great for new music discoveries, so this year should be no different. To get you ready for what is to come, we offer 35 Artists to Watch in 2017. We cannot say if we’re great prognosticators, but we did all right with last year’s list. Aloric (London, England) With one of the most unique and amazing voices, Aloric has […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47 edition is the third to last of the year, as we begin to prepare for the year-end lists and the holidays. Today’s mega-playlist, though, is fantastic. At times, it reaches an anthemic euphoria akin to a live show. On other occasions, it is blissful and mesmerizing. Fifty-three songs occupy the WS 2.47. They come from 12 countries, […]

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The Matinee December 2nd

The Matinee December 2nd

The Matinee December 2nd edition shakes, shimmers, and scintillates. Six songs are featured, five of whom are returnees and another one will most likely become a repeat alumnus. Happy weekend everyone! AMETHYSTS – “Stones” (Suffolk, England) RIYL: Elohim, Oh Wonder, Meadowlark We last shared AMETHYSTS back in July and we are still enamored by their talent of tight electronic production […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.43

Weekend Showcase 2.43

As we enter the home stretch of 2016, singles for the last albums of 2016 and for the first records of 2017 start to arrive. Get a head start on what’s coming with the Weekend Showcase 2.43, which features 51 songs from 13 countries. These artists are representing: Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, […]

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The Matinee November 4th

The Matinee November 4th

As the colder months approach, I find myself drawn less to those summer-time pop vibes and more towards hazy, dreamy, or even rock sounds. Since November straddles that line between warm and cold, this collection of songs in the November 4th Matinee are a great representation of that cross-over. Check out some shoegaze, alternative rock, lo-fi, and punk rock. Heavy […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.39

Weekend Showcase 2.39

As you gather friends and family this long weekend, put on The Weekend Showcase 2.39 and together discover great music by new artists. This week’s playlist features 54 songs. Thirteen countries are represented, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.30

Weekend Showcase 2.30

In our weekly look back at the new music that tickled our fancies, find 48 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.30 edition. The artists are originally from and/or currently based in 12 countries and regions across the globe. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Matinee August 2nd

The Matinee August 2nd

The Matinee August 2nd features eight cool, new tunes. There are some familiar names (i.e., artists previously covered on The Matinee) but several new arrivals. Take a moment and listen to new music by some of indie music’s hidden gems.   Arbitraire – “Dandelions” (Denmark) RIYL: Aloric, Purity Ring, Phoria Eight months ago, electronic trio Arbitraire tickled our ears with […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.25

Weekend Showcase 2.25

As you enjoy the last days of the long weekend, ignite the barbecue, and get ready for the celebration, let the Weekend Showcase 2.25 edition set off the fireworks. Forty-eight songs are on the playlist, featuring artists from 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Wales, and the United States. The playlist […]

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Saturday Sampler for July 2nd

Saturday Sampler for July 2nd

The Saturday Sampler for July 2nd conjures up ten hot new singles from around the globe. Some of the tunes will have you going ballistic with their surging energy while others will crush you with their heartbreaking stories and crippling sound. Tune in tomorrow for our Weekend Showcase playlist which includes these songs plus all the other tracks we’ve featured […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.21

Weekend Showcase 2.21

Here is the weekly rundown of the past week in music with all the songs rolled up into the Weekend Showcase 2.21 edition. You will find 58 songs on the playlist, featuring artists from 10 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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The Matinee June 3rd

The Matinee June 3rd

The Matinee June 3rd includes 6 upbeat tracks to get your weekend started off right. For many school is out and it’s officially summer so we couldn’t help but put a few dance worthy tracks on the list. We have artists representing the US, the UK, Denmark and Sweden today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.12

Weekend Showcase 2.12

April has arrived and the music is starting to match the weather, as evidenced by the numerous albums, singles, videos, and concerts we covered this past week. The full list of features is below, and individual songs have been taken to populate the weekly Weekend Showcase 2.12 edition. The full tracklist follows the SoundCloud playlist as always. The countries represented […]

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The Matinee March 31st

The Matinee March 31st

For The Matinee March 31st edition, we have six artists and bands who are well positioned to be among music’s biggest, new stars of 2016. Roots rock, art-soul, indie pop, blues rock, indie pop, and indie rock, these six names will be making a huge imprint on their respective genres.   Esme Patterson – “Feel Right” (Portland via Denver USA) […]

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