Tag: indie folk

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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Saturday Sampler March 25th

Saturday Sampler March 25th

The Saturday Sampler March 25th edition sizzles with international singles from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and the US. These nine songs are the high-energy soundtrack to your weekend. Hopefully you’ll discover a new favorite artist while you enjoy some new tunes from established groups. Be sure to check out our Weekend Showcase tomorrow for all the music we have shared since […]

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Hurray For the Riff Raff – ‘The Navigator’ (album review)

Hurray For the Riff Raff – ‘The Navigator’ (album review)

With her sixth record as Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alynda Lee Segarra drew inspiration from her past to write The Navigator. In her youth, Segarra was very much a navigator, having left the Bronx in her teens and traveled on box cars across the country. On The Navigator, Segarra tells the story of Navita, a character very much based […]

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Nadia Reid – ‘Preservation’ (album review)

Nadia Reid – ‘Preservation’ (album review)

Nadia Reid‘s 2015 debut LP, listen to formation, look for the signs, was a beautifully complex and intricate album. The Port Chalmers, New Zealand native weaved soul-revealing stories within her folk-inspired sound. At its floor, Reid delivered a statement with the album, if not an instant classic, and it put Reid on the musical map with Pitchfork and The Guardian […]

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The Matinee March 6th

The Matinee March 6th

The Matinee March 6th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure and the perfect way to start your week off right.  We have awesome indie rock, exciting electro pop, wistful dream pop and laid back singer-songwriter fare.  Artists represented today include Canada, Iceland, The UK and Russia.   CloseTalker – “Okay Hollywood” (Saskatoon, Canada) RIYL: Local Natives, Minus the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features a triumphant return of a beloved indie band plus an American folk troubadour and a few newcomers who will charm you with their shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. These six tunes span the globe from Australia to Canada, England, and the U.S. Let’s get things started with great news out of Montreal.   Land […]

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Simen Mitlid – “I Don’t Care” (single premiere)

Simen Mitlid – “I Don’t Care” (single premiere)

Nine months ago, we were introduced to Simen Mitlid, who released the folk-pop gem, “Sleeping.” At the time, we said he could be Norway’s answer to The Tallest Man on Earth with his radiant vocals, engaging sound, and personal storytelling. This was the last song Mitlid would release, leaving fans to wonder whether the native of the small village of Os […]

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The Matinee February 21st

The Matinee February 21st

The Matinee February 21st edition is another full-course buffet of new music. The mini-playlist is littered with alumni who are making their second, third, and even fourth appearance in these parts. Of course, there are new artists to discover, too (heck, they all are still waiting to be discovered by the rest of the world). Alex the Astronaut – “Rockstar City” […]

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The Matinee February 20th

The Matinee February 20th

The Matinee February 20th includes 6 new tracks to kick off your weekend. Whether you are observing a holiday today or working these six new tracks will get you moving. We have infectious indie rock, exciting electro pop, soulful roots music and dreamy shoegaze for your listening pleasure. We have a worldwide mix today with artists representing Australia, Canada, Norway, […]

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Hand Habits by Chantal Anderson

Hand Habits – “Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void)”

Anyone who as heard music created by Meg Duffy can agree that her talent is undeniable. Whether it’s playing guitar for Kevin Morby and supplying this amazing backbone to his music, or her own project, Hand Habits, her music is impressive. Her debut LP as Hand Habits, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void) is a testament to her skills, both […]

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Unnveig Aas – “What Hurts The Most (Is Knowing You Want To Leave)” (single premiere)

Unnveig Aas – “What Hurts The Most (Is Knowing You Want To Leave)” (single premiere)

Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Margo Price, Kacey Musgraves, and Courtney Marie Andrews are often mentioned as artists who are reclaiming country music, bringing the genre back to the days of Cash, Williams, and Lynn. Across the Atlantic, another young and gifted singer-songwriter is doing her part to rekindle country music’s magic. For years, Unnveig Aas has dabbled in country, folk, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st

Are you ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride? Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails on the Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st edition features seven tunes guaranteed to soothe, energize, and distract  you from everything else that’s going on in the world!   Ambiere – “Tree of Life” (Manchester, England) RIYL: Portishead, The XX, Florence + The Machine The lush, hypnotic […]

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The Matinee January 31st

The Matinee January 31st

The Matinee January 31st includes a nice mix of indie artists ranging from singer-songwriter, well known indie artists as well as some talented up and comers. We sometimes look up at the world around us and wonder what is going on, yet here is some amazing music that we can take solace in. We have most tracks coming from the […]

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Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness - Press Photo, Credit to Jonathan Bouknight

Julie Byrne – “Not Even Happiness”

New York’s Julie Byrne creates some of the most spellbinding folk music today. Her 2014 debut, Rooms With Walls and Windows, captured our attention with its stunning simplicity. Byrne now has followed that record with the enchanting Not Even Happiness, which builds on the beauty of her debut but offers a more expansive approach. The result is what we anticipate to […]

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The Matinee January 23rd

The Matinee January 23rd

The Matinee January 23rd includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope the eclectic choice today brightens up your Monday. We have a mix of indie rock, post punk rock, electro-pop, punk inspired rock, and Country/Americana. Countries represented today include the US, The UK and Sweden. Dead Seem Old – “This Mess Won’t Make Itself” (London, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee January 20th

The Matinee January 20th

Well, today is one that we have dreaded for a long time, but The Matinee January 20th edition will pick up your spirits. We have a luck nine new songs on the mini-playlist. Some are heart-stoppers, others are mind-blowing rockers, and a couple will have you grooving. Happy weekend everyone (or try to have a happy weekend).   Ryan Adams […]

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The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th edition features a bevy of brilliance. Seriously, these songs are early contenders for song of the year. Let’s get right to it, shall we?   Nadia Reid – “Richard” (Port Chalmers, New Zealand) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Julianna Hatfield As most of the music world prepares for Lorde’s new album to drop, people’s eyes should […]

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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 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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Saturday Sampler October 29th

Saturday Sampler October 29th

The Saturday Sampler October 29th edition offers a balance of American and European artists whose 10 songs cover a variety of genres. We’ve got indie pop, old-school psychedelic folk and modern folk-rock plus African beats from Belgium and dazzling electronic. Dive into this playlist to discover the hidden gems that await you!   Anna Renee – “Dali” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Skott, […]

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