Tag: Indie Rock

The Matinee ’18 June 22nd

The Matinee ’18 June 22nd

The first weekend of summer is upon us, and we’re here to set the table for what awaits. The Matinee ’18 June 22nd edition features nine songs that range from gripping to bombastic to groovy. We kick things off with one of the most cinematic bands not just now but in the history of music. Florence + The Machine – […]

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Eldoradio – ‘Cult’ (EP review)

Eldoradio – ‘Cult’ (EP review)

 Sweden has developed a reputation as a pop music factory. Actually, it has earned that with ABBA, Roxette, The Cardigans, Robyn, Lykke Li, and Tove Lo becoming global sensations. The well runs really deep, though, with Amason, Miike Snow, Shout Out Louds, and Little Dragon selling out venues across the world. The land of the Tre Kronor, however, does […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 21st

The Matinee ’18 June 21st

In some cases, The Matinee ’18 June 21st edition dives really deep to share new music. Some names, however, you may recognize from past mini-playlists. Today’s list is in reverse alphabetical order, except for the first track. We have to share the newest single from one of post-rock’s / shoegaze’s great bands first.   Mogwai – “We’re Not Done (End […]

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Therese Lithner’s self-titled debut EP (review)

Therese Lithner’s self-titled debut EP (review)

 Predicting stardom for any artist, especially an independent one that shies away from the mainstream and Top-40 templates, is an inexact science to say the least. Some will excel despite the odds, and others will hover below the radar in the pursuit of advancing their craft. One thing, however, is certain. These artists, such as Therese Lithner, will touch […]

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Lucas Oswald – “Just a Joke” (single premiere)

Lucas Oswald – “Just a Joke” (single premiere)

In the sports world, a head coach takes pride in their “coaching tree”. Similar to the family version, at the top is the one who started it all and below are the disciples or “lineage” – previous assistants who became head coaches. Although no such term exists in music, there should be one, as some great bands have evolved into […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 19th

The Matinee ’18 June 19th

The Matinee ’18 June 19th spreads the love of music from across the globe, although there is a strong Aussie flavor to today’s mini-playlist. There is also a noticeable retro bent to the songs, but there are a couple that are “futuristic” in their orientation. If you listen to all nine songs, they could form the soundtrack to a Netflix […]

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Hope Downs’ (album review)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Hope Downs’ (album review)

Five years into their career, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have slowly moved out from under the shadows of their more famous kin. Their first two EPs – The French Press and Talk Tight – helped the Melbourne quintet develop a reputation as a frenetic and lively indie-rock band. Their live performances put them on par with the likes of fellow […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 18th

The Matinee ’18 June 18th

The Matinee ’18 June 18th includes 6 new tracks to get your week started off right. We have a nice mix of indie rock and synth pop. Artists are representing Canada, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite artist or song today. Clans – “Trendy (Yes It’s Trendy, Oh It’s Sooo Damn Trendy to […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th is pretty awesome. It’s so good that we think you’ll agree that many of the songs below are song of the year worthy. Seriously, the songs today are that great. Oh, there is also one surprise collaboration that is too good to be true (there’s a common theme here). Calva Louise – “Outrageous” (London, England) […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 14th

The Matinee ’18 June 14th

The Matinee ’18 June 14th edition is full of mystery, surprises, and sweet grooves. Sounds like the ideal little summer playlist in our humble opinion. Big Data – “See Through” (feat. L1ZY) (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: The 2 Bears, More Giraffes, Caribou Alan Wilkis has quickly established a name for himself under the moniker Big Data, as he isn’t just creating […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 12th

The Matinee ’18 June 12th

Another wide-ranging set of nine songs is featured on The Matinee ’18 June 12th. The mini-playlist commences with the return of one of indie rock’s great bands of the past two decades who set the tone for what comes after. Interpol – “The Rover” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Interpol, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wolf Parade It’s hard to believe […]

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Pllush – ‘Stranger to the Pain’ (album review)

Pllush – ‘Stranger to the Pain’ (album review)

Since officially arriving in 2014 with their tantalizingly rich EP, Pale, followed by the hypnotic Pine and 2016’s emotional roller coaster, Please, Plush established themselves as one of the Bay area’s most promising bands. They also quickly emerged as a new outfit ready to take shoegaze and dream-pop to new heights. Along the way, however, they’ve undergone a couple of adjustments. […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 8th

The Matinee ’18 June 8th

The Matinee ’18 June 8th includes awesome new tracks to get your Friday moving. Artists are representing Australia, Austria, Denmark, Norway, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Check back tomorrow for our Weekend showcase which includes all of our song selections from this week. Gold Star – “Half The Time” […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 5th

The Matinee ’18 June 5th

What do a Swede, an Aussie, three Americans, two Brits, and two Dutch groups have in common? No, this isn’t one of those bar jokes. Instead, they make up The Matinee ’18 June 5th edition. Seven of the songs are ear-worms and two are stunning, emotionally crippling tunes. Together they form one great mini-playlist. We kick things off with a […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 4th

The Matinee ’18 June 4th

The Matinee ’18 June 4th includes an ample amount of rock to get you moving for this upcoming week. We have bands representing the Netherlands, The UK and The US today. We hope you find your new favorite artist, song or band today. Backgammon – “Other Side Of Town” (Ermelo, Netherlands) RIYL: The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Stereophonics “Other […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 1st

The Matinee ’18 June 1st

Happy June everyone! To celebrate the arrival of one of the grandest months of the year, The Matinee ’18 June 1st features some sizzling and some cool new tunes. A few alumni of our mini-playlists are making another appearance while there are a few newcomers worthy of your attention. We start things off, though, with a cinematic number that will […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 29th

The Matinee ’18 May 29th

The Matinee ’18 May 29th edition is filled with plenty of new bands or artists. Some are so new that they have a limited social media presence. Most of the musicians listed below have small followings, so now is the time to get on the bandwagon so you can tell your friends in the future that you knew about them […]

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Gold Connections – ‘Popular Fiction’ (album review)

Gold Connections – ‘Popular Fiction’ (album review)

Popular Fiction by Gold Connections Will Marsh – a.k.a. Gold Connections – will in all likelihood be always linked to Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo because they are good friends and Toledo produced Marsh’s fantastic debut – and one 2017’s best – EP, Gold Connections. Marsh isn’t the first and won’t be the last person to be linked to a […]

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Annabel Allum – ‘Sorry I’m Not Perceptible’ (EP review)

Annabel Allum – ‘Sorry I’m Not Perceptible’ (EP review)

In her roughly three years performing, Annabel Allum has earned the reputation as the future of the UK indie-rock scene, following in the footsteps of PJ Harvey, Nadine Shah, and Kate Bush. Like the aforementioned legends, her songwriting is as edgy, sharp, and piercing as her music. Her last EP, All That For What, highlighted her combination of power and […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd

It’s that time again for the new music cocktail to get you through hump day. Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd features six delicious songs, kicking off with a couple of powerhouses. Goldfrapp (feat. Dave Gahan) – “Ocean” (London, England) RIYL: Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode Saving the best for last: this is the approach Goldfrapp took on their 2017 LP, Silver Eye. The album’s final […]

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