Tag: Jangle Pop

The Matinee April 7th

The Matinee April 7th

The Matinee April 7th will put some wind in your sails on this final day of the work week. Most of the songs will lift your spirits, and others will leave you breathless. Sounds like the perfect way to start the weekend!   Gothic Tropic – “Your Soul” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Perfume Genius, Blondfire, Hannah Georgas There is a […]

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Hater – ‘You Tried’ (album review)

Hater – ‘You Tried’ (album review)

Since their arrival in the spring of 2016, Hater have piqued the interest of tastemakers across the globe. It began with Radius, which was a three-song EP filled with warm and upbeat guitar-driven dream-pop. Their debut album, You Tried, takes their sound even further and offers even more intoxicating and memorable songs. Much of the album brims with a breathtaking […]

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The Matinee September 29th

The Matinee September 29th

The Matinee September 29th edition features nine new songs. In addition to spanning the globe, there are a mix of genres also included. Psychedelic rock, jangle-pop, ’60s-style rock, alt-pop, funk and R&B, electro-pop, electro-rock, and crushing ballads are all on today’s mini-playlist. Take a listen to these great singles below.   Arbes – “Sun On My Back” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: […]

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The Tuts – “Update Your Brain”

The Tuts – “Update Your Brain”

The twentieth anniversary of the Spice Girls’ debut single, “Wannabe”, came and went with surprisingly little fanfare. It was a seminal moment in music because it ushered in the “Girl Power” movement, which gave feminism a new set of ambassadors and helped advance a new “wave” (read Jennifer Keishin Armstong’s excellent article of the Spice Girls’ arrival and influence on […]

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The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th edition has 6 awesome new tracks for this fine humpday. As the summer is winding down (even though it’s still stifling hot down south) we are happy to bring you dream pop, new wave inspired indie rock,  electro-soul, singer-songwriter and electro pop. Countries represented today include Australia, the UK and the US. Born Joy Dead – […]

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The Matinee July 26th

The Matinee July 26th

We’re back to our regularly scheduled programming – well, sort of. With so many festivals to cover, we are falling behind on things. So to make up for lost time, The Matinee features 9 songs today. I apologize to the artists for not providing more lengthy descriptions and details, but we’re still trying to catch up on everything. Anyway, enjoy […]

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The Matinee July 22nd

The Matinee July 22nd

The Matinee July 22nd includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have awesome indie pop, punk inspired rock, folk pop and indie rock. We hope you find a new favorite track today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler. Countries represented today include the Australia,Canada, the US and UK. 888 – “Critical Mistakes” (Denver, USA) […]

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The Well Rested – “Towers” (video premiere)

The Well Rested – “Towers” (video premiere)

We do not generally share much new music on Sundays other than the Weekend Showcase, but today we have a special treat and a song perfect for the day. Introducing alternative-pop quart The Well Rested from London, England. The band actually originally was created in 2011 as the project of singer-songwriter Oliver Ninnis while he was attending at Edinburgh University. […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th is a solo job, so hopefully I’ve done a good job at filling in for Hollie. Ten songs are featured as always with two prominent bands highlighting the banquet of new music.   Ali Beletic – “Ends Of The Earth”(Sonoran Desert via Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Patti Smith, Fiona Apple, Angel Olsen Back in February when […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th features eight song for your listening pleasure. Taking a page out of Wendy’s playbook, the songs come from artists spread across the globe – from Russia to Australia, from New Zealand to Norway, and cutting across England, Canada, and the United States.   Antrru – “Нуар” (St. Petersburg, Russia via Minsk, Belarus) RIYL: Flume, TYCHO, Stefan […]

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The Matinee May 24th

The Matinee May 24th

We have eight songs featured on The Matinee May 24th edition. There are some familiar names and plenty of new ones. Just to change things up, the songs are listed in reverse, alphabetical order.   WILDES – “Illuminate” (London, England) RIYL: Lorde, Daughter, Lana Del Rey Earlier this year, 19-year old Ella Wilde – or simply WILDES – released one […]

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Major Leagues – “Dream State”

Major Leagues – “Dream State”

Major Leagues, have been creating quite a bit of buzz in Australia with their stirring combination of jangle-pop and surf-rock. They’ve been showcased on Triple J’s “Unearthed” and have received widespread coverage from various media outlets Down Under. The Brisbane-based quartet’s popularity continues to intensify with the release of their second EP, Dream State. Dropped in April, Dream State is […]

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Beverly – “The Blue Swell”

Beverly – “The Blue Swell”

Everyone has heard the old cliché that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So what’s the cliché with us? The answer is simple – create an album that sounds and feels like the ’80s and early ’90s, sprinkle in some crystalline guitars, and you’ll immediately grab our attention – or at least mine anyway. We’re talking about […]

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Chorusgirl – “Chorusgirl”

Chorusgirl – “Chorusgirl”

Seven years ago, a little band from Brooklyn emerged with little fanfare. Unabashedly influenced by The Vaselines, the Dum Dum Girls quietly emerged as one of indie music’s buzziest buzz bands with their infectious jangly surf-pop, and their single “Jail La La” was an immediate hit in 2010. Fast forward five years, another band with a similar sound is setting […]

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Chorusgirl – “No Moon”

Chorusgirl – “No Moon”

  Last week, London quartet Chorusgirl released a terrific split 7″ single. On the one side is the jangle-pop gem, “No Moon”, and the other side is the shoegazey, jangly, pop tune “Dream On, Baby Blue”. The tracks remind us a lot of early Dum Dum Girls and The Vaselines. The latter song even has traces of The Bangles. Any […]

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Dogheart, “Jawbone”

Dogheart, “Jawbone”

“Jawbone” from Portland indie rockers Dogheart is a catchy, jangly, psychedelic tune. It’s a track that has us swaying in our chairs. It’s the perfect tune for our Weekend Showcase, which is a weekly feature that highlights some awesome indie tracks of the not-so-distant future. The track is from their forthcoming debut full-length, What Burns the Best, which comes out […]

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Twerps, “Range Anxiety”

Twerps, “Range Anxiety”

On their sophomore release (first on Merge Records), Twerps have refined their sound and put together an incredibly fun listening experience. Although most of their influences are vintage (think The Feelies, The Clean), Twerps have a way of making their sound still relevant. The Aussie jangle-rockers are set for an adventurous 2015 with tour dates opening for Stephen Malkmus & […]

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