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Saturday Sampler November 18th

Saturday Sampler November 18th

The Saturday Sampler November 18th is another global affair, featuring nine songs in four languages from artists in three countries. With styles ranging from soul to psych rock to New Wave and pop, these tunes offer something for everyone. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist includes everything we have shared this week. Today we begin by remembering the […]

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Weaves – ‘Wide Open’ (album review)

Weaves – ‘Wide Open’ (album review)

The artwork for Weaves‘ sophomore album is rather inconspicuous, but the Toronto-based band could easily have used the image of a middle finger. Or two, three, or four middle fingers because Wide Open is essentially a big “fuck off” record. This isn’t, however, a Taylor Swift-like LP. On the contrary, Jasmyn Burke, Morgan Waters, Spencer Cole, and Zach Bines focus their […]

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Saturday Sampler September 30th

Saturday Sampler September 30th

It’s the last day of September, which means cooler weather, plenty of pumpkin-infused treats, and stores beginning to bombard us with holiday promotions. But you can overcome all of this with the Saturday Sampler September 30th edition. It features nine blustery songs to welcome the weekend. There’s a bit of everything, but as a whole the mini-playlist is as vibrant […]

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The Matinee September 28th

The Matinee September 28th

Rock. That’s pretty much what you will find on The Matinee September 28th edition. There’s no electro- or synth-pop, no indietronica, and not even indie-pop. Every single song today is guitar-driven. Seven of the songs are outright rockers and only two could be considered “pop-rock”. There’s also a huge European flavor, particularly from the UK, on the mini-playlist because, let’s […]

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The Matinee August 3rd

The Matinee August 3rd

The Matinee August 3rd heavily features North American artists, which might have to do with me returning to my old stomping grounds. It also reflects how great the new music singles are from this part of the world. Given that I’m on holidays, the descriptions are shorter, and I apologize to the artists and bands.   Annie Hart – “Hard […]

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Agent blå – ‘Agent Blue’ (album review)

Agent blå – ‘Agent Blue’ (album review)

Agent blå by Agent Blå Every year sees a young band unexpectedly emerge and win over fans and critics alike. In 2014, it was Alvvays. The following year belonged to Wolf Alice and Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong). Car Seat Headrest, Big Thief, Mothers, and Sunflower Bean ruled 2016. This year’s breakout band could very well be Agent blå. The quintet from […]

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The Matinee March 28th

The Matinee March 28th

Whereas yesterday we traversed the globe for new music, The Matinee March 28th edition is a bit more stationary. That said, we still think you’ll enjoy this selection of nine songs. We did!   Agent blå – “Rote Learning” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Alvvays, A Place To Bury Strangers, Sløtface When Swedish quintet Agent blå arrived on the scene at the […]

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Saturday Sampler November 19th

Saturday Sampler November 19th

Saturday Sampler November 19th once again traverses the globe, featuring a heavy dose of songs by old favorites but also a healthy serving of newcomers. Today’s Sampler features six American artists, two from England, one originally from Australia, and one from Japan who will knock your socks off! We are still reeling over the loss yesterday of soul legend Sharon Jones, so we […]

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Hockey Dad – “Boronia”

Hockey Dad – “Boronia”

If you watch the game of ice hockey, you will be familiar with the name Sydney Crosby, who is arguably the best player in the National Hockey League. Everything he does is effortless, where he makes the game seem so easy. Likewise, Aussie duo Hockey Dad make surf-rock a breeze. Friends since they were four years old and bandmates since […]

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The Matinee June 29th

The Matinee June 29th

The Matinee June 29th includes 6 new tracks for your mid week pleasure today. We have a wide range of sounds today including synth pop, indie rock and a lovely dose of shoegaze. We have artists from the Australia, France and The US.   CHELAN – “Beams” (Joshua Tree, CA, USA) RIYL: Beach House, Phantogram, Snowmine Chelan (sh-lan), who formed […]

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The Matinee May 12th

The Matinee May 12th

The Matinee May 12th edition covers a variety of genres – indie rock, garage pop, electro-pop, post-punk, alt-folk, and indie folk. Sit back, relax, and spin some great new music today.   The Bay Rays – “New Home” (Kent, England) I think we need to move The Revue’s base to England because it seems we tend to share an extraordinary […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 15

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 15

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails where the menu features pairs of singles from similar genres. We’ve got some mellow British psych pop, some danceable American dream pop, and a double dose of volume cranked to 11 to shift your Monday into high speed. Let’s ease into things at a slower pace first.   Fear of Men […]

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The Matinee April 14th

The Matinee April 14th

The Matinee April 14th is another extended edition, featuring music that spans from Scotland, England, Canada, the US, and Australia. A few of the names you’ll recognize while a couple of “newcomers” crack The Matinee for the first time.   Actor – “Girls Do” (Leeds, England) Louisa Osborn – better known as Actor – has wowed us on several occasions with […]

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Saturday Sampler for March 12th

Saturday Sampler for March 12th

Saturday Sampler for March 12th has a little bit of everything to let you prepare for the coming of spring. The music is lush and mesmerizing, titillating and immersive, rocking and blistering. It’s the perfect way to start the weekend. As always, we have 10 songs from hidden gems that you ought to know, so if you know these bands […]

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The Matinee March 8th

The Matinee March 8th

All six artists / bands featured on The Matinee March 8th edition are all fronted by women. This wasn’t intentional, although today is International Women’s Day. It just happened. What this does tell you is how the music landscape is changing, where women artists are at the forefront in creating the best new music today. Whether it’s fist-pumping garage or […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails! Last week’s theme was one-word bands; this week we’re featuring several strong female voices. The one exception is this second single from a supergroup of veteran male alt/indie rockers, so let’s get started.   Beverly – “Victoria” (Brooklyn, USA) Beverly – the indie dream-pop duo of Drew Citron (vocals, guitar) and Scott Rosenthal (bass/guitar) – will release […]

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The Matinee January 27th Edition

The Matinee January 27th Edition

The Matinee January 27th Edition includes six new tracks to get you through your week. We have 2 artists from the UK, one from Canada and the rest from the US. Our mix includes indie pop rock, punk-garage rock, psych rock and indie rock.   FalseHeads – “Steal And Cheat” (East London, UK) False Heads are from London and we […]

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Eternal Summers – “Together or Alone”

Eternal Summers – “Together or Alone”

“Together or Alone” is the lead single from Eternal Summers’ forthcoming new album, Gold and Stone. The stirring track will have you recalling the euphoric rock of The Joy Formidable and the indie pop of Glasgow greats The Pastels. It’s a sublime tune that raises expectations of their new album, which follows about a year after The Drop Beneath. This […]

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New Single: “BFFs” by Beach Day

New Single: “BFFs” by Beach Day

Hollywood, Florida duo Beach Day have released “BFFs”, the new single from their upcoming album Native Echoes, which will be publicly available on August 19 on Kanine Records (pre-order here). “BFFs” is a summery tune that is somewhere between The Dum Dum Girls’ “Jail La La” days and the surf, beach-pop sound of Best Coast. And for good measure, below […]

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