Tag: new wave

The Matinee November 24th

The Matinee November 24th

For those in the US, you’re probably suffering from a post-Thanksgiving hangover where the turkey and stuffing are still sitting in your gut. The rest of the world, meanwhile, cannot wait for the weekend to arrive. Either way, you probably need a jolt of energy, which we hope to provide on The Matinee November 24th edition. Granted, there are some […]

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The Matinee November 23rd

The Matinee November 23rd

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US and abroad who may be celebrating the holiday. While you feast on turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, take some time to enjoy our musical platter. The Matinee November 23rd offers a mix bag of nine songs from around the globe. Let this be your starter, main course, and dessert when it […]

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Fever High – ‘FHNY’ (album review)

Fever High – ‘FHNY’ (album review)

When a band gets Jeff Goldblum to do a cameo on one of their songs, they must have two qualities: a) creative minds, and b) a great sense of humor. Reni Lane and Anna Noreen of Fever High have both in spades. The Brooklyn-based duo are retro-fying synth-pop and New Wave to their early days while infusing some surprising elements. The result […]

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The Matinee October 20th

The Matinee October 20th

The Matinee October 20th bursts with brilliant darkness and splendid brightness. Nine songs occupy the mini-playlist, and some of the song will leave you exhilarated. Others, though, will have you contemplating the present and future. Buckle up or create space in your room because every single song is an experience, and we kick things off with a major bang. Artificial […]

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The Matinee September 7th

The Matinee September 7th

Around and around we go, where The Matinee September 7th edition stops, no one knows! Well, we do know where it stops: today’s mini-playlist visits a country for the first time. Eight new songs are featured below, including the latest by one of indie’s greats, plus a 2008 single from one of the most underrated artists of our time.   […]

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The Matinee August 1st

The Matinee August 1st

With Newport Folk Festival behind us, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. The Matinee August 1st edition, as such, has the regular nine songs. Unfortunately, exhaustion has set in, so apologies to the artists and bands for the short blurbs. The music, however, is what matters most. Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: The Pains […]

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Renowned producer Gordon Raphael unleashes, “Savage” (single premiere)

Renowned producer Gordon Raphael unleashes, “Savage” (single premiere)

For nearly two decades, Gordon Raphael established himself as one of the industry’s most respected and sought-after music producers. His “claim-to-fame” occurred in 2001 when he produced The Strokes debut EP, The Modern Age, and their first two full-length albums – 2001’s This Is It, which was named by NME as the album of the decade, and 2003’s Room on […]

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The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th offers a smooth 9 songs on this Tuesday. There is one notable name, but the remaining artists are on the verge of something really, really special. Amber Arcades – “It Changes” (Utrecht, Netherlands) RIYL: Alvvays, Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett Annelotte de Graaf – the woman behind Amber Arcades – has become one of our all-time favorite artists on […]

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The Matinee November 9th

The Matinee November 9th

As we all recover from the US Election aftermath, The Matinee November 9th is inspired by something completely different. Last week, Norwegian band Sløtface released “Empire Records”, a tribute to the 1995 movie that helped define a generation with its ensemble cast of characters. Today’s mini-playlist offers nine songs that together could comprise the soundtrack to those coming-of-age movies of […]

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Psychic Twin – “Strange Diary”

Psychic Twin – “Strange Diary”

Like a young child growing up, Erin Fein has nursed and watched her dream-pop project Psychic Twin mature. First conceived in 2010, Fein revealed Psychic Twin to the world in 2013 in a subtle yet explosive way. Her split single debut, featuring “Strangers” and “Dream State”, showcased a woman who deftly bridged reality with the dreamworld, much like what Beach […]

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The Matinee September 1st

The Matinee September 1st

The Matinee September 1st rocks, rolls, and swoons with eight fantastic songs. You will recognize several of the artists and bands on the mini-playlist, but there are, of course, a couple of hidden gems. Enjoy the first day of September with this set of great new music.   Taylor Payne – “The Jungle Talks” (Adelaide/Sunshine Coast, Australia) RIYL: LP, Cloves, […]

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The Matinee August 23rd

The Matinee August 23rd

As you start day two of the work week and the second-to-last week of summer, The Matinee August 23rd will provide the shot of adrenaline you need. From electronic to art-pop to indie-rock to industrial, there is a little bit of everything.   Chasms – “Black Ice” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Savages, Jenny Hval Very few bands have names that […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 28

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 28

Today’s new music cocktails are a bit darker and moodier than usual. These five artists offer something refreshing that will take your breath away. Let’s get things started with some vintage-inspired New Wave from an unlikely place.   Black Arcade – “Severed Lies” (Lexington, KY USA) RIYL: New Order, The Cure, Editors New Wave nostalgia has never felt fresher or more relevant than […]

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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 Technicolors – “Space Cadet” (single premiere)

The Technicolors – “Space Cadet” (single premiere)

A year ago, The Technicolors burst on the scene with their EP, Ultraviolet Disguise, which received some US-wide airplay and coverage. The EP was an electrifying mixture of Muse’ electric rock and the anthemic pop-rock of Snow Patrol. Not surprisingly, it put the Phoenix-based quartet on the national radar. Instead of building on this popular approach, The Technicolors have taken […]

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Still Parade – “Concrete Vision”

Still Parade – “Concrete Vision”

Still Parade, aka Niklas Kramer, graced us with a marvelous new album that contains a rawer, more unrefined feel than his 2013 hit single, “Anchors”, which has garnered over 900k plays on SoundCloud and was featured last year in an ad campaign for Victoria Secret. Maybe the rawness of his new album, Concrete Vision, is due to Kramer’s new tape […]

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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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Spooky Cigarette – “Spiritual Hypochondriac” (single premiere)

Spooky Cigarette – “Spiritual Hypochondriac” (single premiere)

There’s a self-deprecating style to Spooky Cigarette that extends from the band’s name to its music. Based out of the fine city of San Diego, the band’s name is a tongue-in-cheek derivation of frontman Frank Mindingall‘s – and I quote – “self-proclaimed identity as a black (spook) fag (cigarette)”. It’s not just a sarcastic name but a clever one, as […]

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Red Cell – “Vial of Dreams” (single premiere)

Red Cell – “Vial of Dreams” (single premiere)

Everything that is old is new again – or so it seems these days in music. Soul and old-school country music are undergoing revivals with the likes of Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Sturgill Simpson reaching both indie and mainstream success. And of course, the likes of Meghan Trainor have become huge pop stars. When executed […]

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Operators – “Blue Wave”

Operators – “Blue Wave”

One of these days, Dan Boeckner will settle down. For now, he’s content to be known as a collaborator, working with some of the best in music – Spencer Krug, Arlen Thompson, and Dante DeCaro as the reunited Wolf Parade; Alexei Perry on Handsome Furs; and together with Spoon frontman Britt Daniels and Sam Brown as the Divine Fits. This […]

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