Tag: Old Flame Records

Saturday Sampler August 5th

Saturday Sampler August 5th

As we head into the final weeks of summer, it’s time to sit back and reminiscent about its first half, especially given how warm and humid it is in many parts of the world. So instead of blasting sweat-inducing number, the Saturday Sampler August 5th edition features nine songs that offer a reprieve from the heat. We kick things off […]

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Gothic Tropic – ‘Fast or Feast’ (album review)

Gothic Tropic – ‘Fast or Feast’ (album review)

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.” ~~~ Christopher Walken Unpredictability has defined Cecilia Della Peruti since she started her project Gothic Project in 2011. Her debut EP revolved around neo-psychedelia while the singles she has released the past two years have been wide-ranging. Indie pop, electro-rock, synth-pop, or R&B-infused pop, she’s done it all and with aplomb. Given her […]

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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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The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th is a work of art. Well, the music is. Find nine songs by artists from different parts of the globe. There’s a bit of everything – moving ballads, entrancing witch-rock, mesmerizing folktronica, ’80s glam-rock, and a whole lot more.   Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Orenda Fink, O+S Almost a year to the […]

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The Matinee February 14th

The Matinee February 14th

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we have dedicated The Matinee February 14th edition to love songs!!!…. Did you actually believe that? There’s no chance we do that. Instead, we’re just going share awesome music like we always do. The love songs can wait another day (it’s not like they are an endangered species).   Aldous Harding – “Horizon” (Lyttleton, New Zealand) RIYL: […]

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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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The Matinee August 2nd

The Matinee August 2nd

The Matinee August 2nd features eight cool, new tunes. There are some familiar names (i.e., artists previously covered on The Matinee) but several new arrivals. Take a moment and listen to new music by some of indie music’s hidden gems.   Arbitraire – “Dandelions” (Denmark) RIYL: Aloric, Purity Ring, Phoria Eight months ago, electronic trio Arbitraire tickled our ears with […]

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Saturday Sampler for April 30th

Saturday Sampler for April 30th

The Saturday Sampler for April 30th features several artists whose newest singles have a vintage vibe. Some songs have a disco beat and others have gone retro with New Wave flashbacks. As always, the Sampler has plenty of variety to sate your appetite for new music.   Beth Orton – “1973” (Norwich, England) Seven is a lucky number. British singer/songwriter […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 5

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 5

This week’s Melodic Tonic features five new music cocktails in a variety of genres, because we’re all about variety. We’ve got dream pop, Peruvian-inspired indie rock, and retro country from the U.S., Canadian indie folk, and experimental art rock from London. Let’s kick off this worldwide musical tour in the American south.   Keeps – “Translucent Girl” (Nashville, USA) Anyone who has visited Nashville […]

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Travel with Chicago’s Yawn on their “Day Trip” EP

Travel with Chicago’s Yawn on their “Day Trip” EP

Last month, we caught wind of Yawn‘s new single “Day Trip”, which we described as an oft-kilter, pick-me-up song. The song offered a glimpse into the indie-rock band’s sound and what was to be expected on their new EP – something warm, uptempo, and bright. What we didn’t expect was that the album would be much more far-ranging and not […]

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Heyrocco – “Teenage Movie Soundtrack”

Heyrocco – “Teenage Movie Soundtrack”

Last week, Charleston, South Carolina trio Heyrocco released their debut full-length, Teenage Movie Soundtrack. Self-described as “Disney grunge”, the album is filled with alternative, grunge-pop music with lyrics that hold very little back about the band’s youthful experiences. While Nathan Merli (guitar, vocals), Tanner Cooper (drums), and Chris Cool (bass) are no longer in high school, the album is a compilation of […]

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Heyrocco – “Elsewhere”

Heyrocco – “Elsewhere”

After melting people’s faces off – either from their grunge and post-punk sound or their humorous songs – South Carolina’s Heyrocco are set to release their debut album, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, which has a release date of June 2 via Old Flame Records. The first single is the infectious, punk-pop number “Elsewhere”, and the VHS-style video for the single is below. In addition, you can hear […]

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The Teen Age – “Low Cunning”

The Teen Age – “Low Cunning”

NYC-based The Teen Age have been rocking NYC clubs and dive bars for the better part of three years. Their combination of garage pop-rock and post-punk rock have resulted in a cult following. With a track like “Low Cunning”, their fanbase should only grow. Shimmering guitars and an ’80s vibe, what’s not to like? The single officially comes out April 7 on Old Flame Records. The […]

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Coeds – “Sensitive Boys”

Coeds – “Sensitive Boys”

“Sensitive Boys” is the fun, electric, debut single from Coeds, who are a duo from Austin and New York City. The synth-pop-rock track radiates with the boppiness of Bentcousin and the buzzing synths of CHVRCHES. This single is part of a 7″ that will be released on May 19 Old Flame Records. Pre-order the vinyl here. Coeds are Merideth Muñoz and Ryan […]

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Doe – “First Four”

Doe – “First Four”

In a year that we celebrated the return of Sleater-Kinney, it is only fitting that more and more bands influenced by the iconic trio are emerging – or at least say they’ve been inspired by them. But for London-based trio, Doe, they spent hours upon hours spinning Sleater-Kinney records as well as those by fellow ’90s rad bands Pavement and […]

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