Tag: Partisan Records

The Matinee August 22nd

The Matinee August 22nd

The term “global citizen” use to be a passing reference for a globetrotter, but now hundreds of millions of people can say wear this badge with honor. The Matinee August 22nd edition features three artists / bands who have made their homes in different corners of Earth. For that matter, the entire playlist features artists spread across this fine planet. […]

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The Matinee August 14th

The Matinee August 14th

The Matinee August 14th has a nice sample of indie rock tracks that span genres including dream pop, amazing instrumental, singer-songwriter fare and moving  electro-synth pop. We hope you find a new favorite song or band. We have artists representing Denmark, the US and the UK today. The Attic Sleepers – “Berlin” (Copenhagen, Denmark) RIYL: Local Natives, Pure X, Cigarettes […]

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Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ (album review)

Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ (album review)

One of the great success stories of the past decade is Cigarettes After Sex, which started off as a dorm-room project of Greg Gonzalez. Without any support from a label, Gonzalez and his band’s success grew through the internet, as their hazy, immersive cinematic-pop was endlessly played on YouTube, SoundCloud, and every streaming service imaginable. What’s even more impressive is […]

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The Matinee May 25th

The Matinee May 25th

The Matinee May 25th edition gets the weekend started early with nine songs that will blow you away. Some are ferocious anthems and others will have you uttering three letters, “OMG”. Let’s get to it shall we. Bergfilm – “Nostalgic Love” (Cologne, Germany) RIYL: David Bowie, Joseph of Mercury, David Byrne It’s not often we say this but… don’t pay […]

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The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th has awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a myriad of tunes. Most are upbeat, so we hope today’s playlist kicks off the beginning to your weekend. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler, and then Sunday for our mega, mega playlist. Cigarettes After Sex – “Each Time You Fall In […]

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The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’ (album review)

The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’ (album review)

In 2004, just as Austin, Texas emerged as the mecca of indie music, a new band formed that would change the landscape. Taking their name from Velvet Underground’s underrated classic hit, “The Black Angels’ Death Song”, The Black Angels built a cult reputation for their stoner-heavy, ’70s-inspired, psychedelic-garage rock before breaking through in 2010 with Phosphene Dream. Pulverizing is the best way […]

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The Matinee April 13th

The Matinee April 13th

After yesterday’s Melodic Tonic offered six easy, breezy numbers, we’ve opted to turn up the decibels several notches on The Matinee April 13th edition. There are three smooth, low-key tunes, but for the most part you want to get ready to either move or have your face melted. The Black Angels – “Half Believing” (Austin, USA) RIYL: The Black Lips, […]

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The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd once again features nine songs, and each one will intrigue you in different ways. Some will make you laugh while others will have you thinking about your place in the world. Whatever you’re feeling like today, hopefully the mini-playlist will satisfy your mood.   Perfume Genius – “Slip Away” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Arcade Fire, Future Islands, […]

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The Matinee March 21st

The Matinee March 21st

The Matinee March 21st has a strong Canadian flavor, reflecting the burgeoning music in the world’s second-largest country. The mini-playlist is, we must warn you, more somber and even intense. The storytelling in these songs are stellar with the final song the year’s biggest and most beautiful tearjerker. Cigarettes After Sex – “Apocalypse” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Cigarettes After Sex, Rhye, […]

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The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

The week is off to a great start in terms of music, and The Matinee November 15th edition will hopefully continue the trend. Ten songs are featured below. The descriptions are brief because there have been a few dramatic events down here in New Zealand.   case/lang/veirs – “Supermoon” (USA and Canada) RIYL: Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs Earlier […]

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The Matinee September 27th

The Matinee September 27th

Another ten cool, new tunes occupy The Matinee September 27th edition. Scroll down for the latest single by one of 2014’s top bands, who announced a new album. But first, The Matinee commences with a song by one of the most mysterious artists in the industry.   Aloric – “Fate” (London, England) RIYL: really incomparable but if pressed Keaton Henson, […]

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The Matinee August 5th

The Matinee August 5th

The Matinee August 5th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure on this fine Friday. We have singer-songwriter fare, dreamy indie pop, feel good indie rock, and awesome synth pop. Artists are representing the US and the UK today. Don’t forget to check back for more tracks tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course our mega mega playlist […]

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The Amazing – “Ambulance”

The Amazing – “Ambulance”

Since their arrival on the music scene in 2009, The Amazing have been creating albums that have been, well, amazing. Their blend of post-rock, shoegaze, progressive rock, and psychedelia is unrivaled. Instead of blowing us away with explosive guitar work that characterize these genres, The Amazing have often taken us on an introspective journey with their dreamy sound. Album number […]

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Saturday Sampler for July 9th

Saturday Sampler for July 9th

The Saturday Sampler for July 9th has a strong nostalgic feel, buzzing with songs that echo with beauty of the ’70s and hints of the psychedelic surfer ’60s. There are, of course, some tunes that offer a contemporary approach. These ten songs offer a variety sure to make your weekend blissful. The Academic – “Mixtape 2003” (Mullingar, Ireland) RIYL: The Strokes, […]

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Saturday Sampler for May 28th

Saturday Sampler for May 28th

The Saturday Sampler for May 28th features plenty of global variety with 10 tracks from seven countries: Australia, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, and USA. Whether you prefer indie folk or funky disco or psychedelic rock, this week’s Sampler offers something in many different genres. We have also included the “RIYL” (Recommended If You Like) tag to help introduce you to […]

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Eagulls – “Ullages”

Eagulls – “Ullages”

In 2014, Eagulls exploded on the scene with their self-titled, debut album. Eagulls was not just another album – it was a mind-blowing experience. It was ten songs and 45 minutes of high-intensity, cathartic post-punk music that incessantly wailed guitar salvo after guitar salvo, hammering bass lines, and crushing percussion while frontman George Mitchell’s hallowing vocals hypnotized you. This album made […]

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The Matinee March 10th

The Matinee March 10th

The Matinee March 10th still has a couple of tracks that will get your moving or just blow your mind, but most of the singles are contemplative in nature. They range from haunting alt-folk to a young musician whose style mirrors that of a legend to a southern-rock band set for enormous things. A favorite of ours also returns with […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 19

Melodic Tonic, vol. 19

Happy Monday, and welcome to another round of seasonally-appropriate new music singles on The Melodic Tonic. Now that autumn has arrived, we’re embracing the international flavours that will keep us warm from dancing as the temperatures fall. This week we’ve got some fantastic brooding indie rock from the UK served up alongside a bit of Greek disco/funk, some French-Canadian soul, and a couple of American singer/songwriters. Let’s […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 18

Melodic Tonic, vol. 18

Welcome to a belated dose of new music cocktails, brought to you one day later than normal because sometimes Monday can be as disagreeable as a growling dog. On this week’s Melodic Tonic, we’re treating your ears to some international tunes that will soothe even the most savage beast. We’re starting with two young, talented musicians from opposite sides of the […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 14

Melodic Tonic, vol. 14

This week’s Melodic Tonic collection of new singles features some scorching tunes that will kickstart your week faster than six triple espressos. Buckle up for some feet-tapping, because we’re starting off this Monday with a bang! Sune Rose Wagner (Denmark) – “Anemone” It’s been a year since Danish band The Raveonettes quietly dropped their last album, Pe’ahi. While there is no news of […]

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