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The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th feels like a playlist for a summer road trip, so each song will be associated with a traveling reference. This journey is the one heading home, so the list is in reverse alphabetical order. Umm – “Black Summer” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: The Dig, The Breeders, Communist Daughter Our journey begins on a coastal highway, where […]

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Jay Som – ‘Everybody Works’

Jay Som – ‘Everybody Works’

Everybody Works by Jay SomMany musicians who self-record achieve a gauzy pastel haze akin to the sounds Melina Duterte, playing as Jay Som, creates in her sunny Oakland studio (which doubles as her sleeping quarters). In another corner of the music world, many aspiring pop craftspeople (the type who unapologetically let ourselves be charmed by Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION or drunkenly vow to […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 8th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 8th

Today’s mid-week serving of 9 delicious new music cocktails has it all: catchy glam pop, indie folk, lush dream pop, indie rock, and more! Next week the music industry turns its focus to the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, and many of these bands will be there. The songs featured here come from artists in Australia, England, Portugal, and the U.S. Let’s kick things […]

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The Matinee February 21st

The Matinee February 21st

The Matinee February 21st edition is another full-course buffet of new music. The mini-playlist is littered with alumni who are making their second, third, and even fourth appearance in these parts. Of course, there are new artists to discover, too (heck, they all are still waiting to be discovered by the rest of the world). Alex the Astronaut – “Rockstar City” […]

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The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th edition features a bevy of brilliance. Seriously, these songs are early contenders for song of the year. Let’s get right to it, shall we?   Nadia Reid – “Richard” (Port Chalmers, New Zealand) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Julianna Hatfield As most of the music world prepares for Lorde’s new album to drop, people’s eyes should […]

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Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin – “Don’t Let The Kids Win”

Julia Jacklin has always been a daydreamer. At the age of 12, she wanted to be a pop star like Brittany Spears, and then later in life she wanted to be the best social worker on the planet. The dreams would linger, but they started to come to fruition following a trip to South America during her gap year. The […]

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The Matinee October 7th

The Matinee October 7th

In this October 7th issue of The Matinee we bring you 6 bands all in different stages of their careers, all putting out superb music. One with new music for the first time in close to 20 years, a brilliant yet relatively unknown band, a well-loved band heading out on their farewell tour, and a couple of bands right in the thick of […]

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The Matinee September 16th

The Matinee September 16th

The Matinee September 16th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a nice mix of indie rock, synth pop, folktronica, and a bit of singer-songwriter fare. We hope you find a new favorite band or track today. We have artists representing the US and England. Dead Love Fear Wave – “Golden Rule” (Manchester, England) RIYL: Beck, New […]

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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 August 18th

The Matinee August 18th

The Matinee August 18th features eight songs that range from the electrifying to sultry. As always, The Matinee spans the globe, featuring artists from Australia, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, England, and the USA.   Honey Lung – “Something” (London, England) RIYL: My Bloody Valentine, Sundara Karma, Wolf Alice The sole group on the list that is not led by a female […]

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The Matinee August 16th

The Matinee August 16th

Eight songs are shared on The Matinee August 16th edition. The artists are from the usual suspect of countries, but you will also find one surprising destination. Mongolia. You read that correctly – Mongolia. We get things started, however, with a favorite of ours.   American Wrestlers – “Give Up” (St. Louis, USA via Scotland) RIYL: The Pains of Being […]

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The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th takes stops in Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the USA, before arriving in England for some new music. Hear eight “new” songs by some of the best and brightest artists from around the planet.   Aldous Harding – “Stop Your Tears” (Lyttleton, New Zealand) RIYL: Nadia Reid, Gillian Welch, Aoife O’Donovan For a few years, […]

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Saturday Sampler for July 16th

Saturday Sampler for July 16th

Saturday Sampler for July 16th features plenty of musicians and bands that we have huge crushes on ummm… we are huge fans of because their music makes us feel really goooood. There are, of course, several newcomers whose music might also leave you infatuated. We’ll try to keep the musical matchmaking brief so you can enjoy the music.   Andrew Keoghan – “Everything” […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th has ten diverse and awesome new singles. There are a couple of surprise collaborations, the return of two of indie music’s favorite acts, and a healthy dose of newcomers to sate your appetite for truly new music.   Adam Torres – “Outlands” (Austin, USA ) RIYL: Shearwater, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes Indie folk singer/songwriter […]

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The Matinee June 23rd

The Matinee June 23rd

We have not had a huge focus on US-based artists this week, so The Matinee June 23rd leans heavily towards the stars and stripes with a couple of overseas bands. Unlike past The Matinee features, today’s list is filled with both newcomers and veteran singer-songwriters and bands, who have been longstanding hidden gems in the industry and waiting to be […]

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Ladyhawke – “Wild Things”

Ladyhawke – “Wild Things”

This year marks ten years of Ladyhawke, the project of Pip Brown and former member of Two Lane Backdrop and Teenager, and the New Zealand native has come circle. Her self-titled, debut album introduced us to her version of hook-laden synth-pop while her sophomore album, Anxiety, had her showing an edgier, rock side while also highlighting the inner turmoil she […]

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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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The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st

On The Matinee April 21st edition, we have songs from familiar names and a few artists who have released their debut singles, which are just awesome. And as always, several countries are represented, namely Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, The Netherlands, and the United States.   Andy Shauf – “The Worst in You” (Regina, SK, Canada) Andy Shauf is one of […]

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Saturday Sampler for April 9th

Saturday Sampler for April 9th

Saturday Sampler for April 9th has a little bit of almost everything. Whether you’re looking for psychedelic folk, garage rock, indie folk, or even goth-punk, we’ve got it. Some of the names will be familiar while others will be brand new. Regardless, they are all bands worth checking out, and as sampling we have their latest new tunes.   Aloha – “Faraway […]

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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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