Tag: post-rock

Beaches – ‘Second of Spring’ (album review)

Beaches – ‘Second of Spring’ (album review)

When a band is celebrating their 10th anniversary and releasing their first album in four years, they can be forgiven for sharing a 17-track, 76-minute marathon. Check that! More bands should follow the lead of Melbourne quintet Beaches and use the milestone to unveil their most ambitious and expansive output to date. This is exactly what Second of Spring is. […]

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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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Mammút – ‘Kinder Versions’ (album review)

Mammút – ‘Kinder Versions’ (album review)

Woolly mammoths reigned the northern hemispheres during the Ice Age, but as everyone knows they have long been extinct. They can now only be spotted in museums and history books, never to rise again. Now a different type of giant is re-awakening, having adopted the Latin form of its name as their own. Icelandic band Mammút have returned with a […]

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Saturday Sampler July 1st

Saturday Sampler July 1st

Happy Canada Day! We could have prepared a Canada Day playlist, but in true Canadian spirit we’ve decided to celebrate the beautiful mosaic of new music across the globe. Some of the songs are by recognizable artists, and they are standing next to bands and musicians awaiting their major breakthrough. Enjoy the holiday weekend Canada and may everyone else have […]

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Mt. Wolf – ‘Aetherlight’ (album review)

Mt. Wolf – ‘Aetherlight’ (album review)

Mt. Wolf have taken the circuitous path to indie success. They exploded out of the gate in 2012 with their debut EP, Life Size Ghost. But instead of capitalizing on the hype by immediately releasing a full-length album, they opted to take the slow, gradual path. A succession of singles and remixes and three other EPs would follow within a […]

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First Impressions: Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’ (album review)

First Impressions: Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’ (album review)

After a two-decade hiatus, post-rock/shoegaze titans Slowdive delighted fans in January with “Star Roving,” their first single in 22 years! After such a prolonged absence, it was refreshing to hear the familiar churn of Neil Halstead’s reverb-drenched guitar and Rachel Goswell’s airy vocals. Fans wondered whether a full album would contain the same magic as the first single. Thankfully, “Star Roving” was indeed a sign of […]

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The Matinee November 25th

The Matinee November 25th

You don’t need to lineup to find new music on this Black Friday, as The Matinee November 25th edition will address your needs. Today, we have six new songs by artists representing Norway, Sweden, Wales, England, and the U.S.A. We kick things off with one of the indie-pop’s rising stars.   Annabel Jones x Nebbra – “Stay” (London, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee November 22nd

The Matinee November 22nd

The Matinee November 22nd offers nine new music singles whose sole aim is to disarm you. There are songs for rockers. Tracks for those who wish to daydream. And there are tunes that will leave you breathless. Once again, the artists come from different parts of the globe, although there is a noticeable English presence.   Cuesta Loeb – “Charlotte […]

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Saturday Sampler October 15th

Saturday Sampler October 15th

The Saturday Sampler October 15th edition offers a fabulous menu of 10 new music singles. While several countries are represented spanning different genres, there is a common theme to what we’re serving. Each song is highly perceptive, examining how judgmental the world has become and urging us live our lives to the fullest. Like all great meals, the Sampler begins with an […]

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The Matinee October 6th

The Matinee October 6th

The Matinee October 6th edition has a few rockers and a few songs that will either crush your soul or take your breath away. A few artists were previously featured in this space, so you might recognize the names. There are, of course, some new names to remember.   Chasms – “Beyond Flesh” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Cocteau Twins, Wytches, […]

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Saturday Sampler September 17th

Saturday Sampler September 17th

If you need a wake up call, the Saturday Sampler September 17th edition is your answer. Ten songs occupy the mini-playlist, which includes an epic burner, several rockers, and a couple of smooth but scintillating tracks. The artists featured today are from as far away as the Middle East to the southwestern USA.   decker. – “The Holy Ghost” (Sedona, Arizona, […]

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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 July 7th

The Matinee July 7th

After a few days of focusing on American and English artists, we return to our regularly scheduled programming of featuring new music from around the globe. On The Matinee July 7th edition, we have seven songs by artists in seven different countries. Sevens are wild today!   angelic milk – “Tie Me Up” (St. Petersburg, Russia) RIYL: Death Valley Girls, […]

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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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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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Mundo: Five Late-Night Specialties (by Twin Haus)

Mundo: Five Late-Night Specialties (by Twin Haus)

One of the unforeseen developments in music since the turn of the century is the rise of post-rock. While the genre has its originals in the mid-90s, the combination of guitar-driven rock, electronica, ambient, and prog-rock started become “trendy” in the early 2000s with the emergence of bands like Sigur Rós, The Amazing, Explosions in the Sky, etc. The post-rock […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 26

Melodic Tonic, vol. 26

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music singles – a.k.a The Melodic Tonic. Since the U.S. is celebrating Thanksgiving this week, it seems appropriate to feature a collection of American artists whose songs bring a lot of different flavors to our musical plate. Let’s kick things off with a big, funky number to get the week started with a bang.   Josh […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 12

Melodic Tonic, vol. 12

Happy Monday, and welcome to another week of new music discoveries! We kick it off as always with the Melodic Tonic, vol 12. And by discoveries, we mean that feeling of “How have I missed this band?” you get after discovering a group that has somehow eluded your radar. Eleventh Dream Day – “Taking Too Long” Quick: name an indie alternative band from […]

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Final Days Society – “Icebreaker”

Final Days Society – “Icebreaker”

Last Tuesday, Final Days Society released their new album Icebreaker, which could be described simply as an escapade.  The Växjö, Sweden quintet have created an album that is difficult to isolate under a specific genre or to compare with any single artist, as their music extends from post-rock to prog-rock to electronic to shoegaze. Each of the album’s six songs, however, share two […]

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