Tag: post-rock

The Matinee ’18 June 12th

The Matinee ’18 June 12th

Another wide-ranging set of nine songs is featured on The Matinee ’18 June 12th. The mini-playlist commences with the return of one of indie rock’s great bands of the past two decades who set the tone for what comes after. Interpol – “The Rover” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Interpol, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wolf Parade It’s hard to believe […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 1st

The Matinee ’18 June 1st

Happy June everyone! To celebrate the arrival of one of the grandest months of the year, The Matinee ’18 June 1st features some sizzling and some cool new tunes. A few alumni of our mini-playlists are making another appearance while there are a few newcomers worthy of your attention. We start things off, though, with a cinematic number that will […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 8th – European Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 8th – European Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 8th – European Edition features some rocking numbers plus jaw-dropping, gorgeous tunes. There isn’t a better way to spend Tuesday than music that will make you say, “Wow!” The second part of The Matinee (the Rest-of-the-World version) is here.   Drenge – “This Dance” (Sheffield, England) RIYL: Blood Red Shoes, The Music, Royal Blood It was […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 2nd

The Matinee ’18 May 2nd

We had to switch up our schedule this week, so today you’ll find The Matinee ’18 May 2nd edition. Snappier descriptions today, which on hump day is ideal. Buck Meek – “Maybe” (Brooklyn via Driftwood, TX, USA) RIYL: Cass McCombs, Twain, subdued Unknown Mortal Orchestra Getting out from under your popular band’s huge shadow is always difficult, but Big Thief […]

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The Amazing – ‘In Transit’ (album review)

The Amazing – ‘In Transit’ (album review)

In Transit by The Amazing Through their first four album, The Amazing have established a reputation for making lush, ethereal music that merged post-rock and the classic sounds of the ’70s LA music scene with progressive and shoegaze elements. Their self-titled debut LP started the journey in 2009 while their last album, 2016’s Ambulance, perfected it. Given their history, it […]

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Yo La Tengo – ‘There’s a Riot Going On’ (album review)

Yo La Tengo – ‘There’s a Riot Going On’ (album review)

A younger Yo La Tengo would have used the current political climate to deliver music equivalent to a surging hurricane. Angular guitars, oft-kilter melodies, walls of feedback and reverb, crushing drums, and poignant lyricism were their trademarks with no two songs sounding alike. Their 15th album, There’s a Riot Going On, however, isn’t the typical YLT album. It is the […]

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The Matinee October 12th

The Matinee October 12th

We have another nine new music selections for your listening pleasure. There’s quite a bit of variety on this one from cinematic songs that belong in an IMAX film to classically told stories to upbeat earworms. The Matinee October 12th has something for every mood. Ceiling Demons – “The Rose” (North Yorkshire, England) RIYL: Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Nick Cave […]

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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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