Tag: Propeller Recordings

The Matinee ’18 February 20th

The Matinee ’18 February 20th

Just like the Winter Olympics, The Matinee ’18 February 20th is dominated by Norwegian artists. There is also a heavy dose of UK bands and only one group from the US. You’ll hear rockers, brooding dark-pop, some retro-soul, and stirring cinematic numbers. Black Gold Buffalo – “Start A Fire” & “Magnets” (London, England) RIYL: Poliça, Desperate Journalist, Wolf Alice The […]

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Thea & The Wild – ‘Ikaros’ (album review)

Thea & The Wild – ‘Ikaros’ (album review)

 For the past year, Thea Glenton Raknes and her band mates Kamilla Waal, Jørgen Apeness, and Filip Roshauw – a.k.a. Thea & The Wild – have teased fans and the music community with new singles. Taken individually, the four songs released since last January were likes the storylines of ’80s coming-to-age movies. A more profound and deeper message, however, is […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 23rd – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 January 23rd – World Edition

With so many great songs out, we’re offering another two-part playlist. For this one, The Matinee ’18 January 23rd – World Edition features seven songs from artists in six countries outside of North America. The US edition is now out, and you can listen to it here.   DUETS AND STUFF – “Serve Somebody” (somewhere in Sweden) RIYL: Tennis, Peter […]

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The Matinee October 23rd

The Matinee October 23rd

The Matinee October 23rd includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a nice mix of pretty awesome rock and some killer synth pop. We hope you find your new favorite song or band and that your weekday is kicked off right. Artists today are representing Canada, Norway, the US and the UK today. Denny – “Girls Like You” […]

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Saturday Sampler October 21st

Saturday Sampler October 21st

We’re not covering too much geographical ground on the Saturday Sampler October 21st edition, but we are spanning a few genres. Whether you’re in the mood for some instrumental funk, boisterous garage rock, innovative alt-pop, or some hip-shaking old-school soul and indie pop-rock, we have you covered.   Dutch Party – “Now and Later” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Destroyer, MOONFACE, […]

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Imitating Aeroplanes dizzying disco debut ‘Planet Language’ (album review)

Imitating Aeroplanes dizzying disco debut ‘Planet Language’ (album review)

Music tends to follow the seasons. Spring ushers in heart-warming and optimistic numbers. Summer brings over-produced dance and rock anthems. Brooding and gloomy songs, meanwhile, populate autumn and winter. Don’t tell the newly formed super-group Imitating Aeroplanes that they should be introducing music that makes our knees tremble and causes us to lose our minds. Last Friday, the project of […]

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Sløtface’s extra exuberant debut ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ (album review)

Sløtface’s extra exuberant debut ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ (album review)

Try Not To Freak Out by SLØTFACE A powerhouse is emerging in Norway, and its name is Sløtface. While the band formed five years ago, these indie stars began to truly shine in the spring of 2016. That rise made them one of our artists to watch in 2017. This year, they’ve seen their popularity extend across Europe and slowly […]

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The Matinee September 5th

The Matinee September 5th

From heart-wrenching stories to shimmering pop anthems to songs that defy a single genre, The Matinee September 5th edition will help you recover from the long weekend. Once again, nine songs occupy today’s mini-playlist with the artists coming from five continents. For the first song, you might want to have some Kleenex nearby. Anna Tivel – “Dark Chandelier” (Portland, OR […]

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The Matinee September 1st

The Matinee September 1st

The Matinee September 1st includes some awesome new songs to get you ready for the long weekend in much of the world or celebrate Father’s Day in New Zealand and Australia. We hope you find your new favorite track or band, who come from Canada, Norway, Sweden, England, and the USA. Wy – “You + I” (Malmö, Sweden) RIYL: Cults, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 16th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 16th

The Melodic Tonic August 16th edition is a sumptuous sonic feast of genres. From ambient, Americana/folk, electronic, gospel, punk-pop, and shoegaze, these songs will both energize your heart and quiet your mind. Featured artists are from Canada, England, Iceland, Norway, and the U.S.   Dream Wife – “Fire” (London, England & Reykjavik, Iceland) RIYL: Blondie, The Breeders Back in March, […]

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Saturday Sampler June 10th

Saturday Sampler June 10th

Saturday Sampler June 10th features an even 10 new music singles because one of the great bands of this generation dropped a surprise song in the wee hours of the morning. You’ll also find some familiar names on the list below and, of course, new artists (well, new to us). decker. – “Matchstick Man” (Sedona, AZ, USA) RIYL: Band of […]

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The Matinee June 6th

The Matinee June 6th

The Matinee June 6th buzzes with some anthemic rockers, personal folk-pop songs, and, of course, one ’80s-inspired tune. Oh, there’s one cover song that will rock your world for how the band re-imagined a classic disco tune.   Autre Monde – “I Want My Enemies to Prosper” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Wolf Parade, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs Protest music is back […]

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The Matinee June 2nd

The Matinee June 2nd

In the past twenty-four hours, Radiohead shared “I Promise”, an unreleased song from their seminal album, OK Computer. Phoenix revealed “Goodbye Soleil”. Lorde shared “Perfect Places”, the latest track from her house party-influenced new album. Finally, Arcade Fire unveiled the disco-pop track, “Everything Now”.  We’ve opted to go in a different direction for The Matinee June 2nd, sharing tunes by lesser-known […]

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Saturday Sampler April 29th

Saturday Sampler April 29th

The Saturday Sampler April 29th is a mostly European affair. These nine songs come from artists in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Norway, and Sweden – with just one band from the USA. Dive into this upbeat playlist full of sparkling gems as you enjoy your weekend activities. Then check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include every song we have […]

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Saturday Sampler April 22nd

Saturday Sampler April 22nd

The Saturday Sampler April 22nd edition falls on Record Store Day! Today’s playlist features artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Norway, and the US. You might not find all nine of these singles in stock at your local record store, but you can listen while you’re standing in line or shopping. So whether you prefer to enjoy music on vinyl, digital, cassette, or live, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 12th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 12th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is light and refreshing. From singer/songwriter fare to upbeat indie pop, these six new singles from artists in Canada, England, Norway, Wales, and the USA will bring some sunshine to your day.   Seadog – “As I Am” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Elliott Smith, Midlake, Grandaddy When you hear this new song from Seadog, you’ll realize why they opened […]

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Saturday Sampler April 8th

Saturday Sampler April 8th

The Saturday Sampler April 8th edition is bursting with springtime energy! These 9 songs from artists in Australia, Denmark, England, Norway, and the USA will energize your weekend with their indie rock, dream pop, synth pop, and electronica. Hopefully you’ll fall in love with their sound like we have. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include these […]

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The Matinee October 31st

The Matinee October 31st

It’s Halloween today, and for everyone out there who needs to get dressed up and ready for trick or treating, we have a pretty fast-paced and rocking matinee for you. Today’s matinee includes a nice mix of rock with some electronic elements thrown in for good measure. We hope everyone has an awesome and safe time tonight. Bassh – “Animal” (Nashville, […]

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The Matinee October 3rd

The Matinee October 3rd

The Matinee October 3rd includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure for your jumpstart to this fine week. We have a mix of amazing indie rock, upbeat synthpop, captivating shoe gaze inspired rock and a bit of psych inspired rock. We have artists representing the US and the UK today. Harlea – ‘Miss Me” (London, England) RIYL: The Kills, […]

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The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd extends to ten songs. The list is in reverse alphabetical order. Be sure to read and listen right to the bottom; otherwise, you’ll miss a treat from a singer-songwriter with one of the best baritones on the planet.   Vaudou Game – “Revolution” (Lyon, France & Lomé, Togo) RIYL: Fela Kuti, Konono No. 1, Bombino, James […]

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