Tag: Psych-Pop

Masasolo – ‘At Sixes and Sevens’ (album review)

Masasolo – ‘At Sixes and Sevens’ (album review)

When Morten Søgaard introduced his new project Masasolo in early 2016 with their debut single, “Really Thought She Loved Me”, the immediate reaction was that Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker had suddenly decide to join Ruban Nielson’s outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The song was an eye-opening introduction to, what was at the time, the newest addition to Copenhagen’s fast-expanding indie scene. […]

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Saturday Sampler August 26th

Saturday Sampler August 26th

Yesterday, Wendy and Ben featured only two artists from the US on The Matinee August 25th edition. For the Saturday Sampler August 26th version, Hollie and Ben have upped the ante and opted to just have one American band. Do we succeed? Of course we did! The selection on the Sampler is enticing, featuring songs from artists in seven countries. […]

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The Matinee March 31st

The Matinee March 31st

It’s Friday!!! To help you end the work week while kicking off the weekend, The Matinee March 31st edition goes a little longer. Instead of the usual six songs, we’ve included nine for your listening pleasure. The extended version reflects the quantity and quality of great new music we’ve been receiving. And we still have the Saturday Sampler to go! […]

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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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The Matinee October 4th

The Matinee October 4th

Trying to determine which songs would be featured on The Matinee October 4th edition was immensely difficult. The quality of songs continues to improve. The emergence of a new season tends to inspire people, and hopefully these ten new songs will do that you. I’ll try to keep things brief so that you be fully immersed in the singles because […]

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Saturday Sampler August 27th

Saturday Sampler August 27th

The Saturday Sampler August 27th edition features a global tour of great music. Join us as we journey from Wales and Norway to New Zealand via the U.S. and Canada. These ten singles from both veteran and emerging artists will transport you to another time and place, only without all the jet-lag.   Baby Queens – “Tired Of Love” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Groove Theory, Warpaint, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 20

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 20

Today’s serving of new music cocktails comes with a recommendation guide. When you’re trying to decide which music to dive into, sometimes it helps to have a few starting points for comparison. You wouldn’t recommend a steakhouse to a vegetarian, just as you wouldn’t suggest black metal to a chillwave fan, right? That’s our view. Hopefully the “RIYL” (Recommended If […]

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Coloured Clocks – “Waiting On You”

Coloured Clocks – “Waiting On You”

Location: Melbourne, Australia Members: Coloured Clocks are James Wallace (vocals, guitar); Alex Fewings (keys); Steve Flack (bass); and Wesley Fuller (drums). For those who like: Axxas/Abraxas, GOASTT, Wesley Fuller Our take: One of the most pleasant surprises we’ve heard this year is “Waiting On You”, a gorgeous and intimate psychedelic-pop song by Coloured Clocks. The track is right out of the ’70s but […]

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YAWN – “Day Trip”

YAWN – “Day Trip”

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA Members: YAWN are Adam, Daniel, Jorge, and Sam. For those who like: Summer Heart, Jinja Safari, Royal Canoe Our take: There’s always time to hear some summery, psychedelic pop. YAWN’s “Day Trip” fills that need and then some. With their oft-kilter arrangements but uplifting sound, “Day Trip” is the type of song to spin when you need a pick-me up or just […]

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Weekend Showcase: April 3rd Edition

Weekend Showcase: April 3rd Edition

It’s Friday and you know what that means… WEEKEND SHOWCASE! Twenty singles from the indie world on what may be our most upbeat playlist to date. If this is the first time you’re listening to the Weekend Showcase, some things to help you if you like what you hear: If you like the artist / band, click on their name […]

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Mt. Wolf – “Hamburg”

Mt. Wolf – “Hamburg”

“Hamburg” is the ethereal, dreamy new single from UK trio Mt. Wolf. With the lushness of the 70s LA music scene and the atmospheric qualities of contemporary dream-pop, the single is stunning and mesmerizing. It’s the second single from their forthcoming EP, Red, which will be out on April 13 on London indie label X Novo. Three months ago, they released […]

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FURS – “I Wanna Know”

FURS – “I Wanna Know”

“I Wanna Know” is the new single from one of our previous hidden gems, FURS. The quartet previously released some killer psychedelic and synth-pop tunes. On this latest track, the band heads more to an indie pop sound. However, the dreamy and infectious qualities of their previous songs remain. The addition of the cow bell is a nice touch and there’s […]

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Weekend Showcase: the February 6th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: the February 6th Playlist

Here’s the Weekend Showcase – our weekly playlist of some really cool tracks of the not-so-distant past. The playlist is below along with the individual tracks. Happy listening! “Where Have You Gone” is the new track from one of our favourite little bands, Ephrata. The Seattle-based band makes some of the most anthemic, choral-pop on the planet. You can listen […]

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