Tag: Saddle Creek Records

The Matinee June 1st

The Matinee June 1st

The Matinee June 1st has a cinematic feel, where many of the songs have stories that would fit perfectly on the big screen. There are a few that are just boisterous numbers in which you can lose yourself. In that respect, they have the same effect as a great movie.   Big Thief – “Mary” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Angel Olsen, […]

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Land of Talk – ‘Life After Youth’ (album review)

Land of Talk – ‘Life After Youth’ (album review)

When Land of Talk – the Montreal-based outfit led by Elizabeth Powell – first arrived on the scene in the mid-2000s, they were one of Canada’s most electrifying and uncompromising indie pop-rock bands. They were confident, even borderline brash, and fans embraced them wholeheartedly. They were going to be the next great band from Montreal, battling alongside Arcade Fire and […]

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Saturday Sampler May 6th

Saturday Sampler May 6th

Only a feast will be found on The Saturday Sampler May 6th edition, and today we offer songs that span a number of genres in addition to countries. Want some blues-rock? We have that? Desiring some ’90s alternative rock? Check! What about some sunshine pop, funk-infused R&B, radiant electro-pop, or old-fashion garage-rock? Check, check, check, and check!   Beth Ditto – […]

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The Matinee May 2nd

The Matinee May 2nd

The Matinee May 2nd offers a mix-and-match collection of new music. There are some fiery rockers, some tender folk tunes, and some get-up-and-move songs. Just listen below to discover some great new music from around the globe. Brass Phantoms – “Waiting Up” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Foals, Kasabian, City Calm Down As U2 gets ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of […]

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The Matinee April 13th

The Matinee April 13th

After yesterday’s Melodic Tonic offered six easy, breezy numbers, we’ve opted to turn up the decibels several notches on The Matinee April 13th edition. There are three smooth, low-key tunes, but for the most part you want to get ready to either move or have your face melted. The Black Angels – “Half Believing” (Austin, USA) RIYL: The Black Lips, […]

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The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th is a work of art. Well, the music is. Find nine songs by artists from different parts of the globe. There’s a bit of everything – moving ballads, entrancing witch-rock, mesmerizing folktronica, ’80s glam-rock, and a whole lot more.   Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Orenda Fink, O+S Almost a year to the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 39

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 39

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – better known as the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 39! This week’s singles come from artists in Australia, Austria, England, and the U.S., and all five songs feature incredibly talented singers and musicians. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite artist among these gems. Let’s get things started with an indie pop […]

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The Thermals – “We Disappear”

The Thermals – “We Disappear”

Where has the time gone? It feels like only yesterday that The Thermals‘ debut album, More Parts per Million, was released, and The Body, the Blood, the Machine was blaring in every record store and being listed on nearly every “Best of” lists in 2006. Now after 14 years, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and Westin Glass are back with album […]

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Melodic Tonic, volume 2

Melodic Tonic, volume 2

Welcome to your Monday music cocktail – the Melodic Tonic! Summer is quickly approaching, which means one thing to many of us hardcore music lovers: festival season! Monsoon season is also here in many parts of the U.S., and quite frankly, some of us have forgotten what sunshine looks like. Today’s mix includes a few upbeat selections to infuse a little sonic sunshine. Speaking […]

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