Tag: Secretly Canadian

Alex Cameron’s imaginative and creepy ‘Forced Witness’ (album review)

Alex Cameron’s imaginative and creepy ‘Forced Witness’ (album review)

What would it be like to have a drink with Alex Cameron or even to spend a day with him? Would he be like one of the testosterone-filled characters he has created on his catchy, imaginative, albeit slightly creep new album, Forced Witness, or would he be the complete antithesis? Whatever the answer, there’s no questioning the creative brilliance of […]

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The Matinee June 29th

The Matinee June 29th

We’re circling the globe once again to provide you with new music on The Matinee June 29th edition. Eight countries (nine if you count one artist representing two nations) are represented. The one country represented twice is not the USA. Easy hint: the mini-playlist is bookend by artists from Down Under. Alex Cameron – “Candy May” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Kevin […]

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The Matinee June 15th

The Matinee June 15th

Like yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, we’ve scoured the globe for new music for The Matinee June 15th edition. The mini-playlist is bookended with two very familiar names. In between, you’ll find a mix of long-time favorites and a new artist making big splashes overseas. We start things off, however, with a song that isn’t so new but might be for younger […]

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The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th edition is a musical kaleidoscope of colorful sounds from across the globe. Today’s nine songs come to you from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Greece, Norway, and the USA. These gems sparkle with varying shades of indie genres to help you kick off your weekend. Be sure to check back this weekend for a full playlist of […]

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Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Paradise by ANOHNI After more than a decade of fronting Antony and the Johnsons, front woman Anohni released her much-celebrated, debut album, Hopelessness, in May 2016. With the benefit of hindsight, the album was more than just a masterpiece. It was timely and poignant, revealing the instability and chaos that were brimming below the surface but have risen since the events of […]

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Whitney – “Light Upon the Lake”

Whitney – “Light Upon the Lake”

When guitarist Max Kakacek, formerly of Smith Westerns, and lead vocalist and drummer Julien Ehrlich, ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra, announced they were joining forces to form Whitney, an immediate buzz followed. Expectations were further heightened when Pitchfork gave their first single “No Woman” a “best new music” designation while The Guardian, Paste Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Line of Best Fit, and others did […]

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The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th features songs that should be in movies; bands whose names contain faraway places; and new artists about to make serious in-roads in the competitive industry. Let’s get to the new music.   Antarcticats – “Typhoon” (Atlanta, USA) We get things started with a little trio from the southern United States. Artarcticats are combining surf-rock, psychedelia, and […]

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Damien Jurado – “Visions of Us on the Land”

Damien Jurado – “Visions of Us on the Land”

Damien Jurado has always been out of sync with his musical peers. He witnessed the nascent grunge movement from its Seattle epicenter – but as a singer-songwriter, not an angsty, rebellious punk. When the local, indie-folk revolution produced the likes of Fleet Foxes (then Father John Misty as a solo act) and The Head and The Heart, he was already […]

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The Matinee December 17

The Matinee December 17

The Matinee December 17 edition features new music from artists who are expecting to release new albums in 2016 with one exception. They are some old favorites in the list and new artists that people ought to know. All six singles, however, share another thing in common – they are mind-blowingly gorgeous.   Damien Jurado – “Exit 353” (Seattle, USA) […]

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Steven A. Clark – “The Lonely Roller”

Steven A. Clark – “The Lonely Roller”

When you’ve been compared to the great Frank Ocean or Twin Shadow and invited to play with members of The War on Drugs, Ava Luna, and Man Man, expectations are heightened and questions will abound on whether the young, relatively unknown artist can deliver. Steven A. Clark, though, has met every challenge he’s faced, and bigger ones than the aforementioned. […]

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Gardens & Villa – “Music for Dogs”

Gardens & Villa – “Music for Dogs”

On their third album Music for Dogs, indie band Gardens & Villa have gone back to basics so to speak. Moving away from the buzzing, synthesizer-heavy, dance-pop of their previous album, Dunes, which they reportedly weren’t too pleased with, the California quartet have returned to their foundations of avante-garde music. This isn’t to say they’ve completely eliminated the synthesizers and electronics, […]

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The Matinee August 6

The Matinee August 6

It’s Thursday and another daily dose of new music. If you would like to first listen to some of the tracks we featured earlier in the week, click on the date below. The Matinee August 3rd The Matinee August 4th Melodic Tonic, vol. 10 (August 5th) Now here is The Matinee August 6 edition.   Haux – “Caves” Back in […]

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The Matinee July 28th Edition

The Matinee July 28th Edition

We’re slowly getting things back in order after a few weeks of festivals and non-music related deadlines. Sleep, as a result, has become a luxury. But so has finding great music. Here is The Matinee July 28th Edition, featuring six new singles to start your Tuesday.   Big Smoke – “Lately” We kick things off with a young band from […]

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Steven A. Clark – “Not You”

Steven A. Clark – “Not You”

  About a year ago, Steven A. Clark shared “Lonely Roller”, a stirring R&B single that recalled 90s star Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, who is better known as SEAL. Everything from the stylish sound to Clark’s vocals mirrored the British soul and R&B artist. Consequently, it created a swell of anticipation for what come next from the Fayetteville, North Carolina native. This week, […]

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Cayucas – “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon”

Cayucas – “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon”

  At first listen to the summery, jangly, surf-pop songs that litter Cayucas‘ sophomore album, Dancing at the Blue Lagoon, my first reaction was that this could be the soundtrack for a movie. That movie – “Cocktail 2”, which would be the sequel to the Tom Cruise-Bryan Brown film about a young, egotistical man who finds his calling as a […]

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The stunning collaboration of Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart

The stunning collaboration of Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart

Suuns has been a band that we’ve been monitoring, as they’re making some of the most innovative music around. Their “experimental rock” can be bone-jarring at times or hypnotic and brooding like on their masterpiece, “2020”. When they announced earlier this year they would be collaborating with Radwan Ghazi Moumneh of Jerusalem In My Heart, who has also created some […]

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