Tag: soul

Saturday Sampler November 18th

Saturday Sampler November 18th

The Saturday Sampler November 18th is another global affair, featuring nine songs in four languages from artists in three countries. With styles ranging from soul to psych rock to New Wave and pop, these tunes offer something for everyone. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist includes everything we have shared this week. Today we begin by remembering the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th

Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th

The Melodic Tonic ’17, November 16th edition features powerful American voices with equally powerful messages. But sprinkled between the well-known names are two new bands with unforgettable sounds. Today’s playlist begins with one of music’s finest (and fiercest) voices. Brandi Carlile – “The Joke” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, Ingrid Michaelson American singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile is one of […]

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The Matinee November 10th

The Matinee November 10th

The Matinee November 10th edition is another trip around the world and across music genres. There are some intimate and personal numbers, cathartic political statements, and just some fun tunes. Crack open your favorite beverage and start the weekend with these nine songs. The Boxer Rebellion – “Love Yourself” (London, England) RIYL: Frightened Rabbit, Editors, Phosphorescent When The Boxer Rebellion […]

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The Matinee November 2nd

The Matinee November 2nd

The Matinee November 2nd edition starts off with a song from one of soul’s great artists. It’s one of the most moving songs you’ll hear. It ends with a young artist who is finally getting her well-received break. The song she shares is a classic. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Call On God” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Sharon Jones…because she […]

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The Matinee October 31st

The Matinee October 31st

Obviously today is Halloween, and creepy songs could occupy The Matinee October 31st edition. On the other hand, we could just share what we think is great music for people to discover, basically sticking with our usual formula. Or, we could combine both, which is exactly what we’ve done today. There are a couple of songs that have a definite […]

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The Matinee October 17th

The Matinee October 17th

The Matinee October 17th returns with nine more songs as always. There’s quite a bit of variety from somber folk-rock tracks to far-out stoner, psychedelic rock to alternative R&B. Or maybe you want some soul music or a song that takes you back to the ’80s. Whatever your mood, hopefully one of these songs will fulfill your needs.   ABISHA […]

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The Matinee October 13th

The Matinee October 13th

It’s Friday the 13th, and we could share a creepy playlist or just share great music regardless of the tone. We’ve opted for the latter because a good spooky tune can be shared year round in our opinion. So put on the headphones or turn up the speakers, and enjoy this terrific selection of new music on The Matinee October […]

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The Matinee September 26th

The Matinee September 26th

There is plenty of variety on The Matinee September 26th edition. R&B and soul, ambient electronica, synth-pop, drone neo-psychedelia, twee-pop, bedroom pop, and, of course, indie rock populate the mini-playlist. Each and every single song is worth investing the time because the bands and artists will surprise you with their musical and songwriting talents.   Bully – “Running” (Nashville, USA) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th

Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th

Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th features another six songs, although from five artists this time. Two of the songs form an absolute epic. Sit back and take a sip fro this new music cocktail. Curtis Harding – “Need Your Love” (Atlanta, USA) RIYL: Al Green, Future Islands, St. Paul & The Broken Bones Last month we lost our collective minds […]

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The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th is in reverse alphabetical order so that a band we’ve featured often gets their chance to be at the top (granted, they’ve always had a special place in our hearts). The mini-playlist features a wide-range of genres, from old-school R&B and soul to smooth dream-pop, catchy indie-rock, and alt-country. There is also a fantastic track from […]

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Saturday Sampler September 9th

Saturday Sampler September 9th

For the most part, the Saturday Sampler September 9th edition has some upbeat and infectious earworms. There are, of course, also a couple of dark, throbbing tunes, but we think you’ll be completely engrossed by them, too. Be forewarned, these songs will cause plenty of head noodling and even some dancing, so warm up your appendages! Happy weekend, everyone!   […]

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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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The Matinee August 31st

The Matinee August 31st

Most of the nine songs on the Matinee August 31st edition could be considered throwbacks. The artists channel some of the legendary artists and genres in music, but transforming them with a modern twist. There are a couple, though, who are just innovators. Some would even say pioneers. Take a listen below. Oh, you might want to have some popcorn […]

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The Matinee August 28th

The Matinee August 28th

Today is a mix of six songs that will hopefully get our minds off the major flooding and destruction from Hurricane Harvey going on in Texas. Our hearts go out to those affected. For this Monday, we have a mix of heart pounding rock, genre crossing indie rock, and smooth electro/synth pop. We inadvertently have an all male cast today. […]

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Sophie Coran – “All That Matters” (single premiere)

Sophie Coran – “All That Matters” (single premiere)

With her smoky-soulful voice and hypnotic, jazz-infused arrangements, Sophie Coran‘s “All That Matters” is a song of obsession…with a twist. The twist? It’s not about love nor any of the usual subjects that haunt good music. No, it actually tells a story of the seductive world of the restaurant industry, describing how easy it is to get lost there while […]

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Nicole Atkins – ‘Goodnight Rhonda Lee’ (Album Review)

Nicole Atkins – ‘Goodnight Rhonda Lee’ (Album Review)

Nicole Atkins has been one of the most consistent sources of great music over the last ten years. Her debut record, Neptune City, was a noir-pop masterpiece, and it was followed by three more great records. On her last LP, Slow Phaser, Atkins freed herself from big label obligation and did it on her own, with a little help from […]

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The Matinee August 4th

The Matinee August 4th

It’s the era of the singer-songwriter. If the radio is your source for new music, you are missing out on artists and bands who continue to one-up each other with their smart and biting lyrics. Even those who occupy the pop and electronica fields are crafting memorably tunes. The Matinee August 4th edition is evidence of how music is changing […]

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The Matinee August 1st

The Matinee August 1st

With Newport Folk Festival behind us, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. The Matinee August 1st edition, as such, has the regular nine songs. Unfortunately, exhaustion has set in, so apologies to the artists and bands for the short blurbs. The music, however, is what matters most. Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: The Pains […]

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The Matinee July 27th

The Matinee July 27th

Once again we take a new music trip around the globe on The Matinee July 27th edition. Speaking of trips, some of us, including myself, are en route if not having already arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, and we hope one of these days the artists listed below will be gracing the stages of NFF or one of the after-parties. […]

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The Matinee July 24th

The Matinee July 24th

The Matinee July 24th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope you find your next favorite band or song today. Arists are representing the US and the UK today. BOYS – “Step Back” (London, England) RIYL: The Drums, Beach Fossils, Ducktails BOYS are back with a brand new track titled “Step Back”. It’s a dreamy and euphoric […]

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