Tag: surf-pop

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 27th

The Matinee June 27th

The Matinee June 27th features another set of nine terrific songs. There is one song that might have you doing a double take since it’s not often we profile a country/bluegrass/Americana artist. But like so many of the artists we have featured and showcase today, he’s one excellent singer-songwriter. First, however, we kick things off with a duo who have […]

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The Matinee May 11th

The Matinee May 11th

The Matinee May 11th once goes global for new music. Hear 9 songs that will get you excited for what lies ahead in the world of independent music. Oh, there’s one super-group who unveiled a new song that will get older music fans excited. Blond Ambition – “Stupid Boy / Girl” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Day Wave, Summer Heart, Beach […]

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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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The Matinee March 13th

The Matinee March 13th

The Matinee March 13th has six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope this gets your week started off right. We have a nice mix of indie songs ranging from electro pop, indie rock and singer-songwriter fare.Artists represent the Australia, the UK and the US. Brett Newski – “I Don’t Wanna Go to SXSW” (Milwaukee, USA) RIYL: Elliot Smith, […]

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Saturday Sampler March 4th

Saturday Sampler March 4th

The Saturday Sampler March 4th reflects the month’s famous slogan – “in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”. Hear nine songs that will be buzzing in your head for days if not weeks to come. Bring on March and the oncoming spring! Beach Fossils – “This Year” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Real Estate, Craft Spells, Wild Nothing It has […]

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The Matinee December 1st

The Matinee December 1st

The Matinee December 1st features 10 songs by artists in seven countries. It’s a more energetic mini-playlist to help you power through the work day and the holiday crowds. For those in the northern hemisphere, the songs will add some heat to the cold, wintry nights. For those in the southern hemisphere, the playlist will add some sizzle to the […]

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The Matinee September 7th

The Matinee September 7th

It’s September 7th so we only thought it was fitting to feature seven new songs today – that and we couldn’t quite shave it down to the usual six. We have a few upbeat synthpop tracks, lovely singer-songwriter and upbeat dream pop. We have a nice representation of countries today including Denmark, the UK, the US and Singapore. We hope […]

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The Matinee August 31st

The Matinee August 31st

The Matinee August 31st includes six eclectic new tracks for your listening pleasure on this fine hump day. We have synth pop, dream pop, singer-songwriter fair and indie rock. Countries represented today include Canada, Cyprus, The UK, Germany, and The US. We hope you find your new favorite single or artist today.   BOYS – “Off To New York City” […]

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The Matinee August 2nd

The Matinee August 2nd

The Matinee August 2nd features eight cool, new tunes. There are some familiar names (i.e., artists previously covered on The Matinee) but several new arrivals. Take a moment and listen to new music by some of indie music’s hidden gems.   Arbitraire – “Dandelions” (Denmark) RIYL: Aloric, Purity Ring, Phoria Eight months ago, electronic trio Arbitraire tickled our ears with […]

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The Matinee June 2nd

The Matinee June 2nd

We have another 9 songs on The Matinee June 2nd. Because of the length, we will the descriptions relatively brief so you can enjoy this great array of music. You might notice there is a bit of a Gothic theme to the mini-playlist.   Casey Burge – “Comin’ Fulfilled” (Portland, Oregon) RIYL: Astronauts, etc., Cullen Omori, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sunbathe […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th features eight song for your listening pleasure. Taking a page out of Wendy’s playbook, the songs come from artists spread across the globe – from Russia to Australia, from New Zealand to Norway, and cutting across England, Canada, and the United States.   Antrru – “Нуар” (St. Petersburg, Russia via Minsk, Belarus) RIYL: Flume, TYCHO, Stefan […]

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Major Leagues – “Dream State”

Major Leagues – “Dream State”

Major Leagues, have been creating quite a bit of buzz in Australia with their stirring combination of jangle-pop and surf-rock. They’ve been showcased on Triple J’s “Unearthed” and have received widespread coverage from various media outlets Down Under. The Brisbane-based quartet’s popularity continues to intensify with the release of their second EP, Dream State. Dropped in April, Dream State is […]

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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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Dianas – “Good Enough Girl”

Dianas – “Good Enough Girl”

  Revolving around the duo harmonies of Caitlin Moloney and Nathalie Pavlovic, Dianas create music that resonates from the ’70s with a modern twist. Their lo-fi, jangle-pop is lush and dreamy, echoing of New York City wunderkind’s Real Estate. Their latest single, “Good Enough Girl”, is just a soothing and catchy song with a great build. Moloney’s and Pavlovic’s vocals […]

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