Tag: Surf Rock

The Matinee ’18 June 5th

The Matinee ’18 June 5th

What do a Swede, an Aussie, three Americans, two Brits, and two Dutch groups have in common? No, this isn’t one of those bar jokes. Instead, they make up The Matinee ’18 June 5th edition. Seven of the songs are ear-worms and two are stunning, emotionally crippling tunes. Together they form one great mini-playlist. We kick things off with a […]

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Acid Dad – ‘Acid Dad’ (album review)

Acid Dad – ‘Acid Dad’ (album review)

Through their first three years as Acid Dad, JP Basileo (bass), Sean Fahey (guitar/vocals), Vaughn Hunt (guitar/vocals), and Kevin Walker (drums) established themselves as one of New York City’s most exciting garage-punk outfits. Even without a full-length, they performed at the popular Northside Festival within a year of their formation, and they’ve drawn comparisons to Wavves, Fidlar, Twin Peaks, and […]

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Caroline Rose – ‘Loner’ (album review)

Caroline Rose – ‘Loner’ (album review)

LONER by Caroline Rose Caroline Rose radiates energy, and from it emerges a creative genius matched by very few. Her debut album, I Will Not Be Afraid, was filled with razor-sharp observations about life and being a young woman in America. While the LP revolved largely around rockabilly, country-folk, and Americana, she’s changed her tone for sophomore output, Loner. Like […]

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Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’ (album review)

Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’ (album review)

Blend Inn by Hockey Dad In 2016, Hockey Dad released one of the year’s most entertaining album with Boronia. It was surf-rock with a punk twist, and they brought the sweaty mosh pit to the sandy shores of their hometown Windang. Their sophomore effort, Blend Inn, retains their signature sound, but Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums/vocals) strike a more […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 8th

The Matinee ’18 February 8th

The Matinee ’18 February 8th features forward-thinking artists and those rekindling the past with majestic aplomb. This mini-playlist features art-rock; old-school R&B, soul, and dream-folk; ’90s-inspired indie rock; ambient psychedelia; catchy jangle-pop; and some old-fashion slacker rock. We start things off, however, with the surprised new single from a college radio legend.   Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – “Middle […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 12th

The Matinee ’18 January 12th

It’s been an incredible week for new music, and The Matinee ’18 January 12th edition continues the trend. Today’s mini-playlist takes on a more melodic tone, but there are still a few tunes that will get the adrenaline flowing. Acid Dad – “2Ci” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Surf Rock Is Dead, Hockey Dad, Salad Boys Once again, New Yorkers […]

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The Matinee December 5th

The Matinee December 5th

Wendy started the week of with some rockers, and we continue the trend with more upbeat fare on The Matinee December 5th. This is the last week of 2017 that we’ll be sharing new singles, so we may as well go out with a bang.   BEACH RIOT – “She’s a Hurricane” (London/Brighton, England)  RIYL: Queens of the Stone […]

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The Matinee November 30th

The Matinee November 30th

A strong Commonwealth presence is felt on the Matinee November 30th edition. Of the nine artists and bands featured, eight hail from the UK or Australia and the other one comes from the US. It’s just one of those days where a small part of the world released some of the best new music of the past few days. There […]

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The Matinee November 21st

The Matinee November 21st

The Bold and the Beautiful. The Young and The Restless. And of course, As the World Turns. These are not merely titles of soap operas but another way to describe the nine songs featured on The Matinee November 21st edition. There are some stunning songs on the list, a few tunes that will get you up and moving (or possibly […]

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The Matinee August 22nd

The Matinee August 22nd

The term “global citizen” use to be a passing reference for a globetrotter, but now hundreds of millions of people can say wear this badge with honor. The Matinee August 22nd edition features three artists / bands who have made their homes in different corners of Earth. For that matter, the entire playlist features artists spread across this fine planet. […]

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The Matinee June 20th

The Matinee June 20th

We have some delightful new music on The Matinee June 20th edition. We range across eras and genres and visit a few countries to put today’s list together. Some of the songs are perfect summer tunes while others may remind you of autumn. Sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s sonic selection. Crepes – “Sexyland” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Dick Diver, Ariel […]

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Saturday Sampler April 22nd

Saturday Sampler April 22nd

The Saturday Sampler April 22nd edition falls on Record Store Day! Today’s playlist features artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Norway, and the US. You might not find all nine of these singles in stock at your local record store, but you can listen while you’re standing in line or shopping. So whether you prefer to enjoy music on vinyl, digital, cassette, or live, […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – FayRoy

SXSW 2017 Memories – FayRoy

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including FayRoy. San-Franciscan surf-rock in Austin during […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – The Velveteins

SXSW 2017 Memories – The Velveteins

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including The Velveteins. If you have not […]

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The Matinee February 16th

The Matinee February 16th

The Matinee February 16th arrives with a six-pack of new music. Let’s just get to the music.   Girl As Wave – “Speed Of Light” (New York City, USA) RIYL: The Bangles, Belinda Carlisle, Moving Panoramas It’s been a month since she debuted her first single as Girl As Wave, and we still know very little about the former folk-singer-turned-indie-pop-starlet. […]

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Saturday Sampler February 4th

Saturday Sampler February 4th

The Saturday Sampler February 4th edition has a little of everything for your weekend listening pleasure. From mellow indie folk to politically-driven hip-hop, today’s nine songs are a feast for the ears.   The Courtneys – “Minnesota” (Vancouver, Canada) RIYL: Sløtface, Hinds, Best Coast By now, most people have heard that Vancouver-based trio The Courtneys have signed with Flying Nun Records, […]

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The Matinee January 16th

The Matinee January 16th

The Matinee January 16th is packed full of awesome indie rock and indie pop for your listening pleasure. Whether you are working today or have the day off to remember the great Martin Luther King, Jr., we hope you find your new favorite song or band today. We have artists representing the UK, the US and Sweden today. Bad Wave – […]

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The Matinee December 2nd

The Matinee December 2nd

The Matinee December 2nd edition shakes, shimmers, and scintillates. Six songs are featured, five of whom are returnees and another one will most likely become a repeat alumnus. Happy weekend everyone! AMETHYSTS – “Stones” (Suffolk, England) RIYL: Elohim, Oh Wonder, Meadowlark We last shared AMETHYSTS back in July and we are still enamored by their talent of tight electronic production […]

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Monomyth – “Happy Pop Family”

Monomyth – “Happy Pop Family”

Like Alvvays and Nap Eyes, Monomyth are redefining the music of Canada’s East Coast, which has long been associated with Celtic music, The Rankin Family, and Joel Plaskett-style folk rock. Since forming in 2012, the quartet infused a ’70s psychedelic sensibility into the Halifax scene with hheir self-titled, debut EP and their first full-length, Saturnalia Regalia!. Since then, the multi-fronted/multi-songwriters […]

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The Matinee October 18th

The Matinee October 18th

The Matinee October 18th offers ten new music singles. From punk-rock to sizzling indie pop-rock to art-rock, these songs will leave you dazzled and maybe even laughing. Today’s list is in reverse alphabetical order.   Wild Leaves – “Fallen Robin” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Streets of Laredo, Futurebirds, WOODS Even though the days are growing shorter and the temperatures are cooler, […]

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