Tag: Surf Rock

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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Hockey Dad – “Boronia”

Hockey Dad – “Boronia”

If you watch the game of ice hockey, you will be familiar with the name Sydney Crosby, who is arguably the best player in the National Hockey League. Everything he does is effortless, where he makes the game seem so easy. Likewise, Aussie duo Hockey Dad make surf-rock a breeze. Friends since they were four years old and bandmates since […]

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Heaters – “Baptistina”

Heaters – “Baptistina”

Somewhere between Mars and Jupiter lies Baptistina. Discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois in 1890, Baptistina is one of the largest asteroids in the solar system. If it ever traveled to Earth, the impact would likely be cataclysmic. Then again, maybe that meteor has arrived in the form of Heaters, who have named their blistering sophomore album after the space […]

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The Van T’s – “A Coming of Age” EP

The Van T’s – “A Coming of Age” EP

It was only in November 2015 when The Van T’s dropped their debut EP, Laguna Babe, which was one of the best extended players of the year. The Glasgow quartet are already back with another mini-album; this time with the aptly titled A Coming of Age. While it is easy to just build on the last record, The Van T’s […]

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The Matinee June 29th

The Matinee June 29th

The Matinee June 29th includes 6 new tracks for your mid week pleasure today. We have a wide range of sounds today including synth pop, indie rock and a lovely dose of shoegaze. We have artists from the Australia, France and The US.   CHELAN – “Beams” (Joshua Tree, CA, USA) RIYL: Beach House, Phantogram, Snowmine Chelan (sh-lan), who formed […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th is a solo job, so hopefully I’ve done a good job at filling in for Hollie. Ten songs are featured as always with two prominent bands highlighting the banquet of new music.   Ali Beletic – “Ends Of The Earth”(Sonoran Desert via Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Patti Smith, Fiona Apple, Angel Olsen Back in February when […]

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Melodic Tonic vol 15

Melodic Tonic vol 15

Now that summer is winding down, it’s only fitting that we squeeze in as much sunny music as possible. This week on the Melodic Tonic vol 15, we’re featuring a collection of warmer tunes to celebrate summer’s last hurrah. (And since it’s a holiday in the U.S. and Canada, some of us are hoisting drinks festooned with little umbrellas to […]

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