Tag: Synth-Pop

The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th feels like a playlist for a summer road trip, so each song will be associated with a traveling reference. This journey is the one heading home, so the list is in reverse alphabetical order. Umm – “Black Summer” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: The Dig, The Breeders, Communist Daughter Our journey begins on a coastal highway, where […]

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Saturday Sampler April 1st

Saturday Sampler April 1st

It’s April Fool’s Day, but there aren’t any jokes on this playlist. Instead, the Saturday Sampler April 1st edition reflects the bounty of new music that is blooming in our sonic garden. We have nine fresh tunes for your listening pleasure, ranging from euphoric pop numbers, wind-swept synth-pop, charming indie pop, and hypnotic benders. These songs are the work of artists […]

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The Matinee March 30th

The Matinee March 30th

The Matinee March 30th edition features nine songs with the “wow” factor. Songs that will take you to heaven, others that will take you back in time, many that will just steal your breath way, and others that will have your rocking. We start things off with a singer-songwriter on the verge of international stardom.   Aldous Harding – “Imagining […]

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The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th edition once again goes all over the map for new music – geographically and in terms of genres. If you’re wondering why Wendy isn’t curating today’s mini-playlist, don’t be alarmed! She’s still with us, but she’s busy with post-SXSW preparations. O.k., off to the music that features artists representing nine countries.   Ali Horn – “Days […]

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Saturday Sampler March 25th

Saturday Sampler March 25th

The Saturday Sampler March 25th edition sizzles with international singles from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and the US. These nine songs are the high-energy soundtrack to your weekend. Hopefully you’ll discover a new favorite artist while you enjoy some new tunes from established groups. Be sure to check out our Weekend Showcase tomorrow for all the music we have shared since […]

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The Matinee March 9th

The Matinee March 9th

Trying to pick the songs for The Matinee March 9th edition was excruciatingly difficult. The quality of music so far this year has been astounding. In the end, these nine singles stood out.   Adna – “Closure” (Berlin, Germany via Sweden) RIYL: Daughter, London Grammar, The xx At just 21 years old, Adna is preparing for the release of her third […]

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The Matinee March 2nd

The Matinee March 2nd

The Matinee March 2nd features a few familiar names and several names you ought to know. Eight songs are on tap, many which will get you ready for the arrival of spring.   Calvin Love – “Warm Blindness & A Cool Breeze” (Edmonton, Canada) RIYL: John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, American Wrestlers Last year, Canada lost a legend, an iconic figure […]

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The Matinee February 28th

The Matinee February 28th

The Matinee February 28th spins a nine-pack of new music. Some will dazzle you while others will simply blow you away.   Bad Sea – “Tell Me (What I Mean)” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Margaret Glaspy, Julia Jacklin Anyone who has been to Dublin likely has visited Temple Bar, which continues to be a go-to spot for good whisky, […]

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Julian Azar – “Denial” (feat. Tkačuk) (single premiere)

Julian Azar – “Denial” (feat. Tkačuk) (single premiere)

Julian Azar is a name to remember. It’s one that we have already etched into our collective memories, as the gifted, Stockholm native stunned us with his anthemic and emotional second single, “Givenchy Ghosts”. The song was an introduction for many people, including ourselves, to the brilliance of the young producer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Azar’s next big project is his […]

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The Matinee February 9th

The Matinee February 9th

The Matinee February 9th takes a global tour, featuring nine songs that will have you moving, shouting, and indulging in your favorite memories. Let’s get to the songs.   ASHA – “Drowning” (Central Coast, Australia) RIYL: BANKS, Woodes, Aurora While listening to the great Triple J station while driving across Tasmania, a voice bellowed out from the speakers. A voice which […]

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The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th

The Matinee February 7th offers a smooth 9 songs on this Tuesday. There is one notable name, but the remaining artists are on the verge of something really, really special. Amber Arcades – “It Changes” (Utrecht, Netherlands) RIYL: Alvvays, Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett Annelotte de Graaf – the woman behind Amber Arcades – has become one of our all-time favorite artists on […]

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The Matinee February 3rd

The Matinee February 3rd

The Matinee February 3rd includes 6 amazing new tracks to get your Friday moving. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. We have a nice mix of indie rock and dream pop from Australia and the US. Check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course the Weekend Showcase on Sunday. Bad Wave – “Time To Get […]

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Saturday Sampler January 28th

Saturday Sampler January 28th

Today on the Saturday Sampler January 28th, we aim to lift your spirits with some new music that range from the whimsical to the heartfelt to the extremely thoughtful. In some fashion, these songs will move you.   Los Angeles Police Department – “The Plane 2” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Washed Out, Summer Heart, Youth Lagoon It’s been a little […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 January 25

Melodic Tonic ’17 January 25

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Today’s edition (the Melodic Tonic ’17 January 25 edition) is a Eurocentric blend of six artists with ties to England, Germany, Scotland, and Wales. Beat the Wednesday slump with fresh offerings from British legends and rising stars alike. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Fact 67” (Berlin, Germany via San Francisco, USA) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee January 24th

The Matinee January 24th

We go globetrotting on The Matinee January 24th edition. Nine songs by artists in seven countries are featured. There are some rockers, one tantalizing number, and a handful of songs that will leave you breathless. Take a listen and discover a few of these hidden gems, two of whom were among our favorites of 2016.   A Festival, A Parade […]

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The Matinee January 12th

The Matinee January 12th

The great songs keep coming and picking nine for The Matinee January 12th edition was incredibly difficult. We’re trying to get them all in, but in the meantime here are the songs blowing these two ear drums.   Aish – “Promise Me” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Kishi Bashi, Sondre Lerche Making his mark as a composer, producer, and […]

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Dear Boy – “Alluria” (Pr0files Rework) (single premiere)

Dear Boy – “Alluria” (Pr0files Rework) (single premiere)

What happens when two of Los Angeles’ great, under-the-radar bands get together on a project? The answer obviously is something spectacular. Alone, Dear Boy and Pr0files have established significant online followings (ignore Facebook likes and focus on the number of Spotify and SoundCloud plays) thanks to their personal and often creative takes on the genres they occupy. Last year, both […]

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The Matinee December 6th

The Matinee December 6th

The Matinee December 6th features a bevy of new artists making waves within indie music circles plus some recognizable stars seeking to firmly take their place among the elite. To kick things off, however, we begin with the premiere of the debut single of a brand new artist.   Girl As Wave – “Polaroid” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Kristin […]

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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 November 29th

The Matinee November 29th

The Matinee November 29th edition is a hodgepodge of new music delights. Find a perfect 10 songs from artists representing six countries today. There is significant representation from New Zealand and England.   CAIROBI – “Saint” (London, England) RIYL: Elephant Stone, The Black Angels, The Black Lips Over the pass two years, the UK has given us some of the […]

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