Tag: The Amazing

Weekend Showcase 4.14

Weekend Showcase 4.14

On this Saturday the 14th, which is also the title of a terribly great film parody, we offer forty-three (43) sizzling new songs from the past week or so. You know it as the Weekend Showcase 4.14 edition. Our leaner mega-playlist stars artists from a lucky thirteen (13) countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, […]

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The Amazing – ‘In Transit’ (album review)

The Amazing – ‘In Transit’ (album review)

In Transit by The Amazing Through their first four album, The Amazing have established a reputation for making lush, ethereal music that merged post-rock and the classic sounds of the ’70s LA music scene with progressive and shoegaze elements. Their self-titled debut LP started the journey in 2009 while their last album, 2016’s Ambulance, perfected it. Given their history, it […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.09

Weekend Showcase 4.09

It’s still chilly outside, so take the party indoors and spin the Weekend Showcase 4.09 edition. Our mega-playlist has songs meant for dancing, clanging your glass with your friends, and just chilling out by the fire. Fifty-six (56) songs are on the playlist with 14 countries represented, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 9th

The Matinee ’18 March 9th

While Fridays are often filled with upbeat and energizing songs, The Matinee ’18 March 9th edition features more tunes that are of the breathtaking and stunning variety. There are still some rock anthems, but this mini-playlist is meant for a quiet evening with that special someone.   Wet – “There’s a Reason” (Brooklyn, USA)  RIYL: Rhye, Men I Trust, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.06

Weekend Showcase 4.06

It was Valentine’s week, and we fell in love with several new artists and bands. We also fell head over heels again for some of indie’s greatest artists, who surprised us with the gift of new songs. To hear what we mean, the Weekend Showcase 4.06 edition reviews the week that was in music. The playlist has 55 songs from 14 […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th is full of surprises with a few all-time favorites unveiling new songs to go with tracks from fast-rising “newcomers”. There’s a bit of almost everything below, from rockers to slow burners to melodic ballads. Happy Friday everyone! Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Courtney Barnett We still remember the day – one of […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.30

Weekend Showcase 2.30

In our weekly look back at the new music that tickled our fancies, find 48 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.30 edition. The artists are originally from and/or currently based in 12 countries and regions across the globe. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Amazing – “Ambulance”

The Amazing – “Ambulance”

Since their arrival on the music scene in 2009, The Amazing have been creating albums that have been, well, amazing. Their blend of post-rock, shoegaze, progressive rock, and psychedelia is unrivaled. Instead of blowing us away with explosive guitar work that characterize these genres, The Amazing have often taken us on an introspective journey with their dreamy sound. Album number […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.26

Weekend Showcase 2.26

We are halfway through 2016. Where has the time gone? To celebrate the occasion, the Weekend Showcase 2.26 offers another smorgasbord of new music with the delectable listening treats from 12 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist includes music from some familiar names, all-time favorites, and […]

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Saturday Sampler for July 9th

Saturday Sampler for July 9th

The Saturday Sampler for July 9th has a strong nostalgic feel, buzzing with songs that echo with beauty of the ’70s and hints of the psychedelic surfer ’60s. There are, of course, some tunes that offer a contemporary approach. These ten songs offer a variety sure to make your weekend blissful. The Academic – “Mixtape 2003” (Mullingar, Ireland) RIYL: The Strokes, […]

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Saturday Sampler for May 28th

Saturday Sampler for May 28th

The Saturday Sampler for May 28th features plenty of global variety with 10 tracks from seven countries: Australia, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, and USA. Whether you prefer indie folk or funky disco or psychedelic rock, this week’s Sampler offers something in many different genres. We have also included the “RIYL” (Recommended If You Like) tag to help introduce you to […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

We’ve come to the last week of the year, making it the perfect time to reflect on our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. We’ve collectively heard well over 1,500 albums, but we fully are aware that this represents probably 2% or 3% of all the albums released this year. As such, we never could produce a “best albums” list, but […]

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Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 1)

Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 1)

The first quarter of the year is past us, so it’s time to look back on our favorite albums so far – and what a terrific first three months it was. We’re listing twenty of our favorites, and they’re listed in alphabetical order. Today is Part I – so the first ten. Check the site tomorrow for Part II. Honorable […]

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The Amazing’s Sublime “Picture You”

The Amazing’s Sublime “Picture You”

Very few bands have been able to recapture the lush, dreaminess of the ’70s LA Music Scene, which formed the basis of today’s surf rock and post-rock movements and has influenced the rise of indie folk. Midlake is probably the one band that has mastered the sound of that era, and right behind them are Sweden’s The Amazing. The band […]

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Weekend Showcase: Nine New Tracks from the Past Week

Weekend Showcase: Nine New Tracks from the Past Week

Our weekend showcase includes nine new tracks from the past week, including tracks from bands and musicians in Norway, Sweden, Greece, the UK, and the USA: “Not to Offend”, an indie-rock tune from New York City’s WOOF. “Primrose Green”, the first single from Ryley Walker‘s forthcoming album by the same name. It’s out March 31 on Dead Oceans. “Picking Words”, […]

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