Tag: The Districts

The Districts – ‘Popular Manipulations’ (album review)

The Districts – ‘Popular Manipulations’ (album review)

Popular Manipulations by The Districts The “Leader of the Free World” utters threats like “fire and fury” as part of his foreign policy approach. Meanwhile at home, he refuses to call overt acts of racism and hate for what they are. One of music’s biggest stars was in court to defend herself as a victim of sexual assault. And each […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.29

Weekend Showcase 3.29

The Weekend Showcase 3.29 edition is our leanest one in, well, a year, which could only mean two things – we’ve been attending a few festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, and we’re doing what people do in the summer (vacation, moving). There are still 40 songs in the list, and the country representation is still far and wide. Specifically, […]

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The Matinee July 27th

The Matinee July 27th

Once again we take a new music trip around the globe on The Matinee July 27th edition. Speaking of trips, some of us, including myself, are en route if not having already arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, and we hope one of these days the artists listed below will be gracing the stages of NFF or one of the after-parties. […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.20

Weekend Showcase 3.20

Suddenly, May is coming to an end, and summer will officially present itself in a few short weeks. Heck, it’s already started with long weekends upon us. People are making their way to the beach, opening up their cottages, and firing up the barbecues. Whether you’re chillaxing away from home, out on the patio, or need to cozy up around […]

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The Matinee May 23rd

The Matinee May 23rd

The Matinee has nine pretty awesome – o.k., really awesome new music singles. There is a nice range of genres, including a surprisingly ambient electronic track if you so desire. Baby Strange – “Play Me” (Glasgow, Scotland) RIYL: The Clash, The Libertines, Palma Violets When we heard from Scottish trio BABY STRANGE two months ago when they released “Motormind”, we […]

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SXSW Picks – Thursday March 16, 2017

SXSW Picks – Thursday March 16, 2017

It’s Thursday and narrowing down the who to see list is soooo hard. Thursday and Friday are the two days that almost seem overwhelming. The good news is that there is no shortage of talent the rest of the week. Here’s a list of official showcases to check out tonight. Just remember to be careful and make sure you have […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.08

Weekend Showcase 3.08

This past week in new music has been incredible, and the Weekend Showcase 3.08 edition reflects the quality with 52 songs. From dizzying psychedelic to intimate dream-folk, raucous punk-rock to energizing indie pop, and cinematic electro-pop to searing indie rock, the last seven days had it all. The playlist also reflects the the global nature of music today, as the […]

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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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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47 edition is the third to last of the year, as we begin to prepare for the year-end lists and the holidays. Today’s mega-playlist, though, is fantastic. At times, it reaches an anthemic euphoria akin to a live show. On other occasions, it is blissful and mesmerizing. Fifty-three songs occupy the WS 2.47. They come from 12 countries, […]

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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 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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Weekend Showcase September 19th Edition

Weekend Showcase September 19th Edition

The Weekend Showcase September 19th Edition is another global affair with 10 countries represented (Australia, England, Indonesia, Lebanon, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States). It’s a more diverse playlist, ranging from anthemic rockers to breathtaking dream-pop, rousing Americana to shimmering psychedelia. Twenty-eight (28) songs once again are included for your weekend listening pleasure. If this is […]

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The Matinee September 16

The Matinee September 16

Our Matinee for September 16 has 5 new tracks for your listening pleasure. Most are from the US and we have one artist from the UK. We have a solid showing of really great music ranging from Singer-Songwriter to indie pop, indie rock and even some funky disco.   Asya Fairchild (UK) – “I Will” We don’t know much about […]

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Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Do you ever daydream about musical combinations that could be just magical? We’re not talking Donny & Marie type pairings (those two are siblings) or Beyonce and Jay-Z (they’re married), but collaborations that would just be like perfect harmony yet have not happened yet. We often think about it when listening to a song or an album and say to ourselves, […]

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Governors Ball Mundo Special: Five Can’t Miss Artists

Governors Ball Mundo Special: Five Can’t Miss Artists

This weekend marks the fifth Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.  Last year’s festival was one of the best lineups, and best run festivals we had the pleasure to attend.  Last year featured amazing sets from Jack White, TV on the Radio, Interpol, Diarrhea Planet, and many others.  This year, the lineup is even better, featuring a wide […]

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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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SXSW Recap #4

SXSW Recap #4

Here is the final recap and last round of bands witnessed during the festival. There would have been at least two more recaps if I could have helped it, but life happens and my schedule was cut short because of family obligations which for me as much as I love music, family is first. I loved gallivanting around Austin for […]

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Memories of SXSW – Artist Edition (Part I)

Memories of SXSW – Artist Edition (Part I)

While Wendy is recounting her experiences at SXSW, like at Hype Hotel and then checking out some cool bands, we’ve also asked some artists and bands who were at SXSW to share with us their most memorable moments, experiences, interactions, what have you. We’ll be doing this again tomorrow, so keep an eye out. As always, this is in random, […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/19

SXSW Picks – 3/19

We are nearing the tail end of the week for the SXSW Festival. The music continues through the weekend and we will highlight two of our favorite day shows today along with some suggestions for the evening. We have seen some great music the past few days and we can’t wait to share a nice recap with you all next […]

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