Tag: Topshelf Records

The Matinee May 16th

The Matinee May 16th

The Matinee May 16th will hopefully leave a smile on your face or at least find a new favorite band. You’ll find nine songs today, and each one will leave you contemplating the past, the present, or the future.   AFTERBLOOM – “Such A Drag” (North East & West Midlands, England) RIYL: Twin Peaks, Wavves, False Heads It might be […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

This week’s Melodic Tonic brings you six tunes to start your week, instead of arriving on Wednesday. This mini playlist takes you on a journey of sound from Copenhagen to Seattle, with new music that ranges from brooding darkwave/post-punk to soulful indie pop and intimate indie folk. Let’s start with a pair of Danish bands since one is performing at Canadian Music Week that […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features a triumphant return of a beloved indie band plus an American folk troubadour and a few newcomers who will charm you with their shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. These six tunes span the globe from Australia to Canada, England, and the U.S. Let’s get things started with great news out of Montreal.   Land […]

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The Matinee February 24th

The Matinee February 24th

The Matinee February 24th has 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. We have  nice mix of commanding indie rock and upbeat electro pop. We hope today’s playlist gets your weekend started off right. Artists are representing the US, The UK and Israel. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for […]

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Saturday Sampler November 19th

Saturday Sampler November 19th

Saturday Sampler November 19th once again traverses the globe, featuring a heavy dose of songs by old favorites but also a healthy serving of newcomers. Today’s Sampler features six American artists, two from England, one originally from Australia, and one from Japan who will knock your socks off! We are still reeling over the loss yesterday of soul legend Sharon Jones, so we […]

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The Matinee October 7th

The Matinee October 7th

In this October 7th issue of The Matinee we bring you 6 bands all in different stages of their careers, all putting out superb music. One with new music for the first time in close to 20 years, a brilliant yet relatively unknown band, a well-loved band heading out on their farewell tour, and a couple of bands right in the thick of […]

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Saturday Sampler August 27th

Saturday Sampler August 27th

The Saturday Sampler August 27th edition features a global tour of great music. Join us as we journey from Wales and Norway to New Zealand via the U.S. and Canada. These ten singles from both veteran and emerging artists will transport you to another time and place, only without all the jet-lag.   Baby Queens – “Tired Of Love” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Groove Theory, Warpaint, […]

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Field Mouse – “Episodic”

Field Mouse – “Episodic”

This past Friday, Philadelphia and Brooklyn based Field Mouse released their third full-length record, Episodic on Topshelf Records. Their sound is a dynamic mix of different genres, from dream pop to punk rock. It’s easy to compare Episodic to albums from bands like Hop Along or All Dogs, but Field Mouse have crafted a sound that is definitively their own. […]

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The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st features seven more new songs. They will all blow your mind, but in different and unique ways.   Field Mouse – “The Order Of Things” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: The History of Apple Pie, The Radio Dept., Twin Cinema Club Field Mouse has released first two singles from their forthcoming new album, Episodic. “The Mirror” showcased an […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th has ten diverse and awesome new singles. There are a couple of surprise collaborations, the return of two of indie music’s favorite acts, and a healthy dose of newcomers to sate your appetite for truly new music.   Adam Torres – “Outlands” (Austin, USA ) RIYL: Shearwater, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes Indie folk singer/songwriter […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th features eight song for your listening pleasure. Taking a page out of Wendy’s playbook, the songs come from artists spread across the globe – from Russia to Australia, from New Zealand to Norway, and cutting across England, Canada, and the United States.   Antrru – “Нуар” (St. Petersburg, Russia via Minsk, Belarus) RIYL: Flume, TYCHO, Stefan […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 15

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 15

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails where the menu features pairs of singles from similar genres. We’ve got some mellow British psych pop, some danceable American dream pop, and a double dose of volume cranked to 11 to shift your Monday into high speed. Let’s ease into things at a slower pace first.   Fear of Men […]

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Saturday Sampler for April 16th

Saturday Sampler for April 16th

Saturday Sampler for April 16th features new music as always, but as a change up there are a couple of songs from the not-so-distant past in order to highlight the work of some underrated and understated bands.   Big Deal – “Say Yes” (London, England) London-based indie rock duo Big Deal on their newest single. They don’t hold back on either […]

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The Matinee January 22nd Edition

The Matinee January 22nd Edition

The Matinee January 22nd Edition has six awesome new singles to kick off your Friday and get you ready for the weekend. We have electronic soul, hard hitting indie rock, garage vibey rock, and indie pop-rock.   Billy Fox – “East Coast” (Sydney, Australia) Billy Fox is creating awesome soul infused electronic tracks, and “East Coast” is the perfect feel […]

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Infinity Girl – “Firehead”

Infinity Girl – “Firehead”

  Another band from the New York City area is set to release a new album this summer. Indie rock quartet Infinity Girl will release Harm on August 28 via Topshelf Records. The first single from their sophomore full-length is “Firehead”, a midtempo, shoegaze-y, rock song. The track echoes of the ’90s with its melodic yet infectious style. It’s a […]

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Nai Harvest – “Hairball”

Nai Harvest – “Hairball”

Not many bands would put the title track of their new album as the last track, but then again Nai Harvest isn’t an ordinary band. Whereas most young people in their early twenties would be studying for exams and writing essays or employed somewhere, the young duo from Sheffield, UK traversed the globe for nearly two years, playing in all sorts […]

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Nai Harvest – “All the Time”

Nai Harvest – “All the Time”

“All the Time” is the second single from UK punk-rock band Nai Harvest‘s forthcoming album, Hairball. The track is Blink 182 meets Parquet Courts, which creates expectations of an exhilarating album. “Sick on My Heart” is also below, which we had featured on our February 13th Weekend Showcase. The duo’s new album comes out on April 28 on Topshelf Records. Check out […]

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Nai Harvest, “Sick on My Heart”

Nai Harvest, “Sick on My Heart”

“Sick on My Heart” is the new single from rising indie post-punk band, Nai Harvest. The two-piece from Sheffield, UK, who are Ben Thompson and Lew Currie, are set to release Hairball on April 28 via Topshelf Records. This track blends the grittiness of early Liz Phair and more modern-day acts like Speedy Ortiz and The Pack A.D. You can find […]

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