Tag: TORRES

Weekend Showcase 3.27

Weekend Showcase 3.27

Festivals are in full swing this weekend, and we offer our own little one. Well, it’s just a playlist, but the Weekend Showcase 3.27 edition features fantastic artists and bands. Specifically, find 52 songs from artists representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, Greece, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, […]

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The Matinee July 13th

The Matinee July 13th

The Matinee July 13th offers another round of great new music. There are some spine-tingling numbers, gritty rockers, quirky electronic pop, and a folk tune that will have you smiling. Let’s get to the tunes. TORRES – “Three Futures” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: St. Vincent, Waxahatchee, Weyes Blood Mackenzie Scott, a.k.a. TORRES, has slowly trickled out new music and teasers, offering […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.23

Weekend Showcase 3.23

The past week was one of the best of 2017, and the Weekend Showcase 3.23 edition reflects its greatness. A staggering 54 songs are on it, featuring some big-name artists (e.g., Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Chelsea Wolfe, Cigarettes After Sex); rising stars (e.g., Julia Jacklin, Noga Erez, Wolf Alice); established veterans (e.g., Frankie Rose, The Dears, Michael Nau); and, of […]

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The Matinee June 16th

The Matinee June 16th

The Matinee June 16th is a new music kaleidoscope, offering a few choice selections from different genres. Wendy usually joins me on Fridays, but she’s off on holiday. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the samplings below. Arcade Fire – “Creature Comfort” (Montreal, Canada) RIYL: Arcade Fire Admittedly, we weren’t terribly ecstatic by Arcade Fire‘s first single for their new album, “Everything Now”. […]

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Mundo 50: RevueFest II

Mundo 50: RevueFest II

A year ago when the numerous festivals were announcing their lineups, we were joking around and exchanging names on the artists and bands we would invite if we could curate our own event. This little brainstorming session resulted in us sharing RevueFest, our make-believe, three-day festival. Like what we aimed to do here, the focus was on those hidden gems […]

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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 3

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

Today, we reach the final 20 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. From riot grrrl to psychedelic pop, from contemporary indie rock to the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, from alt-folk to alt-country, the list is eclectic, diverse, and filled with the best of 2015. Read the final 20 LPs below. If you’re just catching up, you can find […]

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CoverBack Friday Ft. NTO1927, Monarchy and Torres

CoverBack Friday Ft. NTO1927, Monarchy and Torres

We had a nice bit of covers come in over the past week and we couldn’t choose just one. So today there are three really great covers we wanted to share. We missed posting this yesterday so our Thursday post is now Friday. We hope you enjoy. The first one is from LA based Night Terrors of 1927. They have […]

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Mundo 20: Favorite Albums of the Second Quarter 2015

Mundo 20: Favorite Albums of the Second Quarter 2015

Every three months, we like to look back on some of the great albums that crossed our desks, landed in our inboxes, or that we just decided to pick up because we were curious. In April, we counted down our 20 Favorite Albums of the First Quarter. We had so much to write that we had to split it up […]

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TORRES – Sprinter

TORRES – Sprinter

Ever since we first heard Torres’ self-titled debut LP, we’ve been entranced by the music of Mackenzie Scott.  The New York via Nashville songwriter created a gorgeous, heartstopping record with Torres, which earned it a spot in one of our top records of that year.  This week, Torres releases Sprinter, her second LP, and it’s one of the most powerful experiences […]

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Torres – ‘Cowboy Guilt’

Torres – ‘Cowboy Guilt’

Torres‘ second LP, Sprinter is out next month, and this week, she’s sharing the new, strange track “Cowboy Guilt”. It’s way different than anything we’ve heard from the singer-songwriter, but it’s pretty awesome. A lot of electronics and effects are present on “Cowboy Guilt” as it builds and builds to its conclusion. Take a listen below, and connect with Torres on her website, Twitter, Facebook, […]

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SXSW Picks – Tuesday 3/17

SXSW Picks – Tuesday 3/17

We shared our top-20 SXSW picks two weeks ago, which is definitely a hard task with how many great bands are in Austin this week. Today, we look at some bands to see as well as some very awesome day and night showcases that you do not want to miss. We decided on a few choice bands in the evening to […]

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Weekend Showcase: New Music for January 30

Weekend Showcase: New Music for January 30

The weekly feature of new music from the not-so-distant past that we unfortunately couldn’t get to but still deserves your full attention. Check out these great indie acts, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and buy their stuff! And remember, we only post things we like. The playlist and the individual tracks are below. “The Glow”, the superb synth/dream-pop track […]

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Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

For the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the year that was in music for 2014. Now it’s time to look ahead to some of the albums that we are highly anticipating for 2015. Some of these are guesses (and educated ones at that), and ones we will be monitoring closely. Here’s the list in alphabetical order […]

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Mundo Musique: Nadia Reid

Mundo Musique: Nadia Reid

New Zealand’s Nadia Reid just released a beautiful, melancholy record called listen to formation, look for the signs last week.  From the first track, “Runway” I was hooked.  “Runway” is a gorgeous track that immediately made me think of fellow New Zealand band Tiny Ruins. However, those similarities are thrown aside with “Reaching Through”, a great indie rock track with […]

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Mundo Musique: Sophie Jamieson

Mundo Musique: Sophie Jamieson

Sophie Jamieson For those who like: Daughter, Polica, TORRES Singer-songwriter Sophie Jamieson has been working out of London, England and has grown notorious for her engaging live shows.  She recently released a double-single, Stain/Other, in May.  Both songs are gorgeous and melancholy feeling, just the way I like it.  The sound is very reminiscent of fellow Londoners Daughter, but it’s […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Speck Mountain, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, TORRES, Waxahatchee, and Zachary Cale

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Speck Mountain, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, TORRES, Waxahatchee, and Zachary Cale

We have finally reached our destination – the final five songs in our catalogue of 25 favourite albums of 2013. The other twenty songs were posted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you just want the list now, well, here were the first twenty in alphabetical order: Arcade Fire – Reflektor Arctic Monkeys – AM The Belle Game – The […]

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Conversation with Mackenzie Scott (a.k.a. TORRES)

Conversation with Mackenzie Scott (a.k.a. TORRES)

We are in the midst of an era of a great music. And while David Byrne may be correct to question whether the internet will sap the creativity of the art, it has also enabled immensely gifted songwriters and musicians to share their work. Among this emerging wave of talent is 22-year old Mackenzie Scott – a.k.a. TORRES. The Macon, […]

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