Tag: Transgressive Records

The Matinee August 1st

The Matinee August 1st

With Newport Folk Festival behind us, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. The Matinee August 1st edition, as such, has the regular nine songs. Unfortunately, exhaustion has set in, so apologies to the artists and bands for the short blurbs. The music, however, is what matters most. Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: The Pains […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

These five delicious new audio cocktails to get you through your Wednesday. Today’s mini playlist shines the spotlight solely on North American artists for a change. Let’s begin in the Emerald City with this dynamic tune. Zola Jesus – “Exhumed” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Agnes Obel, Phantogram The dramatic new single from goth-pop siren Zola Jesus will do one of three things: “Exhumed” will either […]

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Blaenavon – ‘That’s Your Lot’ (album review)

Blaenavon – ‘That’s Your Lot’ (album review)

For the better part of four years, the UK indie spotlight shone brightly on British art-rock band Blaenavon. Their debut single, “Into The Night”, shot them straight onto BBC Introducing and popular tastemaker The Line of Best Fit. Two more EPs would follow before Ben Gregory (vocals/guitar), Frank Wright (bass), and Harris McMillan (drums) hit their twenties. After a couple of […]

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The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th edition is a musical kaleidoscope of colorful sounds from across the globe. Today’s nine songs come to you from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Greece, Norway, and the USA. These gems sparkle with varying shades of indie genres to help you kick off your weekend. Be sure to check back this weekend for a full playlist of […]

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Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin – “Don’t Let The Kids Win”

Julia Jacklin has always been a daydreamer. At the age of 12, she wanted to be a pop star like Brittany Spears, and then later in life she wanted to be the best social worker on the planet. The dreams would linger, but they started to come to fruition following a trip to South America during her gap year. The […]

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The Matinee August 18th

The Matinee August 18th

The Matinee August 18th features eight songs that range from the electrifying to sultry. As always, The Matinee spans the globe, featuring artists from Australia, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, England, and the USA.   Honey Lung – “Something” (London, England) RIYL: My Bloody Valentine, Sundara Karma, Wolf Alice The sole group on the list that is not led by a female […]

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Saturday Sampler for July 16th

Saturday Sampler for July 16th

Saturday Sampler for July 16th features plenty of musicians and bands that we have huge crushes on ummm… we are huge fans of because their music makes us feel really goooood. There are, of course, several newcomers whose music might also leave you infatuated. We’ll try to keep the musical matchmaking brief so you can enjoy the music.   Andrew Keoghan – “Everything” […]

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Mutual Benefit – “Skip a Sinking Stone”

Mutual Benefit – “Skip a Sinking Stone”

Last week, Brooklyn’s Mutual Benefit released their second LP, Skip A Sinking Stone via Mom+Pop records in the States, Spunk in Australia and New Zealand, and Transgressive Records everywhere else. In 2013, Mutual Benefit’s debut, Love’s Crushing Diamond was one of the most beautiful records of that year. Jordan Lee, the creative force behind Mutual Benefit, is back with what […]

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Matinee September 30

Matinee September 30

We have another six tracks for your listening pleasure. Most of the tracks are smooth or upbeat, along with a lovely singer-songwriter for a little diversity. Most are from the USA, but we do have a couple from the UK.   Blonde Summer (USA) – “Stay Kids” Blonde Summer is an American indie rock band from Los Angeles. Since their […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 3

Melodic Tonic, vol. 3

As a festival junkie/live music addict, few things are as enjoyable as discovering new artists. There is a special joy in seeing an upcoming performer in a small venue or on a tiny stage before their career launches them into superstardom. I remember seeing a young girl perform at a festival in 2008 and thinking, “Wow, what a powerful voice!” Instead of […]

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Gengahr – “Heroine”

Gengahr – “Heroine”

We’ve written about London-based Gengahr a couple of times over the past few months. We started with featuring the awesome “Haunter” on the March 13th Weekend Showcase and then they shared their memories of SXSW with us. This week, they released another great track, “Heroine”, which accompanied the announcement that they will finally release their long-awaited debut album, A Dream Outside. Needless to say, […]

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