The weather outside may be frightful, but the new music we have is delightful. We have six great tracks for your, everything from experimental folk to soul-pop to garage-rock to dream-pop. Sit back, turn up the volume, and take a listen to The Matinee January 26th Edition.

 

Ana Lete – “Aspens” (Caldwell, ID, USA)

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Ana Lete - AspensWe start things off with something light but beautiful. Ana Lete is a young singer-songwriter from Caldwell, Idaho, which resides just outside of the state capital Boise. Her music is unexpected – experimental folk that is soaked in the provocative iciness of Iceland. There is a bit of Björk but it shares striking similarities to Washington state artist Briana Marela. From her debut album, Psychic Translation, her single “Aspens”  is surprisingly stunning and intimate, something you would expect to hear from a veteran artist. Watch out for this band.

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The Isabelles“Fall Away” (Faimouth, UK)

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The Isabelles - Fall AwayThe music factory that is the UK presents us with another rising rock band, The Isabelles. This four-piece collective may be from southwest England, but their driving indie-rock sound echoes of the transcendent rock ‘n roll of London. Their new single, “Fall Away”, is a blistering track that has touches of garage and psychedelic, making it 3 minutes that you will remember and want to repeat again and again. They’ll be releasing an album later this year via Easy Action Records.

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The Ritual – “Fever” (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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The Ritual - Fever

There is some really great music being created in Denmark, and it’s not just limited to electronic and pop. Take The Ritual, an indie-rock band who have been highly influenced by North American Aboriginal / Native culture. Their new single, “Fever”, is the perfect example of this brilliant merger. It’s cathartic yet hypnotic, a dizzying, spellbinding track that will stay in your head for days. This is the type of song that requires an expansive room to hear and, more importantly, experience.

“Fever” is taken from the band’s debut EP, The Drum, which can be heard on SoundCloud.

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Stealth – “I Don’t Need Your Love” (Birmingham, UK)

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Stealth - I Don't Need Your Love

Dramatic and euphoric soul-pop music has become a cottage industry with the rise of artists like Sam Smith. Another artist making ways is Stealth, the singer-songwriter from Birmingham. While he doesn’t have Smith’s falsetto, his deep but smooth voice is engrossing, and it is the highlight of his terrific new single, “I Don’t Need Your Love”. The song isn’t your typical soul-pop tune – it incorporates hymnal and choral qualities that makes the track feel almost spiritual.

“I Don’t Need Your Love” is from Stealth’s forthcoming debut EP, Intro, due out this spring.

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Venin Carmin – “July Ain’t Summer” (France)

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Venin Carnin - July Ain't Summer

Whereas Stealth is refining soul-pop, France’s Venin Carmin is taking us back to the 1980s with her mix of new wave, industrial, and post-punk. Her new single, “July Ain’t Summer” is intoxicating, and the combination of genres is brilliant. Imagine if Karen O was fronting Depeche Mode, and that is what you get with Venin Carmin. Awesome, simply awesome.

This song was originally released in 2014 as part of her album, Glam is Gone. It was recently re-released by Dutch label Seja Records. Get the album on Bandcamp. The album is pretty great, too.

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Wyldest – “Stalking Moon” (North London, UK)

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Wyldest - "Stalking Moon"

For nearly a year, the trio of Zoe Mead, Holly Mullineaux, and Jack Gooderham who make up Wyldest have haunted our minds with their dream-pop. Their latest single, “Stalking Moon”, may be their best yet. The crystalline guitar lines that flair in the sparkling shoegaze backdrop, Mead’s angelic voice that sends tingles down one’s spine, and the masterful pace combine to heighten the song’s drama and urgency. “Stalking Moon” should put Wyldest broadly on everyone’s music radar.

“Stalking Moon” is the second single from their forthcoming debut EP, Dark Matter, which drops in March via Hand in Hive.

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