The Matinee June 24th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a mixture of sounds today including synthpop, indie rock and folk pop. We definitely wanted to end Friday on a nice upbeat note. We hope you check back tomorrow for our Saturday sampler with more cool tracks and of course our mega weekend playlist on Sunday.
Billie Eilish – “Six Feet Under” (Los Angeles, CA)
RIYL: AURORA, Lana Del Rey, Låpsley
Billie Eilish has already established viral success. With her somber yet mesmerizing track “Ocean Eyes” already racking up 10 million plays on Spotify, it’s only a matter of time before Ms. Eilish becomes a household name. What’s even more surprising is that Ms. Eilish is just 14 years old.
She has just released “Six Feet Under” and it’s ever much as enchanting as “Ocean Eyes” with Eilish’s delicate vocals set against perfectly placed beats and the parting statement at the end of the track “help I lost myself again, but I remember you” leaves you breathless. “Six Feet Under” could almost be somewhat a continuation of the relationship sung about in “Ocean Eyes” or possibly an entirely different one.
We are excited to hear more from Billie Eilish and watch her career continue to skyrocket.
Blonder – “Lean” (New York City, USA)
RIYL: Daywave, New Order, Porches
We really don’t know much about Blonder except it might be the new project by Tino Grigio.
Blonder’s debut track “Lean” has everything you need – awesome vocals, perfectly placed 80s inspired new wave beats and a nice injection of post punk goodness. It’s upbeat, feel good and a song that must be added to your weekend chill-out playlist.
We are not sure what is in store for Blonder in 2016, but we do hope there is more from where “Lean” came from and soon! We can always use a new fresh and exciting feel good indie track in our lives.
Jane’s Party – “Cigarette Buzz” (Toronto, Canada)
RIYL: Franz Ferdinand, The Kooks, The Strokes
Jane’s Party impressed us last month with their track “Coming On Strong”. The canadian foursome continues to create memorable and perfectly crafted pop/rock tracks.
With “Cigarette Buzz”, it starts off with a bit of a Strokes-ish vibe in the guitars and a retro feel with the composition of the track. The lyrics tackle the similarities of addicting relationships and smoking cigarettes with “need your love like cigarettes been searching for that
first buzz in every pack I get”.
Jane’s Party are Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton.
“Cigarette Buzz” is from Jane’s Party’s newest album, TUNNEL VISIONS which is out now via Cadence Music.
Linying – “Sticky Leaves” (Singapore)
RIYL: BANKS, Daya, Rosez
Linying is from Singapore and she is ready to immerse herself into the indie folk-pop landscape. Her vocals have already been heard in the electronic world from house producers like Felix Jaehn and KRONO.
She is now branching out on her own with “Sticky Leaves” being her debut track. Her vocals are mesmerizing and the addition of traditional piano and electronic elements makes this track an instant favorite. She also has songwriting talent with her hopeful yet introspective lyrics of “for every wreck i still believe in the greatest life and the stickiest leaves”.
Linying shares a bit about the track: “I think there was a lot of disillusion and disappointment for me growing out of my teenage years and learning to live life out. The song was probably my way of coming to terms with it — acknowledging that there are things that you think should be but just aren’t, and that there is, nevertheless, a worldly, fleshly, impermanent sort of beauty to living that’s worth seeing even if without understanding.”
Ofelia K – “I Love My Lawyer” (Los Angeles, USA)
RIYL: Ofelia K
We can’t help but post every track that Ofelia K produces. She has this knack for creating her own style, her own way of continually creating an emotional connection with each new release which is why we have no RIYL for Ofelia K..she can’t really be compared.
“I Love My Lawyer” is probably her most straight forward song title but the lyrical content is about a relationship that probably shouldn’t be, a forbidden type of relationship with lyrics like “if you were my age, close to my age, I’d marry you”.
Ofelia K always seems to add in a new and different element to each track, this time is a bit of simple spoken words similar to Sylvan Esso and a bit of whistling along with her signature simple yet intricate acoustic based sound.
Ofelia K shares a bit about the new track: “I Love My Lawyer is about an unlikely, deep connection with another person. The song is a sheep in wolves clothing…fun and brave, but sad and desperate underneath. It’s quite crazy, and risky, which excites me.”
The song is available today on South By Sea Music.
THE PASS – “Canyons” (Louisville, USA)
RIYL: Ghost Beach, Miniature Tigers, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
THE PASS have recently released their second full-length LP: CANYONS, out now via SonaBLAST! Records. After four years of touring, writing, and releasing singles, the four-piece from Louisville, Kentucky are back with layers and layers of synthesizers set against a classic guitar, bass, and drums backing.
The title track from their new album is full of 80s inspired synthetic beats, glorious vocals set against a nice solid indie rock foundation. What you get with “Canyons” is completely feel good vibes which means you can add the track straight to your dance or workout playlist, because it has the perfect cadence for a great run.
THE PASS is comprised of Will Roberts, Kyle Peters, Brian Healey and Neil Lucas. You can pick up their newest album CANYONS on bandcamp.
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