The Matinee April 24th includes six awesome tracks to get your Monday started off right. We have awesome indie rock, sublime scandi pop – amazing shoegaze inspired rock along with laid back indie rock. Artists are representing Canada, Sweden, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band.

CloseTalker – “Waking Up” (Saskatoon, Canada)

RIYL: Local Natives, Minus the Bear, Royal Canoe

We are sharing a new one from Close Talker“Waking Up”. It’s another single off of their album Lens that was just released last Friday.

“Waking Up” is another catchy and melodic track. We are loving the smart lyricism from Close Talker that tackles relationships set to inviting harmonies with technical guitar riffs and subtle synth. Every track on Lens is solid and single worthy. There is an endearing quality about Close Talker and with each new song you realize the talent exuding from the three members as their sound is definitely anthemic.

Close Talker are Will Quiring (vocals), Matthew Kopperud (guitar), and Chris Morien (drums).

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Colour of Spring – “Echoes” (Leeds, England,)

RIYL: A Place To Bury Strangers, My Bloody Valentine, No Joy

Colour of Spring just keep releasing one sublime track after another. We are super enamored with each new release from the awesome shoegaze quintet.

With “Echoes”, Colour of Spring have released a dreamy track that chronicles the loss of youth with driving percussion set against floating vocals and fuzzy guitar riffs that continues to take your breath away. Songwriter and bassist Tom Gregory shares a bit about their newest track:

“Echoes is about losing the innocence of youth. As you enter your teenage years you’re told to grow up and take responsibility and some of the beauty of childhood is gone. We probably spend a lot of time as adults trying to regain that side to us that we lose. Echoes is about how we each deal with this in our own funny way.”

“Echoes” was released April 21st on House of Love Records. Their self-titled EP will be released June 23rd.

Colour Of Spring are Shane Hunter (vocals, guitar), Robin Deione (guitar), Tom Gregory (bass), March Rochman (drums) and Charlie Addison (keys),

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Frida Sundemo – “It’s OK” (Stockholm, Sweden)

RIYL: Agnes Obel, Bitter’s Kiss, Cloves

We do not have enough positive adjectives to describe the latest sing from Swedish pop princess Frida Sundemo. “It’s OK” is far from just OK. The track is exceptional and takes us on a beautiful trip with her soaring vocals, cinematic orchestral moments along with the perfect amount of synth to create a stellar pop-infused song that stays with you long after first listen.

Frida shares a bit about her newest release:

“’It’s OK’ is about making peace with the weak and vulnerable you. It’s about feeling like the loneliest person in the world and accepting that life sometimes feels like your enemy and not your friend. It’s also about feeling more alive than ever, about late nights and early mornings, and the longing for embracing every second of life. Because that’s how life is, high and low, and it’s OK.”

It’s possible there is an upcoming EP release in store from Ms. Sundemo in 2017.

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Geowulf – “Won’t Look Back” (London via Australia)

RIYL: Hazel English, Japanese Breakfast, Yumi Zouma

“Won’t Look Back” is a beautiful and dreamy track by duo Geowulf, who is comprised of Star Kendrick and Toma Banjanin. The duo are originally from Australia but they have been located in Berlin, Gothenburg and now more recently, London.

“Won’t Look Back” is the newest single and we are continually impressed with Geowulf’s laid back and inviting vibes that immediately sets the listener at ease. Star shares a bit about their newest release:

“’Won’t Look Back’ is about trying to look forward and deciding to be excited about what might be next.”

“Won’t Look Back” Is out now on 37 Adventures.

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Midnight Sister – “Leave You” (Los Angeles, USA)

RIYL: Drugdealer, Jay Som, Weyes Blood

“Leave You” is the debut single for Midnight Sister. The duo is comprised of Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian.

The song is a laid-back, psych -nspired rock tune that enchants as it progresses into a stellar wall of fuzzed out guitars and prominent percussion. The vocals of Juliana are haunting yet beautiful and we are intrigued by the lyrics that speak of a relationship that could be on the brink of disaster, especially if you check out the interesting video.

We look forward to hearing more from the imagination of Mr. Juliana Giraffe and the talented production of Ari Balouzian.

“Leave You” is out now via Jagjaguwar. The duo is currently working on a debut album to be released later this year.

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Sneakout – “Lips and Eyes” (Los Angeles, USA)

RIYL: Spoon, Divine Fits, Handsome Furs

Sneakout is the project of LA based multi-instrumentalist Robert Fleming. His latest single, “Lips and Eyes”, is a love song. If you want to know the entire background of the song, check out this video here.

After watching the video about the song, it’s an ever better track after listening once again. It’s an upbeat spin on a relationship that just wasn’t meant to be even though for a while it really seemed like it was. Sometimes emotions and expectations can ruin the best intentions in any relationship.

“Lips and Eyes” is for sure a summer jam. Even though the lyrical tone is about a relationship that didn’t work out the uplifting vibes keep you smiling. The song is also totally addictive which makes it a super fun tune to spin on your weekends spent by the pool, beach or lake.  This would also be a great track for a long roadtrip playslist.

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