The Matinee May 15th includes 6 brand new tracks for your mid month listening pleasure. We have artists representing Denmark, The US and the UK today. We hope this makes your Monday a little bit better and you find your new favorite song or band today.
The Boxing – “One by One” (Leeds, England)
RIYL: Eagulls, Blaenvanon, The Vryll Society
The Boxing is creating some awesome and dreamy psych inspired rock these days. “One by One” definitely does not disappoint us we hear a bit more experimentation from their last few releases.
We are encompassed by swirling pysch tones and brooding bass that completely holds our attention. The vocals have just the right amount of reverb as they don’t get pushed too far into the background.
The band shares a bit about the track: ‘One by One’ is “about depression and the culture of silence around it” explains frontman/guitarist Harrison Warke, and on the sonics: “We wanted to elaborate musically on the first couple of singles, it’s the first tune we’ve recorded in a proper studio and that gave us freedom to experiment and flesh out the arrangement a bit more.”
The Boxing are Harrison Warke, Charlie Webb and Henry Chatham.
From Apes To Angels – “New Skin” (London & Sheffield, UK)
RIYL: Passion Pit, Phantogram, Ra Ra Riot
From Apes To Angels is a duo out of London who is creating some awesome synth driven indie pop.
With “New Skin” the duo have plenty of driving beats and impressive harmonies that complement Ms Gaum’s soothing vocals. WIth “New Skin” we are captivated by the combination of hypnotic beats that combine brooding yet dance able synth with dreamy pop. The lyrics speak to feeling alright and that’s just what this track does as well.
From Apes To Angels are Millie Gaum (vocals) and Andrew Brassleay (synths/production)
Party Nails – “Outside Heaven” (Los Angeles via New York City, USA)
RIYL: Bec Sandridge, LUCIA, Myzica
Party Nails are back with a brand new track titled “Outside Heaven”.
It’s a perfect feel good track that we can’t get enough of. We will definitely add this one to our feel good playlists. We are digging the 80s inspired beats and addicting chorus along with a few sing along sha-na-nas.
Party Nails is the project of NYC native Elena Belle Carroll and we can’t get enough of her upbeat feel good electro pop. We are a little late to the party as “Outside Heaven” was released in February but we definitely needed to share it.
“Outside Heaven” is from Party Nails’ recently released EP Come Again.
Singer Soldier – “The War Is Over” (Dearborn, Michigan, USA)
RIYL: José González, Damien Jurado, Justin Vernon
Singer Solider is from Michigan and is the project of Nick Marko. He categorizes himself as an alt-country band yet it’s so much more than that.
“The War Is Over” is from their recently released album and it packs a beautiful punch with an eloquent orchestral accompaniment that brings a new edge to today’s indie landscape that teeters along singer-songwriter and indie rock.
“The War Is Over” is taken from their newly released album titled Illusions of Stability
STAL – “Get Out” (Los Angeles, USA via southern France)
RIYL: Emmecosta, Local Natives, Zola Blood
STAL are creating wonderfully harmonious indie rock that puts us in a great mood.
With “Get Out” we are enamored by this duo that crafts dang near perfect indie rock that drifts between dream pop and harmonies you can’t get enough of.
For just a duo, we are getting a full bodies sound as Pierre-Marie Maulini is taking on guitar, vocals and synth. We are intrigued to hear more from French natives STAL.
STAL are Pierre-Marie Maulini (guitar/synth/vocals) and Renaud Rodier (drums).
Vera – “In And Out Of Love” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
RIYL: Billie English, Vérité, Broods
Vera is exploding onto the scene with this r&b influenced track (think old school smooth jams from Sade or Toni Braxton) that chronicles the push and pull of relationships where you completely drift in and out of love.
It’s a hypnotic track that we just can’t get enough of. Vera has previously been behind the scenes as a producer and “In And Out Of Love” is his first solo effort. We are digging some of the experimental elements along with the addition of sax that adds a nice touch and has us wondering what we will be hearing in the future from Vera.
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