The Matinee ’18 August 27th includes 7 new tracks to keep you in a weekend mood for this back to routine Monday. Artists today represent Scotland, Sweden and the US today. We hope you find your new favorite band or song today.
BRONCHO – “Boys Got To Go” & “Sandman” (Oklahoma, USA)
RIYL: Portugal. The Man, The Growlers, Vacationer
This past week Broncho teased their new album with a double single release of “Sandman” and “Boys Got To Go”. The band also released a pretty awesome combined video directed by Pooneh Ghana which is a 12 minute cinematic accomplishment. Mr Ghana explains that the video “follows a man’s journey of self-realization as he breaks down and breaks through his own wall. He slowly finds the strength to start over and face life with a new outlook and clarity. He truly embraces life again.” “Sandman” is a super fuzzed out groovy track that completely holds your attention while “Boys Got To Go” takes an upbeat yet laid back turn with frontman Ryan Lindsey’s charming vocals speaking about being so chill as well ask kicking people out.
The band share a bit about the upcoming album: “It’s a reflection of the current world: everybody’s been acting badly over the last few years so we made a record about it,” Lindsey says in a statement. “There are multiple ways of portraying something as ‘bad,’ and there are moments of self-reflection throughout the record as though we could be talking about ourselves—but not necessarily. It’s observational, like we’re looking through muddy binoculars from a distance. It’s a blurry mirror image of the times from where we sit.”
BRONCHO are Ryan Lindsey (vocals/guitar), Nathan Price (drums), Ben King (guitar), and Penny Pitchlynn (bass). Their new album, Bad Behavior, will be released October 12th, 2018 via Park The Van Records. Pre-orders available here.
FUTURE FEATS – “Keep Up” (Los Angeles, USA)
RIYL: Beachwood Coyotes, Jukebox The Ghost, JR JR
FUTURE FEATS are back with an infectious new single titled “Keep Up”. The band so far just have a handful of singles released that provide the world with thoughtful lyrics supported by an 80s pop vibe. “Keep Up” is upbeat and tackles the awkward beginnings of a relationship. Often times people get together because of physical attraction and it’s hard to navigate between all of the foundations needed for a relationship to actually work.
According to the band, “‘Keep Up’ is a song written about the unspoken precautions that two parties should always consider speaking before rushing ahead into any serious relationship.”
FUTURE FEATS are creating more than just feel good ear candy for the listener. They are providing an exciting indie pop foundation that tackles real relationship issues through thoughtful songwriting. The band have recently toured with The Wombats and Matt and Kim. Their fanbase continues to grow they are patiently awaiting the debut album which hopefully will be released in the near future.
Hippo Campus – “Bambi” (St. Paul, MN, USA)
RIYL: Glass Animals, Tokyo Police Club, Sylvan Esso
“Bambi” is the newest track from Hippo Campus. It’s an awesome new track which has a completely feel good summery vibe with exciting vocals as well as extremely sunny harmonies. The lyrics speak to helping other people while dealing with personal struggles.
In the band’s own words regarding the track: “‘Bambi’ was the last song added to the record and potentially the most elusive. We wrote the original idea in our practice space with a drum machine, op-1, guitar and rhodes. We sat with session for several months before we had the major melodic breakthroughs. The lyrics deal with the challenges of being a friend to those around you when your mental health is getting in the way.”
The band is comprised of Jake Luppen, Whistler Allen, Zach Sutton, and Nathan Stocker and DeCarlo Jackson.
Julietta – “Silver Haze” (New York City, USA)
RIYL: Mating Ritual, Paperwhite, RALPH
“Silver Haze” is the newest track from Julietta. It’s a shimmering single that will undoubtedly help extend the summer that is starting to wind down. We feel the warmth within the track which is set to a laid back 80s inspired vibe. Lyrically the song tackles the hectic elements of life and the desire to escape.
Julietta explains: “I wrote ‘Silver Haze’ this winter with Ross Pryce Clark/Rossy Ross when I was working as a cocktail waitress at a lounge/club on Madison Avenue,” The job was really intense and at times degrading. I worked super late hours and for a week straight didn’t get paid for many hours of work, because the bar just opened and was free for customers. It’s rough working in the club world, it was my first experience and probably the last – a real hustle to make some cash! ‘Silver Haze’ came about during that time; all I wanted to do was escape the situation I was in and get high. I had no time to enjoy life and the New York dark winter was getting to me. But hey, now we got this track and I love it!”
“Silver Haze” is from Julietta’s new album, Smooth Sailing, is out now via +1 Records.
KT Tunstall – “The River” (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Alternate Stream: You Tube
RIYL: Dido, Natalie Imbruglia, Sheryl Crow
KT Tunstall is back with a new track titled “The River”. The Scottish artist has returned with her 6th studio album and breaking out over a decade ago with top 100 singles from Eye To The Telescope (“Suddenly I See”, “Blackhorse and The Cherry Tree”). With her newest release, “The River” provides exciting anthemic rock. Her newest offering is an upbeat and inspiring sound that speaks to reflecting on past, present and future. We hear her undeniable vocals and stellar songwriting.
KT Tunstall’s sixth album, WAX, is out October 5th via Rostrum Records. WAX is part of an album trilogy which focuses on spirit, body and mind. WAX focuses on the BODY and she shares: “It’s a record about human-ness, which we so often just write off as ‘flaws.’ Wax evokes colonies of bees, candlelight, the material that the first long-playing records were made of, but more than that, wax is produced inside your own head.”
YAEGER – “Dopamine High” (Stockholm, Sweden)
RIYL: Tove Lo, NONONO, MS MR
YAEGER is 20 year old artist Hanna Jäger. With just 3 singles so far released, we could have the beginnings of an electro pop star on our hands. YAEGER’s strong and enigmatic vocals reel you in with the first lyrics sung. The song has a bit of a tropical vibe that definitely gets one ready for an upcoming night on the town. The song speaks to meeting an exciting person and focusing only on that night.
Ms. Jäger shares a bit behind the track: “The idea was to create a song with the same feeling of curiosity and adventure that you can feel at a rave, open-air or a music festival. I wanted to bring out the fun and exciting atmosphere when you’ve just met a person, knowing that all you will have with them/they is this one night, so you lose yourself to that moment. I want the listener to almost feel the electricity. So during the composing of Dopamine High we decided it would be about two people not being able to concede their feelings for each other, and them eventually ignoring all the questions about why and when and give it all up for a second, for that Dopamine High.”
“Dopamine High” is part of Ms. Jäger’s upcoming debut EP release which should be released early next year.
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