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For Esmé – “Sugar”

For Esmé – “Sugar”

For nearly the past year, For Esmé has been teasing listeners by releasing new songs and remixes every few months. It started with “Just Yet”, a lush and gorgeous synth-pop song. It reminded us of the soaring and emotive responses a song could elicit in a person. While the song pulses with a slight electronic beat, the band adopted a […]

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For Esmé, Toronto – “You”

For Esmé, Toronto – “You”

  A band that we’ve become slightly infatuated with is Toronto’s For Esmé. The trio of Martha Meredith (vocal, drum machine, synth), Dave Thiel (bass, electronic soundscapes), and Nathan Crook (guitar, vox) have a great knack for creating expansive and mesmerizing music, as evidenced by their initial single “Just Yet”. The band has returned with another brilliant song, “You”, which […]

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For Esmé – “Just Yet”

For Esmé – “Just Yet”

“Just Yet” is the hypnotic, synth-pop song from Toronto’s For Esmé. The song blends the infectious quality that drew people to Alvvays while mixing in the ethereal beauty of synth-pop artists like GEMS, Coves, and Lowell. With such a gorgeous single, we can’t wait to hear what’s next from the trio. For Esmé are  Martha Meredith, Dave Thiel, and Nathan Crook. “Just […]

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The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 1 has some powerful tunes, clever takes on the world that is, and a sultry affair. It’s, in our humble opinions, the ideal mini-playlist for these wintry days. After you’re finished here, check out Part 2 of The Matinee. Deerhunter– “Element” (Atlanta, USA)  RIYL: Ezra Furman, The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band Most […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 25th

The Matinee ’18 October 25th

Another nine songs occupy The Matinee ’18 October 25th edition. The descriptions are leaner again today, but this just gives you more time to enjoy the great music. Aadae – “Carousel Horses” (London, England via Nigeria) RIYL: Erykah Badu, Sade, Tash Sultana More than a year-and-a-half ago, Nigerian-born, London-based singer-songwriter Aadae left us mesmerized with her debut single, “River of […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.39

Weekend Showcase 4.39

The Weekend Showcase 4.39 edition is another stupendous affair that celebrates the best new indie music from around the globe. Forty-two songs are featured this week with artists and bands representing 14 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 5th

The Matinee ’18 October 5th

We don’t normally comment on the artwork, but the nine songs on The Matinee ’18 October 5th edition features plenty of awesome images. Musically, all the tracks are, as we always do on Fridays, uplifting, get-up-on-your-feet rockers, bangers, and anthemic affairs. We hope the mini-playlist will be the perfect way to start the weekend (or to survive one last work […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.18

Weekend Showcase 4.18

Another week has passed, and another day to review the best new music. The Weekend Showcase 4.18 edition features 45 unforgettable songs. There are a few familiar names and plenty of artists and bands who deserve your attention. They come from 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th covers a lot of ground geographically and musically. You’ll be fist-pumping, dancing, or sitting back to absorb the tremendous songwriting. The mini-playlist commences with one of our long-time favorites.   THYLA – “Blame” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Estrons, Paramore, Wolf Alice Three years into their careers, Thyla are gradually moving up the popularity charts, but swimming […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.08

Weekend Showcase 4.08

Like the start of March, Weekend Showcase 4.08 edition roars like a lion. OK, that was pretty bad, but the 57 songs are fantastic. The artists and bands represent 18 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 27th

The Matinee ’18 February 27th

The usual perfect nine new music singles are featured on The Matinee ’18 February 27th. We go global with some dramatic singles, some really wacky tunes, and, of course, shoegaze! Baiba Dekena – “You Don’t Know Me” (Innsbruck, Austria via Liepāja, Latvia)  RIYL: Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Daughter Nearly nine months have passed since we were first […]

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The Matinee August 5th

The Matinee August 5th

The Matinee August 5th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure on this fine Friday. We have singer-songwriter fare, dreamy indie pop, feel good indie rock, and awesome synth pop. Artists are representing the US and the UK today. Don’t forget to check back for more tracks tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course our mega mega playlist […]

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SXSW Picks – 3/19

SXSW Picks – 3/19

Today we have Saturday band picks for SXSW. We hope the weather stays nice today and we have no more cancellations from bad weather like we did last night. So far it looks like no rain, but it’s definitely windy and calls for a jacket. We haven’t seen high in the 60s here in a month or so. Let’s get […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Weekend Showcase September 26th Edition

Weekend Showcase September 26th Edition

It’s the first weekend of autumn and the Weekend Showcase September 26th Edition reflects the change of the seasons. The Showcase is more dramatic and, at multiple points, cinematic. There is, however, no shortage of upbeat tracks that will get you moving. We hope you enjoy these 29 singles from these outstanding artists. If this is your first time visiting […]

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The Matinee September 24

The Matinee September 24

With summer behind us, it’s time for the sounds of autumn to take shape. Six more new singles spin on The Matinee September 24 edition. Rebecca Everett (Canada) – “Sting of a Kiss” There are several reasons why one should visit Toronto, Ontario – great restaurants, the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, and a terrific music scene. And no, […]

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The Matinee September 22

The Matinee September 22

The Matinee September 22 edition has six tunes as always. They range from the melodic to the cinematic, but they are all tantalizing. Let’s get it started.     Unloved (USA) – “Guilty of Love” We kick things off with the debut single by Los Angeles-based trio, Unloved. Echoing of the dreamy and cinematic songs of the ’60s, “Guilty of Love” […]

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Weekend Showcase – May 15th Edition

Weekend Showcase – May 15th Edition

The weekend is here, so let the music play! Twenty tracks this week with artists from Sweden, The Netherlands, Denmark, the UK (of course), Israel, the US, and Canada. If this is your first time checking out the playlist, below are some quick points to consider. If you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken […]

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Weekend Showcase: March 13th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: March 13th Playlist

Another week goes by and more great music to share. This week’s playlist has 20 singles from different places, although coincidentally it’s heavy on UK and Toronto bands. If you like what you hear, click on the song title, as there may be additional tracks. If you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken to their […]

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Babbling April – “Sunny Day Records”

Babbling April – “Sunny Day Records”

“Sunny Day Records” is from the self-titled, debut EP by Babbling April. The track starts off with some edgy guitar work before settling into a summery, Yo La Tengo, indie-pop feel. The single might make you long for warm spring days (it does for us). The rest of the EP traverses the indie landscape with loads of shoegaze and dreamy notes. […]

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