Category: Music

Black Honey – ‘Black Honey’ (album review)

Black Honey – ‘Black Honey’ (album review)

Always busy and rarely settling down, Black Honey have taken an incremental approach to build their portfolio and, thus, their popularity. Instead of releasing full-length albums, they’ve given music fans bite-size morsels in the form of numerous singles and a handful of singles (and it’s approach replicated by other bands like YONAKA). Consequently, the Brighton-based quartet have enough material to […]

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Sleep Party People – ‘Lingering Pt. II’ (album review)

Sleep Party People – ‘Lingering Pt. II’ (album review)

Lingering Pt. II by Sleep Party People Fifteen months ago, Brian Batz – the multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and songwriter behind Sleep Party People – took us through the rabbit hole and into a world of unearthly psychedelic dream-pop with Lingering. The album, which was one of the year’s most outstanding records, was an extraordinary experience into the cosmos and a journey […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 24th

The Matinee ’18 September 24th

The Matinee ’18 September 24th includes an eclectic mix to keep you going this lovely Monday Morning. We have a mix of different tracks to kick your week off right. Artists today are representing Canada, Denmark, the UK and The US today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. The Dig – “Don’t Stop Running” (Los […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 21st

The Matinee ’18 September 21st

The Matinee ’18 September 21st edition features feelgood music. Well, sonically, each of the nine songs will either get the blood flowing or put a smile on your face. Some of the tunes, though, have personal and powerful messages, so pay attention to what they have to say. There are a mix of newcomers to the daily mini-playlist and a […]

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Guerilla Toss – ‘Twisted Crystal’ (album review)

Guerilla Toss – ‘Twisted Crystal’ (album review)

Twisted Crystal by Guerilla Toss Since their formation in 2010, Guerilla Toss have always been unconventional and never boring. Their forays into dance-punk even defied categorization since the quintet would unveil a surprising guitar riff or punch a wicked dance beat like an unexpected Mike Tyson uppercut. If their previous five albums didn’t push the experimental boundaries enough for some, […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 20th

The Matinee ’18 September 20th

The Matinee ’18 September 20th edition demonstrates that women are the present and future of music. Each of the nine songs are by a woman singer-songwriter or a female-fronted band. Each offers something different, ranging from indie rock to power-pop to disco-pop to shoegaze to downtempo to grunge. Bec Sandridge – “Animal” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: La Roux, Dead or Alive, […]

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WILDWOOD – “Hourglass” (single premiere)

WILDWOOD – “Hourglass” (single premiere)

Singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist WILDWOOD is releasing her fourth single, “Hourglass”, and we have the pleasure of the premiere. On her newest release, she plays all the instruments, including violin, viola, and piano. Her multi-instrumental abilities should not be of a surprise to anyone who has followed her career, as she comes from a long line of musicians. Actually, she comes […]

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Slothrust – ‘The Pact’ (album review)

Slothrust – ‘The Pact’ (album review)

Over three records, Slothrust have created a sound that is undeniably powerful. From front woman Leah Wellbaum’s witty, relatable lyrics that dabble in the surreal to her killer guitar licks to the most solid rhythm section in music – drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann – Slothrust are an absolute force of nature. Since their 2016 record, Everyone Else, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th edition serves up sonic warmth on this last Wednesday of the summer. Bask in these sunny tunes courtesy of artists in Australia, Canada, England (via Northern Ireland), and the US. We start with a surprise group that exists as a tribute of sorts.   Goshen Electric Co. – “The Gray Tower” (Goshen, Indiana USA) […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 18th – Europe

The Matinee ’18 September 18th – Europe

With so much great music, we’re offering another two-part series. The Matinee ’18 September 18th – Europe Edition kicks things off with seven stellar songs. Each artist / band represents a different country. To hear the USA edition, click here. AKINE – “Money In Your Mouth” (Kyiv, Ukraine) RIYL: Lorde, So Below, Mallrat Ukranian singer-songwriter and alt-pop artist AKINE isn’t even […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA

The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA

The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA edition includes songs from artists residing across the country. For instance, one artist is Swedish, but she now calls California home. There is a bit of everything, including one of the most beautiful songs of the year. To hear the seven songs on the Europe edition, click here. Big Bliss – “Constants” (Brooklyn, […]

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Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘On Dark Horses’ (album review)

Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘On Dark Horses’ (album review)

Emma Ruth Rundle‘s last album, Marked for Death, was a sonic and emotional catharsis that continues to tremble walls and souls. It is Rundle’s masterpiece and one of the great records of not just 2016 but this decade. Trying to follow up a generational LP is a challenging endeavor that many before have fallen short, but Rundle, with the assistance […]

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The Holydrug Couple – ‘Hyper Super Mega’ (album review)

The Holydrug Couple – ‘Hyper Super Mega’ (album review)

Hyper Super Mega by The Holydrug Couple A decade since their formation, The Holydrug Couple continue to push psychedelic-pop to the extremes. Ives Sepúlveda Minho and Manuel Parra’s first two albums, Awe and Noctuary, were laid-back, summertime efforts. Meanwhile, Soundtrack for Pantanal was cosmic in its scope, and it displayed the Santiago-based duo’s ability to make the hazy dazzling. For their […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 17th

The Matinee ’18 September 17th

The Matinee ’18 September 17th includes 6 new tracks to keep you moving this week. Some tracks are great indie rock, while we have a few singer-songwriters totally worth sharing. Artists today are representing the Canada, the US, and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Boy Bjorn – “Now I’m Running” (Nashville, […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 14th

The Matinee ’18 September 14th

The Matinee ’18 September 14th edition is a rambunctious affair with most of the songs turning back the clocks. Many of them take us to the eras and genres that our parents and grandparents spun in their youth. For some of us here, these times were also when we were teenagers. So whether you’re 18 or 80, we think you’ll […]

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Ava Luna – ‘Moon 2’ (album review)

Ava Luna – ‘Moon 2’ (album review)

Last year, avant-pop outfit Ava Luna made our list of Most Anticipated Albums of 2018. With their back catalog of diverse tracks across multiple LPs, the Brooklyn-based quintet were poised to create something great and boundary pushing. Their latest record, Moon 2, exceeds expectations, and it is one of the year’s most unique and captivating records. Moon 2 starts out with […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 13th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 13th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 13th – North American Edition features artists and bands who are originally from or now call Canada and the USA home. All six are alumni to The Matinee, so their names should not be surprises. If they are new to you, then we highly recommend following them because you’ll see them in the future. The second […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 13th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 13th – ROW Edition

We have another two-parter for you today. First up is The Matinee ’18 September 13th – ROW Edition, or Rest of the World. The six songs in this mini-playlist are immensely creative and riveting, and some could be up for song of the year. As usual, several countries are represented, and we do realize one group features members from Mexico. […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th

This week’s Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th edition has lots of soul. That’s because of our first song. The rest of today’s mini playlist is a mix of indie bedroom pop, indie rock, and indie alt-country. So crank these tunes and give your mid-week slump the swift kick it deserves! Let’s get right to it with an instant classic from an […]

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Spiritualized – ‘And Nothing Hurt’ (album review)

Spiritualized – ‘And Nothing Hurt’ (album review)

 Thirty-six years ago, Jason Pierce co-launched Spacemen 3, introducing the world to his and Peter Kember’s cosmic vision of neo-psychedelia and psych-rock. Since that time, he’s been known as J. Spaceman, which he took to a different orbit in 1990 with Spiritualized. Seven largely imaginative albums followed, ranging from the space rock of Lazer Guided Melodies to the more […]

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