Category: Music

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st

From Greece to Alaska, the Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st edition is a whirlwind indie journey. Sample lush indie dream pop, soulful tunes, dark mellow rock and more from these six emerging bands. Piroshka – “Everlastingly Yours” (London, England) RIYL: Belle and Sebastian, Cocteau Twins, Lush Amidst all these recent ‘90s band reunions and supergroup formations comes an unexpected gift: […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 1

It’s doubleheader Tuesday, and The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 1 leans a bit more towards the indietronica side of things with a couple of indie rock tunes mixed in. The six songs on this mini-playlist feature a few familiar names and people you have heard before but possibly not quite like this. After hearing Part 1, head over […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 2

Just like Part 1 (click here), The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 2 spans the globe for new music. Many of the songs are politically or socially charged numbers, although you might need to listen closely to hear the message. Despite just six songs on this mini-playlist, the variety is vast. Pastis – “Valour Valour” (Helsinki, Finland) RIYL: Elton […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 19th

The Matinee ’18 November 19th

The Matinee ’18 November 19th includes 6 eclectic tracks to kick off your hopefully holiday filled week for those of you that are state side. We have a mix of indie pop/rock as well as a little singer-songwriter fare. We have artists representing the Canada, The US and the UK today. Aviator Stash – “Shot Song” (San Diego, USA) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 16th

The Matinee ’18 November 16th

Your weekend soundtrack offers nine new music gems to discover. The Matinee ’18 November 16th edition features brooding indie rock, ethereal electro-pop, and an ambient-pop tune to remember. Grab your headphones and dive into these tunes from artists in Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and the USA.   Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Lux Prima” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Karen O, […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 15th

The Matinee ’18 November 15th

The Matinee ’18 November 15th features some mystical and mysterious numbers as well as rockers and hip-shaking pop tunes. We kick things off with the surprise return of one of indie-pop’s most underrated duos. Army Navy – “Her Makeup” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Peter Bjorn and John, Teenage Fanclub, Shout Out Louds At the height of the indie revival in […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 November 14th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 14th

The Melodic Tonic November 14th is an all-American affair. These six new music cocktails are slow-sipping delights from established names and newcomers alike. Let’s get started with an indie veteran who also released his memoir this week. Jeff Tweedy – “Let’s Go Rain” (Chicago, USA)  RIYL: Wilco, Woody Guthrie There’s quite a menagerie at play on the new Jeff Tweedy […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 1

It’s Tuesday, which means another doubleheader of new music. The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 1 features some blissful and ethereal tunes and some soul-shaking rockers. There’s something for everyone on this mini-playlist. After spinning these seven songs, check out Part 2 over here. angelic milk – “Celebrate” (St. Petersburg, Russia) RIYL: The Raveonettes, Wolf Alice, Black Honey Last […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 2

On the other half of our doubleheader, The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 2 traverses many dimensions. There are cosmic tunes, a wall-shaker, and a song that is perfect for a wedding. Then there are a few tunes that belong on a film soundtrack plus another that features one of the best voices in the business. If you haven’t […]

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Native Sun – ‘Always Different, Always the Same’ (EP review)

Native Sun – ‘Always Different, Always the Same’ (EP review)

If more bands made unrelenting rock ‘n roll like New York City’s Native Sun, no one would be mentioning the genre as one being on its last legs. The quartet of Dany Gomez (vocals/guitar), Jake Pflum (lead guitar), Alexis Castro (drums), and Mo Martinez (bass) are throwbacks, as their music features one hyper-drive guitar riff and explosive rhythm after another. […]

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Linn Koch-Emmery – ‘Waves’ (EP review)

Linn Koch-Emmery – ‘Waves’ (EP review)

Twelve years ago, Linn Koch-Emmery brought her first electric guitar and with it came visions of sharing her music with the rest of the world. Throughout high school and into her twenties, she played in a host of bands, but she found her voice and sound in 2016 when she went solo. Her debut single, “Come Back”, opened eyes while […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 12th

The Matinee ’18 November 12th

The Matinee ’18 November 12th includes 6 new tracks to kick off your week. We have a nice mix of punk inspired rock as well as exciting synthpop as well. We hope you discover your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Canada, The US and the UK today. 36? – “so what?” (Calgary, Canada) RIYL: Animal Collective, […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 9th

The Matinee ’18 November 9th

Like yesterday, The Matinee ’18 November 9th edition has a strong overseas presence with more than half the songs coming from Australian artists and bands. This is just evidence of how the music scene Down Under is flourishing. The mini-playlist also includes a duo of young teenagers, a super-duo, one of the UK’s best young bands, and one of the […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 8th

The Matinee ’18 November 8th

After Hollie focused on North American artists, The Matinee ’18 November 8th edition heads overseas. There is a sizable Commonwealth presence, but in the middle of the mini-playlist is one of electronica’s great and underappreciated duos. Evi Vine – “Sabbath” (London, England) RIYL: Emma Ruth Rundle, Chelsea Wolfe, A Place To Bury Strangers “Her vocals break your heart into a […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 November 7th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 7th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 7th is a tight five tunes to help you get over hump day. Some are extremely chill while others will leave you dazzled. Andrew Bird – “Bloodless” (Chicago, USA) RIYL: Jim James, Kishi Bashi, The Tallest Man on Earth You may not think of Andrew Bird as a protest artist. After all, violins and whistles are rarely […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 1

With so much great new music, we’re firing out another doubleheader. The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 1 has some intimate and sultry tunes, breathtaking numbers, and a handful of tunes that will get you up off your seat. Afterwards, spin Part 2 of The Matinee over here, and listen to another eight terrific tracks. Charlene Soraia – “Now […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 2 features eight more songs, ranging from tunes that are retro inspired and others that are pushing the envelope. As such, some of these songs will take you back to summer and a few will transport you to the future. If you missed Part 1, click here to listen to more great new […]

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IAN SWEET – ‘Crush Crusher’ (album review)

IAN SWEET – ‘Crush Crusher’ (album review)

 Two years ago when IAN SWEET released their debut album, Shapeshifter, the band effortlessly moved from edgy rockers to lo-fi, blissful tunes. It showcased the then trio’s refusal to be pigeonholed into a specific genre, yet at the same time it revealed their continuing journey to define themselves. Since its release, IAN SWEET has once again become the solo […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 5th

The Matinee ’18 November 5th

The Matinee ’18 November 5th includes an eclectic group of songs to hopefully get your week started off right. We have a mix of blues rock, synth pop, psych rock and indie rock. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists today are representing the US and the UK today. Doyle Bramhall II – “Everything You Need” […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 2nd

The Matinee ’18 November 2nd

The Matinee ’18 November 2nd features everything from the classic to the contemporary, from the familiar to the inventive. The mini-playlist gets kicked off with a rising pop star. Amanda Tenfjord – “Let Me Think” (Trondheim, Norway) RIYL: Adele, Dagny, Sigrid, Lorde Earlier this year we discovered a future pop star in the making. It only took a few seconds […]

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