Category: The Revue

The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 1

With a doubleheader on tap today, the descriptions are tighter, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 1 edition features thunderous tunes, emotional roller coasters, spine-tingling mysteries, and boisterous anthems. Sit back, put the headphones on, and enjoy these six tremendous songs. Afterwards, discover more great music with Part 2. Benz – “The […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2

If you’re craving more great new music, then The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2 offers six additional tunes. Some tunes are like gentle breezes, and others are like a hurricane or an avalanche. As such, each of the songs will fit whatever mood you’re in, so take a listen and get to know these great artists and bands. […]

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Belle Mare – ‘Liars’ (EP review)

Belle Mare – ‘Liars’ (EP review)

Since Belle Mare‘s birth in 2012, Amelia Bushell (vocals) and Thomas Servidone (guitar) have perfected the art of turning dream-pop into an ethereal experience. Their debut EP, The Boat Of The Fragile Mind, and album, Heaven Forget, were blissful marvels, filled with breathtaking moments. The pair along with Rob Walbourne (drums) and Sam Bartos (bass) extend their boundaries on their equally stunning […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 22nd

The Matinee ’18 October 22nd

The Matinee ’18 October 22nd is ready to get your Monday kicked off right. We have a nice mix of upbeat indie rock, psych rock and a bit of singer/songwriter fare. We hope you find your new favorite single or band today. Artists are representing Canada, the US and the UK today. COIN – “Simple Romance” (Nashville, USA) RIYL: Passion […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.41

Weekend Showcase 4.41

2018 has been filled with incredible music, and this past week has been no different. If you missed it, then review all the great songs on the Weekend Showcase 4.41, which features artists and bands from 15 countries. They include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 19th

The Matinee ’18 October 19th

The Matinee ’18 October 19th edition is truly a global one. The mini-playlist is filled with songs that offer a nod to summer, echo of the past, critique the present, and hint at the arrival of Halloween. Enjoy this treasure trove of new music, providing the perfect treats as the weekend arrives.   Baywaves – “Over Time” (Madrid, Spain) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 18th

The Matinee ’18 October 18th

The Matinee ’18 October 18th is full of cinema, theater, magic, and epics. Let these nine songs take you places that real or imagined.   Behaviorist – “Dirty Pictures” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: San Fermin, Phoria, Rubblebucket The respect and popularity of an artist should never be judged by the number of followers s/he has on social media. Instead, look at […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th

The force is strong on the Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th edition. Today’s playlist includes fierce tunes from equally fierce artists. We have a balance of indie rock and synth/electronica from indie legends and emerging talents in Germany, Sweden, and the USA. Juliana Hatfield – “It’s So Weird” (Boston, USA) RIYL: The Juliana Hatfield Three, Liz Phair, The Breeders, Tegan […]

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Art d’Ecco – ‘Trespasser’ (album review)

Art d’Ecco – ‘Trespasser’ (album review)

 Back in the ’70s and ’80s, children would create a time capsule and bury it in their background. In this tin box, they would add their favorite toy, maybe an award they won, a letter they’ve written to their older self, and a mix tape. Names like Talking Heads, David Bowie, Thompson Twins, Human League, Bananarama, Pat Benatar, New […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 16th

The Matinee ’18 October 16th

The Matinee ’18 October 16th includes 6 new tracks to help get you through the week. For some, winter is here but many of these tracks will have you longing for warmer days. Artists are representing Sweden, The US and the UK today. The Endorphins – “This Is It” (Stockholm, Sweden) RIYL: Brandy, Sabrina Claudio, Tori Kelly The Endorphins are […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 1

We’re starting the week off with a doubleheader, and The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 1 kicks things off with some blustery tunes. There are hip-shakers, dazzlers, and plenty of “Wow!” moments. Speaking of which, the first song will leave you wondering what you just heard. Don’t forget to visit Part 2 of The Matinee and hear six additional […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 2 edition also features a diverse selection of new music. Five of the six artists/bands have been featured before while one newcomer will undoubtedly be a fixture on our daily mini-playlists. Get ready to dance, sing at the top of your lungs, and even cry as you spin these tunes. Afterwards, be sure […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.40

Weekend Showcase 4.40

Another week has passed, which means another great few days of hearing new music. The Weekend Showcase 4.40 edition has 47 of the best songs from the past week or so. As usual, we scour the globe in search of new music, and this week’s mega-playlist contains tracks from 15 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 12th

The Matinee ’18 October 12th

The Matinee ’18 October 12th edition features some sweet tunes and others that make you run. You’ll understand what we mean by the latter as you stream each of the nine songs. Let’s kick things off with one of the world’s most eye-opening young talents. Maggie Rogers – “Light On” (Easton, Maryland, USA) RIYL: Natalie Imbruglia, Marika Hackman, Lucius Is […]

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David Nance Group – ‘Peaced and Slightly Pulverized’ (album review)

David Nance Group – ‘Peaced and Slightly Pulverized’ (album review)

Peaced and Slightly Pulverized by David Nance Despite releasing albums for nearly a decade, the eclectic David Nance remains one of America’s most underrated and unheralded singer-songwriters. He is also one of the country’s most prolific, as he is constantly releasing LPs, EPs, and singles. Eventually, people will recognize the Omaha, Nebraska-based artist’s talents much like the folks at Trouble […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 11th

The Matinee ’18 October 11th

The Matinee ’18 October 11th is bookend by two dizzying songs that prepare you for the arrival of Friday. Between them are some outrageous numbers, powerful ballads, and theatrical affairs. Without further ado, let’s get started with two songs that belong in any post-summer playlist. Anemone – “Sunshine (Back To The Start)” (Montréal, Canada)  RIYL: Melody’s Echo Chamber, The […]

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ACL 2018 Festival Weekend Two: 20 Bands You Need to Know

ACL 2018 Festival Weekend Two: 20 Bands You Need to Know

Weekend Two of The Austin City Limits Festival kicks off on Friday and in case you haven’t planned your schedule yet, we have a list of 20 bands to definitely consider. We all know why we are going because of the headliners (Paul McCartney, Metallica, Justice, Arctic Monkeys to name a few). It’s always fun showing up earlier in the […]

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Molly Burch – ‘First Flower’ (album review)

Molly Burch – ‘First Flower’ (album review)

First Flower by Molly Burch A year ago, Molly Burch released her captivating debut album, Please Be Mine, which showcased Burch’s smokey alto, her vast musical range, and storytelling talents. Twenty months later, the LA-born, Austin-based singer-songwriter returns with a sophomore effort that is equally enchanting, more engaging, and incredibly clever. Whereas her first LP focused on love through nine […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th

Prepare for a whirlwind of feels on the Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th edition. From crunchy indie rock to gripping instrumental film score sounds, these tunes come from artists in Italy, Lebanon, and the US. We start with an energetic offering from an old favorite. Cloud Nothings – “So Right So Clean” (Cleveland, USA) RIYL: Iceage, Eagulls Back in August […]

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Death Valley Girls – ‘Darkness Rains’ (album review)

Death Valley Girls – ‘Darkness Rains’ (album review)

Darkness Rains by Death Valley Girls Two years ago when Glow In The Dark was released, we commented how Death Valley Girls are “living in the wrong era”. Their brand of a rock ‘n roll – or witch rock or a really chilling version of psychedelic rock – would have won them massive battalions of fans in the ’70s and […]

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