Tag: Alt-Folk

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 October 30th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 30th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 30th – Part 2 features spine-tingling, dreamy, and emotional numbers. Settle in, wrap yourself in a blanket, and be swept away by these six fabulous songs. After hearing these songs, visit Part 1 to listen to six more tunes. Loyal Lobos – “Wrong” (Los Angeles, USA via Bogotá, Colombia) RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Rosie Carney, Stella Donnelly […]

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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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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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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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The Matinee ’18 October 2nd

The Matinee ’18 October 2nd

The Matinee ’18 October 2nd crosses Europe and the US for nine songs to brighten up your Tuesday. The days may be getting darker, but these songs will help brighten your day (well, a couple will make it gloomier, but in a delightful way!). Beverly Kills – “Melodrama” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: The Raveonettes, Alvvays, Agent Blå It was only six […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 14th

The Matinee ’18 June 14th

The Matinee ’18 June 14th edition is full of mystery, surprises, and sweet grooves. Sounds like the ideal little summer playlist in our humble opinion. Big Data – “See Through” (feat. L1ZY) (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: The 2 Bears, More Giraffes, Caribou Alan Wilkis has quickly established a name for himself under the moniker Big Data, as he isn’t just creating […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 8th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 8th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 8th – ROW Edition features artists from the US, Canada, and New Zealand. There’s quite a bit of variety with this six-pack of songs. We kick things off with a masterpiece from one of the great artists of our time. To hear the European version of The Matinee, click here.   Childish Gambino – “This Is […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 24th

The Matinee ’18 April 24th

The Matinee ’18 April 24th edition features everything from the bone-chilling to the experimental to the exhilarating to the breathtaking. Each of them has a bit of cinema, so be prepared to lose yourself in each of the nine songs. The Bones of J.R. Jones – “Know My Name” (New York City, USA)  RIYL: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – SYML

SXSW 2018 Memories – SYML

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from SYML. The project of Seattle-based Brian Fennell, SYML, which means “simple” in […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 6th

The Matinee ’18 April 6th

With Easter now passed and spring technically here, the movie industry heads into its busiest season. There has already been one massive blockbuster (Black Panther), and at the end of this month The Avengers: Infinity War will be released. So in honor of the annual tradition where we spend our hard-working dollars to be entertained for a couple of hours while devouring […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 3rd

The Matinee ’18 April 3rd

The Matinee ’18 April 3rd is filled with fabulous storytellers and superb musicians. The nine songs will either crush your souls, make you laugh, entice you to take a long drive, or daydream about better days to come. Arctic Lake – “What You May Find” (London, England) RIYL: London Grammar, Portishead, Dahlia Sleeps Since debuting three years ago with the […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 20th

The Matinee ’18 March 20th

Singer-songwriters galore occupy The Matinee ’18 March 20th edition. There are some bands in the playlist, but the majority are young women and men carving out their own niches with fabulous stories to share. This isn’t to say the music is languid or laid back, as there are some rip-roaring hip shakers and more melodic shimmying-quality tunes below. bed. – […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 1st

The Matinee ’18 March 1st

Two notable characteristics apply to the The Matinee ’18 March 1st edition. First, it is filled with artists and bands who remain under the radar, but they won’t be long. Second, Canadian artists feature prominently on the mini-playlist with five of the nine songs coming from the Great White North. The Matinee commences with a young singer-songwriter with a gift […]

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Cecilia Ebba – “Just Fantasy” (single premiere)

Cecilia Ebba – “Just Fantasy” (single premiere)

Does Cecilia Ebba create the most beautiful songs in the world? Spotify seems to think so, as they have included her work on the playlist of that name. Her new single, “Just Fantasy”, lives up to the reputation of its predecessors and we’re absolutely delighted to be premiering it here today. Swedish-born and London-based, Ebba’s music reveals her complicated love-hate […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 29th

The Matinee ’18 January 29th

The Matinee ’18 January 29th includes 6 new tracks that will get you moving. We have a nice mix of dream pop, synth pop, electro soul, as well and indie rock. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. We have artists representing Finland, US, Paris, Canada and the UK today.   Art of Shades – “Undone” (feat. […]

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Saturday Sampler January 27th

Saturday Sampler January 27th

The retro vibes are strong for your weekend playlist: the nine songs on the Saturday Sampler January 27th edition offer a kaleidoscopic range of sonic hues, from indie pop to psych rock and glam punk. Hopefully you will find a new favorite artist in this mix. Happy weekend!   The Aces – “Fake Nice” (Orem, UT, USA) RIYL: Hinds, Pale […]

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Saturday Sampler January 20th

Saturday Sampler January 20th

The Saturday Sampler January 20th edition brings you nine brilliant new songs from across the globe. Featuring artists from Austria, England, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S., today’s playlist offers a variety of genres to please every musical palette. We kick things off with a stunning Scandinavian artist.   Big Fox – “The Fight” (Malmö, Sweden) RIYL: Lisa Hannigan, Joan As […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 19th

The Matinee ’18 January 19th

The Matinee ’18 January 19th includes 9 awesome new tracks to get your weekend kicked off right. We have a nice mix of songs to fill anyone’s specific musical palate. Artists are representing Canada, France, the UK, the US, and Japan. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course our Mega Playlist on Sunday. The […]

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Typhoon – ‘Offerings’ (album review)

Typhoon – ‘Offerings’ (album review)

Typhoon’s excellent 2013 record White Lighter was a mostly folk affair. There were hints here and there of a breakout from that classification, but on their latest record, Offerings, the Portland, Oregon-based band shed all attempts at being pigeon-holed. The result is a truly epic record that is full of quiet, intimate moments as well as loud, triumphant ones. And […]

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