Tag: alt-pop

The Matinee ’18 December 7th

The Matinee ’18 December 7th

The Matinee ’18 December 7th edition is a whirlwind global tour of new music. From Australia, England and the Americas to Scandinavia, this playlist sparkles and shines more than your holiday decorations. Beverly Kills – “Dreamless” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Amason, Alvvays, Agent Blå Not long ago we said Beverly Kills could be Sweden’s next great band when they released “Melodrama”. This […]

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The Matinee ’18 December 4th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 December 4th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 December 4th – Part 2 is filled with innovative new music, some of which are really off the wall. There is also some spectacularly cinematic tunes and one summertime bliss. Afterwards, check out Part 1 of Tuesday’s The Matinee, and these songs are available here.   MUNNYCAT – “Check It” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Deerhoof, The Go! […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 29th

The Matinee ’18 November 29th

The Matinee ’18 November 29th edition is filled with mystery, imaginative stories, and big statements. The songs will take you to another planet and through the cosmos, into the confines of the unknown, and within the mind of others. Buckle in because these eight songs offer a whirlwind of emotions. Sharon Van Etten – “Jupiter 4” (Los Angeles via Brooklyn […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 22nd

The Matinee ’18 November 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Like many people in the US today, The Matinee ’18 November 22nd is an extravagant musical feast. However, you won’t find any turkeys on the mini-playlist. Since it is a major holiday and due to yours truly’s own personal travel, the descriptions are extremely short. Actually, each song has been compared to one of the dishes you […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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 September 28th

The Matinee ’18 September 28th

The Matinee ’18 September 28th gets you ready for the weekend with a bevy of new music singles. Some will blow your eardrums out and others will get you moving. A few will take you back to the ’80, and at least one will leave you astonished by its innovation. So kick up your feet, turn up the volume, and […]

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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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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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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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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 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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Rubblebucket – ‘Sun Machine’ (album review)

Rubblebucket – ‘Sun Machine’ (album review)

When Kalmia Traver (vocals/saxophone) and Alex Toth (vocals/trumpet) founded Rubblebucket eleven years ago, they completely re-wrote the music playbook. They did everything from mixing funk, jazz, and pop to putting the marching band on the concert stage. During their time together, they forged life-long relationships with band mates Adam Dotson (trombone/backing vocals/flute/keyboards) and Ian Hersey (guitar/backing vocals) and between themselves. […]

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