Tag: alt-pop

Twist Helix – “Graphite” (single premiere)

Twist Helix – “Graphite” (single premiere)

Forty years ago, almost to the day, a young woman made her first mark on the music world and would become a legend that has inspired tens of thousands of artists. On August 18th, 1978, Siouxsie Sioux and The Banshees released their debut single, “Hong Kong Garden”, which rose as high as #7 on the UK Singles Chart. The rest, […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 17th

The Matinee ’18 August 17th

The Matinee ’18 August 17th edition is a blustery affair – for the most part anyway. Raging rockers, hip-shaking pop anthems, and one dazzling ballad fill up the mini-playlist. We begin, though, with the return of one of the great singer-songwriters of the past decade. Kurt Vile – “Loading Zones” (Philadelphia, USA) RIYL: Kurt Vile The biggest surprise yesterday came […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 7th

The Matinee ’18 August 7th

The Matinee ’18 August 7th enchants, dazzles, rocks, and simply awes with nine fantastic tunes. This one is a more global affair than previous efforts, so get ready for a musical ride around the planet. ALCABEAN – “Getaway” (Copenhagen, Denmark) RIYL: The Hunna, SWMRS, The 1975 Just a few months since releasing their excellent new EP, Head Down, Danish firecrackers […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 19th

The Matinee ’18 July 19th

The Matinee ’18 July 19th is another mixed bag of new music from across the globe. Some of the tracks are heavier and darker and others are whimsical and witty. Take a spin of the nine songs below, beginning with booming garage rocker.   The Bullseyes – “Yet There’s You” (Poland) RIYL: The Black Keys, King Khan & BBQ Show, […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 17th

The Matinee ’18 July 17th

The Matinee ’18 July 17th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have six new tracks that span synth pop, indie pop and indie rock. We hope you find your new favorite  song or band on this lovely Tuesday. Artists are representing Canada, The US and The UK today. Cannons – “Nevermind, Never Mine” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 16th – European Edition

The Matinee ’18 July 16th – European Edition

We have two mini-playlists for you since the past few days yielded some incredible new music. The Matinee ’18 July 16th – European Edition has seven songs, and it is listed in reverse alphabetical order. The majority are of the sublime variety, but a couple will get your heart pumping. Head over here to listen to the Americas Edition, which […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 26th

The Matinee ’18 June 26th

Darkness, brightness, and dreaminess overcome The Matinee ’18 June 26th edition. You’ll understand what this means when spinning the mini-playlist, which is book-ended by two of our favorite artists. Emma Ruth Rundle – “Fever Dreams” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: P.J. Harvey, Chelsea Wolfe, Marriages Emma Ruth Rundle, whose was Marked for Death was one of our 50 Favorite Albums of […]

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Kluster – ‘civic’ (album review)

Kluster – ‘civic’ (album review)

Friday, June 15th, 2018, was not a public holiday in Sweden, but there was a massive celebration happening. For indie music fans and followers of the burgeoning Tre Kronor indie scene, two groups of individuals celebrated a shared milestone. Just three days ago, alt-pop outfit Kluster unveiled their debut album, which is Rama Lama Records‘ first full-length release. This union […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 18th

The Matinee ’18 June 18th

The Matinee ’18 June 18th includes 6 new tracks to get your week started off right. We have a nice mix of indie rock and synth pop. Artists are representing Canada, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite artist or song today. Clans – “Trendy (Yes It’s Trendy, Oh It’s Sooo Damn Trendy to […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 5th

The Matinee ’18 June 5th

What do a Swede, an Aussie, three Americans, two Brits, and two Dutch groups have in common? No, this isn’t one of those bar jokes. Instead, they make up The Matinee ’18 June 5th edition. Seven of the songs are ear-worms and two are stunning, emotionally crippling tunes. Together they form one great mini-playlist. We kick things off with a […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 24th

The Matinee ’18 May 24th

Big, bold anthems and bone-chilling ballads fill up The Matinee ’18 May 24th edition. There are a few familiar names (and favorites) plus the usual assortment of hidden gems. This mini-playlist feels like a weekend version, which for some the weekend starts today. CASTLEBEAT – “Town” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Daywave, Fazerdaze, Kane Strang Summer is just around the corner with […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition features a six-pack of incredibly gifted artists and bands who are starting to make big waves. As such, get to know them quickly before they start filling out festival lineups and become international sensations.   Dan Sultan – “Killer” (Feat. Camp Cope) (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Paul Kelly, Dawes, Ryan Adams Dan Sultan […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 14th

The Matinee ’18 May 14th

The Matinee ’18 May 14th includes a smorgasbord of music for your ears today. It also includes a little bit of humor to get us through this upcoming week. To switch things up we’re going in reverse alphabetical order. Artists are representing Australia, Canada and the US today. Wet – “Lately” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: CHVRCHES, Cathedrals, Men I Trust “Lately” […]

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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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Fickle Friends – ‘You Are Someone Else’ (album review)

Fickle Friends – ‘You Are Someone Else’ (album review)

As we enter Spring, we’re almost already overwhelmed by breakout albums from young artists. Perhaps one of the strongest debuts so far comes from the UK’s Fickle Friends. Over the last few years, they’ve given us a bunch of infectious, dance-your-ass-off singles. This March, they released their debut full-length record, You Are Someone Else, which features some of those songs […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition

The second part of our Good Friday twinbill – The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition – has seven songs, and several of them are from some of our all-time favorites. There are upbeat numbers and a few extremely moving and powerful numbers.   Bloodboy – “Is Now a Good Time to Ruin Your Life?” (Los Angeles, USA) […]

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Saturday Sampler March 17th

Saturday Sampler March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Strangely enough, the Saturday Sampler March 17th edition features no Irish music. Instead, these nine singles are the work of talents from England, Netherlands, USA, and Wales. Afterpartees – “Two Kinds of Lovers” (Horst, Netherlands) RIYL: Wilco, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr. Say hello to Afterpartees, a Dutch band we recently discovered even though they have been around since 2011. […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

Plenty of star power is on The Matinee ’18 February 23rd edition, which kicks off with a couple of big time Brooklyn bands and finishes off with a fast-rising singer-songwriter. A few of the artists listed below are also heading to SXSW, so this is as good as a time to start planning who to see.   Parquet Courts – […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 21st

The Matinee ’18 February 21st

This week we’ve changed the schedule a bit, so there won’t be a Melodic Tonic. Instead, The Matinee ’18 February 21st edition is today’s spotlight on new music. Due to the last-minute change, the descriptions are tighter than usual, and we would like to send our apologies to the artists and bands that the shorter pieces. For readers and listeners, […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 19th

The Matinee ’18 February 19th

The Matinee ’18 February 19th is filled with 6 new exciting tunes to get our week started off right. For those of you that might have a holiday today, we hope these get your day away from work on the right track. Artists are representing Australia and The US today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. […]

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