Tag: Alternative Pop

The Matinee June 9th

The Matinee June 9th

The Matinee June 9th has a bit of everything today. It includes new music from a couple of major bands, a super-collective of mega-talented artists, and a few groups and artists still looking to achieve a major breakthrough. There is a heavy electronic bent on this, but not the typical EDM stuff. Sit back and enjoy the music. Black Fly […]

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Saturday Sampler October 29th

Saturday Sampler October 29th

The Saturday Sampler October 29th edition offers a balance of American and European artists whose 10 songs cover a variety of genres. We’ve got indie pop, old-school psychedelic folk and modern folk-rock plus African beats from Belgium and dazzling electronic. Dive into this playlist to discover the hidden gems that await you!   Anna Renee – “Dali” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Skott, […]

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The Well Rested – “Towers” (video premiere)

The Well Rested – “Towers” (video premiere)

We do not generally share much new music on Sundays other than the Weekend Showcase, but today we have a special treat and a song perfect for the day. Introducing alternative-pop quart The Well Rested from London, England. The band actually originally was created in 2011 as the project of singer-songwriter Oliver Ninnis while he was attending at Edinburgh University. […]

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Strange Heights, “Dive Into Fire” (single premiere)

Strange Heights, “Dive Into Fire” (single premiere)

There aren’t many bands whose names mirror their music. Sonic Youth and Lush come immediately to mind. We can now add Strange Heights. It’s not that the Chicago sextet’s music is strange in the bizarre sense. It’s not creepy or eerie. While Strange Heights don’t write music that would be considered formulaic, it is not really experimental. Their music, however, is […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 7

Melodic Tonic, vol. 7

The Melodic Tonic returns to kickstart your Monday! With summer in full swing, this week’s selection includes some fresh sounds for sunny days and some contemplative singer/songwriter fare for the evening hours when you need to unwind.   Mercury Rev – “The Queen of Swans” Fans of American alternative/neo-psych legends Mercury Rev have waited seven long years for a follow-up […]

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Matthew and Me – “Kitsune”

Matthew and Me – “Kitsune”

  Formed in the town of Totnes, which resides in the northwest corner of England, an unexpected gem has been discovered. Matthew and Me are a quintet that make fantastic alternative pop along the lines of Death for Cab. Their recent single even shares a similar title as the Seattle, Washington super-band. “Kitsune”, though, is more akin to the mid-career […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 1

Melodic Tonic, vol. 1

Welcome to the first installment of your weekly Melodic Tonic, a collection of singles served up every Monday like Happy Hour cocktails for your ears. These posts are for those of you whose busy schedules make it hard to consume entire albums. We get it! Full albums require a time commitment, but these audio apéritifs are designed for quick enjoyment. […]

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Le Masque – “Time Goes By”

Le Masque – “Time Goes By”

“Time Goes By” is from Gaetano Serra, a French-Italian composer, producer, and musician who goes by the moniker Le Masque. On his debut EP, Spiral, his songs span from dream-pop to psychedeclic rock to alt-pop. It’s an interesting listen, but this track is stunning dream-pop. You can hear and purchase his EP on Bandcamp. The track is part of our […]

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