Tag: Art is Hard Records

The Matinee ’18 May 22nd

The Matinee ’18 May 22nd

From stunning numbers that will leave you vulnerable to rambunctious numbers that will leave you celebrating who you are, The Matinee ’18 May 22nd is filled with nine great songs. The mini-playlist kicks off with some haze from one of the coolest, little bands in the world. Baywaves – “I’m Tryna” (Madrid, Spain) RIYL: Tame Impala, Masasolo, Pond The Spanish […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Baywaves

SXSW 2018 Memories – Baywaves

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 Baywaves. The Madrid-based quartet are Spain’s answer to Tame Impala and Beach […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 9th

The Matinee ’18 March 9th

While Fridays are often filled with upbeat and energizing songs, The Matinee ’18 March 9th edition features more tunes that are of the breathtaking and stunning variety. There are still some rock anthems, but this mini-playlist is meant for a quiet evening with that special someone.   Wet – “There’s a Reason” (Brooklyn, USA)  RIYL: Rhye, Men I Trust, […]

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Saturday Sampler February 3rd

Saturday Sampler February 3rd

The Saturday Sampler February 3rd edition has it all: indie pop, cinematic art rock, mellow folk, psychedelic dreamgaze, and vintage-sounding grunge. Brace yourself for nine rounds of fierce music punches, starting with an indie music legend.   Thurston Moore – “Mx Liberty” (London, England) RIYL: Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth When life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come under threat […]

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Saturday Sampler October 7th

Saturday Sampler October 7th

The Saturday Sampler October 7th edition includes nine pulse-quickening singles from various genres, from Americana to indie rock, pop, and soul. Featured artists hail from Canada, England, Scotland, and the USA. We kick off this weekend playlist with some vivacious UK indie punk.   Adults – “MSN” (London via Brighton, England) RIYL: Dinosaur, Jr., Parquet Courts, Diet Cig, Fidlar We […]

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The Matinee August 15th

The Matinee August 15th

The Matinee August 15th will hopefully get you focused on the tasks at hand. Who are we kidding. The ten songs will have you contemplating the events of the world, reflect on your past, and mostly entertain you. As you listen to each song, hopefully you’ll fall head over heels for the artists and bands like we have. We kick […]

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Saturday Sampler April 22nd

Saturday Sampler April 22nd

The Saturday Sampler April 22nd edition falls on Record Store Day! Today’s playlist features artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Norway, and the US. You might not find all nine of these singles in stock at your local record store, but you can listen while you’re standing in line or shopping. So whether you prefer to enjoy music on vinyl, digital, cassette, or live, […]

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Saturday Sampler December 17th

Saturday Sampler December 17th

Are you ready to shake up your weekend? The Saturday Sampler December 17th edition offers eight sparkling gems guaranteed to move you. The singles are the work of artists from England, Italy, Sweden, and the USA. With the holidays fast approaching, this mini playlist is our gift to you. Cheers!   Active Bird Community – “Dead Legs” (New York City, […]

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Saturday Sampler December 10th

Saturday Sampler December 10th

We’ve truly gone global for the Saturday Sampler December 10th new music edition. Nine songs from nine countries are featured today. From stirring, introspective numbers to shoegaze-y goodness, there’s something for pretty much everyone.   Aly Tadros – “Your Escape” (Brooklyn via Laredo, TX, USA) RIYL: Fiona Apple, Norah Jones It’s one thing to have lyrics like “I’ve got the red dress / […]

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The Matinee May 31st

The Matinee May 31st

The Matinee May 31st is another extended one, featuring 9 new songs because two of them are inseparable. From New Zealand to Denmark, Australia to France, England to the USA, we have some pretty great new songs to start your day.   Captain Casanova – “Futures” (Aarhus, Denmark) RIYL: Nirvana, Dinosaur, Jr., Pavement Anyone looking for the next great alt-rock […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 16

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 16

Welcome to another week of new music cocktails – i.e., the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 16! Today we’re serving up a mixture of several genres, from good ol’ American indie garage rock, dreamy psych-pop and folksy Americana to British soul-folk and alt-pop plus some Swedish experimental psych rock, just to balance things out. Let’s get started with a bit of […]

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The Matinee October 6

The Matinee October 6

The Matinee October 6 edition is a little bit of old and new. In terms of the former, there are new singles from artists whom we’ve previously featured. In terms of the latter, we have the debut singles by two artists and these tracks are press off the press as of today. The other two singles are new songs by […]

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The Matinee September 15

The Matinee September 15

It’s time for The Matinee September 15 edition. Six new tracks representing six countries and just as many genres. Happy Tuesday everyone!   Lee la Loa (Poland) – “Whispers” Back in February, we featured a hidden gem from Wroclaw, Poland called Lee la Loa. The project of Paulina (I don’t know her last name) and supported by four talented musicians, […]

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