Tag: Art Rock

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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IAN SWEET – ‘Crush Crusher’ (album review)

IAN SWEET – ‘Crush Crusher’ (album review)

 Two years ago when IAN SWEET released their debut album, Shapeshifter, the band effortlessly moved from edgy rockers to lo-fi, blissful tunes. It showcased the then trio’s refusal to be pigeonholed into a specific genre, yet at the same time it revealed their continuing journey to define themselves. Since its release, IAN SWEET has once again become the solo […]

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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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Art d’Ecco – ‘Trespasser’ (album review)

Art d’Ecco – ‘Trespasser’ (album review)

 Back in the ’70s and ’80s, children would create a time capsule and bury it in their background. In this tin box, they would add their favorite toy, maybe an award they won, a letter they’ve written to their older self, and a mix tape. Names like Talking Heads, David Bowie, Thompson Twins, Human League, Bananarama, Pat Benatar, New […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 1

We’re starting the week off with a doubleheader, and The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 1 kicks things off with some blustery tunes. There are hip-shakers, dazzlers, and plenty of “Wow!” moments. Speaking of which, the first song will leave you wondering what you just heard. Don’t forget to visit Part 2 of The Matinee and hear six additional […]

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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 11th

The Matinee ’18 October 11th

The Matinee ’18 October 11th is bookend by two dizzying songs that prepare you for the arrival of Friday. Between them are some outrageous numbers, powerful ballads, and theatrical affairs. Without further ado, let’s get started with two songs that belong in any post-summer playlist. Anemone – “Sunshine (Back To The Start)” (Montréal, Canada)  RIYL: Melody’s Echo Chamber, The […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 27th

The Matinee ’18 September 27th

The Matinee ’18 September 27th edition floats to the heavens with some lush dream-pop and obliterates ear drums with seismic rockers. There are some thing in-between, of course, including two art-rock masterpieces, a jack-of-all-trades band, and three of the finest singer-songwriters around today. We get things started with one of Australia’s greatest geniuses.   Methyl Ethel – “Scream Whole” (Perth, […]

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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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Astronauts, etc. – ‘Living in Symbol’ (album review)

Astronauts, etc. – ‘Living in Symbol’ (album review)

Living In Symbol by Astronauts, etc. More than six years ago, Anthony Ferraro, under the name Astronauts, etc., casually and with little fanfare released “Mystery Colors”, which became one of 2012’s surprise hit. He followed that up with a few more singles, including one of the decade’s most outstanding tracks, “Coldboy”. For the long-time keyboardist of Toro y Moi, whose […]

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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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The Matinee ’18 May 2nd

The Matinee ’18 May 2nd

We had to switch up our schedule this week, so today you’ll find The Matinee ’18 May 2nd edition. Snappier descriptions today, which on hump day is ideal. Buck Meek – “Maybe” (Brooklyn via Driftwood, TX, USA) RIYL: Cass McCombs, Twain, subdued Unknown Mortal Orchestra Getting out from under your popular band’s huge shadow is always difficult, but Big Thief […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 1st

The Matinee ’18 May 1st

The Matinee ’18 May 1st kicks off the month with songs from artists based in nine countries. There are cinematic adventures, personal love stories, and brooding throbbers to get you through the day. Let’s get started with a young woman who should be on everyone’s watch list. Coco Reilly – “Define You” (Nashville & New York City, USA) RIYL: Hope […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 2nd

The Matinee ’18 April 2nd

The Matinee ’18 April 2nd includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have an eclectic bunch to get your Monday started, after a possible three day weekend. We have artists representing Australia, Canada, the US and the UK today. Bravestation – “Deeper Than Oceans” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Al Green, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye Toronto based Bravestation are back […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 27th

The Matinee ’18 March 27th

Rocking tracks, shimmering electronic / electro-pop numbers, two young English singer-songwriters to watch, and one of the most devastatingly beautiful songs of the year are featured on The Matinee ’18 March 27th edition. Several countries are yet again represented, once again demonstrating that music is one of the few things that unites us. Blush Response – “Cruel” (Adelaide, Australia) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 6th

The Matinee ’18 March 6th

From groovy pop-rock numbers, raucous indie-rock and alternative anthems, stunning dream-pop, foreboding post-punk and indietronica, and creative art-rock, The Matinee ’18 March 6th feels more like autumn than spring. Nonetheless, the music is, as always, terrific.   Hinds – “The Club” (Madrid, Spain) RIYL: Wolf Alice, Honeyblood, Divinyls One could make a strong argument that Hinds are largely responsible for […]

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Loma

Loma – “Loma” (album review)

 After Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record opened for Shearwater on their 2016 tour, front man Jonathan Meiburg approached them with the idea of working together. Meiburg had spent the whole tour listening to Cross Record’s opening sets, which is something he hadn’t done with previous opening bands. Entranced by Cross and Duszynski’s songs, he knew they […]

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Saturday Sampler February 17th

Saturday Sampler February 17th

Saturday Sampler February 17th features songs that will get you up and moving and take you away to another dimension. There rockers, pop-rock anthems, political statements, and some good old-fashion dreamgaze. In other words, this mini-playlist is the perfect way to spend the weekend. Belako – “Maskenfreiheit” (Mungia, Spain) RIYL: Bosnian Rainbows, Bikini Kills, Crystal Fighters We may have found […]

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