Tag: Avers

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 1

Today and for the rest of the week, we will be revealing our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. This is not a “Best of” list since we did not listen to every album released this year (that would be, to quote Vizzini from The Princess Bride, “Inconceivable!”). So who makes our list this year? Are there any returnees from the […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.30

Weekend Showcase 2.30

In our weekly look back at the new music that tickled our fancies, find 48 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.30 edition. The artists are originally from and/or currently based in 12 countries and regions across the globe. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States. The playlist […]

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Avers – “Omega / Whatever”

Avers – “Omega / Whatever”

Rarely do bands employ more than one principal songwriter for various reasons. Chemistry within the band, massaging egos, and coherence across an album are among the most challenging issues. In some cases, the multi-songwriter approach has worked (e.g., Canadian band Sloan), but it usually has resulted in the dissolution of the group (see The Beatles). In the case of Richmond, […]

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The Matinee July 1st

The Matinee July 1st

First, Happy Canada Day! Second, Happy Friday! It’s also the start to a three day weekend for many Americans that will be celebrating 4th of July. We hope you find some new tracks that you fall in love with today. We have a mix of awesome indie rock, exhilarating synth pop and captivating singer songwriter. Today Australia, Norway and the […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.18

Weekend Showcase 2.18

Another busy week has passed us filled with some great new music. If you missed it because you were pre-occupied spinning Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool, the Weekend Showcase 2.18 edition will help you catch up. For us personally, we shared six premieres, five album reviews, one photo essay, a Mundo list of guilty pleasures, and 42 additional singles. The […]

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Saturday Sampler for May 14th

Saturday Sampler for May 14th

I’m running solo on the Saturday Sampler for May 14th, as Hollie is in Atlanta attending the Shaky Knees Music Festival. I’ll do my best to fill the gap and share music that not only is great but memorable, and, therefore, will make you want to follow these upcoming artists. As usual, the ten songs come from across the globe, […]

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Weekend Showcase November 21 Edition

Weekend Showcase November 21 Edition

The Weekend Showcase November 21 Edition features more dazzling new music, tracks you would have heard during this past week. Some of the songs completely overwhelmed us emotionally, especially after the events of the past two weeks – from Paris to Beirut to Baghdad to Yola, Nigeria and elsewhere. Music, though, is one of the great cures as it calms […]

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The Matinee November 18

The Matinee November 18

The Matinee November 18 includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure with a nice showing of indie rock, electro pop along with some psych and beat driven tracks. We have most of the bands from the US today, but also a showing from the UK and Australia. Apollos – “Violet” (Minneapolis, USA) Apollos are a four piece alternative/post rock/ambient […]

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ACL Festival Recap – Day 1

ACL Festival Recap – Day 1

The first day of ACL was amazing even though it was super humid and cloudy, it was a full day of awesome music. All professional looking photos taken in this post are courtesy of Gabe Guevara, there will be a few I took myself as we couldn’t be at two places at the same time. Probably out of all three […]

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ACL Festival 2015 – Bands You Need To Know

ACL Festival 2015 – Bands You Need To Know

Festival band pick lists are never easy. This list could quickly include 50 bands as there are that many great bands that will be playing at ACL this weekend. Since we will be providing a daily schedule starting tomorrow, this post is just a quick highlight of some of the bands you are probably not familiar with that are worth […]

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ACL Festival 2015 Preview: Avers

ACL Festival 2015 Preview: Avers

It’s hard to believe the ACL Festival will be here in less than a month. It seems like we were just recapping some of the artists’ experiences from SXSW. As we gear up and get ready to cover the second weekend of the festival, we reached out to a few of our favorites on the line up. Avers were kind […]

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Weekend Showcase: April 10th Edition

Weekend Showcase: April 10th Edition

The weekly playlist of awesome music from around the globe. Twenty singles as usual. If this is the first time you’re listening to the Weekend Showcase, some things to help you if you like what you hear: If you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken to their Facebook page or website. If you like […]

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Avers – “Vampire”

Avers – “Vampire”

“Vampire” is the rocking, rousing new tune from Virginia group Avers, who include members of Head & The Heart. The six-person collective have wowed us on a few occasions in the past, including sharing with us their favorite memories of SXSW. Following SXSW, several music journalists and blogs were buzzing about them. Check out a couple of other tracks from […]

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Memories of SXSW – Artist Edition (Part I)

Memories of SXSW – Artist Edition (Part I)

While Wendy is recounting her experiences at SXSW, like at Hype Hotel and then checking out some cool bands, we’ve also asked some artists and bands who were at SXSW to share with us their most memorable moments, experiences, interactions, what have you. We’ll be doing this again tomorrow, so keep an eye out. As always, this is in random, […]

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