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Favorite EPs of 2018: Yumi Zouma – ‘EP III’

Favorite EPs of 2018: Yumi Zouma – ‘EP III’

EP III by Yumi Zouma If there is one band on the planet that could be described as your best friend, Yumi Zouma would undoubtedly win the contest. From dreamy and dizzying dream-pop to their embracing lyrics, Christine Simpson, Sam Perry, Charlie Ryder, and Josh Burgess have lifted many spirits and warmed plenty of hearts. With EP III, they grab us […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 1

It’s Tuesday, which means another doubleheader of new music. The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 1 features some blissful and ethereal tunes and some soul-shaking rockers. There’s something for everyone on this mini-playlist. After spinning these seven songs, check out Part 2 over here. angelic milk – “Celebrate” (St. Petersburg, Russia) RIYL: The Raveonettes, Wolf Alice, Black Honey Last […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 1

With so much great new music, we’re firing out another doubleheader. The Matinee ’18 November 6th – Part 1 has some intimate and sultry tunes, breathtaking numbers, and a handful of tunes that will get you up off your seat. Afterwards, spin Part 2 of The Matinee over here, and listen to another eight terrific tracks. Charlene Soraia – “Now […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 25th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 25th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 25th – ROW Edition heads to New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, England, and Brazil for some spicy new music. There’s a wide selection of genres, so there’s something for everyone. Sit back and enjoy some rockers and some intimate, spine-tingling numbers. Afterwards, check out the North America edition over here. Annabel Lee – “Black Pudding” (Brussels, Belgium) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

The Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd edition is a globe-trotting sampler. This mix features artists hailing from New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA. So whether you crave psych-rock, darkwave, dream-pop, singer-songwriter or soul, this playlist has you covered. Let’s start with gently positive grooves from a phenomenal emerging talent.   Tasha – “Kind of Love” (Chicago, USA) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 March 7th

Melodic Tonic ’18 March 7th

Girls rock the Melodic Tonic ’18 March 7th edition! Today’s playlist is the reverse of the Oscar category for Best Director: it features multiple female artists from Sweden, The Netherlands, and the USA… plus one male band. From indie folk rock and dream pop to soul-punk and psych rock, these six songs are fire. Neko Case – “Hell-On” (Vermont, USA) […]

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Yumi Zouma – ‘Willowbank’ (album review)

Yumi Zouma – ‘Willowbank’ (album review)

Willowbank by Yumi Zouma In an era where shimmering dream-pop made for secluded dance clubs is made with computers, electric drums, and analogue synthesizers, Yumi Zouma are throwbacks. This isn’t a term usually associated with the four twenty-somethings from New Zealand’s South Island, but they’re still predominantly a guitar-bass-drums-keyboard band. Their music, as such, has a ’70s and ’80s feel, […]

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The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th

The Matinee September 14th is in reverse alphabetical order so that a band we’ve featured often gets their chance to be at the top (granted, they’ve always had a special place in our hearts). The mini-playlist features a wide-range of genres, from old-school R&B and soul to smooth dream-pop, catchy indie-rock, and alt-country. There is also a fantastic track from […]

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The Matinee August 17th

The Matinee August 17th

The Matinee August 17th edition features nine songs to delight your senses – and some will bring you to your knees. You’ll want to dance and shimmy your shoulders, rock out, and even laugh out loud at times. So sit back and enjoy these new music treats. The first one, though, requires you to be sitting down with the tissues […]

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The Matinee August 1st

The Matinee August 1st

With Newport Folk Festival behind us, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. The Matinee August 1st edition, as such, has the regular nine songs. Unfortunately, exhaustion has set in, so apologies to the artists and bands for the short blurbs. The music, however, is what matters most. Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: The Pains […]

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Half Waif – ‘form/a’

Half Waif – ‘form/a’

It’s been an odd winter in New York, and a perfect time for a new Half Waif release. The weather boomerangs between warm and blizzard, never allowing you more than a week of wearing the same jacket. But it brings you to a middle ground – you find a coat that is warm enough to let you shiver to work but not so heavy that […]

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The Matinee January 12th

The Matinee January 12th

The great songs keep coming and picking nine for The Matinee January 12th edition was incredibly difficult. We’re trying to get them all in, but in the meantime here are the songs blowing these two ear drums.   Aish – “Promise Me” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Kishi Bashi, Sondre Lerche Making his mark as a composer, producer, and […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 4th

Saturday Sampler for June 4th

Saturday Sampler for June 4th once again features ten great songs. There are a handful of artists that you will recognize while some are brand new but deserve your full attention. We have everything from indie rock to electronic, folk-rock to electronic-rock, electro-pop to folk-pop. Take a listen and have a great first weekend of June!   Alex Lahey – […]

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Yumi Zouma – “Yoncalla”

Yumi Zouma – “Yoncalla”

From creating samples and recording their first tracks in their bedrooms in Christchurch to exchanging files as they spread out across the globe to launching their debut album on super-boutique label Cascine, Yumi Zouma have come a long way in a short three years. Their stunning debut single, “Brae”, put the New Zealand quartet on the indie map while touring […]

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The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th edition is a little bit more relaxed than past playlists. There’s still a rocker in there and one tune that will have you moving, but for the most part the songs below are meant to be enjoyed in a relaxed environment.   Conner Youngblood – “A Summer Song” (Dallas, USA) Riding a wave of accolades of […]

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