Tag: Dangerbird Records

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th is a mostly American affair, with plenty of strong talents on display. But we can’t pass up a chance to share new tunes from a timeless British band who are one of our favorites.   Swervedriver – “Drone Lover” (Oxford, England) RIYL: Slowdive, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. Is it too soon to declare 2019 […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 2

On the other half of our doubleheader, The Matinee ’18 November 13th – Part 2 traverses many dimensions. There are cosmic tunes, a wall-shaker, and a song that is perfect for a wedding. Then there are a few tunes that belong on a film soundtrack plus another that features one of the best voices in the business. If you haven’t […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 26th

The Matinee ’18 October 26th

Fire up The Matinee ’18 October 26th edition to get a dose of new music that will get you off your seat. It is the weekend after all, and we’re doing our part to get the party started early. The Berries – “Salvation” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Steve Earle The cornucopia of musical goods continues to overflow […]

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Slothrust – ‘The Pact’ (album review)

Slothrust – ‘The Pact’ (album review)

Over three records, Slothrust have created a sound that is undeniably powerful. From front woman Leah Wellbaum’s witty, relatable lyrics that dabble in the surreal to her killer guitar licks to the most solid rhythm section in music – drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann – Slothrust are an absolute force of nature. Since their 2016 record, Everyone Else, […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 3rd

The Matinee ’18 September 3rd

It’s Labor Day in North America, but great music doesn’t take a break. The Matinee ’18 September 3rd features nine songs to either help you enjoy this final holiday of summer or ease into the work week if you live elsewhere. The descriptions are a bit shorter since I’m doing double duty while Wendy is away. Birch – “femme.two” (Brooklyn, […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 10th

The Matinee ’18 August 10th

It’s Friday, and usually we offer anthemic fare. However, for The Matinee ’18 August 10th edition, there’s a bit more melodic numbers in order to ease in to the weekend not to mention to calmly beat the summer heat. Oh, there are still some raucous numbers that will get the adrenaline rushing. Happy weekend everyone! The Dodos – “Forum” (San […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 16th – Americas Edition

The Matinee ’18 July 16th – Americas Edition

The second part of our daily playlists, The Matinee ’18 July 16th – Americas Edition, features bands and artists who are in Canada and the US, although originated in Chile. There’s a wide range of genres featured as well. If you’re interested, find the European edition over here to discover more great new music. That playlist has seven songs.   […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – North America Edition

The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – North America Edition

As Sunday was Canada Day and tomorrow is the Fourth of July, we had to celebrate the great music coming for these two countries. The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – North America Edition features six songs. Rockers to heartfelt ballads to groovy experimental electro-pop are all on the mini-playlist. The list is in reverse alphabetical order, and a band we’ve […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 30th

The Matinee ’18 January 30th

From fiery rockers to groovy funk and disco-filled joyrides to gorgeous ballads, The Matinee ’18 January 30th will leave you in awe. Well, the music on the mini-playlist did leave us gasping at times. We hope you enjoy today’s selection of new music, which features some familiar names (or past alumni with new names).   ALCABEAN – “Still Remember” (Copenhagen, […]

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The Matinee November 14th

The Matinee November 14th

The Matinee November 14th features a mix of alumni and newcomers (there is one band that is brand new). Some songs have a classic vibe while others are redefining the meaning of innovation. Cones – “Later” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Air, Summer Heart, Day Wave Just because the temperatures are dropping in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t mean that the music, […]

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Saturday Sampler November 11th

Saturday Sampler November 11th

The menu for the Saturday Sampler November 11th edition features an enticing array of new music entrées. Some of the offerings will brighten your palette. Others are more subtle, but when you’ve finished sampling them you’ll be asking for more. There are also some sweet notes to finish that provide the perfect ending to this nine-course music feast.   Black […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 August 23rd

Melodic Tonic ’17 August 23rd

Today’s menu of new music cocktails is full of sensual treats. These six songs from American, Australian, and Greek artists range from funky beats that will move your body to introspective rock that will speak to your mind. We kick things off with a favorite duo whose third album arrives in October.   Cults – “I Took Your Picture” (New […]

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The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

Around the world we go and where we stop is… The Matinee August 10th edition, of course! Just yesterday, Ben was watching The War on Drugs perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and we were pondering who could be the next indie band or artist to play on one of the late-night talk shows. Our mini-playlist today, as such, reflects who we […]

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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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The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd

We’ve truly gone around the world with today’s new music selections. The Matinee June 22nd spans four continents and seven countries. Three songs are a couple of weeks old, and we’re wondering how the heck we missed them! Fortunately, they’re still fresh and worthy of being heard for weeks, if not months, on end. A. Sinclair – “Just Remind Me” […]

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Saturday Sampler June 17th

Saturday Sampler June 17th

Who needs an intro when the music on the Saturday Sampler June 17th is this decadent and sumptuous. Literally, just dive right in because these nine songs will be the highlights of your day.   Cathedrals – “With You” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Chairlift, GEMS, Sylvan Esso Taking time away from writing music can be a reinvigorating exercise and new, […]

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Slothrust – “Everyone Else”

Slothrust – “Everyone Else”

Since their first record, Slothrust had our attention. Their blend of genres, influenced by bands like Weezer and Nirvana as well as their studies as blues and jazz students, create a unique package tied together by Leah Wellbaum’s voice.  On October 28th, Slothrust released their third record, Everyone Else on Dangerbird Records. Everyone Else builds on those first two albums […]

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The Matinee September 23rd

The Matinee September 23rd

I’m very excited to share my first Matinee with you and tried include a little something for everyone.  We have some amazing soul, folk, alt-rock, and synth pop on The Matinee September 23rd edition. Please feast at this delicious buffet of music…and enjoy!   Devon Gilfillian – “Shortcut” (Nashville, USA) RIYL: Michael Kiwanuka, Gary Clark Jr, Alabama Shakes, Al Green Devon Gilfillian‘s […]

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The Matinee July 26th

The Matinee July 26th

We’re back to our regularly scheduled programming – well, sort of. With so many festivals to cover, we are falling behind on things. So to make up for lost time, The Matinee features 9 songs today. I apologize to the artists for not providing more lengthy descriptions and details, but we’re still trying to catch up on everything. Anyway, enjoy […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 11

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 11

Welcome to the year’s first serving of SPRINGTIME new music cocktails! This is the time of year when there are as many new music releases as blooming flowers, so we’re excited about hot tunes and warmer temps. Let’s get started with some indie folk duet action before exploring a variety of genres from Canada to Sweden.   Sam Beam & Jesca […]

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