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The Matinee ’18 September 7th

The Matinee ’18 September 7th

Get ready for the weekend with The Matinee ’18 September 7th edition. There are some seductive and groovy numbers, bubbly pop tunes, and, of course, fiery rockers. We begin, however, with a song from a man who left us far too soon. Charles Bradley – “I Feel A Change” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Charles Bradley Almost exactly a year ago – […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Rock Edition

The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Rock Edition

We’re offering another double dip of new music. The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Rock Edition will may cause some sensory overload, but we guarantee the six songs will energize you. Some may even make you laugh, and others will cause you to slow down (you’ll understand what this mean as you read more below). For the second half of […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 9th

The Matinee ’18 August 9th

The Matinee ’18 August 9th features a bit of everything – engrossing, intimate ballads; vibrant rockers; dark, mysterious enchantments; and catchy indie pop-rock. We begin with one of the great singer-songwriters today. Adrianne Lenker – “cradle” (Boston, USA) RIYL: Big Thief, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers Over the past three years, Big Thief have emerged as one of the most captivating […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th

Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th will pull on all your heartstrings. These six songs offer a powerful emotional rush, whether it’s from retro synth pop, cool electronica, or Venezuelan-inspired dream folk. Kiss your midweek slump goodbye with this moving playlist. John Grant – “Love Is Magic” (Reykjavik, Iceland, via Michigan USA) RIYL: Todd Terje meets Father John Misty “Sade […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th edition serves up six sonic cocktails with distinctly North American flavors. From indie dream pop to psychedelic roots-rock, these tunes will quench your new music thirst.   Ava Luna – “Deli Run” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Chastity Belt, Frankie Cosmos, The Mystery Lights Before noise-cancelling headphones were de rigueur accessories, an interesting thing would happen while […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 26th

The Matinee ’18 June 26th

Darkness, brightness, and dreaminess overcome The Matinee ’18 June 26th edition. You’ll understand what this means when spinning the mini-playlist, which is book-ended by two of our favorite artists. Emma Ruth Rundle – “Fever Dreams” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: P.J. Harvey, Chelsea Wolfe, Marriages Emma Ruth Rundle, whose was Marked for Death was one of our 50 Favorite Albums of […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 12th

The Matinee ’18 June 12th

Another wide-ranging set of nine songs is featured on The Matinee ’18 June 12th. The mini-playlist commences with the return of one of indie rock’s great bands of the past two decades who set the tone for what comes after. Interpol – “The Rover” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Interpol, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wolf Parade It’s hard to believe […]

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Land of Talk – ‘Life After Youth’ (album review)

Land of Talk – ‘Life After Youth’ (album review)

When Land of Talk – the Montreal-based outfit led by Elizabeth Powell – first arrived on the scene in the mid-2000s, they were one of Canada’s most electrifying and uncompromising indie pop-rock bands. They were confident, even borderline brash, and fans embraced them wholeheartedly. They were going to be the next great band from Montreal, battling alongside Arcade Fire and […]

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The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th edition explores eight countries for new music with wide-ranging genres. You won’t find two songs that sound alike here. Prepare to be amazed by these 9 talented bands and artists who hail from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA.   Attic Giant – “Blow” (Vienna, Austria) RIYL: Phox, The Head and the Heart, Shovels […]

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The Matinee May 2nd

The Matinee May 2nd

The Matinee May 2nd offers a mix-and-match collection of new music. There are some fiery rockers, some tender folk tunes, and some get-up-and-move songs. Just listen below to discover some great new music from around the globe. Brass Phantoms – “Waiting Up” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Foals, Kasabian, City Calm Down As U2 gets ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of […]

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The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th includes 6 awesome new tracks to get you moving. We hope these six songs get you through this amazing humpday and through the rest of the week. Artists are representing Canada, Sweden, The US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. BEACH RIOT – “Mr Fixer” (London/Brighton, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee April 13th

The Matinee April 13th

After yesterday’s Melodic Tonic offered six easy, breezy numbers, we’ve opted to turn up the decibels several notches on The Matinee April 13th edition. There are three smooth, low-key tunes, but for the most part you want to get ready to either move or have your face melted. The Black Angels – “Half Believing” (Austin, USA) RIYL: The Black Lips, […]

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Saturday Sampler March 25th

Saturday Sampler March 25th

The Saturday Sampler March 25th edition sizzles with international singles from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and the US. These nine songs are the high-energy soundtrack to your weekend. Hopefully you’ll discover a new favorite artist while you enjoy some new tunes from established groups. Be sure to check out our Weekend Showcase tomorrow for all the music we have shared since […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features a triumphant return of a beloved indie band plus an American folk troubadour and a few newcomers who will charm you with their shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. These six tunes span the globe from Australia to Canada, England, and the U.S. Let’s get things started with great news out of Montreal.   Land […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46 – your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – includes a dash of holiday cheer and huge dose of heart. Proceeds from some of these singles will benefit charitable organizations. Let’s get things started with a pair of politically inspired tunes. Austra – “Future Politics” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Zola Jesus, Grimes, Psychic Twin Only a few weeks remain until the new […]

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DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats work crowd into frenzy at House of Targ (photo essay)

Ottawa got a taste of DZ Deathrays this summer at RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, and this viewer was especially impressed with their performance. So when I heard they were returning to town to play House of Targ, I was very intrigued. This time, they were performing with Dine Alone Records label-mates Dune Rats in what has been dubbed the International Disaster […]

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The Matinee September 9th

The Matinee September 9th

The Matinee September 9th includes six brand new tracks for your listening pleasure. Today we have a mix of awesome indie rock, amazing blues rock, folk inspired indie rock and a nice dose of funk inspired indie rock. We are hoping today’s offerings get your Friday off to an upbeat start. We have Canada, the US and the UK represented […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “It’s Always Something New”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “It’s Always Something New”

Ten days ago, Heyrocco shared the first of a six-part series of live videos, commencing with the rocker “Yeah”. Today they are sharing the second of the videos as part of a two-month special – The Heyrocco Live Sessions, which we have the pleasure of exclusively featuring. The next song is the whimsical “It’s Always Something New”. The track borders […]

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The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st features seven more new songs. They will all blow your mind, but in different and unique ways.   Field Mouse – “The Order Of Things” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: The History of Apple Pie, The Radio Dept., Twin Cinema Club Field Mouse has released first two singles from their forthcoming new album, Episodic. “The Mirror” showcased an […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

When Heyrocco arrived on the indie scene a few years ago, they used several slogans to promote themselves. They profess to be South Carolina’s “first rock ‘n roll band”, which might be the case to the state that has brought us Hootie & The Blowfish. Their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack (Old Flame Records), was described as “Disney Grunge”, as their […]

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