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The Matinee ’18 April 24th

The Matinee ’18 April 24th

The Matinee ’18 April 24th edition features everything from the bone-chilling to the experimental to the exhilarating to the breathtaking. Each of them has a bit of cinema, so be prepared to lose yourself in each of the nine songs. The Bones of J.R. Jones – “Know My Name” (New York City, USA)  RIYL: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night […]

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Wand’s sweetly precocious ‘Plum’ (album review)

Wand’s sweetly precocious ‘Plum’ (album review)

Set aside all expectations when listening to Wand‘s fourth studio album, Plum. It isn’t the raucous wrecking ball that was Golem or the hurtling garage-rock meteor of Ganglion Reef. The record isn’t even the blistering bleakness heard on 1000 Days. Instead, the Los Angeles-based quintet have reinvented themselves with an expansive record, though the band’s intelligent and observant songwriting remains. Musically, […]

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The Matinee January 20th

The Matinee January 20th

Well, today is one that we have dreaded for a long time, but The Matinee January 20th edition will pick up your spirits. We have a luck nine new songs on the mini-playlist. Some are heart-stoppers, others are mind-blowing rockers, and a couple will have you grooving. Happy weekend everyone (or try to have a happy weekend).   Ryan Adams […]

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The Matinee November 25th

The Matinee November 25th

You don’t need to lineup to find new music on this Black Friday, as The Matinee November 25th edition will address your needs. Today, we have six new songs by artists representing Norway, Sweden, Wales, England, and the U.S.A. We kick things off with one of the indie-pop’s rising stars.   Annabel Jones x Nebbra – “Stay” (London, England) RIYL: […]

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Ty Segall – “Emotional Mugger”

Ty Segall – “Emotional Mugger”

In Being John Malkovich, Craig and Lotte Schwartz – played by John Cusack and Cameron Diaz, respectively – find a portal that takes them inside the mind of the great actor. If such a portal existed and we could travel inside Ty Segall‘s mind, what would we find? More importantly, what would we learn inside the 28-year old psychedelic / garage-rock […]

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Wand’s psychedelic dream, “1000 Days”

Wand’s psychedelic dream, “1000 Days”

In just over thirteen months, Los Angeles psychedelic / garage rock outfit Wand have released three albums. Not EPs or split 7″, but full albums. For most bands, it takes two, three, and sometimes four or five years to put together an album. Wand, though, have gone to the school of Thee Oh See’s John Dwyer and Ty Segall, where […]

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Dope Body’s raucous “Old Grey”

Dope Body’s raucous “Old Grey”

  Since 2008, Dope Body has been blasting the ears of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. residents with their furious and awesome noise rock. It’s chaotic, intense, abrasive, and just a riot. And just barely a year since they released the cathartic Lifer, the quartet are returning with another album, Kunk. The lead single from the album is the madly brilliant […]

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Axis: Sova – “Early Surf”

Axis: Sova – “Early Surf”

Axis: Sova, the project of Chicago guitarist Brett Sova, released his sophomore record, Early Surf, last week on Ty Segall’s God?s Records (which is linked to Drag City Records). There’s a familiarity yet uniqueness to the album and Sova’s approach. First, it is predominantly a guitar record. The vocals and lyrics are limited and serve mostly as background ambiance than […]

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