Tag: Dream Folk

Favorite EPs of 2018: Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’

Favorite EPs of 2018: Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’

Mirage by Sam Valdez Sam Valdez is the human equivalent of time machine. She encapsulates the sonic beauty of the Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the ’70s while creating cinematic soundscapes and poignant stories akin to Angel Olsen, Hope Sandoval, and The War On Drugs. This combination should eventually result in the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter becoming an indie star. For now, […]

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The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 December 11th – Part 2 will make you sing like you’re in a choir, dance like it’s 1999, and contemplate the future. It’s a little wintry and a bit summery, so prepare for all climates on this mini-playlist. Don’t forget to spin the songs in Part 1, which you can find here. Niki Black – “Hallelujah” (Los […]

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The Matinee ’18 December 4th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 December 4th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 December 4th – Part 2 is filled with innovative new music, some of which are really off the wall. There is also some spectacularly cinematic tunes and one summertime bliss. Afterwards, check out Part 1 of Tuesday’s The Matinee, and these songs are available here.   MUNNYCAT – “Check It” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Deerhoof, The Go! […]

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Loyal Lobos – ‘The Fall’ (EP review)

Loyal Lobos – ‘The Fall’ (EP review)

More than two years, Andrea Silva introduced herself to the world with her stripped-back folk-rock approach. At the time, Silva performed alone and under her own name, which is understandable as she had barely set roots in Los Angeles. She, however, eventually found a backing band, who helped her evolve as an artist. Within a year, her music has become […]

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The Matinee ’18 December 3rd

The Matinee ’18 December 3rd

The Matinee ’18 December 3rd includes 6 brand new tracks to get your Monday kicked off right. As we move into the end of 2018, we hope you find your new favorite song or band today. We have a mix of sound today from singer-songwriter, synthpop as well as indie rock.   Artists are representing Canada, The US and the […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 2

Just like Part 1 (click here), The Matinee ’18 November 20th – Part 2 spans the globe for new music. Many of the songs are politically or socially charged numbers, although you might need to listen closely to hear the message. Despite just six songs on this mini-playlist, the variety is vast. Pastis – “Valour Valour” (Helsinki, Finland) RIYL: Elton […]

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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 18th – Europe

The Matinee ’18 September 18th – Europe

With so much great music, we’re offering another two-part series. The Matinee ’18 September 18th – Europe Edition kicks things off with seven stellar songs. Each artist / band represents a different country. To hear the USA edition, click here. AKINE – “Money In Your Mouth” (Kyiv, Ukraine) RIYL: Lorde, So Below, Mallrat Ukranian singer-songwriter and alt-pop artist AKINE isn’t even […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA

The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA

The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA edition includes songs from artists residing across the country. For instance, one artist is Swedish, but she now calls California home. There is a bit of everything, including one of the most beautiful songs of the year. To hear the seven songs on the Europe edition, click here. Big Bliss – “Constants” (Brooklyn, […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 13th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 13th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 13th – North American Edition features artists and bands who are originally from or now call Canada and the USA home. All six are alumni to The Matinee, so their names should not be surprises. If they are new to you, then we highly recommend following them because you’ll see them in the future. The second […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 23rd

The Matinee ’18 August 23rd

“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” ~~~ Marshall McLuhan The Matinee ’18 August 23rd centers around the theme of perception versus reality. Not all the songs, however, sound the same, as there are dance-inducing synth-pop, engrossing dream-folk, experimental pop, indie rock, Brit-rock, cosmic Americana, and much more. Given today’s theme, I’m doing something […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 16th – European Edition

The Matinee ’18 July 16th – European Edition

We have two mini-playlists for you since the past few days yielded some incredible new music. The Matinee ’18 July 16th – European Edition has seven songs, and it is listed in reverse alphabetical order. The majority are of the sublime variety, but a couple will get your heart pumping. Head over here to listen to the Americas Edition, which […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 10th

The Matinee ’18 July 10th

A wide-range of songs are featured on The Matinee ’18 July 10th. Gritty rockers, sultry electro-disco-pop, sweet indie pop, hazy and blissful tunes, and some classic rock ‘n roll are all on order. You might want to stand up while you spin some of these tracks. Dentist – “Upset Words” (Asbury Park, NJ, USA) RIYL: Veruca Salt, Speedy Ortiz, Colleen […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 5th

The Matinee ’18 June 5th

What do a Swede, an Aussie, three Americans, two Brits, and two Dutch groups have in common? No, this isn’t one of those bar jokes. Instead, they make up The Matinee ’18 June 5th edition. Seven of the songs are ear-worms and two are stunning, emotionally crippling tunes. Together they form one great mini-playlist. We kick things off with a […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 8th – European Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 8th – European Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 8th – European Edition features some rocking numbers plus jaw-dropping, gorgeous tunes. There isn’t a better way to spend Tuesday than music that will make you say, “Wow!” The second part of The Matinee (the Rest-of-the-World version) is here.   Drenge – “This Dance” (Sheffield, England) RIYL: Blood Red Shoes, The Music, Royal Blood It was […]

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Fenne Lily – ‘On Hold’ (album review)

Fenne Lily – ‘On Hold’ (album review)

Fenne Lily has been on the indie radar since 2016, arriving first with the sombre “Top To Toe”. The song introduced the world to a young singer-songwriter from Bristol with the arresting voice and musical side that bridges the lush valleys of Dido to the soaring and edgy sonatas of Sharon Van Etten. During the past two years, she gradually […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Rosemary & Garlic

SXSW 2018 Memories – Rosemary & Garlic

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Rosemary & Garlic. The project of Netherlands-based Anne van den Hoogen and Dolf […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 9th

The Matinee ’18 April 9th

The Matinee ’18 April 9th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a nice mix of tunes to get you feeling relaxed  on this find Monday. We hope we are due for some warm weather soon as many of these tracks can be added to that upcoming playlist. It’s been surprisingly cold this past weekend. We have […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 20th

The Matinee ’18 March 20th

Singer-songwriters galore occupy The Matinee ’18 March 20th edition. There are some bands in the playlist, but the majority are young women and men carving out their own niches with fabulous stories to share. This isn’t to say the music is languid or laid back, as there are some rip-roaring hip shakers and more melodic shimmying-quality tunes below. bed. – […]

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Loma

Loma – “Loma” (album review)

 After Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record opened for Shearwater on their 2016 tour, front man Jonathan Meiburg approached them with the idea of working together. Meiburg had spent the whole tour listening to Cross Record’s opening sets, which is something he hadn’t done with previous opening bands. Entranced by Cross and Duszynski’s songs, he knew they […]

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