Tag: Dream Pop

The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 15th – Part 2 edition also features a diverse selection of new music. Five of the six artists/bands have been featured before while one newcomer will undoubtedly be a fixture on our daily mini-playlists. Get ready to dance, sing at the top of your lungs, and even cry as you spin these tunes. Afterwards, be sure […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 12th

The Matinee ’18 October 12th

The Matinee ’18 October 12th edition features some sweet tunes and others that make you run. You’ll understand what we mean by the latter as you stream each of the nine songs. Let’s kick things off with one of the world’s most eye-opening young talents. Maggie Rogers – “Light On” (Easton, Maryland, USA) RIYL: Natalie Imbruglia, Marika Hackman, Lucius Is […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 11th

The Matinee ’18 October 11th

The Matinee ’18 October 11th is bookend by two dizzying songs that prepare you for the arrival of Friday. Between them are some outrageous numbers, powerful ballads, and theatrical affairs. Without further ado, let’s get started with two songs that belong in any post-summer playlist. Anemone – “Sunshine (Back To The Start)” (Montréal, Canada)  RIYL: Melody’s Echo Chamber, The […]

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Duets and Stuff – “Already Gone” (single premiere)

Duets and Stuff – “Already Gone” (single premiere)

For some bands, it takes years before a label is convinced to take a chance on them. For Greta and Raimond, who are Duets & Stuff, it took just two songs. Their debut singles were exquisite dream-pop affairs, and they left taste-makers and music fans in a state of bliss. The sun-kissed “Serve Somebody” left listeners with a permanent smile […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 4th

The Matinee ’18 October 4th

The return of one of indie’s greatest singer-songwriters highlights The Matinee ’18 October 4th edition. Following her are eight other outstanding young artists and bands, some of whom have shot to stardom and others on the cusp of it. Sharon Van Etten – “Comeback Kid” (Los Angeles via Brooklyn & New Jersey, USA) RIYL: Siouxsie Sioux, The Knife, Fever Ray […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 2nd

The Matinee ’18 October 2nd

The Matinee ’18 October 2nd crosses Europe and the US for nine songs to brighten up your Tuesday. The days may be getting darker, but these songs will help brighten your day (well, a couple will make it gloomier, but in a delightful way!). Beverly Kills – “Melodrama” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: The Raveonettes, Alvvays, Agent Blå It was only six […]

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Hater – ‘Siesta’ (album review)

Hater – ‘Siesta’ (album review)

A year ago, Malmö-based quartet Hater went on a songwriting storm, which resulted in the release of two records. Their debut album, You Tried, was filled with dreamy numbers while the follow-up EP, Red Blinders, was emotionally stunning. Apparently, Måns Leonartsson, Adam Agace, Lukas Thomasson, and Caroline Landahl had plenty of songs left, as less than a year later they […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 28th

The Matinee ’18 September 28th

The Matinee ’18 September 28th gets you ready for the weekend with a bevy of new music singles. Some will blow your eardrums out and others will get you moving. A few will take you back to the ’80, and at least one will leave you astonished by its innovation. So kick up your feet, turn up the volume, and […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 21st

The Matinee ’18 September 21st

The Matinee ’18 September 21st edition features feelgood music. Well, sonically, each of the nine songs will either get the blood flowing or put a smile on your face. Some of the tunes, though, have personal and powerful messages, so pay attention to what they have to say. There are a mix of newcomers to the daily mini-playlist and a […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 17th

The Matinee ’18 September 17th

The Matinee ’18 September 17th includes 6 new tracks to keep you moving this week. Some tracks are great indie rock, while we have a few singer-songwriters totally worth sharing. Artists today are representing the Canada, the US, and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Boy Bjorn – “Now I’m Running” (Nashville, […]

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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 September 13th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 13th – ROW Edition

We have another two-parter for you today. First up is The Matinee ’18 September 13th – ROW Edition, or Rest of the World. The six songs in this mini-playlist are immensely creative and riveting, and some could be up for song of the year. As usual, several countries are represented, and we do realize one group features members from Mexico. […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 11th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 11th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 11th – ROW Edition (Rest of the World) has a strong Southern Hemisphere vibe with a couple of artists residing north of the equator. There are buzz-saw rockers and dreamy synth-pop numbers plus one electronic enchantment. For more music, check out the USA edition over here.   Academie – “Eyes” (Johannesburg, South Africa) RIYL: Cults, Cathedrals, […]

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Wild Nothing – ‘Indigo’ (album review)

Wild Nothing – ‘Indigo’ (album review)

Indigo by Wild Nothing Through his first three full-length albums and two EPs, Jack Tatum, through his project Wild Nothing, made effortless, lo-fi dream-pop. The records were made for intimate moments in the bedroom, whether with a friend, your partner, or alone. The Virginia Tech alumnus, however, goes hi-fi and widescreen on Indigo. If his debut Gemini and follow-up LPs, […]

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Many Voices Speak – ‘Tank Town’ (album review)

Many Voices Speak – ‘Tank Town’ (album review)

Tank Town by Many Voices Speak When Matilda Mård released “Video Child” nearly two years ago under the moniker Many Voices Speak, the song marked the triumphant return of a woman and singer-songwriter who at one point lost her confidence and almost quit music entirely. After years of toiling in Stockholm’s music scene and with little success, Mård moved to Borlänge […]

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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 31st

The Matinee ’18 August 31st

The Matinee ’18 August 31st includes 9 amazing songs to get your weekend kicked off just right (for some, it will be a long weekend as well). We have an awesome mix of genres and artists today. Artists are representing Australia, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, The US and The UK today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Weekend […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Roll Edition

The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Roll Edition

The second half of our daily mini-playlist is less rock and more songs that will dazzle and mesmerize with their music while immerse you in their stories. The Matinee ’18 August 28th – Roll Edition features six songs from some of our all-time and more recent favorites and a couple of “new-ish” bands. To hear the Rock Edition of The […]

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Steady Holiday – ‘Nobody’s Watching’ (album review)

Steady Holiday – ‘Nobody’s Watching’ (album review)

Nobody’s Watching by Steady Holiday There are songwriters, and then there are imaginative storytellers like Dre Babinski, who is the mastermind behind Steady Holiday. She simultaneously shocked and awed on her 2016 debut album, Under the Influence, and its follow-up, 2017’s Terror EP. Despite one of the most tender voices in the business, her combination of spine-tingling atmospheres and vivid lyricism […]

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Still Corners – ‘Slow Air’ (album review)

Still Corners – ‘Slow Air’ (album review)

Slow Air by Still Corners Through three albums spanning more than a decade, producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray have turned their project Still Corners into a mini-cult. Lush soundscapes, dreamy tones, and heavenly vocals have characterized every full-length, extended player, and single. They, in other words, are masters of making listeners feel like they’re traveling alone on an […]

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