Tag: Eliza Shaddad

Weekend Showcase 4.32

Weekend Showcase 4.32

Weekend Showcase 4.32 edition is the perfect end-of-summer playlist, featuring explosive rockers, groovy pop and disco tunes, intimate ballads, and some grand experimental fare. Eleven countries are represented, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Greece, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 16th

The Matinee ’18 August 16th

Several “newcomers” and a handful of indie stars make up The Matinee ’18 August 16th edition. There are rockers, there are some cosmic dreams, and there is some upbeat pop fare. We’re positive you’ll find a new band to love in this mini-playlist. Beverly Kills – “Fourteen” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: The Joy Formidable, Eagulls, YONAKA There is no shortage of […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.23

Weekend Showcase 4.23

We’re almost halfway through 2018, and the new music gets better and better. The Weekend Showcase 4.23 edition contains forty-one (41) songs, many of which are among the year’s very best. A leaner seven countries are presented, including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th is pretty awesome. It’s so good that we think you’ll agree that many of the songs below are song of the year worthy. Seriously, the songs today are that great. Oh, there is also one surprise collaboration that is too good to be true (there’s a common theme here). Calva Louise – “Outrageous” (London, England) […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.15

Weekend Showcase 4.15

We have a much leaner mega-playlist with just 39 songs on the Weekend Showcase 4.15 edition. While it’s a little shorter, it still plenty awesome with the artists and bands representing 14 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 19th

The Matinee ’18 April 19th

The Matinee ’18 April 19th edition is filled with mostly alumni, many of whom have released their first songs in a long time. The playlist, as such, is a cause for celebration, so gather your friends together and have a party. Another thing to note is that nine countries are represented. Consequently, this The Matinee is truly a global one. […]

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The Matinee January 12th

The Matinee January 12th

The great songs keep coming and picking nine for The Matinee January 12th edition was incredibly difficult. We’re trying to get them all in, but in the meantime here are the songs blowing these two ear drums.   Aish – “Promise Me” (San Francisco, USA) RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Kishi Bashi, Sondre Lerche Making his mark as a composer, producer, and […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Over the past two days, we shared our favorite hidden gems of 2016 (Part 1 and Part 2). These were artists and bands who enthralled us with their songs yet still fly under-the-radar. Today, we begin our celebration of the EPs that stole our attention and captured our imaginations. Extended players or mini-albums that throughout their multiple tracks were poetic […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 40

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 40

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Today’s six singles provide the soundtrack to your entire day. These artists provide everything from ambient and electronic to ease you into your first caffeine fix to rockin’ power-punk to keep you going through the afternoon and even downtempo fare for your chill evening hours. Treat your ears to these six new gems […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.11

Weekend Showcase 2.11

Weekend Showcase 2.11 is a lengthy ones due to some really epic songs. As always, you’ll find a bit of everything in the 51 songs that make the weekly mega-playlist. All the music on the Weekend Showcase was featured earlier this week, and the list of articles are below. Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, […]

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Eliza Shaddad – “Run” EP

Eliza Shaddad – “Run” EP

Eliza Shaddad has been on the radar of the UK music scene for over four years when she shared her folky debut EP, January – March. In the days, weeks, and years since, she’s lent her beautiful, Hope Sandoval-esque vocals on a handful of highly successful dance tunes; covered songs by the likes of Kiesza that exploded on the internet; and […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.05

Weekend Showcase 2.05

It’s Valentine’s Day in most of the world, and some people may be searching for a playlist for the occasion. Well, we could say we have that, but we really don’t. Nope, the Weekend Showcase 2.05 edition just features great new music from the past week. Sure, there are some tunes on the playlist that could be considered one for […]

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The Matinee February 11th

The Matinee February 11th

The Matinee February 11th heads to Switzerland, Germany, the UK, and the US of A for today’s compilation of new music. And as diverse the places are, the music below is more expansive. Find indie rock, garage rock, lush synth-pop, orchestral electro-pop, spaghetti western, and baroque pop on The Matinee.   Eliza Shaddad – “Run” (London, UK) Last year, Eliza […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Weekend Showcase December 12

Weekend Showcase December 12

This is the second last Weekend Showcase of the year. To make it special, we’ve added a bonus track, so the playlist comes in at an even 30 songs. Earlier in the week, we focused on collaborations to songs that had that “wow” factor to the singles that recalled the warmer days. While the holiday season is upon us, there’s […]

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The Matinee December 10

The Matinee December 10

Nearly two more weeks until Christmas. If you’re getting nervous about battling the holiday crowds, let The Matinee December 10 edition – a.k.a. mini-playlist of great new music – ease your nerves. If I may say so myself, there are a lot of “Wow” moments below. Eliza Shaddad – “Wars” (London, UK) The first song on today’s Matinee has the […]

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