Tag: Emma Ruth Rundle

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

Like the ball drop at Times Squares in New York City, the fireworks igniting from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the annual rite of hundreds of million of people making resolutions they cannot keep, we once again share some of our favorite songs from the past 365 days. The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018 is another doozy. Specifically, it features […]

Read more ›
Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Two days ago, we shared our Favorite 20 EPs of the year. Today, we commence our look back at our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018, counting down the first 25. As we always do, the list is in alphabetical order. As a reminder, we have not ranked the LPs nor use the term “Best” since both imply that we have […]

Read more ›
Favorite Albums of 2018: Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘On Dark Horses’

Favorite Albums of 2018: Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘On Dark Horses’

Emma Ruth Rundle‘s last album, Marked for Death, was a sonic and emotional catharsis that continues to tremble walls and souls. It is Rundle’s masterpiece and one of the great records of not just 2016 but this decade. Trying to follow up a generational LP is a challenging endeavor that many before have fallen short, but Rundle matches MfD‘s fervor […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 4.37

Weekend Showcase 4.37

Autumn has arrived, and the Weekend Showcase 4.37 edition is just as colorful and diverse as the changing landscape. This week’s mega-playlist features 49 songs on the SoundCloud version and 48 on Spotify (both are provided below). Fourteen (14) countries are presented, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, France, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, and the […]

Read more ›
Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘On Dark Horses’ (album review)

Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘On Dark Horses’ (album review)

Emma Ruth Rundle‘s last album, Marked for Death, was a sonic and emotional catharsis that continues to tremble walls and souls. It is Rundle’s masterpiece and one of the great records of not just 2016 but this decade. Trying to follow up a generational LP is a challenging endeavor that many before have fallen short, but Rundle, with the assistance […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 4.30

Weekend Showcase 4.30

The Weekend Showcase 4.30 edition is another doozy, featuring plenty of summertime fare. Thirty-nine (39) songs are on the mega-playlist, featuring artists and band representing 9 countries. They come from: Australia, Canada, Cuba, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

Read more ›
The Matinee ’18 July 31st

The Matinee ’18 July 31st

The Matinee ’18 July 31st is filled with marvelous tunes and stories. The songs are listed in reverse alphabetical order, except we begin with the long-awaited return of one of music’s geniuses. Phosphorescent – “New Birth in New England” (Brooklyn, USA)  Alternate streams: YouTube, Spotify RIYL: Phosphorescent, Matthew Houck Finally! At long last! It’s coming! Matthew Houck – a.k.a. […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 4.25

Weekend Showcase 4.25

It’s Canada Day long weekend, which means a jaunt up to the cottage, barbecues, camping, or a big road trip. It also means music must be played, and the Weekend Showcase 4.25 edition is the place. This week’s mega-playlist is a doozy, featuring upbeat fair and some dark, titillating numbers. Artists and bands represent 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 3.03

Weekend Showcase 3.03

While parts of the world are rewinding the clock some 100 years, music continues to push forward with to offer exciting new sounds and taking familiar approaches and adding a modern twist. The Weekend Showcase 3.03 edition looks back on the week that was in new music. Find 52 songs on today’s mega-playlist, featuring artists from twelve countries. The countries […]

Read more ›
The Matinee January 27th

The Matinee January 27th

The Matinee January 27th features a bevy of new music singles once again. There are some familiar names on the list, and a handful of artists making their first appearance. Happy Weekend everyone!   annelie – “STUCK” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: early Purity Ring, Esther Joy Lane, Linying Simplicity can yield something tremendous and beautiful. It is a belief that we […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

Read more ›
Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 2

The countdown of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 continues today. Ten more great records are on display. Two of the LPs have been included on several lists by major sites while many others have flown under the radar yet should definitely be picked up. As a reminder, the list is in alphabetical order. The first ten can be found […]

Read more ›
Emma Ruth Rundle – “Marked For Death”

Emma Ruth Rundle – “Marked For Death”

And you, my father, there on that sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~ excerpt from Dylan Thomas’ “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” Dylan Thomas’ poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, was […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 2.34

Weekend Showcase 2.34

Let the Weekend Showcase 2.34 edition be your playlist on this long weekend. Hear songs by 47 artists in 12 countries and regions from around the world. They include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Israel, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. Enjoy […]

Read more ›
The Matinee August 30th

The Matinee August 30th

The Matinee August 30th is the perfect way to end summer. There are eight new singles, all of which will have you shaking in your boots. There are anthemic, summer rockers and hard hitting, emotional roller coasters. They all have one thing in common – they are all absolutely awesome.   Ablebody – “Gaucho” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: The Pains […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase 2.30

Weekend Showcase 2.30

In our weekly look back at the new music that tickled our fancies, find 48 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.30 edition. The artists are originally from and/or currently based in 12 countries and regions across the globe. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States. The playlist […]

Read more ›
Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 28

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 28

Today’s new music cocktails are a bit darker and moodier than usual. These five artists offer something refreshing that will take your breath away. Let’s get things started with some vintage-inspired New Wave from an unlikely place.   Black Arcade – “Severed Lies” (Lexington, KY USA) RIYL: New Order, The Cure, Editors New Wave nostalgia has never felt fresher or more relevant than […]

Read more ›