Tag: Funk

Natalie Prass – “The Future and the Past” (album review)

Natalie Prass – “The Future and the Past” (album review)

 In 2015, I described Natalie Prass’ self-titled debut as “everything I love about music. It’s music you can dance to, and music you can cry to.” Since then, she’s actually recorded two records, scrapped one, and released her proper sophomore record, The Future and the Past, on June 1st via ATO Records. According to an interview with Consequence of […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th edition features nine songs as usual. The descriptions, however, are much briefer because I’m on holidays. Let’s be honest – you’re here for the music and not necessarily what I have to write. With that being said, let’s get to the music.   Beach Skulls – “That’s Not Me” (Liverpool & Manchester, England and Glasgow, […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 29th

The Matinee ’18 March 29th

With the long weekend before us, The Matinee ’18 March 29th edition features some several upbeat tunes, including some funky numbers, to get you through the workday. There are also some laid-back, easy-listening tunes in case you want some mellower fare. Enjoy your Thursday and have a safe and most excellent Easter break. Air Waves – “Warrior” ft. Kevin Morby […]

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Saturday Sampler March 24th

Saturday Sampler March 24th

The Saturday Sampler March 24th edition once again spans the globe to bring you nine sizzling new tunes. From England, Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa, and the USA, this playlist is full of sonic treasures for you to explore this weekend. We kick things off with an absolute banger from an emerging Irish band destined for greatness.   Brass Phantoms – […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 15th

The Matinee ’18 March 15th

For the most part, The Matinee ’18 March 15th edition is loud and robust. The music is meant for turning up and letting yourself go. The first song, though, will ease you into the mini-playlist so as to now blow out your ear drums. Enjoy the tunes, which are listed in reverse alphabetical order. Tiger Darrow – “Like Summer” (New […]

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Nicole Atkins – ‘Goodnight Rhonda Lee’ (Album Review)

Nicole Atkins – ‘Goodnight Rhonda Lee’ (Album Review)

Nicole Atkins has been one of the most consistent sources of great music over the last ten years. Her debut record, Neptune City, was a noir-pop masterpiece, and it was followed by three more great records. On her last LP, Slow Phaser, Atkins freed herself from big label obligation and did it on her own, with a little help from […]

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Saturday Sampler July 8th

Saturday Sampler July 8th

Join us for a globe-trotting trip on the Saturday Sampler July 8th edition. Today’s playlist jets from Sweden to Los Angeles to bring you the best new music for your weekend, including dreamy new singles from Shout Out Louds and Loney dear to sizzling rock and soul from Texas. Enjoy your weekend with these nine gems!   Cults – “Offering” […]

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The Matinee April 14th

The Matinee April 14th

It’s the long weekend for most people, so we’ve tried to create a mini-playlist to help jump start the time off or one you could spin on a road trip. The Matinee April 14th has nine songs from, as always, around the world. There are some dazzling, low-key numbers and amusing, truly LOL tracks. Enjoy and happy long weekend!   […]

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Saturday Sampler January 21st

Saturday Sampler January 21st

Much like an exclamation point at the end of a politically charged week, the Saturday Sampler January 21st edition is full of bold, powerful music. Some of the singles share the common theme of being protest songs, while others are just pure rock & roll. These nine songs are the work of artists from Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Scotland, and the USA. […]

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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 December 16th

The Matinee December 16th

We have a septet of new music on The Matinee December 16th. It’s a more lively set as we countdown the final days of the year. Plus, it’s the end of the week, and we all could use a boost, right?   Chicano Batman – “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: The Latin Blues Band, soul/tropicalia-’70s […]

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Saturday Sampler October 22nd

Saturday Sampler October 22nd

Saturday Sampler October 22nd offers another ten-course meal of new music. There are songs that sizzle, some that offer a nice sweet finish, and others that will explode your senses.   Audio Visual – “Running To Stand Still” (remake) (Hattiesburg, MS, USA) RIYL: U2, Rhye To kick things off on the Saturday Sampler, we share a remarkable remake of a […]

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Hiss Golden Messenger – “Heart Like A Levee”

Hiss Golden Messenger – “Heart Like A Levee”

Every new path taken in life brings a set of challenges. The joy, guilt, and soul searching can hit anyone hard in the gut. After the rise from his last record, Lateness of Dancer, M.C. Taylor – the genius behind Hiss Golden Messenger – had to contemplate the choice between being a full-time musician and an exciting job in Ethnography, where […]

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The Matinee October 21st

The Matinee October 21st

Assembled for this October 21st edition of The Matinee is a lovely, eclectic collection of alt-rock, dream pop, indie rock, post punk, and garage rock. It’s nice to have options. Which will you choose as your favorite? I pick all six! Anti Pony – “Broken Dreams” (Stockholm, Sweden) RIYL: Springtime Carnivore, La Sera, FURS You’ve read about Anti Pony before, back when […]

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The Matinee September 29th

The Matinee September 29th

The Matinee September 29th edition features nine new songs. In addition to spanning the globe, there are a mix of genres also included. Psychedelic rock, jangle-pop, ’60s-style rock, alt-pop, funk and R&B, electro-pop, electro-rock, and crushing ballads are all on today’s mini-playlist. Take a listen to these great singles below.   Arbes – “Sun On My Back” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd extends to ten songs. The list is in reverse alphabetical order. Be sure to read and listen right to the bottom; otherwise, you’ll miss a treat from a singer-songwriter with one of the best baritones on the planet.   Vaudou Game – “Revolution” (Lyon, France & Lomé, Togo) RIYL: Fela Kuti, Konono No. 1, Bombino, James […]

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The Matinee September 7th

The Matinee September 7th

It’s September 7th so we only thought it was fitting to feature seven new songs today – that and we couldn’t quite shave it down to the usual six. We have a few upbeat synthpop tracks, lovely singer-songwriter and upbeat dream pop. We have a nice representation of countries today including Denmark, the UK, the US and Singapore. We hope […]

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The Matinee June 7th

The Matinee June 7th

The Matinee June 7th edition features seven songs artists originally from or based in Australia, Canada, England, Spain, and the USA. These are artists to know and who are the verge of blowing up.   Altar Eagles – “Time Out” (Los Angeles, USA via Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra Canadian Erik Alcock has established a name for […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th features eight song for your listening pleasure. Taking a page out of Wendy’s playbook, the songs come from artists spread across the globe – from Russia to Australia, from New Zealand to Norway, and cutting across England, Canada, and the United States.   Antrru – “Нуар” (St. Petersburg, Russia via Minsk, Belarus) RIYL: Flume, TYCHO, Stefan […]

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Seratones – “Get Gone”

Seratones – “Get Gone”

For nearly a decade, Seratones have been honing their craft within and around their hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Despite winning the Louisiana Music Prize in 2013 and being named by Rolling Stone as one of the ten artists to watch that same year, success and popularity has alluded the quartet. Things started to turn the corner for AJ Haynes (vocals/guitar), […]

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