Tag: HÆLOS

Weekend Showcase 4.42

Weekend Showcase 4.42

As the wintry weather soon approaches the north and summer colors slowly emerge in the south, the Weekend Showcase 4.42 edition finds the perfect balance. It also has some spooky tunes in preparation for Halloween. Forty-four songs are on this week’s mega-playlist, featuring a wide-range of sweet treats and howling moment. The artists and bands represent 13 countries, including: Australia, […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 25th

The Matinee ’18 October 25th

Another nine songs occupy The Matinee ’18 October 25th edition. The descriptions are leaner again today, but this just gives you more time to enjoy the great music. Aadae – “Carousel Horses” (London, England via Nigeria) RIYL: Erykah Badu, Sade, Tash Sultana More than a year-and-a-half ago, Nigerian-born, London-based singer-songwriter Aadae left us mesmerized with her debut single, “River of […]

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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 […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Over the past two days we have shared the first 20 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. Today’s group of 10 is diverse and complex, featuring some of the most devastating lyrics and the most creative music of the year. The list is alphabetical, and then re-visit Parts 1 and 2.   Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack […]

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Osheaga 2016 in Photos

Osheaga 2016 in Photos

Montreal’s 3-day music and visual arts festival, Osheaga, was held July 29th through 31st. With this year’s sold-out event showcasing over 100 international acts, there was ample opportunity to take in a favourite band or discover someone new. The festival showcased numerous musical genres including up-and-comers, of-the-moment musicians, and sought-after, top-tier talent, which included headliners  Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. […]

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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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HÆLOS’ existential debut album “Full Circle”

HÆLOS’ existential debut album “Full Circle”

The past year has been a whirlwind for London trio HÆLOS. Their debut single, “Dust”, was a massive hit in cyberspace with more than 257,000 spins on SoundCloud. It was an introduction to the band’s dark, cosmic electronica, which blended the sensual and captivating trip-hop of Massive Attack and the otherworldly soundscapes of M83. They followed that up with two […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.01

Weekend Showcase 2.01

The Weekend Showcase celebrated its first anniversary this past week. To celebrate this milestone, we opted to make some changes. The first change is obvious – we’ve moved it to Sunday in order to accommodate an additional day to The Matinee – otherwise known as the Saturday Sampler. The other change is that The Weekend Showcase will list all the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16: vol. 1

Melodic Tonic ’16: vol. 1

Welcome to a new year of new music singles! For this first serving of 2016, we’re serving up tunes from all over the globe to get your week kicked off with a bang.   The Sweet Serenades – “Fireworks” (Stockholm, Sweden) It is our pleasure to introduce you to Swedish indie rock duo The Sweet Serenades. Martin Nordvall and Mathias Näslund are old friends […]

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HÆLOS’ otherworldy “Earth Not Above” EP

HÆLOS’ otherworldy “Earth Not Above” EP

Late in 2014, Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith, and Lotti Benardout – better known as HÆLOS – released “Dust”, a sultry electronic-ambient single that caught the attention of thousands of listeners. Among them was influential BBC 1 radio host Zach Lowe, who included the trio on his “Next Hype”. Shortly after the unsolicited promotion, HÆLOS was signed by indie label giant […]

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Weekend Showcase – May 15th Edition

Weekend Showcase – May 15th Edition

The weekend is here, so let the music play! Twenty tracks this week with artists from Sweden, The Netherlands, Denmark, the UK (of course), Israel, the US, and Canada. If this is your first time checking out the playlist, below are some quick points to consider. If you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken […]

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HÆLOS – “The Sun Rising”

HÆLOS – “The Sun Rising”

  A couple of months ago, we featured HÆLOS‘ “Earth Not Above” on a previous Weekend Showcase.  The London-based trio return with, “The Sun Rising”, a cover of The Beloved’s 1989 song. HÆLOS, though, add their own spin, offering dramatic and dark arrangement that incorporate electronic, dub-step, and garage. The second half of the song is absolutely brilliant, combining the cinematic qualities […]

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Weekend Showcase: March 13th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: March 13th Playlist

Another week goes by and more great music to share. This week’s playlist has 20 singles from different places, although coincidentally it’s heavy on UK and Toronto bands. If you like what you hear, click on the song title, as there may be additional tracks. If you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken to their […]

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HÆLOS – “Earth Not Above”

HÆLOS – “Earth Not Above”

“Earth Not Above” is the scintillating new single from London three-piece, HÆLOS. It’s completely hypnotic and has an interstellar feel that would fit perfectly in any trippy, science-fiction movie, such as Gravity, Oblivion, or Interstellar. The electro-pop track echoes of the mesmerizing sounds of early Phantogram and buzzy, dream synths of M83. “Earth Not Above” comes on the heels of “Dust”, a […]

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