Tag: indie pop-rock

The Matinee ’18 June 22nd

The Matinee ’18 June 22nd

The first weekend of summer is upon us, and we’re here to set the table for what awaits. The Matinee ’18 June 22nd edition features nine songs that range from gripping to bombastic to groovy. We kick things off with one of the most cinematic bands not just now but in the history of music. Florence + The Machine – […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 13th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 13th

The dream of the ’90s is alive… in this week’s Melodic Tonic June 13th edition. Actually, you will hear retro influences from the ’80s and ’90s on these six songs, including the return of two beloved ’90s bands and a few newcomers as well. We kick things off with some floating action of the Space variety.   Spiritualized – “I’m Your […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 11th

The Matinee ’18 June 11th

The Matinee ’18 June 11th includes six new tracks to kick off your Monday. Maybe a summer vacation is in your future, and a number of these songs can get you through the work week if there is no vacation in sight. Artists are representing Australia, Norway, the US and the UK today. Ben Browning – “Even Though” (Melbourne, Australia) […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 7th

The Matinee ’18 June 7th

The Matinee ’18 June 7th is an all-women affair. Each of the songs either features a female singer-songwriter or a woman leading the band. The mini-playlist is just further evidence in our long-held belief that women are making the best and more creative music today.   The Beths – “Happy Unhappy” (Auckland, New Zealand)  RIYL: Alex Lahey, Anna Burch, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 6th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 6th

A current of uplifting energy permeates the Melodic Tonic ’18 June 6th edition. From soul-stirring R&B and mind-bending experimental fare to vibrant indie pop, these six tunes offer the boost you need to get through the rest of the week. Curtis Harding – “It’s Not Over” (Atlanta, USA) RIYL: Michael Kiwanuka, Leon Bridges, Son Little Have you heard the new […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 29th

The Matinee ’18 May 29th

The Matinee ’18 May 29th edition is filled with plenty of new bands or artists. Some are so new that they have a limited social media presence. Most of the musicians listed below have small followings, so now is the time to get on the bandwagon so you can tell your friends in the future that you knew about them […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 18th

The Matinee ’18 May 18th

The Matinee ’18 May 18th features some summery and autumn-like tunes. As such, no matter what hemisphere you live in, you’ll find something to fit the weather. Beach Skulls – “Sacred Citrus” (Manchester, England) RIYL: King Tuff, Acid Dad, Magic Potion Beach Skulls have an uncanny knack for delivering killer tunes just when we need it most. We shared their “I’m Not […]

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Middle Kids – ‘Lost Kids’ (album review)

Middle Kids – ‘Lost Kids’ (album review)

Lost Friends by Middle Kids When a band suddenly becomes a household name due to the unexpected success of a single, doubters tend to throw out terms like “one-hit wonders” or “overnight sensation”. Music history is littered with artists and bands who flamed out after one or two songs. When Middle Kids‘ single, “Edge of Town”, skyrocketed to the top […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 11th

The Matinee ’18 May 11th

The Matinee ’18 May 11th includes six nine tracks for this fine Friday. The variety today will definitely get you going for the weekend. We have a pretty awesome line up today. We have a worldwide playlist with artists representing Australia, The Netherlands, Greece, The US and The UK today. Bastille – “Quarter Past Midnight” (London, England) RIYL: BANNERS, Coasts, […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th covers a lot of ground geographically and musically. You’ll be fist-pumping, dancing, or sitting back to absorb the tremendous songwriting. The mini-playlist commences with one of our long-time favorites.   THYLA – “Blame” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Estrons, Paramore, Wolf Alice Three years into their careers, Thyla are gradually moving up the popularity charts, but swimming […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 2nd

The Matinee ’18 May 2nd

We had to switch up our schedule this week, so today you’ll find The Matinee ’18 May 2nd edition. Snappier descriptions today, which on hump day is ideal. Buck Meek – “Maybe” (Brooklyn via Driftwood, TX, USA) RIYL: Cass McCombs, Twain, subdued Unknown Mortal Orchestra Getting out from under your popular band’s huge shadow is always difficult, but Big Thief […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 30th

The Matinee ’18 April 30th

The Matinee ’18 April 30th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a wide range of tracks today to get your work week started off right. Artists are representing Australia, Canada, The US and The UK. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. A Festival, A Parade – “Cold Shower” (Newcastle Upon Tyne, […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 27th

The Matinee ’18 April 27th

It’s Friday, so we have to share more upbeat, hip-shaking, shoulder-shimmying numbers. From electronic music to pulsating new wave to sugary indie-pop to anthemic pop-rock, The Matinee ’18 April 27th edition will get you ready for the weekend. Artificial Pleasure – “On A Saturday Night” (London, England) RIYL: Talking Heads, Gang of Four, Roxy Music Last year, Artificial Pleasure released […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 24th

The Matinee ’18 April 24th

The Matinee ’18 April 24th edition features everything from the bone-chilling to the experimental to the exhilarating to the breathtaking. Each of them has a bit of cinema, so be prepared to lose yourself in each of the nine songs. The Bones of J.R. Jones – “Know My Name” (New York City, USA)  RIYL: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 13th

The Matinee ’18 April 13th

For some, today represents bad luck. For us, Fridays are meant for great music that delivers you to the weekend. The Matinee ’18 April 13th edition, specifically, is the source of our good vibes, featuring the usual nine sweet tunes that caught our attention. Happy weekend everyone!   Florence + The Machine – “Sky Full of Song” (London, England) RIYL: […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – SYML

SXSW 2018 Memories – SYML

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from SYML. The project of Seattle-based Brian Fennell, SYML, which means “simple” in […]

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The Melodic Tonic ’18 April 11th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 April 11th

The six songs on the Melodic Tonic April 11th edition will make you sigh and smile in appreciation. These artists from Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the US offer some musical encouragement to help you get through whatever this week throws at you. So sit back and let yourself get lost in these tunes. Neko Case – “Bad Luck” (Vermont, […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Freedom Fry

SXSW 2018 Memories – Freedom Fry

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Freedom Fry. The project of Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll has been […]

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Frankie Cosmos – ‘Vessel’ (album review)

Frankie Cosmos – ‘Vessel’ (album review)

It seems like Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline has written hundreds of songs from her 52 releases on her Bandcamp, plus her work with other bands including Lexie. On their new Frankie Cosmos record, Vessel, Kline (vocals/guitar), David Maine (bass/vocals), Lauren Martin (keys/vocals), and Luke Pyenson (drummer) package 18 tracks into a half hour. Yes, 18 songs in 30 minutes. Some […]

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