Tag: Indie Rock

The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2

If you’re craving more great new music, then The Matinee ’18 October 23rd – Part 2 offers six additional tunes. Some tunes are like gentle breezes, and others are like a hurricane or an avalanche. As such, each of the songs will fit whatever mood you’re in, so take a listen and get to know these great artists and bands. […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 18th

The Matinee ’18 October 18th

The Matinee ’18 October 18th is full of cinema, theater, magic, and epics. Let these nine songs take you places that real or imagined.   Behaviorist – “Dirty Pictures” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: San Fermin, Phoria, Rubblebucket The respect and popularity of an artist should never be judged by the number of followers s/he has on social media. Instead, look at […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th

The force is strong on the Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th edition. Today’s playlist includes fierce tunes from equally fierce artists. We have a balance of indie rock and synth/electronica from indie legends and emerging talents in Germany, Sweden, and the USA. Juliana Hatfield – “It’s So Weird” (Boston, USA) RIYL: The Juliana Hatfield Three, Liz Phair, The Breeders, Tegan […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 11th

The Matinee ’18 October 11th

The Matinee ’18 October 11th is bookend by two dizzying songs that prepare you for the arrival of Friday. Between them are some outrageous numbers, powerful ballads, and theatrical affairs. Without further ado, let’s get started with two songs that belong in any post-summer playlist. Anemone – “Sunshine (Back To The Start)” (Montréal, Canada)  RIYL: Melody’s Echo Chamber, The […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th

Prepare for a whirlwind of feels on the Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th edition. From crunchy indie rock to gripping instrumental film score sounds, these tunes come from artists in Italy, Lebanon, and the US. We start with an energetic offering from an old favorite. Cloud Nothings – “So Right So Clean” (Cleveland, USA) RIYL: Iceage, Eagulls Back in August […]

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Death Valley Girls – ‘Darkness Rains’ (album review)

Death Valley Girls – ‘Darkness Rains’ (album review)

Darkness Rains by Death Valley Girls Two years ago when Glow In The Dark was released, we commented how Death Valley Girls are “living in the wrong era”. Their brand of a rock ‘n roll – or witch rock or a really chilling version of psychedelic rock – would have won them massive battalions of fans in the ’70s and […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 9th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 9th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 9th – Part 2 continues the alphabet approach to our daily playlist. The songs featured in this edition begin with the letters G to M. As usual, a bevy of countries are presented, including Canada, England, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, and Japan. To hear Part 1 (letters A to D), click here. Ghostly Kisses – “The City […]

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Estrons – ‘You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough’ (album review)

Estrons – ‘You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough’ (album review)

Lilac by Estrons Since their arrival on the UK music scene approximately three years ago, Estrons have firmly entrenched themselves as one of the region’s most intense rock bands. For that matter, they are doing things that are rarely heard globally these days – creating music that shakes walls and melts faces. Forget mellow ballads and head-wagging pop tunes, since […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 5th

The Matinee ’18 October 5th

We don’t normally comment on the artwork, but the nine songs on The Matinee ’18 October 5th edition features plenty of awesome images. Musically, all the tracks are, as we always do on Fridays, uplifting, get-up-on-your-feet rockers, bangers, and anthemic affairs. We hope the mini-playlist will be the perfect way to start the weekend (or to survive one last work […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 4th

The Matinee ’18 October 4th

The return of one of indie’s greatest singer-songwriters highlights The Matinee ’18 October 4th edition. Following her are eight other outstanding young artists and bands, some of whom have shot to stardom and others on the cusp of it. Sharon Van Etten – “Comeback Kid” (Los Angeles via Brooklyn & New Jersey, USA) RIYL: Siouxsie Sioux, The Knife, Fever Ray […]

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Miss World – ‘Keeping Up With Miss World’ (album review)

Miss World – ‘Keeping Up With Miss World’ (album review)

Keeping Up With Miss World [LP] by MISS WORLD Whether performing with Red Blood Shoes’ Laura May-Carter as Shit Girlfriend or in the various punk outfits from her youth, Natalie Chahal has always mixed sugary sass with observant and often biting commentary about the world. Her past efforts were more direct in their message, but through her solo project Miss […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 3rd

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 3rd

The Melodic Tonic ’18 October 3rd edition gets a boost from women: five of the six artists featured today are either solo females or bands with strong female talents. With so much focus in the news about women being heard and believed, it seems like a good time to remind everyone of the empowering strength of womens’ voices. Adia Victoria […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 2nd

The Matinee ’18 October 2nd

The Matinee ’18 October 2nd crosses Europe and the US for nine songs to brighten up your Tuesday. The days may be getting darker, but these songs will help brighten your day (well, a couple will make it gloomier, but in a delightful way!). Beverly Kills – “Melodrama” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: The Raveonettes, Alvvays, Agent Blå It was only six […]

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Lala Lala – ‘The Lamb’ (album review)

Lala Lala – ‘The Lamb’ (album review)

“And I swear that I’m immortal / No one can prove it wrong”, Lillie West, the woman behind Lala Lala, sings on the somber “Scary Movie”. Despite the assertion, these lines are not a rebellious proclamation, but rather they reveal her vulnerable mindset in the midst of the turmoil inflicting her and those within her inner circles. They are also […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 1st

The Matinee ’18 October 1st

The Matinee ’18 October 1st has no shortage of tracks to get your Monday going just right. With a handful of upbeat and infectious tracks, we hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Canada, New Zealand, Norway, The US and the UK today. Bearson – “It’s Not This” (feat. Lemaitre & josh pan) (Oslo, […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 28th

The Matinee ’18 September 28th

The Matinee ’18 September 28th gets you ready for the weekend with a bevy of new music singles. Some will blow your eardrums out and others will get you moving. A few will take you back to the ’80, and at least one will leave you astonished by its innovation. So kick up your feet, turn up the volume, and […]

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Anamon – “No Friends” (single premiere)

Anamon – “No Friends” (single premiere)

A little rock band from upstate New York are about to serve the music world notice with their frenetic approach and smart, insightful lyricism. The outfit is Anamon, who hail from Rochester and are a blend of New Zealand’s The Beths, Australia’s Camp Cope, and NYC’s Frankie Cosmos. Its mastermind is Ana Emily Monaco, who is the equal to Lucy […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 27th

The Matinee ’18 September 27th

The Matinee ’18 September 27th edition floats to the heavens with some lush dream-pop and obliterates ear drums with seismic rockers. There are some thing in-between, of course, including two art-rock masterpieces, a jack-of-all-trades band, and three of the finest singer-songwriters around today. We get things started with one of Australia’s greatest geniuses.   Methyl Ethyl – “Scream Whole” (Perth, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th edition features some familiar faces and sounds. Most of these six artists are better known for their work in their other bands. The others are emerging talents who should be on everyone’s radar. Let’s get started with an artist who feels like an old friend.   Jeff Tweedy – “Some Birds” (Chicago, USA) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 25th – North America Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 25th – North America Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 25th – North America Edition is another hodgepodge collection of music. There’s a retro vibe to some of the tracks and some that look into the future. If you’re seeking more great new music, head over hear to spin the Rest of the World Edition. Art d’Ecco – “Who is it Now?” (The Gulf Islands, B.C., […]

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