Tag: lo-fi pop

The Matinee ’18 October 30th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 30th – Part 2

The Matinee ’18 October 30th – Part 2 features spine-tingling, dreamy, and emotional numbers. Settle in, wrap yourself in a blanket, and be swept away by these six fabulous songs. After hearing these songs, visit Part 1 to listen to six more tunes. Loyal Lobos – “Wrong” (Los Angeles, USA via Bogotá, Colombia) RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Rosie Carney, Stella Donnelly […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 29th

The Matinee ’18 October 29th

The Matinee ’18 October 29th includes six awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. It’s the perfect kick off to another fall week. Artists are representing the US and The UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. AMETHYSTS – “How It Is” (London, England) RIYL: Dahlia Sleeps, Cults, Meadowlark AMETHYSTS are back with a new […]

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Tuvaband – ‘Mess’ (EP review)

Tuvaband – ‘Mess’ (EP review)

Jazz and blues are the ideal genres to enjoy with a glass of wine or smoky whiskey. They are genres that naturally calm the nerves and ease the soul. Every so often, however, a band within the indie scene arrives and challenges this perception of the perfect pairing. Challenge is probably the incorrect word but rather a band that expands […]

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The Matinee September 28th

The Matinee September 28th

Rock. That’s pretty much what you will find on The Matinee September 28th edition. There’s no electro- or synth-pop, no indietronica, and not even indie-pop. Every single song today is guitar-driven. Seven of the songs are outright rockers and only two could be considered “pop-rock”. There’s also a huge European flavor, particularly from the UK, on the mini-playlist because, let’s […]

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The Matinee November 1st

The Matinee November 1st

So Halloween has passed, but it’s not too late to share some mystical and creepy songs, and there are several on The Matinee November 1st edition. There are, of course, new songs that are whimsical, tantalizing, and just awesome.   Cadence Kid – “The Darkness” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Portugal. The Man, Poliça, Inspired & The Sleep Back in May, we […]

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The Matinee October 14th

The Matinee October 14th

I’m sitting outside, laptop in tow, enjoying a gorgeous fall day in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The sun is shining, the brightly colored leaves are floating down to the earth, but not before playfully floating along on the breeze. It’s one of those days where you’re just happy to be alive to experience it. The songs on The Matinee October 14th edition will […]

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Jolé – “A Year of Ages” (single premiere)

Jolé – “A Year of Ages” (single premiere)

Sometimes it is important to get away from it all. To escape the demands of our careers. To venture out and meet new people. To explore new countries and experience new cultures. And in the process, feel reinvigorated, be able to test our limits, and discover who we are. This is exactly what Jolé – a.k.a. Josh Oliver – has been […]

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The Matinee May 10th

The Matinee May 10th

The Matinee May 10th has a cinematic quality – every one of the seven songs would be perfectly placed on the soundtrack of a present or future movie. And like the direction of today’s film industry, the songs are by artists from different countries across the globe.   Alexander Biggs – “Out In The Dark” (Melbourne, Australia) When the awesome […]

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The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th edition is a little bit more relaxed than past playlists. There’s still a rocker in there and one tune that will have you moving, but for the most part the songs below are meant to be enjoyed in a relaxed environment.   Conner Youngblood – “A Summer Song” (Dallas, USA) Riding a wave of accolades of […]

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The Easies – “Drawing A Blank” (single premiere)

The Easies – “Drawing A Blank” (single premiere)

In a time when synths and Garage Band are the instruments of choice, you might have missed the resurgence of lo-fi, bedroom pop. Whereas electronic bands are looking for the latest equipment and software, bands and artists like American Wrestlers and Los Angeles Police Department are using vintage amps, cassette decks, and even 8-tracks to record their music in the […]

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