Tag: Miya Folick

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

Like the ball drop at Times Squares in New York City, the fireworks igniting from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the annual rite of hundreds of million of people making resolutions they cannot keep, we once again share some of our favorite songs from the past 365 days. The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018 is another doozy. Specifically, it features […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The Final 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The Final 25

Yesterday, we shared the first 25 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018. Here are the remaining twenty-five, which is littered with some of the very best singer-songwriters of our time. Click on the individual albums to be read the short descriptions and hear a few songs from these tremendous LPs. We’ve also included a Spotify playlist for your listening […]

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Favorite Albums of 2018: Miya Folick – ‘Premonitions’

Favorite Albums of 2018: Miya Folick – ‘Premonitions’

For more than three years, Miya Folick has floored music fans and tastemakers with her awe-striking, wide-ranging vocals and poignant and gut-wrenching songwriting. She’s made her growing fan base dance, contemplate the state of the world, and remember their own times of immense vulnerability. She has moved people in ways very few artists have, and the arrival of her debut […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.43

Weekend Showcase 4.43

We dedicate the Weekend Showcase 4.43 edition to Zac Denton of The Ocean Party. On Wednesday, the 24-year old unexpectedly passed away. For those who do not know who Denton or The Ocean Party are, they are one of Melbourne’s most outstanding indie bands with a sound reminiscent of Silver Jews and Spiritualized. They are also one of Australia’s most […]

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Miya Folick – ‘Premonitions’ (album review)

Miya Folick – ‘Premonitions’ (album review)

 Stardom has been in Miya Folick‘s future since she released her debut single, “Talking With Strangers”, which revealed her awe-striking, wide-ranging vocals and poignant and gut-wrenching songwriting. Over the past three years through the release of more than dozen singles and two outstanding EPs – 2015’s Strange Darling and 2017’s Give It To Me, which was one of last […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.40

Weekend Showcase 4.40

Another week has passed, which means another great few days of hearing new music. The Weekend Showcase 4.40 edition has 47 of the best songs from the past week or so. As usual, we scour the globe in search of new music, and this week’s mega-playlist contains tracks from 15 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, […]

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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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Weekend Showcase 4.37

Weekend Showcase 4.37

Autumn has arrived, and the Weekend Showcase 4.37 edition is just as colorful and diverse as the changing landscape. This week’s mega-playlist features 49 songs on the SoundCloud version and 48 on Spotify (both are provided below). Fourteen (14) countries are presented, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, France, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, and the […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 20th

The Matinee ’18 September 20th

The Matinee ’18 September 20th edition demonstrates that women are the present and future of music. Each of the nine songs are by a woman singer-songwriter or a female-fronted band. Each offers something different, ranging from indie rock to power-pop to disco-pop to shoegaze to downtempo to grunge. Bec Sandridge – “Animal” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: La Roux, Dead or Alive, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.24

Weekend Showcase 4.24

On this first weekend of summer, the Weekend Showcase 4.24 edition provides 44 cool new music tunes to suppress the heat and fill up the car with brilliant tunes for the road trip. Artists and bands from 12 countries occupy the playlist, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 21st

The Matinee ’18 June 21st

In some cases, The Matinee ’18 June 21st edition dives really deep to share new music. Some names, however, you may recognize from past mini-playlists. Today’s list is in reverse alphabetical order, except for the first track. We have to share the newest single from one of post-rock’s / shoegaze’s great bands first.   Mogwai – “We’re Not Done (End […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.12

Weekend Showcase 4.12

With Easter long weekend, the Weekend Showcase 4.12 edition is a day early so you can enjoy the music while hiding eggs or finding them. The mega-playlist features 45 songs from artists representing 16 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition

The second part of our Good Friday twinbill – The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition – has seven songs, and several of them are from some of our all-time favorites. There are upbeat numbers and a few extremely moving and powerful numbers.   Bloodboy – “Is Now a Good Time to Ruin Your Life?” (Los Angeles, USA) […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

More than 2,500 songs shared, some 200 LPs and EPs reviewed, thousands of photos from concerts and festivals, and dozens of premieres later, we’ve arrived at our annual tradition of sharing our favorite songs of the past 52 weeks – also known as The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. This year’s playlist is the biggest yet. The 2015 version had […]

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Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2

We continue to count down some of the very best extended players of the year. Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2 features artists from the usual places – Australia, England, and USA – plus one of the great psychedelic bands who hail from Japan. The list is a hodgepodge of genres and sounds, but each of them are uniquely […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.44

Weekend Showcase 3.44

We pride ourselves on sharing the best new music from around the world, and the Weekend Showcase 3.44 edition is truly a global one. Fifty-three (53) song occupy the mega-playlist with artists and bands representing 16 countries. There are some from the US, but the majority of the songs are from one of these places: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, […]

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Miya Folick – ‘Give It To Me’ (EP review)

Miya Folick – ‘Give It To Me’ (EP review)

Few artists today can consistently and simultaneously devastate and challenge listeners. These artists’ stories elicit such strong emotions that after the songs end you need to collect yourself. PJ Harvey, Angel Olsen, Feist, Sharon Van Etten, TORRES, and Julien Baker are just some of the examples. Miya Folick is another one. While she has yet to achieve the fame of […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.41

Weekend Showcase 3.41

There are only 10 weeks left in 2017, which has been an eventful year (and this might be the understatement of the year). Thankfully, we’ve also been comforted by great new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.41 edition offers some of the songs that filled our speakers and headphones. Fifty-four songs occupy the mega-playlist. The artists and bands represent 17 countries, […]

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The Matinee October 19th

The Matinee October 19th

The Matinee October 19th is an all-women affair. Each of the songs is from either a female solo artist or a female-fronted band. There are plenty of reasons for this, but mostly because women are making the best and most creative music today. The nine songs showcase how far and wide the talent and ingenuity extends (and no, it’s not […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.39

Weekend Showcase 3.39

With Friday the 13th around the corner and Halloween close behind it, the Weekend Showcase 3.39 edition is, for the most part, a dark and sinister playlist. As such, get a head start of the days meant to get scare, startle, and haunt you. Fifty-four songs are on the playlist. The artists and bands are representing, coincidentally, 13 countries, including: […]

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