Tag: Orchestral Pop

The Matinee ’18 August 20th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 August 20th – ROW Edition

Part two of The Matinee focuses on music outside of Australia. Six songs occupy The Matinee ’18 August 20th – ROW Edition (or Rest of the World), which features a wide selection of genres. There are the usual American outfits, but you’ll also find artists from Belarus, Sweden, and England. To hear the Down Under version, click here. Arc Iris […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 20th – Australia Edition

The Matinee ’18 August 20th – Australia Edition

With all the great music coming out, we’ve divided The Matinee into two parts once again. We head Down Under with the The Matinee ’18 August 20th – Australia Edition. Granted, one artist now calls England home, but he’s Aussie born. Anyway, the six songs featured below span a broad section of genres – folk-pop, dystopian future rock, downtempo trip-hop, […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 13th

The Matinee ’18 August 13th

The Matinee ’18 August 13th includes a nice variety for this Monday morning. For some, it’s the end of summer as many school schedules have already begun. A few of these tracks can help us to remember those summer vibes as well as a couple keeping us energized with new and exciting indie rock. Artists are representing Canada, the US […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 19th

The Matinee ’18 July 19th

The Matinee ’18 July 19th is another mixed bag of new music from across the globe. Some of the tracks are heavier and darker and others are whimsical and witty. Take a spin of the nine songs below, beginning with booming garage rocker.   The Bullseyes – “Yet There’s You” (Poland) RIYL: The Black Keys, King Khan & BBQ Show, […]

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Jenny Hval – ‘The Long Sleep’ (EP review)

Jenny Hval – ‘The Long Sleep’ (EP review)

The Long Sleep EP by Jenny Hval Throughout her fifteen-year musical career, Jenny Hval has firmly established herself as one of music’s great minds. Through her six solo studio albums, Hval makes every output not just a form of entertainment but an experience. On some occasions, they are psychological or metaphysical explorations (e.g., Innocence Is Kinky), and other times they […]

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The Matinee August 18th

The Matinee August 18th

As usual, there is a bit of everything on our daily playlists, and The Matinee August 18th edition is no exception. One thing we always search for are songs that not only sound great but have a personal message or captivating story to tell. Substance over style as they say, but it’s great when a song has both. Well, all […]

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The Matinee July 6th

The Matinee July 6th

The Matinee July 6th edition features only eight songs instead of the usual nine, so we could add two videos. Besides the number of tunes, the mini-playlist is also a bit different in that it has a heavy UK emphasis. Today’s list could be mistaken as a BBC Introducing episode. Anyway, enjoy the mini-playlist, which has plenty of variety. Be […]

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Saturday Sampler July 1st

Saturday Sampler July 1st

Happy Canada Day! We could have prepared a Canada Day playlist, but in true Canadian spirit we’ve decided to celebrate the beautiful mosaic of new music across the globe. Some of the songs are by recognizable artists, and they are standing next to bands and musicians awaiting their major breakthrough. Enjoy the holiday weekend Canada and may everyone else have […]

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The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th feels like a playlist for a summer road trip, so each song will be associated with a traveling reference. This journey is the one heading home, so the list is in reverse alphabetical order. Umm – “Black Summer” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: The Dig, The Breeders, Communist Daughter Our journey begins on a coastal highway, where […]

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The Matinee February 3rd

The Matinee February 3rd

The Matinee February 3rd includes 6 amazing new tracks to get your Friday moving. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. We have a nice mix of indie rock and dream pop from Australia and the US. Check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course the Weekend Showcase on Sunday. Bad Wave – “Time To Get […]

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Agnes Obel – “Citizen of Glass”

Agnes Obel – “Citizen of Glass”

“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” – Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher Agnes Obel is a rare breed in today’s music. The Danish-born, Berlin-based artist is equal parts composer, singer, songwriter, and philosopher. She is not merely crafting songs for entertainment purposes, but they are thought-experiments meant to capture our imaginations and challenge our […]

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Springtime Carnivore – “Midnight Room”

Springtime Carnivore – “Midnight Room”

Nearly two years ago to the day, Greta Morgan unveiled her solo debut under the moniker Springtime Carnivore. The album cover was simple. It was a black-and-white-photo of Morgan staring slightly upward while seated on the ground. A slight grin is on her innocent, which emitted a sense of innocence and warmth. Of a young woman introducing herself to the […]

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Verona – “Pennylane” (single premiere)

Verona – “Pennylane” (single premiere)

We have all heard the saying that for us to rise we must first fall. For many of us, we have experienced this first hand, reaching rock bottom before finding our feet and rising again. It’s never an easy situation, especially after one has had her heart ripped out of her soul and crushed right in front of her. Heartbreak […]

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Saturday Sampler for July 16th

Saturday Sampler for July 16th

Saturday Sampler for July 16th features plenty of musicians and bands that we have huge crushes on ummm… we are huge fans of because their music makes us feel really goooood. There are, of course, several newcomers whose music might also leave you infatuated. We’ll try to keep the musical matchmaking brief so you can enjoy the music.   Andrew Keoghan – “Everything” […]

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The Matinee June 7th

The Matinee June 7th

The Matinee June 7th edition features seven songs artists originally from or based in Australia, Canada, England, Spain, and the USA. These are artists to know and who are the verge of blowing up.   Altar Eagles – “Time Out” (Los Angeles, USA via Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra Canadian Erik Alcock has established a name for […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 4th

Saturday Sampler for June 4th

Saturday Sampler for June 4th once again features ten great songs. There are a handful of artists that you will recognize while some are brand new but deserve your full attention. We have everything from indie rock to electronic, folk-rock to electronic-rock, electro-pop to folk-pop. Take a listen and have a great first weekend of June!   Alex Lahey – […]

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First Impressions: Lucius – “Good Grief”

First Impressions: Lucius – “Good Grief”

… When most people think about Lucius, typically they think of the band’s two frontwomen, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. They’re hard to miss with their mirror-image style and perfect harmonies. Since this stylish duo shares the spotlight, it’s understandable when people mistakenly think that Lucius is just them. But there is much more depth to the band, their sound, and their new […]

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Marlon Williams – “Marlon Williams”

Marlon Williams – “Marlon Williams”

Small gig after small gig, traveling from one city or town to the next no matter what the size, sleeping in cars, tents, and apartment floors, Marlon Williams is a self-made, rising star among the country-folk scene. Through sheer will and hard work, the native of Lyttleton, New Zealand has earned every praise ushered on him, from the likes of […]

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Basia Bulat – “Good Advice”

Basia Bulat – “Good Advice”

It’s a rarity to listen to an album where after each song you can hear the thunderous applause of the audience in your head. A crowd that is not simply entertained by the performance but completely enraptured by the songwriting and the music that aims to please and captivate. This is what Basia Bulat has created with Good Advice. For […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 28

Melodic Tonic, vol. 28

Welcome to the Melodic Tonic, vol. 28 – a.k.a. your regular Monday serving of new music cocktails. This week we’re shining our spotlight on six collaborative gems. The term “supergroup” seems to be used more frequently these days, with many artists joining forces faster than we can keep up with them. As music fans, we at The Revue always welcome these collective efforts, […]

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