Tag: Pop-Rock

The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th takes stops in Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the USA, before arriving in England for some new music. Hear eight “new” songs by some of the best and brightest artists from around the planet.   Aldous Harding – “Stop Your Tears” (Lyttleton, New Zealand) RIYL: Nadia Reid, Gillian Welch, Aoife O’Donovan For a few years, […]

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The Matinee July 15th

The Matinee July 15th

The Matinee July 15th has six brand new songs for your listening pleasure. We have awesome indie rock, stellar future soul and amazing synth pop. We have artists representing Canada, the US, and The Netherlands. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and the Weekend Showcase on Sunday. CAPTIONS. – “Bearfights” (Ventura, CA, USA) RIYL: Local Natives, […]

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The Matinee July 12th

The Matinee July 12th

We have an 8-pack of great new music on The Matinee July 12th edition that includes one unbelievable cover; an unpretentious and clever teenager who is redefining alt hip hop; a handful of rockers; and a couple of sultry numbers that will spice things up.   Aloric – “When Doves Cry” (Prince cover) (London, England) RIYL: Phoria, Mt. Wolf, The […]

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The Matinee July 8th

The Matinee July 8th

The Matinee July 8th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. Unintentionally we have a U.S.-based playlist. We hope you find some awesome rock, indie rock, indie pop, singer-songwriter fare, and possibly your new favorite band or artist. On days like today where you just don’t even want to read the national headlines, we are thankful that music is […]

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The Matinee July 7th

The Matinee July 7th

After a few days of focusing on American and English artists, we return to our regularly scheduled programming of featuring new music from around the globe. On The Matinee July 7th edition, we have seven songs by artists in seven different countries. Sevens are wild today!   angelic milk – “Tie Me Up” (St. Petersburg, Russia) RIYL: Death Valley Girls, […]

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Twin River – “Passing Shade”

Twin River – “Passing Shade”

New York City has GOASTT, Widowspeak, and Belle Mare. London has Big Deal. Charleston, South Carolina has Shovels & Rope. Famous indie duos or bands that were formed by the idea of two people. So who fits the bill in Vancouver, the burgeoning music city that is rivaling Montreal and Toronto as Canada’s hotbed for new music? One band that […]

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The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd

The Matinee June 22nd edition includes an eclectic mix of tracks to get you through the middle of your week. We have indie rock, electropop, indietronica and a bit of psych rock. Deer Park Avenue – “California (Close My Eyes)” (Munich, Germany) RIYL: Paramore, Bully, Wolf Alice Deer Park Avenue are sisters Sarah Snyder (guitars/vocals) and Stephanie Snyder (drums/vocals). “California […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th is a solo job, so hopefully I’ve done a good job at filling in for Hollie. Ten songs are featured as always with two prominent bands highlighting the banquet of new music.   Ali Beletic – “Ends Of The Earth”(Sonoran Desert via Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Patti Smith, Fiona Apple, Angel Olsen Back in February when […]

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The Matinee June 8th

The Matinee June 8th

The Matinee June 8th is full of rock to keep you moving through this week. We have a nice dose of indie rock, psych rock, hard core punk inspired rock and a little bit of pop-rock. Inadvertently this playlist includes bands solely from the UK.  We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Clay – “Stay Calm!” (Leeds, […]

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The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th

The Matinee May 19th edition is another extended one featuring eight great new songs (well, relatively new). There are some upbeat numbers, some euphoric pop-rock anthems, and cool, intimate songs. It’s perfect for a Thursday or Friday, wherever you may be.   Alex the Astronaut – “Holes In The Story” (New York City, USA via Sydney, Australia) Before getting into […]

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Beverly – “The Blue Swell”

Beverly – “The Blue Swell”

Everyone has heard the old cliché that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So what’s the cliché with us? The answer is simple – create an album that sounds and feels like the ’80s and early ’90s, sprinkle in some crystalline guitars, and you’ll immediately grab our attention – or at least mine anyway. We’re talking about […]

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The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th

Seven new singles occupy The Matinee April 19th edition. The usual countries are represented (England and the United States) – while three others make a rare appearance (Germany, Northern Ireland, and Singapore), but where the artists are from is irrelevant when it comes to just making awesome new music.   The Isabelles – “Permanent Rewind” (Faimouth, England) Back in January, […]

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Bronx Cheerleader – “Pell Mell”

Bronx Cheerleader – “Pell Mell”

  We’re fans of St. Catharines, Ontario band Bronx Cheerleader for a number of reasons. First, they have a propensity to release new material about every 2 months, including “Mad Sam is Dead”, which we featured back in January. This keeps us on our toes and gives us something to look forward to every several weeks. Second, no two songs sound […]

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The Bad Years – “Beautiful Liar”

The Bad Years – “Beautiful Liar”

Los Angeles duo, Aaron Mort and Sami Akbari, who make The Bad Years, recently released their debut EP, Beautiful Liar. It’s a terrific compilation of indie rock and indie-pop songs. The EP is highlighted by the fantastic title track, which is combines the fun of July Talk with the rapturous flavor of Veronica Falls. The rest of the EP also […]

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Starbenders – “Powder”

Starbenders – “Powder”

  “Powder” is the buzzkill of a new single by Atlanta, Georgia punk-pop band Starbenders. This is a band that could be called fearless, as they are unafraid to tackle the most sensitive subjects. On this track, they sing about a night of drug use, hence the single’s title. Musically, though, their combination of post-punk and pop is delirious and […]

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Expert Alterations – “A Bell”

Expert Alterations – “A Bell”

“A Bell” is from Expert Alterations. We don’t know much about them expect they’re from Baltimore; the three band members’ names are Paul, Alan, and Patrick (thanks to Facebook); and their debut EP will be released in June (exactly when TBD) on Slumberland Records (preorder here). But whatever, this quick, pop-rock track will be blazing out of our speakers for […]

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Daniel Isaiah – “Come Into Gone”

Daniel Isaiah – “Come Into Gone”

Maybe you have heard of Daniel Isaiah. In 2011, he released his debut album, High Twilight, which received positive reviews across Canada. Maybe you’ve heard of the name through Isaiah’s various film and theatre work, and he’ll soon have one of his screenplays, Passover, which reportedly based on his childhood, brought to life by Quebec production company Peripheria Inc. And if […]

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The Nursery – “She Speaks the Wave”

The Nursery – “She Speaks the Wave”

“She Speaks the Wave“ is the new single from Toronto indie pop-rock band, The Nursery. It’s a fast-paced, blazing number that sprinkles with 80s synth-pop. It’s part of a two-track, 7″ that can be purchased on Bandcamp. The second track, “Hexes and O’s”, is a catchy, indie rock track. It has a Jet feel to it. It’ll have you swaying […]

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Little Lapin, “Remember the Highs”

Little Lapin, “Remember the Highs”

“Remember the Highs” is from singer-songwriter Little Lapin. With an ’80s pop-rock approach and a voice that crosses Kim Carnes and Carly Simon, the Bristol, UK musician is ready to make waves in 2015. This sound is available as a free download on Soundcloud. Also below is a bonus track, also free for download, from 2 years ago, “Waiting Room”, […]

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Weekend Showcase: February 13th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: February 13th Playlist

Here’s our weekly Weekend Showcase, featuring some of the great new singles from the not-so-distant past. If you like a single a lot and wish to play just that one song, click on the song title and you will be taken to a separate page with just that song. Or, you can hear the entire playlist, which follows the track […]

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