Tag: power pop

The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th

The Matinee ’18 June 15th is pretty awesome. It’s so good that we think you’ll agree that many of the songs below are song of the year worthy. Seriously, the songs today are that great. Oh, there is also one surprise collaboration that is too good to be true (there’s a common theme here). Calva Louise – “Outrageous” (London, England) […]

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Caroline Rose – ‘Loner’ (album review)

Caroline Rose – ‘Loner’ (album review)

LONER by Caroline Rose Caroline Rose radiates energy, and from it emerges a creative genius matched by very few. Her debut album, I Will Not Be Afraid, was filled with razor-sharp observations about life and being a young woman in America. While the LP revolved largely around rockabilly, country-folk, and Americana, she’s changed her tone for sophomore output, Loner. Like […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 26th

The Matinee ’18 February 26th

The Matinee ’18 February 26th includes 6 new tracks to kick your week off just right. March is almost approaching and we have some new tunes that will keep you energized. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists are representing Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, the US and the UK. Bad Pony – “Knife” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Band […]

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Paper Pilots – “Playing Games” (video premiere)

Paper Pilots – “Playing Games” (video premiere)

When we were introduced last month to Paper Pilots, they had released their “Playing Games” single – and it was a sheepish moment. We pride ourselves on unearthing hidden gems, yet Paper Pilots have been around since 2012. It took us over five years to discover the alt-pop brilliance of one of Los Angeles’ finest groups, the project headed by Justin David […]

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Saturday Sampler October 14th

Saturday Sampler October 14th

Everyone knows about the Friday the 13th movies, but how many know about Saturday the 14th? It’s a cult movie made in 1981 that was a parody of horror movies, where some of the great monsters and villains are turned into punch lines. It’s not a very good movie, but it’s entertaining. On that note, we promise you that the […]

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The Matinee September 15th

The Matinee September 15th

Another nine songs are on today’s The Matinee September 15th edition. Hopefully this selection will perk up your eyes and pique your interest. We get things started with one of the finest singer-songwriters to arrive on the scene in the past two years.   Julia Jacklin – “Eastwick” (Blue Mountains, Australia) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Nadia Reid Even when […]

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The Matinee September 7th

The Matinee September 7th

Around and around we go, where The Matinee September 7th edition stops, no one knows! Well, we do know where it stops: today’s mini-playlist visits a country for the first time. Eight new songs are featured below, including the latest by one of indie’s greats, plus a 2008 single from one of the most underrated artists of our time.   […]

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The Matinee November 18th

The Matinee November 18th

The Baudelaires – “Bomber Dan” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: The Dandy Warhols, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Tame Impala Australia knows what’s up but it’s time for the rest of the world to get hip to The Baudelaires. This quartet from Melbourne, Australia have been catching people’s attention since their debut EP in mid 2014. After the EP release, they’ve been playing […]

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La Sera – “Queens”

La Sera – “Queens”

For the past several weeks, La Sera have been touring in support of their last album, the Ryan Adams-produced Music For Listening To Music To. Somewhere along the line, the husband-and-wife duo of Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker managed to record a new EP, Queens. How the two managed to accomplish this is a question for another time but an […]

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Saturday Sampler August 27th

Saturday Sampler August 27th

The Saturday Sampler August 27th edition features a global tour of great music. Join us as we journey from Wales and Norway to New Zealand via the U.S. and Canada. These ten singles from both veteran and emerging artists will transport you to another time and place, only without all the jet-lag.   Baby Queens – “Tired Of Love” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Groove Theory, Warpaint, […]

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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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Saturday Sampler for May 7th

Saturday Sampler for May 7th

The Saturday Sampler for May 7th offers a variety of singles from around the globe, with something for everyone. Let this mix of new tunes from the UK, USA, Sweden, Ireland, and Lebanon keep your ears happy while you wait for tomorrow’s release of the new Radiohead album.   Army of Bones – “Don’t Be Long” (Brighton, UK) In January, Brighton newcomers Army […]

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The Matinee April 7th

The Matinee April 7th

Like with every mini-playlist, we try to introduce you to lesser-known artists who deserve your attention because they’re creating some brilliant music. On The Matinee April 7th edition, half the acts have been previously featured while the other half are new entries to the series. Each one, though, will amaze you for their vocals or harmonies, the stunning or mind-bending […]

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The Thermals – “We Disappear”

The Thermals – “We Disappear”

Where has the time gone? It feels like only yesterday that The Thermals‘ debut album, More Parts per Million, was released, and The Body, the Blood, the Machine was blaring in every record store and being listed on nearly every “Best of” lists in 2006. Now after 14 years, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and Westin Glass are back with album […]

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