Tag: Sam Valdez

Favorite 20 EPs of 2018

Favorite 20 EPs of 2018

A truly great EP is one that sounds like a full-length album, where during its brief duration the listener is either challenged or taken somewhere beyond reality. Our Favorite 20 EPs of 2018 features extended players that took us to well beyond the stars and into fantasy realms. They made us dance and cry, lifted our spirits, and made us look […]

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Favorite EPs of 2018: Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’

Favorite EPs of 2018: Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’

Mirage by Sam Valdez Sam Valdez is the human equivalent of time machine. She encapsulates the sonic beauty of the Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the ’70s while creating cinematic soundscapes and poignant stories akin to Angel Olsen, Hope Sandoval, and The War On Drugs. This combination should eventually result in the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter becoming an indie star. For now, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.26

Weekend Showcase 4.26

Another week has passed which means another opportunity to share the best new music of the past seven days (or so). The Weekend Showcase 4.26 edition features 44 songs that come from a wide spectrum of genres. Twelve (12) countries are represented, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, U.A.E., Ukraine, United States, and Wales. The playlist and […]

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Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’ (EP review)

Sam Valdez – ‘Mirage’ (EP review)

 Approximately a year ago, Sam Valdez quietly launched her career, introducing herself with two dazzling singles – “Hours” and “Don’t Want To Be Yours Anymore”. Comparisons to Angel Olsen, The War On Drugs, and Hope Sandoval were inevitable and unsurprising since they are three of her influences. She is not, however, an imitator nor a follower, but rather she […]

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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 4.16

Weekend Showcase 4.16

The Weekend Showcase 4.16 edition is dominated by international artists, providing further evidence that great music has no boundaries. An even 40 songs are on the mega-playlist from artists and bands representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 23rd

The Matinee ’18 April 23rd

The Matinee ’18 April 23rd gets your Monday started with a mix of eclectic tunes for the start of another week of Spring. We have a few upbeat tracks, and a couple of slower laid back ones. We hope you find your new favorite song or artist. Artists are representing Canada, Norway, The US and the UK.   Amanda Tenfjord […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.42

Weekend Showcase 3.42

As we enter the final two months of 2017 and the arrival of cooler weather, the Weekend Showcase 3.42 edition provides some welcome relief with its 53 songs. It’s one of the best playlists of the year in our humble opinion thanks to the diverse groups of bands and artists. They represent thirteen (13) countries, including: Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, Iceland, […]

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The Matinee October 27th

The Matinee October 27th

The Matinee October 27th is filled with a great selection of tracks. Some well-established and talented bands are included, along with newly emerging talent. We hope you find your new favorite song or band to kick off your weekend. Speaking of the weekend, don’t forget to come back for our Saturday Sampler and mega, mega playlist on Sunday (i.e., Weekend […]

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