Tag: Secret City Records

The Matinee ’18 January 18th

The Matinee ’18 January 18th

The Matinee ’18 January 18th is filled with songs from artists who either were on Artists to Watch list or one of our 61 Most Anticipated Albums. There are, of course, one newcomer and a couple of bands that we didn’t have on our radar when it came to new albums. Dr. Dog – “Listening In” (Philadelphia, USA) RIYL: My […]

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The Matinee November 21st

The Matinee November 21st

The Bold and the Beautiful. The Young and The Restless. And of course, As the World Turns. These are not merely titles of soap operas but another way to describe the nine songs featured on The Matinee November 21st edition. There are some stunning songs on the list, a few tunes that will get you up and moving (or possibly […]

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Leif Vollebekk – ‘Twin Solitude’

Leif Vollebekk – ‘Twin Solitude’

For a time, Leif Vollebekk was a drifter, constantly moving from city to city sharing his music. From dive bars to majestic concert halls to some of the biggest festivals in North America, the Montreal singer-songwriter only knew a life confined to asphalt and dodgy hotel rooms. Something changed inside him during this period, and Vollebekk embarked on a process […]

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The Matinee February 14th

The Matinee February 14th

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we have dedicated The Matinee February 14th edition to love songs!!!…. Did you actually believe that? There’s no chance we do that. Instead, we’re just going share awesome music like we always do. The love songs can wait another day (it’s not like they are an endangered species).   Aldous Harding – “Horizon” (Lyttleton, New Zealand) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee January 20th

The Matinee January 20th

Well, today is one that we have dreaded for a long time, but The Matinee January 20th edition will pick up your spirits. We have a luck nine new songs on the mini-playlist. Some are heart-stoppers, others are mind-blowing rockers, and a couple will have you grooving. Happy weekend everyone (or try to have a happy weekend).   Ryan Adams […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42

Welcome back to the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42 edition – a.k.a. your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Today’s selections reflect the more sedate mood that many are feeling this week. Hopefully these indie dream-pop and gently, hazy psychedelic-pop gems will soothe your senses. Two singles are from American artists while the others are from Australia, Canada, Germany, and Greece. Let’s kick things […]

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Jesse Mac Cormack – “After the Glow”

Jesse Mac Cormack – “After the Glow”

The term “chameleon” has often been applied to describing an artist who seamlessly moves between genres. This descriptor, though, doesn’t do Jesse Mac Cormack justice. The Montreal native is more like a master chef. Instead of fine herbs, fresh produce, and free-range products, Mac Cormack’s ingredients are indie rock, funk, soul, folk, and pop. His delectable concoctions are served on […]

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The Matinee July 19th

The Matinee July 19th

The Matinee July 19th features 7 new songs. Because of the length, I have kept the descriptions to a minimum so you can just enjoy these sublime tracks.   DWARF – “To Close to the Flame” (Mesa, AR, USA) RIYL: Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, HeyRocco, False Advertising A little band that is just trying to live life and enjoy its little […]

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The Matinee April 26th

The Matinee April 26th

With April coming to a close and 2016 already being an eventful year, there isn’t a better way to cope with all the sadness than to spin some great new music. On The Matinee April 26th edition, we forward to look back, as each of the seven artists below will hopefully remind you of some great artists past and present, […]

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Saturday Sampler for March 12th

Saturday Sampler for March 12th

Saturday Sampler for March 12th has a little bit of everything to let you prepare for the coming of spring. The music is lush and mesmerizing, titillating and immersive, rocking and blistering. It’s the perfect way to start the weekend. As always, we have 10 songs from hidden gems that you ought to know, so if you know these bands […]

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The Matinee November 3

The Matinee November 3

The Matinee November 3 Edition spins 6 new singles from five countries. Hear them below. Basia Bulat – “Infamous” (Toronto / Montreal, Canada) It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Basia Bulat Canada’s sweetheart. The rising star from Toronto has been stealing audience’s hearts for 8 years with her combination of indie-folk, folk, and soul. She had her breakthrough in […]

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The Matinee – July 23rd Edition

The Matinee – July 23rd Edition

Here’s the third part to The Matinee for this week. As usual, it’s an eclectic mix of music, although there’s a bit more North American content on today’s episode. Amy Bezunartea – “New Villain” In 2010, Amy Buzenartea released her debut album, Restaurants and Bars, which chronicled her life working in the service industry. It was an album that NPR […]

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Patrick Watson – “Love Songs for Robots”

Patrick Watson – “Love Songs for Robots”

I remember when Patrick Watson‘s second album, Just Another Ordinary Day, came out in 2003. It was different, unlike anything I had heard. It was part pop and part classical. The music was lush and gorgeous, accentuated by Watson’s unique falsetto. Three years, he would release his breakthrough album, Close to Paradise, an album that was stunning, cinematic, and simply breathtaking. He and […]

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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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