Tag: Shoegaze

The Matinee ’18 July 12th

The Matinee ’18 July 12th

We once again whirl around the world and across genres to represent some fine new music. The Matinee ’18 July 12th has the usual nine selections. It’s a very diverse group, featuring indietronica, ’90s Brit-wave, film-noir, post-punk, indie folk, indie rock, guitar-pop, and shoegaze. There’s also a retro vibe to the majority of songs. Champagne Superchillin’ – “Gipsy Ferrari” (Brooklyn, […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 9th

The Matinee ’18 July 9th

The Matinee ’18 July 9th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have something for every one ranging from pounding  rockers to ethereal singer-songwriter. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Canada, the US and the Uk today. Boy Bjorn – “Alone At The Severance” (Nashville via Madison, WI, USA) RIYL:  […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 5th

The Matinee ’18 July 5th

The Matinee ’18 July 5th edition is a global affair. Several countries are represented, and there is a wide-range of genres, too. Be prepared to be dazzled as well as to dance and rock out. Boniface – “Dear Megan” (Winnipeg, Canada) RIYL: Postal Service, The 1975, CHVRCHES While artists with lesser talent play to sold-out shows, Micah Visser continues to […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 29th

The Matinee ’18 June 29th

The Matinee ’18 June 29th is full of escapism and summertime vibes. We promise that you’ll lose yourself in one of these songs, whether be taken to the cosmos or aimlessly drifting down a gentle river. So celebrate the end of the week and the arrival of the weekend with these nine sweet tunes. Dentist – “Corked” (Asbury Park, NJ, […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 28th

The Matinee ’18 June 28th

Expect the unexpected on The Matinee ’18 June 28th edition. There are rockers and blissful dream-pop. You will also find some tunes that echo bygone eras. Be forewarned, however – don’t judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, just because a song sounds pleasant, its meaning may allude to something completely different. We kick things off with […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 26th

The Matinee ’18 June 26th

Darkness, brightness, and dreaminess overcome The Matinee ’18 June 26th edition. You’ll understand what this means when spinning the mini-playlist, which is book-ended by two of our favorite artists. Emma Ruth Rundle – “Fever Dreams” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: P.J. Harvey, Chelsea Wolfe, Marriages Emma Ruth Rundle, whose was Marked for Death was one of our 50 Favorite Albums of […]

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Why Bonnie – ‘Nightgown’ (EP review)

Why Bonnie – ‘Nightgown’ (EP review)

Nightgown by Why Bonnie Austin is the epicenter of many things. Food trucks and trailer food, Tex Mex, and, of course, it’s the heart of the world’s indie music scene. From mega festivals like SXSW and Austin City Limits to producing artists like Spoon, The Black Angels, Shakey Graves, Shearwater, and Explosions in the Sky not to mention legends Willie […]

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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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Ocean Hope – ‘Rolling Days’ (album review)

Ocean Hope – ‘Rolling Days’ (album review)

Throughout history, very few bands create music that evokes images and emotions of their name. Band names are often just a label or a term with a hidden meaning. For Greek sibling duo Ocean Hope, however, their descriptor describes their sound – that of the warm breezes that flow through the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas and across the country’s hundreds […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 7th

The Matinee ’18 June 7th

The Matinee ’18 June 7th is an all-women affair. Each of the songs either features a female singer-songwriter or a woman leading the band. The mini-playlist is just further evidence in our long-held belief that women are making the best and more creative music today.   The Beths – “Happy Unhappy” (Auckland, New Zealand)  RIYL: Alex Lahey, Anna Burch, […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – World Edition features a six-pack of incredibly gifted artists and bands who are starting to make big waves. As such, get to know them quickly before they start filling out festival lineups and become international sensations.   Dan Sultan – “Killer” (Feat. Camp Cope) (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Paul Kelly, Dawes, Ryan Adams Dan Sultan […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 8th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 8th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 8th – ROW Edition features artists from the US, Canada, and New Zealand. There’s quite a bit of variety with this six-pack of songs. We kick things off with a masterpiece from one of the great artists of our time. To hear the European version of The Matinee, click here.   Childish Gambino – “This Is […]

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Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Miserable Miracle’ (album review)

Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Miserable Miracle’ (album review)

Pinkshinyultrablast are finally receiving the attention and acclaim that has alluded them for most of this decade. The Saint Petersburg-based are one of the bands who kept shoegaze and dreamgaze alive, as the original trailblazers – Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Ride – took hiatuses of different lengths. With the genre that just won’t die experiencing a resurrection, Lyubov (vocals), Rustam […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 2nd

The Matinee ’18 May 2nd

We had to switch up our schedule this week, so today you’ll find The Matinee ’18 May 2nd edition. Snappier descriptions today, which on hump day is ideal. Buck Meek – “Maybe” (Brooklyn via Driftwood, TX, USA) RIYL: Cass McCombs, Twain, subdued Unknown Mortal Orchestra Getting out from under your popular band’s huge shadow is always difficult, but Big Thief […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 27th

The Matinee ’18 April 27th

It’s Friday, so we have to share more upbeat, hip-shaking, shoulder-shimmying numbers. From electronic music to pulsating new wave to sugary indie-pop to anthemic pop-rock, The Matinee ’18 April 27th edition will get you ready for the weekend. Artificial Pleasure – “On A Saturday Night” (London, England) RIYL: Talking Heads, Gang of Four, Roxy Music Last year, Artificial Pleasure released […]

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A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Pinned’ (album review)

A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Pinned’ (album review)

It wasn’t long ago when A Place To Bury Strangers were considered the next great shoegaze, noise-pop band. They were trusted to take the music of My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, and Slowdive to harsher and louder heights. They were, after all, dubbed the “loudest band of New York” for a reason. In the 11 years since their self-titled debut […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 24th

The Matinee ’18 April 24th

The Matinee ’18 April 24th edition features everything from the bone-chilling to the experimental to the exhilarating to the breathtaking. Each of them has a bit of cinema, so be prepared to lose yourself in each of the nine songs. The Bones of J.R. Jones – “Know My Name” (New York City, USA)  RIYL: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 19th

The Matinee ’18 April 19th

The Matinee ’18 April 19th edition is filled with mostly alumni, many of whom have released their first songs in a long time. The playlist, as such, is a cause for celebration, so gather your friends together and have a party. Another thing to note is that nine countries are represented. Consequently, this The Matinee is truly a global one. […]

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October Drift and 485C – Birthdays, London (photo review)

October Drift and 485C – Birthdays, London (photo review)

Birthdays is an underground venue in a bar in Dalston. Dalston is an area of London that seems to sport more mobile phone repair shops per head than any other part of the capital. It is real Eastenders country, although more grime than soap. Before the gig started, I had a chance to share a vodka and slimline with the […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – JAGUWAR

SXSW 2018 Memories – JAGUWAR

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from JAGUWAR. The Berlin-Dresden trio are throwback inventors. When you hear their combination […]

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