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The Matinee ’18 August 16th

The Matinee ’18 August 16th

Several “newcomers” and a handful of indie stars make up The Matinee ’18 August 16th edition. There are rockers, there are some cosmic dreams, and there is some upbeat pop fare. We’re positive you’ll find a new band to love in this mini-playlist. Beverly Kills – “Fourteen” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: The Joy Formidable, Eagulls, YONAKA There is no shortage of […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th

Your mid-week just got a whole lot tastier thanks to the treats in the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th edition. These six tunes feature a bit of everything, from dream pop to gritty blues-inspired rock. First up is another sizzling delight from one of our favs.   Maribou State – “Nervous Tics” (feat. Holly Walker) (London, England) RIYL: Maribou State, […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 14th – USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 August 14th – USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 August 14th – USA Edition features some ferocious post-punk, intimate and driving indie rock, plus stunning synth-pop. We kick things off with not just a great tune but a great piece of storytelling. For the World Edition, click here.   Castle Pines – “Woo Hoo” (Corona, CA, USA) RIYL: Counting Crows, Patterson Hood, Jakob Dylan Sticklers for […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 13th

The Matinee ’18 August 13th

The Matinee ’18 August 13th includes a nice variety for this Monday morning. For some, it’s the end of summer as many school schedules have already begun. A few of these tracks can help us to remember those summer vibes as well as a couple keeping us energized with new and exciting indie rock. Artists are representing Canada, the US […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 10th

The Matinee ’18 August 10th

It’s Friday, and usually we offer anthemic fare. However, for The Matinee ’18 August 10th edition, there’s a bit more melodic numbers in order to ease in to the weekend not to mention to calmly beat the summer heat. Oh, there are still some raucous numbers that will get the adrenaline rushing. Happy weekend everyone! The Dodos – “Forum” (San […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 9th

The Matinee ’18 August 9th

The Matinee ’18 August 9th features a bit of everything – engrossing, intimate ballads; vibrant rockers; dark, mysterious enchantments; and catchy indie pop-rock. We begin with one of the great singer-songwriters today. Adrianne Lenker – “cradle” (Boston, USA) RIYL: Big Thief, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers Over the past three years, Big Thief have emerged as one of the most captivating […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 7th

The Matinee ’18 August 7th

The Matinee ’18 August 7th enchants, dazzles, rocks, and simply awes with nine fantastic tunes. This one is a more global affair than previous efforts, so get ready for a musical ride around the planet. ALCABEAN – “Getaway” (Copenhagen, Denmark) RIYL: The Hunna, SWMRS, The 1975 Just a few months since releasing their excellent new EP, Head Down, Danish firecrackers […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 6th

The Matinee ’18 August 6th

The Matinee ’18 August 6th includes a relaxed mix of singer-songwriter, indie rock, indie pop and a little bit of synthpop as well. Artists today represent Canada, the US and the UK today. We hope you find  your new favorite song or band today. Declan J Donovan – “Numb” (Harlow, England) RIYL: Nathan Ball, Rhys Lewis, Tom Speight Declan J […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 2nd

The Matinee ’18 August 2nd

The Matinee ’18 August 2nd edition starts with a disco rocker and ends with a dream. In between, there are additional rockers, surf vibes, and moving stories. Sit back and take a listen to nine songs from artists you ought to know. Black Honey – “Midnight” (Brighton, England) Alternate streams: YouTube RIYL: YONAKA, Blondie, Jack River For the most part, […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 27th

The Matinee ’18 July 27th

The Matinee ’18 July 27th features mostly upbeat tunes with a pop bent. The mini-playlist is also filled with artists from the USA, many of who are among indie’s best or on the verge of reaching such heights. As it is Newport Folk Festival weekend and due to travel and work, the descriptions are quite abbreviated. We apologize to the […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 26th

The Matinee ’18 July 26th

The usual nine songs are on The Matinee ’18 July 26th edition, but the descriptions are a bit abbreviated because it’s Newport Folk Festival weekend. Apologies to the bands and artists for the shorter write-ups, but we hope they understand. Without further ado, here are the tunes. The Aquadolls – “Hollywood” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Phantastic Ferniture, Colleen Green, Jesse […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 24th

The Matinee ’18 July 24th

The Matinee ’18 July 24th features new music that will stir every bone in your body. There are intimate and dreamy numbers, raucous punk, spaced-out psychedelia, and boom anthems. So if you need a pick-me-up or something to calm the nerves, you’ll find it in the mini-playlist. Basement Revolver – “Dancing” (Hamilton, Ontario)  RIYL: The Cardigans, The Raveonettes, Lush […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 23rd

The Matinee ’18 July 23rd

The Matinee ’18 July 23rd includes six amazing new tracks to get your week started off right. The tracks range from indie rock to singer-songwriter to indie pop. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Canada, the US and The UK today. County Line Runner – “Hard To Find” (England) RIYL: The War […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 17th

The Matinee ’18 July 17th

The Matinee ’18 July 17th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have six new tracks that span synth pop, indie pop and indie rock. We hope you find your new favorite  song or band on this lovely Tuesday. Artists are representing Canada, The US and The UK today. Cannons – “Nevermind, Never Mine” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 16th – Americas Edition

The Matinee ’18 July 16th – Americas Edition

The second part of our daily playlists, The Matinee ’18 July 16th – Americas Edition, features bands and artists who are in Canada and the US, although originated in Chile. There’s a wide range of genres featured as well. If you’re interested, find the European edition over here to discover more great new music. That playlist has seven songs.   […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 10th

The Matinee ’18 July 10th

A wide-range of songs are featured on The Matinee ’18 July 10th. Gritty rockers, sultry electro-disco-pop, sweet indie pop, hazy and blissful tunes, and some classic rock ‘n roll are all on order. You might want to stand up while you spin some of these tracks. Dentist – “Upset Words” (Asbury Park, NJ, USA) RIYL: Veruca Salt, Speedy Ortiz, Colleen […]

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Odina – ‘Nothing Makes Sense’ (EP review)

Odina – ‘Nothing Makes Sense’ (EP review)

In March 2017, we proclaimed that Spanish singer-songwriter Odina was “(o)ne of the more remarkable, young talents to arrive on the indie scene in the past twelve months”. She has just released the stunning single, “Why’d You Make Me Cry”, which exhibited Odina’s maturity and imaginative storytelling. Major music sites and taste-makers, such as Clash, NYLON, and The Line of Best Fit, […]

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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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The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – North America Edition

The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – North America Edition

As Sunday was Canada Day and tomorrow is the Fourth of July, we had to celebrate the great music coming for these two countries. The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – North America Edition features six songs. Rockers to heartfelt ballads to groovy experimental electro-pop are all on the mini-playlist. The list is in reverse alphabetical order, and a band we’ve […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – World Edition

In celebration of the great new music from around the world, our daily mini-playlist is divided into two. The Matinee ’18 July 3rd – World Edition features six excellent tunes, ranging from rockers to dark, spine-tingling ballads. Old and new favorites occupy the list, which kicks off with big news from one of our all-time favorites. Black Honey – “I […]

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