Tag: slacker rock

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 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th edition features nine songs as usual. The descriptions, however, are much briefer because I’m on holidays. Let’s be honest – you’re here for the music and not necessarily what I have to write. With that being said, let’s get to the music.   Beach Skulls – “That’s Not Me” (Liverpool & Manchester, England and Glasgow, […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition

The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition

To get you through the post-Valentine’s Day blues or just lift your spirits, we’re offering a double bang of new music. We start with The Matinee ’18 February 15th – World Edition, featuring six new tunes from outside North America. Check back at 5:00 GMT / noon EST / 9 AM PST for the other half-dozen tracks from Canadian and […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 8th

The Matinee ’18 February 8th

The Matinee ’18 February 8th features forward-thinking artists and those rekindling the past with majestic aplomb. This mini-playlist features art-rock; old-school R&B, soul, and dream-folk; ’90s-inspired indie rock; ambient psychedelia; catchy jangle-pop; and some old-fashion slacker rock. We start things off, however, with the surprised new single from a college radio legend.   Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – “Middle […]

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The Matinee October 26th

The Matinee October 26th

There are nine Grade A selections on offer on The Matinee October 26th edition. Most of the numbers are fun and even a bit outrageous. A few are gentle nods to the past, musically and lyrically. Then there is one song that sticks out for being, well, odd. Enjoy the songs and hopefully you’ll find one if not nine new […]

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The Matinee July 18th

The Matinee July 18th

The Matinee July 18th edition is perfect for these steamy summer nights. The songs are either radiant, dreamy, or really sultry with a wide range of genres included. Reggae, dream-folk, disco-pop, alternative rock, electronic rock, and a slice of Americana are among the selections.   French for Rabbits – “It Will Be Okay” (Wellington via Waikuku Beach, New Zealand) RIYL: […]

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Saturday Sampler June 3rd

Saturday Sampler June 3rd

Yesterday we mentioned several songs released this week by some rather popular artists. Well, we’re starting the Saturday Sampler June 3rd edition with one of those songs because A) it’s by the greatest band of the last 25 years, and B) it’s so good. Radiohead – “I Promise” (Oxford, England) RIYL: Radiohead Yes, we know Radiohead is a massive band, and our […]

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The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th

The Matinee April 27th feels like a playlist for a summer road trip, so each song will be associated with a traveling reference. This journey is the one heading home, so the list is in reverse alphabetical order. Umm – “Black Summer” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: The Dig, The Breeders, Communist Daughter Our journey begins on a coastal highway, where […]

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Saturday Sampler April 8th

Saturday Sampler April 8th

The Saturday Sampler April 8th edition is bursting with springtime energy! These 9 songs from artists in Australia, Denmark, England, Norway, and the USA will energize your weekend with their indie rock, dream pop, synth pop, and electronica. Hopefully you’ll fall in love with their sound like we have. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include these […]

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The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th edition once again goes all over the map for new music – geographically and in terms of genres. If you’re wondering why Wendy isn’t curating today’s mini-playlist, don’t be alarmed! She’s still with us, but she’s busy with post-SXSW preparations. O.k., off to the music that features artists representing nine countries.   Ali Horn – “Days […]

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Gringo Star – “The Sides and in Between”

Gringo Star – “The Sides and in Between”

A lot of bands today would do anything to be able to work with a Grammy-winning producer, unless you’re Gringo Star. Granted, the quartet from Atlanta started their careers working with Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Christina Aguilera, Kaiser Chiefs), which lead to two well-received albums. In 2013, however, the band started to take full control of their career as […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “It’s Always Something New”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “It’s Always Something New”

Ten days ago, Heyrocco shared the first of a six-part series of live videos, commencing with the rocker “Yeah”. Today they are sharing the second of the videos as part of a two-month special – The Heyrocco Live Sessions, which we have the pleasure of exclusively featuring. The next song is the whimsical “It’s Always Something New”. The track borders […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

When Heyrocco arrived on the indie scene a few years ago, they used several slogans to promote themselves. They profess to be South Carolina’s “first rock ‘n roll band”, which might be the case to the state that has brought us Hootie & The Blowfish. Their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack (Old Flame Records), was described as “Disney Grunge”, as their […]

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Parquet Courts – “Human Performance”

Parquet Courts – “Human Performance”

The character for the Dos Equis commercial might be “the most interesting man in the world”, but the collective of Andrew Savage, Austin Brown, Sean Yeaton, and Max Savage are unquestionably the most interesting band in all of music. Their earlier works, American Specialties and Light Up Gold, were quick bursts of blistering post-punk and garage rock with most of […]

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