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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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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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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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61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Today we share our 61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, a list that includes long-awaited debuts, returns of some legends, and plenty of emerging talents destined for superstardom. Some of the LPs listed have definite release dates; others are based on substantiated rumors. Then there are a few that are just us desperately hoping for a new record. Let us […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

More than 2,500 songs shared, some 200 LPs and EPs reviewed, thousands of photos from concerts and festivals, and dozens of premieres later, we’ve arrived at our annual tradition of sharing our favorite songs of the past 52 weeks – also known as The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. This year’s playlist is the biggest yet. The 2015 version had […]

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Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 3

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 3

Today we conclude our 30 Favorite EPs of 2017 with Part 3. This list has a more global feel with more than half coming from Europe. The other noticeable element of each of the ten bands and artists is the incredible songwriting on display. If you missed the first twenty, you can catch up with Part 1 and Part 2. […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.31

Weekend Showcase 3.31

It might be Sunday but there’s no better time to discover new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.31 edition is the answer. This week’s playlist features 49 songs by 48 artists and bands, who represent 11 countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the […]

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The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

Around the world we go and where we stop is… The Matinee August 10th edition, of course! Just yesterday, Ben was watching The War on Drugs perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and we were pondering who could be the next indie band or artist to play on one of the late-night talk shows. Our mini-playlist today, as such, reflects who we […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

We’ve come to the conclusion of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 with Part 5. This final group is the most diverse. Transcendent country, fantasy orchestral pop, classic rock, Big Band soul, and far-reaching indie rock are all featured today. Take a read, take a listen, and celebrate these wonderful artists and bands. Then afterwards, rewind with Parts 1, 2, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.43

Weekend Showcase 2.43

As we enter the home stretch of 2016, singles for the last albums of 2016 and for the first records of 2017 start to arrive. Get a head start on what’s coming with the Weekend Showcase 2.43, which features 51 songs from 13 countries. These artists are representing: Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, […]

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Slothrust – “Everyone Else”

Slothrust – “Everyone Else”

Since their first record, Slothrust had our attention. Their blend of genres, influenced by bands like Weezer and Nirvana as well as their studies as blues and jazz students, create a unique package tied together by Leah Wellbaum’s voice.  On October 28th, Slothrust released their third record, Everyone Else on Dangerbird Records. Everyone Else builds on those first two albums […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.40

Weekend Showcase 2.40

We revisit familiar places and names. New destinations and hidden gems are explored and discovered. By the end of it all, the Weekend Showcase 2.40 edition features 56 songs by some of indie music’s best artists and newcomers on the precipice of greatness. These outstanding individuals and bands are representing 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Hungary, India, New […]

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Mundo 5: The Beatles Covers, authored by Slothrust’s Kyle Bann

Mundo 5: The Beatles Covers, authored by Slothrust’s Kyle Bann

In two weeks, Slothrust – who are one of our favorite bands (like all of us) – will be releasing their new album, Everyone Else. They’ve released a handful of songs, including yesterday’s blistering “Rotten Pumpkin” (audio is above). Even though they are in the midst of a national tour and in the final stages of preparing the LP’s release, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.37

Weekend Showcase 2.37

The new television season commences today, but new music never takes a rest. Review the past week in the Weekend Showcase 2.37 edition, which has 50 songs. The artists are representing 13 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Togo, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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The Matinee September 23rd

The Matinee September 23rd

I’m very excited to share my first Matinee with you and tried include a little something for everyone.  We have some amazing soul, folk, alt-rock, and synth pop on The Matinee September 23rd edition. Please feast at this delicious buffet of music…and enjoy!   Devon Gilfillian – “Shortcut” (Nashville, USA) RIYL: Michael Kiwanuka, Gary Clark Jr, Alabama Shakes, Al Green Devon Gilfillian‘s […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.29

Weekend Showcase 2.29

The last day of July has already arrived, which means summer is nearly halfway finished. Instead of bemoaning the fact that the long days of work and school are upon us, we celebrate with another great playlist of new music from the past week. Specifically, the Weekend Showcase 2.29 edition has 41 songs by artists originally from or residing in […]

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The Matinee July 26th

The Matinee July 26th

We’re back to our regularly scheduled programming – well, sort of. With so many festivals to cover, we are falling behind on things. So to make up for lost time, The Matinee features 9 songs today. I apologize to the artists for not providing more lengthy descriptions and details, but we’re still trying to catch up on everything. Anyway, enjoy […]

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Memories of SXSW ’16 – Summary

Memories of SXSW ’16 – Summary

Over the past week, we shared the stories of artists who attended SXSW last month. Fifty-three (53) musicians and bands told us about late nights, encountering the characters of Austin, broken vans, last-minute gigs, illnesses, Bill Murray, thunderstorms, sneaking into gigs, finding solace away from the chaos, attending frat parties that are just out of a movie, and, of course, […]

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