Tag: Sub Pop

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th edition shines the spotlight on storytelling guitarists. From the indie folk-comedy stylings of Flight of the Conchords to dazzling indie psych-rock and dream-pop, today’s playlist offers plenty of lyrical and musical richness. Flight of the Conchords – “Father and Son” (Live in London) (Wellington, New Zealand) RIYL: Flight of the Conchords What better way […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 30th

The Matinee ’18 November 30th

The Matinee ’18 November 30th is an “ooh and aah” edition, featuring songs that will get your rocking and dancing and some that will you leave you spellbound. A few tracks, too, will take you back in time – or for us back to our youth (which is a long time ago). Arlo Parks – “Cola” (London, England) RIYL: Neneh […]

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The Matinee ’18 November 29th

The Matinee ’18 November 29th

The Matinee ’18 November 29th edition is filled with mystery, imaginative stories, and big statements. The songs will take you to another planet and through the cosmos, into the confines of the unknown, and within the mind of others. Buckle in because these eight songs offer a whirlwind of emotions. Sharon Van Etten – “Jupiter 4” (Los Angeles via Brooklyn […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 1st

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 1st

Today marks a new month, so it’s time to celebrate on the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 1st edition. These six songs from all North American artists take you on an emotional journey: it starts with a mellow dream-folk warmup and segues into an electronic dance-off at the end. So let these tunes help you shake off the mid-week blahs. Let’s […]

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Hope Downs’ (album review)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Hope Downs’ (album review)

Five years into their career, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have slowly moved out from under the shadows of their more famous kin. Their first two EPs – The French Press and Talk Tight – helped the Melbourne quintet develop a reputation as a frenetic and lively indie-rock band. Their live performances put them on par with the likes of fellow […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 13th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 13th

The dream of the ’90s is alive… in this week’s Melodic Tonic June 13th edition. Actually, you will hear retro influences from the ’80s and ’90s on these six songs, including the return of two beloved ’90s bands and a few newcomers as well. We kick things off with some floating action of the Space variety.   Spiritualized – “I’m Your […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 8th

The Matinee ’18 June 8th

The Matinee ’18 June 8th includes awesome new tracks to get your Friday moving. Artists are representing Australia, Austria, Denmark, Norway, the US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Check back tomorrow for our Weekend showcase which includes all of our song selections from this week. Gold Star – “Half The Time” […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 30th

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 30th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 May 30th edition takes you around the world in search of the newest tunes. This week’s playlist features six new sizzles from artists in Australia, UK, and the USA. Let’s begin with a double dose of blissful dream pop. Barrie – “Tal Uno” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Alvvays, Beach House, Best Coast The shimmering “Tal Uno” from […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 18th

The Matinee ’18 May 18th

The Matinee ’18 May 18th features some summery and autumn-like tunes. As such, no matter what hemisphere you live in, you’ll find something to fit the weather. Beach Skulls – “Sacred Citrus” (Manchester, England) RIYL: King Tuff, Acid Dad, Magic Potion Beach Skulls have an uncanny knack for delivering killer tunes just when we need it most. We shared their “I’m Not […]

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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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Frankie Cosmos – ‘Vessel’ (album review)

Frankie Cosmos – ‘Vessel’ (album review)

It seems like Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline has written hundreds of songs from her 52 releases on her Bandcamp, plus her work with other bands including Lexie. On their new Frankie Cosmos record, Vessel, Kline (vocals/guitar), David Maine (bass/vocals), Lauren Martin (keys/vocals), and Luke Pyenson (drummer) package 18 tracks into a half hour. Yes, 18 songs in 30 minutes. Some […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition

The second part of our Good Friday twinbill – The Matinee ’18 March 30th – North American Edition – has seven songs, and several of them are from some of our all-time favorites. There are upbeat numbers and a few extremely moving and powerful numbers.   Bloodboy – “Is Now a Good Time to Ruin Your Life?” (Los Angeles, USA) […]

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Saturday Sampler March 3rd

Saturday Sampler March 3rd

The nine tracks on the Saturday Sampler March 3rd edition offer plenty of sizzling tunes from newcomers and legends alike. Featuring artists from Australia, England, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, today’s playlist is a sumptuous sonic feast.   ANMLPLNET – “I Was Fucked By A Cloud” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Slothrust, STRFKR Fans of indie rockers Slothrust are already […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 2nd

The Matinee ’18 March 2nd

Yesterday’s mini-playlist was filled with under-the-radar talent. The Matinee ’18 March 2nd edition, however, is loaded with indie stars, many of whom dropped brand new tunes yesterday. There is, of course, plenty of hidden gems, although eight of the nine artists listed have been previously featured in this space. As such, you’re likely to recognize a few of the names. […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 1st

The Matinee ’18 March 1st

Two notable characteristics apply to the The Matinee ’18 March 1st edition. First, it is filled with artists and bands who remain under the radar, but they won’t be long. Second, Canadian artists feature prominently on the mini-playlist with five of the nine songs coming from the Great White North. The Matinee commences with a young singer-songwriter with a gift […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th

The Matinee ’18 February 16th is full of surprises with a few all-time favorites unveiling new songs to go with tracks from fast-rising “newcomers”. There’s a bit of almost everything below, from rockers to slow burners to melodic ballads. Happy Friday everyone! Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: Courtney Barnett We still remember the day – one of […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 9th

The Matinee ’18 February 9th

The Matinee ’18 February 9th has a bit of a sunny disposition, featuring songs that will warm your soul and steal your breath away like a beautiful sunset. You’ll find some shoegaze and psych-rock, indie rock to cinematic indie pop, something whimsical yet witty, and a slice of disco. Sit back and let the music below be your guide to […]

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Kyle Craft's Full Circle Nightmare comes out Feb.

Kyle Craft – ‘Full Circle Nightmare’ (album review)

Full Circle Nightmare by Kyle Craft In his short career, Kyle Craft has established himself as one of music’s sharpest and most gifted songwriters. For the Shreveport, Louisiana native, the music is secondary. The words are what counts. His debut, Dolls Of Highland, was a break-up album like no other, filled with Ziggy Stardust-like characters and stories that would make […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 25th

The Matinee ’18 January 25th

The Matinee ’18 January 25th edition features mostly artists from abroad with a strong focus on the burgeoning indie scenes in Australia and New Zealand. There are also tunes from bands in Europe, but we start things off with one of the great innovators of the past decade and an indie giant. The list is in reverse alphabetical order.   […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 12th

The Matinee ’18 January 12th

It’s been an incredible week for new music, and The Matinee ’18 January 12th edition continues the trend. Today’s mini-playlist takes on a more melodic tone, but there are still a few tunes that will get the adrenaline flowing. Acid Dad – “2Ci” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Surf Rock Is Dead, Hockey Dad, Salad Boys Once again, New Yorkers […]

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