Tag: Synth-Pop

The Matinee ’18 July 6th

The Matinee ’18 July 6th

The Matinee ’18 July 6th edition features nine tracks that will get the blood flowing as well as leave you in awe. Dance, rock out, or gently groove in your seat – either way today’s mini-playlist is a mover and a shaker.   Allen Stone – “Warriors” (Chewelah, WA, USA) RIYL: Stevie Wonder, Jamie Lidell, Mayer Hawthorne Do you have […]

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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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Wildhart – ‘Caught In A Fisheye’ (EP review)

Wildhart – ‘Caught In A Fisheye’ (EP review)

 Two years ago, Swedish alt-pop outfit Wildhart released their debut EP, the aptly titled EP1, which was a dreamy and stirring effort. Now reduced from a trio to just Ylva Holmdahl (vocals) and Kiwi Berg (synthesizers), the duo have transformed themselves. As oppose to the ethereal and cosmic nature of their first record, Caught In A Fisheye is the end […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 25th

The Matinee ’18 June 25th

The Matinee ’18 June 25th includes 6 new tracks to get your week started off right. We have a nice mix of synth pop, psych pop and indie rock for your listening pleasure. Artists are representing Canada, Norway, The US and the UK today. Basement Revolver – “Knocking” (Hamilton, Ontario) RIYL: Big Thief, Sharon Van Etten, Waxahatchee Basement Revolver are back […]

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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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The Matinee ’18 May 25th

The Matinee ’18 May 25th

The Matinee ’18 May 25th edition has some fun and entertaining new tunes plus a couple of softer, more relaxing tracks. If you’re heading off for the long weekend, we wish you a fun but safe time. And of course, bring plenty of great music, and hopefully the songs below will populate your playlist.   Albinos Congo – “Double Your […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 15th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – North American Edition

The Matinee ’18 May 15th – North American Edition features four of our long-time favorites plus two “newcomers”. The latter will be releasing their debut albums later this year. We kick things off, however, with one of the great artists of this decade.   Mitski – “Geyser” (Brooklyn, USA) Be the Cowboy by Mitski RIYL: St. Vincent, Japanese Breakfast, Lykki […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th

The Matinee ’18 May 10th covers a lot of ground geographically and musically. You’ll be fist-pumping, dancing, or sitting back to absorb the tremendous songwriting. The mini-playlist commences with one of our long-time favorites.   THYLA – “Blame” (Brighton, England) RIYL: Estrons, Paramore, Wolf Alice Three years into their careers, Thyla are gradually moving up the popularity charts, but swimming […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 7th

The Matinee ’18 May 7th

The Matinee ’18 May 7th includes 6 awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a surprise collaboration, upbeat indie pop. dream pop and some amazing rock for good measure. We hope you find your new favorite song or band as warmer days are fast approaching us. Artists are representing Australia, Norway, Sweden and the US today. Nina Kinert […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 17th

The Matinee ’18 April 17th

Awesome new music with shorter descriptions are on order for The Matinee ’18 April 17th. Rockers, anthemic numbers, and intimate tunes are all featured. Let’s get to it! BILK – “Spiked” (Essex, England) RIYL: The Clash, The Strokes, Shame Essex trio BILK may still be hovering under the radar, but soon enough Sol Abrahams (vocals/guitar), Luke Hare (bass), and James […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 13th

The Matinee ’18 April 13th

For some, today represents bad luck. For us, Fridays are meant for great music that delivers you to the weekend. The Matinee ’18 April 13th edition, specifically, is the source of our good vibes, featuring the usual nine sweet tunes that caught our attention. Happy weekend everyone!   Florence + The Machine – “Sky Full of Song” (London, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 9th

The Matinee ’18 April 9th

The Matinee ’18 April 9th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a nice mix of tunes to get you feeling relaxed  on this find Monday. We hope we are due for some warm weather soon as many of these tracks can be added to that upcoming playlist. It’s been surprisingly cold this past weekend. We have […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 5th

The Matinee ’18 April 5th

The Matinee ’18 April 5th features nine songs that will either take your breath away or melt your face – even if you cannot speak the language. There are artists and bands capturing the spirit and energy of bygone eras and others taking music to new places. Some of the songs will also entertain you for their lyrics while other […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 23rd

The Matinee ’18 March 23rd

The Matinee ’18 March 23rd edition features some blistering, explosive songs and a few smooth, cool tracks. Let it be your soundtrack to the last day of the work week and the entry into a fantastic weekend. The Cavemen – “Janey” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: The Stooges, Dead Kennedys, Buzzcocks If you ever get the chance to see New Zealand […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 March 22nd USA Edition features eight songs, three of which come from a special and an important compilation. The mini-playlist also includes a tune from one of indie rock’s greatest bands of the past decade and the debut single from an outfit hoping to join them one day.   Wharf Cat Records Singles from the ACLU Benefit […]

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Computer Magic – ‘DANZ’ (album review)

Computer Magic – ‘DANZ’ (album review)

 Back in 2010, Stereogum named Danielle “Danz” Johnson and her project Computer Magic as a band to watch. She was unlike other producers, bedroom-pop artists, and songwriters, as her music had purpose. Her emotions were not the drivers of her music, but she found inspiration instead in literature, film, and art. From Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 27th

The Matinee ’18 February 27th

The usual perfect nine new music singles are featured on The Matinee ’18 February 27th. We go global with some dramatic singles, some really wacky tunes, and, of course, shoegaze! Baiba Dekena – “You Don’t Know Me” (Innsbruck, Austria via Liepāja, Latvia)  RIYL: Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Daughter Nearly nine months have passed since we were first […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 22nd

The Matinee ’18 February 22nd

Nine more songs occupy The Matinee ’18 February 22nd. A couple of indie giants return and plenty of smaller bands that you ought to know. Anyway, let’s get to the music. Speedy Ortiz – “Lucky 88” (Boston, USA) RIYL: Veruca Salt, Hop Along, Girlpool As a band enters the “veteran” phase of their careers, they tend to dial down the […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 21st

The Matinee ’18 February 21st

This week we’ve changed the schedule a bit, so there won’t be a Melodic Tonic. Instead, The Matinee ’18 February 21st edition is today’s spotlight on new music. Due to the last-minute change, the descriptions are tighter than usual, and we would like to send our apologies to the artists and bands that the shorter pieces. For readers and listeners, […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 5th

The Matinee ’18 February 5th

The Matinee ’18 February 5th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. It’s a great way to get your week started off right. We have a nice mix of synth/dream pop and indie rock. Artists today are representing Israel, the UK, and the US. AMETHYSTS – “Be There” (Suffolk, England) RIYL: Cults, Meadowlark, Cathedrals AMETHYSTS are back with a […]

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