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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 October 26th

The Matinee ’18 October 26th

Fire up The Matinee ’18 October 26th edition to get a dose of new music that will get you off your seat. It is the weekend after all, and we’re doing our part to get the party started early. The Berries – “Salvation” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Steve Earle The cornucopia of musical goods continues to overflow […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 11th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 11th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 11th – ROW Edition (Rest of the World) has a strong Southern Hemisphere vibe with a couple of artists residing north of the equator. There are buzz-saw rockers and dreamy synth-pop numbers plus one electronic enchantment. For more music, check out the USA edition over here.   Academie – “Eyes” (Johannesburg, South Africa) RIYL: Cults, Cathedrals, […]

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The Matinee ’18 August 20th – Australia Edition

The Matinee ’18 August 20th – Australia Edition

With all the great music coming out, we’ve divided The Matinee into two parts once again. We head Down Under with the The Matinee ’18 August 20th – Australia Edition. Granted, one artist now calls England home, but he’s Aussie born. Anyway, the six songs featured below span a broad section of genres – folk-pop, dystopian future rock, downtempo trip-hop, […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 30th

The Matinee ’18 July 30th

The Matinee ’18 July 30th includes 6 new tracks to get your Monday moving just right. We have a mix of indie rock, singer-songwriter and synth pop. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists today are representing the Australia, the US and The UK today. Beck Pete – “Gently Break It” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Cat […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 28th

The Matinee ’18 May 28th

The Matinee ’18 May 28th includes six new tracks for some of you enjoying a day off (Hopefully). Many tracks are perfect ‘chill-out’ songs but there is also some great rock in there to get you a little hyped up. Bands/Artists today are representing Australia, Sweden, The US and the UK today. Ella Grace – “Run” (London, England) RIYL: Lucy […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 9th

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 9th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 May 9th edition is a bit mellow but far from boring. These three pairs of tunes (a set from the USA, UK, and Australia) will help you chill out, de-stress, and defuse your mid-week stress. The Color Forty Nine – “I Will” (San Diego, USA) RIYL: Calexico, DeVotchKa, Fernando Viciconte “Tequila sunset music” is a term […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, July 26th

Melodic Tonic ’17, July 26th

The five songs on this week’s Melodic Tonic range from gentle indie folk to rollicking synth rock. Featuring artists from Australia, Denmark, Ireland, South Africa, and the US, this mini playlist offers great new music from across the globe. Today we start with one of our favorite bands from the Pacific Northwest.   Planes on Paper – “Television” (Yakima, Washington […]

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The Matinee April 11th

The Matinee April 11th

Nine songs are the marquee of The Matinee April 11th edition. There are some whimsical, albeit clever, band names and a couple of artists you’ll recognize. As always, we try to give a taste of the different music being created around the globe.   The Dollar Bill Murrays – “The More You Know” (Brisbane, Australia) RIYL: Queens of the Stone […]

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Saturday Sampler February 25th

Saturday Sampler February 25th

Saturday Sampler February 25th edition is a mosaic of new music. It’s not just the countries represented – Australia, England, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, and USA – but the music. You’ll find an eclectic and diverse batch of music that will have your auditory senses screaming in delight.   Analogue Wave – “Hope” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Aphex Twin, Leftfield, Massive Attack, Depeche […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, February 15

Melodic Tonic ’17, February 15

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails features six tasty concoctions featuring artists from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the US. From sultry electronica to upbeat soul and indie psych-pop, these tunes will instantly elevate your day.   Little Dragon – “High” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Morcheeba, Portishead, Massive Attack This time last year we were writing about Little Dragon’s exquisite remix […]

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The Matinee February 9th

The Matinee February 9th

The Matinee February 9th takes a global tour, featuring nine songs that will have you moving, shouting, and indulging in your favorite memories. Let’s get to the songs.   ASHA – “Drowning” (Central Coast, Australia) RIYL: BANKS, Woodes, Aurora While listening to the great Triple J station while driving across Tasmania, a voice bellowed out from the speakers. A voice which […]

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The Matinee January 24th

The Matinee January 24th

We go globetrotting on The Matinee January 24th edition. Nine songs by artists in seven countries are featured. There are some rockers, one tantalizing number, and a handful of songs that will leave you breathless. Take a listen and discover a few of these hidden gems, two of whom were among our favorites of 2016.   A Festival, A Parade – […]

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Saturday Sampler January 21st

Saturday Sampler January 21st

Much like an exclamation point at the end of a politically charged week, the Saturday Sampler January 21st edition is full of bold, powerful music. Some of the singles share the common theme of being protest songs, while others are just pure rock & roll. These nine songs are the work of artists from Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Scotland, and the USA. […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44 – features six singles that take you from winter to summer. It’s easy to feel a bit glum now that the temps are getting cooler. These songs offer a loose theme of unspoken support. From indie Americana artists dealing with disappointment to indie dream pop bands infusing sunny […]

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Saturday Sampler November 26th

Saturday Sampler November 26th

The Saturday Sampler November 26th takes you around the globe with 10 hot new singles from artists in Australia, England, Germany, and the USA. These artists all have a different sound, but the one thing they share is inspiration from the past. You may be surprised how many of these groups are inspired by groups from “the good ol’ days” […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 43

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 43

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – better known as Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 43. Since we’re celebrating Thanksgiving here in the States tomorrow, today seems like a great time to reflect on the one thing we can all be grateful for: new music. These five singles come from two Australian bands and three American artists. Whether […]

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The Matinee September 1st

The Matinee September 1st

The Matinee September 1st rocks, rolls, and swoons with eight fantastic songs. You will recognize several of the artists and bands on the mini-playlist, but there are, of course, a couple of hidden gems. Enjoy the first day of September with this set of great new music.   Taylor Payne – “The Jungle Talks” (Adelaide/Sunshine Coast, Australia) RIYL: LP, Cloves, […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th

Saturday Sampler for June 11th is a solo job, so hopefully I’ve done a good job at filling in for Hollie. Ten songs are featured as always with two prominent bands highlighting the banquet of new music.   Ali Beletic – “Ends Of The Earth”(Sonoran Desert via Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Patti Smith, Fiona Apple, Angel Olsen Back in February when […]

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The Matinee April 14th

The Matinee April 14th

The Matinee April 14th is another extended edition, featuring music that spans from Scotland, England, Canada, the US, and Australia. A few of the names you’ll recognize while a couple of “newcomers” crack The Matinee for the first time.   Actor – “Girls Do” (Leeds, England) Louisa Osborn – better known as Actor – has wowed us on several occasions with […]

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