Tag: The Beths

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The First 25

Two days ago, we shared our Favorite 20 EPs of the year. Today, we commence our look back at our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018, counting down the first 25. As we always do, the list is in alphabetical order. As a reminder, we have not ranked the LPs nor use the term “Best” since both imply that we have […]

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Favorite Albums of 2018: The Beths – ‘Future Me Hates Me’

Favorite Albums of 2018: The Beths – ‘Future Me Hates Me’

Future Me Hates Me by The Beths For a couple of years, The Beths were New Zealand’s little secret. Elizabeth Stokes (guitar/vocals) along with Jonathan Pearce (guitar/vocals), Benjamin Sinclair (bass/vocals), and Ivan Luketina-Johnston (drums/vocals) built a cult following in Aotearoa with their infectious brand of guitar-pop rock. But in this shrinking world where the internet gets people closer together, the fine […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.32

Weekend Showcase 4.32

Weekend Showcase 4.32 edition is the perfect end-of-summer playlist, featuring explosive rockers, groovy pop and disco tunes, intimate ballads, and some grand experimental fare. Eleven countries are represented, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Greece, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The […]

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The Beths – ‘Future Me Hates Me’ (album review)

The Beths – ‘Future Me Hates Me’ (album review)

 For the past three years, The Beths gradually established themselves as one of new bastions of New Zealand guitar-pop, standing alongside rising artists likes Fazerdaze and Kane Strang. Like their fellow Kiwis, it was only a matter of time before a top-flight indie label signed them, which occurred when Carpark Records got Elizabeth Stokes (guitar/vocals), Jonathan Pearce (guitar/vocals), Benjamin […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.22

Weekend Showcase 4.22

Forty-five (45) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 4.22 edition. For the most part, the mega-playlist is an upbeat one. Fourteen countries are represented, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 7th

The Matinee ’18 June 7th

The Matinee ’18 June 7th is an all-women affair. Each of the songs either features a female singer-songwriter or a woman leading the band. The mini-playlist is just further evidence in our long-held belief that women are making the best and more creative music today.   The Beths – “Happy Unhappy” (Auckland, New Zealand)  RIYL: Alex Lahey, Anna Burch, […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.18

Weekend Showcase 4.18

Another week has passed, and another day to review the best new music. The Weekend Showcase 4.18 edition features 45 unforgettable songs. There are a few familiar names and plenty of artists and bands who deserve your attention. They come from 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The […]

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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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Weekend Showcase 3.41

Weekend Showcase 3.41

There are only 10 weeks left in 2017, which has been an eventful year (and this might be the understatement of the year). Thankfully, we’ve also been comforted by great new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.41 edition offers some of the songs that filled our speakers and headphones. Fifty-four songs occupy the mega-playlist. The artists and bands represent 17 countries, […]

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The Matinee October 19th

The Matinee October 19th

The Matinee October 19th is an all-women affair. Each of the songs is from either a female solo artist or a female-fronted band. There are plenty of reasons for this, but mostly because women are making the best and most creative music today. The nine songs showcase how far and wide the talent and ingenuity extends (and no, it’s not […]

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