Tag: VIOLENT MAE

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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VIOLENT MAE – “KID”

VIOLENT MAE – “KID”

At what point does a band emerge from a Hidden Gem to an indie-rock star? It takes a lot of good fortune to have people listen to one’s work, but it also takes a great album to catch people’s attention. In 2014, VIOLENT MAE, the Hartford, Connecticut-based duo, released their fabulous, self-titled debut album, which was re-released earlier this year. […]

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Weekend Showcase November 21 Edition

Weekend Showcase November 21 Edition

The Weekend Showcase November 21 Edition features more dazzling new music, tracks you would have heard during this past week. Some of the songs completely overwhelmed us emotionally, especially after the events of the past two weeks – from Paris to Beirut to Baghdad to Yola, Nigeria and elsewhere. Music, though, is one of the great cures as it calms […]

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The Matinee November 19

The Matinee November 19

The Matinee November 19 edition is more varied this time around, including indie-rock, dream-pop, alt-country, electro-rock, and electronic tracks. There are also new tracks from two of our favorite bands. Let’s get to the tunes.   Belle Mare – “Dark of My Evening” (New York City, USA) Belle Mare has become one of my personal favorite bands over the years […]

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Weekend Showcase October 3rd Edition

Weekend Showcase October 3rd Edition

On the Weekend Showcase October 3rd Edition, we have arguably our most diverse playlist, ranging from indie rock to indie pop, electronic to folk, high-intensity songs to lush and mellow numbers. As always, we span the globe to find the best new music from well-known to those-you-should-know independent artists. Nine countries are represented, specifically: Austria, Australia, Colombia, England, Israel, New […]

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The Matinee September 29

The Matinee September 29

Today, we have a double whammy of new singles with both The Melodic Tonic and The Matinee September 29 going head-to-head. Which set of new singles do you prefer? This one has six tracks, so I think The Matinee has the advantage (of course I’m incredibly biased). Regardless of your choice, we hope you find a few new favorite artists. […]

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Video Premiere from Our Hidden Gem: VIOLENT MAE

Video Premiere from Our Hidden Gem: VIOLENT MAE

With a new album around the corner, Connecticut-based duo VIOLENT MAE are preparing to re-launch their self-titled debut album. Released in 2013, Violent Mae is a mix of brooding indie folk-rock akin to New York duos She Keeps Bees, The Bright Smoke, and Belle Mare; the atmospheric sounds of Daughter; and the southern rock of Heartless Bastards. The first song […]

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