Tag: witch rock

Death Valley Girls – ‘Darkness Rains’ (album review)

Death Valley Girls – ‘Darkness Rains’ (album review)

Darkness Rains by Death Valley Girls Two years ago when Glow In The Dark was released, we commented how Death Valley Girls are “living in the wrong era”. Their brand of a rock ‘n roll – or witch rock or a really chilling version of psychedelic rock – would have won them massive battalions of fans in the ’70s and […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA

The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA

The Matinee ’18 September 18th – USA edition includes songs from artists residing across the country. For instance, one artist is Swedish, but she now calls California home. There is a bit of everything, including one of the most beautiful songs of the year. To hear the seven songs on the Europe edition, click here. Big Bliss – “Constants” (Brooklyn, […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 13th – ROW Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 13th – ROW Edition

We have another two-parter for you today. First up is The Matinee ’18 September 13th – ROW Edition, or Rest of the World. The six songs in this mini-playlist are immensely creative and riveting, and some could be up for song of the year. As usual, several countries are represented, and we do realize one group features members from Mexico. […]

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L.A. Witch get wicked on their self-titled debut album (album review)

L.A. Witch get wicked on their self-titled debut album (album review)

Is it some sort of magic to conjure a brand new song out of the air? To cast a spell over an audience that keeps them mesmerized from opening chords to the final, clamouring crescendo? Despite the name, L.A. Witch claim not to partake in any sort of witchcraft, though they do admit to their Los Angeles heritage. Yet their […]

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Mermaidens – ‘Perfect Body’ (album review)

Mermaidens – ‘Perfect Body’ (album review)

Perfect Body by Mermaidens Mermaidens have long represented beauty, grace, mystery, and even desire. Daryl Hannah portrayed a mermaid in the movie Splash, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid is an all-time classic. Even the mythological gods Neptune and Poseidon have been depicted as mermen, revealed as powerful entities from a different realm. But for Wellington-based trio Mermaidens, they’ve taken their namesake, put it in […]

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Arrows Of Love – ‘Product’ (album review)

Arrows Of Love – ‘Product’ (album review)

“This world is very cynical There will be no happy endings here At least for some men” This quote isn’t from Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, or Jeremy Corbyn. It’s not from noted philosophers Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, or Michel Foucault. Those three lines are from “Come With Me”, the creepy centerpiece of Arrows Of Love‘s new album that succinctly encapsulates what […]

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The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

Around the world we go and where we stop is… The Matinee August 10th edition, of course! Just yesterday, Ben was watching The War on Drugs perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and we were pondering who could be the next indie band or artist to play on one of the late-night talk shows. Our mini-playlist today, as such, reflects who we […]

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The Matinee July 20th

The Matinee July 20th

The Matinee July 20th features another set of a 9 awesome new music singles. There is, as usual, a mix bag of goodies, so reach in and find a surprise. Chad VanGaalen – “Pine and Clover” (Calgary, Canada) RIYL: Father John Misty, Richard Swift, Jonathan Richman Where does one even begin to describe Chad VanGaalen, the Swiss Army knife of […]

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The Matinee July 4th

The Matinee July 4th

Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends. We hope the day is full of fantastic food, drink, and, of course, friends and family. To help you celebrate the holiday, we offer a selection of nine songs on The Matinee July 4th edition. Some of them are as explosive as fireworks while others will have you contemplating what it […]

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The Matinee June 1st

The Matinee June 1st

The Matinee June 1st has a cinematic feel, where many of the songs have stories that would fit perfectly on the big screen. There are a few that are just boisterous numbers in which you can lose yourself. In that respect, they have the same effect as a great movie.   Big Thief – “Mary” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Angel Olsen, […]

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The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th is a work of art. Well, the music is. Find nine songs by artists from different parts of the globe. There’s a bit of everything – moving ballads, entrancing witch-rock, mesmerizing folktronica, ’80s glam-rock, and a whole lot more.   Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Orenda Fink, O+S Almost a year to the […]

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Mayflower Madame – “Observed in a Dream”

Mayflower Madame – “Observed in a Dream”

Earlier this year, Savages shared their brilliant sophomore album, Adore Life, a dark yet immensely introspective album whose soul was primal and cathartic. If there was a companion album to Adore Life, it could very well be Mayflower Madame‘s debut LP, Observed in a Dream. Observed in a Dream has the wintry feeling of Mayflower Madame’s home country – icy and dark, haunting […]

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