Author: Hollie Daugherty

Melodic Tonic ’17, October 11th

Melodic Tonic ’17, October 11th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music features a global flavor. Featuring artists from Australia to the UK, these six songs offer equal amounts of bright pop and darker electronica. We start with good news from one of our favorite Glasgow bands.   Belle and Sebastian – “I’ll Be Your Pilot” (Glasgow, Scotland) RIYL: Belle and Sebastian You can’t really call Belle […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, October 4th

Melodic Tonic ’17, October 4th

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails features old-school indie rock, Cuban-French electronic soul, and three varieties of indie folk. These five tracks are as smooth as your morning coffee: it starts out with a hot jolt then becomes something just warm enough to sip and savor.   The Breeders – “Wait in the Car” (Dayton, OH, USA) RIYL: The […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, September 27th

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 27th

The Melodic Tonic ’17, September 27th edition provides the perfect antidote to the mid-week blues – a.k.a. hump day. Most of the tunes will leave you in a relaxed state, and we’ve included the video to one song as it’s a must see. Happy Wednesday everyone.   Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – “Continental Breakfast” (Australia/USA) Lotta Sea Lice by […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th

Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th

Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th features another six songs, although from five artists this time. Two of the songs form an absolute epic. Sit back and take a sip fro this new music cocktail. Curtis Harding – “Need Your Love” (Atlanta, USA) RIYL: Al Green, Future Islands, St. Paul & The Broken Bones Last month we lost our collective minds […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, September 13th

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 13th

Since the 18th annual AmericanaFest is happening this week in Nashville, the Melodic Tonic September 13th edition has a strong American focus. While not all six of the songs in this playlist are from the Americana genre, these selections run the gamut from folk and rock to electronic pop. We kick things off with a pair of true American troubadours […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, September 6th

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 6th

The six singles on today’s Melodic Tonic range from the sublime to the super-charged. Featuring artists from England, Iceland, Italy, Scotland, and the US, this playlist is a feast for your ears. Let’s kick things off with an emerging young artist we have recently come to love.   Best Girl Athlete – “Song” (Aberdeen, Scotland) RIYL: Woodes, Lucia Fontaine “A […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 30th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 30th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a dark and stormy blend. We start with some brooding synth-pop and add in some art rock, a dash of Icelandic soul, and end with a double shot of Americana.   Zola Jesus – “Siphon” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Phantogram, PJ Harvey Zola Jesus has the dark equivalent of a Midas touch […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 August 23rd

Melodic Tonic ’17 August 23rd

Today’s new music cocktails is a sensual treat. These six songs from American, Australian and Greek artists feature funky beats that will move your body to introspective rock that will speak to your mind. We kick things off with a favorite duo whose third album arrives in October.   Cults – “I Took Your Picture” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Chvrches, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 16th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 16th

The Melodic Tonic August 16th edition is a sumptuous sonic feast of genres. From ambient, Americana/folk, electronic, gospel, punk-pop, and shoegaze, these songs will both energize your heart and quiet your mind. Featured artists are from Canada, England, Iceland, Norway, and the U.S.   Dream Wife – “Fire” (London, England & Reykjavik, Iceland) RIYL: Blondie, The Breeders Back in March, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 9th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 9th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails has a unifying, one-word theme: calming. These are great rainy-day tunes. We are all seeking relief from the stress of life and the chaos of the world. What better way to find solace than with six new singles from artists in Canada, USA, and Netherlands? All of the artists have one-word band names, so […]

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Killing Moon Label – ‘New Moons: Vol. VIII’ (album premiere)

Killing Moon Label – ‘New Moons: Vol. VIII’ (album premiere)

New Moons: Vol. VIII, the latest compilation from London label Killing Moon, is out today, and we are excited to share this amazing collection. Killing Moon have an affinity for finding, promoting, and sharing emerging talents who then transition from obscurity to stardom. (Alt-J ring a bell?)  With their New Moons series now on its eighth volume, you are sure to find new artists […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 2nd

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 2nd

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a long-sipping mix to be savored. These nine tunes range from indie rock to mellow singer/songwriter fare with synth-pop and psych-folk for balance. Featured artists are from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland, USA, and Wales. Note: This Friday, Bandcamp will donate 100% of their sales to the Transgender Law Center in […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’17 July 19th

Melodic Tonic ’17 July 19th

The Melodic Tonic ’17 July 19th edition serves up six intoxicating new music cocktails. This week features the newest from The War on Drugs along with familiar voices from the UK and Canada. These summer songs will take you on an emotional and musical journey, so let’s kick things off in Philadelphia.   The War on Drugs – “Strangest Thing” […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 July 12th

Melodic Tonic ’17 July 12th

Today’s serving of new music cocktails has strong international flavors, featuring artists from Australia, England, Greece, Scotland, and the US. It’s packed with plenty of genre variety, from American post-punk and haunting folk-pop from Greece to spine-tingling ambient pop from the UK and more. Your new favorite artists await you.   Post Lovers – “Melbourne” (Athens, Greece) RIYL: Concrete Blonde, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, July 5th

Melodic Tonic ’17, July 5th

This week’s serving of new music cocktails includes fresh tunes from five countries (Canada, England, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA) since today is the fifth of July. It’s purely coincidental. Sit back and enjoy the variety on tap; the selections range from psychedelic R&B to Norwegian calypso – all perfect for summer.   Wake Child – “Hangup Blues” (Boston, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 28th

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 28th

Bask in the sunny glow of today’s new music cocktails! From American and Australian indie pop and punk to German synth-pop, these seven tunes have the power to cure your mid-week slump.   The Dig – “Tired of Love” (New York City, USA) RIYL: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, Future Elevators It’s hard to believe 2017 is half over. It’s even […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 21st

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 21st

Summer is upon us, and today’s serving of new music cocktails is a sun-kissed delight. From the unexpected return of a legacy band to an emerging powerhouse indie pop star and a promising Manchester indie rock trio, these six tunes will help you usher in the season.   The Dream Syndicate – “How Do I Find Myself Here” (Los Angeles, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 14th

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 14th

The six new music cocktails on today’s Melodic Tonic are a tasty mix of indie tunes from the UK, US, Sweden, Canada, and France. From upbeat Americana to ambient experimental with hints of jazz, these tunes provide the fuel you need to help you through your mid-week slump. The Nickajack Men – “Running” (Denny, Scotland) RIYL: My Morning Jacket, Delta […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

These five delicious new audio cocktails to get you through your Wednesday. Today’s mini playlist shines the spotlight solely on North American artists for a change. Let’s begin in the Emerald City with this dynamic tune. Zola Jesus – “Exhumed” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Agnes Obel, Phantogram The dramatic new single from goth-pop siren Zola Jesus will do one of three things: “Exhumed” will either […]

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