Author: Hollie Daugherty

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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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 31st

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 31st

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails takes you from high noon to midnight. These five singles from artists in Belgium, England, and the USA run the gamut from soulful indie rock to tranquil ambient pop. Today’s musical journey starts in Manchester and concludes in Brussels, giving you plenty of variety in between.   The Breath – “Chilli Salt” (Manchester, England) RIYL: […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 24th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 24th

Since this week began with more unsettling news, the Melodic Tonic May 24th edition features five songs to nourish your heart and soul. Featuring artists from England, Netherlands, Russia, and the USA, these melodies offer the rhythmic repose we all need.   Artificial Waves – “Rising Soul” (Moscow, Russia) RIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Caspian Ambient instrumental music has healing properties. One spin of […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 17th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 17th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a strictly American playlist for a change. The Melodic Tonic May 17th edition features sun-kissed singles from the four corners of the U.S., from the Pacific Northwest and southern California to New York City and down to Florida. Escape into these tunes for some sweet relief from the news!   RAC – “I Still […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 10th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 10th

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails has an underlying political theme. These aren’t protest songs, but most of the six songs on the Melodic Tonic May 10th edition are a response to the craziness unfolding on the global stage. Some artists choose to protest with music while others choose to dance. Either way, these artists from Canada, England, Norway, and the USA provide powerful […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 3rd

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 3rd

Breathe in some fresh new tunes on today’s serving of new music cocktails. The Melodic Tonic May 3rd edition features a pair of Icelandic artists plus refreshing singles from indie folk and indie dream pop artists in the UK and USA. Let’s kick things off in the indie music hot spot of Reykjavik. Ásgeir – “Stardust” (Reykjavik, Iceland) RIYL: John Grant, Júníus Meyvant, Snorri Helgason […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 26th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 26th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features six tasty treats from the UK and USA. From indie power pop supergroups to dazzling British synthpop, this mini playlist infuses your day with infectious beats.   Filthy Friends – “Any Kind of Crowd” (Portland, USA) RIYL: Sleater-Kinney, R.E.M., Minus 5 The music scene has a surplus of “supergroups” these days, but few […]

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Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

“What is love but a series of curses? In the end it’s always worth it.” That pragmatic point of view belongs to Australian singer/songwriter Sam Nicholson of Quivers. Today we’re pleased to share the new single from this emerging talent making his debut at Canadian Music Week 2017. “Ridin’ on the Hearses” may have a bleak title, but don’t let that put you off. It’s an […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

This week’s Melodic Tonic brings you six tunes to start your week, instead of arriving on Wednesday. This mini playlist takes you on a journey of sound from Copenhagen to Seattle, with new music that ranges from brooding darkwave/post-punk to soulful indie pop and intimate indie folk. Let’s start with a pair of Danish bands since one is performing at Canadian Music Week that […]

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