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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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Mammút – ‘Kinder Versions’ (album review)

Mammút – ‘Kinder Versions’ (album review)

Woolly mammoths reigned the northern hemispheres during the Ice Age, but as everyone knows they have long been extinct. They can now only be spotted in museums and history books, never to rise again. Now a different type of giant is re-awakening, having adopted the Latin form of its name as their own. Icelandic band Mammút have returned with a […]

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The Matinee June 15th

The Matinee June 15th

Like yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, we’ve scoured the globe for new music for The Matinee June 15th edition. The mini-playlist is bookended with two very familiar names. In between, you’ll find a mix of long-time favorites and a new artist making big splashes overseas. We start things off, however, with a song that isn’t so new but might be for younger […]

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The Matinee May 4th

The Matinee May 4th

Today’s nine songs combine to form the perfect menu of new music, otherwise known as The Matinee May 4th edition. You may recognize some of the names, and one band will definitely have you thinking about one of the greatest southern-rock bands in history. You’ll have to listen to the entire mini-playlist to find out who that is, though. So […]

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Saturday Sampler April 15th

Saturday Sampler April 15th

The Saturday Sampler April 15th edition has plenty of sweet treats for your holiday weekend. These 9 songs from artists in England, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, and the US offer a variety of genres from indie folk to rap- and R&B-infused synthpop. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include every song we’ve covered this week.   BNQT – “Unlikely […]

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Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (album review)

Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (album review)

Since 2012, J. Tillman, otherwise known as Father John Misty, has been gradually (and effortlessly) rising in the ranks of the indie scene. Over the course of his two previous records, Misty has managed to not only act as a kind of jester to the serious and often pretentious nature of the industry, but also maintaining a high level of […]

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The Matinee March 30th

The Matinee March 30th

The Matinee March 30th edition features nine songs with the “wow” factor. Songs that will take you to heaven, others that will take you back in time, many that will just steal your breath way, and others that will have your rocking. We start things off with a singer-songwriter on the verge of international stardom.   Aldous Harding – “Imagining […]

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The Matinee March 2nd

The Matinee March 2nd

The Matinee March 2nd features a few familiar names and several names you ought to know. Eight songs are on tap, many which will get you ready for the arrival of spring.   Calvin Love – “Warm Blindness & A Cool Breeze” (Edmonton, Canada) RIYL: John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, American Wrestlers Last year, Canada lost a legend, an iconic figure […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st

Are you ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride? Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails on the Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st edition features seven tunes guaranteed to soothe, energize, and distract  you from everything else that’s going on in the world!   Ambiere – “Tree of Life” (Manchester, England) RIYL: Portishead, The XX, Florence + The Machine The lush, hypnotic […]

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The Matinee January 31st

The Matinee January 31st

The Matinee January 31st includes a nice mix of indie artists ranging from singer-songwriter, well known indie artists as well as some talented up and comers. We sometimes look up at the world around us and wonder what is going on, yet here is some amazing music that we can take solace in. We have most tracks coming from the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44 – features six singles that take you from winter to summer. It’s easy to feel a bit glum now that the temps are getting cooler. These songs offer a loose theme of unspoken support. From indie Americana artists dealing with disappointment to indie dream pop bands infusing sunny […]

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The Matinee November 18th

The Matinee November 18th

The Baudelaires – “Bomber Dan” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: The Dandy Warhols, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Tame Impala Australia knows what’s up but it’s time for the rest of the world to get hip to The Baudelaires. This quartet from Melbourne, Australia have been catching people’s attention since their debut EP in mid 2014. After the EP release, they’ve been playing […]

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Saturday Sampler November 12th

Saturday Sampler November 12th

We truly have gone global with the Saturday Sampler November 12th edition. This mini-playlist is like an around-the-world trip, but the medium is music as opposed to an airplane. Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy this sonic journey, which begins in Sweden and then heads to Denmark, France, England, Norway, Cameroon, USA, Indonesia, and Australia.   Flora Cash – “Sadness Is Taking […]

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The Matinee November 10th

The Matinee November 10th

It’s been quite a challenging few days here in the States. But one thing I can always count on is the ability to escape through good music. Let’s escape together with the November 10th edition of The Matinee. These six songs will transport you through some electronic, jazz, indie, alt, and garage rock vibes.   Bat and Ball – “Be […]

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Saturday Sampler November 5th

Saturday Sampler November 5th

There is a bit of everything on the Saturday Sampler November 5th edition. From electronic to ambient, Irish folk to alt-country, neo-psychedelia to seismic indie rock, you will hear it below. Enjoy the first weekend of November!   Bonobo – “Kerala” (Los Angeles, USA via Brighton, England) RIYL: Tycho, Four Tet, Emancipator Ambient electronic artist Simon Green – aka Bonobo – expresses […]

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Saturday Sampler October 29th

Saturday Sampler October 29th

The Saturday Sampler October 29th edition offers a balance of American and European artists whose 10 songs cover a variety of genres. We’ve got indie pop, old-school psychedelic folk and modern folk-rock plus African beats from Belgium and dazzling electronic. Dive into this playlist to discover the hidden gems that await you!   Anna Renee – “Dali” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Skott, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 35

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 35

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Hang onto your proverbial hat because these five singles pack a punch. Are you ready to kick your Wednesday into overdrive? Let’s get things started with a transatlantic collaboration sure to have you dancing in your chair.   The Deltahorse – “Call It a Day” (Berlin, Belfast, Boston) RIYL: Morphine, The Brokedown […]

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Saturday Sampler September 3rd

Saturday Sampler September 3rd

We could dedicate the Saturday Sampler September 3rd edition to the long weekend in North America or to all the dads celebrating Father’s Day in Australia and New Zealand, but we’re not. Instead, this playlist goes to Alice Costelloe and Kacey Underwood, who announced on Thursday that Big Deal was dissolving. We wish the two all the best, especially after […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 30

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 30

Welcome to this week’s first serving of new music cocktails! We’re feeling relaxed now that summer days are at last getting slightly shorter and cooler. Today’s six singles reflect that mellower state of mind with a tone that’s neither too loud nor too heavy. Let’s ease into Monday with some all-American indie folk harmonies before diving into the rest.   Joseph […]

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Saturday Sampler August 13th

Saturday Sampler August 13th

The Saturday Sampler August 13th edition offers a feast for your ears, with 10 new singles from across the globe. This week’s artists hail from Australia, Denmark, England, Sweden, and the U.S., so crank up these tunes to get your weekend off to a smashing start.   Arc Iris – “Paint with the Sun” (Providence, USA) RIYL: The Low Anthem, Laura Marling, Cross […]

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