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SXSW 2017 Memories – Kolars

SXSW 2017 Memories – Kolars

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Kolars. Guitar and Percussion eclectic duo […]

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The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

Standing stoically in New York Harbor is the iconic Statute of Liberty. For 142 years, it has symbolized the very values expressed in the United States’ Star-Spangled Banner – freedom, opportunity, and courage. New York City itself has become the center of the American Dream, as tens of thousands of people descend upon its five boroughs each year to turn their […]

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Slothrust – “Everyone Else”

Slothrust – “Everyone Else”

Since their first record, Slothrust had our attention. Their blend of genres, influenced by bands like Weezer and Nirvana as well as their studies as blues and jazz students, create a unique package tied together by Leah Wellbaum’s voice.  On October 28th, Slothrust released their third record, Everyone Else on Dangerbird Records. Everyone Else builds on those first two albums […]

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no rehearsal – “Back To Fall” (single premiere)

no rehearsal – “Back To Fall” (single premiere)

With today’s wide reaching musical landscape available to every music fan, it is often hard for many bands to make enough of an impression to break out from the massive sea of current competition. Usually there needs to be a certain quality or formula that you can’t quite place – or you can’t quite describe that instantly captures the attention […]

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Melodic Tonic special edition: Young Frontier

Melodic Tonic special edition: Young Frontier

Welcome to a special edition of the Melodic Tonic! Since many of us at The Revue are headed to Newport Folk Festival this week, today’s post is different. Instead of sharing several new singles from multiple artists, I’d like to share several songs from one group. We’re not ones to make predictions, but we think this band will play the festival […]

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Haux – “All We’ve Known” EP

Haux – “All We’ve Known” EP

Early in 2015, a little-known act called Haux quietly made waves on the indie scene. More accurately, Woodson Black, the man behind Haux, re-emerged as a new entity, moving away from the indie-folk of his debut EP, The Bluest Sage, to a glacial dream-folk/dream-pop sound. Although there are similarities to Bon Iver, Haux has transformed the genre on his beautiful […]

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Monika Cefis – “Aristocat” (single premiere)

Monika Cefis – “Aristocat” (single premiere)

When you were young, did you ever open a music box to see an elegant ballerina twirling around to a romantic sequence of notes? If so, the opening segment of Monica Cefis’ “Aristocat” is sure to transport you straight back to that moment. This is the first track from Cefis and her “band of misfit musicians’” forthcoming EP, Dreamed a […]

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The Walk Off – “She Talks in Technicolor” (single premiere)

The Walk Off – “She Talks in Technicolor” (single premiere)

The Walk Off are not your typical rock band. They’re not like a lot of current rock bands who go out there and try to blow you away by playing three chords while wailing on their guitars, pulverizing the drum kit, and plucking the same D note on the bass. Instead, these three Boston natives are creating music that channels […]

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Quilt – “Plaza”

Quilt – “Plaza”

Los Angeles has the Laurel Canyon neighborhood which helped transform the indie, folk, and folk-rock landscapes. Boston has… Well, Boston doesn’t quite the equivalent as Los Angeles despite having a rich and diverse music scene that extends beyond the capital of Massachusetts. With festivals like Boston Common and the nearby Newport Folk Festival, Boston and the New England area as […]

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We Are All Astronauts’ cataclysmic “Doves”

We Are All Astronauts’ cataclysmic “Doves”

  We have no idea who We Are All Astronauts are other than that she/he/they are or have been based in Bristol, UK and Boston, Massachusetts. The one thing we do know is that their music matches the moniker. Every track they’ve released is seismic and heart-pounding. It’s dreamy, lush, and mind-bending. It wouldn’t be fair to label their music […]

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Hidden Gem – indie-rock chameleons, Fleabite

Hidden Gem – indie-rock chameleons, Fleabite

I know some people prefer Spotify, Google Play, or even streaming stuff through YouTube, but SoundCloud is my choice because of the variety of music that’s available and the algorithm that site uses to suggest new music is usually spot on. Exhibit A is today’s Hidden Gem – Fleabite. Fleabite was originally created by three young women – Ali, Vicky, […]

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Haux – “Homegrown”

Haux – “Homegrown”

“Homegown” is the new single from New York City-via-Boston group Haux, and it’s easily one of the best of the first three months of the year without a doubt. It’s cinematic, breathtaking, and ethereal. The harmonies and tones produced by the multi-talented Woodson Black and his partner Emily Brouwer are truly remarkable, especially the harrowing vocals that remind us of […]

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Mundo Musique: Grammar

Mundo Musique: Grammar

24 Year old Barrie Lindsay of Boston is also known as Grammar.  This week, she’s sharing “New World” which will be on her upcoming five track Grammar EP which will be released next month. It’s a beautiful electronic-driven track with gorgeous, lush harmonies and a real laid-back and dreamy vibe, despite the lyrics “I’m getting reckless”.  Take a listen below! […]

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