Tag: Dine Alone Records

The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th

The Matinee April 19th includes 6 awesome new tracks to get you moving. We hope these six songs get you through this amazing humpday and through the rest of the week. Artists are representing Canada, Sweden, The US and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. BEACH RIOT – “Mr Fixer” (London/Brighton, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee April 13th

The Matinee April 13th

After yesterday’s Melodic Tonic offered six easy, breezy numbers, we’ve opted to turn up the decibels several notches on The Matinee April 13th edition. There are three smooth, low-key tunes, but for the most part you want to get ready to either move or have your face melted. The Black Angels – “Half Believing” (Austin, USA) RIYL: The Black Lips, […]

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Saturday Sampler March 25th

Saturday Sampler March 25th

The Saturday Sampler March 25th edition sizzles with international singles from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and the US. These nine songs are the high-energy soundtrack to your weekend. Hopefully you’ll discover a new favorite artist while you enjoy some new tunes from established groups. Be sure to check out our Weekend Showcase tomorrow for all the music we have shared since […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features a triumphant return of a beloved indie band plus an American folk troubadour and a few newcomers who will charm you with their shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. These six tunes span the globe from Australia to Canada, England, and the U.S. Let’s get things started with great news out of Montreal.   Land […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46 – your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – includes a dash of holiday cheer and huge dose of heart. Proceeds from some of these singles will benefit charitable organizations. Let’s get things started with a pair of politically inspired tunes. Austra – “Future Politics” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Zola Jesus, Grimes, Psychic Twin Only a few weeks remain until the new […]

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DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats work crowd into frenzy at House of Targ (photo essay)

Ottawa got a taste of DZ Deathrays this summer at RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, and this viewer was especially impressed with their performance. So when I heard they were returning to town to play House of Targ, I was very intrigued. This time, they were performing with Dine Alone Records label-mates Dune Rats in what has been dubbed the International Disaster […]

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The Matinee September 9th

The Matinee September 9th

The Matinee September 9th includes six brand new tracks for your listening pleasure. Today we have a mix of awesome indie rock, amazing blues rock, folk inspired indie rock and a nice dose of funk inspired indie rock. We are hoping today’s offerings get your Friday off to an upbeat start. We have Canada, the US and the UK represented […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “It’s Always Something New”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “It’s Always Something New”

Ten days ago, Heyrocco shared the first of a six-part series of live videos, commencing with the rocker “Yeah”. Today they are sharing the second of the videos as part of a two-month special – The Heyrocco Live Sessions, which we have the pleasure of exclusively featuring. The next song is the whimsical “It’s Always Something New”. The track borders […]

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The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st

The Matinee July 21st features seven more new songs. They will all blow your mind, but in different and unique ways.   Field Mouse – “The Order Of Things” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: The History of Apple Pie, The Radio Dept., Twin Cinema Club Field Mouse has released first two singles from their forthcoming new album, Episodic. “The Mirror” showcased an […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

When Heyrocco arrived on the indie scene a few years ago, they used several slogans to promote themselves. They profess to be South Carolina’s “first rock ‘n roll band”, which might be the case to the state that has brought us Hootie & The Blowfish. Their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack (Old Flame Records), was described as “Disney Grunge”, as their […]

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The Matinee July 8th

The Matinee July 8th

The Matinee July 8th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. Unintentionally we have a U.S.-based playlist. We hope you find some awesome rock, indie rock, indie pop, singer-songwriter fare, and possibly your new favorite band or artist. On days like today where you just don’t even want to read the national headlines, we are thankful that music is […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 23

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 23

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music cocktails, where this week’s focus is on powerful female vocalists. Four of the six singles feature talented women whose voices will knock your socks off, if you’re wearing any. So sit back and brace yourself for the intensity that’s coming your way. Let’s get started with a particularly amped-up single that will energize […]

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The Matinee May 3rd

The Matinee May 3rd

Hollie set the tone with yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, sharing songs with an edge. The Matinee May 3rd edition follows Hollie’s lead, offering a few songs that also are gritty. There are, of course, a few songs that are more of the relaxing, laid-back variety to help recover from the more blistering numbers.   Estrons – “Drop” (Cardiff, Wales) Late in […]

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The Dandy Warhols – “Distortland”

The Dandy Warhols – “Distortland”

After more than twenty years of spinning records by The Dandy Warhols, we have learned two things about the Portland-based quartet – they are unpredictable and predictable. After nine studio albums and countless other releases, The Dandy Warhols have shared everything from the DIY indie-rock of the nineties to garage-rock to psychedelia to power-pop to synth-pop to shoegaze. Despite their […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13

Welcome to another week of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13! This week we’re basking in the beauty of springtime blooms (that’s code for “sneezing our fool heads off due to pollen”), and as such, there’s a mellower theme at play here. Some days you just need gentler tunes to alleviate the aching allergy headaches. So […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 12

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 12

Welcome to another week of new music cocktails! Normally we focus on groups from across the globe, but today the spotlight is solely on North American artists. We’re serving up some Canadian indie disco-inspired pop along with two double shots of American ambient progressive, indie rock, and Americana.   o’brother – “Time Is a Length of Rope” (Atlanta, USA) The opening strains of […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 10

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 10

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails. Today we’ve got an eclectic blend of sonic spirits from across the globe, from the deserts of the Algerian Sahara and the Scottish coast to London and Canada, plus three acts playing this week’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Let’s kick things off with a tune that will boost your heart rate. Imarhan – “Imarhan” (Tamanrasset, Algeria) […]

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The Matinee March 11th

The Matinee March 11th

The Matinee March 11th has some pretty awesome tracks today to get you ready for the weekend. We have indie rock (a bit on the shoegaze side, and some great in your face rock), indie pop and feel good synth pop. Artists represent the US and UK today. Check back for more tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler, and our entire […]

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First Impressions: Lucius – “Good Grief”

First Impressions: Lucius – “Good Grief”

… When most people think about Lucius, typically they think of the band’s two frontwomen, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. They’re hard to miss with their mirror-image style and perfect harmonies. Since this stylish duo shares the spotlight, it’s understandable when people mistakenly think that Lucius is just them. But there is much more depth to the band, their sound, and their new […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 6

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 6

This week’s serving of new music cocktails includes hot tunes from across the globe, with a focus on indie rock from the U.S., U.K., and Denmark. Viola Beach – “Boys That Sing” (Warrington, UK) We begin this week paying respects to Viola Beach, the Warrington, UK-based indie band who had a great sound and a promising future. This single had just been released […]

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