Tag: Dualtone Records

The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

We’ve changed things up today, so instead of the Melodic Tonic we’re sharing The Matinee November 15th edition. The mini-playlist’s tile might be different and the author is the other guy, but one thing is definitely the same – you’ll only find great new music from around the globe. And since we’ve already stirred the pot, the artists/bands are listed […]

Read more ›
The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th

The Matinee April 28th is like a high school reunion, as each of the nine artists / bands featured today have occupied past playlists and/or have had their albums reviewed. This is a first for us. Algiers – “The Underside of Power” (Atlanta, USA) RIYL: TV on the Radio, Benjamin Booker, Leon Bridges Atlanta-based indie rockers Algiers are one of […]

Read more ›
The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th edition features a bevy of brilliance. Seriously, these songs are early contenders for song of the year. Let’s get right to it, shall we?   Nadia Reid – “Richard” (Port Chalmers, New Zealand) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Julianna Hatfield As most of the music world prepares for Lorde’s new album to drop, people’s eyes should […]

Read more ›
The Matinee August 5th

The Matinee August 5th

The Matinee August 5th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure on this fine Friday. We have singer-songwriter fare, dreamy indie pop, feel good indie rock, and awesome synth pop. Artists are representing the US and the UK today. Don’t forget to check back for more tracks tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course our mega mega playlist […]

Read more ›
Oh Pep!

Oh Pep! – “Stadium Cake”

Oh Pep! It’s a funny, odd, name. It gets a lot of attention of its own. “Oh” for Olivia Hally and “Pep” For Pepita Emmerichs, who hail from Melbourne, Australia. The exclamation point? Just good business sense. But that’s not the reason to get into this band, whose brilliant debut EP, 2015’s Living, stirred our souls. Their new album, Stadium […]

Read more ›
First Impressions: Shovels and Rope’s “Busted Jukebox Vol. I”

First Impressions: Shovels and Rope’s “Busted Jukebox Vol. I”

“Psychobilly hoedown” is not a phrase used often – if ever – when referring to Nine Inch Nails. That is, it never was until southern darlings Shovels & Rope covered one of Trent Reznor’s songs on their new album. But that’s exactly how the band described their take on “Last” when NPR Music streamed the album this week. To say that […]

Read more ›
Melodic Tonic, vol. 14

Melodic Tonic, vol. 14

This week’s Melodic Tonic collection of new singles features some scorching tunes that will kickstart your week faster than six triple espressos. Buckle up for some feet-tapping, because we’re starting off this Monday with a bang! Sune Rose Wagner (Denmark) – “Anemone” It’s been a year since Danish band The Raveonettes quietly dropped their last album, Pe’ahi. While there is no news of […]

Read more ›
Wild Child – “Fool”

Wild Child – “Fool”

Location: Austin, Texas, USA Members: Wild Child are Alexander Beggins (lead vocals, baritone, ukulele); Kelsey Wilson (lead vocals, violin); Evan Magers (keyboards); Drew Brunetti (drums); Sadie Wolfe (cello); and Chris D’Annunzio (bass). For those who like: The Head and The Heart, Houndmouth Our take: With their infectious blend of indie-folk and indie-rock, Austin’s Wild Child have gathered a pretty sizable following. Admittedly, we weren’t […]

Read more ›
Melodic Tonic, volume 2

Melodic Tonic, volume 2

Welcome to your Monday music cocktail – the Melodic Tonic! Summer is quickly approaching, which means one thing to many of us hardcore music lovers: festival season! Monsoon season is also here in many parts of the U.S., and quite frankly, some of us have forgotten what sunshine looks like. Today’s mix includes a few upbeat selections to infuse a little sonic sunshine. Speaking […]

Read more ›