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Melodic Tonic ’17, November 22nd

Melodic Tonic ’17, November 22nd

Today’s pre-Thanksgiving serving of new music cocktails is an all-American affair from coast to coast with one tune from overseas. The six songs on the Melodic Tonic ’17, November 22nd edition are from artists we are thankful for, from San Francisco and Seattle to Nashville, New York and Boston, and across the pond in London. Even if you aren’t celebrating […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, November 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17, November 1st

The first day of November brings a fresh batch of new music. Today’s mid-week playlist features an eclectic mix from around the globe, including artists from Australia, England, Greece, Scotland, and the USA. Let’s get started with a belated Halloween treat. The Wytches – “Double World” (Peterborough, England) RIYL: Morphine, Mark Lanegan Band, The Pack A.D. If you woke up […]

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The Matinee May 23rd

The Matinee May 23rd

The Matinee has nine pretty awesome – o.k., really awesome new music singles. There is a nice range of genres, including a surprisingly ambient electronic track if you so desire. Baby Strange – “Play Me” (Glasgow, Scotland) RIYL: The Clash, The Libertines, Palma Violets When we heard from Scottish trio BABY STRANGE two months ago when they released “Motormind”, we […]

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The Matinee February 17th

The Matinee February 17th

Happy Friday everyone. We have six amazing new tracks to get your weekend started. We have singer-songwriter fare, sublime indie pop, super exciting indie rock/pop and some pretty sweet shoegaze as well. We have artists representing the US, the UK and Sweden today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday sampler and of course our mega playlist on […]

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The Matinee February 14th

The Matinee February 14th

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we have dedicated The Matinee February 14th edition to love songs!!!…. Did you actually believe that? There’s no chance we do that. Instead, we’re just going share awesome music like we always do. The love songs can wait another day (it’s not like they are an endangered species).   Aldous Harding – “Horizon” (Lyttleton, New Zealand) RIYL: […]

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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 […]

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American Wrestlers – “Goodbye Terrible Youth”

American Wrestlers – “Goodbye Terrible Youth”

“It’s funny though because I just did like my third ‘Introducing’ spot for a magazine. I’m still ‘Introducing.’” – Gary McClure, frontman and mastermind of American Wrestlers to Noisey. When American Wrestlers’ first singles were quietly released in late 2014 and early 2015, a trickle in the crowded indie-rock pond was witnessed. The person behind the project remained anonymous, as […]

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Saturday Sampler August 20th

Saturday Sampler August 20th

The Saturday Sampler August 20th edition has Olympic fever! Well, sort of. While we don’t have any Brazilian artists, this week’s mix does feature 10 songs from pairs of international artists. We’ve got two singles from Brooklyn-based indie artists, two more from sunny U.S. cities (Miami and Los Angeles), a pair from both Norway and England, and two equally upbeat hits […]

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The Matinee August 16th

The Matinee August 16th

Eight songs are shared on The Matinee August 16th edition. The artists are from the usual suspect of countries, but you will also find one surprising destination. Mongolia. You read that correctly – Mongolia. We get things started, however, with a favorite of ours.   American Wrestlers – “Give Up” (St. Louis, USA via Scotland) RIYL: The Pains of Being […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 26

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 26

Welcome to another week of new music singles – aka Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 26! Since today is the national holiday when Americans celebrate their independence (the original Brexit, if you will), it seems fitting to focus solely on American music. Just like the USA, these artists represent a variety of genres, from indie folk/rock, blues/rock, indie pop, bluegrass/folk-pop, and shoegaze. Let’s get […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th

Saturday Sampler for June 25th has ten diverse and awesome new singles. There are a couple of surprise collaborations, the return of two of indie music’s favorite acts, and a healthy dose of newcomers to sate your appetite for truly new music.   Adam Torres – “Outlands” (Austin, USA ) RIYL: Shearwater, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes Indie folk singer/songwriter […]

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The Matinee May 31st

The Matinee May 31st

The Matinee May 31st is another extended one, featuring 9 new songs because two of them are inseparable. From New Zealand to Denmark, Australia to France, England to the USA, we have some pretty great new songs to start your day.   Captain Casanova – “Futures” (Aarhus, Denmark) RIYL: Nirvana, Dinosaur, Jr., Pavement Anyone looking for the next great alt-rock […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 21

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 21

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails! Today we’re offering five singles in a variety of genres, from indie folk-pop and soul to indie post-punk and alternative pop/rock. Whatever your taste, we’ve got a little something for everyone. Let’s get started in the Pacific Northwest with a band that is quickly making a name for themselves in the […]

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Seratones – “Get Gone”

Seratones – “Get Gone”

For nearly a decade, Seratones have been honing their craft within and around their hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Despite winning the Louisiana Music Prize in 2013 and being named by Rolling Stone as one of the ten artists to watch that same year, success and popularity has alluded the quartet. Things started to turn the corner for AJ Haynes (vocals/guitar), […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 20

Melodic Tonic, vol. 20

Happy Monday, and welcome to another serving of the Melodic Tonic, vol 20, which features new music cocktails to get your week started off right. Since the CMJ Music Marathon kicks off this week in New York, let’s get started with two artists who represent that scene before we explore fresh new tunes from Denmark and Wales and a new indie supergroup from […]

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The Districts, “A Flourish and a Spoil”

The Districts, “A Flourish and a Spoil”

Twenty years old. Twenty years old! I’m constantly reminding myself that each band member of The Districts has just completed their second decade of this planet. They’re not old enough to legally consume alcohol in the United States. They have yet to vote in a Presidential election. They’ve been driving for three, maybe four years, assuming they all have their […]

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Mundo Musique: American Wrestlers, “I Can Do No Wrong”

Mundo Musique: American Wrestlers, “I Can Do No Wrong”

The moniker American Wrestlers is a bit misleading. First of it, American Wrestlers is the brainchild of one guy. Second, this one guy isn’t American at all, but he was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. Third, like that entertainment called wrestling, American Wrestlers is mysterious. His real name has not been shared and is unknown, like a wrestler who […]

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Mundo Musique: “4th and Roebling”, the New Single by The Districts

Mundo Musique: “4th and Roebling”, the New Single by The Districts

Earlier this year, The Districts released their mind-blowing debut LP, Telephone, which flew under the radar (including in this space). Having extensively toured this year, including with Temples, the band is preparing to release their second full-length album on Fat Possum Records. A Flourish and a Spoil will be launched in February 2015, which would mark the one-year anniversary of when […]

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