Tag: GEMS

Weekend Showcase 3.10

Weekend Showcase 3.10

With SXSW coming to a close, you might be suffering from music withdrawal or you might be looking for a playlist to help you get home safely. Or possibly you just need a pick-me-up or music to get you through the day. You’ve come to the right place, as the Weekend Showcase 3.10 edition is really stellar. The playlist features […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 15th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 15th

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! SXSW is in full swing, so today’s collection of five new tunes begins in Austin with a group who got their start at the festival. The other singles include British post-punk, Italian New Wave, American indie synth pop, and a sweeping instrumental track that defies genre norms. Let’s kick things off […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.05

Weekend Showcase 3.05

Fifty-one (51) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 3.05 edition. As always, the playlist is a global one with thirteen countries represented. They include: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, Germany, Iceland, Mali, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. Enjoy the great music and […]

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Saturday Sampler February 11th

Saturday Sampler February 11th

Saturday Sampler February 11th edition has another delectable serving of new music treats. Lots of these songs will get you up and moving while others will have you contemplating the world today. Anyway, let’s get the feast underway! Body Music – “Just One” (New York City & Boston via Medellín, Colombia) RIYL: Martha Wash, Black Box, disco/house Kick off your weekend […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.01

Weekend Showcase 3.01

It’s been a week of firsts. Slowdive released their first new song in 22 years. News leaked that Liz Phair was working with Ryan Adams on a double album, marking her return after seven years. And several newcomers released their debut singles, some of whom are featured on the first Weekend Showcase of 2017. As usual, the Weekend Showcase 3.01 […]

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The Matinee January 13th

The Matinee January 13th

We would like to say that The Matinee January 13th edition is a creepy one, but it is not. Instead, it has the usual cast of great new music for you to discover. So if you’re superstitious, let this mini-playlist help you get through the day.   Carly Van Skaik – “Red Leaves” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: BANKS, Broods, Tessa […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.49

Weekend Showcase 2.49

The Weekend Showcase 2.49 edition is the final one of 2016. It has been an exceptional year for independent music, and this final mega-playlist epitomizes everything we love about the songs we heard. Mind-altering rockers, psychedelia, and shoegaze. Thoughtful and socially conscious numbers. Hip-shaking indie pop. Masterful mosaics of sound that could not categorized. In short, there are 42 songs […]

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Saturday Sampler December 17th

Saturday Sampler December 17th

Are you ready to shake up your weekend? The Saturday Sampler December 17th edition offers eight sparkling gems guaranteed to move you. The singles are the work of artists from England, Italy, Sweden, and the USA. With the holidays fast approaching, this mini playlist is our gift to you. Cheers!   Active Bird Community – “Dead Legs” (New York City, […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Weekend Showcase September 12th Edition

Weekend Showcase September 12th Edition

If you thought the previous Weekend Showcase was a global one, well, the September 12th Edition beats it. On it, you’ll find twenty-eight (28) artists from 14 countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States. If this is your first time visiting The Weekend Showcase, you can […]

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The Matinee September 8

The Matinee September 8

Yesterday, Hollie shared four high-energy singles on the Melodic Tonic to celebrate Labor Day. The Matinee September 8 edition slows things down a bit, although the infectious meter still remains high.   Helvetia (Switzerland/USA) – “A Dot Running from Dust” Take for instance the new single from Helvetia, the project from Built to Spill‘s Jason Albertini. While Albertini and his […]

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Weekend Showcase September 5th Edition

Weekend Showcase September 5th Edition

It’s the long weekend in the US, Canada, and many other parts of the world. It’s the kiss goodbye to the summer, but that doesn’t mean the excitement is over. To help you get the long weekend off to a great start, here is The Weekend Showcase September 5th Edition, featuring 28 new songs from artists in ten countries and […]

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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 […]

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Mundo Musique: Dum Dum Girls, Bombay Bicycle Club, and some Sound Bites

Mundo Musique: Dum Dum Girls, Bombay Bicycle Club, and some Sound Bites

Starting today, I’ve added a new section called Sound Bites, which will just be tracks that artists have randomly released or have released as a teaser for an upcoming album. But first, let’s get started with a couple of bands with new albums out. Dum Dum Girls For Those Who Like: Frankie Rose, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Go-Gos For […]

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Mundo Musique: GEMS and Blank Paper

Mundo Musique: GEMS and Blank Paper

Today’s feature focuses on two stylish, synth-dream-pop bands to keep an eye on in 2014.  Both dabble a bit on the darker side of the genre, but in a way that is accessible and atmospheric. GEMS Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher form the duo GEMS, the Washington, D.C.-based band that has been receiving a lot of buzz among music […]

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