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Melodic Tonic ’17 July 12th

Melodic Tonic ’17 July 12th

Today’s serving of new music cocktails has strong international flavors, featuring artists from Australia, England, Greece, Scotland, and the US. It’s packed with plenty of genre variety, from American post-punk and haunting folk-pop from Greece to spine-tingling ambient pop from the UK and more. Your new favorite artists await you.   Post Lovers – “Melbourne” (Athens, Greece) RIYL: Concrete Blonde, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

These five delicious new audio cocktails to get you through your Wednesday. Today’s mini playlist shines the spotlight solely on North American artists for a change. Let’s begin in the Emerald City with this dynamic tune. Zola Jesus – “Exhumed” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Agnes Obel, Phantogram The dramatic new single from goth-pop siren Zola Jesus will do one of three things: “Exhumed” will either […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 29th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 29th

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a shoegaze lover’s dream. These six singles from artists in the UK and US explore the spectrum from ambient dreamwave to louder psychedelic rock, with hints of bossa nova for added variety!  Enjoy the next 25 minutes of sonic bliss. Slowdive – “Sugar For the Pill” (Reading, England) RIYL: Slowdive, Mojave 3, The Jesus […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 February 22nd

Melodic Tonic ’17 February 22nd

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails features six sonic gems from artists in England, Italy, Scotland, and the U.S. Today’s listening menu includes infectious indie pop, some breathtaking dream pop, a stunning singer/songwriter, and plenty of gorgeous melodies. Let’s kick things off with a UK duo who don’t let distance stand in their way. Sacred Paws – “Ride” (Glasgow, Scotland […]

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Saturday Sampler November 26th

Saturday Sampler November 26th

The Saturday Sampler November 26th takes you around the globe with 10 hot new singles from artists in Australia, England, Germany, and the USA. These artists all have a different sound, but the one thing they share is inspiration from the past. You may be surprised how many of these groups are inspired by groups from “the good ol’ days” […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 14

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 14

Welcome to another serving of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 14 – featuring six mostly downtempo tracks (3 from Nordic artists and 3 female-fronted acts) that share variations on a dream-pop or New Wave theme. The ’80s have been hugely influential on modern indie genres, so let’s get things started with a tune that sounds like it could’ve been […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16: vol. 1

Melodic Tonic ’16: vol. 1

Welcome to a new year of new music singles! For this first serving of 2016, we’re serving up tunes from all over the globe to get your week kicked off with a bang.   The Sweet Serenades – “Fireworks” (Stockholm, Sweden) It is our pleasure to introduce you to Swedish indie rock duo The Sweet Serenades. Martin Nordvall and Mathias Näslund are old friends […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 17

Melodic Tonic, vol. 17

Happy Monday! Today we’re serving up a collection of singer/songwriters from around the globe who all have something in common besides their music. This “six degrees” post of folk, pop, indie rock, and electronica begins in Nashville, where last weekend’s Americana Music Festival took place. The Revue followed the winners and performances by established artists with new albums (like Glen […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 11

Melodic Tonic, vol. 11

Happy Monday! If today’s collection of melodic singles had a theme, it would be “beards and ballads.”  Hold onto your proverbial hat, because this first tune will get you moving! Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – S.O.B. Music that moves you from your head to your toes: that’s the easiest way to describe the sounds of soulful Colorado band Nathaniel […]

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CoLoRnOiSe – “Amalie”

CoLoRnOiSe – “Amalie”

  More than a year ago, we were introduced to a little band from Costa Rica called CoLoRnOiSe. At the time, the band was a two-piece, consisting of Sonya Carmona (lead vocals/guitar) and Alison Alvarado (drums/vocals). They made noise-rock that could be cathartic or gloomy a la The Pack A.D. and Le Butcherette, as evidenced on their sophomore album Polychronic (a couple of […]

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