Tag: indie dream pop

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, May 31st

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 31st

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails takes you from high noon to midnight. These five singles from artists in Belgium, England, and the USA run the gamut from soulful indie rock to tranquil ambient pop. Today’s musical journey starts in Manchester and concludes in Brussels, giving you plenty of variety in between.   The Breath – “Chilli Salt” (Manchester, England) RIYL: […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 17th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 17th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a strictly American playlist for a change. The Melodic Tonic May 17th edition features sun-kissed singles from the four corners of the U.S., from the Pacific Northwest and southern California to New York City and down to Florida. Escape into these tunes for some sweet relief from the news!   RAC – “I Still […]

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Saturday Sampler May 13th

Saturday Sampler May 13th

The Saturday Sampler May 13th edition is strongly European for a change, with only two American bands represented. Take these nine new songs for a spin, then check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include all the music we have shared since Monday.   BAIO – “PHILOSOPHY!” (London, England via New York City) RIYL: Phoenix, Spoon, Todd Terje Vampire Weekend bassist Chris […]

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Halcyon – “Tongue-Tied” (single premiere)

Halcyon – “Tongue-Tied” (single premiere)

What do you do when you graduate Unversity? Grow up? Get a proper job? Put the drums in the loft and leave the guitar to gather dust in the corner? Not necessarily… As actor Jim Carrey remarked, “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love”, so Brighton-based […]

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Saturday Sampler March 18th

Saturday Sampler March 18th

Whether you’re nursing the hangover after celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just need a boost to get the weekend going, let the Saturday Sampler March 18th edition be your remedy. We have nine cool new tunes to brighten your day. Chastity Belt – “Different Now” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Beach House, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Wild Nothing The world today has us all feeling […]

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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 ’17 February 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st

Are you ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride? Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails on the Melodic Tonic ’17 February 1st edition features seven tunes guaranteed to soothe, energize, and distract  you from everything else that’s going on in the world!   Ambiere – “Tree of Life” (Manchester, England) RIYL: Portishead, The XX, Florence + The Machine The lush, hypnotic […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, January 18

Melodic Tonic ’17, January 18

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features mostly downtempo, soothing tunes. With the exception of one high-octane scorcher, these songs provide some sonic relief to the craziness of the world. Feast your ears on new singles from artists in the USA, Australia, and Wales.   Maggie Rogers – “On + Off” (New York City, USA) RIYL: The XX, Austra The debut EP […]

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The Matinee December 5th

The Matinee December 5th

The Matinee December 5th edition gets your Monday going with a double dose of funk and soul followed by some indie electronica, indie rock, and dream pop. It’s a perfectly balanced blend of American and European artists to take you through your day. Hopefully you’ll find a new favorite artist amongst these singles. Since I’m filling in for Wendy today, let’s start with a […]

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Saturday Sampler December 3rd

Saturday Sampler December 3rd

Saturday Sampler December 3rd offers ten songs that will heat up the wintry nights up north while adding extra sizzle to the temperatures in the south. There’s a bit of everything, so get ready to move, shake, and shimmer.   Dead Naked Hippies – “Lights Out” (Leeds, England) RIYL: Savages, Siouxsie Sioux, Estrons It’s the weekend and you might need […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 44 – features six singles that take you from winter to summer. It’s easy to feel a bit glum now that the temps are getting cooler. These songs offer a loose theme of unspoken support. From indie Americana artists dealing with disappointment to indie dream pop bands infusing sunny […]

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Saturday Sampler November 5th

Saturday Sampler November 5th

There is a bit of everything on the Saturday Sampler November 5th edition. From electronic to ambient, Irish folk to alt-country, neo-psychedelia to seismic indie rock, you will hear it below. Enjoy the first weekend of November!   Bonobo – “Kerala” (Los Angeles, USA via Brighton, England) RIYL: Tycho, Four Tet, Emancipator Ambient electronic artist Simon Green – aka Bonobo – expresses […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 39

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 39

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – better known as the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 39! This week’s singles come from artists in Australia, Austria, England, and the U.S., and all five songs feature incredibly talented singers and musicians. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite artist among these gems. Let’s get things started with an indie pop […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 38

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 38

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails, or otherwise known as the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 38! The five artists on today’s playlist offer plenty of toe-tapping beats  to get you through the rest of your week. Several groups featured today are international duos with members from England, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the US. Let’s get things started […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 37

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 37

Welcome to your weekly serving of new music cocktails! This week’s selections come from artists in Australia, England, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. Whether you prefer Americana, electronic funk, or indie dream pop, these six songs will help ease you into your week. Let’s get things started with a native Norwegian whose music is always a delight.   Sondre Lerche – “I’m Always Watching […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 36

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 36

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 36! Today features five new songs from five different countries. Though their styles may vary (from indie rock and psych pop to sultry singer/songwriter and Scandinavian electro-pop), each artist gives you a reason to get lost in their music. Let’s get things started in the U.K. […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 33

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 33

Welcome to your weekly serving of new music cocktails! Today we’re serving up six new songs from artists whose music shares a similar theme: powerful vocals. You may even detect the inspiration from Elliott Smith in some of these songs. Whether it’s indie folk from England and Ireland or American indie chamber pop and shoegaze, these six singles promise to be […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32

Today’s Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32 features a refreshing serving of new music cocktails. The five songs are by artists from Australia, Belarus, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S. Since today is Labor Day in the U.S., it seems appropriate to kick off today’s post with some Americana geared to hard working people and hardworking bands who are told their work […]

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Saturday Sampler August 27th

Saturday Sampler August 27th

The Saturday Sampler August 27th edition features a global tour of great music. Join us as we journey from Wales and Norway to New Zealand via the U.S. and Canada. These ten singles from both veteran and emerging artists will transport you to another time and place, only without all the jet-lag.   Baby Queens – “Tired Of Love” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Groove Theory, Warpaint, […]

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