Tag: indie folk-rock

Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

“What is love but a series of curses? In the end it’s always worth it.” That pragmatic point of view belongs to Australian singer/songwriter Sam Nicholson of Quivers. Today we’re pleased to share the new single from this emerging talent making his debut at Canadian Music Week 2017. “Ridin’ on the Hearses” may have a bleak title, but don’t let that put you off. It’s an […]

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Saturday Sampler April 15th

Saturday Sampler April 15th

The Saturday Sampler April 15th edition has plenty of sweet treats for your holiday weekend. These 9 songs from artists in England, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, and the US offer a variety of genres from indie folk to rap- and R&B-infused synthpop. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase playlist will include every song we’ve covered this week.   BNQT – “Unlikely […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 46 – your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – includes a dash of holiday cheer and huge dose of heart. Proceeds from some of these singles will benefit charitable organizations. Let’s get things started with a pair of politically inspired tunes. Austra – “Future Politics” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Zola Jesus, Grimes, Psychic Twin Only a few weeks remain until the new […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 41

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 41

It’s the last Monday before the American elections conclude, and these five new music singles on the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 41 edition share a single purpose: to take your mind off the three-ring circus that finally concludes tomorrow! Featured artists are from Australia and the U.S., which is where we’re getting things started today.   Foxygen – “America” (Westlake Village, California) RIYL: […]

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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. 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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Saturday Sampler September 3rd

Saturday Sampler September 3rd

We could dedicate the Saturday Sampler September 3rd edition to the long weekend in North America or to all the dads celebrating Father’s Day in Australia and New Zealand, but we’re not. Instead, this playlist goes to Alice Costelloe and Kacey Underwood, who announced on Thursday that Big Deal was dissolving. We wish the two all the best, especially after […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 29

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 29

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music cocktails! This week we’ve got a full plate of audio delights with a slight concentration on Pacific Northwest artists. Feast your ears upon new indie folk and garage rock from Seattle, some uptempo singer/songwriter fare from Vancouver, a bit of Portland indie supergroup action, as well as some chill shoegaze from Colorado […]

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Saturday Sampler August 13th

Saturday Sampler August 13th

The Saturday Sampler August 13th edition offers a feast for your ears, with 10 new singles from across the globe. This week’s artists hail from Australia, Denmark, England, Sweden, and the U.S., so crank up these tunes to get your weekend off to a smashing start.   Arc Iris – “Paint with the Sun” (Providence, USA) RIYL: The Low Anthem, Laura Marling, Cross […]

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Pickathon Festival preview – Part II

Pickathon Festival preview – Part II

This weekend, The Revue will be on-site at the 18th annual Pickathon Festival in Oregon. If you’re planning to go (and why wouldn’t you?), you should gets tickets ASAP since VERY FEW weekend passes remain! Ticket info is available here, including details about on-site camping and the Curation Series of six specially planned dining experiences with live music from Pickathon artists. Speaking of tasty delights, this week Pickathon revealed […]

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Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

The Revue will be at Newport Folk Festival this weekend, bringing you frequent updates to this site and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Words and photos are great, but we know music fans like you prefer to actually hear the tunes, right? That’s why we’re sharing this sampler of the 60+ artists whose talents will grace the legendary stages at the […]

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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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The Matinee June 15th

The Matinee June 15th

Wendy is on holiday this week so Hollie and Ben are doing double duty and taking over The Matinee June 15th edition (and also this Friday’s edition). We hope Wendy approves of our mini-playlist, which covers a vast array of genres – Afropunk, alternative rock, soul and R&B, dream-pop, gothic Americana, and folk-rock.   50FootWave – “God’s Not a Dick” […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Welcome to this week’s fresh serving of new music cocktails, American style. Since 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of two classic American albums (Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, today we’re pleased to share covers of two artists paying tribute to them both. Also on tap is a trio of songs from artists whose modern folk and sunny […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 18

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 18

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music cocktails. We understand if your ears are still reeling from the new Radiohead album released yesterday. It may be hard to get excited about other new music, but trust us: these six artists have great tunes you should spin right away. This week features a selection of funky vibes from Berlin, bluesy […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 17

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 17

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails, featuring some upbeat California indie pop, indie folk/rock, a bit of psychedelic shoegaze, and a triple dose of girl power rock. Let’s get things started with a track that will jump-start your Monday.   Decorations – “Promise” (Los Angeles, USA) This single from LA-based, indie-rock outfit Decorations is so impossibly catchy it […]

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The Burning Hell – “The Road” (single premiere)

The Burning Hell – “The Road” (single premiere)

Canadian indie folk-rock quintet The Burning Hell just hit the road yesterday for a six-week European tour. To celebrate the tour launch, they are offering a free download of their aptly named new single. “The Road” is from their seventh album, Public Library, which was released April 1st via Headless Owl Records (North America) and BB.Island (Europe). “The Road” is a […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails! Last week’s theme was one-word bands; this week we’re featuring several strong female voices. The one exception is this second single from a supergroup of veteran male alt/indie rockers, so let’s get started.   Beverly – “Victoria” (Brooklyn, USA) Beverly – the indie dream-pop duo of Drew Citron (vocals, guitar) and Scott Rosenthal (bass/guitar) – will release […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 3

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 3

Welcome to a fresh serving of new music singles! As many in the eastern U.S. dig out from last weekend’s blizzard, it seems like a perfect time to enjoy some cold weather tunes. This week we’re sharing a mix of chill indie folk, pop, and electronic-infused music from a half dozen one-named acts whose music makes these wintry snow days more bearable. Most […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 27

Melodic Tonic, vol. 27

Welcome to a fresh serving of the Melodic Tonic, which is now in its 27th weeks. This week we’re offering some indie music gems with a bit of a common theme. Whether it’s in the form of Irish blues rock, Canadian shoegaze, American indie pop or British indie punk, these five songs are, to quote the Propellerheads, “a little bit […]

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