Tag: indie pop-rock

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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The Matinee March 17th

The Matinee March 17th

It’s St. Paddy’s Day, so for The Matinee March 17th edition we’re offering a selection of music that will either bring you a bit of luck or help that green ale go down more smoothly. Wendy and Jeanette are in Austin for SXSW, so Hollie and Ben are the lucky souls curating today’s mini-playlist. We kick things off, rather appropriately, […]

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Saturday Sampler March 11th

Saturday Sampler March 11th

The Saturday Sampler March 11th edition features voices from around the globe (including Canada, England, Netherlands, Sweden, and the US), but with a twist. Since the world celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this week, our focus today is on strong women musicians. Seven of the artists on this playlist include talented female vocalists, because women deserve recognition every day of the year, not […]

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Rodes Rollins – ‘Young Adult’ (EP review)

Rodes Rollins – ‘Young Adult’ (EP review)

First impressions are not everything, but they are immensely important. Like meeting a person for the first time, they can determine whether an artist’s music resonates with you, and, therefore, dictate whether one will seek to continue the relationship. When Talia Taxman released her debut single, “Young & Thriving”, under the moniker Rodes Rollins in November of 2016, we were […]

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The Matinee February 27th

The Matinee February 27th

The Matinee February 27th includes 6 new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have awesome upbeat indie rock, dramatic synth pop, psych inspired rock, singer-songwriter and bluesy rock. We have artists representing Australia, the US and The UK today. Crystal Cities – “Who’s Gonna Save Us Now” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Jagwar Ma, The War on Drugs, City Calm Down Crystal […]

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Daytime TV – “Smoke and Sugar” (single premiere)

Daytime TV – “Smoke and Sugar” (single premiere)

The long days of winter are slowly fading away and the longer, sunnier days of spring are just right around the corner. It may not quite feel like that in some parts of the world, such as in grey and wet London, but the days are coming. Giving us a sense of what is to come is the new single […]

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Alex Lahey – “B-Grade University” EP

Alex Lahey – “B-Grade University” EP

One of the 2016’s EPs that we regretfully did not cover was Alex Lahey‘s debut EP, B-Grade University. Fortunately, awesome label Dead Oceans announced they had signed the twenty-something, Melbourne resident and were re-releasing the EP for North American audiences. As such, we are given a chance to make amends for our oversight. A favorite of the fantastic Aussie station […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 45

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 45

This 45th edition of the Melodic Tonic features six new music cocktails from artists in the U.S., Belgium, and England. Just because 2016 is coming to a merciful close, it doesn’t mean we have run out of exciting music to share. So get comfy, pour yourself a nice beverage, and let’s dig into these treats that start with this rockin’ tune from California.   […]

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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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The Matinee December 1st

The Matinee December 1st

The Matinee December 1st features 10 songs by artists in seven countries. It’s a more energetic mini-playlist to help you power through the work day and the holiday crowds. For those in the northern hemisphere, the songs will add some heat to the cold, wintry nights. For those in the southern hemisphere, the playlist will add some sizzle to the […]

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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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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. 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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The Matinee September 29th

The Matinee September 29th

The Matinee September 29th edition features nine new songs. In addition to spanning the globe, there are a mix of genres also included. Psychedelic rock, jangle-pop, ’60s-style rock, alt-pop, funk and R&B, electro-pop, electro-rock, and crushing ballads are all on today’s mini-playlist. Take a listen to these great singles below.   Arbes – “Sun On My Back” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: […]

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Saturday Sampler September 10th

Saturday Sampler September 10th

The Saturday Sampler September 10th features exactly 10 songs designed to move you from head to toe. Whether it’s chill electronica from Seattle or funky world beats from South Africa, these singles are the soundtrack for all of your weekend activities. Check back tomorrow when these songs will join the other hidden gems we’ve featured this week in our Weekend Showcase. […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 31

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 31

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music cocktails, where this week’s theme is unity. All five featured groups boast a strong harmonic union. That’s because several of the groups include members who are related, either as siblings or spouses. Let’s kick things off with an atmospheric single from a British duo whose smooth beats will get your week off […]

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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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Saturday Sampler for July 9th

Saturday Sampler for July 9th

The Saturday Sampler for July 9th has a strong nostalgic feel, buzzing with songs that echo with beauty of the ’70s and hints of the psychedelic surfer ’60s. There are, of course, some tunes that offer a contemporary approach. These ten songs offer a variety sure to make your weekend blissful. The Academic – “Mixtape 2003” (Mullingar, Ireland) RIYL: The Strokes, […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 4th

Saturday Sampler for June 4th

Saturday Sampler for June 4th once again features ten great songs. There are a handful of artists that you will recognize while some are brand new but deserve your full attention. We have everything from indie rock to electronic, folk-rock to electronic-rock, electro-pop to folk-pop. Take a listen and have a great first weekend of June!   Alex Lahey – […]

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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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