Tag: indie psych rock

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 13th

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 13th

Since the 18th annual AmericanaFest is happening this week in Nashville, the Melodic Tonic September 13th edition has a strong American focus. While not all six of the songs in this playlist are from the Americana genre, these selections run the gamut from folk and rock to electronic pop. We kick things off with a pair of true American troubadours […]

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Saturday Sampler September 9th

Saturday Sampler September 9th

For the most part, the Saturday Sampler September 9th edition has some upbeat and infectious earworms. There are, of course, also a couple of dark, throbbing tunes, but we think you’ll be completely engrossed by them, too. Be forewarned, these songs will cause plenty of head noodling and even some dancing, so warm up your appendages! Happy weekend, everyone!   […]

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Saturday Sampler September 2nd

Saturday Sampler September 2nd

Since it is the long weekend in many parts of the world, the Saturday Sampler September 2nd edition has ten songs. Nine of them are new, and one is from a few years ago and a remix at that. We’re sharing it today because it’s one of the great remixes of all-time and features two of indie’s great bands. The […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 10th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 10th

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails has an underlying political theme. These aren’t protest songs, but most of the six songs on the Melodic Tonic May 10th edition are a response to the craziness unfolding on the global stage. Some artists choose to protest with music while others choose to dance. Either way, these artists from Canada, England, Norway, and the USA provide powerful […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 5th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 5th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is potent! From elegant indie electronic to blistering psych rock, this is a playlist you can really sink your teeth into. It features six new tunes from artists in Canada, England, France, Greece, and the US. We kick things off with a mysterious new American artist whose secret identity and beautiful debut single […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 22

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 22

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features fresh springtime offerings. Spring is officially here, and with it comes a wealth of great tunes from artists with debut albums due out soon. These singles are by artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, USA, and two from Sweden. So sit back and enjoy the gems in this 24-minute playlist. Let’s get things started […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’17 February 8th

Melodic Tonic ’17 February 8th

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails should help steal your focus from all that’s going on in the world. Today we’re dishing out six scorching new tracks, including alt-rock from established artists plus some softer fare from emerging bands. Dive in and give your senses a much-deserved oodingeak.   Mark Lanegan Band – “Nocturne” (Ellensburg, WA, USA) RIYL: Nick Cave, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 January 11th

Melodic Tonic ’17 January 11th

Welcome to the year’s first Wednesday serving of new music cocktails! This week’s Melodic Tonic features six concoctions from artists in the U.S., England, and Belgium. From rhythmic Afropop to alt-country from Nashville, these singles offer plenty of variety to help you beat the mid-week slump. Let’s get things started down in the southern United States. Shadowgraphs – “Countryside” (Charlotte, […]

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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 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. 34

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 34

Welcome to your now mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Much like Bob Geldof, I don’t like Mondays, either, so this column now comes to you on Wednesdays. Today’s artists bring a variety of styles and genres, from Swedish dream pop and Canadian psych rock to American indie folk, indie rock, and a new genre I’m calling cosmic Americana. Let’s kick things off […]

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Saturday Sampler September 17th

Saturday Sampler September 17th

If you need a wake up call, the Saturday Sampler September 17th edition is your answer. Ten songs occupy the mini-playlist, which includes an epic burner, several rockers, and a couple of smooth but scintillating tracks. The artists featured today are from as far away as the Middle East to the southwestern USA.   decker. – “The Holy Ghost” (Sedona, Arizona, […]

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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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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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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 8

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 8

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features six talented artists whose paths will cross next month in Texas. They’re all scheduled to play the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin which showcases hundreds of emerging and established acts. If you’re lucky enough to attend the festival, check out these promising performers. If these singles are any indication, they […]

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The Saturday Sampler for January 16th

The Saturday Sampler for January 16th

For 2016, we’ve decided to make a few changes (and there are more to come). One is to extend The Matinee by an extra day, so every Saturday we will be sharing between 8 to 10 new singles. We’ve changed its name, though, to Saturday Sampler. We’re doing this because the quality of music being produced gets better and better, and […]

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