Tag: indie shoegaze

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 16th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 16th

The Melodic Tonic August 16th edition is a sumptuous sonic feast of genres. From ambient, Americana/folk, electronic, gospel, punk-pop, and shoegaze, these songs will both energize your heart and quiet your mind. Featured artists are from Canada, England, Iceland, Norway, and the U.S.   Dream Wife – “Fire” (London, England & Reykjavik, Iceland) RIYL: Blondie, The Breeders Back in March, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 9th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 9th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails has a unifying, one-word theme: calming. These are great rainy-day tunes. We are all seeking relief from the stress of life and the chaos of the world. What better way to find solace than with six new singles from artists in Canada, USA, and Netherlands? All of the artists have one-word band names, so […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 24th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 24th

Since this week began with more unsettling news, the Melodic Tonic May 24th edition features five songs to nourish your heart and soul. Featuring artists from England, Netherlands, Russia, and the USA, these melodies offer the rhythmic repose we all need.   Artificial Waves – “Rising Soul” (Moscow, Russia) RIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Caspian Ambient instrumental music has healing properties. One spin of […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

This week’s Melodic Tonic brings you six tunes to start your week, instead of arriving on Wednesday. This mini playlist takes you on a journey of sound from Copenhagen to Seattle, with new music that ranges from brooding darkwave/post-punk to soulful indie pop and intimate indie folk. Let’s start with a pair of Danish bands since one is performing at Canadian Music Week that […]

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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, 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 ’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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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 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 August 20th

Saturday Sampler August 20th

The Saturday Sampler August 20th edition has Olympic fever! Well, sort of. While we don’t have any Brazilian artists, this week’s mix does feature 10 songs from pairs of international artists. We’ve got two singles from Brooklyn-based indie artists, two more from sunny U.S. cities (Miami and Los Angeles), a pair from both Norway and England, and two equally upbeat hits […]

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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 July 30th

Saturday Sampler July 30th

As we head towards the end of the month, the Saturday Sampler July 30th edition has ten songs perfect for the summer. Sit back and relax (or dance – because it’s the weekend, so why not?), and take a bite out of this tasty musical menu featuring songs from Australia, Belgium, England, Greece, Norway, Sweden, and the US.   Anti […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 20

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 20

Today’s serving of new music cocktails comes with a recommendation guide. When you’re trying to decide which music to dive into, sometimes it helps to have a few starting points for comparison. You wouldn’t recommend a steakhouse to a vegetarian, just as you wouldn’t suggest black metal to a chillwave fan, right? That’s our view. Hopefully the “RIYL” (Recommended If […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 15

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 15

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails where the menu features pairs of singles from similar genres. We’ve got some mellow British psych pop, some danceable American dream pop, and a double dose of volume cranked to 11 to shift your Monday into high speed. Let’s ease into things at a slower pace first.   Fear of Men […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13

Welcome to another week of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13! This week we’re basking in the beauty of springtime blooms (that’s code for “sneezing our fool heads off due to pollen”), and as such, there’s a mellower theme at play here. Some days you just need gentler tunes to alleviate the aching allergy headaches. So […]

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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 week. Today 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 of […]

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