Tag: indie synth-pop

The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th

The Matinee March 24th edition is a musical kaleidoscope of colorful sounds from across the globe. Today’s nine songs come to you from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Greece, Norway, and the USA. These gems sparkle with varying shades of indie genres to help you kick off your weekend. Be sure to check back this weekend for a full playlist of […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 15th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 15th

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! SXSW is in full swing, so today’s collection of five new tunes begins in Austin with a group who got their start at the festival. The other singles include British post-punk, Italian New Wave, American indie synth pop, and a sweeping instrumental track that defies genre norms. Let’s kick things off […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 8th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 8th

Today’s mid-week serving of 9 delicious new music cocktails has it all: catchy glam pop, indie folk, lush dream pop, indie rock, and more! Next week the music industry turns its focus to the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, and many of these bands will be there. The songs featured here come from artists in Australia, England, Portugal, and the U.S. Let’s kick things […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, February 15

Melodic Tonic ’17, February 15

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails features six tasty concoctions featuring artists from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the US. From sultry electronica to upbeat soul and indie psych-pop, these tunes will instantly elevate your day.   Little Dragon – “High” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Morcheeba, Portishead, Massive Attack This time last year we were writing about Little Dragon’s exquisite remix […]

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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 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 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. 29

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 29

Welcome to a fresh serving of new music cocktails! This week’s selections include some delicious dark Scottish synthpop, a bit of Dutch garage/grunge and Irish indie rock, plus a pair of gems from the U.S. Let’s get things started with a Glaswegian band we’re featuring for the first time. WHITE – “I Liked You Better When You Needed Me” (Glasgow, Scotland) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 23

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 23

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music cocktails, where this week’s focus is on powerful female vocalists. Four of the six singles feature talented women whose voices will knock your socks off, if you’re wearing any. So sit back and brace yourself for the intensity that’s coming your way. Let’s get started with a particularly amped-up single that will energize […]

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Saturday Sampler for May 7th

Saturday Sampler for May 7th

The Saturday Sampler for May 7th offers a variety of singles from around the globe, with something for everyone. Let this mix of new tunes from the UK, USA, Sweden, Ireland, and Lebanon keep your ears happy while you wait for tomorrow’s release of the new Radiohead album.   Army of Bones – “Don’t Be Long” (Brighton, UK) In January, Brighton newcomers Army […]

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French Leave – “Tourist” (single premiere)

French Leave – “Tourist” (single premiere)

When emerging indie bands first develop their sound, finding the precise balance of genre influences is akin to steering a boat: it’s okay to deviate from the course somewhat, but excessive deviation can result in being shipwrecked and/or capsized. Too much ambient reverb veers into post-rock or shoegaze realm; too little amplification steers towards folk; too few substantive lyrics lead to shallow pools of mainstream pop. […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 12

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 12

Welcome to another week of new music cocktails! Normally we focus on groups from across the globe, but today the spotlight is solely on North American artists. We’re serving up some Canadian indie disco-inspired pop along with two double shots of American ambient progressive, indie rock, and Americana.   o’brother – “Time Is a Length of Rope” (Atlanta, USA) The opening strains of […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 2

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 2

For this week’s selection of new music singles, we’re serving up some chill indie dream pop and electronica from Australia, Denmark, the UK and US. It’s been a week since the music world lost one of its brightest stars, and we’re still feeling a bit pensive. These artists deliver a balance between introspective chill and upbeat pop that will help get you through […]

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