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The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st

The Matinee April 21st includes a multitude of new tracks to get your weekend kicked off right. We have no shortage of talent today and a global playlist to boot. We hope you find your new favorite band or artist. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course or mega playlist on Sunday. Bands today […]

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The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th

The Matinee April 20th takes flight with nine new music singles. There are a couple of familiar names and others that you will want to take note of immediately. We start things off with one of indie’s great singer-songwriters.   Waxahatchee – “Silver” (Philadelphia via Birmingham, Alabama, USA) RIYL: Liz Phair, Vivian Girls, Angel Olsen Since the start of the […]

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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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Hiss Golden Messenger – “Heart Like A Levee”

Hiss Golden Messenger – “Heart Like A Levee”

Every new path taken in life brings a set of challenges. The joy, guilt, and soul searching can hit anyone hard in the gut. After the rise from his last record, Lateness of Dancer, M.C. Taylor – the genius behind Hiss Golden Messenger – had to contemplate the choice between being a full-time musician and an exciting job in Ethnography, where […]

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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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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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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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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. 10

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 10

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails. Today we’ve got an eclectic blend of sonic spirits from across the globe, from the deserts of the Algerian Sahara and the Scottish coast to London and Canada, plus three acts playing this week’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Let’s kick things off with a tune that will boost your heart rate. Imarhan – “Imarhan” (Tamanrasset, Algeria) […]

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Saturday Sampler for March 12th

Saturday Sampler for March 12th

Saturday Sampler for March 12th has a little bit of everything to let you prepare for the coming of spring. The music is lush and mesmerizing, titillating and immersive, rocking and blistering. It’s the perfect way to start the weekend. As always, we have 10 songs from hidden gems that you ought to know, so if you know these bands […]

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M. Ward – “More Rain”

M. Ward – “More Rain”

There is something to be said for comfort music, music from a tried-and-true artist that you just know will warm your soul and ease your spirit. M. Ward has perfected his own form of comfort music, founded on classic rock influence from the 60s and 70s and driven by his near-perfect guitar and song craft. For musicians that fall into […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 24

Melodic Tonic, vol. 24

Another Monday and another serving of new music singlesthat are all over the place, genre-wise. (Variety is the spice of life, right?) Let’s ease into this week with a chill electronic tune before launching into the foot-tappin’ ones. Here’s the Melodic Tonic.   KALEIDA – “Detune” (London, UK) London-based duo KALEIDA have had quite a stellar year: in April they released their […]

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First Impressions: Destroyer’s “Poison Season”

First Impressions: Destroyer’s “Poison Season”

When Dan Bejar announced he was releasing a new album under his project Destroyer, needlessly to say we were extremely excited. For two decades (yes, it’s been twenty years!), Bejar has treated music fans to some of the truly great, albeit unheralded, albums, from the mind-bender that was Streethawk: A Seduction to his masterpiece Kaputt. But with each album, especially […]

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Melodic Tonic, volume 2

Melodic Tonic, volume 2

Welcome to your Monday music cocktail – the Melodic Tonic! Summer is quickly approaching, which means one thing to many of us hardcore music lovers: festival season! Monsoon season is also here in many parts of the U.S., and quite frankly, some of us have forgotten what sunshine looks like. Today’s mix includes a few upbeat selections to infuse a little sonic sunshine. Speaking […]

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Mikal Cronin – “MCIII”

Mikal Cronin – “MCIII”

In 2013, Mikal Cronin produced a masterpiece. MCII was a brilliant collection of pop-rock tunes that stirred every emotion and had an unbridled intimacy. The album made a lot of “Best of” or “Favorite” lists, including our Favorite Albums of 2013. In producing such a spectacular record not to mention being one of Ty Segall‘s close collaborators, expectations get unfairly raised, […]

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Waxahatchee – “Ivy Tripp”

Waxahatchee – “Ivy Tripp”

On Katie Crutchfield’s third LP as Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp – she further perfects her craft for writing powerful pop songs in nice neat packages. The average song on the wonderful new LP clocks in around right under 3 minutes.  Cruthfield does not waste a note and maximizes each song to its fullest. Her music has also evolved from the […]

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First Impressions: Will Butler’s “Policy”

First Impressions: Will Butler’s “Policy”

For more than ten years, Will Butler has been associated with arguably the biggest indie band in the world, Arcade Fire. The man of many different residences (born in California, raised in Houston, attended school in New Hampshire, and Chicago, and lived in Montreal) has embarked on his first solo project. On Tuesday, he’ll release Policy, an album that spans the musical spectrum […]

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Hiss Golden Messenger releasing ‘Southern Grammar’ EP February 3rd

Hiss Golden Messenger releasing ‘Southern Grammar’ EP February 3rd

North Carolina’s MC Taylor, also known as Hiss Golden Messenger released one of the best albums of 2014, Lateness of Dancers.  This was a true breakout record, garnering near-unanimous praise from blogs and magazines from all over the music world as well as a performance on David Letterman that impressed even Mr. Letterman.  On February 3, Hiss Golden Messenger will release a […]

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Twerps, “Range Anxiety”

Twerps, “Range Anxiety”

On their sophomore release (first on Merge Records), Twerps have refined their sound and put together an incredibly fun listening experience. Although most of their influences are vintage (think The Feelies, The Clean), Twerps have a way of making their sound still relevant. The Aussie jangle-rockers are set for an adventurous 2015 with tour dates opening for Stephen Malkmus & […]

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