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The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th

The Matinee ’18 April 12th edition features nine songs as usual. The descriptions, however, are much briefer because I’m on holidays. Let’s be honest – you’re here for the music and not necessarily what I have to write. With that being said, let’s get to the music.   Beach Skulls – “That’s Not Me” (Liverpool & Manchester, England and Glasgow, […]

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Amen Dunes – ‘Freedom’ (album review)

Amen Dunes – ‘Freedom’ (album review)

Freedom by Amen Dunes Freedom is more than just an ideal. It is also more than a right for us to exercise, for us to specifically to act, speak, and think without fear of repression. In it truest form, however, freedom is a journey with no idea that goes beyond the actions and words. For Damon McMahon, the mastermind behind […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 March 21st

Melodic Tonic ’18 March 21st

This week the Melodic Tonic ’18 March 21st edition serves up some mellow fare. Prepare to back in the gentler tones of six North American artists whose melodies will soothe you. Aisha Burns – “Must Be a Way” (Beverly, MA via San Antonio, TX USA) RIYL: Margo Timmins, Gillian Welch, Sara Watkins, Rhiannon Giddens Some songs are so powerful that you […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 16th

The Matinee ’18 March 16th

More booming rockers, a groovy funk-soul-disco-pop tune, some psychedelia, and one of the best songs of the year are all featured on The Matinee ’18 March 16th edition. We get things started with one of the great singer-songwriters of the past decade.   Courtney Barnett – “Need A Little Time” (Melbourne, Australia)  RIYL: Courtney Barnett When Courtney Barnett released […]

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Saturday Sampler January 27th

Saturday Sampler January 27th

The retro vibes are strong for your weekend playlist: the nine songs on the Saturday Sampler January 27th edition offer a kaleidoscopic range of sonic hues, from indie pop to psych rock and glam punk. Hopefully you will find a new favorite artist in this mix. Happy weekend!   The Aces – “Fake Nice” (Orem, UT, USA) RIYL: Hinds, Pale […]

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Saturday Sampler January 20th

Saturday Sampler January 20th

The Saturday Sampler January 20th edition brings you nine brilliant new songs from across the globe. Featuring artists from Austria, England, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S., today’s playlist offers a variety of genres to please every musical palette. We kick things off with a stunning Scandinavian artist.   Big Fox – “The Fight” (Malmö, Sweden) RIYL: Lisa Hannigan, Joan As […]

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Zola Jesus’ bold, bleak, and beautiful ‘Okovi’ (album review)

Zola Jesus’ bold, bleak, and beautiful ‘Okovi’ (album review)

Okovi by Zola Jesus Already more than a decade into her career, 28-year old Nika Roza Danilova – aka Zola Jesus – has consistently delivered some of the most forceful and spectacularly dark albums. Her second record, Stridulum, is a modern-day masterpiece. Conatus was a bold step in creating languid, acoustic Goth dramas. Her 2014 LP, Taiga, was a departure, as she aimed […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 30th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 30th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a dark and stormy blend. We start with some brooding synth-pop and add in some art rock, a dash of Icelandic soul, and end with a double shot of Americana.   Zola Jesus – “Siphon” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Phantogram, PJ Harvey Zola Jesus has the dark equivalent of a Midas touch […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

These five delicious new audio cocktails to get you through your Wednesday. Today’s mini playlist shines the spotlight solely on North American artists for a change. Let’s begin in the Emerald City with this dynamic tune. Zola Jesus – “Exhumed” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Agnes Obel, Phantogram The dramatic new single from goth-pop siren Zola Jesus will do one of three things: “Exhumed” will either […]

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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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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 30

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 30

Welcome to this week’s first serving of new music cocktails! We’re feeling relaxed now that summer days are at last getting slightly shorter and cooler. Today’s six singles reflect that mellower state of mind with a tone that’s neither too loud nor too heavy. Let’s ease into Monday with some all-American indie folk harmonies before diving into the rest.   Joseph […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 27

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 27

Welcome to this midsummer Monday serving of new music cocktails! In keeping with the rising temps, these five tunes sizzle with plenty of soul to energize your day. Let’s start off with the surprise new song from one of The Revue’s favourite bands.   My Morning Jacket – “Magic Bullet” (Louisville, Kentucky USA) RIYL: My Morning Jacket The Revue’s love for American indie rockers My Morning […]

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Saturday Sampler for July 2nd

Saturday Sampler for July 2nd

The Saturday Sampler for July 2nd conjures up ten hot new singles from around the globe. Some of the tunes will have you going ballistic with their surging energy while others will crush you with their heartbreaking stories and crippling sound. Tune in tomorrow for our Weekend Showcase playlist which includes these songs plus all the other tracks we’ve featured […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th features eight song for your listening pleasure. Taking a page out of Wendy’s playbook, the songs come from artists spread across the globe – from Russia to Australia, from New Zealand to Norway, and cutting across England, Canada, and the United States.   Antrru – “Нуар” (St. Petersburg, Russia via Minsk, Belarus) RIYL: Flume, TYCHO, Stefan […]

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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. 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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The Holydrug Couple – “Dreamy”

The Holydrug Couple – “Dreamy”

“Dreamy” is from The Holydrug Couple, a duo from Santiago, Chile. While the song’s title is straightforward, it aptly describes the single – dreamy, lush, and simply mesmerizing. It adds touches of shoegaze and psychedelia, echoing some of John Lennon’s post-Beatles work. The single is from their forthcoming, new album Moonlust, which will be released by Sacred Bones on May […]

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Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over”

Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over”

Over the past five years, Jenny Hval has developed a reputation for creating music that is brutally honest and poignant. The Oslo, Norway singer-songwriter can mesmerize with haunting, melodic overtures, such as on her latest single, “That Battle Is Over”, or pulverize you with gritty rock, such as “I Called”. On June 9, she’ll release her third album, Apocalypse, girl, […]

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Moon Duo, “Slow Down Low”

“Slow Down Low” is the latest single from Moon Duo‘s new album, Shadow of the Sun, which comes out March 3 on Sacred Bones Records. We. Can’t. Wait!

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