Tag: Spunk Records

Melodic Tonic ’17 July 12th

Melodic Tonic ’17 July 12th

Today’s serving of new music cocktails has strong international flavors, featuring artists from Australia, England, Greece, Scotland, and the US. It’s packed with plenty of genre variety, from American post-punk and haunting folk-pop from Greece to spine-tingling ambient pop from the UK and more. Your new favorite artists await you.   Post Lovers – “Melbourne” (Athens, Greece) RIYL: Concrete Blonde, […]

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Nadia Reid – ‘Preservation’ (album review)

Nadia Reid – ‘Preservation’ (album review)

Nadia Reid‘s 2015 debut LP, listen to formation, look for the signs, was a beautifully complex and intricate album. The Port Chalmers, New Zealand native weaved soul-revealing stories within her folk-inspired sound. At its floor, Reid delivered a statement with the album, if not an instant classic, and it put Reid on the musical map with Pitchfork and The Guardian […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, January 18

Melodic Tonic ’17, January 18

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features mostly downtempo, soothing tunes. With the exception of one high-octane scorcher, these songs provide some sonic relief to the craziness of the world. Feast your ears on new singles from artists in the USA, Australia, and Wales.   Maggie Rogers – “On + Off” (New York City, USA) RIYL: The XX, Austra The debut EP […]

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The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th

The Matinee January 17th edition features a bevy of brilliance. Seriously, these songs are early contenders for song of the year. Let’s get right to it, shall we?   Nadia Reid – “Richard” (Port Chalmers, New Zealand) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Julianna Hatfield As most of the music world prepares for Lorde’s new album to drop, people’s eyes should […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42

Welcome back to the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 42 edition – a.k.a. your mid-week serving of new music cocktails! Today’s selections reflect the more sedate mood that many are feeling this week. Hopefully these indie dream-pop and gently, hazy psychedelic-pop gems will soothe your senses. Two singles are from American artists while the others are from Australia, Canada, Germany, and Greece. Let’s kick things […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32

Today’s Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 32 features a refreshing serving of new music cocktails. The five songs are by artists from Australia, Belarus, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S. Since today is Labor Day in the U.S., it seems appropriate to kick off today’s post with some Americana geared to hard working people and hardworking bands who are told their work […]

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Mutual Benefit – “Skip a Sinking Stone”

Mutual Benefit – “Skip a Sinking Stone”

Last week, Brooklyn’s Mutual Benefit released their second LP, Skip A Sinking Stone via Mom+Pop records in the States, Spunk in Australia and New Zealand, and Transgressive Records everywhere else. In 2013, Mutual Benefit’s debut, Love’s Crushing Diamond was one of the most beautiful records of that year. Jordan Lee, the creative force behind Mutual Benefit, is back with what […]

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The Matinee October 29

The Matinee October 29

With Halloween only two days away, The Matinee October 29 edition does feature one spooky track from a collaboration involving three best friends, who also are aspiring musicians. In addition, find singles from two great New Zealand singer-songwriters, two bands that could be the next Wolf Alice, and a collaboration that will leave you breathless. Dolores Haze – “Touch Me” […]

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