Tag: Tough Love Records

The Matinee August 10th

The Matinee August 10th

Around the world we go and where we stop is… The Matinee August 10th edition, of course! Just yesterday, Ben was watching The War on Drugs perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and we were pondering who could be the next indie band or artist to play on one of the late-night talk shows. Our mini-playlist today, as such, reflects who we […]

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The Matinee June 30th

The Matinee June 30th

The Matinee June 30th features another exhilarating set of new music. Nine songs once again are shared. There are some familiar names and a few that are still making a name for themselves. Listen right to the end because the final song is one of the year’s most stunning. CYMBALS – “Car Crash” (London England & Paris, France) RIYL: Future […]

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The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th

The Matinee April 6th is a work of art. Well, the music is. Find nine songs by artists from different parts of the globe. There’s a bit of everything – moving ballads, entrancing witch-rock, mesmerizing folktronica, ’80s glam-rock, and a whole lot more.   Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Orenda Fink, O+S Almost a year to the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 22

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 22

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features fresh springtime offerings. Spring is officially here, and with it comes a wealth of great tunes from artists with debut albums due out soon. These singles are by artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, USA, and two from Sweden. So sit back and enjoy the gems in this 24-minute playlist. Let’s get things started […]

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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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Saturday Sampler November 26th

Saturday Sampler November 26th

The Saturday Sampler November 26th takes you around the globe with 10 hot new singles from artists in Australia, England, Germany, and the USA. These artists all have a different sound, but the one thing they share is inspiration from the past. You may be surprised how many of these groups are inspired by groups from “the good ol’ days” […]

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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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The Matinee August 25th

The Matinee August 25th

Eight songs occupy The Matinee August 25th edition. Lots of sizzle and a bit of shimmer in this mini-playlist.   As Was – “Stains” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Diane Coffee, Portugal. The Man, AXIS: SOVA There is very little information about Los Angeles band As Was other than they have been around for three years already and fronted by Kosta […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 21

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 21

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails! Today we’re offering five singles in a variety of genres, from indie folk-pop and soul to indie post-punk and alternative pop/rock. Whatever your taste, we’ve got a little something for everyone. Let’s get started in the Pacific Northwest with a band that is quickly making a name for themselves in the […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 5

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 5

This week’s Melodic Tonic features five new music cocktails in a variety of genres, because we’re all about variety. We’ve got dream pop, Peruvian-inspired indie rock, and retro country from the U.S., Canadian indie folk, and experimental art rock from London. Let’s kick off this worldwide musical tour in the American south.   Keeps – “Translucent Girl” (Nashville, USA) Anyone who has visited Nashville […]

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Saturday Sampler for January 30th

Saturday Sampler for January 30th

Here’s the weekly Saturday Sampler that once again features ten delicious servings of new music. We have a little bit of everything today – indie pop, indie rock, Americana/folk, alt-country… Have a listen below.   Aoife O’Donovan – “Magic Hour” (Brooklyn, USA) American singer/songwriter Aoife O’Donovan delivers a bit of jaunty folk-pop on this single from her second LP, In the Magic Hour. […]

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