Author: Hollie Daugherty

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th edition serves up sonic warmth on this last Wednesday of the summer. Bask in these sunny tunes courtesy of artists in Australia, Canada, England (via Northern Ireland), and the US. We start with a surprise group that exists as a tribute of sorts.   Goshen Electric Co. – “The Gray Tower” (Goshen, Indiana USA) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th

This week’s Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th edition has lots of soul. That’s because of our first song. The rest of today’s mini playlist is a mix of indie bedroom pop, indie rock, and indie alt-country. So crank these tunes and give your mid-week slump the swift kick it deserves! Let’s get right to it with an instant classic from an […]

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Moon River Festival 2018 preview

Moon River Festival 2018 preview

“Pardon me boy, is that The Avett Brothers playing?” THE STORY This weekend the city made famous by a train song will sing a different tune: Chattanooga welcomes the Moon River Festival to its shores on September 8-9. The festival’s stacked lineup features many of the country’s top Americana, indie folk, pop, rock, and soul artists. The Avett Brothers and The […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 5th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 5th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 5th edition offers tasty treats from well-known and emerging artists alike. From cinematic fare to soul, dream pop, and indie lo-fi rock, this mid-week playlist features artists from the UK, US, Norway, and Sweden. We kick things off with something grand yet haunting. Thom Yorke – “Suspirium” (Oxford, England) Add “film score composer” to Thom […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 29th

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 29th

From reggae to rock, the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 29th edition offers six refreshing musical cocktails. This playlist features songs from two Americans, two Canadians, and one Aussie and British artist alike. We get started with a subtly ferocious collaborative tune. POSTDATA – “Erase Your Heart” (Halifax, NS, Canada) Le’s Be Wilderness by POSTDATA RIYL: Wintersleep, Frightened Rabbit, Manchester Orchestra […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

The Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd edition is a globe-trotting sampler. This mix features artists hailing from New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA. So whether you crave psych-rock, darkwave, dream-pop, singer-songwriter or soul, this playlist has you covered. Let’s start with gently positive grooves from a phenomenal emerging talent.   Tasha – “Kind of Love” (Chicago, USA) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th

Your mid-week just got a whole lot tastier thanks to the treats in the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th edition. These six tunes feature a bit of everything, from dream pop to gritty blues-inspired rock. First up is another sizzling delight from one of our favs.   Maribou State – “Nervous Tics” (feat. Holly Walker) (London, England) RIYL: Maribou State, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 8th

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 8th

From the deserts of Arizona to the mountains of North Carolina, the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 8th edition is an audio tour of America’s best new music. These six tunes are high on variety (from indie folk and dream-pop to post-rock) and guaranteed to move you. Let’s kick it off with a longtime favorite. Guster – “Don’t Go” (Boston, USA) RIYL: […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 1st

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 1st

Today marks a new month, so it’s time to celebrate on the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 1st edition. These six songs from all North American artists take you on an emotional journey: it starts with a mellow dream-folk warmup and segues into an electronic dance-off at the end. So let these tunes help you shake off the mid-week blahs. Let’s […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 July 25th

Melodic Tonic ’18 July 25th

Need a mid-week jolt? Get your fix from the Melodic Tonic ’18 July 25th edition! These four sizzling songs feature strong female voices who demand your full attention. And like a double espresso, this playlist is sure to revive and energize you. Black Belt Eagle Scout – “Soft Stud” (Portland, OR USA) RIYL: Sleater-Kinney, Arcade Fire, Sara Ramirez “Radical indigenous […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 July 18th

Melodic Tonic ’18 July 18th

Take a mini mid-week holiday with the Melodic Tonic ’18 July 18th edition. From Seattle to Scotland and Switzerland, today’s playlist offers plenty of sonic variety. We kick things off with the latest from one of indie music’s most powerful groups.   The Twilight Sad – “I/m Not Here [missing face]” (Kilsyth, Scotland) RIYL: The Cure, Mogwai, Editors, Interpol The […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th

Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 July 11th will pull on all your heartstrings. These six songs offer a powerful emotional rush, whether it’s from retro synth pop, cool electronica, or Venezuelan-inspired dream folk. Kiss your midweek slump goodbye with this moving playlist. John Grant – “Love Is Magic” (Reykjavik, Iceland, via Michigan USA) RIYL: Todd Terje meets Father John Misty “Sade […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 July 4th

Melodic Tonic ’18 July 4th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 July 4th edition celebrates American artists but also includes a pair of UK singer-songwriters as a hat-tip to America’s roots. We kick off today’s playlist with some sun-kissed indie rock from North Carolina. Echo Courts – “Take Away” (Raleigh, USA) RIYL: Parquet Courts, Kurt Vile, Kevin Morby “All I’m asking is will you come take me […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 June 27th edition serves up six sonic cocktails with distinctly North American flavors. From indie dream pop to psychedelic roots-rock, these tunes will quench your new music thirst.   Ava Luna – “Deli Run” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Chastity Belt, Frankie Cosmos, The Mystery Lights Before noise-cancelling headphones were de rigueur accessories, an interesting thing would happen while […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 20th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 20th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 June 20th edition is full of international flavors, including a trio of Swedish artists, a duo from Chile and two American bands. As the summer approaches and the temperatures rise, let the cool tunes from today’s playlist bring some relief. FREYR – “Over My Head” (Stockholm, Sweden via Iceland) RIYL: Bon Iver, José González, Nick Drake […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 13th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 13th

The dream of the ’90s is alive… in this week’s Melodic Tonic June 13th edition. Actually, you will hear retro influences from the ’80s and ’90s on these six songs, including the return of two beloved ’90s bands and a few newcomers as well. We kick things off with some floating action of the Space variety.   Spiritualized – “I’m Your […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 6th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 6th

A current of uplifting energy permeates the Melodic Tonic ’18 June 6th edition. From soul-stirring R&B and mind-bending experimental fare to vibrant indie pop, these six tunes offer the boost you need to get through the rest of the week. Curtis Harding – “It’s Not Over” (Atlanta, USA) RIYL: Michael Kiwanuka, Leon Bridges, Son Little Have you heard the new […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 30th

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 30th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 May 30th edition takes you around the world in search of the newest tunes. This week’s playlist features six new sizzles from artists in Australia, UK, and the USA. Let’s begin with a double dose of blissful dream pop. Barrie – “Tal Uno” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Alvvays, Beach House, Best Coast The shimmering “Tal Uno” from […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd

It’s that time again for the new music cocktail to get you through hump day. Melodic Tonic ’18 May 23rd features six delicious songs, kicking off with a couple of powerhouses. Goldfrapp (feat. Dave Gahan) – “Ocean” (London, England) RIYL: Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode Saving the best for last: this is the approach Goldfrapp took on their 2017 LP, Silver Eye. The album’s final […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th

Women rule the Melodic Tonic ’18 May 16th edition. Many of these six songs feature strong female voices – some well known; some new. These artists represent Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and USA. Bernice – “He’s the Moon” (Toronto, Canada) RIYL: Feist, Cat Power, tUnE-yArDs The terms substantive and richly textured are seldom paired with dream pop because most artists […]

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