Author: Hollie Daugherty

Melodic Tonic, vol. 29

Melodic Tonic, vol. 29

Welcome to your #NewMusicMonday fix – a.k.a. The Melodic Monday. This week we’re serving up some downtempo cocktails. December has been unseasonably warm in many areas, so we’ve been chilling out with some ambient and electronic tunes from around the globe. Let’s get things started in Iceland, a region where cool applies to both the climate and the music scene. Kiasmos – “Swept” (Reykjavík, Iceland) […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 28

Melodic Tonic, vol. 28

Welcome to the Melodic Tonic, vol. 28 – a.k.a. your regular Monday serving of new music cocktails. This week we’re shining our spotlight on six collaborative gems. The term “supergroup” seems to be used more frequently these days, with many artists joining forces faster than we can keep up with them. As music fans, we at The Revue always welcome these collective efforts, […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 27

Melodic Tonic, vol. 27

Welcome to a fresh serving of the Melodic Tonic, which is now in its 27th week. Today we’re offering some indie music gems with a bit of a common theme. Whether it’s in the form of Irish blues rock, Canadian shoegaze, American indie pop or British indie punk, these five songs are, to quote the Propellerheads, “a little bit of […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 26

Melodic Tonic, vol. 26

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music singles – a.k.a The Melodic Tonic. Since the U.S. is celebrating Thanksgiving this week, it seems appropriate to feature a collection of American artists whose songs bring a lot of different flavors to our musical plate. Let’s kick things off with a big, funky number to get the week started with a bang.   Josh […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 25

Melodic Tonic, vol. 25

All of us at The Revue believe in the restorative power of music to comfort and heal. Today we are taking a break from the usual upbeat fare to share some songs that were released last Friday that may not have received the proper fanfare they deserve. These tunes express our reflective mood as we stand in solidarity with all music fans across the globe. […]

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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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Melodic Tonic, vol. 23

Melodic Tonic, vol. 23

Happy Monday, and welcome to this month’s first serving of fresh, new music singles! Maybe being worn out from last weekend’s festivities explains why we’re craving some chiller tunes. Or maybe it’s just the changing weather… whatever it is, today we’ve got several downtempo cocktails to ease you into the week. Let’s start with a trio of American artists before venturing abroad. Painted Zeros – “Only […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 22

Melodic Tonic, vol. 22

Welcome to a new week of new tunes to tantalize your ears! Normally we feature only new music singles here on the Melodic Tonic, but this week we’re making an exception because some of our favorite artists are releasing live albums featuring some killer classic songs. Let’s kick it off with those tracks before getting into the new new tunes.     […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 21

Melodic Tonic, vol. 21

Melodic Tonic, vol. 21 Welcome to another serving of new music cocktails. This week we’ve got some Americana and indie folk because…sports. Sports? Yeah, it seems fitting since mid-October is that time of year when America’s collective interest is focused on baseball and that other kind of football. And since the guitar is the musical equivalent of apple pie – quite […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 20

Melodic Tonic, vol. 20

Happy Monday, and welcome to another serving of the Melodic Tonic, vol 20, which features new music cocktails to get your week started off right. Since the CMJ Music Marathon kicks off this week in New York, let’s get started with two artists who represent that scene before we explore fresh new tunes from Denmark and Wales and a new indie supergroup from […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 19

Melodic Tonic, vol. 19

Happy Monday, and welcome to another round of seasonally-appropriate new music singles on The Melodic Tonic. Now that autumn has arrived, we’re embracing the international flavours that will keep us warm from dancing as the temperatures fall. This week we’ve got some fantastic brooding indie rock from the UK served up alongside a bit of Greek disco/funk, some French-Canadian soul, and a couple of American singer/songwriters. Let’s […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 18

Melodic Tonic, vol. 18

Welcome to a belated dose of new music cocktails, brought to you one day later than normal because sometimes Monday can be as disagreeable as a growling dog. On this week’s Melodic Tonic, we’re treating your ears to some international tunes that will soothe even the most savage beast. We’re starting with two young, talented musicians from opposite sides of the […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 17

Melodic Tonic, vol. 17

Happy Monday! Today we’re serving up a collection of singer/songwriters from around the globe who all have something in common besides their music. This “six degrees” post of folk, pop, indie rock, and electronica begins in Nashville, where last weekend’s Americana Music Festival took place. The Revue followed the winners and performances by established artists with new albums (like Glen […]

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The Melodic Tonic, vol. 16

The Melodic Tonic, vol. 16

Happy Monday, and welcome to another week of fresh new music, kicking off with volume 16 of The Melodic Tonic! Today we’re serving up sonic cocktails with flavors of British alternative rock, American folk and alt-country, Southern California electronic pop/rock, and eclectic French-American indie pop. Cheers!   The Cribs (Great Britain) – “Wish I Knew You in the ‘90s” The […]

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Melodic Tonic vol 15

Melodic Tonic vol 15

Now that summer is winding down, it’s only fitting that we squeeze in as much sunny music as possible. This week on the Melodic Tonic vol 15, we’re featuring a collection of warmer tunes to celebrate summer’s last hurrah. (And since it’s a holiday in the U.S. and Canada, some of us are hoisting drinks festooned with little umbrellas to […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 14

Melodic Tonic, vol. 14

This week’s Melodic Tonic collection of new singles features some scorching tunes that will kickstart your week faster than six triple espressos. Buckle up for some feet-tapping, because we’re starting off this Monday with a bang! Sune Rose Wagner (Denmark) – “Anemone” It’s been a year since Danish band The Raveonettes quietly dropped their last album, Pe’ahi. While there is no news of […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 13

Melodic Tonic, vol. 13

Welcome to a new week chock-full of new tunes! This week we’re bringing our “A” game so to speak, with singles from around the globe featuring artists from Africa, Argentina, Australia, and America. So without further ado, here’s the Melodic Tonic vol 13 … Petite Noir (Cape Town, South Africa) – “Best” Yesterday at New York City’s Afropunk Festival, an emerging African artist turned […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 12

Melodic Tonic, vol. 12

Happy Monday, and welcome to another week of new music discoveries! We kick it off as always with the Melodic Tonic, vol 12. And by discoveries, we mean that feeling of “How have I missed this band?” you get after discovering a group that has somehow eluded your radar. Eleventh Dream Day – “Taking Too Long” Quick: name an indie alternative band from […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 11

Melodic Tonic, vol. 11

Happy Monday! If today’s collection of melodic singles had a theme, it would be “beards and ballads.”  Hold onto your proverbial hat, because this first tune will get you moving! Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – S.O.B. Music that moves you from your head to your toes: that’s the easiest way to describe the sounds of soulful Colorado band Nathaniel […]

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Melodic Tonic vol. 10

Melodic Tonic vol. 10

This week’s Melodic Tonic vol. 10 is a collection of some new releases by musical ninjas and several collaborative efforts. We’re only kidding about the ninjas. Well, mostly. Sometimes the amount of new music whizzing by catches us quite off-guard. This week was no different. Take a listen to some of the new tunes that snuck up on us recently!   EL […]

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