Author: Hollie Daugherty

The NYChillharmonic – “Blumen” (single premiere)

The NYChillharmonic – “Blumen” (single premiere)

Anyone who has visited New York City knows the aural adventures that await there. The city’s ceaseless heartbeat sets a tempo that vacillates between discordant and harmonious, ever stimulating to the senses. This new single from The NY Chillharmonic ensemble is the sound of a vibrant metropolis captured on sheet music and performed with masterful precision. Evocative and exhilarating, “Blumen” […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7

This week’s serving of the Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 7 offers six new music cocktails that have plenty of animal magnetism: rabbits and tigers and cats (oh my), as well as some beautiful harmonies from the eastern side of the States. We’ve got the latest singles from Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit, Italy’s Sequoyah Tiger, and Seattle’s Tacocat, plus hot new indie pop from […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 6

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 6

This week’s serving of new music cocktails includes hot tunes from across the globe, with a focus on indie rock from the U.S., U.K., and Denmark. Viola Beach – “Boys That Sing” (Warrington, UK) We begin this week paying respects to Viola Beach, the Warrington, UK-based indie band who had a great sound and a promising future. This single had just been released […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 4

Welcome to this week’s serving of new music cocktails! Last week’s theme was one-word bands; this week we’re featuring several strong female voices. The one exception is this second single from a supergroup of veteran male alt/indie rockers, so let’s get started.   Beverly – “Victoria” (Brooklyn, USA) Beverly – the indie dream-pop duo of Drew Citron (vocals, guitar) and Scott Rosenthal (bass/guitar) – will release […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 3

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 3

Welcome to a fresh serving of new music singles! As many in the eastern U.S. dig out from last weekend’s blizzard, it seems like a perfect time to enjoy some cold weather tunes. This week we’re sharing a mix of chill indie folk, pop, and electronic-infused music from a half dozen one-named acts whose music makes these wintry snow days more bearable. Most […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’16: vol. 1

Melodic Tonic ’16: vol. 1

Welcome to a new year of new music singles! For this first serving of 2016, we’re serving up tunes from all over the globe to get your week kicked off with a bang.   The Sweet Serenades – “Fireworks” (Stockholm, Sweden) It is our pleasure to introduce you to Swedish indie rock duo The Sweet Serenades. Martin Nordvall and Mathias Näslund are old friends […]

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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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