Tag: Captured Tracks

Saturday Sampler November 19th

Saturday Sampler November 19th

Saturday Sampler November 19th once again traverses the globe, featuring a heavy dose of songs by old favorites but also a healthy serving of newcomers. Today’s Sampler features six American artists, two from England, one originally from Australia, and one from Japan who will knock your socks off! We are still reeling over the loss yesterday of soul legend Sharon Jones, so we […]

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Saturday Sampler October 29th

Saturday Sampler October 29th

The Saturday Sampler October 29th edition offers a balance of American and European artists whose 10 songs cover a variety of genres. We’ve got indie pop, old-school psychedelic folk and modern folk-rock plus African beats from Belgium and dazzling electronic. Dive into this playlist to discover the hidden gems that await you!   Anna Renee – “Dali” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Skott, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 37

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 37

Welcome to your weekly serving of new music cocktails! This week’s selections come from artists in Australia, England, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. Whether you prefer Americana, electronic funk, or indie dream pop, these six songs will help ease you into your week. Let’s get things started with a native Norwegian whose music is always a delight.   Sondre Lerche – “I’m Always Watching […]

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Teeth & Tongue – “Give Up On Your Health”

Teeth & Tongue – “Give Up On Your Health”

In a day and age of short attention spans, Teeth & Tongue‘s new LP is a reminder why investing the time and energy in a record can be immensely rewarding. Give Up On Your Health is more than just another, unsubstantial album imitating the synth-pop and new wave of the ’80s. On the contrary, the Melbourne-based band’s fourth studio effort […]

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Saturday Sampler August 27th

Saturday Sampler August 27th

The Saturday Sampler August 27th edition features a global tour of great music. Join us as we journey from Wales and Norway to New Zealand via the U.S. and Canada. These ten singles from both veteran and emerging artists will transport you to another time and place, only without all the jet-lag.   Baby Queens – “Tired Of Love” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Groove Theory, Warpaint, […]

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Saturday Sampler for July 9th

Saturday Sampler for July 9th

The Saturday Sampler for July 9th has a strong nostalgic feel, buzzing with songs that echo with beauty of the ’70s and hints of the psychedelic surfer ’60s. There are, of course, some tunes that offer a contemporary approach. These ten songs offer a variety sure to make your weekend blissful. The Academic – “Mixtape 2003” (Mullingar, Ireland) RIYL: The Strokes, […]

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The Matinee June 28th

The Matinee June 28th

Eight songs occupy The Matinee June 28th edition, which offers a range of music that includes electro-pop, southern rock, art-rock, and even some disco-pop. I’ll keep this as brief as possible so you an enjoy these great new tunes.   ANi GLASS – “Y Ddawns” (Cardiff, Wales) RIYL: Bats for Lashes, Karen O, Goldfrapp You might be familiar with the […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 9

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 9

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features several artists who will be playing at this month’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Texas, plus some other new music that we can’t stop playing. We begin with an enormously talented Icelandic group that will entrance your ears and get your Monday off to a sublime start.   Samaris – “Wanted 2 […]

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Saturday Sampler for March 5th

Saturday Sampler for March 5th

The weekend is finally here, and it offers us another opportunity to share more great new music. The Saturday Sampler for March 5th has a little bit of everything: gritty blues-rock, shimmering indie-pop, soulful indie-rock, disco-psychedelia, and even some operatic indie-pop. Sit back, relax, and spin these ten awesome songs that will get your weekend started with a bang! The Bonnevilles – […]

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DIIV – “Is The Is Are”

DIIV – “Is The Is Are”

Writing about the pressure of a sophomore album has become cliche. People get it, successful albums have additional scrutiny around them. With DIIV, the pressure is so real it feels palatable and it undoubtedly weighed on frontman Zachary Cole Smith. Smith’s own comments, actions, and public transgressions (much reported drug arrest) fed the hype of the band and their upcoming […]

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Saturday Sampler for January 23rd

Saturday Sampler for January 23rd

Last week’s Saturday Sampler was a hit, or we think it was. Regardless, here’s the second edition of the Sampler, featuring ten new singles to satisfy your craving for new music.   Astronauts. – “Civil Engineer” (London, UK) East London electro-folk-rock outfit Astronauts. gives you “something to recognize” on this new single: the unmistakable voice of Dan Carney, formerly of Dark […]

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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. 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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Widowspeak – “All Yours”

Widowspeak – “All Yours”

I remember when Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas arrived on the music scene some five years ago as Widowspeak, entering quietly into the mass foray with their fabulous self-titled debut. There was an easiness to which they created their dream-folk sound – or what they characterize as cowboy grunge, dream country, or earthtone pop. Whatever one wishes to call […]

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Mac DeMarco – “Another One”

Mac DeMarco – “Another One”

On Another One, Mac DeMarco’s fourth release since 2012, the Canadian songwriter continues the narrative he began on last year’s Salad Days. DeMarco’s last album saw him touching on more romantic subject matter than previous albums, and Another One is burdened heavily by deep heartbreak. The album begins with the spacey summer stroll of “The Way You’d Love Her”, a […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 8

Melodic Tonic, vol. 8

Happy Monday from under this pile of new music I’ve been swimming in the last few weeks! Summer is one of our busiest seasons here at The Revue, thanks to festivals nearly every weekend. While we aren’t complaining about seeing so much live music, it cuts into the time we can spend exploring new recorded music. That’s why this week’s Melodic Tonic includes […]

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Artiste5 authored by EZTV – Dream Collaborations

Artiste5 authored by EZTV – Dream Collaborations

New York City’s EZTV are preparing for the launch of their debut album, Calling Out. We – specifically me – jumped the gun by reviewing the album last month because I got the memo about the release date being pushed back by a month. But if you’re curious as to what I had to say about the New York City […]

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EZTV – “Calling Out”

EZTV – “Calling Out”

  Like so many bands today, EZTV was born out of a home; specifically, the home of songwriter and audio engineer Ezra Tenenbaum and likely in his bedroom, living room, basement, garage, or all of the above. Together with his friend, bassist Shane O’Connell, and the addition of former Widowspeak drummer Michael Stasiak, Tenenbaum has created an intimate and engaging […]

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EZTV – “The Light”

EZTV – “The Light”

“The Light” is the laid-back, melodic, summery indie tune from Brooklyn’s EZTV. It’s the latest single from their new album, Calling Out, which will be released on July 10th on awesome indie label Captured Tracks. The trio have a knack for creating fantastic harmonies. This is further revealed on “Dust In The Sky”, which was released two months ago and […]

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Axxa/Abraxas’ New Video, “I Almost Fell”

Axxa/Abraxas’ New Video, “I Almost Fell”

Way back in January, Ben profiled Ben Asbury – a.k.a. Axxa/Abraxas – and his terrific debut album. Today, he released the video for the catchy “I Almost Fell”. The video is a trippy jaunt in the day of one man’s experience at a cult party. The video verges of David Lynch / David Cronenberg territory. The video isn’t exactly safe […]

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