Tag: Dine Alone Records

The Matinee July 8th

The Matinee July 8th

The Matinee July 8th includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. Unintentionally we have a U.S.-based playlist. We hope you find some awesome rock, indie rock, indie pop, singer-songwriter fare, and possibly your new favorite band or artist. On days like today where you just don’t even want to read the national headlines, we are thankful that music is […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 23

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 23

Welcome to your Monday serving of new music cocktails, where this week’s focus is on powerful female vocalists. Four of the six singles feature talented women whose voices will knock your socks off, if you’re wearing any. So sit back and brace yourself for the intensity that’s coming your way. Let’s get started with a particularly amped-up single that will energize […]

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The Matinee May 3rd

The Matinee May 3rd

Hollie set the tone with yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, sharing songs with an edge. The Matinee May 3rd edition follows Hollie’s lead, offering a few songs that also are gritty. There are, of course, a few songs that are more of the relaxing, laid-back variety to help recover from the more blistering numbers.   Estrons – “Drop” (Cardiff, Wales) Late in […]

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The Dandy Warhols – “Distortland”

The Dandy Warhols – “Distortland”

After more than twenty years of spinning records by The Dandy Warhols, we have learned two things about the Portland-based quartet – they are unpredictable and predictable. After nine studio albums and countless other releases, The Dandy Warhols have shared everything from the DIY indie-rock of the nineties to garage-rock to psychedelia to power-pop to synth-pop to shoegaze. Despite their […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13

Welcome to another week of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 13! This week we’re basking in the beauty of springtime blooms (that’s code for “sneezing our fool heads off due to pollen”), and as such, there’s a mellower theme at play here. Some days you just need gentler tunes to alleviate the aching allergy headaches. So […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 12

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 12

Welcome to another week of new music cocktails! Normally we focus on groups from across the globe, but today the spotlight is solely on North American artists. We’re serving up some Canadian indie disco-inspired pop along with two double shots of American ambient progressive, indie rock, and Americana.   o’brother – “Time Is a Length of Rope” (Atlanta, USA) The opening strains of […]

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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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The Matinee March 11th

The Matinee March 11th

The Matinee March 11th has some pretty awesome tracks today to get you ready for the weekend. We have indie rock (a bit on the shoegaze side, and some great in your face rock), indie pop and feel good synth pop. Artists represent the US and UK today. Check back for more tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler, and our entire […]

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First Impressions: Lucius – “Good Grief”

First Impressions: Lucius – “Good Grief”

… When most people think about Lucius, typically they think of the band’s two frontwomen, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. They’re hard to miss with their mirror-image style and perfect harmonies. Since this stylish duo shares the spotlight, it’s understandable when people mistakenly think that Lucius is just them. But there is much more depth to the band, their sound, and their new […]

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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. 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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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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The Matinee August 25

The Matinee August 25

Let’s get The Matinee August 25 edition started – six singles from artists you ought to or may know. The artists on today’s playlist are from Australia, Sweden, the UK, and the US of A.   Banoffee (Melbourne, Australia) – “With Her” There have been hundreds of aspiring artists who have attempted to establish a name for themselves as an […]

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Dicey Hollow – “Dicey Hollow”

Dicey Hollow – “Dicey Hollow”

Often when you hear about collaborations, they often involve two or more well-known musicians operating within the same genre – or relatively close. This year, for instance, Sam Beam (a.k.a. Iron & Wine) teamed up with Band of Horses‘ frontman Ben Bridwell to release Sing Into My Mouth, a 12-track album of covers. It’s quite rare to have two individuals with very […]

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Fine Points – “Hover”

Fine Points – “Hover”

In listening to Fine Points‘ debut album Hover, I’m reminded of Oshin, the breakthrough album by Brooklyn’s DIIV. While the two aren’t exactly the same, they share similarities. Both are stunning albums that combine indie rock, psychedelia, and shoegaze. However, whereas DIIV approached the experimentation by deconstructing the genres to create a dreamy, gorgeous sound, Fine Points opt for more […]

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Dicey Hollow – “Silver and Sand”

Dicey Hollow – “Silver and Sand”

Location: New York City Members: Dicey Hollow are Petter Ericson Stakee, front man of Alberta Cross, and his long-time friend, Jamie Biden. For those who like: Alberta Cross, Jason Isbell, Strand of Oaks Our take: “Silver and Sand” sounds like a song that two friends have long wanted to perform for years, and now they finally have the opportunity. Stakee […]

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Lieutenant – “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week”

Lieutenant – “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week”

Nate Mendel has always been adventurous. It was a brave step jumping from excellent hardcore bands Diddly Squat and Brotherhood to emo titans Sunny Day Real Estate. Even braver was putting everything aside for a never-ending tour with a small band in 1995 fronted by a former Nirvana drummer. That small band went from opening Mike Watt shows in ’95 […]

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