Tag: indie Americana

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th edition features some familiar faces and sounds. Most of these six artists are better known for their work in their other bands. The others are emerging talents who should be on everyone’s radar. Let’s get started with an artist who feels like an old friend.   Jeff Tweedy – “Some Birds” (Chicago, USA) RIYL: […]

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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 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 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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Melodic Tonic ’18 April 4th

Melodic Tonic ’18 April 4th

Bask in the mellow springtime warmth of the Melodic Tonic ’18 April 4th edition. These refreshing tunes begin and end in Sweden with a mix of American, Canadian, and UK artists nestled in between. So find yourself a sunny nook with a cool beverage where you can enjoy the bliss these artists provide.   I’m Kingfisher – “Sarajevo” (Lund, Sweden) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 February 28th

Melodic Tonic ’18 February 28th

The six cocktails on the Melodic Tonic ’18 February 28th edition are all potent in their own way. From dreamy indie pop to jangly Americana and psychedelic folk-rock, these artists from England, Scotland, and the USA offer plenty of variety to cure the midweek blues. This week’s playlist begins and ends in the UK.   Tracyanne & Danny – “Home […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 February 8th

Melodic Tonic ’18 February 8th

This week’s serving of new music cocktails spans the globe – from Athens, Greece to Athens, Georgia in the US. These six singles offer delicious flavors of indie folk, art pop, indie psych rock, Americana, and even some old-school jazzy torch singer fare. Artists today represent England, Greece, Scotland, Sweden, and the USA. We kick things off with a gorgeous […]

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Saturday Sampler October 28th

Saturday Sampler October 28th

The Saturday Sampler October 28th edition brews up some bewitching treats in preparation for Halloween. From brooding indie art rock to charming Americana and sultry pop, these nine songs will put a spell on you. Today’s featured artists are from Canada, Colombia, England, Netherlands, Sweden, and the USA. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase includes every song we have […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, September 13th

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 13th

Since the 18th annual AmericanaFest is happening this week in Nashville, the Melodic Tonic September 13th edition has a strong American focus. While not all six of the songs in this playlist are from the Americana genre, these selections run the gamut from folk and rock to electronic pop. We kick things off with a pair of true American troubadours […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 30th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 30th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a dark and stormy blend. We start with some brooding synth-pop and add in some art rock, a dash of Icelandic soul, and end with a double shot of Americana.   Zola Jesus – “Siphon” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Phantogram, PJ Harvey Zola Jesus has the dark equivalent of a Midas touch […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 16th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 16th

The Melodic Tonic August 16th edition is a sumptuous sonic feast of genres. From ambient, Americana/folk, electronic, gospel, punk-pop, and shoegaze, these songs will both energize your heart and quiet your mind. Featured artists are from Canada, England, Iceland, Norway, and the U.S.   Dream Wife – “Fire” (London, England & Reykjavik, Iceland) RIYL: Blondie, The Breeders Back in March, […]

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The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th

The Matinee July 28th edition features plenty of sonic variety to kickstart your Friday. Since some of us are attending Newport Folk Festival this weekend, we have six edgier tunes for your enjoyment. So dive into this pool of scorchers, then check back on Sunday when our Weekend Showcase will include every song we’ve shared this week. Happy Friday! Chelsea […]

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Saturday Sampler June 3rd

Saturday Sampler June 3rd

Yesterday we mentioned several songs released this week by some rather popular artists. Well, we’re starting the Saturday Sampler June 3rd edition with one of those songs because A) it’s by the greatest band of the last 25 years, and B) it’s so good. Radiohead – “I Promise” (Oxford, England) RIYL: Radiohead Yes, we know Radiohead is a massive band, and our […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 31st

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 31st

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails takes you from high noon to midnight. These five singles from artists in Belgium, England, and the USA run the gamut from soulful indie rock to tranquil ambient pop. Today’s musical journey starts in Manchester and concludes in Brussels, giving you plenty of variety in between.   The Breath – “Chilli Salt” (Manchester, England) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th

The Matinee May 9th edition explores eight countries for new music with wide-ranging genres. You won’t find two songs that sound alike here. Prepare to be amazed by these 9 talented bands and artists who hail from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA.   Attic Giant – “Blow” (Vienna, Austria) RIYL: Phox, The Head and the Heart, Shovels […]

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Saturday Sampler April 22nd

Saturday Sampler April 22nd

The Saturday Sampler April 22nd edition falls on Record Store Day! Today’s playlist features artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Norway, and the US. You might not find all nine of these singles in stock at your local record store, but you can listen while you’re standing in line or shopping. So whether you prefer to enjoy music on vinyl, digital, cassette, or live, […]

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The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th

The Matinee March 27th edition once again goes all over the map for new music – geographically and in terms of genres. If you’re wondering why Wendy isn’t curating today’s mini-playlist, don’t be alarmed! She’s still with us, but she’s busy with post-SXSW preparations. O.k., off to the music that features artists representing nine countries.   Ali Horn – “Days […]

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Saturday Sampler February 18th

Saturday Sampler February 18th

The Saturday Sampler February 18th edition is a global affair, featuring nine incredible new tracks from artists in England, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA. From stunning harmonies and infectious pop to blistering garage rock, today’s Sampler offers plenty of variety for your weekend. We hope you enjoy these gems! Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include all […]

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The Matinee February 10th

The Matinee February 10th

The Matinee February 10th has 9 awesome new tracks for your listening pleasure. We hope these songs get your weekend kicked off right. We hope you find your new favorite band or track today. As always don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and then again on Sunday for our Weekend Showcase.   Bells Atlas – “N C […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 January 11th

Melodic Tonic ’17 January 11th

Welcome to the year’s first Wednesday serving of new music cocktails! This week’s Melodic Tonic features six concoctions from artists in the U.S., England, and Belgium. From rhythmic Afropop to alt-country from Nashville, these singles offer plenty of variety to help you beat the mid-week slump. Let’s get things started down in the southern United States. Shadowgraphs – “Countryside” (Charlotte, […]

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