Tag: indie shoegaze

The Matinee ’18 December 7th

The Matinee ’18 December 7th

The Matinee ’18 December 7th edition is a whirlwind global tour of new music. From Australia, England and the Americas to Scandinavia, this playlist sparkles and shines more than your holiday decorations. Beverly Kills – “Dreamless” (Gothenburg, Sweden) RIYL: Amason, Alvvays, Agent Blå Not long ago we said Beverly Kills could be Sweden’s next great band when they released “Melodrama”. This […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th is a mostly American affair, with plenty of strong talents on display. But we can’t pass up a chance to share new tunes from a timeless British band who are one of our favorites.   Swervedriver – “Drone Lover” (Oxford, England) RIYL: Slowdive, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. Is it too soon to declare 2019 […]

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The Matinee ’18 October 26th

The Matinee ’18 October 26th

Fire up The Matinee ’18 October 26th edition to get a dose of new music that will get you off your seat. It is the weekend after all, and we’re doing our part to get the party started early. The Berries – “Salvation” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Steve Earle The cornucopia of musical goods continues to overflow […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th edition serves up sonic warmth on this last Wednesday of the summer. Bask in these sunny tunes courtesy of artists in Australia, Canada, England (via Northern Ireland), and the US. We start with a surprise group that exists as a tribute of sorts.   Goshen Electric Co. – “The Gray Tower” (Goshen, Indiana USA) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 June 13th

Melodic Tonic ’18 June 13th

The dream of the ’90s is alive… in this week’s Melodic Tonic June 13th edition. Actually, you will hear retro influences from the ’80s and ’90s on these six songs, including the return of two beloved ’90s bands and a few newcomers as well. We kick things off with some floating action of the Space variety.   Spiritualized – “I’m Your […]

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Saturday Sampler March 10th

Saturday Sampler March 10th

If we had to use one word to describe the Saturday Sampler March 10th edition, it would be vintage. There are several songs that beckon to bygone eras and others that are breathing new life into contemporary genres. Since this is Saturday, all of them will have you moving in some way. We get things started with a track that […]

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Saturday Sampler February 3rd

Saturday Sampler February 3rd

The Saturday Sampler February 3rd edition has it all: indie pop, cinematic art rock, mellow folk, psychedelic dreamgaze, and vintage-sounding grunge. Brace yourself for nine rounds of fierce music punches, starting with an indie music legend.   Thurston Moore – “Mx Liberty” (London, England) RIYL: Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth When life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come under threat […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 January 24th

Melodic Tonic ’18 January 24th

The sonic cocktails on the Melodic Tonic ’18 January 24th edition are a diverse offering. From blues and funk to electronic dream pop and psych rock, these six songs bring you a rollercoaster ride’s worth of emotions. Let’s kick things off with a powerful blues collaboration from two American legends.   Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – “No Mercy in […]

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The Matinee October 6th

The Matinee October 6th

The Matinee October 6th is filled with exciting and jumping new music from around the globe. Two long-time favorites make their return after lengthy absences, a few Matinee alumni are once again included, and two young women make their debut with mind- and mood-altering singles. To the mini-playlist we go, commencing with a singer-songwriter who we’ve loved from afar for […]

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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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Melodic Tonic ’17, August 9th

Melodic Tonic ’17, August 9th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails has a unifying, one-word theme: calming. These are great rainy-day tunes. We are all seeking relief from the stress of life and the chaos of the world. What better way to find solace than with six new singles from artists in Canada, USA, and Netherlands? All of the artists have one-word band names, so […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 24th

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 24th

Since this week began with more unsettling news, the Melodic Tonic May 24th edition features five songs to nourish your heart and soul. Featuring artists from England, Netherlands, Russia, and the USA, these melodies offer the rhythmic repose we all need.   Artificial Waves – “Rising Soul” (Moscow, Russia) RIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Caspian Ambient instrumental music has healing properties. One spin of […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

Melodic Tonic ’17, April 17th

This week’s Melodic Tonic brings you six tunes to start your week, instead of arriving on Wednesday. This mini playlist takes you on a journey of sound from Copenhagen to Seattle, with new music that ranges from brooding darkwave/post-punk to soulful indie pop and intimate indie folk. Let’s start with a pair of Danish bands since one is performing at Canadian Music Week that […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 29th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 29th

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a shoegaze lover’s dream. These six singles from artists in the UK and US explore the spectrum from ambient dreamwave to louder psychedelic rock, with hints of bossa nova for added variety!  Enjoy the next 25 minutes of sonic bliss. Slowdive – “Sugar For the Pill” (Reading, England) RIYL: Slowdive, Mojave 3, The Jesus […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 1st

This week’s serving of new music cocktails features a triumphant return of a beloved indie band plus an American folk troubadour and a few newcomers who will charm you with their shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. These six tunes span the globe from Australia to Canada, England, and the U.S. Let’s get things started with great news out of Montreal.   Land […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 45

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 45

This 45th edition of the Melodic Tonic features six new music cocktails from artists in the U.S., Belgium, and England. Just because 2016 is coming to a merciful close, it doesn’t mean we have run out of exciting music to share. So get comfy, pour yourself a nice beverage, and let’s dig into these treats that start with this rockin’ tune from California.   […]

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Saturday Sampler December 3rd

Saturday Sampler December 3rd

Saturday Sampler December 3rd offers ten songs that will heat up the wintry nights up north while adding extra sizzle to the temperatures in the south. There’s a bit of everything, so get ready to move, shake, and shimmer.   Dead Naked Hippies – “Lights Out” (Leeds, England) RIYL: Savages, Siouxsie Sioux, Estrons It’s the weekend and you might need […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 33

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 33

Welcome to your weekly serving of new music cocktails! Today we’re serving up six new songs from artists whose music shares a similar theme: powerful vocals. You may even detect the inspiration from Elliott Smith in some of these songs. Whether it’s indie folk from England and Ireland or American indie chamber pop and shoegaze, these six singles promise to be […]

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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 August 20th

Saturday Sampler August 20th

The Saturday Sampler August 20th edition has Olympic fever! Well, sort of. While we don’t have any Brazilian artists, this week’s mix does feature 10 songs from pairs of international artists. We’ve got two singles from Brooklyn-based indie artists, two more from sunny U.S. cities (Miami and Los Angeles), a pair from both Norway and England, and two equally upbeat hits […]

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