Tag: indie singer-songwriter

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th edition shines the spotlight on storytelling guitarists. From the indie folk-comedy stylings of Flight of the Conchords to dazzling indie psych-rock and dream-pop, today’s playlist offers plenty of lyrical and musical richness. Flight of the Conchords – “Father and Son” (Live in London) (Wellington, New Zealand) RIYL: Flight of the Conchords What better way […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 December 5th

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 5th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 December 5th edition is a bold mix of multiple genres. This year may be almost over but 2019 has lots of great musical treats in store. Today’s playlist begins with a thunderous roar from an indie icon.   Bob Mould – “What Do You Want Me to Know?” (Berlin, Germany via USA) RIYL: Hüsker Dü, Sugar, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st

From Greece to Alaska, the Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st edition is a whirlwind indie journey. Sample lush indie dream pop, soulful tunes, dark mellow rock and more from these six emerging bands. Piroshka – “Everlastingly Yours” (London, England) RIYL: Belle and Sebastian, Cocteau Twins, Lush Amidst all these recent ‘90s band reunions and supergroup formations comes an unexpected gift: […]

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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 August 29th

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 29th

From reggae to rock, the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 29th edition offers six refreshing musical cocktails. This playlist features songs from two Americans, two Canadians, and one Aussie and British artist alike. We get started with a subtly ferocious collaborative tune. POSTDATA – “Erase Your Heart” (Halifax, NS, Canada) Le’s Be Wilderness by POSTDATA RIYL: Wintersleep, Frightened Rabbit, Manchester Orchestra […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

The Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd edition is a globe-trotting sampler. This mix features artists hailing from New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA. So whether you crave psych-rock, darkwave, dream-pop, singer-songwriter or soul, this playlist has you covered. Let’s start with gently positive grooves from a phenomenal emerging talent.   Tasha – “Kind of Love” (Chicago, USA) […]

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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 9th

Melodic Tonic ’18 May 9th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 May 9th edition is a bit mellow but far from boring. These three pairs of tunes (a set from the USA, UK, and Australia) will help you chill out, de-stress, and defuse your mid-week stress. The Color Forty Nine – “I Will” (San Diego, USA) RIYL: Calexico, DeVotchKa, Fernando Viciconte “Tequila sunset music” is a term […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 April 25th

Melodic Tonic ’18 April 25th

Ease into your day with the Melodic Tonic ’18 April 25th edition. Start out with warm indie Americana, neo-soul, and smooth R&B, then shift into high gear with indie rock and blues. These six artists from the USA and UK will hit your sweet spot with their original tunes. Let’s kick things off with an amazing duo now based in Nashville. Birds […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 April 18th

Melodic Tonic ’18 April 18th

The four songs on the Melodic Tonic ’18 April 18th edition will transport you to another time – back to the ’80s. Drink deep from the cup of nostalgia as artists from England, Greece, and the US quench your thirst for retro rhythms. We kick things off with something familiar and very energizing. Poptone – “Go!” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 February 14th

Melodic Tonic ’18 February 14th

The Valentine’s Day edition of the Melodic Tonic isn’t full of love songs. Instead, these five tunes from artists in the USA and UK offer upbeat fare that moves your heart, body, and soul. We kick things off with one of indie music’s hottest groups. Mt. Joy – “Dirty Love” (Los Angeles via Philadelphia, USA) RIYL: The Lone Bellow, The Lumineers, […]

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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, September 6th

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 6th

The six singles on today’s Melodic Tonic range from the sublime to the super-charged. Featuring artists from England, Iceland, Italy, Scotland, and the US, this playlist is a feast for your ears. Let’s kick things off with an emerging young artist we have recently come to love.   Best Girl Athlete – “Song” (Aberdeen, Scotland) RIYL: Woodes, Lucia Fontaine “A […]

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Saturday Sampler August 12th

Saturday Sampler August 12th

The Saturday Sampler August 12th edition features summer tunes that fit every hour of your weekend. From upbeat rock to chill ambient pop to some brooding darkwave, we’ve got you covered. These songs come to you from artists in Australia, Canada, England, France, and the US.   IV Horsemen – “Gloomy Days” (Berlin, Germany via Paris, France) RIYL: Poison Point, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, May 3rd

Melodic Tonic ’17, May 3rd

Breathe in some fresh new tunes on today’s serving of new music cocktails. The Melodic Tonic May 3rd edition features a pair of Icelandic artists plus refreshing singles from indie folk and indie dream pop artists in the UK and USA. Let’s kick things off in the indie music hot spot of Reykjavik. Ásgeir – “Stardust” (Reykjavik, Iceland) RIYL: John Grant, Júníus Meyvant, Snorri Helgason […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 22

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 22

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features fresh springtime offerings. Spring is officially here, and with it comes a wealth of great tunes from artists with debut albums due out soon. These singles are by artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, USA, and two from Sweden. So sit back and enjoy the gems in this 24-minute playlist. Let’s get things started […]

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Saturday Sampler December 10th

Saturday Sampler December 10th

We’ve truly gone global for the Saturday Sampler December 10th new music edition. Nine songs from nine countries are featured today. From stirring, introspective numbers to shoegaze-y goodness, there’s something for pretty much everyone. Aly Tadros – “Your Escape” (Brooklyn via Laredo, TX, USA) RIYL: Fiona Apple, Norah Jones It’s one thing to have lyrics like “I’ve got the red dress / if […]

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