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Melodic Tonic ’18 July 25th

Melodic Tonic ’18 July 25th

Need a mid-week jolt? Get your fix from the Melodic Tonic ’18 July 25th edition! These four sizzling songs feature strong female voices who demand your full attention. And like a double espresso, this playlist is sure to revive and energize you. Black Belt Eagle Scout – “Soft Stud” (Portland, OR USA) RIYL: Sleater-Kinney, Arcade Fire, Sara Ramirez “Radical indigenous […]

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Saturday Sampler August 19th

Saturday Sampler August 19th

The Saturday Sampler August 19th edition features nine tantalizing singles from across the globe. Artists from Australia, Canada, Russia, Sweden, and the US infuse this playlist with a wide range of genres. Whether you’re a fan of indie rock, gothic Americana, disco pop, psychedelic folk-pop, dream pop-rock, or David Bowie, these tunes are sure to spice up your weekend. Check […]

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Saturday Sampler July 8th

Saturday Sampler July 8th

Join us for a globe-trotting trip on the Saturday Sampler July 8th edition. Today’s playlist jets from Sweden to Los Angeles to bring you the best new music for your weekend, including dreamy new singles from Shout Out Louds and Loney dear to sizzling rock and soul from Texas. Enjoy your weekend with these nine gems!   Cults – “Offering” […]

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Big Thief – ‘Capacity’ (album review)

Big Thief – ‘Capacity’ (album review)

Last year, Brooklyn’s Big Thief released their first LP, Masterpiece, an album which solidified the Brooklyn-based quartet as one of the best new bands. Almost immediately after Masterpiece appeared on countless year-end lists, Big Thief announced their second record, Capacity. It seemed a fairly short amount of time between records, as many people, including myself, were still immensely enjoying their […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

Melodic Tonic ’17, June 7th

These five delicious new audio cocktails to get you through your Wednesday. Today’s mini playlist shines the spotlight solely on North American artists for a change. Let’s begin in the Emerald City with this dynamic tune. Zola Jesus – “Exhumed” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Austra, Agnes Obel, Phantogram The dramatic new single from goth-pop siren Zola Jesus will do one of three things: “Exhumed” will either […]

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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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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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The Matinee May 2nd

The Matinee May 2nd

The Matinee May 2nd offers a mix-and-match collection of new music. There are some fiery rockers, some tender folk tunes, and some get-up-and-move songs. Just listen below to discover some great new music from around the globe. Brass Phantoms – “Waiting Up” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Foals, Kasabian, City Calm Down As U2 gets ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of […]

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Saturday Sampler April 1st

Saturday Sampler April 1st

It’s April Fool’s Day, but there aren’t any jokes on this playlist. Instead, the Saturday Sampler April 1st edition reflects the bounty of new music that is blooming in our sonic garden. We have nine fresh tunes for your listening pleasure, ranging from euphoric pop numbers, wind-swept synth-pop, charming indie pop, and hypnotic benders. These songs are the work of artists […]

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Saturday Sampler March 25th

Saturday Sampler March 25th

The Saturday Sampler March 25th edition sizzles with international singles from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and the US. These nine songs are the high-energy soundtrack to your weekend. Hopefully you’ll discover a new favorite artist while you enjoy some new tunes from established groups. Be sure to check out our Weekend Showcase tomorrow for all the music we have shared since […]

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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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The Matinee February 28th

The Matinee February 28th

The Matinee February 28th spins a nine-pack of new music. Some will dazzle you while others will simply blow you away.   Bad Sea – “Tell Me (What I Mean)” (Dublin, Ireland) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Margaret Glaspy, Julia Jacklin Anyone who has been to Dublin likely has visited Temple Bar, which continues to be a go-to spot for good whisky, […]

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The Matinee October 11th

The Matinee October 11th

The Matinee October 11th has, for the most part, a nostalgic vibe. Songs that take us back decades to times when music was simpler yet arguably more moving. We begin the mini-playlist with one of our favorites and a tribute to a man whose life was taken way too soon.   Big Smoke – “Best Of You” (Melbourne, Australia) RIYL: […]

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Saturday Sampler for June 18th

Saturday Sampler for June 18th

Saturday Sampler for June 18th features 10 songs from around the globe as always. There is an intimate and almost sensual element to many of the songs, but of course there are some anthemic tunes and the odd rocker. Happy weekend everyone!   Burn Antares – “Young Gun” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Jefferson Airplane, GOASTT, Pond It has been nearly a […]

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Big Thief – “Masterpiece”

Big Thief – “Masterpiece”

During a 2014 episode of Behind the Glass, Adrianne Lenker discussed how invigorated she felt by playing with a full band. Up to that point, the Minneapolis native was strictly a solo singer-songwriter, having graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and garnering some buzz for her clever storytelling and classic folk sound, much like Bob Dylan. This moment […]

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Saturday Sampler for April 30th

Saturday Sampler for April 30th

The Saturday Sampler for April 30th features several artists whose newest singles have a vintage vibe. Some songs have a disco beat and others have gone retro with New Wave flashbacks. As always, the Sampler has plenty of variety to sate your appetite for new music.   Beth Orton – “1973” (Norwich, England) Seven is a lucky number. British singer/songwriter […]

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The Saturday Sampler for March 19th

The Saturday Sampler for March 19th

The Saturday Sampler for March 19th is the perfect remedy for the hangover you might have from the extended St. Patrick’s Day binging or the booster you need to get the weekend started on the right foot. These 10 singles are hypnotic and even dark, haunting, and a touch eerie. Regardless if they stun or startle you, each one is a must-listen. […]

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The Matinee February 16th

The Matinee February 16th

These past couple of days have been really spectacular in the music quality that was sent to us. It’s a shame we could only share so many, but don’t fret there are four more days of mini-playlists to hear these great tracks. In the meantime, take a listen to these six fantastic songs on The Matinee February 16th edition. Agent […]

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Rendition: Remixes for Halloween Weekend

Rendition: Remixes for Halloween Weekend

Here’s this week’s Rendition, which features awesome remixes spinning in the interweb. This week is a little different. Included are three remixes of the same song for you to determine which you enjoy the most. In addition, there’s a bonus treat as a classic song gets a makeover. Twinsmith – “Dust” (Enso Remix) Earlier this year, Omaha, Nebraska-based Twinsmith released […]

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Twinsmith – “Alligator Years”

Twinsmith – “Alligator Years”

Middle America is getting into the indie music craze. Earlier this year, Iowa’s Annalibera dazzled us with Nevermind, I Love You, and Karen Meat & The Players amused us with Karen Meat & The Computer. Tomorrow, Omaha, Nebraska quartet, Twinsmith, will release their sophomore album, Alligator Years, a collection of songs that speak to the uneasiness, uncertainty, and trials and […]

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