[Indie] Little Daylight – Overdose (Future Islands Remix)

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Little Daylight
Overdose (Future Islands Remix)

Mix a lot of Indie with a twist of Pop and you have quite a song for those quiet, warm, summer days.
Future Islands took the extremely Pop song ‘Overdose’ by Little Daylight and threw their Indie sound into the melodies of the song. While keeping the original radiating lyrics, FI adds a flair of drums and quiet electronic beats to give the song an almost euphoric state of a mind overdose. The perfect combination, FI definitely crosses the line with their remix in all the right ways.

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Futurecop! – Eyes ft Lyon (Muneshine Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Futurecop!
Eyes ft Lyon (Muneshine Remix)

Manchester has more to root about than just Man U. While this song is the furthest thing from what a soccer hooligan would throw on before a match, it’s still something to stop and admire. On a side note, we’d like to apologize for calling it soccer. Seeing as how this blogger is a Yank, we still call it soccer.

Regardless of what nomenclature we’re using for the world’s game, we can assure you that this track will have worldwide appeal. Boasting some deliciously delicate vocals, the second single from the upcoming album Fairytales of Summer Shoegazers features soaring synths coupled with charging atmospheric layering. Futurecop! hs created something that begs to be remixed and today we’re excited to bring you just that.

Bringing a sound that infuses a little future bass, Tortononian based producer Muneshine has given this tune a whole new personality, providing ample rolling bass to set the tone. Known best for his remix of Portugal. The Man, this producer has a knack for re-interpreting tunes. We’re sure this take on “Eyes” is the first of many we’ll be covering.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2014 Round 5)

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Tis’ the season for music festivals and summer shows. Hopefully, you were smart enough to save up some money to hit up every show on your list. But if not, it’s ok. We’ve created a virtual show for you right here. We know, we know, it’s not the real thing, but sometimes it’s a good thing to dust off the old imagination and get lost in the music. Don’t knock it till you try it….

’Landlady  – Above My Ground”‘
’Elephant – Shapeshifter’
’How Sad – It Is What It Is (Blood Orange Cover)’
’Big Haunt – Burn Me Up’
’Tears & Marble – What Is Love (cover)’
’Sutja Gutiérrez – End Of The World (Rare/Acoustic Version)’
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[NEW] BANKS – Goddess

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BANKS
GODDESS

When describing BANKS and her heavenly pipes at the imaginary TMN headquarters (perched atop the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro), we’ve tossed around the term “Goddess” more than once before, so it’s only fitting that the LA crooner has decided to coin that as the name of both her upcoming debut album, and lead single from that project. As a divine presence in our musical consciousness over the last year, the salacious singer has often stolen our breaths through a scintillating mixture of slinky vocals, raw, emotive lyrics and ambient textures.

Following much the same model with this one, the brooding BANKS imbues the mercurial Lil Silva produced instrumental with an almost hypnotic ferocity, as she acrimoniously belts out, “You’re fuckin’ with a goddess,  and you got a little colder.” The track is cold, calculated, and meant to serve as a fair warning for all the unappreciative boyfriends out there to get their acts together, lest they want to face the wrath of a goddess scorned.

Stream the mesmerizing new single above, and keep your calendars marked for September 9th, when Goddess is set to hit store shelves nationwide.

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[Indie/Electro-Pop] Kasabian – Eez-Eh

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In addition to announcing their first new album in three years, British indie-rockers Kasabian have released a brand new single “Eez-Eh.”

Titled 48:13, this is the first album from the band since the release of their 2011 album Velociraptor!, and five years since the release of their breakout album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Premiering on BBC Radio 1 earlier today, “Eez-Eh” is a delightfully upbeat (and uncharacteristic) track from Kasabian that is vastly different from anything the band has previously produced.

“I felt that we had the confidence to be more direct, more honest with this album. I started to strip away layers rather than to just keep adding,” guitarist Sergio Pizzorno said. The guitar melodies are certainly stripped away, with Pizzorno and co. opting for heavy synth leads and pulsing dance beats. 48:13 is out June 9. Take a listen to the track below.

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[R&B Beauty] Naomi Pilgrim – House of Dreams

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Naomi Pilgrim
House Of Dreams

Well, one of my favorites has done it again.
Naomi Pilgrim released her song ‘House of Dreams’ today, a track off her upcoming EP House of Dreams which is due out in late June of this year. The song is written by Pilgrim, Fredrik Okazaki, and Dante Kinnunen and talks about exactly what the title says; Pilgrim’s personal house of dreams and what they all entails. The lyrics are enchanting, telling of a wonderful world of dreams where everything is ok and how it should be in Pilgrim’s eyes. A place where she can dance free, not have any televisions, and be told she is loved by the person whom she loves. Pilgrim delivers another strong vocal performance, her intoxicating voice riveting over every word. Pilgrim builds a house of dreams with her lyrics and her songs and we can’t wait to hear her new EP this summer.

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[Indie Pop] The Griswolds – Heart of a Lion EP

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Taking on the name of one of America’s favorite theatrical families is a challenge in and of itself. Bearing the name proudly while playing some infectious, indie pop tunes is a whole different animal. Luckily for Sydney based five piece, The Griswolds, they’ve done done just that, offering up an entirely different reason to grin ear to ear when someone says “The Griswolds.”

With uplifting, uptempo guitar-centric tunes, this Aussie outfit has us rocking flip flops, tank tops and Ray Bans, despite the fact that it’s still not warm enough to sport any of that gear. Regardless of which, these cats have a sound that calls on associations of classic acts like The Violent Femmes and new school island rockers like St. Lucia. The choruses are just catchy enough to sing along with, but not overwhelming to the point that you grow tired of them. The guitar work is intricate, yet easy to interpret. The drum work is enticing, creating the urgent need to get up and dance.

As a whole, Heart of a Lion is a four track collection of pop goodness that will gleefully crawl under your skin with ease, making you yearn for sandy beaches, fruity drinks, and a beautiful girl or guy to share it with.

’Heart of a Lion’
’Mississippi’
’The Courtship of Summer Preasley’
’Red Tuxedo’
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