[Alternative] Fyfe – Lies Pt. II

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Lies Pt. II

Fyfe has already expressed his disdain for deceit once before, but it seems like he wasn’t quite finished with the topic. Hammering his point home for a second time, this sequel takes a much more minimalist approach than the original, with the UK crooner’s vocals floating seamlessly over a nearly vacant, serene ambient backdrop. It’s a truly beautiful song, and yet another gem to add to the London native’s excellent collection. Check out the single above, and make sure to grab yourself a free download of this wonderful tune.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2013 Round #4)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaIn our lifetime, it’s inevitable we will be placed in many, many awkward and uncomfortable situations. It’s how we deal with that situation that really matters. For some of us, we’d rather crawl into a cave and avoid confrontation at all costs. For others, we take that shit head on. Cave dwellers take note. What more do we have to lose when we face that awkwardness like a Ninja? There is always a new day and one day, in the near or far future, we will probably look back and laugh. Hey…no pressure though…if you still feel like curling up into a ball until the moment passes, let the Indie Dojo be your security blanket. It’s the least we can do….

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Hannah Epperson 
Shadowless (Prod. by STINT)
Eska
Gatekeeper
Dustin Tebbutt
Where I Find You
Wet
Dreams
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Mandolin Orange
Haste Make
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[Indie] Gentlemen Hall – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Kendrick Cover)

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Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Kendrick Cover)

We’ve been hearing a lot of amazing covers lately. From Drake to Daft Punk, the internet era of music has created an amazing platform to pay tribute to artist’s work. This time around, we’re excited to serve up a vocally driven version of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

The slow rolling, laid back stoner jam from the Compton based hip hop giant is turned upside down from these East Coast indie rockers. With a tribal feel, Gentlemen Hall gave this tune a new identity, while still maintaining the chill vibe of the original. As expected, this tune is a free download on the groups Soundcloud page. Pick it up, light the nag champa and lie back to this one.

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Bets – I Love You, But [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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I Love You, But

We’ve had a musical crush on NY/LA based indie vocalist BETS for quite some time now. Eight months ago when we first stumbled onto her infectious sound, we were captivated by the wistful tune, “Rooftop Lover.” Coupled with it on her self titled EP was “I Love You, But”, which we’re happily premiering the music video for today.

This playful take on John & Yoko’s “bed-in” idea has a sweet retro spin. Covering a topic that everybody is all too familiar with, here’s what BETS had to say about the concept of the song:

the video captures the tug of war of being entangled with a new lover.

Filled with the type of whimsy you would expect from this up and coming indie crooner, BETS delivers another addicting song coupled with a well composed video.

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[Synth-Indie] Ecstasy – Exhale

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Exhale

From the east of England, Herfordshire, comes a most mellifluous band known as Ecstasy. Contrary to the title of their new lead single, “Exhale,” you can be assured that your ears will wish they could somehow inhale the song to their fullest lung capacity. The dreamy, synth-indie sound is like a euphonic fusion of notes between The Naked and Famous x Smallpools. It’s self explanatory why their band name is what it is. Expect to feel your mood ascend when you give this track a listen.

December 9th is the date to remember for the Exhale EPbut the single is available now on iTunes. Oh, and Band of Horses fans may want to head on over here to listen to Ecstasy’s cover of “The Funeral.”

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[Remix] Rudimental – Free (Feat. Emeli Sandé & Nas)

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Free ft. Emeli Sandé [Nas Remix]

It’s difficult for me to turn down anything related to Nas, so as soon as I saw this remix of Rudimental‘s “Free,” I knew I had to give it a listen. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the Emeli Sandé assisted track was already pretty spectacular to begin with. Bringing in Nasty Nas adds some hip-hop flair to The UK duo’s uplifting single, that’s all about taking life for what it is, and then tossing aside those cares to live life to the fullest without any restrictions. Check out the inspiring tune above, and make sure to grab the “Free” remix package when it drops on November 18, which will also include reworks from Jack Beats, Maya Jane Coles, and Roy Davis Jr. 

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[Sexy] Kenna – Love Is Still Alive

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Love Is Still Alive

I’m going to call this artist a jack of all trades because that is exactly what he is.
Today, Kenna has released his EP ‘Imitation is Suicide: 9 of Hearts’ which is available on Soundcloud and Itunes. The three-part release of Kenna’s is in the second stage, the heartbreak chapter of the series. “This chapter of Imitation [Is Suicide] is the heartbreak chapter of the series. Everybody goes through it and inevitably you realize that love continues to exist like atoms and energy,” Kenna said. “This is one of my favorite songs because it’s a reminder that there is always something to live for.” The entire release is inspired by Ralph-Waldo Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance’ essay and please tell me you recognize the inspiration behind his artwork? Kenna’s voice is so smooth and his lyrics are simple mixed in with seducing drumbeats to feel the love that Kenna keeps claiming is still alive, and with his hypnotizing voice, you will believe in that love too.

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