Feist – Graveyard (Video)

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Feist released a new video for “Graveyard” today, a song that can be found on her 2011 album called Metals. Shot in Big Sur, California, it’s a sparse yet still charming environment visually, especially shown through a stark black and white lens. The musician explains the idea behind the song: “I’m not talking about the Graveyard as a location, but of the entangled thoughts you get when visiting a graveyard. Usually you’re there to visit someone who’s died, and you think in broad terms about what they’ve become and your own mortality and about what time means. We’re alone in the field, always at a distance. And people appear and disappear from your life.

Metals is out via Arts & Crafts.

Feist
Graveyard

via P&P

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[Indie] The Casablanca Sessions – Red Brick on Lake Couchiching

What an exciting compilation of songs we have for you today. Red Brick Songs and Casablanca Media put together a retreat where an amazing group of talented acoustically inclined songwriters come together on Lake Couching to record and release an 8-track stellar compilation of heart warming storytelling.

Sky Barbarick of Noosa lends her delicately endearing voice for two tracks, both distinctively different. “Island Of Mine” springs up as the first track of the Sessions, setting the tone for charming and acoustic wonders. She then follows it with ‘Paper Legs’, a much quiet and serious piano driven tune that ultimately paves the way for Folly & The Hunter very own Nick Vallee with the as somber as beautiful ‘Tell Me’.

Sky Barbarick (Noosa)
Island Of Mine
Sky Barbarick (Noosa)
Paper Legs
Nick Vallee (Folly & The Hunter)
Tell Me

By track four, The Casablanca Sessions shines a bright light with ‘The Life I Knew’, composed by Wayne Petti (of Cuff The Duke) encompassing an audibly folk-rich instrumentation.

Wayne Petti (Cuff The Duke)
The Life I Knew

The Dead Sea Trolls, the a new collaborative project with James Armstrong of Los Encatados, Vanessa McLean (Lead Singer of Mad June) and Mooney of Le Trouble, also make an appearance with two upbeat indie rocks tracks before ‘Chase The Moonlight’ by Carl Jonson of Library Voices follows through.

The Dead Sea Trolls
My Sanctuary
The Dead Sea Trolls
Permanent Holiday
Carl Johnson (Library Voices)
Chase The Moonlight

The compilation wraps up in a majestic and surprising way as the soft and powerful vocals of Hayden Bursk from Oh Travioso sink your ears in a lightly guitar-picked ballad meant to either break hearts or mend them.

Oh Travioso
Already Gone

The Casablanca Sessions is a real testament of talented artist coming together for a common purpose, to make genuine heart felt music, and they were thoroughly successful at it.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2012 Round #1)

As the weather begins to cool down, our fantasies of staying inside, skipping a shower or two and watching marathon episodes of Breaking Bad on Netflix start to materialize. The brewing storms, foggy skies, and crispy air are the perfect excuses to be a lazy ass. But once you hit the turning point of no return and the feeling of guilt for being a bum sets in, we got you covered. Instead of getting lost inside the boob tube, stimulate some of your other senses. Nothing says fall like a like a little Indie Dojo action…

The Tinder Box
To The Road
Guy Fox
You
Sri
Rewired
Old Earth
less words
The River Monks
Laine
The Shivers
Beauty
Slow Skies
Walk Me Home

 

 

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Absofacto – Backfire

Jonathan Visger, the mastermind behind moniker, Absofacto, has been a must follow artist since we first posted about him in 2010. Every passing year since then, Absofacto has grown ten fold in popularity and most importantly in musical style. With every release being that much more comprehensive than previous ones, the Michigan artist has shaped to be one of our favorites here at The Music Ninja and “Backfire” drives the point home. Simple and gentle Radiohead-esque vocals are placed over a delicate backdrop of soothing instrumentation that progressively grows with intensity and passion taking you to a dark hazy place where lost thoughts are often found.

Backfire

Backfire is part of the Loners EP, released in November 2011.

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Jake Bugg – Two Fingers

Indie Acoustic at its finest comes a wonderful melodically light track from UK folk artist Jake Bugg off his self-titled debut album. “Two fingers” is reminiscent of a warm summer day woven over a heavy-hearted story about forgetting the past and moving forward. Jake Bugg’s style is something far too many artist fail to replicate because throughout every song, not a single verse or guitar strum is ever forced. His fluidity compliments his genuineness emotions makig his self-titled debut an exquisite musical experience all should indulge.

Two Fingers

Jake Buggs self titled debut was released October 12, via Mercury Record. Purchase it on iTunes Today.

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Angus Stone – True Colors (Cyndi Lauper Cover)

Pretty sure the original version of “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper hit the airwaves just before I was born. It’s a tune I grew up with and because it’s one of those ’80s classics forever embedded in your mind — tagged specifically with Lauper’s unique vocals — it’s difficult to hear it done any other way. But somehow Australian singer-songwriter Angus Stone (who we’ve covered before) makes it possible, effortless and enjoyable, turning the song into an ultra cool, wooing, folky-blues track.

Angus Stone
True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)
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[Indie] PAPA – Put Me To Work

There are songs that, upon first listen, don’t quite click. Maybe after a few spins, some research and a little persuasion from the internet crowd, they grow to our liking. Whereas all of that sounds like a longwinded courtship out of a 17th century-set romance novel, this track by new LA-based band PAPA can be likened to instantaneous, all-consuming love at first sight. From the get go, “Put Me To Work” charges with chiming piano, blaring guitars, pounding organs, and an irresistible melody, calling to mind all the best aspects of groups like Arcade Fire, The National and Wolf Parade. Their debut album is expected some time next year, watch out for these guys.

PAPA
Put Me To Work
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