Get to Know Royal Tongues & Stream Their Infectious Debut EP [TMN EP Premiere + Exclusive Interview]

Patterns & Shapes

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Just Want To Live
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The Balance

Royal Tongues first came onto the scene last year with their infectious single “The Balance,” introducing the blogosphere to their melodious brand of indie pop. Building on the sounds of pop both past and present, the NY/LA duo, consisting of Aaron Bonus and Justin Gammella, have crafted a sound equal parts addicting, dance-able and inspiring. We’re really excited to be bringing you the premiere of their debut EP, Patterns and Shapes, a cohesive five-track euphoric journey. Start your weekend early with the stream above and learn some more about the recording process behind the project in our exclusive interview below with band member Justin. If you’re digging this as much as us support on iTunes when Patterns and Shapes becomes available for purchase on March 10th and catch their EP release show at the Waiting Room in Buffalo, NY on March 13th.  Continue reading

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Lucy Mason – Lost and Found [TMN PREMIERE]


It seems like such an easy formula, doesn’t it? Take some booming percussion, a gorgeous voice, and some light synths or string work to accentuate the lead singer’s tone, and we can call it day. While some may think that’s an easy feat, it takes something truly distinctive and noteworthy to do that well, and Lucy Mason has that down pat.

Facing an extreme amount of saturation can’t be an easy feat these days for a musician within any genre. Whether you’re a singer/songwriter, a producer, or a folk band, the cold, hard truth is – there are a lot of artists out there, and the internet gives everyone an equal opportunity to get heard. One thing that’s often not considered though is the internet’s keen ability to highlight those who shine, which is exactly what has happened for this London-based artist.

After just releasing two tracks, this honeyed vocalist has racked up a sizable amount of plays on soundcloud, and it’s not hard to see or hear why. Her latest release, which we’re more than pleased to bring you today, showcases her ability to to envelope a listener in a few, quick minutes. Calling on associations of She & Him, James Vincent McMorrow, and Feist, this up-and-comer has us staring down the rest of the week googly-eyed with her infectious tune “Lost and Found.”

When asked about this song, Mason had this to say:

I feel like I’ve really found my sound as an artist and this song is a result of pushing myself further and working out what it is I really want to say

This is obviously just the beginning for this quickly rising talent, so make sure to keep tabs by following her on Soundcloud.

Lost & Found
All You Want (Demo)
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[Indie Electronic] The Japanese House – Still

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New Music Tuesday continues to charges ahead, and this one in particular is bringing us a ton of top-notch debuts.

Mixing melancholic lyrics with inventive and intelligent pop hooks, London based newcomer The Japanese House impresses with debut track ‘Still’, the lead single from her upcoming EP Pools To Bathe In. Co-produced with The 1975’s Matthew Healy and George Daniel, The Japanese House’s layered harmonies flow through subtle synth textures, delivering a bewitching introduction to a very exciting new artist.

Pools To Bathe In will be released on April 27th on Dirty Hit Records. We strongly suggest you set a reminder in your phone this instant.

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[Stunning] RAINES – Ghosts


You gotta love New Music Tuesday. Today has been rife with top notch tracks, but RAINES is breaking away pack with his debut track, ‘Ghosts,’ a rather stunning debut from a brand new artist.

A sparse arrangement decorated by beautiful keys, RAINES (Mike Nelson) immediately wows with his spellbinding vocal. Boasting a tone that fits somewhere in the space between Hozier, James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver, RAINES manages to make ‘Ghosts’ sound equal parts triumphant and heatbreaking, haunting and hopeful.

Speaking on the track, the Liverpool artist states that it’s origins are:

About love and loss, but also the idea that these feelings don’t stop just because a relationship does.

The next steps for RAINES are not clear just yet, but what is clear is this guy is astonishingly talented.

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The Academic – Different [TMN CO-PREMIERE]

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Delightful 4 piece The Academic express their comfort in being ‘Different’ on this first track from their forthcoming debut EP, co-premiering here today. This up-beat and quality record will shine during a run of festival plays this summer for the band, including their recently announced slots at Sea Sessions Surf & Music FestivalY Not Festival and Live at Leeds. Consumers in attendance shall bare witness to an integral part of their run to global touring success. Timing is everything and these guys have it all packed tightly around their debut EP, which is sure to make a splash in the US after they start swimming. As respected citizens of Mullingar, Ireland, The Academic play mature and friendly sounds. They’ve found their edge with this catchy new single and it shall be an exciting ride from here!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2015 Round #1)


It’s March. Holy crap its March! Seriously though. Where does the time go and is there any such thing as a time stopping machine? No. There isn’t. But there is a music playing machine. It’s called the internet and it brings joy into many, many lives in the form of a weekly Indie Dojo. Enjoy.

Nick Hill
Hustle Rose
Make You Mine
Boxing Day
Aero Flynn
Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail
The Colour Blue
Old Man



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[Indie Electronic] Coasts – Modern Love

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Coasts are back with a raucous follow up to their EP! “Modern Love” kicks down the door with window shattering synths, cutting vocals, and an unbeatable catchy rhythm that pulls together the best of alternative, pop and electronic elements into one clean cut package. Coasts are never short of energy in any of their releases, and “Modern Love” is here to bust things up and take no prisoners. It might just be impossible to not have a smile on your face when this tune is on. It’s simply a great time on every listen and is sure to brighten your day! Winter is slowly starting to go away, so greet the impending spring with Coasts’ newest big tune.

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