[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2017 Round #4)

Here we are. On the fast track to the joyous, yet extremely overwhelming, money sucking holidays. May we suggest an Indie Dojo to help you through the chaos of the next few weeks? Did we mention it was free?
’Lake Jons
Breathe Out The Fumes’
’Matt Pond PA
The Moon Rose’
’Ghost Love
Change Your Mind’
’Jordy Maxwell – Blue Eyes’
’No Mono – Violence Broken (Single
’Nana Adjoa
No Sleep’
’James Walker
Weathered’
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Someone – Forget Forgive [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

Someone
Forget Forgive

Earlier this year, I brought you a first look and listen at former popster Tessa Rose Jackson, under the gleaming new moniker of Someone. Since then, she’s been busy releasing a handful of new tunes, each one showcasing the sophisticated breadth of both musicianship and songwriting abilities.

“Forget Forgive” is the most recent offering. Softly sung and set to a repeating guitar strum, it has an intentional simplicity that’s positively haunting. The uncluttered soundscape is perfect for the emotive lyrics and beautifully layered chorus, which will leave you completely and wonderfully enveloped.

This release came out earlier this month via [PIAS], but today, you’re getting a first look at the accompanying music video.

Because the subject matter of this track is so straight-forward, I wanted the video to give the song a twist. During a brainstorm with my manager, we settled on the idea of translating this internal struggle into an actual struggle. A fight. Skin-on-skin action; rough, ruthless and messy. Just like the way we treat ourselves sometimes. But to support the dreamy, emotional quality of the music, we wanted to film it in super slow-motion, so that the colliding movement between the two characters can become almost like a dance.

Being a massive sci-fi lover, the intro to the video is a big nod to all my favourite B-movies from the 1980’s (which also gave me a great excuse to write an intense opening score full of vintage synthesizer madness). – Someone

Have a look below and then make sure to mark your calendars for the 27th. She’ll be playing at Cinetol in Amsterdam, and if you’re in the area, you should definitely go catch her live performance.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2017 Round #3)

Things we are grateful for: Indie Music, the artists that make it, the internet that allows us to share it and the people like you who choose to listen to it. Happy Thanksgiving week, Ninjas!

’rattlerette
Here Be Dragons’
’Boy Willows
Autumn Gray’
’Hawai
Think About It’
’Boy Bjorn
Gunpoint’
’Ocie Elliot – Down By The Water’
’Gary Kazazian
The Middle’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2017 Round #2)

Life is all about discovering new things, which is why you have come to the right place. Every Tuesday, start off your morning with a brand new Indie Dojo. Explore the undiscovered talent that makes the internet a treasure to behold. You never know where the musical journey will take you.

’Million Miles
Can’t Get Around A Broken Heart’
’Joan As A Police Woman
Warning Bell’
’Bamboo Smoke
Coloured Lines’
’Diamond Thug – Sweet Return’
’Tuvaband
Mess’
’Harry Pane
Here We Stay’
’Corey Kilgannon
The Fighter’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2017 Round #1)

Sure the looming winter sucks. The days are shorter, the air is colder, people are grouchy. But what other season gives you the perfect excuse to curl up with an Indie Dojo and just chill? So you know what dear winter, bring it on. We come prepared.
’The Desert
Soulmates’
’Glassio
Daydream (feat. NAKAYA)’
’Talena Bricker
Drowning’
’Keels
Fears’
’Clouds And Thorns – Come Say Hello’
’Son Mieux
Hiding’
’Ian Thornton
Do You Rise’
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[Alternative] Mt. Joy – Silver Lining

Mt. Joy
Silver Lining

Mt. Joy is the sort of band that makes music you can ride out into the proverbial sunset to. After a series of stellar singles, “Silver Lining” continues the band’s unflinching devotion to delving into complex topics, which is immediately felt in their blunt and to-the-point lyrics that seamlessly pair with their folksy instrumentation. While “Sheep” proved that Mt. Joy isn’t here to simply hit the stage and spout overused platitudes, “Silver Lining” finds the band exhibiting a more contemplative stance that reflects on finding lasting joy throughout a haze of vices. Even with this shift in tone from their previous single, Mt. Joy’s ability to craft instantly catchy choruses carries over to this newest tune as well, and they’ve got yet another winner on their hands. If “Silver Lining” is the standard set for a potential Mt. Joy album, we’re all in for quite a treat.

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Hot Chip DJ Mix September 2017 [TMN Premiere]

Hot Chip
HOT CHIP DJ MIX SEPTEMBER 2017
Perhaps one of the most iconic live electronic outfits operating in any capacity of the music world today, London bred synth-pop superstars Hot Chip, have long been a shiny apple in both this writer’s, and TMN’s eyes (or ears for that matter). In advance of a looming November U.S. DJ tour, two of the Hot Chip’s gangs most formidable members, Joe Goddard & Felix Martin, have put together a healthy amount of tunes to tune your cochlear cavities in advance of what will no doubt be a bevy of eclectic sets from the pair. Their latest mix flirts with slices of R&B, reggaeton, soul, synth-pop, jazz and indie including a handful of effective groovers and obscure tracks from the likes of Addison Groove, Roman Flugel, and Omar S ft. Nite Jewel, all through the scope of a dancefloor, and they’ve come up aces with another worthy addition to their mix catalog. The tracklist for Hot Chip’s latest DJ mix can be found below, as well as all dates dotting their forthcoming U.S. tour. For our stateside friends with a pension for uniquely programmed, genre jumping dance parties, don’t miss Felix & Joe’s DJ iteration of the group coming in November.
Hot Chip (DJ tour) featuring Joe Goddard and Felix Martin:
Nov 10th || Output || Brooklyn, NY
Nov 11th || Lot 613 || Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15th || Terminal West || Atlanta, GA
Nov 16th || Club Here I Love You || El Paso, TX
Nov 17th || It’ll Do || Dallas, TX
Nov 18th || Smart Bar || Chicago, IL
Nov 19th || U Street Music Hall || Washington, DC
Nov 22nd || Mezzanine || San Francisco, CA
Nov 23rd || Fortune Sound Club || Vancouver, BC
Nov 24th || Neumos || Seattle, WA
Check out the full tracklisting after the jump.

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