With Summer still on the forefront of our minds, it has been increasingly difficult to come to terms with yet another season gone by. However, just because the weather is (slowly) shifting from the high 100′s to the mid 90′s, we can still embrace the rays of summery bliss until further notice. When it comes to music, sounds have a particular season and since we’re still stuck on Summer, we dug a bit deeper to help guide you into the Fall mindset in a much easier way. We came across a small artist, GGOOLLDD, during the late night tumble, and listened to their 4 track $TANDARD$ EP.
Sounding much like The Naked and Famous, GGOOLLDD has a very intriguing style of production and songwriting. Their synth-heavy productions along with their catchy hooks collectively bring a refreshing new take on the fusion of indie and pop. After listening through the $TANDARD$ EP a couple of times through, we realized that we may have just stumbled across an artist who has the potential to take over our favorite festivals around the world. Regardless, GGOOLLDD has a family of ninjas here to support them from here on out.
After 6 days of letting one of the most soul-provoking songs sit in our inbox for far too long, it’s finally time to share with all of you ninjas the mesmerizing wonders of Monogem. Residing in good ol’ sunny Southern California, singer/songwriter Jen Hirsh and producer/songwriter, Scott Smith, have captured the world with their glistening melodies, infectious lyrics, and their ability to fuse their sound with elements found in electronic music. Last week, Monogem released their latest song, “Stay With Me”, which will most likely be the next love song to swoon you all back into the arms of a loved one – or maybe just a few extra pets for your cat. With only 1,600 plays in less than a week, it’s a big surprising that this addicting song hasn’t made its way onto your radar. Luckily the ninjas have you covered, so get lost in these delightful melodies and find your way back into love’s embrace.
Support Monogem by purchasing a copy of “Stay With Me” on iTunes today.
Sometimes the greatest things happen when you least expect it. It could be randomly meeting that special someone who you’ll spend the rest of your life with. It could be unknowingly making a difference in a stranger’s day, providing someone with the hope to go on. It could be as simple as a stumbling upon an artist that you previously didn’t know much about. Regardless of what causes this feeling, it’s one that’s inexplicably wonderful, causing surging emotions that overtake every last existing thought.
We’re no stranger to Los Angeles-based Olivver, having previously written about a track of his with Jez Dior, but we have to admit we were taken back upon hearing “Not Going Home.” Coming off his EP FREAK, this song sparkles with undeniable brilliance, flirting effortless between something you’d expect from a seasoned crooner and a pop-centric, indie artist.
Stirring up inspiration, “Not Going Home” latches itself onto a powerful bassline, simplistic percussion, and understated piano work. The lyrics especially stand out, providing an inspirational cadence that insights a strong revelry of emotional grandeur.
To say that we were beyond impressed is an understatement. In this blogger’s honest opinion, this is one of the better tracks we’ve stumbled upon in some time. We can’t wait to see what lies ahead for this uber-talented songwriter.
If you dig this tune, make sure to check out his recently released compilation of Bsides, which are all available as free downloads.
Perhaps one of the most forward thinking musicians in the world, Nick Zammuto -who made quite the name for himself as a member of one of the most influential and acclaimed indie acts from the past decade The Books- brings his progressive, lo-fi take on music, fittingly called Zammuto, to Denver at Lost Lake Lounge with a little help from your trusty friends at The Music Ninja this Friday, September 12. Coming off of their incredible LP Anchor which dropped on September 2, Zammuto’s live act is nothing short of an incredibly layered and beautiful spectacle. One which we were so excited about in fact, we wanted to extend our hand in presenting to our Denver readers for a chance at a pair of tickets. Entering the contest is a cake walk. Simply follow these steps below and CHECK YOUR EMAIL. We will draw a winner on Friday, Sept 12th (day of show). If you don’ respond in two hours, we’ll go to the next person. You snooze, you lose.
There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 21 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door
In anticipation of the show this Friday, stream one of our favorite cuts from Anchor, “Hegemony” below, and read our track review of “Need Some Sun” here. We’ll see you out this weekend!
Chandelier (Happy Accidents Vocal Remix)
It feels like such a long time since we last saw Happy Accidents make their way onto our stomping grounds, but it was only a couple of months ago! This past June, we came across their Mapei vocal remix of “Don’t Wait” and instantly made us all fall in love with their version that much more. 2 months have gone by since their last release and today Happy Accidents are crashing into our music feeds at full speed, ready to spin our wheels of feels out of control in their latest remix of Sia’s “Chandelier”. With this song powering its way across the dance music world, it was only a matter of time before Happy Accidents gave this lovely track a touch of sugar, spice, and every nice.
We are very happy to be sharing the latest from these talented producers in the form of a premiere. Amped with their signature indie vibe, a retrograde of timeless synths layered on top of their own original vocals, Happy Accidents transform this song into a smooth, creamy, “I can’t believe it’s not butter” remix of the week. We guarantee you’ll have this one on repeat for the remainder of the week because we can’t seem to stop pressing play.
Worried about the Zombie Apocalypse and/or the Robot Uprising? Yeah, you know who you are. The one who’s got their survival kit packed in the trunk of the car as you read this. Well, we don’t want to throw any more anxiety in your head, but have you ever really thought about what would happen to the world if music just died? Nothing new could be created and all musical talent disappeared? Yeah, we don’t like to think of it either. There are not enough survival kits in the entire world to prepare us for such horrors, except for maybe some Indie Dojos. We’ll just keep building up our arsenal of songs, so if there is ever such a tragic event (we don’t like to think about it, but at least we are prepared), you know where to find us. We will be more than happy to share our lifeline with you.
Fuckin Problems (A$AP Rocky Cover)
Tell It How It Is (with Ben Bishop & Dandelion)
Little Shoes Big Voice
Talking In A Vacuum
Dig It Out
Ang Low, heard of him? If the answer is yes, then just press play because you already know this is golden. If not, take a seat and let me introduce you to a pop artist whose sound is one for the books. With a strong voice that covers a range of notes, Low invites us to ride along with his new single ‘Wild Horses’ which is set for official release on Super Recordings mid-October. The song is co-written with Laura Welsh and has a melody that is addicting to anyone who likes to dance and will make non-dancers want to join in. Keep a look out for this Brooklyn boy and what he has in store.