[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2016 Round #1)

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It’s crazy to think that a kabillion songs are uploaded to the interwebs every day. Ok maybe a slight exaggeration, but you catch the drift. There are a plethora of songs flying through the infinite world of digital music just wanting to be heard. Slightly overwhelming to think about trying to find all of them, yes. But that’s why we are here. We’ll keep handpickin’ all the goodins’ so you can just indie dojo & chill.

’Avi On Fire – Pearls’
’Wet Leather – Secret Preference’
’Fresh Big Mouf – One Step, Two Step’
’Soayla – No Good’
’Izo Fitzroy – Reckoning’
’Mooryc – You Will Go’
’Skin and Bones – Ain’t No Water’
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Robbing Millions – In The No Air [TMN PREMIERE]

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Robbing Millions
In The No Air

“In The No Air” switches back and forth effortlessly, pulling you in and out of what seems like a psychedelic dream, only to place you back in reality, strutting down the street with a head-nodding confidence only music is capable of providing. We wouldn’t expect much less, though, given what we’ve come to know from previous works released by this this Brussels-based act.

Comprised of band leaders Lucien Fraipont and Gaspard Ryelandt, as well as live accompanying members Daniel Bleikolm, Leo Campbell, and Jakob Warmenbol the quirky and unpredictable Robbing Millions is set to release their debut LP, which is eponymously titled. We’re lucky enough to bring you an early taste of this imaginative body of work, which should have you eager to pre-order the November 25th release.

If you’re hoping to get helplessly enveloped by a song this Monday morning, look no further. Once you’re walked into the experience by playful vocal hums and forward-facing guitar strums, the hefty bassline, Brit-pop-esque verses and dream state-style choruses will have you swirling, deep inside your own mind. Which, if you’re struggling to ease into the day, might be just the thing you need.

Make sure to keep up on Robbing Millions by following them on Facebook.

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[Event Review] Porches & Japanese Breakfast @ The Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO – 9/26

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’Porches – Be Apart’

In the relatively short expanse of two years or so, Aaron Maine’s Porches project has undergone quite a rapid transition in nearly every facet of singing, songwriting and production development (such a rapid acceleration of prowess in fact, that Maine also recently released the first wave of Pool demos, as a completely separate LP entitled Water, just a few months back). Just one listen from both 2014’s Slow Dance in the Cosmos to this year’s excellently crafted Pool, and it’s clear that the New York based Maine & co. have caught lightning in a bottle with their current iteration. In the process of constant evolution, Porches have become a magnetic live presence as well, gaining the notice of discerning listeners, critics, and labels alike, and this past Monday we were able to witness them in live glory at one of our favorite intimate indie venues in Denver, the Larimer Lounge.

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[Denver Event Preview/Ticket Giveaway] TMN Presents: Dance Yourself Clean – ‘An Indie-Pop Dance Party’

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It’s that time again Denver! The amazing Seattle/L.A. club night turned nationally touring dance party, Dance Yourself Clean, is touching down again this Saturday, October 1st at the Larimer Lounge, as part of their Fall ’16 tour,and we’re beyond prepped & stoked for yet another raucous night of depravity, beautiful people and plenty of amazing tunes. For our friends that were out for DYC’s first ever Denver stop earlier this Spring at the Marquis Theater, they can surely attest to the truly positive, palpably sweaty, and infectiously frenetic energy generated by the foggy, laser-filled indie-pop party. Bringing back the indie-dance-punk-pop days with a beautiful vengeance, DYC patrons are typically seen singing along on the dance floor, slow dancing to the latest Blood Orange or jumping up and down to their favorite LCD Soundsystem song. In their own words: “Anything goes at Dance Yourself Clean, all we ask is that you leave your expectations and inhibitions at the door, come in take a shot and get on the floor.” That sounds just about right, and we are chomping at the bit to be a part of the latest Dance Yourself Clean festivities.

So, in great anticipation for DYC’s latest Denver iteration, we’ve teamed up with the DYC crew and put together quite the tasteful little playlist in anticipation of Saturday’s party. Not to mention! We will be giving away not one but TWO pairs of tickets, simply by clicking on the header of this post, and commenting with your favorite indie-pop track that you think should receive a rinse at Dance Yourself Clean. That’s it! And for those Ninjas who’d rather not try their luck and just want to have their tickets in hand, you can pick them up for just $12.00 here, and more event info can be found here as well.

There are a few rules, of course:
– The event is 21+ S, be of age, and be sure to tell all of your friends to increase chance of winning!
– You are responsible for your own transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Larimer Lounge door.

Check out our preview playlist featuring selections from some of the artists listed, start commenting below, and best of luck ninjas!

Dance Yourself Clean, Featuring Music Inspired by: LCD Soundsystem | CHVRCHES | Miike Snow | Haim | Charli XCX | MØ | Empire of The Sun | Purity Ring | Twin Shadow | Icona Pop | Grimes | Bag Raiders | Kate Boy | Holy Ghost! | Cut Copy | Neon Indian | Capital Cities | The Knife | St. Lucia | French Horn Rebellion | Goldroom | Cherub | STRFKR | Is Tropical | RAC | Beat Connection | Sleigh Bells | Miami Horror | Tigertown | Blood Orange | Roosevelt | Penguin Prison | Chromeo | Holychild | and many, many more.

’LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean (Radio Version)’
’MØ – Pilgrim’
’Cut Copy – Need You Now’
’Holy Ghost – Do It Again’
’Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Club Mix)’
’Robyn – Dancing On My Own’
’Neon Indian – Polish Girl’
’Twin Shadow – Five Seconds’
’RAC ft. Matthew Koma – Cheap Sunglasses’
’Little Dragon – Ritual Union’
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[Alternative Pop] Jack River – Palo Alto

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Jack River
Palo Alto

One of the best facets of music is the ability to capture a specific moment in time or a definitive emotion, but the newest from Jack River details quite a bit more than that. She states:

It was always destined to be sun-drenched and gritty and gilded in synths and electric guitars – I wanted to find the line between the 90’s, early 2000’s and now, and blend all my dreams of a highway song into one.

For you Courtney Barnett fans out there, look no further, because this song is right up your alley. With an unapologetic and boisterous spirit, “Palo Alto” continues to pave the way for Jack River’s upcoming debut EP, Highway Songs No.2, in a stylish and independent manner. It steers away from the much more electronically influenced “Talk Like That“, but it’s the sort of shift that demonstrates a fearless attempt at displaying a compelling range. Her message behind this tune, per her SoundCloud description, touches on a common sentiment:

It’s about letting go but not giving up, melancholic-but-sure endings, and people realizing magic when it’s too late – even though you knew it all along.

Subtle yet substantial, that’s an experience all too familiar for some of us. Highway Songs No.2 will be out on October 7th, so don’t miss it!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2016 Round #4)

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It’s a very, very mad world. But we’ve got music wrapped up in a nice little Indie Dojo to make it seem a little less crazy sometimes. Come get lost with us for a little while.

’Future Generation – Stars (PillowTalk Remix)’
’Frances Luke Accord – Something Moving’
’Oceanen – People’
’Tay Oksee – That Place’
’Modern Crusoe – Feathers & Twine’
’Dylan James – Eye Of The Ocean’
’Abi Ocia – Running’
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[Give Back] Make #LouisianaStrong & Enter for a Chance to Win Epic Concert Experiences

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Ninjas, it’s time to rally your dojo and come together for a very deserving cause. In August of 2016, Southern Louisiana received more than 6 trillion gallons of rainwater in less than one week. Considered a 500-year flood event, it is the largest natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy. More than 100,000 homes have been destroyed, 13 are dead, and hundreds of thousands are impacted across 12 parishes in the region. Within days of flood waters rising, various artists, festival organizers, and music industry executives joined forces to organize music and concert experiences to raise awareness and deliver relief to this urgent cause.

While we’re firm believers in donating just for the sake of helping others, this time around there’s an added bonus of incredible music. Each contribution pf $5 or more through Propeller.la will get receive this 18-track, multi-genre, #LouisianaStrong compilation featuring unreleased tracks from named like Beats Antique, Z-Trip, Figure, Boreta, Dirtwire and more.

Beyond the 18-track collection, which you can stream below, there are also experiences up for grabs that are truly once-in-a-lifetime, including the opportunity to hang out with The Chainsmokers at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, a chance to meet Thievery Corp at III Festival in Miami, and a trip to witness the greatness of The Who, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Neil Young, and Paul McCartney at Desert Trip.

Rest comfortably knowing that your dollars are going to a top-notch organization. Music for Relief, a 501(3)c nonprofit dedicated to disaster relief & environmental preservation will be accepting donations to be distributed to on the ground responders Team Rubicon & Baton Rouge Habitat for Humanity, as well the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Flood Relief Fund, a 501(3)c non- profit devoted to distributing aid directly to local charities providing disaster relief across Southern Louisiana.

As you head over to donate, make sure you press play on the playlist below so you can get a quick sampling of what you’ll get for your contribution.

’Whitney Myer – Somehow’
’Jake Houston – Hold Me’
’Dumpstaphunk – They Don’t Care’
’The New Mastersounds – Monday Meters’
’San Geronimo – Better Days’
’Nahko & Medicine for the People – Build a Bridge (Live)’
’Moondog Matinee – Bourbon Street’
’Shana Halligan – Something Real’
’Bonus: Cane Hill – When the Evil Go East’
’ Rising Appalachia & The Human Experience – Mississippi Song’
’Dirtwire – The Well ft. Rising Appalachia’
’Z
Trip – Fury ft. Jack Dangers’
’Megan Slankard – Big Heavy (Richard Xavier Remix)’
’Boreta of The Glitch Mob – Honey Heart’
’Gramatik – Anima Mundi ft. Russ Liquid’
’Born Dirty – Butter (VIP)’
’Citizen Cope – Lifeline (Figure Remix)’
’Beats Antique – Roustabout (Bassnectar Remix 201)’
’Reed Mathis & Electric Beethovan – Thunderstorm’
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