[Folk] Henry Jamison – Real Peach

Henry Jamison
Real Peach

Burlington-based Henry Jamison has us really tied up. At times, he calls on associations of classic storytellers like Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash. Other times, he reminds us of endearing country songs that blare out of rickety bar speakers at any number of dusty dive bars across the contiguous United States. Regardless of what box we try to put him in, we know one thing for certain. There have been tens of thousands of people with great voices behind an acoustic guitar, a few plucks from a banjo, and a soft kick drum. Not all of them can keep your attention past a few minutes. But, Henry? He’ll stay with you long after this song ends.

“Real Peach” has a warm, comfortable feeling. Lyrically, it’s a song that you can’t help but give in to, even if you’re not the “sing-along” type. We most certainly are, so we quickly found ourselves murmuring the chorus through a beaming grin.

Cuz my baby she’s a real peach
even when the night come crashin’ down
real peach
and the nighttime rolls away, alright
and we’re comin’ back to the demon-killing work of love
(my god)

With only a handful of followers, you’re one of the first to get acquainted with this budding, young artist. Make sure to keep tabs on him by following him on Facebook.

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Getaway Dogs – Lost in the Ebb [TMN ALBUM PREMIERE]


Santa-Cruz based Getaway Dogs will soon be adding a much-needed spark to the closing of the few, fleeting, warm weather weeks that lie ahead. Luckily for you, you won’t have to wait until Friday to drink in this collection of indie folk beauties. Why’s that? You guessed it. We have a sneak preview of the entire album for you, right now.

If you’re not familiar with this Bay Area 6-piece just yet, don’t fret. Lost in the Ebb is their debut album, which means you’re coming in at the perfect time to get acquainted with founder Kai Killion, and the other brilliant puzzle pieces that make up this act, including Sam Stone, Mikey Whalen, Andrew Dreher, Lucas Heinel and Elliott Kay.

This 15-track body of work is purely intoxicating, leaving you with a dizzying smile and slowly creeping warm-n-fuzzies. Somehow, it feels like the track was written, practiced and recorded in an extremely natural setting, infusing atmospheric nuances throughout the entire listening experience. Take the lead single, for example. “Indonesia” has a glow that radiates with organic vibrations, instantly transporting you away from the hustle of the city, and into the great, wide open wilderness.

“Wild Guess” is another one of our favorites, boasting calculated acoustic guitar picking intertwined with psychedelic electric guitar chords. The playful back-and-forth vocal exchanges give an endearing feeling, one that sticks with you long after the song wraps up.

In all honesty, we could go on, and on about each and every track in Lost in the Ebb. We mean that. This is truly a “press play and walk away” album. Between the articulate finger-picking, nods to mother nature, enchanting vocals, and infectious indie folk structure, we’re pretty sure you’ll think so too.

’Wild Guess’
’Your Ladder’
’Paper Soul’
’Something Like Color TV’
’Time Is A Rising Tide’
’Saturated / The Dunes’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August Round #3)


There is not one day in our lives that ends up being the same, nor is there one song we listen to that is exactly the same as another. So start off this different day with a bunch of different songs brought to you by this different than lasts weeks Indie Dojo and enjoy the path it takes you down.

’Samuel Ford – Kings’
’Lovespeake – Tightrope’
’Rilan and the Bombardiers – Trippin’
’Minden – Sheila’
’Tiny Elephant – Fourth of July’
’Native People – Call Me’
’Diamond Thug – Kommetjie’
’Nassau – Desert Blues’
’Mannequins on 7th Street – Midnight’
’Patchwork Guilt – Until When’
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Benny Benassi Shares What Songs Inspire Him [TMN EXCLUSIVE]


Benny Benassi’s songs have undoubtedly inspired millions across the globe. From hard hitting, energetic tracks like “Satisfaction,” to uplifting vocal tracks like “Cinema” and “Paradise,” you won’t have to look long and hard to find someone who holds a track from this storied artist near and dear to their heart. Yet, as much as we associate our own musical journies with our favorite tracks, we often forget that artists are the exact same way. Songs throughout their upbringing and career inspired them and continued to influence their art, just as they have for us.

With that in mind, we wanted to ask our Resident Artist for ten songs that inspired him at some point in his life. From new wave, to disco, to progressive house, Benny dialed up an eclectic collection for your listening enjoyment. Press play below and get a deeper understanding of everyone’s favorite Italian producer/DJ.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2016 Round #2)


Summer is slipping through our fingers whether we like it or not. So go outside and make the best of it. And be sure take the Indie Dojo with you. You’re gonna need a soundtrack to help those fantastic summer memories stick.

’VHS Collection – Ghost’
’Amir – Design’
’Bad Wave – 3AM’
’Daunt – Beamish Boy’
’phosphenes – Dust (not your lover)’
’Shells – Jagwar’
’Liyv – Now You Say You Love Me’
’MTMBO – The Hill’
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Sloes – Young [TMN PREMIERE]


Sometimes it takes a little added inspiration to craft something truly worthwhile. It could come from reading a completely engrossing book, feverishly turning page after page as the clock seemingly ticks at an alarming pace. It could come from an epic adventure somewhere far, far across the globe, giving you that much-needed perspective that you had previously lacked. For London-based five-piece Sloes, it was the latter, and what resulted after was something you’ll want to be a part of.

This quintet originally started as a duo, with members Jerome and Jo songwriting as they traveled through Columbia. From there, piece-by-piece, others joined in, including Paul, Luke, and Katie–Jo’s little sister. Today’s premiere, “Young,” showcases the breadth of their collective talents.

Vocally, Jerome’s powerful tone and cadence instantly hooks you in. Things only grow more enveloping, as Katie comes in on accentuating harmonies, giving a glowing counter balance. The structure is intelligently crafted, harnessing elements of classic folk strings, clean guitar work, and rolling hi-hat hits that maintain a highly engaging energy throughout.

This is more than likely the first time you’re hearing about this act, but we can assure you it won’t be the last. Make sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up with future shows, releases, and general musings.

Jul 31st, Sidmouth Fringe Sessions, Devon
Aug 3rd, BBC London Introducing Sessions at The Scoop, Southbank
Aug 27th, Stroud Fringe, Gloucestershire
Aug 30th, Old Street Records, London
Sep, 17th, City Square live at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester

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Kid Bloom – Lately It Feels Alright [TMN PREMIERE]

Kid Bloom
Lately It Feels Alright

California five-piece Kid Bloom certainly knows how to pull on my 90s music-loving heart strings. Maybe it’s the casual vocal cadence that beckons back on acts like Beck or Cake. Maybe it’s the crunchy power chords that give me joyful flashbacks to start-to-finish listening sessions Weezer’s Blue album. Yet, as much as we hear influences from that era, we also catch plenty of modern vibes from some of their techniques, which call on associations of one of our personal favorites, Tame Impala. Either way, elements from both decades are coming together seamlessly, leaving us grinning ear-to-ear.

“Lately It Feels Alright” is the third single from their debut EP, A Different State of Mind, following up the release of the title track, and “Electric U.” Guitar driven in nature, it presents a wonderful collection of both psychedelic riffs and foot-tapping, distorted chords. Those dueling styles provide the perfect backdrop for the nonchalant vocal style, giving way to an immensely enjoyable 3-minute ride.

If you happen to be in the SoCal area this Friday, we highly recommend heading to the Soda Bar in San Diego to catch their opening set for T.O.L.D. If you’re anywhere else in the world, just make sure to follow these cats on Facebook to keep tabs on upcoming news.

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