[Denver Event Preview/Ticket Giveaway] TMN Presents: Great Good Fine OK @ Larimer Lounge – 1/25

Brooklyn based electronic-pop auteurs Jon Sandler & Luke Moellman -better known as Great Good Fine OK -first landed themselves amongst the heaps of fine music here at TMN all the way back in 2013, and have found themselves supplying our listeners time and time again with a lush brand of heartfelt, synth-driven ditties in the years since. Outside of these Ninja confines, the duo have found themselves racking up countless moments of acclaim; from music video premieres on MTV, features in Billboard, and appearances at some of the world’s most notable festivals, GGFO have established themselves as a forceful live act blessed with the ability to fill eager rooms wherever their sound careens through a loaded set of live monitors.

Great Good Fine OK find themselves marching into 2017 armed with a new EP, III , (stream “Take It Or Leave It” & “Always” from III below) which lead vocalist/songwriter Jon Sandler noted as housing “…some of the best songs we’ve ever written…”, a hefty upcoming North American tour, and a more polished, mature aesthetic. On the heels of all that hype, we’re feeling like some rather eager beavers to be presenting their Denver stop on January 25th at the Larimer Lounge, and we wanted to get our readers equally as excited by giving away a couple pairs of tickets. Entering our contest is as always, beyond easy. Just “like” The Music Ninja on FB, click on this post header if you’re still on the TMN front page, then comment below with your favorite Great Good Fine OK song, and boom, that’s it! (We even provided a few below if you need!) And of course, we want as many people as possible to come dance with us, so for our friends looking to secure their spot, advance tickets can be purchased here.

There are a few rules, of course:
– The event is 16+ 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 mini-playlist, start commenting below and best of luck ninjas!

Great Good Fine OK – ‘Take It Or Leave It’
Great Good Fine OK – ‘Always’
Great Good Fine OK – ‘Already Love’
Great Good Fine OK – ‘Something To Believe In Ft. St. Lucia’
Great Good Fine OK – ‘You’re The One For Me’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (January 2017 Round #3)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaAre you getting used to writing 2017 instead of 2016 yet? Do you remember to stop off at the The Music Ninja for a new Indie Dojo every Tuesday? If not, no worries. We’ve got plenty of time to work on both of those things. Just remember, repetition is key and we are always here with a repeat button.

’Decorator – Circles’
’Incan Abraham – In My Bones’
’Louis Schefano – Come To Think’
’Simon Alexander – Phoenix Fire’
’Dom Robinson – Good Love’
’Auditorium – It’s Only God, I Swear’
’Wilderado – Talking About Love To A Cigarette’
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Greyface – Delilah [TMN PREMIERE]

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Delilah

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to start something beautiful. For LA-based Greyface, that was certainly the case, finding their inspiration in a dimly lit rehearsal space before a Blonde Redhead show. Recording on their phones for fun, this seemingly innocent jam session turned into the project you’re about to dive into today.

Their journey didn’t start here, though, staying true to so many other musicians’ stories. Jutty Taylor (vocals, bass, guitar), Ryan Malina (producer, guitar, keys, backing vocals), and Julien Bellin (drums, percussion) had been playing with off an on for quite some time. After years of jamming together, working on separate projects, and honing their craft, Greyface was born.

Their debut album, Greyola, is set to come out on February 10th, but we’re lucky enough to be sharing a sneak peek at one of our favorite selections from the collection. “Delilah” is a delicate, somewhat dreary, and downright addictive jam that calls on associations of the glory days of this genre. You could easily find it nestled neatly into an Indie Rock playlist next to Neutral Milk Hotel, The War on Drugs, and The National. Yet, while it certainly grabs hold of those nostalgic feelings, it has plenty of modern appeal, bringing it nicely into 2017.

Make sure to keep tabs on this trio by following them on Facebook and Soundcloud. After listening to the rest of the album, we can assure you that you’ll want to.

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[Psychedelic Rock] Shadowgraphs – Countryside

Shadowgraphs
Countryside

Shadowgraphs could honestly be a time-traveling band. Seriously. “Countryside” might as well have been plucked straight out of the 60’s. After a pair of EPs, these North Carolina natives are on their way to giving us a full length album in April of this year, and this first taste of it already evokes a tantalizing mixture of new and old.

You may here a little bit of The Doors, Tame Impala, and possibly even some Beatles influence throughout “Countryside”, and it just feels right. Every element of the song, from the organ to the reverb-soaked vocals, coalesces into something of a dream, reminiscent of warmer and better times. While we’re stuck in the middle of winter at the moment, Shadowgraphs is already providing the soundtrack for the spring, so don’t miss out on the pre-order for their album (due out April 7th) on the Golden Brown Bandcamp.

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[Indie] Sjowgren – Now & Then

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now & then

After an explosive debut single, “seventeen”, Sjowgren is back after a twelve month hiatus, and they’ve clearly been working on something special. This is the sort of band that’s already come out firing with their own flavor of indie and pop that instantly sticks with you and will be running around in your head for the rest of week.

“now & then” balances a fresh take on a tried-and-true sound, allowing for Sjowgren to enjoy a slow and steady release schedule, which is clearly focusing on quality over quantity. Every little nuance of this tune is pristine, from the rumbling guitar to the beautiful vocals, so it would come as no surprise that “now & then” could see the success that their previous single has. Lose yourself in this absolute dream of a song today and keep an eye out for more Sjowgren on the way.

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Think of all the music being uploaded to the internet right at this moment. Now think of all the music you’d be missing if you didn’t land right here on an Indie Dojo today. All wrapped up in a pretty little playlist just for you.

’J. Bernardt – Calm Down’
’girlyboi – Good Looks’
’Soy Xmas – Get Upset’
’Luwten – Go Honey’
’St. Solaire – Morning sun’
’Munro Fox – Walls And Clocks’
’Phoebe Bridgers – Smoke Signals’
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indie-dojo-music-ninjaNew Year. New Music. First Indie Dojo of 2017. This years gonna be a goodin.

’Saint Raymond – Oh Brother’
’WASUREMONO – Kaboom’
’Moons of Mars – Na Na Na’
’Charlie May – Call’
’Charlie Cunningham – Telling It Wrong’
’BEL – Own Home’
’Oxiles – Inside’
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