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

Wait, is this month seriously almost over already? Time seems to float away with every new Indie Dojo we post, doesn’t it? And here we are again. Might as well ride the sound waves.

’Caleb Groh
Smoky Mountain Angel (Of Doom)’
’Old Sault – Ghost’
’Stevetyssen – I Don’t Know If We’ll Win The War’
’Two Year Vacation – Love Will Come Back To You’
’Tracy McNeil & TheGoodLife – Paradise’
’Faith Eliott – heartbreak’
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[Alternative Pop] Tigers Are Bad For Horses – Embers

Tigers Are Bad For Horses [Blisspop Premiere]

First things first. Tigers Are Bad For Horses is a ridiculously awesome band name. Despite what you might be picturing music-wise with this sort of name, these two craft a soulful and electric sound that pulls together the strongest traits of Tom Misch and Oh Wonder into a satisfying union.

“Embers” glides along with lush synths, pining and harmonized vocals, and a matured sense of cool that grabs your attention before you really even begin to register it. Captivating hardly begins to describe it, and Tigers Are Bad For Horses may just have a defining tune on their hands here. “Embers” simply is three and a half minutes of pleasantries that you can appreciate anywhere and everywhere. Close your eyes and enjoy.

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Hidden Charms – Cannonball [VIDEO PREMIERE]

Hidden Charms

It only took one trip through “Cannonball” before we caught ourselves in a daydream, imagining ourselves adorned with half-cocked sunglasses across the brim of our nose, slowly marching to the swagger of the emphatic bass line. Once we stepped back into reality, we, of course, realized we’re nowhere close to being as cool as Hidden Charms made us feel for those three minutes. But, it was a blast while it lasted.

If this is the first time you’re hearing the growing rumblings of London-based Hidden Charms, you’re in for one hell of a treat. With delightfully strained vocals treated with a proper amount of distortion, calculated percussion work, and screeching guitars worthy of the finest horror films, this garage rock four-piece has a sound that is quickly catching fire with rock lovers around the globe, including the likes of Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Annie Mac (Radio 1) and Huw Stephens (Radio 1).

Today, we’re offering up a first look at the official music video, which is as wonderfully dark as the vibe of the tune itself. Take a gander below, then pick out a show from their tour dates and head out to catch them live. We can pretty much guarantee you’ll have a top-notch evening.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2016 Round #3)


Summer is officially here. Let the Indie Dojo serenades begin.

’Stevie Appleton – This Is America’
’The Ninjas – Last Shot’
’Miles De Carteret – Honey’
’Nightlights – Gimme’
’Jackson Dyer – The Absolute’
’Sam Evian – Sleep Easy’
’Lion Sphere – Rest of Me (Acoustic Live Session in Spain)’
’Alexandra Savior – Shades’
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[Alternative/Rock] Agelast – A Different Time

Agelast Single
A Different Time

On April 26th, we wrote about the debut single from a brand new band called Agelast. Today, we are happy to present to you their follow up single entitled “A Different Time.”

With “Fever” we were met with a blend of rock and indie, but with “A Different Time” the boys bring pop rock to the next level. With riveting guitar riffs and memorable lyrics, Agelast show give us the second piece of evidence as to why they are nothing but legit. Devin and Jonathan are extremely talented creators who got to collaborate with some other talented songwriters to make this single what it is. And what it is, is magnificent. As if things couldn’t get any better, Agelast is giving this single away for free through their website. We can’t wait to hear what else is in store for the band, especially when it comes to live shows, because we’re already interested in tickets. Chances are, you will be too after giving this single a listen.

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[Electronic] Vincent Coleman – Little Eyes [zacheser Remix]

Vincent Coleman
Little Eyes (zacheser Remix)

We first stumbled upon rising D.C. based producer zacheser back in April when his debut original record “Skippy” sailed smoothly onto our radar. The young artist’s latest sees him tackling the remix game with a beautiful, melodic revision of Vincent Coleman‘s “Little Eyes”. Utilizing a foundation of housey roots, disco influences and unsyncopated ensemble rhythms, zacheser paints an addictive soundscape that pulls its listener into a tranquil flow state of aural consumption; while staying true to Vincent Coleman’s balmy original.

About zacheser’s remix, Coleman remarks: “DC producer zacheser is such a talented individual & I’ve been a fan of his for a while now. I reached out to him to do a remix and he surpassed my expectations, creating this new vibe to “Little Eyes” that still plucks at your heart strings but also gets your feet moving through an easy going atmosphere of grooving synths and consistent percussion.” I don’t think we could have said it any more eloquently. Enjoy zacheser’s “Little Eyes” remix above, and be on the lookout for more from the busy artiste in the near future.

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[Techno/Indie-Dance] Tiger Tooth – Clementine [TMN Premiere]

Tiger Tooth

Tiger Tooth -the East Village, NYC based electronic trio comprised of Johnny Siera, Will Broussard and Sofia Szamosi- came to us like the sweetest of gifts when they asked for our hand in premiering bouncy analog-techno instrumental single “Clementine”. Immediately, a muted synth that sounds like it was pulled straight off of an old 909 is underpinned by a buoyant kick-clap, setting the stage for the rest of “Clementine” to blossom into what sounds like a mid-2000’s electro romper lingered around a techno warehouse just long enough to embrace the weird while manging to escape with all of its accessibly cool points. This one fills us with the kind of gritty electronic joy that powered the blog-house era with so much fun, yet tasteful dance sounds. “Clementine” is one of the lead singles from Tiger Tooth’s self-titled LP on the fledgling imprint Baby Tooth Records, and with the amount of detailed craftsmanship found on just their first LP, it’s safe to say we will be waiting patiently as Tiger Tooth’s catalog continues to evolve and expand.

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