[Electronic] MIAMIGO – Last Summer

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MIAMIGO
Last Summer

The band Miamigo has been hard at work. Their previous releases have received a lot of critical attention and we are excited to present the group’s newest song. This Brighton-based band just released a track from their new EP, Soda Lime Love. It’s an easy listening jam called, “Last Summer.” The unique instruments, rhythms and crunchy guitar are definitely a signature sound. If you like Indy rock or pop-influenced electronic music you will probably love Miamigo. So listen to “Last Summer” and be sure to check out the rest of the new EP.

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[Denver Giveaway] TMN Presents: Brothertiger w/ Sunboy @ Lost Lake – 11/20

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Brothertiger
Beyond The Infinite + Denver Ticket Giveaway!

It’s no secret around the TMN squad that Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer John Jagos and his Brothertiger project have captured a large piece of our hearts over the years. For the past few months, Brothertiger has been dropping a smattering of excellent singles in the lead-up to his third full-length LP, Out of Touch, and to accompany that impending album, the Brothertiger team is smack in the middle of a North American tour. Needless to say, our needle is red-lining with anticipation as this Friday we’ve teamed up with our friends at Lost Lake Lounge and Radio 1190 to present this Friday’s tour stop in beautiful Denver, CO. If you haven’t been following our coverage of Brothertiger in the past few months, do yourself a favor and become acquainted with “Beyond the Infinite” (from the player above), “Wake” and his latest remix of ONANON’s “Drifting” to get up to speed. For fans of any corner of alt, pop and everything between, Brothertiger should without a doubt be one of your go-to acts for consistent production prowess. Brothertiger’s carefully thought-out, art-house R&B disguised in reverb-heavy pop structuring has long since become one of our favorite musical aesthetics in recent memory, and we’re absolutely ecstatic to have him headlining one of our favorite intimate venues in the Mile High City. Rounding out the bill is Denver’s Sunboy, representing one of our favorite independent creative collectives, Moon Magnet Studios. Sunboy’s unparalleled sound blends heavy electronics, delicate analog instrumentation, and intoxicating vocals that sound somewhere between Kevin Barnes and Soft Bulletin era Wayne Coyne; and after getting to catch the four-piece’s recent supporting slot for Gardens & Villa, they’ve quickly become filed under our ‘artists to watch’ tab for 2016. Make sure to get there early for this one Ninjas!

If you haven’t caught on yet, we love giving our readers a chance to come groove with us at every ‘TMN Presents’ showcase, so we’re giving away not one, but TWO pairs of tickets for this Friday’s show. 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 Brothertiger song, and boom, that’s it! And of course we want as many people as possible to come dance with us, so for our friends looking to secure their spot, tickets are only $10.00 and can be purchased at the link here as well.

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!

Brothertiger
Beyond The Infinite
Brothertiger X Rose Quartz
Pleasure & Pain
Brothertiger
Lovers (Modern Rework)
Sunboy
Burnout
Sunboy
ABCDNA
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Travelers – Something I Said [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Something I Said

We’re very happy to debut Travelers‘ new video for “Something I Said” here at TMN. This Los Angeles-based group is creating music that is the fusion of some quintessential indie sounds, and they do it so beautifully in this track. With an opening composed of guitar and vocals that are very reminiscent of another little So Cal success, Young The Giant, “Something I Said” gets the immediate hook around any fan of the beachy, indie sound. As the tune progresses Travelers brings in group backup vocals that take us back to the era of Fleet Foxes where soothing reverb puts a soft spin on the whole chant-like product. Finishing up with a breakdown that switches gears from this happy indie track into a blues-y one, Travelers seemed to have perfectly combined some of our decades’ most appealing elements in indie music. These folks are going places. Safe travels, Travelers.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2015 Round #3)

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Monday is over, Tuesday is here and so is a brand new Indie Dojo. Oh happy, happy days!

House of Spirituals
Too Many Days
Jarbird
Such Is The House
Social Skills
Its Invisible
Hidden Charms
Long Way Down
These Your Children
Set A Fire
Palace Winter
MENTON
Common Man
Alligator King
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[Alternative/Rock] Sunflower Bean – Wall Watcher

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Sunflower Bean
Wall Watcher

Manhattan-based Sunflower Bean has caught our attention with their latest single off their debut album Human Ceremony. Describing themselves facetiously as “night music” in their bio, the track “Wall Watcher” indeed sets a perfect tone for the cool kids jammin’ in the moonlight in an indie daze on your local street corner. You would just want to be their friends. Very reminiscent of the all-hailed Joy Division, the drums in this track give this song an edgy English rock flare. And with the title of one of New Order’s best hits in their album name (“Ceremony”), we’ll really never be able to get away from that comparison. Blessed with some rock-goddess vocals mixed with the perfect amount of reverb, the lead singer adds a delicate touch to the otherwise grunge-y tune making it a great listen for most any ears the entire time. Keep up the good work, Sunflower Bean. We’re looking forward to seeing where this album release takes you.

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Tors – Good Times [TMN PREMIERE]

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Tors
Good Times

It’s Monday. There’s no way to shake the fact that we’re once again left staring down five full days of work. There is a way to ease the pain, though, which involves a carefully concocted remedy of strong coffee, your favorite set of headphones, and the incredibly infectious indie rock anthem from Tors.

Brothers Matthew and Theo, along with their bandmates Andrew, Jack, and Sam, make up this London-based outfit, which should perk the ears for people who enjoy acts like Kodaline, The Decemberists, and Mumford & Sons. After just one release, many have already taken to their gifted songwriting abilities, playful song arrangements, and well-crafted lyrics, and we’re pretty sure you will too.

With “Fool on the Floor” experiencing notable success over the past four months, it’s now time to focus on the undeniably charming vibes of “Good Times.” The title really says it all, as it encapsulates the toothy-grin-inducing, sing-along nature that listeners experience throughout a memorable four minutes. The nostalgic air that surrounds it makes it immidiately enjoyable, calling back on warm, indie pop tracks we’ve all come to know and love, yet maintaining a fresh and authentic sound.

To help get you singing along with this anthemic tune a little quicker, we’re also pleased to premiere a lyric video along with the song itself. To be honest though, with lyrics like these, you probably would have picked them up without it.

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[Electronica/Space-Pop] Phoebe Gorry – Done This Before (NTEIBINT Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Phoebe Gorry
Done This Before (NTEIBINT Remix)

Burgeoning London singer/songwriter Phoebe Gorry rather took us by surprise in the best of ways with her debut single, “Done This Before”. With under 400 Facebook fans and 100 Soundcloud followers at the time of this article’s inception, Phoebe Gorry’s measured and sophisticated vocal reverberations carry with them the weight and maturity of an artist who’s already spent years cutting their teeth, yet “Done This Before” remains the first of her tunes to get snapped up by a tastemaking label. And good thing that the label in question here happens to be one of our favorites -U.K. based dance & electronic imprint Love & Other Records– as of course their house full of heavyweight dance producers were bound to take Gorry’s debut to another level.

First on official remix duties for the rising songstress is Greek disco powerhouse NTEIBINT, who lends his airy touch by elegantly reconstructing a slow burning groover out of Phoebe Gorry’s original Jazz & Folk inflected pop single. On his revision, NTEIBINT fixes “Done This Before” with a steadily lurching synth line that builds into a lush crescendo throughout the tune before diving all the way into a disco tinged sea. NTEIBINT’s revision was no doubt made for late nights and disco lights, and he’s deftly managed to simultaneously pull Gorry’s lovely incantations to the forefront while re-texturizing the entire soundscape. We’ve not been able to shake this one and are thrilled to rbing it to you first in the form of a TMN Premiere. Stream NTEIBINT’s “Done This Before” remix above.

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