[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2019 Round #2)

It’s easy to drown in swirling black hole of internet music. So. Many. Songs. To. Sift. Through. Right? So let the Indie Dojo be your life raft. We’ll gather all the goodins’ for you to float away on.

’Elkvilla – Sink’
’Darby – Cologne Was Coming Down From The Moon’
’Elizabeth Shaw – Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover)’
’Our Girl – In My Head’
’The Wild Wild – Be Here’
’Ahbi the Nomad – Marbled (Acoustic Version)’



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mxmtoon – My Way [TMN PREMIERE]

I spent my childhood soaking in classic crooners like Sinatra, Martin, and Prima, thanks to my 2nd-generation Italian-American grandfather. Those songs are timeless to me, which is why I had some pause when I first glanced at this submission. It only took a few seconds to shift my perspective, though, falling in love within a few bars.

If you’re not hip to mxmtoon, now’s the perfect time to get acquainted. Having soared to immense heights over the course of last year, this soft-singing, Oakland-based, 18-year-old indie songstress has an endearing style that’s worthy of your attention. Admittedly, this is my first experience with her music, but it certainly won’t be the last.

Her rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” is wonderfully unique, which is necessary when approaching a larger-than-life track. What drew me in particularly, was the inclusion of building vocal harmonies over the chorus. It was a clever way to deal with the power from Sinatra’s vocal prowess. But, that’s the mark of a well-done cover, right? There has to be something that’s ownable and different than the original, with enough remnants to pay respects to the creator. And, mxmtoon has executed that perfectly.

Frank Sinatra has always been a personal favorite. ever since i started playing ukulele, i’ve been singing his songs and “My Way” was one that really resonated with me! So much so, I wanted to do formal cover of it. I’m excited to be releasing this cover and to have been able to put my own spin on it as well, and I hope people love the song just as much as I do. Hope I did Frank proud! – mxmtoon

While tickets are sold out, I’d like to still mention that she has an upcoming tour this March, with dates listed below. You’ll be hard pressed to get in, but it’s always worth a shot.

Chicago – Schubas – 3/6 – SOLD OUT
Brooklyn – Baby’s All Right -3/9 – SOLD OUT
Seattle – The Crocodile – 3/13 – SOLD OUT
San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop – 3/14 – SOLD OUT
Los Angeles – The Echo – 3/16 – SOLD OUT

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2018 Round #4)


Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Indie Dojo Tuesday. One of these things will not break your bank. You can thank us later.

’half•alive – Still Feel.’
’Emily Rowed – Sex And Candy’
’Eva B. Ross – Nick’s House’
’St. Anthony Mann – Clear Home’
’Elizabeth Moen – Matilda’
’Calvin Keyes – Haunting (ft. Maren Day)’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2018 Round #1)

Come here often? If not, ya should. At least every once in a while. Tuesdays are a good day. Brand new indie dojo just waiting to be played. No pressure though. We’ll be here whenever you are.

’Kimball – Weave Teeth’
’Tuxedo Wildlife – Depths’
’Joel Porter – Amaranthine’
’Ella Metherell – Lost (Frank Ocean Cover)’
’Patric Johnston – Gold’
’Hollie Col – Let Yourself Down’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (Round #3)

Today is the day. The day you try listening to something new. The Indie Dojo is your oyster.

’Honeyfeet – Sinner (Radio Edit)’
’The Underhill Family Orchestra – Chickasaw Fields’
’Oliver Hazard – Hey Louise’
’Any Voices Speak – Necessaries’
’Wildhart – Is It Possible’
’Hannah & Falco – “Eye Of The Storm”‘
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[Indie Cover] Kaerhart – For What It’s Worth

Kaerhart
For What It's Worth

Buffalo Springfield’s iconic single “For What It’s Worth” is a timeless record. It didn’t need an update, but we’re glad it got one from the singer Kaerhart. Her dark, poppy take is totally different than the original, but we all recognize those powerful lyrics.

Kaerhart’s performance of the song is phenomenal and DEAD ROBOT’s production is equally as magnificent. Together their ethereal sound lures you into its web of sound and you let yourself get wrapped up in it without hesitation. Kaerhart is one of those artists that is going to have a big year in 2018. She just launched her project a few months ago, so expect a lot more to come from her in the coming months.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2017 Round #5)


Happy Halloween!! Trick or treat yo self to an Indie Dojo playlist! We promise it won’t give you cavities, a stomach ache or an extra 5 lbs. Just an earful of some wonderful indie-ness for you to enjoy!

’Fletcher Gull
Light Up’
’Pale Grey – Seasons
’Bayonne – I Know’
’Mr. Yolk
Baker Street’
’Sofia Wolfe
Snake Eyes’
’Abby Sage
Toxic (cover)’
’Sam Lynch
Mess You Made’
’Hank Compton
Harvest Moon (Cover)’
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