[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2015 Round #5)

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Inspiration and motivation come and go on a normal basis for most of us. Sometimes we’re in it to win it and sometimes we’d rather sit and waste away for a couple hours or more. But no matter what mood we are in, music seems to fit right in. So no matter if today is the day you are going to conquer the world or let the day just pass you by, let the Indie Dojo accompany your space for a while. You never know what inspirations or motivations might be hidden in one of these gems….

Dyrisk
Sticks And Stones
CRUISR
Throw Shade
Theo Berndt
Guess You Never Thought Of It That Way
The Legends
Something Left To Die For
Al Bairre
Bungalow
leo kalyan
golden age
Motion Cntrl
ITS ON YOU
Autumn In June
HEROin KIDZ
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2015 Round #4)

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For the most part, a lot of us don’t know what the heck we are doing here. We just go by our day to day, trying to figure out the meaning of life with some days being A LOT easier than others. And while we will probably never ever really know the answer, what we do know is that there is an Indie Dojo down below waiting to be played. If anything, that should be able to occupy us for a while…

Szymon
Medusa
Flora Cash
Save Me
The Elwins
It Aint Over Til Its Over
Twin Within
Two Within
Emmecosta
Brontos
Ali Barter
Hypercolour
Chloe Gasparini
Animal (Miike Snow Cover)
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2015 Round 2)

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Working hard or hardly working? Either way, we’ve got an Indie Dojo to whistle to while you work…or you don’t. Hey, it might even make you look more productive.

Hein Cooper
The Real
Mt Warning
When It All Bleeds Out
Phillip G Cook
Great Tide
Pavo Pavo
Ran Ran Run
Saskatchewan
Whats Love Got to do With It (Tina Turner cover)
Marlon Williams
Dark Child (Single Edit)
Declan Donovan
Fallen So Young
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2015 Round #1)

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Gewd laaawrd, it’s hard to come back to reality after a 3 day weekend or any vacation for that matter. If you are anything like us, you need a musical escape to help forget about the every day grind. Luckily we’ve made it easy for you to lose yourselves in a sweet little indie dojo. We know it’s not anywhere near the amazingness of a vacation, but let your imagination sail you away through the length of a playlist. You’ll be glad you did.

Swimm
Beverly Hells
Oh Pep!
The Race
Diane Coffee
Everyday
Lime Cordiale
Feel Alright
Family and Friends
Wyoming
FRONTEERS
Youth
Alex LEstrange
Reconsider
Tiago Saga
Poles Apart
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Songs of Water – EP + Interview [Artist Feature]

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In our world of information-by-the-minute, endless communication methods and amounts, and constant connectivity, sometimes it’s a beautiful thing to just press play and sit back. Just last week, we took a break from the mounds of digital communications, put on one of our favorite artists on SoundCloud, and let the suggested songs lead us down a path of unplanned bliss. There were a couple of skips here and there, but then we landed on Songs of Water.

After hearing “11 Miles,” we immediately reached out for more information. After getting in touch with Stephen, we fired over a few questions to get to know this impressive act a little better.

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Golden Summer
Evergreen
Strangely Beautiful
Ghost

TMN: Thank you for taking some time to talk to us today. When we stumbled across your SoundCloud the other day, we became instantly intrigued and wanted to know a little more. So, talk to us about how Songs of Water came to be.

SoW: Our music was born out of a community of friends who all loved to explore different sounds and create experimental art together.

TMN: Let’s go back before the start of the band. What’s your musical background like? Were you classically trained, or was it something you taught yourself?

SoW: Myself (Stephen Roach) and Luke Skaggs both grew up with strong bluegrass heritages. Jon Kliegle came from a family of traveling accordionists, Elisa Cox is classically trained, Michael Pritchard and Greg Willette are both self taught multi-instrumentalists and composers.

TMN: Looking back into your past, can you highlight five artists who helped influence what fans hear in Songs of Water?

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2015 Round #4)

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Music has the magical mystery powers to create and preserve memories without us even trying. So really, the Indie Dojo is kinda like handing you a plethora of flux capacitors to use in the far off future. Soooo, that’s pretty cool.

Little Wolves
Home
My Dead Air
Holding On
Sample Answer
Good Boy
Cry Monster Cry
Atlas
Why We Run
Ignites
Ofelia K
White T
East of Here
Heartbeat
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Milky Chance Talk SXSW, 25,000 Miles, and Red Hot Chili Peppers [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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The month of March is quite the intense stretch for us music bloggers. Yes, it’s an incredible time, what with Ultra and SXSW landing in the same timeframe. Not to mention that Coachella, Bonnaroo, EDC and more are just around the corner. Sometimes though, with that insane vortex of information swirling around us, content slips through the cracks. Today is a perfect example of that, as we bring you our SXSW interview with German sensation Milky Chance.

We won’t take up any more time with how this amazing interview should have come out a long time ago. Instead, we ask that you please sit back, relax, and enjoy the read.

TMN: So first off, let’s talk about SXSW. How’s it going so far?

Philipp: We had our first show yesterday.It was really good. It was pretty late at 12, and we’re still kind of like adjusting to the time shift, so it was really late for us, but it was a cool show. And yeah, it seems to be like, I mean it’s a huge festival. I just looked in the thing like where all the artists are named, and it’s crazy.

Clemens: The sad thing about when you come here and see all the artists that you want to see but you don’t have time because you’re so busy, and you’ve got like 5 gigs in 3 days, and doing interviews, and on and on. So, that’s kind of the bad side of a showcase festival.

TMN: We feel your pain. (Laughs) Yeah, our schedule is just back-to-back all the way down, trying to run across the city. So, I saw on Facebook you guys are doing its #AroundTheUSIn80Days, is that the hashtag you guys are using? Talk to us about that a little bit.

Philipp: Umm yeah, I mean it was pretty funny. We were sitting here on the way to America, and we were just talking like how could we name the hashtag?

Together: 25,000 miles

Philipp: And, so that’s one time around the earth, so we were like yeah let’s name it like in one day uh around the world, and then it was like we are also 80 days in America, so we just kind of like, you know the movie?

Clemens: Around The World In 80 Days, so we just named it like this. It fits perfectly. It was really funny.

TMN: How has the reception been for you guys in the States? We have to imagine that like in Germany, you guys kind of have your home crowd and stuff like that, but when you first came over here and started doing shows before this stint

Philipp: Maybe people are a little more extroverted, like a little bit more enthusiastic, but I don’t know, it’s hard to make a difference between nationalities of crowds because it just depends on the daily thing – like the mood, the venue, our mood, like spark…

Clemens: Spark in the air

Philipp: So, yeah maybe probably a little more crazy? But in a good way. Besides that, I don’t know, I don’t think there’s a big difference.

TMN: Have you had any cities in the U.S. stand out in particular?

Philipp: San Francisco was awesome.

Clemens: I liked New York as well. We played in the Bowery Ballroom.
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