We’re not sure what it’s like on your part of the globe, but where we’re sitting, it’s sunny, warm and gorgeous. All of which is a complete treat compared to what we’re used to this time of year, so we’re gleefully indulging in it’s splendor, hanging out on the back porch with a beer, a smile, and a couple playful dogs.
Seafret comes in with a perfect, calming tune to add to our Sunday chill out playlist. Comprised of soft strumming, understated piano keys, and soaring strings section, “Oceans” does have a heavier message, but it’s still quite nice for the environment.
Made up from members Jack Sedman and Harry Draper, these two have artfully crafted a sound that’s truly encapsulating. They just showcased that sound at a few gigs at Sundance this last weekend. After seeing that, we were eagerly hoping for a SXSW appearance. Unfortunately, they’ll be in the UK at that time. Maybe next year?
Sure, musicians get writer’s block, but us listeners, we get something too. It’s like “The Music Library Block”. Those times when we can’t find anything to listen to, even though the plethora of songs we have collected over the span of our entire musical lives floats in a giant cloud that is easily accessible at all moments in time. It happens to us all. You know it does. We get bored of all our favorites and tired of everything else. But before you spend your day music-less because of the frustration of finding something to listen to, float your way over to the Indie Dojo. Our playlists go way, way back AND you can continuously stream if you so choose. Those blocks don’t stand a chance ’round these parts …
Far From You (EP Version)
Just Like Normal
Between Friends (Qrion remix)
We are already at the 3rd Indie Dojo for 2015. Guess time flies when you have good music to sail you through….
Thom Lion & The Tamers
Johnnie Lee Jordan
Drunktalk (Radio edit)
Dont You Worry Bout A Thing
How We Used To Love
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift Cover)
A week into the new year. How are those resolutions coming along? If one of them happens to be opening your ears and hearts to all new music, you’ve come to the right place. The Indie Dojo will help you conquer your goals for the next 359 days…and then some.
I Love You So
Oh Wonder has always kept a mysterious profile, as there’s little known about the British indie duo. What we do know, however, is that their release of a new song on the first of every month is always something to look forward to. For their first release of 2015, we have “The Rain”, a chill piece featuring a lo-fi approach and the group’s distinctive vocals. The way the they harmonize in octaves is highly addicting and the pure acoustic vibe of the tune, in some ways, resembles the sound of Daughter. As the synth comes in, the feel-good melody sounds oh so mellow. Even with its minimal vibe. you’ll be impressed by the complexity towards the end of the buildup, further cementing their original sound.
I’ve given all my love to you.
These chilling words will hit you right in the feels. Even though Oh Wonder only have five releases, they’ve quickly become a TMN favorite and accumulated well over a million spins on their SoundCloud page
. Their album, an accumulation of these monthly gems, will be coming out in September 2015. Let your emotions marinade for a second and enjoy this relaxing goodness.
2014 is finally drawing to a close, meaning it’s time to look back on the year that was. As music bloggers, most of our reflection is done through music. This year we’ve decided to bypass the obligatory rankings and lists that lead to inevitable disagreement and argument. Instead, four of our most noble editors took upon the task of arbitrarily selecting their favorites from the past twelve months and decided to share their picks with all of you. Think of it as one final gift from us for your continued support throughout 2014. We hope you enjoy the massive playlists we have below, and wish you a Happy New Years!
And here we are…..The stress of the holidays has been replaced by the excitement of the new year and the 52 new weekly Indie Dojo’s ahead! Cheers to a prosperous indie year!
You Made Us Change