Sleep Millennium – Machines [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

After a long, arduous week, I often find myself slipping into a neat glass of whiskey, winding down with a choice selection of tunes. Sometimes the atmosphere lends itself to the dreary nature of the preceding days, which, coincidentally, seems to bring me up and out of my work-induced haze.

Among the usual cast — Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, Elliot Smith — there are always a spattering of up and coming acts, and Sleep Millennium is one of them. If you’re not quite up to speed with this Portland-based five-piece, don’t panic. You’ll be well acquainted after today.

“Machines” is the latest offering from Josh Schroeder (vocals, guitar), Miranda Vettrus (synth, guitar, vocals), Ronan Baker (guitar, vocals), Jarred Venti (bass, vocals) and Joshua Hawkins (drums, vocals). As expected, this offering is absolutely gorgeous; a well-thought out and well-produced gem through and through.

With crackling atmospheric noise and dancing keys setting the tone at the get-go, “Machine” subtly comes out of a deep slumber. Soft, acoustic strumming and Josh’s enveloping vocals are warm and familiar, however, the addition of sparingly-used, piercing, electric guitar riffs particularly grabbed a hold of me. In fact, I couldn’t help but notice the nod to Pink Floyd here, whether it was intentional or subconscious.

If you’re digging “Machines,” make sure to tune in for the rest of the debut full album, which officially releases in April of 2018.

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Indie Dojo (Noun): A list of awesome indie music pulled from the depths of the internet for you to listen to for free. And if you don’t know, now you know.
’Mitch King
Burning’
’Handkerchief Thief
Salted Skin’
’Lick Twist & Gold Spectacles – Lights On Lights Out’
’Fellow Bohemian
Calm & Modern’
’Harvey Causon – Alliance’
’Sean Christopher – Paper Plane Pilot’
’Marle Thomson
HOME (ACOUSTIC)’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2017 Round #3)

Today is the day! Today is the day you hear something new…or something you’ve heard before but completely forgot about. Or maybe none of those things will happen. But hey, that’s ok there’s always next week!

’Winston Surfshirt – Same Same’
’Terrible Sons – White Ribbon’
’Lost Beach
Classless Man’
’Morning Bear
You’re Right’
’Local Phonies
Changeling’
’Henry Jamison
Sunlit Juice’
’Mobley Swoon’
’Jack Conman
Uproar’
’Yasker
Yesterday’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2017 Round #2)


Well, here we are. Another Tuesday, another Indie Dojo for us to enjoy. Not much room for complaining here.

’Of Jones – Atropa Belladonna’
’Pink Skies – Gettin’ Old’
’Superparka
GIRL’
’Dr. Doctor
Turbulence’
’Nona – Hold Up (Beyonce Cover)’
’Sam Valdez
Hours’
’Lean Year – “Come and See”‘
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[Indie-Folk] Kidswaste feat. Hunting Stories – Fade

Kidswaste
Fade (ft. Hunting Stories)

At The Music Ninja, we’re all about pushing new and undiscovered talent to the forefront, and simultaneously we are major advocates of acknowledging the growth of artists who’ve already established a name for their self. That’s where Kidswaste fits into this.

Following the success of his early 2017 EP Spleen, the French singer/songwriter, producer and instrumentalist makes his return with a heart-rendering single, “Fade.” He enlists the smoky vocals of Hunting Stories that perfectly complement the track’s dynamic folk-infused indie electronic style.

We can’t seem to get “Fade” out of our heads – and nor do we want to – with its relatable lyrics and chorus that immediately sticks. The song showcases just how far the artist has come in his abilities and leaves us begging to know what else he has in store. Get a copy of the track today and stay tuned for more as Kidswaste just got signed to Counter Records alongside Odesza, Giraffage and more!

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Introvert or extrovert, doesn’t matter. The Indie Dojo will work for you either way. Keep it all to yourself or share with others. All will be good as long as someone gets a listen.
’Alex The Astronaut – Not Worth Hiding’
’The Howl & The Hum
Manea’
’The Empty House Band – Sweeter The Sound’
’Haarm
Valentine’
’Diskopunk
Fire’
’Lowly – Prepare the Lake’
’King Garbage – Forbidden Lovers (SUS025)’
’Easy Wanderlings – Dream To Keep Us Going’
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Tunesday Tuesday, Taco Tuesday, brand new Indie Dojos. It appears that Tuesdays are HIGHLY underrated. We’ll get on fixing that, but for now, enjoy the gifts from this beautiful day.
’Adrian Fade
Cruel’
’Dang Clets
Lines’
’Count Counsellor – Open Eyes’
’Joseph of Mercury – Find You Inside’
’Raj Chrome – The Key’
’Feng Suave – Sink into the Floor (Single)’
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