Running away from Christmas jingles? We feel ya. They started bombarding us with that crap the day after Halloween. TOO SOON. Just too soon. It’s cool though. You can ninja your way right out of the tinsel and jingle bells with a good ol’ Indie Dojo. Happy Indiedays!
The Walking Who
Salmon Arms (Acoustic)
When the Darkness Comes
It’s always difficult to pull ourselves out of bed come Monday morning, especially if we just came off an epic weekend. Well, we found ourselves in that situation this morning, but it wasn’t as difficult to jump up and get on our computers. You can probably guess why, but if not, we’ll fill you in. It’s because of “When the Darkness Comes.”
Following up on the successful release of “Satellite,” neo-soul singer/songwriter JP Cooper once again displays his musical dexterity, providing listeners with a delightful taste of his sparkling talent. Set to uplifting tempo of soaring piano chords, short bursts of brass, interspersed guitar strums, and haunting gospel-style hums, “When the Darkness Comes” surges with truly radiant songwriting ingenuity.
The impassioned lyrics remind of us of other timeless pieces, glowing with the undeniable energy of Cooper’s embracing tone, range, and cadence. In a slight state of awe, we’re left saying, “2015 should be one hell of a year for this Manchester-based talent.”
And it will. “When the Darkness Comes” drops in January on an EP that boasts the same name, and we’re pretty damn sure it’s going to make some waves. Make sure to pre-order your copy by clicking here.
It’s about that time of year where everything seems to fly by. It’s like we blink and the end of the year is here. There is almost no stopping our tailspin into the point of no return. Unless, you take the time to slow yourself down. Step out of the dust and into your Indie Dojo Zone. It won’t stop the clock per say, but it might give you a change to ninja yourself into minute of clarity.
Matthew and Me
We Are The People
We know we don’t typically do premieres at 9AM on a Sunday morning, but this glowing beaut from dream folk outfit Still Parade was just too fitting to pass up.
If we can speculate, we will safely assume that most of you had a great night out on the town last night. With that being said, you’re going to need some cooling, calming, and peaceful tunes to slowly come out of your self-induced coma. On the other hand, you could have called it an early night, looking forward to getting some stuff done around the house today. Either way, “Hunter” is the perfect start to the last day of your weekend.
Released today as a stand alone free download, this tune is a gift to everyone that has supported them over the past year or so. Take it as an early holiday gift, and what a gift it is. In true Still Parade fashion, we once again have found ourselves slowly drifting into a state of sheer, unadulterated bliss, to the tune of airy synths, rhythmic percussion and Niklas’ stunning vocals.
As with most of their releases, we fully expect “Hunter” to follow suit, garnering hundreds of thousands of plays and the unwavering adoration of the blogoshpere. And, we’re once again thrilled to be kicking things off.
A Calendar Life
There’s no doubt about it. When looking at the calendar, a lot of anxiety tends to pop up around the end of the year. For some people, it could be the stress of the holidays. Or maybe it’s the fact that another year has come to pass them by. Regardless of what the reason is, we’re always looking for ways to escape, if even for just a few blissful minutes.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by one of the aforementioned situations and in need of slowly drifting away into the calm, look no further. Bristol-based folk singer/songwriter Rob Bravery is ready and willing to lend a helping hand, and is doing so through his dreamy tune “A Calendar Life.”
Riding along with a lackadaisical strum of an acoustic guitar, one can’t help but get completely lost in Bravery’s stunning vocals. His tone is delightfully warming, beautiful on its own and even more so when accentuated by the soft humming harmonies in the background. While the song may take on a glowing, tranquil and beautiful persona, the video illustrates a much different interpretation, displaying quite the lonely scene. Perhaps it’s an interpretation of his time in Berlin, or perhaps it’s meant to be from the present, looking back at those times. Whatever it is, it’s downright entrancing, encouraging us to press play again and again.
Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE Thanksgiving, but maybe we should stop trying to fit all our gratefulness into one day and spread it out over 365 days x how ever many years we decide to inhabit this planet. It shouldn’t be that hard to find one thing we are thankful for in every new day, right? There’s got to be a kabillion things, big or small, we can list off that we might not even thing of. So starting today and everyday, appreciate something that makes you smile. Today, we are grateful for unsigned musically inclined individuals, because without you, the Indie Dojo wouldn’t exist. And that….that would be a sad Tuesday.
Twice (Little Dragon Cover)
To have an open mind is to be willing to experience all the new glorious things. And since the world of “indie” music is like digging your hand into a bag full of glorious musical treats we have never heard before, we must be ready to embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly. Basically, what we are saying is…Go into every Indie Dojo with open ears and open hearts. If you hate the song, skip right over it. If you love it, dig deeper into the world that inspired the inspired. It’s a beautiful, vast musical world out there, but if you go in with ears wide shut, you might miss out on the next “can’t take this off repeat EVER” song…….and you know we all love finding those gems.
Glimmer of Bloom
Wake Me Up
Eliza Hull ft. Texture Like Sun
NEVER MIND THE FINE PRINT
Jackal and the Wind
Boat Thats Capsized