[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2019 Round #1)

Before we know it, summer will be over. The slightly good news is summer may fade, but an Indie Dojo is forever.
’Talkie – Bummer Summerrr’
’Paco Versailles – Unwind’
’Boy Pablo – Never Cared’
’Toby Johnson – Isla’
’Sean Kennedy – Young & Depressed’
’okmoon – Harpoon’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2019 Round #4)

Why waste time say lot word when few indie dojo tracks do trick?
’El Rocko – Half The Day’
’Make Friends – Drop Naked’
’The Tame and the Wild – Cold Is The Water’
’Mike Edel – Slowly’
’We Are All Fossils – Just A Little Spark’
’Katie Buchanan – The Hardest Part’
’surup – Best Time’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2019 Round #3)

Whatever brought you to this Indie Dojo was truly meant to be. Just hit play and you will see. K, maybe we’ll just skip the poetry and stick to what we do best. Finding all the good indie jams and putting them together into a lovely little playlist just for you, boo.

’Fake Dad – Can U B My Home?’
’Mattie Leon – Boy’
’Andrew Phelan – Charlottetown’
’James Beau Barclay – Want Me’
’Portair – You Should Go’
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Thin Lear – Your Family [TMN PREMIERE]

Back in February, I had the pleasure of bringing you a first listen to Thin Lear’sGuesthouse.” Just a few months later, I’m back with another premiere from this endearing, up-and-coming, Queens-based artist.

A softer, more subtle offering than what we heard previously, “Your Family” is an openhearted take set to soft, acoustic fingerpicking and layers of strings and piano. It’s authentic, speaking clearly from an organic, soulful, and emotive space. When asked about the meaning behind it, Thin Lear had this to say:

This song took me a while to write, and even longer to record, as I don’t think I fully understood what I was singing about when I initially wrote it. At the time, I had recently watched someone close to me lose their partner of many decades, and their resulting grief turned into this pattern of self-punishment and self-imposed exile.

The only way they eventually broke out of it was when they started to remember the foundational love their partner had given them. When they stopped thinking about the loss, and started thinking about what they had received and imparted in return, I could sense that person returning home again. Unfortunately, there’s this self-defeating mechanism in our brains that makes us think we deserve our grief. I watched this person climb out of that, and it was such a hard-earned victory.

We’ve now been introduced to a few tracks off of his upcoming debut album, Wooden Cave, which isn’t quite scheduled yet, but should be coming out at the end of summer. Until then, make sure to follow Thin Lear on Facebook, Spotify, and Twitter.

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

It’s about that time to stop what you’re doing and listen to a new Indie Dojo. Or just continue to do what you do and let the Indie Dojo serenade you in the background. Whatever works best.

’Friedberg – Go Wild’
’Johnny Utah – HONEYPIE (music video out now)’
’TimAyre – Laxx’
’Lanai – Follow the Sun’
’Podge – Yuka
Peno’
’Julia Church – Heartless (Kanye West Cover)’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2019 Round #1)

It’s about that time to start stacking up those summer playlists. Let this weeks Indie Dojo get that party started.

’3 Roses – WOMB’
’Pelicandy – White Sky’
’Clavvs – Lay Back’
’Dekleyn – CARS’
’Selmer – Thinkin’ Freely’
’Paradisia – What a Fool’
’Shook Twins – Stay Wild’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2019 Round #5)

Is it summer yet? Not quite, but it IS Tuesday, so here’s an Indie Dojo to tie you over.

’Yumi Zouma – Bruise’
’I know Leopard – All That She Cared About’
’Llovers – Without You’
’Joesef – Limbo’
’Emma Elisabeth – I’d Be Lying’
’Benedikt – Perfect Patterns’
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