[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2016 Round #2)

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The internet can sometimes be an overwhelming, frightening black abyss of indie music. Which is why we don’t mind being your middle ninja. We spend most of our days swimming though what seems to be a never ending black hole of good and bad anyways, so why not filter it into one solid playlist? It’s really no sweat off our back.

’BOYBOY – VICES’
’Ruby Empress – Deluca’
’Firewood Island – All In Line’
’The King’s Parade – Gathering the Pieces of a Broken Heart’
’Postcards From Mars – Into The Unknown’
’Land of Trees – Wild Wind’
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[Folk] Someday River – Sleeping Sideways

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Someday River
Sleeping Sideways

There’s no doubt about it – summer is peeking her sunny head around the corner, beckoning on those who are looking forward to a few months filled with road trips, late night camping sessions, and the necessary backyard BBQs. Per usual, we’ve already started our hunt for warm-weather indie folk tunes to populate our playlists, and Orlando-based Someday River just added a doozy into the mix.

Led by Greyson Charnock, this encapsulating outfit draws listeners in with stunning guitar work, sweeping drum patterns, and groovy basslines, all of which are rooted in a delightfully familiar folk structure. It’s the kind of music you picture as the soundtrack to your warm-weather adventures, casually tapping you on the shoulder to let you know you had one hell of a time.

Follow Someday River on Facebook to get updates on their upcoming EP, which is where you’ll find this dazzling little gem.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2016 Round #1)

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Crazy day already? We’ve got a pretty chillax Indie Dojo for you, all queued up and ready to go. Go ahead…Take a listen. It’ll probably be good for you.

’Two Feet – You’re So Cold’
’The Beegles – Semaphore’
’Alexander Biggs – Out In The Dark’
’Wild Honey – This Time’
’Samson The Truest – Real’
’The Land Below – Hand In My Pocket (Alanis Morissette)’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2016 Round #4)

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Ever have one of those days when you find yourself driving around in complete silence ’cause you just can’t find a damn thing to listen to and you dare not turn on the radio? Well, today is not that day, because we’re here to slice that awkward silence with Indie Dojo sword.

’johan – stard(us)t’
’Rivvrs – I Will Follow You (Reprise)’
’Common, Dear – Learn To Breathe’
’Johnny Jarko – Lost In Thought’
’Szymon – Floods’
’Chymes
Oracle’
’Covenhoven – Past Life’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2016 Round #3)

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Just when you think you have heard enough of your played out music collection, Tuesday rolls around and the Indie Dojo surprises you with a whole new batch of songs to add to your arsenal.

’The Wild Wild – Sing’
’Luke Rathborne – Losing It’
’Millesim feat. Mafalda – Figured Out’
’Anteros – Breakfast’
’Bows – Farewell Song’
’Winterpills – Freeze Your Light’
’Louis Berry – Laurie’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2016 Round #2)

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You know when you’re having one of those days when it feels like life is just eating you whole, but then you take a moment to put on one of you all time favorite jams and you find yourself floating on a cloud of blissful nothings? We all do and it’s pretty ok to lose your stability in the real world sometimes. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t. And in those times, there is nothing quite like the warm blanket of your musical comfort zone. But hey, if you’re ever feeling a little adventurous, come take a magical mystery tour with us. We’ve got enough Indie Dojos to take you around the world and back again, whenever you are ready to be grounded.

’Caro – Admit / Resist’
’Strong Asian Mother – The More That I’
’Hudson Scott – Whale’
’SAÍGO – So Natural’
’Nawas – So Low’
’Atlas Bound – Softer Still’
’Cardinal – anchor up to me…’
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Brooke Bentham – Oliver [TMN PREMIERE]

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Oliver

Brooke Bentham has already experienced quite a bit at just the young age of 19. Three years ago, she crafted her debut song, “We’ll Be Ghosts,” which showcased the expansive reach of the internet, the blogosphere, and the millions of scouring music nerds who search for upcoming talent each and every day. It took off. So much so, that it overwhelmed her, causing her to pull the track down from the fawning attention.

Over the past few years, she’s been honing her craft, making sure that she felt comfortable with her art being listened to by the masses, and we’re gleefully bringing you the first look at it. “Oliver” delivers all of the spine-tingling beauty you would hope from Bentham’s return, showcasing both her raw power and calculated vocal finesse. It’s backed by understated guitar work, and accentuating percussion, which serves as the perfect backdrop to become completely spellbound by each lyric. Try it out and see. We’re pretty sure you’ll stop in your tracks, unable to do anything but just listen.

The future for this budding young artist is bright and sunny, with sold out rooms and charmed fans dotted along the path. Make sure to keep up with her on Facebook to follow along.

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