[Indie] Still Parade – Fields

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Still Parade
Fields

Berlin-based songwriter and producer Niklas Kramer, known as Still Parade, has had a slow start with the release of his four-track EP “Fields.” Initially completed in 2013, tracks from the EP have been kept under the radar…until now. The premier of lead track Fields has left us in love with Still Parade.

There can honestly never be enough relaxing tracks like Fields in the world. This has such a feel-good melody that you can just get lost in. Fields doesn’t just have your typical indie-folk sound, though; there are bursts of electronic beats that are placed between the chilling instrumentals that make this track so amazing. These etherial electro-indie sounds are matched by the soft vocals of Niklas Kramer, creating a calm and dreamy tune that anyone with a love for indie could listen to for hours. Yes, hours.

The only negative about “Fields” is that you’re gonna have to wait until May 6th to stream and download the entire EP. But for now, ninjas, enjoy this track and get excited for what’s to come from Still Parade.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2013 Round #4)

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Work. Most of us gotta do it. Some of us love it, most of us hate it. If you love it, wonderful. Here’s a little playlist to add icing to that cake. If you hate it, we’re sorry. Here’s a little playlist to help you get through however many more hours you have until you break free. Rain or shine. We’re here for you.

Cousin Marnie
Youve Been Fooling Me Baby
Rodrigo Amarante
Hourglass
Goodbye Chanel
KALIFORNIA
River Tiber
Atlantis
Kyle Woods & Ryne Estwing
Nothing Left To Give
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[Indie/Pop/Folk] Zella Day – 1965

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Zella Day
1965

Arizona native artist Zella Day released ‘1965’ yesterday, the B-side of her forthcoming debut 7” to be released April 7th.

It is safe to say, this indie pop artist with a twist of influences from her Western life is quickly becoming one of my favorite new artists. Her almost electronic melodies mixed with her intense and captivating vocals is a collaboration like none other. Then put in the story her lyrics tell in a matter-of-fact manner and magic happens. Her ‘1965’ is a beautiful tale of love and of a world that two people once had with one another, as Day puts it, “…cut like diamonds we were made to last”. And last Day will, she has taken inspiration from artists such as Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan to find a voice and sound all of her own, assembled with her Western upbringing, Day will entice all who listen.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2014 Round #3)

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After a night of drinking green beer and Irish car bombs, loud noises and playlists are probably not the most appealing thing. But thanks to the internets, the Indie Dojo will still be here tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.

Vök
Before
Mansionair  
Hold Me Down (feat. Revier)
James Young
Parachute
Timothy Bloom
Stand In The Way (of My Love)
Novo Amor
From Gold
Lucy & the Caterpillar
Roads
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Sam Brookes – Kairo LP [Exclusive Full Stream]

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Early last week we reviewed Sam Brookes’s fantastic new LP, Kairo, describing it as

As a whole, this fan-funded 10 track LP (due out March 17th) is a transcendence-rich musical journey that is sure to be a mainstay in your collection for years to come.

Read full review here

Today we have the privilege to bring you an exclusive first look at the entire album days before it’s official release.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2014 Round #2)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaSo we lost an hour of sleep and YUP, it’s definitely gonna suck for the first couple days. But when you think about what the future of daylight savings time holds, it totally redeems itself. Long summer nights, beach days, close to zero clothing and the good ol’ soundtracks that will forever bring you back to the smell of suntan lotion and BBQs. Sounds pretty glorious, doesn’t it? We think so. Which is why we are more than more than happy to get you started on soundtrack part. Ya know, to get your mind off the lack of sleep and into the positive sunshiny, groove of spring. Enjoy….

Raury
Gods Whisper
Cathedrals
Harlem
Hoodlem
Old Friend
The Landing
Anxieties
Misun
Met You ft. Sammy Bananas (Cousin Cole & Nacey Edit)
Farao
The Hours
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Ruben Haze – Johnny Rocket Man [TMN PREMIERE]

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Ruben Haze has been grabbing the attention of the blogosphere worldwide in a strategic staggering of releases. This fictional character, comprised of Dirty South and vocalist Rudy Sandapa, released “City of Dreams” last week, which was something that some listeners were already somewhat familiar of. A lot of people remembered the vocals from the smash hit from Dirty South and Alesso, but none had heard the original version.

Today we’re excited to bring you another carefully selected tune from the debut four-track EP. “Johnny Rocket Man,” is a slow building, melodic folk tune that takes on a progressive nature. After a few times listening through, it’s easy to pick up on the associations of Dirty South’s production style in the studio, in this completely different genre. With calm, drifting finger picking, we’re taken on a lazy journey through emotion-rich lyrics from Sandapa. The track continues to gain momentum with the addition of some strings that allow the song to take on a much bolder and intense sound than we were originally expecting.

We’ve come to find that this EP has a very cinematic nature, boasting tremendous depth in it’s artistry. Make sure you pick it up on iTunes this Tuesday.

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