Ever hear a song for the first time and your immediate response is “Really?? Someone let them go out like that???” Unfortunately, we know that reaction all too well. Now, we ain’t promising you’re gonna fall madly, deeply in love with every song on the Indie Dojo, but we do promise to drop kick as many craptastic ones as we can. And if you think otherwise, by all means, let us know. Suggestions, comments and/or rants as always welcome over at allegra[at]themusicninja.com. The flood gates have been opened.
Smooth Hound Smith
Black Holes featuring Rocco DeLuca
The Little Boy Lost
Calling All Gamma Rays
Fire & Theft (LP Version)
You may remember how we featured a cover of Usher’s “Climax” by this eclectic London-based band last year. We’re happy to say that Mt. Wolf returns with yet another dream-like track, “Veins”, off their second EP. Kate Sproule’s formidable vocals are reminiscent of Elena Torna’s delicate voice from indie folk band Daughter. Rest assured, the tune’s composition of transcendental synths, soft strings, and an impassioned voice will undoubtedly leave you in nothing less than a utopian state.
Sink into the full effect of their second EP Hypolight, available now.
Or indulge into the official music video for their leading single “Hypolight“.
When you are down in the dumps, music can be the perfect amount of motivation you need to get right back up to solid ground . And sometimes, if you decide to stew in your own misery and turn on the “broken hearts club” playlist, it can drag you down right along with it. Funny how strong of a hold it has on us. We are basically putty in the hands of music. So whether you are having a good day or a shitastic one, let the indie dojo be your motivational speaker for the next 20 minutes. This particular list just happens to have a PowerPoint of positive vibes all prepared and ready to go….
Bronze Radio Return
Owen Steel et al
The Green Apple Sea
Please Slow Down
Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)
This weekend, folk trio Daughter take on “Get Lucky”, the ubiquitous new comeback single by Daft Punk (whose official artwork is above). It’s exactly what you might expect, in the most unexpected way, and a definite “must listen”. Check it out.
Out Of The Shadows
I can picture it now: soft sand under my body, waves lapping against the California coastline, and the incessant ramblings of a Venice hustler echoing in the background. Yeah, it’s almost summertime. You know what we love most about this season around these parts? Gorgeous coastal folk rock. There’s nothing quite like lying back in the sand with the sun beating on your face, listening to some infectious sounds.
Santa Monica based Opus Orange is here to provide just that. The meticulous and elegant guitar work provides the perfect soundscape for the lead singer’s soft folky vocals. Sit down, unwind, and take a listen for yourself. This sweet jam is a re-release peek at their soundtrack for The Muir Project’s “Mile… Mile And A Half”. Full soundtrack to be released on May 14, 2013.
As music lovers, we are constantly on the search, whether consciously or subconsciously, for a musical soul-mate. One who will enjoy the same genre as we do or is completely open to listening to something new. Which makes us feel really cool ’cause that means we get to introduce someone to something they have never heard before. And if the relationship, friend or lover, decides to fizzle, we have forever engraved our presence into their brain. That song = our face.
In our minds, to be with someone who despises the music library we have spent years piecing together would only be relationship murder. This can definitely make the search for the one a little more complicated then we would like to believe. So, if you happen to be so lucky to have found the ying to your musical yang, cheers to you. If you are still kicking dirt down the long and windy road of failed love connections, don’t worry, we won’t judge. In fact, think of the Indie Dojo as your booty call. We will always be here when you need us. And when things get serious with someone else, we won’t be jells. Just promise not to fall into the black hole of a relationship and come say hi every once in while. In return, we promise to not make it awkward…
The Valleys (Feat Tanya Auclair & Milly Blue)
Trouble In The Wind
Over and Over
Annie and The Beekeepers
Wake Up Mama
In the midst of all madness we see possessing the world around us, even the toughest Ninja needs an escape. The indie dojo is here to guide you on the journey to your happy place…even if only for the length of a 6 song playlist.
If the People Stare (demo)
Flower Honey Bee