If you’re having a bad day, press play and close your eyes. Let the soft, feathery vocals of Still Parade take you away to a better place.
Coming off the Fields EP (out on Serve & Volley Records) , “Reunion” offers us another listen to vocals that completely overtake what you’re doing, demanding that you stop, listen and enjoy. As we saw with “Actors,” they have a knack for creating slow-building, progressive folk, that eventually crecendos into a melodic climax. This time around, we hear the inclusion of some powerful drumming and trumpet work, which creates a charging summertime folk tune that’s worthy of whatever adventures lie ahead.
Lyrically, this tells a story that any person can relate to. Check out what they had to say about the inspirations behind “Reunion.”
When I was 15, I spent some time with this girl, who was a bit older and she left this really big impression on me. I was in love, but things never got serious. And I kept thinking about this when I wrote “Reunion”. I imagine, how it would be if we’ve met and if things would have been different. There were all these pictures in my head and I tried to put them in this song.
May 6th. The day the quirky “Cindo De Drinko” term doesn’t seem so quirky anymore. We might not have the best hangover cure for all those tequila shots you slammed last night, but we do have a playlist that takes minimal effort to listen to. Just keep the volume on low if you really, really need to.
We All Need Something (feat. Jade Lawhon)
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
Believe (by Cher)
Tis’ the season for music festivals and summer shows. Hopefully, you were smart enough to save up some money to hit up every show on your list. But if not, it’s ok. We’ve created a virtual show for you right here. We know, we know, it’s not the real thing, but sometimes it’s a good thing to dust off the old imagination and get lost in the music. Don’t knock it till you try it….
It Is What It Is (Blood Orange Cover)
Tears & Marble
What Is Love (cover)
End Of The World (Rare/Acoustic Version)
Sometimes we take music for granted. We’re so used to having it around, we forget to take a moment and appreciate all the talented people in the world that fill our silence with glorious sounds. But imagine the world sans music for a second. Sounds like a horrible, horrible nightmare, doesn’t it? Luckily, this could never happen. And even if it did, the Indie Dojo’s got an arsenal of sweet, sweet lullabies to send you back into blissful dreams full of guitars, drum machines, violins, triangles, shakers, tambourines, djembes ….and the list goes on and on and on….and on. You know where to find us.
Fox and Fowl
Birds On A Wire
Tom Misch & Carmody
Sick of hearing about Coachella? We understand. Just press play and you won’t hear another word about it….for now.
Arling & Cameron
NY is burning (small speaker_320kb)
Oaksome Gust (WIP)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Shine (Kygo Remix)
Fresh off of his sold-out debut gig in London, Kygo has been slowly starting to assert himself as one of the world’s electronic giants. It seems with every passing release the downtempo, melodic dance artist rockets to the top of every blog aggregator or college dance radio chart within hours, and we think his latest rework will be no different. Again, our cruise director has taken an act who on paper has no business even being mentioned within the confines of the dance world, and flips the tune for a beautiful spin through his eyes, this time on Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s “Shine”. Right out of the gate, a charming pan-flute bolstered by a little shaker induced four-four clap segue wonderfully into those unmistakable Leftwich vocals, which themselves are thickened up with a bit of reverb as well. You might have heard this one on Kygo’s recent mix for BBC Radio One’s Diplo & Friends radio show, and if you were anything like us, you couldn’t wait for its official release. We think this will be the perfect recovery tune for our friends getting back from Indio today, so take her for a spin and snag a free download here.
Music does something for our souls. Something magical, something memorable, something we all can’t live without. Which is why we are happy to bring you a plethora of songs on the daily. We are happy making you happy with something that makes us all happy. Happiness! Yay!
St Paul & The Broken Bones
Dead Things PT II
Dont Let Go (En Vogue Cover)