[Fresh] San Fermin – Sonsick (Vacationer Remix)

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San Fermin
Sonsick (Vacationer Remix)

We’ve been hooked on San Fermin’s meticulously crafted album for a while now. It’s a artfully composed piece of brain candy, which is why it’s been getting a significant spot in our rotation here at TMN HQ. Today though, we’re offering up Vacationer’s remix of the critically-acclaimed single ‘Sonsick’.

The track takes on a playful sound, infusing a danceable beat with oriental influences. While it is a dancier interpretation, Vacationer succeeds in not overly breaking down the original. The vocals are left in tact, which maintains that important connection we look for in a solid remix.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2013 Round #1)

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If any of you currently reside or have resided in a traffic ridden city, then you are fully aware of what a difference a simple 5 minutes can make. For example, if you leave at 4:59 pm, you could possibly be throwing yourself into moving at the speed of snail all the way home, but it you leave at 5:04, you’re golden. Straight shot to the promise land. 5 minutes will make you or break you. Luckily, this playlist you find below, and every one before and after it, is a continuous play of wonderful, stress reducing indie masterpieces to help you through your ride home, no matter if you are trapped in a gridlock of madness or you are flying through lanes with your hair blowing in the smog. Don’t worry your pretty little head. The Indie Dojos got you.

Jordan Klassen
Piano Brother
Evan & The Brave
Lil Monster
The Little Kicks
All I Need
Spark Alaska
Hidden Edelweiss
Andy Clockwise
Murphys Law
Son Lux
Easy
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[Folk] Fossil Collective – Half Light

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Fossil Collective
Half Light

There’s something to be said about being swaddled as a child. You may have just read that first sentence and wondered what the hell i’m talking about, but stay with me. Swaddling comforts and infant child. We can’t really tightly wrap ourselves in a blanket at this age though. For one, everyone would think we’re crazy. Secondly, we couldn’t access our glass of bourbon or iPhone. So, we have to result to something else.

Enter Fossil Collective. This Leeds based indie folk outfit just wrapped us up in a blanket full of vocals and put us to bed. No fussing. No tossing and turning. Lights out. Coupled with those comforting vocals are folk sounds that are as classic as the day is long. With soft strumming guitars, understated keys and a slow repitious percussion, we’re lost in a pacifying world of familiarity.

The new song appears on their self-produced EP, The Water, which will be released digitally on October 29th. Keep an eye out for it.

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[MP3 Playlist} Indie Dojo (September 2013 Round #4)

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In a music lull? Yeah, it happens to the best of us. Even though we are constantly inundated with new music at every moment, we damn well know quantity does not equal quality. But no need to fret, being the ninjas we are we like to scour around the internets looking for that one new song to reignite your dying flame. And if not this week, try again next week. Our persistence is bound to pay off at some point…..

 

Ciaran Lavery
Awful Love
Daniel James
A Lonely Man
Super Food
Bubbles
Trwbador
Carpet Burns
Dog Is Dead
Get Low
Joshua Burnside
BLACK DOG SIN
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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Pre-tour Interview with Lucy Rose

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We’ve been fans of Lucy Rose for quite some time now. Her emotion rich lyrics and gorgeous tone captured our hearts, and we’ve never looked back.

We recently found out that Lucy was crossing the Atlantic to embark on a North American tour. While she’s been here before, she’s never been here as a headliner. Until now. With this tour already underway, we shot over a few select questions to get a little bit of insight into the tour.

TMN: Hi Lucy! Thank you so much for taking some time to have a virtual sit down with us today. Let’s start off by talking about how this tour came to be. This is your second time touring the states, but your first time as a headliner. What are you most looking forward to?

LR: Having the band with me so we can play the songs how they should be heard.

TMN: Having been to the states before, what was your favorite city?

LR: Albany NY, just because I’d never heard of it before and we were lucky enough to spend a day off there. Went into the local record shop and the guy that owned the shop bought five of my CD’s to help me out. First time that’s ever happened and then we all went out together to a gig to see an awesome band called Fancy Tramp. Really cool city.

TMN: And looking ahead to this tour in particular, is there any city that you’re really looking forward to playing for?

LR: We’re going to a lot of places that I’ve never been to before, so I’m looking forward to so many places. I’ve heard Nashville is pretty awesome and that’swere my label Thirty Tigers are based so I can’t wait for that.

TMN: We know you have a lot of planning to do for this trip, and it must be stressful.Do you have any routines you go through when touring to make sure you have everything buttoned up?

LR: Luckily for me my tour manager does all the organizing so I have one less thing to worry about, then the main thing is passport, never forget your passport.

TMN: What are three things you can’t live without when you’re on the road?

LR: Steam inhaler, music, guitar.

TMN: Alright, let’s ask a few silly questions, just for fu. When you’re in America, the one thing you have to eat is…

LR: Chilli dog from Ben’s Chilli Bowl in Washington DC.

TMN: If you could spend a day or two of vacation in any of your tour stops, which city would you most like to vacation in?

LR: Las Vegas and it’s happening!

TMN: Name the one thing you miss most about home when you’re on the road.

LR: A good cup of tea.

TMN: If you were going to bring home a souvenir from America for your best friend, what would it be?

LR: Basketball shirt.

Ok, that’s all we have for you, for now at least. We can’t wait to talk about your music when you get to Denver. Safe travels!!

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Middle Of The Bed
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2013 Round #4)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaEver have one of those days that feels a little less than ninja. You sleep through your alarm only to jump out of bed and stub your toe while continuing your graceful entrance into the world by spilling coffee all over the white shirt you never wear because….you spill shit. Yup, it happens to the best of us. Don’t worry though. Whenever you finally get to a safe place, away from pencils that can randomly fly into your eye and far from being a bird’s easy target, we’ve got a little something to help you get your ninja back and all you have to do is hit play…

Ora Cogan
Waterbound
Thomas Johnson
I know these things
Avaberee
Lover of Mine
CAJITA
Broken Glass (Radio Edit)
ABI WADE
Boxer

 

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Manicanparty – Monarch [TMN PREMIERE]

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Monarch (Acoustic)

It is no secret, we have a special place in our hearts at TMN for female vocalists and we continue to be happily stunned with how many talented ladies are out there.

Today, we are premiering “Monarch”, a simply beautiful song by Manicanparty. The duo is made up of Jessica Corazza and Patrick Morrissey, two talented musicians who have been friends since high school. Corazza’s voice is soft, soothing and yet completely striking as in, I could listen to her sing for hours and be perfectly content. The duos music cannot be categorized, it is a mix of soft electro pop, soaring vocals and catching tribal rhythms. Listening to “Monarch” feels quietly magical, as if you are flying along gently with a butterfly through the intriguing vocals and melodies enriched with welcoming guitars and banjo. This duo has their debut EP coming out October 1st and we can’t wait to hear more picturesque music from them.

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