Latest Folk Posts
As you may or may not know, SXSW is just around the corner. And if you don’t know now, you will soon, with blog coverage from here to Timbuktu. If you are so lucky to head to Austin next week, let this playlist serenade you in your plane, train or automobile ride to a week of magical musical bliss. And if the luck ain’t in your cards this year, try looking at the bright side. At least you still have a few Indie Dojo’s to play.
Loose Skin (November, You Curse Word)
Singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh pierces our hearts with this moving new track called “Bottled Up Tight”. The London artist, who previously released his debut EP Fail For You to much acclaim — couples his delicate, melting vocals with visual and poetic lyricism (“I feel the fire / I see the flame, set me alight / Bring me desire / Bottled up tight”). The track is honest, beautiful and, by the end, nearly burns its emotions into you, sure to leave quite the impressive scar on your musical soul. Listen in below and pick up his forthcoming Old Flint EP on April 15th via Raygun Records.
We’ve been following British folk duo Fossil Collective since their first “Let It Go” EP and now, a year later, we finally have our first taste of their eagerly anticipated debut album, “Tell Where I Lie”.
“Under My Arrest” is the first cut from the album to surface and has certainly been worth waiting for. A sweeping five-minute tapestry of delicately woven instrumentation and soaring harmonies, “Under My Arrest” highlights Fossil Collective’s confidence as songwriters and hints at the album’s potential to soundtrack those hazy summer afternoons.
Under My Arrest
“Tell Where I Lie” hits record stores on April 8th via Dirty Hit but is available to pre-order now.
What is the Indie Dojo good for? For those days when your eyes have been glued to a computer screen for an obscene amount of hours. When the whites of your eyes look like you confused Red Color 40 for Visine and it feels as if there are a million tiny men with lit torches running around in circles. In times of a much needed break from our technology driven world, we suggest this. Hit play on the Dojo, turn off your computer monitor or dim your laptop screen, lean back, and let your ears take the next shift.
Buried In the Murder
The Sea and Its Floor
Likely to be his most personal album yet — as it was written during a particularly trying time in his marriage — The Beast In Its Tracks by Josh Ritter is a record we’ve been anxiously waiting for. But now we don’t need to look any further, as the entire LP is currently streaming a week before it officially drops! A bunch of new tunes from a gifted singer-songwriter that has the power to move and captivate with just his voice and a couple of guitar strums? Count us in.
from The Beast in Its Tracks
Sure, the best things in life are often free but sometimes we have to pay a little something, something in order to make things a little better. We try to give you an abundance of free music here on the indie dojo playlists, but sometimes we have to contribute back to the indies by posting a non-downloadable Soundcloud link. So if you like it, go ahead and buy it. Same goes for the artists that are kind enough to share a free download or 2. Visit their facebook page, follow them on twitter, do whatever the social media revolution calls for. Ninjas helping ninjas. It sure is a beautiful thing.
The S That Stood for Nothing