[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2013 Round #2)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaWhen we focus on the million negative things that may get thrown at us in a day, we miss out on all the positive things that are going on around us. Some days might be little harder to find something to brighten it than others, but there is always something, no matter how simple it may be.  If you are having a hard time finding that something, we are more than happy to help. It’s been said that music is a very powerful healing tool. Put it in a playlist that is easy to access and who knows the powers it holds upon a crappy day. Hey…it never hurts to try…

Whitley
My Heart Is Not A Machine
Nonaphoenix
Go
Nathaniel Rateliff
You Shouldve Seen The Other Guy
Dakota Melin
The Sea
Gondola Music
We Are the Map
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[Folk] RY X – VAMPIRES

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RY X
VAMPIRES

A few weeks ago we wrote up Australian based folk artist RY X. With little information on his artistry, we wrote simply based on his exquisite vocal tone and calming folk instrumentals. While we still don’t have ample information on this ethereal vocaled newcomer, we’re once again finding ourselves being overwhelming impressed with his work.

“Vampires” is a slightly more upbeat release than what we’ve heard prior. With subdued guitar strumming, clashing symbols, rolling snare hits and of course RY X’s hauntingly enchanting vocals we’re left wanting more.

RY X’s released his “Berlin” EP on Swedish label Dumont Dumont back on August 28th. Make sure to pick it up, as we assure you won’t be disappointed.

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[Video] Reuben Hollebon – Faces (TMN PREMIERE)

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Reuben Hollebon
Faces

Reuben Hollebon’s recent electric, cinematic folk tune “Faces” now has a a visual association with it, and we couldn’t be happier. The rolling drums, subdued guitars, and steady bass line had created a perfect backdrop for Reuben’s powerful, emotionally charged lyrics, but today we get to see director Emma Rozanski’s interpretation of “Faces.”

The video, to be expected, is rather dark and troubling at times; showing people obviously dealing with conflicting emotions. When asked about the vision, Rozanksi said,

“The video was inspired by impressions that the song evoked of people adopting different personas and trying to come to terms with their contrasting personalities.”

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[Dream Folk] Still Parade – Health

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Still Parade
Health

Ethereal folk-pop outfit Still Parade has already begun to covet a healthy buzz amongst music professionals in all walks of the industry, and we here at TMN were keen to spread some more of that proverbial buzz when their newest single came across our desks. “Health” is a gorgeous, electronic hybrid take on contemporary folk and indie music; texturing pulsating layers of reverby vocals and delicate pads with the more organic acoustic elements emanating from much of today’s indie and folk.  ”Health” premiers today on 7″ vinyl through Serve & Volley Records as a Double-A side, and digitally through Akira. With only their second single after the melancholy Hype Machine smash “Actors”, Still Parade has us wide-eyed and waiting to see what else comes from this talented artist project, and we know you ninjas should be too.

 

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

indie-dojo-music-ninjaToday, many of us will experience the 3 day weekend withdrawals accompanied by the realization that summer is officially over. Never an easy thing to accept. So to help us ease back into the harsh realities, we’ve mixed a concoction of indie flavors to make our transitions back into the working world a little smoother.  And when you find yourself slipping into the sadness, just remember….Summer will be back. She always comes back…

Sons and Lovers
Black Light Dinner Party
Tangle
The Hics
De Verre
MAD
Sundays
World We Own
Pale.
Too Much
Subtle Ways
Wont Be Long

 

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

indie-dojo-music-ninjaMost of us tend to put a lot of shit on our plate. Overfeeding ourselves with stress, anxiety, anger..yada, yada, yada. We sure as hell wouldn’t pay for a plate of that crap at a restaurant, so why the hell waste our time cooking it up internally??? Mix it up a little. Infuse your Tuesdays with a little sugar, spice and everything Indie Dojo….It might be the best free sample you will every try.

Manor
Architecture
Gentlemen.
Sailor (Of The Cosmic Ark)
Eaves
Little Rock (demo)
Rainbow Chan
Haircut
Ghostlight Orchestra
Old Cities
Golden Boy
The OPears
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[Folk] RY X – Berlin

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RY X
Berlin

With RY X’s Berlin EP on Dumont Dumont coming just around the corner on August 28th, we had to make sure to provide some coverage so you guys would put this release on your radar.

There are not too many times you hear a vocalist as captivating as RY X, but today is one of those days. The vocal harmonies glide over soft finger picking so effortlessly. It’s almost painful it’s so damn good. The power and tone in his vocal structure reminds us somewhat of Patrick Watson, hitting high pitched notes with grace and ease that you just don’t hear all that often.

The EP is available on Spotify right now. We highly recommend heading over and indulging in the vocal intricacies that are RX Y.

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