Ever 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…
I know these things
Broken Glass (Radio Edit)
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.
Pumpkin Spice lattes. The telltale sign that summer is getting kicked the hell out. Except for those cities where the cool, crisp air seems like a distant dream as you continue to wipe away your sweat ‘stache on the reg. It’s ok though. No matter if you are sitting in front of your portable air conditioner that only hits one room of your house or you’re snuggled up in layers, many, many wonderful layers, we’ve got a playlist for ya to fill up the hot or cold space around you.
Whilk and Misky
Why You Running Away? (Demo)
Everything is fine
When 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…
My Heart Is Not A Machine
You Shouldve Seen The Other Guy
We Are the Map
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.
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.”
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.