The East Collective
With a fair bit of industry hype – The East Collective are one of East London’s best kept secret. The 4 peice draw on the dynamics of a the beatbox, add in some tight vocals, catchy guitar licks and scattered piano to create a really unique sounding folk/funk feel. We featured these guys back in 2012 and now they’re back from the studio with their new track ‘Whomp!’. Yes – it’s catchy and yes.. i’ve been playing this way to many times. What do you think?
The East Collective – Facebook | Official | Soundcloud | Twitter
Check out their video for the track too here
Wild Country (Teen Daze Remix)
In case you missed it, we reviewed Wake Owl‘s recent indie EP, Wild Country (hint: we think it’s pretty beautiful). This week, the folksy acoustics of the title track are stripped away and replaced by the cascading, psychedelic electronic ambiance from Canadian producer Teen Daze. The remix is (excuse the pun) wildly different than the original — everything from the mood to its textures have been altered — but somehow still just as powerful and captivating. Listen in above.
Plagued by a power outage as the result of a random and crazy Los Angeles windstorm, (Palm Tree branches falling to their death at an incredible rate are no joke) the Indie Dojo is brought to you from a local coffee shop who is kind enough to lend a free WiFi connection with purchase. Point being, wind, sleet, hail, snow, tornadoes, earthquakes and/or more, the Indie Dojos got you. Resilient MFer’s we are.
The May Birds
Wait For Me
Oh So Quiet
Motorcycle Journey (demo)
SHEPHERD AND THE SHEEP
Iron and Wine
Mr. Sam Beam, aka Iron and Wine, is back with a new album titled Ghost On Ghost. We shared one of its tracks, the jazzy, brass-heavy “Lovers’ Revolution”, with you back in January (and also above). But now, a week before its official release on Nonesuch Records, we’re happy to announce that the entire LP is available to stream thanks to the kind folks at NPR.
Stream Iron and Wine’s Ghost On Ghost here.
Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix)
By now you know how enraptured we are by London’s folk rock trio Daughter, but did you know we also have a soft spot for New York electronic duo The Chainsmokers? We’ve featured a number of their remixes in the past, but this one, “Medicine”, is especially breathtaking as it features both artists. Listen to it above, and below, the remixing pair share a few words about the rework:
“We heard this song on a depressing cold winter day in NYC (it can get pretty bad) but as soon as we heard the haunting voice of Elena from Daughter and the bands equally incredible wallowing piano chords, we didn’t necessarily feel happier, but we fell in love with the song and knew we had to try give our Chainsmokers touch to it without ruining the already beautiful song.”
Welp, spring break is pretty much over. But no need putting on the sad ninja pants. It only means we are that much closer to warmer days, skimpy clothing, songs about summer love, BBQs, beach parties and plenty of indie dojos to make all those things 1000 times better.
Cowboy Indian Bear
Trying To Reach You (Official Audio)
Oh, Hiding Out
“Youthern”, by London two-piece Cloud Boat, will literally break your heart. The track is built atop a persistent hum that seeps in and shakes up the very fibers of your senses, and, though for the most part it uses a simple, minimalist approach — ghostly electronic tinges peppered throughout — it carries the weight of a very heavy heart. Similar to James Blake‘s somber, grief-stricken material, “Youthern” is the kind of song whose hurt you really can’t get enough of. The chorus alone (“Come down with us, come down with us…) is a killer.
“Youthern” is off the duo’s forthcoming album, Book of Hours, due out May 27th via R&S/Apollo.