Nothing says “I Love You” or “I Like You” quite like making someone a playlist. So, if you’re one of those, currently scrambling to find a few last minute gifts for those fantastic people in your life, we’ll let you take credit for finding some awesome indie jams and placing it all into a wonderful little playlist for them. After all, it is the season of giving and we love nothing more than a little bit of giving.
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Somewhere along Route 66 where decaying service stations quietly rest and rustling tumbleweeds cross regularly, “Sparrows” plays lightly in the background alongside cascading plumes of smoke from a Marlboro Red, the stale smell of old coffee, and rays of sunlight filtering through an aging strip of tint at the top of the windshield.
“Sparrows” brings to mind time-worn images like this.
The funny thing is, it just came out — yesterday, in fact. And already, it’s blanketing me with a delicate sense of nostalgia. I just can’t shake its gripping familiarity in an intriguing new package.
New Mystics and the man behind it are, perhaps appropriately, mysteriously shrouded, so there’s not much to disclose about this artist yet. That said, I’m certain that he has an old soul. The sheer power of these songwriting abilities feels like it would be at home on an old, dusty 45 getting broken out with a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle for one of those special occasions. The verses call on associations of one of the most iconic folk artists, Neil Young, while the choruses give way to memories of listening to Lennon and McCartney.
Its style beckons on the greats of 50 years ago, and the modern twist of the falsetto that floats in before the last run through the chorus brings this song solidly into 2017.
For both young and old music nerds across the globe, New Mystics is one to watch — open road ahead of you or not.
If you are a lover of all music like ourselves, you can most likely agree that it’s totally possible to go through genre phases. We pretty much love all types of music (with a few exceptions), but we sometimes get stuck listening to one specific kind for a longer period of time than another. This is not a bad thing at all, but this can cause us forget to step out and continue to explore this vast musical world in front of us. And that’s where the Indie Dojo comes into play. A eclectic concoction of indie tunes that will pull you out of the hole or maybe drill you deeper into the one you are already in. Who knows. Either way, its music. And who cares what we choose to swirl around in. As long as we love it and damnit we do.
From here on out, we are on the fast track to the end of the year. So if you need a moment to ground yourself, you can stop right here. Listen to an Indie Dojo or two or three. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving.
This week we give thanks to all the things we are grateful for. And there are SO MANY THINGS, we don’t even know where begin! So, we’ll start with the easy one. Today & everyday, we are grateful for talented indie artists who put their music out into the world so the less musically inclined can create things like the Indie Dojo. Thank you for making our job an easy one. We more than appreciate you!