[Folking Amazing] Opus Orange x Emy Reynolds – If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

If You Want To Sing Out Sing Out

If there’s one thing this blogger loves, it’s a great cover. If there’s one thing this blogger loves even more, it’s a folk cover. In a collaborative effort between Santa Monica folk rockers Opus Orange and Ojai based Emy Reynolds, we’re offered up a lovely cover of Cat Steven’s “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out.”

The original sing along nature of the song is maintained in this campfire appropriate interpretation. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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[Folk Rock] Eli Stone – Cry Evergreen

This is Eli Stone

In a joyous culmination of vocal harmonies, guitar rhythms, understated drumming and playful lead riffs, Eli Stone has us with our elbows on the table, quietly expecting to hear more. Unfortunately, there’s just this one track. Yes, “Evergreen,” is more than enough to capture any indie rock lover’s ear, but they’ll have to wait with bated breath to hear more.

We’d normally love to tell you more about an artist, providing information like where they’re from, when their album is due out or what inspired their tune, but we have none of that. All we have is head swaying indie rock, and that will have to keep you at bay until we uncover more about this surf rock inspired folk rock group.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2013 Round #5)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaWell, here it is. The last Indie Dojo of the year. Another 260+ indie bands are patiently waiting to be discovered in 2014. See you in the future..

’The Lovely Sparrows – While Sailing’
’Message to Bears – Moonlight’
’The Belligerents – Ghost VS’
’Atlanter – Tree Song’
’Serren – Control Me (ft. American Folly)’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2013 Round #4)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaDo you think Santa Claus ever gets sick of all the cookies? Probably not….But it doesn’t hurt to switch it up a little. Say in the form of a playlist? Some cookies and a little music? We’re sure he wouldn’t mind. He’s got nothing but a long, silent night ahead of him anyways…

’Paul Thomas Saunders – Good Women’
’D.D Dumbo – i woke up covered in sand’
’Danvers – Oh Darling’
’Finish Ticket – Bring the Rain’
’Kashka – Prophet’
’Lo Fine – More Better’
’The Wick – Solid Ground – The Wicks’
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[Folk] Oh Hellos – Family Christmas Album


It’s that time of year. For the past month we’ve been barraged with the likes of Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Dean Martin and all of the rest of those iconic Christmas crooners. The classics have their place in infamy, solidifying themselves in Christmas lore from the day they were released till the end of time.

While we will always appreciate these, and admittedly just listened to the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack, we love when people add in a little modern flare to these timeless tunes. That’s exactly what we’re highlighting today, spreading the Christmas cheer by serving up four new tunes from the Oh Hellos.

With a folk driven interpretation, this Texas based indie outfit have covered some solid holiday songs. The EP, which just dropped a few days ago, features “Begin and Never Cease,” “Silent Night, Holy Night,” “Every Bell on Earth Will Ring,” and “Rejoice! Rejoice!”

Whether you’re sick of the holiday tunes or not, these are well put together, overflowing with twangy folk goodness. So, get in the holiday spirit. Invite some friends or family over for dinner, throw this EP on and have a happy holiday.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, ninjas. We wish you and your families good health, wellness and joy.

’The Oh Hellos’ Family Christmas Album – Rejoice! Rejoice!
’The Oh Hellos’ Family Christmas Album – Begin and Never Cease
’The Oh Hellos’ Family Christmas Album – Silent Night, Holy Night
’The Oh Hellos’ Family Christmas Album – Every Bell On Earth Will Ring
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[Indie Pop] COOPER – Flood


The guitar driven indie pop project COOPER is the newest project from Kate Cooper, and it’s a real gem. The latest tune from this Australian indie rocker features an anthemic feel that calls on associations of Tegan and Sarah (whose producer is working on the project) and folk rock artists such as Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers.

“Flood” is a foot-stomping journey that beckons you to grab a guitar and play along with it. Its infectious in its drum-centric nature, making you press play again and again.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2013 Round #3)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaIt’s the holiday season, which usually means we’re melting our credit cards from overuse and finding nothing but fuzz in our emptied pockets. Buying for everyone on your list can definitely get exhausting, so why not take some time to yourself before/during or after braving the world of mass consumerism. You won’t need your wallet and you won’t have a million people in your bubble. Sounds like total bliss…doesn’t it? We think so. So….go ahead, hit play. We’ll take the “showering with gifts” from here..

’Body Language – I’m a Mess’
’Connan Mockasin – I’m The Man, That Will Find You’
’Dinosaur Bones – Spins in Circles’
’Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – “They Told Me”‘
’IYES – Crazy In Love (Beyoncé Cover)’
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