[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2017 Round #3)

Things we are grateful for: Indie Music, the artists that make it, the internet that allows us to share it and the people like you who choose to listen to it. Happy Thanksgiving week, Ninjas!

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Here Be Dragons’
’Boy Willows
Autumn Gray’
’Hawai
Think About It’
’Boy Bjorn
Gunpoint’
’Ocie Elliot – Down By The Water’
’Gary Kazazian
The Middle’
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Benta – Seeks EP [TMN Premiere]

Enter the darkness of the dojo to get a first listen to Benta‘s EP, Seeks, in this premiere. The shadowed figure has come through with a five track project that you get to hear a day early before it’s release date.

Seeks is a striking indie EP that perfectly embodies the creator’s distinct style. As a whole the project is very chill, yet each track delivers its own vibey mood. If you’ve had a rough work week, this is just the EP you need to kick back and lose yourself in. Let Benta whisk you away and let his soothing tones melt your weekly problems. Benta has been developing over the past years as someone necessary of your attention and this EP is another piece of evidence as to why your ears should be glued to his catalog.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2017 Round #2)

Life is all about discovering new things, which is why you have come to the right place. Every Tuesday, start off your morning with a brand new Indie Dojo. Explore the undiscovered talent that makes the internet a treasure to behold. You never know where the musical journey will take you.

’Million Miles
Can’t Get Around A Broken Heart’
’Joan As A Police Woman
Warning Bell’
’Bamboo Smoke
Coloured Lines’
’Diamond Thug – Sweet Return’
’Tuvaband
Mess’
’Harry Pane
Here We Stay’
’Corey Kilgannon
The Fighter’
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[Indie] Jackson Penn – Streetlights on Mars

Jackson Penn
Streetlights on Mars

Jackson Penn makes his debut with the original single “Streetlights on Mars.” The soft-spoken indie-pop single is a cosmic treat that will whisk you away from the worries of the week. Jackson exceptionally captures the spacey sound with an atmospheric vibe that really fits with the name of the song. Sometimes artists can’t fully embody the title of their song with the creation, but Jackson really hit the bulls eye with this one. With such a great first track, we’re excited to see what else he has coming!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2017 Round #1)

Sure the looming winter sucks. The days are shorter, the air is colder, people are grouchy. But what other season gives you the perfect excuse to curl up with an Indie Dojo and just chill? So you know what dear winter, bring it on. We come prepared.
’The Desert
Soulmates’
’Glassio
Daydream (feat. NAKAYA)’
’Talena Bricker
Drowning’
’Keels
Fears’
’Clouds And Thorns – Come Say Hello’
’Son Mieux
Hiding’
’Ian Thornton
Do You Rise’
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[Alternative] Mt. Joy – Silver Lining

Mt. Joy
Silver Lining

Mt. Joy is the sort of band that makes music you can ride out into the proverbial sunset to. After a series of stellar singles, “Silver Lining” continues the band’s unflinching devotion to delving into complex topics, which is immediately felt in their blunt and to-the-point lyrics that seamlessly pair with their folksy instrumentation. While “Sheep” proved that Mt. Joy isn’t here to simply hit the stage and spout overused platitudes, “Silver Lining” finds the band exhibiting a more contemplative stance that reflects on finding lasting joy throughout a haze of vices. Even with this shift in tone from their previous single, Mt. Joy’s ability to craft instantly catchy choruses carries over to this newest tune as well, and they’ve got yet another winner on their hands. If “Silver Lining” is the standard set for a potential Mt. Joy album, we’re all in for quite a treat.

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Hot Chip DJ Mix September 2017 [TMN Premiere]

Hot Chip
HOT CHIP DJ MIX SEPTEMBER 2017
Perhaps one of the most iconic live electronic outfits operating in any capacity of the music world today, London bred synth-pop superstars Hot Chip, have long been a shiny apple in both this writer’s, and TMN’s eyes (or ears for that matter). In advance of a looming November U.S. DJ tour, two of the Hot Chip’s gangs most formidable members, Joe Goddard & Felix Martin, have put together a healthy amount of tunes to tune your cochlear cavities in advance of what will no doubt be a bevy of eclectic sets from the pair. Their latest mix flirts with slices of R&B, reggaeton, soul, synth-pop, jazz and indie including a handful of effective groovers and obscure tracks from the likes of Addison Groove, Roman Flugel, and Omar S ft. Nite Jewel, all through the scope of a dancefloor, and they’ve come up aces with another worthy addition to their mix catalog. The tracklist for Hot Chip’s latest DJ mix can be found below, as well as all dates dotting their forthcoming U.S. tour. For our stateside friends with a pension for uniquely programmed, genre jumping dance parties, don’t miss Felix & Joe’s DJ iteration of the group coming in November.
Hot Chip (DJ tour) featuring Joe Goddard and Felix Martin:
Nov 10th || Output || Brooklyn, NY
Nov 11th || Lot 613 || Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15th || Terminal West || Atlanta, GA
Nov 16th || Club Here I Love You || El Paso, TX
Nov 17th || It’ll Do || Dallas, TX
Nov 18th || Smart Bar || Chicago, IL
Nov 19th || U Street Music Hall || Washington, DC
Nov 22nd || Mezzanine || San Francisco, CA
Nov 23rd || Fortune Sound Club || Vancouver, BC
Nov 24th || Neumos || Seattle, WA
Check out the full tracklisting after the jump.

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