[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2018 Round #2)

Tuesdays were made for Indie Dojos. But so were Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays AND Sundays. Long story short, we’ll be here with some fresh indie jams, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rain or shine.
’The Flavians – On The Radio’
’Delta Will – Nothing Is Enough’
’Charlie Lane – Crazy Happy’
’Your Smith – Bad Habit’
’Felivand – Same Old’
’Edward + Jane – Please Don’t Leave Me Like This’
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[Alternative] Golden Parazyth – Forbidden Fruit

Golden Parazyth
Forbidden Fruit

There’s an undeniable swagger that drips from each note in “Forbidden Fruit.” The enticing rythym, the vocal hums, and the subdued percussion all create the perfect backdrop to introduce you to unforgettable vocals. It’s quite the listening experience, and one I’m slightly ashamed I hadn’t been hadn’t come across earlier.

Hailing from Lithuania, Golden Parazyth has churned up quite a bit of success opening for acts like Underworld, Lana Del Ray, Hurts, Nicolas Jaar, SOHN, We Have Band and GusGus. With vocals like these, and a true knack for composition, it absolutely makes sense that those aforementioned acts would happily showcase this intriguing duo. And, as they did in the past, we’ll falling in-suit with a little showcase of our own.

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[Indie] No Kind of Rider – “Autumn/Distinct”

Portland-based 5-piece No Kind of Rider caught our attention earlier this year with their sticky single “Distinct.” With a deep and ethereal soundscape, this tune couldn’t be shook from my mind. Haunting vocal hums carry along in the background, harmonizing perfectly with glowing synths and singular guitar notes, all of which are counter-balanced by enchanting vocals. At times, it beckons on old school Minus The Bear, which is a tall order. But, these cats pull it off well.

While that tune is top-notch, I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t call “Autumn” to your attention, as well. Another somber take on indie rock, it’s definitely a keeper for the colder weather that’s approaching. Buzzing basslines and a high-pitched synth are the biggest driver in this one, leading you down an introspective journey.

Be sure to keep an eye on this act moving forward by following them on Soundcloud.

’Autumn (Single)’
’Distinct (Single)’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2018 Round #1)

Come here often? If not, ya should. At least every once in a while. Tuesdays are a good day. Brand new indie dojo just waiting to be played. No pressure though. We’ll be here whenever you are.
’Kimball – Weave Teeth’
’Tuxedo Wildlife – Depths’
’Joel Porter – Amaranthine’
’Ella Metherell – Lost (Frank Ocean Cover)’
’Patric Johnston – Gold’
’Hollie Col – Let Yourself Down’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 119: A Touch of Everythang

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode 119: A Touch of Everythang

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After a fun 2-hour mix of house / techno music last week, this episode returns to the usual genre smorgasbord of TMN radio. There were some exciting brand new artists to the show including the versatile stylings of Omar Apollo, a psychedelic experience from Portland band Hosannas, a vibey hip-hop cut from the Bay’s own Agpworldtour and a beautifully disorienting selection from Lotic’s debut album, ‘Power’. On the flip side, a lot of our favorite regulars dropped new albums or singles. As far as albums, The Internet’s ‘Hive Mind’ and Tanukichan’s fuzzy debut ‘Sundays’ are my personal favorites while Blood Orange’s latest single stands out as a track with endless replay value.

To close out the show I put together a disco-tinged set of house tracks. The mix includes cuts from madcat’s flawless debut EP ‘Petite musique de chanvre’, Route 8’s latest hazy project ‘Come Home’ and Detroit Swindle’s new album ‘High Life.’

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2018 Round #5)

We don’t really want to talk about it, but let’s be real, summer’s end is sneaking up on our asses. Let’s just pretend it’s not happening and hang on to the last moments with brand new Indie Dojos. ‘Cuz good music makes the memories so much better anyways.
’Millie Turner – Eyes on You’
’Darci – Darling’
’The Solarists – Cup Of Tea’
’Moontower – Leaving You Behind’
’Colyer – Enough’
’Muna Ileiwat
– Baby’

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[Indie Pop] Duets and Stuff – Serve Somebody

Sometimes, serendipity occurs. When it does, you never feel disappointed that those two paths hadn’t crossed previously. It’s actually quite the contrary. You’re always pleased when the time comes. And, that’s exactly how I feel today, coming across Greta and Raimond.

Hailing from Sweden, Duets and Stuff is a shiny new indie pop outfit who’s debut stirred up quite a bit of attention just six months back with their debut release “Serve Somebody.” While I do feel a bit behind the curve catching on a half of year later, I’m actually quite please I discovered this shimmery tune in time to enjoy it during the summer months. The beachy vibes are perfect for these warm-weather days, driving around the city with your sunroof open and a grin across your face.

In addition to “Serve Somebody,” we’re also showcasing their most recent release, “Hold On.” It’s less upbeat than the previous, but still offers up the same catchy, indie pop goodness we fell for with their debut.

’Serve Somebody’
’Hold On’
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