[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2018 Round #4)

The weather is warming, festivals are happening & Indie Dojos are a plenty (check out our archive under the “playlist” drop down menu above). Pretty sure were over here living our best lives.

’Dirty Nice – EDIT’
’Tom West – Got It Cheap’
’Rosie Mankato – Dont Be Mad’
’Water Slice – This Way’
’Savi Minds – DREAMING’
’Tom Francis – Pieces’
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Platonick Dive – Maple [TMN Video Premiere]

To kick off Tuesday we’re going retro with a new project from the Italian group Platonick Dive. They have graced the dojo with the premiere of the music video for the single “Maple” from their upcoming LP Social Habits that comes out on April 20th.

“Maple” as a track is a cerebral dive into mesmerizing soundscapes and lush textures. Platonick Dive really keyed in on a classic, yet new-school sound. With the video they continued with the nostalgic tone, utilizing noisily filtered images that make you feel like you are watching a dark, cryptic VHS. The whole project is incredible and we’re happy to be the first to present it to you. Lastly, you can pre-order Social Habits today from iTunes!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2018 Round #3)

Avoid FOMTID (Fear of Missing The Indie Dojo). Set your alarms, mark your calendars, write yourself a note on a post-it. Every Tuesday morning, for as long as the future allows, there will be a playlist full of indie jams just waiting here just for you.

’Apre – All Yours’
’Mr Gabriel – Tambourine’
’WILD CHILD – Think It Over’
’ROLE MODEL – girl in new york’
’Alae – Stone Cold’
’Upstairs Open – Chicago’
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[Music Video] Midoca – Something In The Way

The up and coming creator Midoca out of LA has just released a music video for his new single “Something In The Way” that just might clear a path for him to the top. With this emotive musical/visual package Midoca offers up his most tantalizing project to date in honor of one of the greatest bands of all time, Nirvana.

“Something In The Way” in its audio form is a brooding, cerebral phantasm of shadowy tones and textures. It’s gloomy mood infiltrates your body and gives you chilled, lasting goosebumps. The video does much of the same, pushing mystifying imagery into your eyeballs that stick to the screen as though they were glued. Overall the video is very simple, but sometimes – including this time – there’s extraordinary power in its minimalism. If you’re looking to get a copy of “Something In The Way” then head on over to the digital platform of your choice.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 109: Rainy Choonz

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

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Episode 109: Rainy Choonz

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With rain coming down in SF, this week’s episode came together just at the right time. After a multiple year hiatus, The Music Ninja’s weekly Sunday Night Soul returned last weekend. To celebrate, I had Ninja Baseer put together the first couple segments with a mix of soulful, forward-leaning R&B tunes. After touching on the dissociative pysch rock of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest album, the remainder of the show was dedicated to hazy, lo-fi house. Anchored by a selection Ross From Friends stellar Brainfeeder debut, the last hour hits right in the late night feels.

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[Synth-Pop/Experimental] John Maus – Episode

Avant-pop visionary John Maus has lurked around the edges of alternative pop and indie for over a decade. From being Ariel Pink’s roommate at the California Institute of the Arts in ’98, to serving as keyboardist for Pink’s critically lauded Haunted Graffiti band, and performing as touring keyboardist with both Animal Collective and Panda Bear; Maus’ musical credits stretch far beyond most artists operating within the realm of pop.

Maus is getting set to release an already sold-out, career-spanning 6 LP box set on vinyl which includes his latest offering, 2017’s Screen Memories, as well as all three previous studio albums (Songs, Love is Real, We Must Be Come the Pitiless Censors…) and a rarities compilation which will see release later this month. Maus’ latest LP, his sixth full length, Addendum –originally set to be a part of Maus’ forthcoming box set only- will now see a standalone release on May 18th. A collection of B-sides and new tunes, Addendum features 12 additional recordings nestled alongside the tracks that solidified into last year’s excellent Screen Memories LP. Giving us a bit of a taste of things to come on Addendum, Maus has also gifted us with “Episode”, an intoxicating synth-pop movement in which his melodiously vamping vocals float across arpeggiated beats and icy analog synth lines.

Stream “Episode” above, pre-order Addendum here, and check out John Maus’ impending tour dates after the jump.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 108: Floatin’

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

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Episode 108: Floatin'

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Inspired by Mint Field‘s gorgeous performance at Cafe Du Nord, this week’s show features an array of dreamy indie jams with a touch of future beats. Highlights include Vacationer’s first new single in years, NoMBe‘s debut album, an unexpected SBTRKT edit and an epic Keinemusik remix courtesy of DJ Tennis.

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