[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2018 Round #1)

Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-let’s listen to a brand new Indie Dojo instead.
attractive boy – B L A C K S T O N E’
’RYD – I See U’
’Tim the Lion Tamer – Whistleblower’
’Conway – Sugar’
’Danielle Durack – Hold My Heart’
’Holly Abraham – Shore’
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Vern Matz – Tiny Nuclear Reactor [TMN PREMIERE]

Vern Matz
Tiny Nuclear Reactor

With a nostalgic, melancholy vibe, “Tiny Nuclear Reactor” is seemingly the perfect accompaniment to my dreary weekday drive to the office. It’s grey and subdued, but still has enough nuanced fun to it pair up nicely with a thermos full of coffee, fumbled around with through a pair of pilled wool gloves.

Maybe it’s those 90s vibes that have me thinking of a brisk Seattle day. It’s not hard to hear nods to Ben Folds or Deathcab for Cutie, what with the casual vocal cadence and soft guitar strums. It should be noted that while this feat is often emulated, it’s rarely effective. That’s not the case with Vern Matz.

Made up of three former Yale Students, this trio showcases a maturity in both songwriting and execution. “Tiny Nuclear Reactor” is the perfect example of that, bringing you a warming simplicity, done so in a way that’s carefully thought out.

Make sure to follow these three on Facebook to keep up with future releases and live dates.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2018 Round #1)

The final weeks of 2018 are upon us. Let’s fill them with love, happiness and as much Indie Dojos jams as we can.

’Ghost Lion – So It Goes’
’Villa Bongo – All Night’
’Talkie (band) – Another’
’In Grey – Never Known Who I Am’
’Katie Ruvane ft. Jordan Hamilton – Keep It Down’
’Rand – Bad Guy’
’Street Hockey Champ – Self
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2018 Round #4)

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Indie Dojo Tuesday. One of these things will not break your bank. You can thank us later.

’half•alive – Still Feel.’
’Emily Rowed – Sex And Candy’
’Eva B. Ross – Nick’s House’
’St. Anthony Mann – Clear Home’
’Elizabeth Moen – Matilda’
’Calvin Keyes – Haunting (ft. Maren Day)’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2018 Round #3)

You know what goes well with a food coma? An Indie Dojo, that’s what.

’Black Sea Dahu – Take Stock Of What I Have’
’Karmic – Wisdom Pie’
’Patrick Baker – Go With Me’
’Mxmtoon – i feel like chet’
’Craig Cardiff – To Be Safe, Loved & Home’
’Cape Weather – Big Time’
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[Indie Rock] Suns Up – Love You Back

Suns Up
Love You Back

It’s the middle of November. For a Colorado resident, that means we’re looking at snow on the ground, scraping ice off our windshields, and spending a great deal of our time indoors. While that may be my reality at the moment, Sussex-based Suns Up has my mind fully engulfed in daydreams of road trips to beachside towns, late nights by campfires, and rocking nothing but flip flops for months on end.

In just their second release, this brand spankin’ new outfit has the sound that’s extremely polished, calling on associations of The 1975, Phoenix, and Vampire Weekend. It’s bright, sunny, and about as catchy as anything I’ve heard over the past year.

‘Love You Back’ is this first song we wrote as a band, so it feels great to share it with the world” the band explain. “It was recorded in a beautiful old chapel in the countryside which lent to the depth and character of the recording, but also gave us the space and freedom to experiment with different things to really have fun with the track. – Suns Up

Don’t take my word for it, though. Press play above and get ready to boogie.

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

With the holidays fast approaching, like…..super fast, we would like to remind you of the the Indie Dojo. The gift that keeps on giving, week after week after week. Just in case you were stressin’.
’Jackie Brown Jr. – Best Friend’
’Somebody’s Child – Make You Alright’
’Harry Jay Steele – Ancient Waves’
’No Kind of Rider – Autumn (Single)’
’The Bandicoots – Shady Lane’
’Kitchenette – Prison Break’
’Night Market – Miles Alone’
’Sgmaniak – Have Some Faith In Me’
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