[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2017 Round #5)


Happy Halloween!! Trick or treat yo self to an Indie Dojo playlist! We promise it won’t give you cavities, a stomach ache or an extra 5 lbs. Just an earful of some wonderful indie-ness for you to enjoy!

’Fletcher Gull
Light Up’
’Pale Grey – Seasons
’Bayonne – I Know’
’Mr. Yolk
Baker Street’
’Sofia Wolfe
Snake Eyes’
’Abby Sage
Toxic (cover)’
’Sam Lynch
Mess You Made’
’Hank Compton
Harvest Moon (Cover)’
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[Indie] argonaut&wasp – Prove It To You / Body Sensations

Our Brooklyn buddies argonaut&wasp have come through with two groovy jams released on Bang! Jango Records. Their double single project is a one-two punch of funky heat straight from New York.

“Prove It To You” starts things off with the band’s usual dance-pop style that has captivated audiences around the world. It’s light, fun and so incredibly easy to dance to with its vibrant energy. Secondly we get “Body Sensations” which delivers on its name. “Body Sensations” slows things down, but keeps up the groove all the same. Together these songs make for one of our favorite argonaut&wasp projects. Sit back and let these guys take control of your day, you won’t regret it.

’Prove It To You’
’Body Sensations’
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[Video] Porches – Find Me

Aaron Maine’s Porches music project has proved itself a critical darling after the excellent 2016 LP Pool and its demo based sister release Water. Porches has undergone a complete musical symbiosis from the folk inspired pop of 2013’s Slow Dance in the Cosmos, and after having recently announced the January 19 release of The House, the third full-length album from the New York based group, they’ve released its first music video backing the single “Find Me”. Aurally, “Find Me” is an icy track with its lyrics touching on anxiety, escape and isolation. Not new subject material for Maine, but one that he has shown an ability to convey flawlessly in his brief songwriting career. A signature array of vintage synths permeate the tune’s breathing space, rising and falling behind shuffling hi’s and greasy bass, resulting in that beautiful indie-pop aesthetic we’ve grown accustomed to from Porches. In video form, the visual theme is wound tightly to Maine’s psyche, focusing primarily on his physical from in the process.

Watch the video, co-directed by Maine himself, and Nick Harwood below, and revisit our review of their 2016 live show in Denver here. The House is available for pre-order now on iTunes, Bandcamp and from their label Domino Records’ online shop with a limited run of pale-yellow translucent vinyl complete with a fold-out poster, CD, cassette, and digital download.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2017 Round #4)

Hello, hello, hello. Welcome to the Indie Dojo. We like to scour the internet for awesome indie music & throw it all into a playlist for anyone to enjoy. So sit back, relax and expand your musical mind with us. You won’t regret it, maybe.

’Warmland
Overboard’
’LA Font – Leaf (feat. Sadie Dupuis)’
’Isador
Falling’
’Glass Caves
I Do’
’The Sun Parade
Werewolves’
’Catalina
After All’
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Catalina – After All [TMN Premiere]

Catalina
After All

To help get you over the hump for this week we’ve got an exclusive first listen for you. The band Catalina has come through with their brand new single “After All” to the dojo.

“After All” is about as chill as it gets. Any worries you’ve got from the week will be washed away once you bathe your ears in this debut single. It’s beautiful, but not in the typical way. It’s got a bittersweet tone to it that gives it some character and complexity that some artists just can’t pull off. Catalina are taking a strong first step with this single and we can’t wait to hear more in the future. For now, enjoy “After All” exclusively in the dojo.

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[Music Video] Boy Bjorn – Gunpoint

Let Boy Bjorn whisk you away with his new project “Gunpoint.” For a track with such a name, you wouldn’t think you’d get something so relaxed and laid-back as you do with this original. Not only do we have the song to share, but we have an emotional music video as well. Boy Bjorn put together a striking video with a dark ambiance about it that makes for quite the viewing. Muted colors plague the visuals which set the tone nicely with the ominous song playing in the back. Overall both the song and video are superb. Some of you might already be familiar with Boy Bjorn too as he is Brian from Foreign Fields!

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

Congratulations! You made your way through a Monday and into a brand new Indie Dojo Tuesday. We hope you find what you are looking for. But if not, we encourage you to try again next time. We’ll be here next Tuesday, and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that. It’s safe to say we’ll be here until you find at least one song you dig. At least one.
’Park Hotel
Going West’
’Rex Orange County
Loving Is Easy (feat. Benny Sings)’
’Shiffley
Up & Down’
’Forest Blakk
Love Me’
’Small Forward – The Reservoir’
’Sasha
Skin Deep’
’Minor Premiers
Oh My My (RADIO EDIT)’
’Zanski
Hope I’m Good’
’rounak maiti
my disguise’
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