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

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The beauty of indie music is that it sprawls across all different genres. The beauty of the Indie Dojo is that it takes that sprawl and places it all into one pretty little playlist. Spend less time searching and more time enjoying. That’s what were here for.

’Kwaye – Cool Kids’
’NÄM – Face’
’Ider – Nevermind’
’Laina – FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE (The Cure Cover)’
’Angie Hudson – Breathe In’
’A Choir of Ghosts – Ester’
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Jake Houlsby – Oklahoma [TMN PREMIERE]

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It’s the middle of the week, which means its time to stop, take a moment to reflect, and drink in everything that’s coming your way in the next few days. To begin the process, we highly recommend delving into this lovely tune from Newcastle-based Jake Houlsby. It’s the perfect blend of shoegaze, pysch-rock, and folk to get you in the right frame of mind for some self-reflection.

This is just the second track coming off his upcoming Vondelpark EP, due out May 5th via Tipping Point Records, and it should have you clamoring for a full experience with the entire collection. Pronounced percussion work definitely provides a hearty backbone, allowing glowing keys and guitars to settle in nicely behind. Each of these elements comes together beautifully, providing the perfect soundscape for Jake’s unique vocal tone and delivery.

You might be asking yourself how a young fellow from the UK landed on a song title for what most Yanks would consider a “fly-over” state. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“There’s something about the American South that has always enchanted me. I’d just read Woody Guthrie’s autobiography a few years ago when I remember seeing Oklahoma and getting this weird feeling of discount and nostalgia. I wrote this song shortly after.

We’ll go ahead and assume that you’re feeling this release, which means you’ll want to catch it live. You can do so by hitting up one of the following shows below.

Apr 29 – Live At Leeds

May 5 – The Mining Institute, Newcastle

May 6 – The Eagle Inn, Manchester (supporting Joan Shelley)

May 20 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

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

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Spring has this sort of “out with the old, in with the new” kinda vibe. So why not take it to the next level and let some new indie music into your life. And would you look at that, there just happens to be a brand new Indie Dojo down below. We couldn’t make this any easier if we tried.

’Daunt – Unbearable Light’
’Oh Malo – Miss You’
’Chinalane – Marco Polo’
’Joel Porter – St. Anthony’
’Marvin Powell – Salt’
’Adam Melchor – The Archer’
’Bradley Stone – On The Moon’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2017 Round #4)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaGoooooobyyyyye Winter. Hello sunshine, rainbows, and Indie Dojos to put a little pep in your spring step.

’Dyan – What Fiction Is For’
’Rosie Tucker – Fault Lines’
’Maxin Ludwig – All My Nightmares’
’Kidswaste – Alone’
’Rogue & Jaye – Little Relief’
’Private Island – Aisle 7’
’Max Subar – Morning Song’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2017 Round #3)

indie-dojo-music-ninja Daylight savings time might throw a wrench in your game, but the Indie Dojo will save you. You’ll be able to find a new playlist in the same place, at the same time, every Tuesday, no matter what weird time dimension we have to follow. Enjoy!

’Fialta – Give Up Your Ghosts’
’Harry Pane – Ghosts’
’Oxford Drama – Coney Island’
’Levi Robin – Airplane’
’MaJLo – Worry’
’Native – Ocean’
’Tommy Ashby – Further’
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[Music Video] WDL – Cashmere

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Music videos with a truly cinematic nature always stand out. WDL’s “Cashmere” video is just that. With great cinematography and a heart-wrenching tale, this music video will surely play with your emotions to a high degree, especially if you have been cheated on in the past.

Before we dive right into the music video, let’s start with the song. “Cashmere” is a soft, but passionate cry. It expresses complex emotions that play out in visual form through the video. This is anything but a straightforward video. From beginning to end you’ll be at the edge of your seat and things only get better as time passes. The imagery is profound and the symbolism through those images is equally powerful. You’re going to want to watch this one a few times to pick up every little detail, but you won’t have any problem in doing so.

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[Chill] Axel Mansoor – Wasted My Love

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Miami Music Week is rapidly approaching, and for those who’ve attended before, well, you already know what to expect. Those who’ve yet to experience this massive music event–let’s just say it’d be in your best interest to save up as much energy as possible beforehand. With that said, we were much more than lucky when we stumbled upon music underdog Axel Mansoor’s newest production, which puts us into quite a state of relaxation.

This past week, the LA-based singer/songwriter/instrumentalist graced us with “Wasted My Love,” a beautifully crafted piece that exposes the 24-year-old’s mesmerizing sound. Axel’s passion shines through his new single through velvety vocals that give way to heartfelt lyrics. His voice melts into the melody of “Wasted My Love,” led by soothing guitar strums and a downtempo rhythm. Take a minute to give this track a listen–you won’t regret it.

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