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

We’re rollin’ into summa, summatime like it’s nobody’s business. Better start saving up those free Indie Dojo’s for that continuous summer soundtrack you need in your life. We’ve got enough stock piled playlists to make this summer or any season for that matter, a damn good one.
’Liz Cooper and the Stampede – Mountain Man’
’Bermuda Triangle – Suzanne’
’Ardency – Bad Moon’
’Slow Turismo – Adult Baby’
’Easy Ruckus – Wine & Candles’
’Tāl – What You Are’
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[Music Video] Chromatics – Black Walls

Is 2018 the year we finally get to hear Dear Tommy? Always with a penchant for tooling and retooling with his many bands’ (Glass Candy, Desire, Chromatics) albums, which has become somewhat expected from his legions of fans, Johnny Jewel and the rest of Chromatics have tentatively (again) set a release date for a followup to 2012’s brilliant Kill For Love –some time in the Fall on Jewel’s Italians Do It Better imprint.  Originally announced all the way back in December 2014,  Chromatics faithful have had their anticipation quashed time and time again, including reports last year that after completing the record, Jewel decided to demolish every copy and start again from scratch. Kind of. “Dear Tommy has the same titles, same lyrics, same track order, as when it was announced Dec of 2014. Nothing’s changed except it’s better.” quipped Jewel when pressed about the “new” record last year, so at least we have that. And here we are yet again, smack dab in the middle of 2018, with another glimpse of the mystical Chromatics record “Black Walls”, that almost makes everything better in 4 minutes and 53 seconds.

On “Black Walls”, Ruth Radelet’s unmistakable refrain is as simultaneously pained and beautiful as ever; pulling us into Jewel’s web of frigid synths and penetrating guitar. Simple in structure, complex in its execution and moody af, “Black Walls” is textbook Chromatics with an even glossier coating of paint. Watch the video for “Black Walls” below, and cross your fingers there is more to come from Dear Tommy soon.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (Round #3)

Today is the day. The day you try listening to something new. The Indie Dojo is your oyster.

’Honeyfeet – Sinner (Radio Edit)’
’The Underhill Family Orchestra – Chickasaw Fields’
’Oliver Hazard – Hey Louise’
’Any Voices Speak – Necessaries’
’Wildhart – Is It Possible’
’Hannah & Falco – “Eye Of The Storm”‘
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2018 Round #2)

Hello and welcome to the wonderful weekly Indie Dojo. Maybe you’ll find something you like, maybe you won’t. The good news is, there’s always next week.
’Otta – small hours’
’Fake Shark – Wake Up (Feat. Fionn)’
’Dutchkid – Glow’
’Agua Roja – Be Alone’
’The Boy and His Dog – I’t Be A Fool’
’Ryvoli – Sleep Talking’
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[Electronic] dog logic – higher order functions LP

Every so often a project comes along that is revolutionary at its core. Today we’re sharing one such project, the debut album from dog logic, which is made up by Andy formerly of The M Machine. After leaving the trio to pursue more technological endeavors, he ended up still making music that has culminated into the higher order functions LP.

Not only are the songs on this project diverse and separated from the usual sounds everybody is used to, but the implementation of the project is unique. dog logic has put forth an interactive experience where producers and other creatives can take samples from the project for remixes and other things. This open-source database is likely something we’ll continue to see happen with more and more projects. It takes steps forward like this to make the changes in both music and tech.

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

The Indie Dojo is sorta like those goodie bags you used to get at your friend’s birthday parties as a kid. Full of endless surprises you couldn’t wait to open. The only difference? We’ll keep handing out our bags of indie goodies no matter how old you get.
’Makeness – Who Am I To Follow Love’
’H O N E Y M O A N – We’
’Sleepy Gaucho – Sleepless’
’Loyal Lobos – The Fall’
’Reuben Bidez – What You Really Wanted – Feat. Molly Parden’
’Sam Valdez – Farther Away’
’Hala – What Is Love? Tell Me, Is It Easy?’
’Ann Taylor – Aching’
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[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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