[NEW] Broken Bells – After The Disco

After The Disco
Broken Bells
After the Disco

We have less than a month left until we get to experience Broken Bells‘ sophomore effort, After The Disco, making its the perfect time to get our first listen of the album’s title track. “After The Disco” ironically borrows certain elements from that genre itself, which ultimately leads to a far more upbeat number than its predecessor, “Holding On For Life,” while keeping the same level of desperation through its lyrics. While we certainly love everything Brian Burton has done with the groovy production, it’s The Shins frontman who really shines on this track through his glimmering falsetto. It’s remarkable to think it’s been nearly four years since Danger Mouse and James Mercer’s first team-up, making the anticipation for their follow up that much more agonizing. The wait is finally over on February 4th, so get you pre-orders in as soon as possible.

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[Synth-Pop] AYER – Circle Down (Wize Remix)

Circle Down (Wize Remix) [Free Download]

AYER has been stirring up quite a bit of buzz for themselves as we transition into 2014, behind TMN featured singles “Young” and “Circle Down”, so it was only fitting that other talented producers got their hands on some of those AYER stems, and started reimagining their highly flexible dream-pop tunes to their own accord. The latest to join the AYER rework ranks is Parisian synth-pop purveyor Wize taking on “Circle Down”, who slows things down to a brisk stride from the original, rather relying on a four-to-the-floor percussive element and a minimal rework of the synthesizer to set his version into motion. Like all of AYER’s music, they’re giving away the Wize remix for free, and we believe it to be in your best interest to pick up a digital copy below.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (January 2014 Round #1)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaHow are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Hopefully you are on the right path to conquering each and every one. Hey,  if one of them happens to be visiting the Indie Dojo at least a couple times a week, looks like you are on the right track. Keep it up, Champ. You’ve got this.

Sheep, Dog & Wolf
Rice Cultivation Society
King Midas
Slum Sociable
Constantly Changing
Spirit Faces
Coins on Your Eyes


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[Indie Pop] Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna

Bombay Bicycle Club

When the weather outside is bleak and mind numbingly cold, sometimes you just need something to remind you what summer feels like. Good thing for us, Bombay Bicycle Club have that covered with their enchanting new single, “Luna.” This feel-good anthem is a magical ride all its own, with an inspiringly elated chorus that’ll make you want to throw your arms up and join right in. It definitely sets a positive tone for the release of their upcoming album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, which will be out stateside on February 4th. You can stream the track above, or watch the quirky visuals (which features a pretty impressive synchronized swimming routine) below.

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[Funky] St. Vincent – Digital Witness

St. Vincent
Digital Witness

Who doesn’t like their social commentary served with a side of fun? Because this is the “Digital Age” that we’re living in, St. Vincent deemed it appropriate to discuss our unhealthy obsession with our screens (something Deadmau5 might agree with). Playful lyrics like “People turn their TV on, it looks just like a window,” and “If I can’t show it / If you can’t see me / What’s the point of doing anything,” really aim to understand the logic behind these behaviors. There’s no need to take the subject matter too seriously however, as “Digital Witness” has enough funky guitar riffs to get you up off your smart phone and shuffling towards the dancefloor. Check out the single above, and make sure to pre-order St. Vincent’s self-titled LP before it hits shelves on February 25th.

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[Funky] Chromeo – Come Alive (Ft. Toro y Moi)

Come Alive
Come Alive (feat. Toro y Moi)

Electro-funk duo Chromeo have been putting in work for the last few months as they prepare for the release of their 4th studio album, White Women. With some already quality releases, the project promises to continue Chromeo’s contribution to the resurgence of funk in the 21st century.

On their latest release, the talented producers team up with another funk ambassador in Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi for the vintage, feel-good “Come Alive.” This one is a perfect pick-me-up for today, the first Monday after the holiday vacation. Vibe out above and keep an eye out for White Women, which should be released in the next few months. 

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 8]

Sunday Night Soul

We hope you’ve all had a productive 2014 so far. If you’re like those of us in the Midwest however, you’ve most likely been stranded inside all weekend. While we deal with temperatures dipping into the negatives, we’ve compiled a little something here to help warm you up (DISCLAIMER: we can’t promise you’ll actually feel physically warmer). This latest collection of tracks is sure to distract you from the frigid conditions outside, with enchanting tunes from Phil Beaudreau, Blackbear, Daniel J and Charlie Puth ready to melt your heart. Of course no Sunday Night Soul is complete without the remixes, and we’ve got plenty to offer, ranging from the sensual, the playful, the emotional, and more from producers like Sango, IAMNOBODI, Arnold (M|O|D) and T-AARONmusic. With that being said, it’s officially time to hit play and begin the heating process. We hope you made it your resolution to listen to more Sunday Night Soul in 2014!

After The Smoke
d r o w s y o u t r o d u c t i o n
Shelbie Pt. 2 Feat. Låpsley
Uedra & Bonnie Legion
Bottle Me Up
Alex Isley
Retro Wilhelm
Leo Haze
Colors of Blue (Ft. Willow)
Beautiful One
Daniel J
Pia Mia
King Avriel
Prelude (IAMNOBODI Remix)
Miley Cyrus
Adore You (T AARONmusic REMIX)
The One (Massea Bootleg)
Jhene Aiko
The Worst (Austin Millz Remix)
BB Dont Cry (Its Gon Be Ok)
Justin Timberlake feat Jay Z
Suit & Tie (b.cause west coast edit)
Sunshine (ft. Alexander ONeal)
Phil Beaudreau
Timothy Bloom
Stand In The Way (of My Love)
Arnold (M O D)
100 Dreams (i Luv Your Girl Rmx)
Knight One
A Second Time (feat. LÉtranger)
Charlie Puth
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