[R&Bounce] Shay Lia – 3 Months (Prod. Kaytranada)

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Shay Lia
3 months (prod. by KAYTRANADA)

About a month ago Kaytranada released the lead single from his upcoming EP, “Leave Me Alone,” featuring the airy vocals of fellow Montreal-based artist, Shay Lia. Today, Kaytra returns the favor providing the backdrop for Shay’s latest release. “3 Months” features a more subdued take on Kaytranada’s signature bass-bounce, which allows Shay Lia’s vocals to shine. The subtleties of this one showcase the versatility of both artists making for a relaxing listen. Vibe to this one above and check the video out after the jump. You can also check out an interactive version of the video for “3 Months” hereContinue reading

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Brolly – They Run, They Hide [TMN PREMIERE]

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They Run, They Hide

We’ve admittedly never heard of Yuba City, as we’re sure most of you haven’t. This small city of just over 65,000 people may have previously been known for the world’s largest dried fruit processing plant, and a sixteen-year host to the California Dried Plum Festival, it’s claim to fame is about to become something very different, as the world becomes familiar with Brolly.

Wikipedia research aside, this California-born five-piece is part of the growing hotbed of indie rock coming out of the northern part of the golden state. Founded by childhood friends Jacob Ithurburn, Cody Martin, and Jacob Michaelis, as well as Kristen and Chelsea Famularo, Brolly have created an ambient and circumferential sound, capable of encompassing your every thought.

Calling on associations Cold Play, The National, and Band of Horses, this outfits talents engage it’s listeners with ease, as heard with today’s premiere. “They Run, They Hide” features cinematic-quality progression, carried through with booming kick drums, driving finger picking, and absolutely stunning vocals.

Coming off their beautiful and emotion-rich EP Wolfe, this tune and a handful of other absolute gems will be out on Sept 23rd.

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Golden Coast – Dream And An MPC (Televisor Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Dream And An MPC (Televisor Remix)

Each and every morning, most of us struggle to get past the dreaded snooze button that seems to make us even more inclined to stay in bed all day and avoid our responsibilities. If it weren’t for the sweet, sweet smell of coffee that lingers from the freshly brewed pot in the kitchen all the way into our noses, we wouldn’t be able to function accordingly. Well ninjas, it turns out that we might have hit a double whammy this morning because we definitely just slept past our 5th wake-up call and ran out of coffee. It may not be our lucky day so far, but we have the ultimate pick-me-up from TMN regular, Televisor, and their kick ass new remix to give us that much needed high without all the side effects…or the calories.

We don’t need no education to be
All we need is a dream and an MPC
So set aside the rhetoric and be free
All we need is a dream and an MPC

Since falling in love with their last original piece, “Neon”, we couldn’t help fall captive to their spunky beats and their natural retrograde flow back into the era of big hair and 80’s synths. With a song as badass as that, how could one not fall for Televisor? Now that 2 months have passed, the Disco duo are back again and hotter than ever before with their latest remix of Golden Coast’s fun new track, “Dream And An MPC”. Blending together a lot of Indie and Disco elements, Televisor turns this Golden Coast original into a funky, fiery, fresh rendition that will instantly suck you in at first play. Filled with their signature-style synths, a cheerful melody, and a hoppy kick to boost your Serotonin levels, Televisor funkifies this spirited track and gives us a groovy way to live out our dreams in our own way.

Keep your vertigo
It’s all you need to know
Don’t let that feeling go
Hold on now, hold on

We are beyond excited to be premiering the latest from Televisor with all of you ninjas today, and we especially want to applaud these guys for helping us get through a morning full of obstacles by shedding some Disco light on our dampened spirits. This is one track that will surely be on repeat for the remainder of our day, and we hope it is for you as well.

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Wild Party – Chasin Honey [TMN PREMIERE]

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Chasin' Honey

If you’re still down in the dumps from having to start yet another work week, fear not, ninjas. One listen through the incredibly infectious song, “Chasin Honey,” will have you grinning ear-to-ear in a matter of seconds.

The second release from San Antonio-based four-piece continues to display their knack for guitar-driven pop tunes that are easily relatable and completely smile-inducing. With a hook worthy of those impossible-to-not-sing-along-with classics, Wild Party will make you a believer in just three minutes and thirteen seconds.

Members Lincoln Kreifels, Lucas Hughes aka Luhu, Ethan Kaufmann, and Cary LaScala,  call on associations of Vampire Weekend, We Were Evergreen, and Two Door Cinema Club with today’s premiere. And to think, this is just their 2nd song. We’re sure you can agree – it’s going to be fun to see what’s coming around the band for these guys.

The best part is, you really don’t have to. You can catch one of their shows (info below) or pre-order their upcoming album on iTunes.

Wild Party 2014 Tour Dates:
9/27/14 Dallas, TX @ INDEX Festival
10/1/14 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
10/3/14 Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre**
10/6/14 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
10/8/14 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/9/14 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
10/11/14 San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
10/14/14 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard *
10/15/14 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
10/16/14 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr *
10/19/14 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom *
* supporting Bear Hands
**Supporting Fitz and The Tantrums

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Still Parade – Beach [TMN PREMIERE]

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A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.
― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

If the feeling of wanderlust had a playlist associated with it, Still Parade would be one of the artists featured. Their lush soundscapes are delicately orchestrated in a manner that lets your mind wander, freeing your mind of any of the daily minutia, if even just for a few sweet minutes.

As we’ve come to expect from this Dreamfolk outfit, this latest release is once again chilling, to say the least. Carried by clean, simplistic guitar work through the first two minutes, the cinematic quality that we’ve come to love about these guys is still very much in tact. The drawn-out intro focuses mainly on the lead singer, only accentuated by occasional supporting vocal harmonies.

“Beach” comes off their EP Fields, which was digitally released earlier this year via Serve & Volley Records. Now teamed up with Day By Day Records, this beauty, along with the other songs on the EP, will be pressed onto vinyl and up for grabs on September 19th.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2014 Round #3)


The best way to give is to expect nothing in return. So, we’re just gonna leave this little Indie Dojo right here. You can listen or scroll right through. We’re just happy to give you the option.

’Kyle Lionhart – On My Own’
’Mammals – Depraved’
’Kate Miller – Collar Up’
’Seekae – Monster’
’Leisure Suite – Ease Away’
’Seafret – Give Me Something’
’Folded Like Fabric – Too Easy’
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[Chill] Henry Green – Shipwreck (Lonely Child remix)

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Shipwreck (Lonely Child remix)

If you’re anything like us, you’re slowly winding down a long and arduous day behind a computer. Even further than that, you’re probably right back in front of a computer, hunting down tunes to help you wind down.

Well, you’re in luck. Austin-based artist Lonely Child, who is a regular here on TMN, has taken a crack at Henry Green’s “Shipwreck.” The original is simplistic, raw, and emotional, featuring only an acoustic guitar and forlorn vocals. Crafting a remix out of this would be difficult, to say the least, but Bryan Ray (the man behind Lonely Child) has managed to do so, and do it well.

Expertly sampling sections of the guitars, Ray accentuates the painfully emotion-rich vibes from the original, while giving it an up-tempo facelift with pronounced percussion work. The light addition of electro-style synths add intrigue to Henry Green’s vocals, creating a wavy soundscape worthy of listening to again and again.

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