[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2012 Round #2)

Time seemed to go by soooooo slllooooow as a kid. Minutes felt like hours, hours felt like days, and days (especially the ones counting down to your birthday or any holiday with gifts) felt like an eternity. And then one day you grew up. Now the days feel like milliseconds, the months about 5 to 10 minutes max, and the year?….Seriously, where does it go? Since most of our clocks tick with the fast forward button engaged it becomes way too easy to get lost in the blur. Unless, however, you bust out some your ninja skills on good ol’ grandfather time. Cause believe it or not, you have the power to slow down your pace, even if just for an hour or two. With a new weekly indie dojo as your arsenal, make a conscious effort to take a moment to yourself and absorb the world around you. The more time you make, the more time you will see.

The Oldest of Sisters
Justin Paul Lewis
Songs for Walter
Tougher Than a Soldiers Boots
The Maldives
Blood On The Highway
The Daredevil Christopher Wright
A Man Of The Arts


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[Hip-Hop] J. Cole – Miss America

On the first single from his highly anticipated upcoming album, Roc Nation’J. Cole, comes hard. “Miss America” serves as both a homage and scolding of these beautiful United States of America. Cole produces a dark, fitting instrumental over which he spits consciously, and at times angrily, delivering his own State of the Union. As a young emcee of the highest caliber, the North Carolina native demonstrates his insight and intensity exuding the maturity of a seasoned veteran.

Stream this charged, and powerful, portrayal of the Cole World below, and make sure to show some support when the single hits iTunes tomorrow. Cole’s second studio album, Born Sinner, is due out January 28th. Mark your calendars.

J. Cole
 Miss America
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[Dubstep] Yuna – Lullabies (Adventure Club Remix)

Montreal based dubstep duo, Adventure Club, are back at it again releasing their latest effort, a melodic remix of Yuna’s “Lullabies”. Combining alluring chord progression, growling bass and Adventure Club’s impeccable vocal splicing, this latest remix emphasizes the duo’s inherent ability to produce soothing progressive dubstep. As to be expected, Adventure Club gave this remix out for free so now there is only one thing left to do, click the download button and enjoy!

Lullabies (Adventure Club Remix)
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Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (LOGO Remix)

Although most of Two Door Cinema Club‘s work is made up of instantly infectious treasures, the remixes are a different story. This one in particular, “Sun” by LOGO, takes its time warming up, with little waves of synth-y bursts during the verses; they’re pleasing, but also uneven, making you anxious for something larger, bigger to hold onto. But once the track finally hits its stride, about halfway through, it does what TDCC songs do best: washes over you completely, bathing you in beautifully glistening electro pop.

Two Door Cinema Club
Sun (LOGO Remix)

Two Door Cinema Club’s sophomore album, Beacon, is out now.

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[Funk] French Kiwi Juice – Lying Together

This glossy, funky electronic track from Parisian newcomer French Kiwi Juice (FKJ) is quickly gaining some major internet momentum, gaining upwards of 24,000 hits in its 11 days of existence. Take one listen to it and you’ll see why. Not much is known about the artist, but with a song like “Lying Together,” I venture to think you hardly need a backstory to stay interested. After listening below, make sure to check out FKJ’s recent EP The Twins (released via French label Roche Musique) right here. Connect via Facebook, too, to stay updated on all things french, kiwi and juice. Enjoy!

French Kiwi Juice
Lying Together

via KickKickSnare

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[Indie Pop] Veronica Falls – Teenage

London’s Veronica Falls released their self-titled debut album a little over a year ago and now are gearing up to drop their sophomore effort, Waiting For Something To Happen. The indie pop quartet give us a taste today with “Teenage,” an aptly titled bouncy and carefree tune that’s so catchy and sweet, it’ll easily be the bright sun in your otherwise cloudy, bleak workweek.


Waiting For Something To Happen comes out February 4th, 2013 via Bella Union.

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[NEW] Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) – Know Til Now

Today, the My Morning Jacket frontman shared details of his forthcoming solo debut album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, along with a brand new track called “Know Til Now”. Not quite like his band’s signature trippy, soaring psych-rock sound, Jim James‘ new material is toned down and mellow, and seems to channel more electronics. His vocals, however, are still just as compelling. According to a press release, the album — which comes out February 5th, 2013 via ATO — is based on the 1929 graphic novel God’s Man by Lynd Ward, which “chronicles an artist’s struggles with temptation and corruption, along with finding true love”. Below, James comments on it:

“I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time. Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense—like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot.”

Jim James
Know Til Now
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