[Acoustic] Patrick Wolf – Born To Die (Lana Del Rey Cover)

Patrick wolf born to die Lana del Rey

Patrick Wolf is arguably the UK’s most innovative artist, and his musical career has seen him constantly experimenting with and altering his sound from record to record in order to create something new and fresh. So, it seems only natural that Wolf would cover “Born To Die,” by the eccentric pop princess Lana Del Rey. Wolf’s approach is far folkier than the original, and sees him pour all his energy into delivering heartfelt vocals accompanied by some gorgeous strings. If you’ve loved this track (and face it, why wouldn’t you?), then don’t miss Patrick’s new album Sundark And Riverlight, out October 15.

Patrick Wolf
Born To Die (Lana Del Rey Cover)
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo September 2012 Round #3

Letting your brain wander into a world far far away is pretty necessary sometimes. Give yourself a good 5 minutes to stare off into space with the full on mouth open stance and do as little thinking as possible. Now soundtrack that 5 minutes with an Indie Dojo and it might just blow your mind.

Poor Remy
Still Sleeping
Indianna Dawn
I Always Miss You
Aidan Knight
A Mirror
Andrew Combs
Worried Man
The Invisible Cities
The Year of Living Backwards
California Daze
Karev Yom
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[Hip-Hop] Danny Brown – Errthang ft. Dopehead (Prod. Skywlkr)

Bruiser Brigade, which consists of Detroit’s Danny Brown, fellow rapper Dopehead and producer Skywlkr, let loose a dope single earlier today as they gear up to release a project. “Errthang” features dark, warped production from Skywlkr and both Brown and Dopehead match the feel coming hard with their verses.

Stream this distorted, sinister cut below and look out for their 4-track EP, including remixes from Ryan Hemsworth and Lockah, due out this Wednesday, September 19th, via Fool’s Gold/ Scion A/V. 

Danny Brown
Errythang (Ft. Dopehead)
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[Indie Pop] YesYou – Frivolous Life Ft. Marcus Azon

Is anyone else astounded at how some indie pop tracks can be so freaking gratifying? Check out YesYou‘s latest sweet treat “Frivolous Life” and you’ll know what I mean right away. The Australian duo, accompanied by Jinja Safari‘s Marcus Azon, can do no wrong on this über-catchy song that’s brimming with sunny synth work and silky smooth vocals. If you’re a fan of Foster the People or Passion Pit, this is a band you can’t afford to sleep on. For an added bonus, be sure to watch the official video right here.

Frivolous Life (ft. Marcus Azon)
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[Indie Rock] Allah-Las – Self-Titled (Album Review)

New four-piece indie rock band Allah-Las first released their EP Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) back in April, but have a brand new full-length album coming out tomorrow. The group hail from California and make this pretty evident through their music. With heavily reverbed guitars, harmonized background vocals and perfectly catchy tunes, they know what style they’re going for and exactly how to achieve it.

The songs on Allah-Las’ debut self-titled album have a surf rock feel to them, but also bring to mind ’60s bands like The Kinks and the Rolling Stones, with some added Spanish flair. It may not be the most polished album, but that just adds to the charm, making it sound like a true garage-y piece of work. The album’s single, “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind” is easily the most infectious of the bunch. By the end of the song, you’ll be singing along with the chorus, swaying around to the beat. “Busman’s Holiday” could’ve been off a Kinks record, and some of the instrumental tracks, like “Sacred Sands” and “Ela Navega,” are simply fun to listen to.



Overall, the album flows smoothly from track to track. Though some might sound similar to one another, each is catchy in its own way and a few even demand many, many replays, making the entire thing worth listening to.

Allah-Las’ self-titled debut album comes out tomorrow via Innovative Leisure Records.

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Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound (Official Video)

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The always splendid and moving Icelandic band Of Monsters And Men recently released a video for “Mountain Sound”. Featuring footage from a Reykjavik performance, the charming visuals simply remind us why we find the folk-pop group so damn endearing. Their album My Head Is An Animal is out now.

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Johnny Cash – Hurt (8Bit Cover)

BULLW∆CK, as dirty as it sounds, does tend submerge himself in some of the most filthiest electronic sounds on the internet. Last month he debuted a track called “The Clangers” merging grimmy dubstep wobbles at a seductive bass heavy moombahton beat that almost take you back to the 2006 uk dubstep scene. Today, however, he has released one of the most exciting 8Bit electronic covers to date. Taking on inspiration from Johnny Cash’s take on “Hurt” (originally created by Trent Reznor), BULLW∆CK takes us into the super Nintendo World of bright melodies yet he is able to produce a tune just as somber as the original.

Johnny Cash
Hurt (8Bit Cover)
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