[Indie] LARCY Released Two Heartfelt Singles This Month

It’s always a pleasure to get a solid release from an artist you like. It’s even better when they drop two back to back within a month. That’s what happened with LARCY this month. Instead of simply dropping the audio for her song “Thinkin’, Drinkin'” she decided to also give fans a chance to hear “Gotta Pretend.”

As always, these two tracks are deeply personal and emotional. That’s how she’s always connected to fans and that’s what she’ll continue to do into the future. With “Thinkin’, Drinkin'” we get a soft, soulful single that we previously got a helping of with her music video for it. Next, LARCY dropped her heartfelt, piano-driven original “Gotta Pretend.” Make sure you have some tissues nearby, because this one might flood the tear tunnels. The first song is available on iTunes, but the second is only available to stream; however, there are talks of an EP in the future. Stay tuned…

’Thinkin, Drinkin’
’Gotta Pretend’
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[Pop] Lenii – Sober Dreams

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Sober Dreams

The 20 year old Lenii is kicking off her career with a major single called “Sober Dreams.” For being so young, Lenii is quite mature on top of being a very talented artist. On top of singing, she’s quite the producer as you get to experience with her debut record.

“Sober Dreams” is clearly a pop record, but underneath it all it takes some influence from around the dance music world, breathing future sounds into the mix for a super fresh hit. One thing is for sure: Lenii has a ton of potential. She could very easily get to the top of the music industry in a hurry. We’ve only heard one song so far, but it’s enough to know she’s got a lot more goodies coming. Only time will tell, but for now enjoy “Sober Dreams” and get your copy today.

Sober Dreams is about being there for a person through ups and downs. It’s about listening to others and healing ourselves through ambition and thinking more consciously.
– Lenii

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[Electronic] Major Minor x Aerborn – Smokers and Jokers

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Smokers and Jokers

If for some reason you are not a follower of Uprise Music, you should change that real quick. They’ve always got great things coming out, like “Smokers and Jokers” from Major Minor and Aerborn. This freely downloadable single is a bit different than what we’re used to from the label, but it makes for a nice new breathe in their catalog.

Major Minor deem their music “Tropical Trap” and as ridiculous as that may sound to many, it’s actually dope – AND there’s really no other way to describe it. Just take “Smokers and Jokers” which exemplifies this without hesitation. They’ve knocked down and style and they nail it. This time around they add Aerborn to the mix whose vocal performance on this is nothing short of outstanding. Together all these Aussies cooked up a chiller that is a must have. Grab it before you go!

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[Electronic] Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever (RYNO Remix)

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Everyone should know Donna Lewis’ memorable 1996 hit single “I Love You Always Forever.” It’s classics like this that get people into music. Whether it got RYNO into music or not, we can’t be too sure, but we do know it influenced the New York producer in some way. How? Because he recently released a cover/remix of the track on Soundcloud.

RYNO takes “I Love You Always Forever” a whole different direction, adding many elements you aren’t going to find in the original. For a large part of the first half or so of the song, we get something that is simply an expanded cover, although great; it adds some instrumental elements along with a fresh voice for the lyrics. As it moves along we do get to a “drop” that gives us a little taste of electronic sounds that adds a nice touch to the cover. Check it out today and stay tuned for more music from RYNO in 2017!

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[Synth-Wave] Pr0files – Money

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Money

The Los Angeles based synthesis of Lauren Pardini and Danny Sternbaum, known more widely under their stage moniker Pr0files, have returned with their first, darkly-tinged piece of synth-pop to pace 2017, “Money”. While it’s unfortunately been a bit of a lengthy gap since we last checked in with the genre-busting pair, “Money” has us once again ready to devour their every aural sentiment.

Coming off of their debut LP Jurassic Technologie last year, Pr0files are clearly keeping their warranted buzz afloat. Anchored by a slickly dark & synthetic, shoegaze-y backbone bolstered by Pardini’s sonorous yet fitting reverberations; Pr0files create a simultaneously gloomy and uplifting 3:00 minutes of music. On “Money”, Pardini speaks to the duo’s arduous journey as a truly independent project, creating a sort of weighty anthem for those who have experienced those sky-high peaks and deep valleys associated with committing to your art (“I took a xanax in a milkshake just to get me through that day”); while Sternbaum’s seemingly effortless, full production sblimely rounds out “Money”‘s vocal-centric aesthetic. Needless to say, we’ve got our ears perked up towards Pr0files as they unveil more layers to their 2017 iteration and will be right there with them every step of the way. Stream “Money” above.
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VILDE – Maintain [TMN PREMIERE]

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Maintain

I hadn’t ever experienced the newly coined genre of “Study-Dance,” but that’s probably because this is my first experience with Australian-born, Stockholm-based VILDE. After only a few spins through, I now have a full grasp of it, and quite frankly, I’m enamored.

VILDE’s style should call on associations of other heady artists who effortlessly combine emotive and intelligent lyrics with danceable beats and delicious synth arpeggios, yet you’ll find that it stands alone, steadfast and well-defined. “Maintain” showcases just that, as do his previous releases, each of which is a build to an eventual full album release.

Until that release day comes, we strongly encourage you to spend some serious time with “Maintain.” It’s certainly a cerebral piece, while still maintaining a coveted approachability. Thanks in part to his unique vocal tone, which should have Alt-J fans tipping their proverbial cap, it’s immidiately welcoming, keeping listeners locked in and engaged throughout long build, driving percussion, and impressive lyrics.

The subject matter of the song is somewhat of a crammed amalgamation of ideas. Part inspired by the film ‘Ace in the Hole’, where a news reporter begins to twist events in a dark way to gain fame through his portrayal of the story. There’s some pretty bleak imagery in the lyrics, yet bits of optimism seep through too, provoking a sense of solitude, release & calm.

If you’re digging this, head over to his SoundCloud to fully immerse yourself. Then, hope and pray he’ll be coming to your city soon.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2017 Round #3)

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Monday is over. Tuesday is here which means there’s a brand new Indie Dojo for your listening ear(s).
’Arlie – Big Fat Mouth’
’Husky – Ghost’
’Doc Robinson – I’m Not Gone’
’The Teskey Brothers – Pain And Misery’
’Mimi Gilbert – Become With Me’
’Isobel Anderson – Flint Shingle’
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