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On The Daily Dose, The Insomnia Radio Network brings you daily mp3s, legally and with permission from the artists. One excellent song per day delivered directly to your iPod or PC. DJ Chatter and socks not included. The socks would be rocked off anyway. And the DJs? They're busy with all the other podcasts around here.
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Gustave Tiger: Covet To Die

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:01

Gustave TigerToday’s Dose comes from Budapest in Hungary, by Gustave Tiger, an art punk band, formed in 2013, who released their second album At The Idyll’s End via BandCamp on a Name Your Price basis (no minimum). Their debut, Mitanni Mares was released in 2013 and is also on BandCamp.

“Starting off as a power trio with Péter Mezősi on drums, Csaba Szabó on bass, vocals and Gergő Dorozsmai on guitar, vocals, Gustave Tiger were soon joined by the brilliant young singer Erika Szurcsik to complete the line-up that created the pop sensibility infused psychedelic punk rock vision of At The Idyll’s End.” [bio]

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The Ocean Party: Head Down

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:00

The Ocean PartyThe excellent new single Head Down is taken from The Ocean Party’s forthcoming 4th album “Soft Focus,” out October 31 in Australia & New Zealand via Spunk, and November 4 in the US via Jigsaw.  While it appears the group is currently based out of Melbourne, it looks like they initially started in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Upcoming tour gigs this month on the West and East coast of the US include the following few dates centered near the CMJ Festival in New York, apparently followed by an album launch tour in Australia hitting in Nov.  Check the links below for the latest:

October 20 – Camero Gallery – Brooklyn, NY [Spunk Records Pre-CMJ Showcase]
October 23 – Drom – New York, NY [CMJ]
October 25 – The Delancey – New York, NY [CMJ]
October 28 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA

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Gambardellas: Ashes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:00

GambardellasGambardellas was formed in Italy in 2011 by drummer Mauro Gambardella.

The band now consists of
Mauro Gambardella: Lead voice, drummer
Glenda Frassi: Guitar, backing vocals
Grethel Frassi Keys, backing vocals.

Their Ashes EP, which this is the title track from, was produced in September 2013.

Be sure to check out the video for the track below.

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Glass Oaks: Screens

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:00

Glass OaksAfter recently stumbling headlong into the new single ‘Screens’ from the Lynchburg, Virginia indie folk-rock four piece, Glass Oaks, I found they based their inspired band name from “the creative expression of the human experience, which is both permanent like an oak and fragile like glass.”

The Soundcloud issued single looks to be officially dropping via the new release entitled “Dim Coal Night” on Nov 4, and additionally the group has a live performance of the track available online that we’ve embedded further below.

Influences of the band reportedly range very eclectically from gospel to Alt-Country.

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Fatally Yours: Exit Sign

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:00

Fatally YoursToday’s Dose is a little heavier than usual, but there is nothing wrong with that. It comes to you from Baltimore MD based band Fatally Yours and is from their EP Every Moment available from the iTunes link below. Check out some of their other tracks on their SoundCloud page, also linked to below. Of course, check out the video of Exit Sign too. You know where the link to that is. Check the links below!

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Jungle Doctors: The Sea and the Rain

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:00

Jungle DoctorsWe lucked out on a recent dive into the vast musical mash of Soundcloud, running into a handful of excellent tracks from London indie pop-rock group JUNGLE DOCTORS. Apparently in a little less than a month’s time the band has amassed over 75,000 plays of their recent single, “The Sea and the Rain”, not to mention a nice healthy listening mark on their slightly older songs, dating back at least a year.

Since the release of their first EP in July 2012, they have picked up lots of attention from blogs and radio stations, releasing “Better”, “Talk to Me” and the newer “Open Up” EP. A notable quote we found from the band: “The first two singles from the EP have done incredibly well compared to the last material that we released, so you can’t help feeling that things are moving forwards, plus people actually want photos with us after gigs now”

We’ve embedded a April 2014 video for “Falling” from the band below, for those hungry for more earlier output from the group. For those in London, you can catch Jungle Doctors at their next live gig opening for Patterns at The Garage on October 25th. A blast of links that you will need follow…

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V Y D: Tank Tops

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:00

V Y DV Y D are a NuDisco/Rock group from Southern California, now in Brooklyn. The band is Justin Howard (Singer/Songwriter) and Nick Wisse (Guitarist/Beatmaker). They say that they like mixing electronic beats with regular instruments.

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Little Lapin: Magnet Eyes

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 14:00

Little LapinLittle Lapin is an unsigned pop-folk artist originally from Devon and is now based in Bristol (UK) who writes honest music straight from the heart. We’ve seen other recent indications she was recently based in Christchurch, New Zealand, and just recently wrapped up a successful post-show for the Austin City Limits Music Festival in the US in the last few days.

The new single Magnet Eyes came out around the last few days of July 2014 and you can check out more of her music at Soundcloud, where we luckily stumbled across her account… or at Bandcamp below.

Also, be sure to check out the fantastic embed on this page of New Zealand photographer Rambo Estrada’s surfing images in sync with her powerful song ‘Silent Tears.’

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Bride & Groom: On the Run

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:00

Bride & GroomAnother run through the audio channels at Soundcloud brings us a rare and new find from Canada, Bride & Groom, an Indie Folk duo based out of Montréal, Quebec. The duo is guitarist/songwriter Jesse Daniel Smith and cellist Kaitlyn Raitz, who apparently started collaborating in 2014.

After a successful IndieGoGo campaign the couple were able to write, record, and produce their self-titled EP, now available at the Bandcamp link below in addition to other popular streaming music platforms. Do make sure to check out their exceptional video for On the Run, which we’ve embedded further below.

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Trivial Shields: Precipice

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:00

Trivial ShieldsWe featured Trivial Shields (the project of Christian Carpenter) twice before, now he’s released his EP Vassal States. He says of the EP: “After much protracted preparation, hesitation and self-vexation, Vassal States, the EP I wrote and recorded while living and teaching English in Istanbul, is finally available for your listening enjoyment. Vassal States, is a concise, experimental pop album, tinged with sprinkles of electronica and finished with a heavy dose of existentialist culture-shock. The attached YouTube link is a trailer for the album that explains it’s creation further.”

It was written & Recorded in Istanbul Jan – Jun 2013, mixed in Early Winter 2014 by Jake Birch & Christian Carpenter, and released 23 September 2014.

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Thalassocracy: Shimensoka

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:00

ThalassocracyWe recently had the pleasure of running into today’s featured track over at soundcloud after diving through multiple releases, getting stopped in our tracks with Shimensoka. The name of the song looks to translate to something along the lines of being surrounded by adversaries and thus isolated in a hostile situation.

The group that released the song, Thalassocracy is comprised of Jake May and Lloyd King who hit it out of the park with the single.  It contains a crunchy sludged out guitar line that creates a great visceral feel throughout and even pushed me into revisiting some of good days of old DGC releases and yes, even the ladies of L7. The single was released by the Pizza Club via Art is Hard Records which you can quickly sign up for at the following link.

Thalassocracy will be performing live at Brighton’s Indietro Secret Festival in the UK on October 26th.

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The Seshen: The Fall

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:00

The SeshenBay Area band The Seshen just released their new EP Unravel. Today’s Dose is the first single from it, they released another single Shapes yesterday too.

The Seshen are:
Vocals: Akasha Orr + Lalin St. Juste
Bass: Aki Ehara
Drums: Chris Thalmann
Keyboards: Mahesh Rao
Percussion: Mirza Kopelman
Sampler/Synchronizer: Kumar Butler

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Dave McPherson: Nothing is Enough

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:00

Dave McPhersonFollowing his previous two albums, The Hardship Diaries and Dreamoirs, UK artist Dave McPherson returns with his third album Journal Of A Journey Buoy, which arrives in a little under a month. The single Nothing is Enough is a stirring and exemplary slice of indie folk, that will no doubt send a lot of people looking into his earlier material. While you may have to wait just a little while longer for more, the good news is that the new album looks to have its official release in a little under a month on 3rd November 2014 via Pledge Music.

David will be on tour performing shows across the UK to coincide with the release of Journal of a Journey Buoy, which you can check out the dates for here. In addition, make sure to check out the embed below of his excellent video for Kingdom from last years album, Dreamoirs.

[via A Badge of Friendship]

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Kiravell: Delta

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:00

KiravellToday’s Dose is a single from the Vaudevellia collection by San Diego based Meniyka Kiravell, and is due to be released Oct 15, 2014.

“Soaking up influences from around the world, Kiravell poured out 9 individual musical pieces of art into an eclectic collection entitled Vaudevellia. These are all released under the name, Kiravell. The songs embody the serene exploration of jazz mixed with world music and indie rock. The cover art for each single is a sketched self-portrait set atop a variable palette of mixed colors and backdrops.” [bio]

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Hollow People: Surf

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 14:00

Hollow PeopleHollow People formed in January 2014. They are five 17 yr olds from Birmingham, England. Surf was recorded in June 2014, and was Engineered and mastered by Jack Davis. More songs are being written. Gigs are being planned.

Hollow People Line up:
George Stanhope: vocals/synth
Joe Callaghan: guitar
Adam Plummer: guitar
Will Cooke: bass
Harry Southerton: drums

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Circle: One

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 14:00

CircleMonday Records just recently posted the newest outstanding synth-pop flavored single from the Enmore Australia based group, CIRCLE, who you may remember from our brief yet excellent feature here earlier this Summer for the track ‘We Can Play’.

In addition we’ve embedded the video below on ‘All the People’, the 2nd single from Circle’s debut studio album The Middlefor those unfamiliar with the first effort from duo Radi Safi & Daniel Shaw. Not too long ago it passed the 100k view mark on YouTube, a nice achievement no doubt!

Most importantly please make sure to click through and bookmark some of the band links below. Enjoy..

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Moving Castles: Launch Party

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:00

Moving CastlesMoving Castles from Austin TX recently released Launch Party, their latest single.

Their Setting Fire EP is available as a free download from BandCamp, see the link below.

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Thrills: Dominic

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:00

ThrillsA few months back one of the members of Philadelphia band Vacationer [Michael Mullin] released the leadoff single, Dominic from his debut LP, Thrills of Constantly Collapsing and we’re now excited to be able to showcase it here. While Vacationer is one of the bands that Michael is involved in, Thrills is apparently a recent side project that also includes Kenny Vasoli and Greg Altman of Vacationer up in the mix.

The group has their entire 11-track album up at BandCamp and also have an excellent video for their lead-off single which we’ve embedded further below. Enjoy.

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The Air Machine: My Girl

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:00

The Air MachineThe Air Machine – Songs about life, loss, and rebirth with a connection to music in its purest form. The Air Machine is Zak Schell and Nick Terry from the Milwaukee, WI area. Together, with their past musical experience in the genres of rock, punk, metal, and classical, performs songs that have musical truth as well as engaging lyrical honesty.

“We have been in this project for about a year now. We both come from different backgrounds of music and found a common interest in acoustic, straight forward, music. We recorded our three song EP at Cherry Pit Studios in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and will be returning to record again at the end of the year. We are anticipating having a full release early 2015.” [bio]

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Banana Beach: A/E

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:00

Banana BeachThe brand new single, A/E from Stockholm Sweden’s Banana Beach has just arrived by way of a post by Birds Will Sing For You, a perfect song to reminiscence on those long summer days as we plunge headlong into Fall.

Take a listen below and make sure to check out their track Mobile Homes, an earlier single we featured last year after its release in June. All the good links follow, including to their last excellent EP at BandCamp…

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