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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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Ed Ghost Tucker: Sofia (Single)

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:00

Ed Ghost TuckerEd Ghost Tucker is a four-piece Pop/Rock group from San Diego, CA fronted by three singer-songwriters, Ryan Miller, Rutger Rosenborg, and Cameron and Michaela Wilson, all of whom have played music together since childhood.

The band’s musical stylings span a range of genres from doo-wop to new wave, and art-rock to world-pop. Their debut EP is out now and they’ve put out a well produced video directed by Roman Arriola for the exceptional single Sofia, a great introduction to the band. The DP on this was Frederick Duarte.

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The Dead Heavys: Liquidator

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 12:00

The Dead HeavysWaterford Ireland’s The Dead Heavys are a 6 piece psychedelic rock band preparing to release their debut album, and they’ve got a few singles from it already in circulation.

The band’s independently-released first single Everybody In The Nite was produced by Jagz Kooner (Primal Scream / Kasabian) and hit the Irish top fifty, meeting with much acclaim. 2014 saw an Irish tour, two further single releases with The New Age of Innocence and Uptight. Also, they’ve had some great success gigging with their international debut at Croatia’s INmusic Festival alongside The Arctic Monkeys & Basement Jaxx.

The Dead Heavy’s current and latest offering is the excellent high-energy track Liquidator which has a great video that we’ve included further below. You can show them some love at any of the social sites or alternatively at the video link below.

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In Letter Form: Reflecting The Rain

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:00
In Letter Form Reflecting The Rain is the new single from San Francisco based In Letter Form and a second play for them on The Dose.

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Big Wild: Aftergold

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00

Big Wild“Aftergold” by Big Wild is the second release from Foreign Family Collective, a brand new highly anticipated outlet for musicians and visual artists alike curated by the duo behind ODESZA.

Big Wild is Venice, CA based musician Jackson Stell who likes to tap into our natural curiosities by bending conventional boundaries in music and bringing danceable beats to the masses in the same fell swoop. We’ve included a bit of his Youtube hosted video below via a venue in Bloomington, Indiana, a pretty cool look at his live dynamic and well worth watching through. As of yesterday he was heading upwards on the Hype Machine charts at #4, now onward to “#1 with a bullet”.

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Mr. Bukit: Leave

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:00
Mr. Bukit “Hailing from the east of the Netherlands, Mr. Bukit is a four piece indie rock band formed in the summer of 2014. The group’s musical style has been described as catchy reverb-ish indierock with postpunk, dreampop and shoegaze influences that takes inspiration from the likes of Interpol, Foals and DIIV.

“The band, centered on the songwriting partnership of Joren Heuvels and Bram Schabbink, also includes Tom Groeneveld on bass and Mette Veldhuis on drums.” [bio]

Their new EP As We Stand In Line will be released soon.

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Emerald Park: LiberTeens

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:00

LiberteensMalmo, Sweden’s Emerald Park are back with a sample from their forthcoming release, GO! GO! GO!. The first single, “Liberteens” comes from the promising new album due June 23rd.

The song “Liberteens” was written after the group had listened to some Imogen Heap and were deciding on how best to incorporate Autotune into their music.

We’ve also embedded the great song and video below for the pretty recent release of “Blue” from the “Black Box EP” in July 2014. The video was shot by Ormdadet Film & Media in April 2014 outside The AstraStube in Hamburg the day after an Emerald Park gig.

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Good Morning Finch: Gemini

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 17:54
Good Morning Finch Today’s Dose is the title track from the new album by Italian Band Good Morning Finch.

It is their follow-up to their previous EP, which was a pure post-rock release, their first full length album brings Good Morning Finch in a different area, forging a shoegaze sound with pop lyrics and post-rock instrumentals. [from bio]

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The Vultures: Weakest Storm

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 21:59
Artist The Vultures are a London sextet whose roots lie in five countries spanning three continents, they create songs that strain at the seams with eerie majesty and bewitching melody, courtesy of three-part vocals, cello, violin, viola, bass and drums. This is a band who eschew guitars, synths and digitalism in favour of intense in-the-flesh performance. The group’s darkly gorgeous soundscape encompasses influences from Bjork to Blondie, Serge Gainsbourg to The Pixies, and was beautifully captured on their 2015 debut LP ‘Three Mothers Part 1’, a sensual, sinister and proudly singular masterclass in neo-gothic sonics and timeless tunes. [bio via Lost in the Manor]

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Signal-to-Noise: Something to Say

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:00

Signal-to-NoiseSignal-to-Noise is the brand new project by Michael Downing, a talented electro-rock songwriter & producer based in Chicago who draws on influences from a diverse range of favorites (e.g. Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, and Supertramp, etc). Starting this past January, Michael locked himself away in his Chicago apartment, where he composed and produced his first full length Signal-to-Noise album, a standout piece of work that is available via his Soundcloud page or central band website.

Not too long back, in December of this last year Downing abandoned a career in neuroscience to become a full-time musician. Up until that point all of his major life decisions were based on fear; fear of disappointing others; fear of becoming impoverished; fear of the consequences of not following the beaten path. He had forgotten that life is an experience, an ever-changing amalgamation of thoughts and feelings whose substance can only be defined by the experiencer.

Signal-to-Noise is a reminder to live in the present, look inwards, turn down the noise, and find your signal.

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La Casa Al Mare: M

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:00
La Casa Al Mare La Casa al Mare is a three piece band from Rome, Italy, experimenting with shoegaze, dreampop, psychedelic, noise music. They are releasing their This Astro EP this month, and today’s Dose M is from it. Check out the videos below for M and another track from the EP Sunflowers.

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Jeremy Bass: Winter Bare

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:00

Jeremy BassBrooklyn’s Jeremy Bass recently released the first of two EP’s included in his recent successful Kickstarter. Winter Bare, the excellent first gift in the pair enjoyed a successful release party a night or two back. Jeremy says of the new EP, “‘Winter Bare’ is an album of love songs, but its lyrical center tends to hover around love’s fragility and the potential for loss, rather than committing wholly to the joy of falling in love or the devastation of losing it.”

The tune was the first one that Bass wrote after falling in love again following a devastating divorce that left him physically isolated from the world.

“I thought that feeling was dead in me for a long time,” he says, “But then suddenly, without looking for it, it reappeared when I least expected it.”

Bass’ and his new girlfriend were long distance for a time, which is reflected in the song’s longing and its preoccupation with the unknown. He had begun working on his pair of upcoming albums during his period of isolated existence in the brutal winter of 2013.

“It was on one of those dark nights when it was all I could do to keep myself from going crazy,” he remembers. “Winter has always been tough for me, and the winter of 2013 was especially hard.”

Just prior, Bass was splitting up with his wife, selling the house they shared together, and toiling away for the third year straight on a debut album that he had become disconnected with by the time it was finally released late last year. Returning to single living in Brooklyn during the intense New York winter of 2013, Bass found himself secluded in an empty house, sifting through his memories.

“I was drinking, I had run out of money, I was nearly unemployed, and certainly unemployable,” he confesses. “But, I had a fireplace and my guitars.” Though Bass was in the grip of despair, he thought that maybe he could write his way out of it and actually change the course of his life in the process. By the end of the winter, I’d fallen in love again, and had a set of songs that wove their way through loneliness, despair and near-insanity, to love and longing, and ultimately hope,” he says.

Following up from, “Winter Bare” – which arrived on April 14th will be a strikingly different album of Bossa nova-inspired tunes called “New York in Spring” on June 2nd Musically, the album bares the influence of musical outlaws such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Tom Waits.

[via Fanatic]

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The Wheel Workers: Yodel

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:00
The Wheel Workers Today’s Dose is by The Wheel Workers who are a Houston-based five-piece recently nominated as Houston’s “Best Pop Act” in 2014’s Houston Press Music Awards.

It is from their album Citizens which arrives on May 26th, 2015.

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Ever: Bodies

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:00

EverIsle of Wight based female singer-songwriter ‘Ever’ crafts a form of melodic electronica, a self-described original brand of personal confessions. Its a stunning debut from this new artist, with a self-exploratory theme finishing off with quite the beautiful outro and gorgeous vocals shining throughout.

Today’s featured single is the debut which officially became available late last year on 12.12.14, and includes exceptional artwork above by Valerie Vargas. An EP should be available shortly, and you can download the track here or alternatively under a pay-what-will model over at the Bandcamp link below. Several teasers from the upcoming EP are also available in addition to a great Kings of Leon cover track that we highly recommend checking out.

Influences: Kimbra, Grimes, Daughter, Lana Del Ray, Lorde and Laura Marling

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Les Limbes: Hypersonic

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:00
Les Limbes Today’s Dose is the single from the debut self-titled EP from French outfit Les Limbes. The EP will see release on April 17th through Hidden Shoal.

“Les Limbes is an exercise in intensely focused energy and atmosphere. Its four instrumental tracks are driven by dense, heavy guitars and a lithe, propulsive rhythm section, counterpointed with soaring strings and driving pianos. This mix of adrenalised rock heft with atmospheric pop dynamics is both mesmerising and incredibly visceral, no better exemplified than on new single ‘Hypersonic’.“ [bio via HS]

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Telephantom: Silence

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 12:00

TelephantomHouston Texas dream-pop band TELEPHANTOM recently released their first 3 song EP earlier this year on February 2. They’ve got a great video to go with the stellar track which dropped in January, which we’ve embedded in both forms further below. Additionally the band has issued a new track in the last few days titled, ‘Good With Words’ which you can check out over at their Soundcloud page.

Influenced by: STRFCKR, The Stone Roses, Small Black, The Raveonettes, The Presets, M83, Jesus & Mary Chain, New Order, Pulp, Suede

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Small Talk: Brothers

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:00

Small TalkWelp…National Siblings Day may be over but we apparently can’t let go of the feeling based on the title of today’s featured track. The aptly named ‘Brothers’ comes by way of the new Boston indie rock group SMALL TALK, specifically the second single from the excellent brand new “Us Kids” EP.

This promising EP just released on Wednesday April 8th, along with today’s featured single, and you can additionally check out all four tracks which are already generating a load of early interest on their Soundcloud site below.

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The Peeks: Moving Pictures

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:00
The Peeks “Led by songsmith Fraser Henry, The Peeks are a folk-rock trio from the sleepy Melbourne suburb of Williamstown. With a sound that is constantly evolving, the group tap into a studied pool of influences – from Fleet Foxes and Crowded House, to Jake Bugg and Ben Howard – and boast a live show that is visceral at one moment and delicate the next.” [bio]

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Beth Bombara: Promised Land

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:00

Beth BombaraThe latest inspired single “Promised Land” from St. Louis-based Americana artist Beth Bombara was issued recently on March 5th. It’s the first soulful and spirited effort off her forthcoming self-titled LP, officially delivering on June 23.

Of the song Bombara has stated, “I started writing this song at a point where a lot of things in my life were uncertain. I was just standing on the edge of a dark abyss, being afraid to jump but knowing I needed to take a leap of faith to get to the other side. Those leaps into the unknown are a little easier when you have someone to jump with you. The ‘promised land’ is an idea of continually striving towards that place of safety and happiness. We’re reaching for whatever it is we’ve been told will satisfy us. Contentment, security, spiritual peace, the American Dream, you name it. The idea is out there out there, and we keep searching for it.

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Waterstrider: Passing Ships

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:00
Waterstrider Oakland based Waterstrider have just released their album Nowhere Now. Today’s Dose is the latest single from it.

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Alphabetical: Winter

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00

AlphabeticalFrench indie pop band Alphabetical hail from Paris, a talented five piece group who’ve reportedly been around since 2012.

At the beginning of 2014 in January they released the six song EP, Rusted Gold, which you can pick up over at their Bandcamp site below. We first heard of them not too long ago on Twitter while snooping around for recommendations. A post there caught our attention about their free EP, and we quickly rushed over to check it out, immediately loving all six tracks, especially the feature, ‘Winter’. Another great track via video follows further below.

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