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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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The Higher State: Transparent Day

7 hours 58 min ago
The Higher State Today’s Dose Transparent Day is by Folkestone UK band The Higher State originally released in 2011, recently re-released as a free download.

The band play homage to 1960’s West Coast Psychedelia, we’re thinking The Byrds here.

Its a bit older than recent Doses, but this kind of music is timeless.

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North Atlantic Maritime: Mt.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:00

North Atlantic MaritimeNORTH ATLANTIC MARITIME are Sven Wright, Matt Hillman and Matt Haydock, whom are based in London having formed last year in 2014. Today we’ve got their excellent introductory debut instrumental track Mt., and we’ve just received news that they’ve just returned a new single WRECKS being released as a 7” marbled vinyl single on Unlabel.

We’ve posted an accompanying video to WRECKS further below which was shot on a tidal fort at the end of the Thames in the depths of winter.

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Doubting Thomas Cruise Control: Soft Focus

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:00
Doubting Thomas Cruise Control Soft Focus is the second single from the forthcoming LP Remember Me John Lydon Forever by Doubting Thomas Cruise Control (AKA DTCC) due out August 14th via Fleeting Youth Records and the band’s own Duckbill Records.

“A heartbreaking song at it’s core, “Soft Focus” is one piece of the bigger puzzle that is Remember Me John Lydon Forever. The album is quirky yet heartfelt, snarling yet sincere, it’s an introspective record that carries themes of growing up, responsibility that comes with age, and life expectations, the thoughts of an artist watching those around them enter “adulthood” and as Cardos puts it, the pursuit to “evolve from being defined by what you’re not and what you don’t ascribe to, and using that to figure out what you do ascribe to.” [via Fleeting Youth Records]

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Todd Tobias: Suvarnabhumi

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 15:31
Todd Tobias Today’s Dose is from the new album Tristes Tropiques by Ohio based multi-instrumentalist Todd Tobias.

“While best known for producing Guided By Voices and collaborating with Robert Pollard (Circus Devils, Ricked Wicky and Pollard’s solo material), Tobias has also crafted an innovative body of instrumental solo work, of which Tristes Tropiques is the latest chapter.

“Hypnotic and melancholy-soaked, Tristes Tropiques presents a luxuriant yet downcast tone, drawing comparisons to the eerie, transportive work of The Fun Years, The Gentleman Losers and Ian William Craig. This is no better exemplified than on single ‘Suvarnabhumi’, in which sparse, yearning guitar figures are subsumed by ethereal synths. Sinister yet alluring, these musical environments throb with sensuality, danger and promise.” [press release]

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Pony Time: Time Tells Me

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 12:00

Pony TimeSeattle rock duo PONY TIME have a new single out ‘Time Tells Me’, the first track on the band’s forthcoming fourth LP, Rumours 2: The Rumours Are True, set to officially drop on September 11th. The band is Luke Beetham, a Seattle native, and Stacy Peck,an Iowa transplant, who met helping a mutual friend move a stereo back in 2009. They started playing their unique brand of danceable punk music together soon after.

Influences here include: Gary Numan, Bo Diddley, The Milkshakes, The Breeders, and Fleetwood Mac.

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The Star Department: Stitches and Sleeves

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:00
The Star Department The Pea Green Boat is the debut album by Irish atmospheric indie-pop duo The Star Department, who are from Dublin. The album, which features the deliciously melancholic new single Stitches and Sleeves, is out now through Hidden Shoal.

And we’re pleased to bring it to you as today’s Dose.

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Oh Geronimo: The Flood

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:00

Oh GeronimoCiarán Downes of Toronto based post-rock & indie-folk group OH GERONIMO recently sent us the backstory for today’s featured track ‘The Flood': “Not too long ago, my basement bedroom flooded as a result of heavy rainfall and snowmelt. This happened twice during the transitional turmoil between Ontario’s sombre winter and damp spring. It had a much more tragic and lasting effect than I had anticipated, since many sentimental items were slowly destroyed by mould. We drew inspiration from these events and their wake.”

The 2nd part of the two part song series is also available via the band’s website and they released a new video on July 21st which you can check out further below. It follows the resulting actions of the “leader of the divine conjurors” Stu’uldahn turning to the vigilante, Jarvis Manslaughter, to protect a sorceror’s sanctuary from the Wanderers, a group of people living off the land who’ve been pushed from their homes.

Three-man slingshots and slow-motion chaos ensues!

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TOUR DATES
July 31st – Bristol, NB – A.C. Sharkey’s
August 1st – Sydney, NS – Governor’s Pub
August 4th – St. John’s – TBA
August 5th – Corner Brook NL – Brewed Awakening
August 6th – Corner Brook, NL – Whalen’s Gate
August 7th – Pasadena, NL – Oasis Beach House
August 8th – Corner Brook, NL – TBA
August 12th – Edmundston, NB – Bar Le Deck
August 14th – Montreal, QC – Barfly
August 15th – Ottawa, ON – Avant-Garde Bar
August 20th – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
August 21st – St. Catharines, ON – Detour Music Hall
August 28th – Burlington, ON – The Boston Manor
August 29th – Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse

Hookspine: Enough Cuteness

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:00
Hookspine Hookspine is the one man project of French artist JnL, Jean-Nicolas Lys.

Enough Cuteness is his first single, from his debut EP planned for December 2015.

The single is available as a digital download with the B-side Brazen pimp (which itself is worth checking out at the links below) and will be out on CD in August

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Friday Club: Being Me is Easy

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:00

Friday ClubA new track from Birmingham and Finnish collaboration FRIDAY CLUB dropped earlier this month on July 3rd after a bit of a hiatus the band had reportedly been taking.

“Being Me Is Easy” is a solid track that shows a lot of promise for things to come for the band, although we are sad that it ended a bit short at a little over 2 minutes. Naturally we immediately found ourselves getting our continued fix on their Soundcloud page and further drawn into 2013’s “Friday Club EP” and a handful of other great tracks.

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Humeans: Let’s Do It

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:00
Humeans “Humeans are the two swedish DIY producers Mikael Laaksoharju and Thomas Isberg working in the box from their living rooms. Everything is recorded, mixed and mastered on laptops, mostly using headphones – a great example of the recording revolution taking place. Inspired by the 18th century philosopher David Hume, who said that human behaviour is controlled by desire rather than reason, Humeans aim to defeat loneliness with a powerful mixture of stomp, thin guitars and clever lyrics.” [bio]

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Wells: Fractures

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 12:00

WellsThe debut single ‘Fractures’ from Sydney, Australia rock band WELLS was just released through Monday Records, showing up first a few short days back via the music blog Indie Shuffle.

The group is a brand new project of Alastair Cairns, who is also known as the now retired Atlas B. Salvesen. The track was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studios with production and mixing falling to Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull) and mastering to Greg Calbi (Tame Impala, Future Islands, The War On Drugs).

The band will be launching the single with a string of East Coast shows in the Australian Spring of 2015 at with a full EP release scheduled for later in the year. Links to Monday Records are as follows:

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Jacuzzi Boys: Happy Damage

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 12:00

Jacuzzi BoysMiami Florida’s Jacuzzi Boys are returning in a few months with their newest “Happy Damage EP” and have just released the first single and accompanying video this past July 7th.

The single Happy Damage is a free download off the forthcoming EP, arriving this September via the band’s new label, MAG MAG records (magmagrecords.com).

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Strange & Primitive: Difficulties Be Damned

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:00
Strange & Primitive “TORONTO – Strange & Primitive releases their second single Difficulties Be Damned off their upcoming post punk album Strange & Primitive, due out August 21st. Melodies and rhythms trapped in a predestined beat, the instrumentals unleash the caged animal within us.

“This single is inspired by British explorer Percy Fawcett who was lost in the jungle and presumed dead. An ode to the Fawcett family’s motto, “Difficulties Be Damned” captures a determination and naivety found throughout life’s journey.

“The song highlights the danger of succumbing to freedom from modern life without finding a balance between the structured and primal side of ourselves.” [via GLG Publicity]
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Alex Stephens: A Different Sky to Yours

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:00

Alex StephensToday brings another track revolving around the topic of skies, although this back to back semi-pairing was just a fluke occurrence which we hope holds some deeper meaning.

Today’s feature is by Alex Stephens, a 19 year old songwriter from North Wales whose passion is playing, writing and composing his own music. He not only performs with the guitar and piano but also sings, although today’s feature “A Different Sky to Yours” is a pure instrumental track that evokes the same visionary beauty along the lines of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’s great, “September Fifteenth”.

Be sure to follow Alex on Soundcloud where he posts updates on a regular basis.

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Diego Davidenko: Where The Sky Is Infinite

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:00
Diego Davidenko LA indie folk artist, Diego Davidenko, will be releasing his album, It Isn’t Home on August 28.

The debut album reflects his search for a place called home after moving from Argentina to America at the age of nine. Through the use of soft acoustic melodies and lyrics surrounding the harsh reality of life, It Isn’t Home serves as a reminder to those who feel lost that they are not alone. [via GLG Publicity]

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Five Eight: Behead Myself

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:00
Five Eight In 1994, Athens, GA-based band Five Eight released Weirdo, the album that should have been a breakthrough for the relentlessly hard working and touring band that formed in the late 80’s. Twenty one years later, Weirdo gets the deluxe re-release treatment courtesy of Austin-based label Chicken Ranch Records.

The Weirdo reissue, remixed from the master tapes by original producer David Barbe (Sugar), remastered by Jim Wilson, and featuring new artwork along with five unreleased bonus tracks, is now available as a 180 gram double-LP and digital download.
[via Fanatic Promotion]

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Gold Class: Life as a Gun

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:00

Gold ClassThe Melbourne Australian band GOLD CLASS will release their debut album later this year through Spunk Records in Australia/NZ and through felte in the USA/Europe.

Life as a Gun is the stunning first single from the upcoming debut, which officially released last week, July 8th.

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The Vast Alps: Vanity

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 12:00
The Vast Alps Los Angeles area band The Vast Alps have followed up their debut EP Auto Pilot with The 1/1 Project (One By One) for which they are releasing one new track every week for a year. Beginning with the release of Fiction, The Vast Alps has already uploaded fifteen tracks, and fans can look forward to 37 more by the beginning of 2016.

You can listen to all the 1/1 songs released so far at The Vast Alps’ BandCamp page.

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Stolen Jars: Kept

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 12:00

Stolen JarsIndie-pop band, Stolen Jars emerged out of the newly emerging Montclair New Jersey music scene in 2011. The band best describes their music as “fitting parts into wholes. Stolen Jars is the way back. It’s that summer you spent living in your yard, searching for answers under rocks, it’s that blanket fort you made in the living room, it’s that game you spent so long making up the rules to that you never even got to play.”

Kept” is the last song the band wrote for their upcoming album and the second song they are sharing.

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Victory Kicks: No Great Shakes

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:00
Victory Kicks “Victory Kicks are an alternative rock band from the Isle of Wight and now based in London. Formed originally as a home recording project by singer/songwriter John Sibley, the band continues to produce and release all its records independently on its own label, Unmanned Aerial Vinyl.” [bio]

Today’s Dose is from their latest release the High Wires LP, the fifth record to be released by the prolific band since the band formed in 2013.

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