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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 Handcuffs: All The Way From Memphis

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:00
The Handcuffs Chicago garage-glam band The Handcuffs have announced the release of their their first-ever cassette on the East Nashville-based Semi-Pro Records on October 17, to commemorate Cassette Store Day. The tape-only release, All The Way From Chicago, features a “best of” style sampling of songs from their first three albums, plus a never-before released nod to one of their influences, Mott The Hoople.

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Seastock: Lift Up

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 12:54
Seastock Seastock are a collaboration of two established composers and sound designers (Neil Hampton & Jesse Proctor from Seattle, Washington) whose mission is to produce high quality royalty-free music. If you check out the Jamendo link below they have wealth of material available.

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Brazzmatazz: Hua!

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 12:00

BrazzmatazzBrazzmatazz is a 18 -piece brass band formed in 2014 on and off the stage and via the streets of Ghent Belgium. As they are a bunch of musicians from different corners of the musical universe, they are influenced by New Orleans Funk, Balkan Ska, Drum ‘n Bass, Jazz, Reggae and many other genres which they bring their improvisational sound fully to bear on. Today’s track comes via their new three song EP released in June, ‘HUA!’, which you can check out all the tracks from via the Bandcamp and Soundcloud links below!

A record setting list of members follow: Sanne “Vlechtjes” Werkers: Conductor Dylan “Big red lobsta lova” Meersman: Trumpet Merijn Landuyt: Trumpet Leen “Beervoet” Bervoets: Trumpet Kwinten “Eufrazie” VDK: Alto Sax Liesbeth “Bethsy Bobo” Vleminckx: Alto Sax Bauke “Lilly Willy” Meersman: Tenor Sax Stein Nuyts: Tenor Sax Floris “4 To The Flor” Verhoeven: Baritone Sax Joris “8ball Boris” Meys: Baritone Sax Maarten “Kreeftje” Vanhoucke: Trombone Pieter “Pita” Verraes: Trombone Jasper “Jappa” Braeckman: Trombone Joël “fluweeltje” Dockx: Sousaphone Wim “Wimkloek” Michels: Sousaphone Klaas De Coninck: Snaredrum Tars “Tarzan” Van Der Vaerent: Percussion Jonathan Glorie: Bassdrum Jonas “Master Fader Masturbator” Meirsschaut: Sound Technician


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Steady Hussle: Stick Around

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 18:13
Steady HussleSteady Hussle (Joey Mossman) is a 21 year old Alternative Rock musician/recording artist from small town Holland Landing, Ontario. Since 2009, Joey has made his way into the Toronto music scene, playing in various venues and supporting local music, all while defining his sound.

By combining a mix of his punk rock roots with a melodious pop rock feel, Joey introduces his newest project: Steady Hussle” [FB bio]

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Find the Others: We Stared at the World

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:00

Find the OthersToday we are featuring an exciting song from the brand new mixed compilation via Forward Music Group out of Nova Scotia, namely the second track off the organization’s excellent 2015 sampler. The band name here comes from when Timothy Leary famously told a generation to “tune in, turn on, and drop out” a journalist asked him what to do next. His answer? “Find the Others.”

Andy Sheppard dropped out of the conventional singer/songwriter world and tuned into more intriguing songs, mysterious lyrics, and mesmerizing visuals to create a vivid musical experience called Find The Others. An FTO performance is a feast for the ears and eyes, with synchronized visuals bathing the performers in light and colour. The project was born out of connections with other forward-thinking artists and has led to collaborations with Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork), Olivier Alary (Cat Power), Jorn Anderson (Peter Gabriel), Mark Mariash (Royal Wood), Joshua Van Tassel (Great Lake Swimmers), Snowblink, and others.

You can check out the latest info on the upcoming album and tourdates at the Find the Others website via the first link below as well as the rest of the ten track mixed compilation through the following FG Bandcamp page.

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Radical Something: Paradise In You (Young Bombs Remix)

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:00
Radical Something Vancouver based Young Bombs just dropped their latest remix – a really cool, tropical re-work of Radical Something‘s “Paradise In You.”

Check out the links below for more remixes by Young Bombs, and original songs by Radical Something.

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Wimps and Machos: Entangle

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:00

Wimps and MachosToday’s feature comes from Wimps and Machos, a DC duo made up of former members from two area bands, coming together as a new effort, recording guitars, bass, and drums in their own home studio as demo recordings. The two have finalized the demo mixes and are mixing new unpublished material for an upcoming release on iTunes.

We caught word of this great new effort by checking into the newest buzz over on the Twitter Search stream.

Influences: Velvet Underground, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, The Smiths, Stone Roses


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NONTA: Pulse

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:00
NONTA NONTA are a London-based atmospheric indie band, formed in 2014. Drifting between dreamy and poignant, their songs play on subtle contrasts of emotion to convey a melancholic but uncompromising feel, both fragile and powerful. Their sound embraces an eclectic mix of influences, from post rock to indie folk to dark pop – think Daughter meets Sigur Rós. [adapted from bio]

Today’s Dose is the title track from their debut EP Pulse – due out on 15th October.

Vocals / Nonta Libbrecht-Carey, Guitar / George Taylor, Drums / Harry Gill, Bass / Joe Young

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Suplington: Invisible Imagination

Sun, 09/27/2015 - 12:00

SuplingtonToday we have an inspiring track via the debut release from London, UK producer Suplington, who started this experimental project in July of 2010.

The downtempo beats of Invisible Imagination come from the late 2013 album Risky Times on Cult Classic Records but he also first appeared in an introduction via the first Cult Classic Records compilation, Friends & Family, in 2010.

Influenced by: Shigeto, Boards Of Canada, Matthew Halsall, Alphabets Heaven, Bambooman, Archie Pelago, Badbadnotgood, Taylor McFerrin

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Rebecca Everett: Sting of a Kiss

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:00

Rebecca EverettVictoria, BC artist Rebecca Everett is on the verge of releasing her album “Seven Shades” in a few short days on October 2nd.

The newly released single “Sting of a Kiss” is a beautiful effort that conjures up a nice dose of stylized noir imagery from the 40s and 50s, with a subtle hint of mystery evoked by the reverb drenched guitar-work. The vocals are very passionate and the emotions are laid out in the powerful lyrics, creating quite an exciting first effort.

The artist had the following to say about the creation of the forthcoming album:
“It’s doubtful that any of this album could exist without periods of the obscurity and loss of faith, for we have to let our former stage of faith die to move onto the next. I think the fear of death arises because we have been programmed to believe we are an object. The creation of this album came from being in a space between loss and faith, a meditation that brings deep, dark hidden mysteries up to the surface to look at. The album describes and shows my struggles with these and other ideologies. “

If you are in Toronto Canada on October 3rd, you can check out and support her at the Record Release Party at GAS (Gerrard Art Space).


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Chris Dupont: Forgiveness

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:00
Chris Dupont Ann Arbor MI folk artist, Chris DuPont, releases his new album, Outlier, on November 13. The record’s first single, Forgiveness, is today’s Dose. The theme of Outlier is confronting darkness through thoughtful deliberation, and each song showcases this idea in a different way.

Faced with the new challenge of becoming a father, DuPont bares his difficulties with family and his own sense of belonging. Full of his trademark vulnerability and candor, Outlier is a confession and an absolution in one. “Outlier describes me, but also helps represent the work as a whole.” says DuPont. “Many of the tunes are about thinking differently or mindfully, which can make you an outlier in your community.” [via GLG]

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Sara Não Tem Nome: Dias Dificeis

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:00

Sara Não Tem NomeSara Nao Tem Nome translates over from Brazilian-Portuguese to Sarah Has No Name. She is a indie folk musician born in Contagem, MG in 1992, a student of the arts at EBA-UFMG with interests lying somewhere between music, visual arts and cinema. She lists her current location as São Paulo.

Today’s track was mastered by Rob Grant at Poon’s Head Studio in Perth, Australia, a dreamlike first effort alongside another beautiful minimalistic downtempo track “Ômega III”, found at the Soundcloud link below.

For fans of: Daniel Johnston, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Elliot Smith, Radiohead, Sérgio Sampaio, Beck, Vincent Gallo, Harmony Korine, Nan Goldin, Jonas Mekas, Connan Mockasin, Adam Green, Baden Powell, Chet Baker, Jards Macalé, Jorge Mautner, Sibylle Baier, Syd Barrett, Louis Aguilar,Jon Brion, Andrew Bird, Arthur Bispo do Rosário.


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Moose Light Kingdom: Burning Lights

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:00
Moose Light Kingdom Today’s Dose is the title track from the Burning Lights EP by Moose Light Kingdom.

“Moose Light Kingdom is an indie-pop band from Boston, started by David Lin in the spring of 2015 as a solo project. Although David studied composition and sound design for film and games, he also heavily focused on electronic music and synthesis during his time at the Berklee College of Music. Most Moose Light Kingdom tracks have a hybrid mix of live instruments and electronic elements, combining in flavours from both worlds.” [bio]

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First Pope: Sinking (feat. Farah Elle) (demo)

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:00

First PopeFirst Pope is the new effort from Fabian Molloy of Dublin Ireland, debuting with this striking indie pop infused love song titled Sinking. Molloy’s vocals on the demo shine and are further complimented by the beautiful harmonies of promising fellow Dublin talent, Farah Elle.

Another track ‘In the Dark’ performed live and acoustic was shot on video and recorded recently at The Famous Crown in Didsbury, Manchester, of which you can find further below.


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Photoreal: Uncle

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 12:00
Photoreal “Drawing upon shades of pop and rock from years past and present, Photoreal is a collaboration between Dan Halperin and Nepalese-born Diwas Gurung. Based in Brooklyn, the two write songs that explore the twined roots of relationships and the memories born out of them. The result is music that is both deeply personal and universally relatable.

“After spending some formative musical years together upstate, we moved to Brooklyn with open ears and a new band. The songs we’re releasing now are the result of a long writing period, in which we recorded, rewrote, and scrapped dozens of ideas. All the recording and mixing was done by the two of us, in various home studio setups. These songs are the vanguard of a bunch of material that we’re in the process of recording, piecing together a proper release.” [from bio]

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Jojee: Unravel Me

Sun, 09/20/2015 - 19:41
Jojee We don’t know a lot about Jojee, except that she’s based in NYC. She sent us her latest release, which is today’s Dose. She has a few more tracks on SoundCloud, so head over there for a listen.

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luhx.: Stay for the Night

Sat, 09/19/2015 - 12:00

luhx.luhx. is a new indie pop band formed in Boston, MA that incorporates a bit of an R&B vibe into their multifaceted sound. The newest single ‘Stay for the Night‘ blends together beautiful haunting vocals while producing a protective and loving vibe hidden just out of plain view for those who wish to find all that is hidden in the thoughtful lyrics.

Influences to their unique sound come from inspired artists like Jack Garratt, Sylvan Esso, and Allen Stone. Their video released in July for ‘mess.’ is also available below.


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Talay: Underside

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 12:00
Talay Today’s Dose is the single released today by New York based Alt Folk artist Talay. Its from her upcoming debut EP Piece by Piece which will be released on October 9th.

“In just a little over a year after graduating from the University of Miami’s prestigious Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, singer-songwriter Megan Talay, who performs her original music as ‘Talay’ (Tally), has already begun making waves on the New York music scene. Sought after as a session player on guitar, bass, and backing vocals, she has toured both locally and nationally” [from bio]

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Thot: (Never) Never Again Land

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:00

Thot Ten years later after releasing their first album “The Huffed Hue“, Belgian post-rock band Thot (the alias of Grégoire Fray) had put together new versions of two songs from this first album via 2005, released just a few short days ago this month. The stunning new effort is titled “#XVNM” and the tracks were re-worked and re-recorded, forged largely by the sound development that has been shaped by the live energy that evolved over many European tours. The band now embarks on a new EU-wide tour starting this September 24th

For a week up to the 21st, 100% of all digital purchases are going to be donated to the Belgian Red Cross for its action toward the current refugee crisis.
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Damn Vandals: Whisky Going Free

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:00
Damn Vandals The new single from London UK based Damn Vandals ‘I Hate School’ is released 06 Nov 2015, the video is embedded below.

Today’s Dose Whisky Going Free is the B Side. Check out both, streaming at the SoundCloud link below.

Both tracks are taken from their new album ‘Rocket Out Of London’, available from the BandCamp link below.

The release is the follow-up to their last single ‘Mad As Hell’

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