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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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Rivertairs: Jack

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:00

RivertairsAs the nights draw in and leaves fall from the trees, thoughts turn to that time of year when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest… Rivertairs are hoping that this first bite of Autumn gloom will provide the perfect backdrop for their new single, an unexpectedly upbeat blend of rock n roll and pyschedelia focused on the elusive Victorian serial killer Jack The Ripper.

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Copper Lungs: Cloud Nine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:00

Copper LungsDundee Scotland pop-rock four-piece COPPER LUNGS have just released their free download single Cloud Nine, out officially this past 27th October 2014 via Thin Hippo Records. This follows the release of their self-titled EP in April with support from BBC Introducing, STV, Rock Sound Magazine, Bring the Noise and Artrocker, as well as a very busy summer playing tourdates inc. a few festivals.

To support their newest release Copper Lungs will be playing #LiveWednesdays at the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow on 12th November in association with XFM Scotland before they co-headline with Our Future Glory at Buskers Dundee on 15th November.

[via A Badge of Friendship]

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Moonlight Towers: Out Of The Gray

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00

Moonlight TowersThe new album Heartbeat Overdrive by Austin TX based Moonlight Towers arrives on November 11th from Chicken Ranch Records. The album’s first single Out Of The Gray is today’s Dose.

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Sylvan Esso: H.S.K.T.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:00

Sylvan EssoH.S.K.T. is a new song from the debut 2014 album by Durham, North Carolina’s SYLVAN ESSO, a duo comprised of vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic artist Nick Sanborn who you may recognize from their other projects Megafaun (Sanborn) and Mountain Man (Meath).

The group’s official debut was the earlier double A-side 12” Hey Mami / Play It Right (16 Jul 2013), featuring a capella and instrumental versions of each song.

Also, be sure to check out the latest excellent video for “Dreamy Bruises” which we’ve embedded below. Upcoming tourdates throughout the US are listed at the following links.

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The Safes: Hopes Up, Guard Down

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:00

The SafesThe Safes are from Chicago, and are three brothers, Patrick, Frankie & Michael O’Malley. Today’s Dose is from their album Record Heat.

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Gudjohr: Djuke Box

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 14:00

GudjohrBrighton, UK based Gudjohr was formed as a solo project by musician Kips Golden in 2012, initially moving from his hometown of Bath, UK not too long after the inception of the project.

His third EP (our of 4) ‘Looks Kinda Lunar’ was released in January 2014 with another shift in style and change of house from previous offerings. Gudjohr interestingly moved toward an electronic sound with his usual guitars and bass backbone replaced by synths, xylophones and effected samples.

A lot of excellent free tracks can be downloaded from his official Soundcloud site below, or alternatively at Bandcamp under the name-your-price model.

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Such Sights: Crooked Houses

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 14:00

Such SightsSheffield based five piece Such Sights recently released their debut EP ‘Where Hell Begins’, which you will love if you are into alternative rock, pop punk and metal and influencing bands such as Taking Back Sunday, The Bled and Comeback Kid.

We’ve also been informed you can also stream the latest single, ‘Seeing Is Believing’ through their Soundcloud link below, so definitely take a listen and pick up the rest of this excellent EP and the new single over at iTunes.

[via Ambicon Records]

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Dumb Angel: Salvation

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:00

Dumb AngelSalvation is the latest single from Dumb Angel, from Gillingham, Kent in the UK.

They are made up of four sisters: Shelley Lynch (vocals), Sheena Lynch (bass), Sian Lynch (rhythm guitar) and Sharon Lynch (lead guitar) with their friend Brandon Lane (drums).

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Meet the Blue: Take Your Shot

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:00

Meet the BlueToronto Canada duo Meet the Blue were originally based in Limerick Ireland where they built a small loyal following while self releasing their first demos. They issued the debut EP “Flux” in 2012 with engineer Darius Szczepaniak (Sum41,Barenaked Ladies, Black Crowes) at the helm and eventually moved forward in 2013 recording a track with Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode). Here at IR, we wanted to first introduce you to the band with the 3rd track on their first EP, “Flux”, a quick stunner, but very demonstrative of what they have to offer.

The band is now currently working on a follow up EP, and you can grab the full six song EP below or the latest effort with Rob Kirwan. We’ve embedded a promo video below for the latest effort as well.

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Killing Off Characters: The Facts That Lead Me Back

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:00

Killing Off CharactersToday’s Dose is the title track from Toronto based Killing Off Characters 2013 album.

“Killing Off Characters began as a project to excite one’s self away from the sadness of other projects dying, and quickly became amongst the best things in our lives. Strict music roles play no part here. A musical collective of three thirty-somethings expanding their minds and concepts of musical convention, with no limitations as to who plays what, when, and where. A guitar here for you, a keyboard line here for me.” [bio]

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(the) How Much: Löffel

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:00

the How MuchSantiago, Chile’s (the) How Much recently released the first single from their upcoming self-titled release and its a doozy. The vocals and instrumentals remind me a bit of Alice and Chains and Jane’s Addiction, driving toward a crazy instrumental attack at the very end. This was definitely a nice surprise to start off the week.

The band has been together for a few years apparently as seen by the dates and earlier tracks available for download at the Soundcloud site below.

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Feed The Infection: Demons Inside Me

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00

Feed The InfectionFeed The Infection is a project of the Toronto based artist known as N3rgul. Today’s Dose is from the album Destroy Rock n’ Roll. Check out the BandCamp link below, where there are four albums available for free download.

“N3rgul” is a glitch/Dubstep/DnB/TripHop and basically electronica projekt by Nickk Dropkick” [bio]

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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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