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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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Memory In Plant: Shame On Me

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 13:00

Memory In PlantWe have played Tel Aviv band Memory In Plant a few times before, so now they have released their EP An Epic Triumph we’re bringing you another song. Shame On Me was previously released as a single, and is also on the EP, is today’s Daily Dose.

The EP is available from BandCamp on a ‘Name your Price’ basis.

Memory In Plant are: Yehiel Hamou, Chen Firsel and Imri Cohen.

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Dive Index: A Person to Hide With

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:00

Dive IndexLost In The Pressure is the latest album from Dive Index, an electro-acoustic collaborative project spearheaded by producer Will Thomas. Written and recorded in New York City and Los Angeles, the album features vocals by Isaiah Gage and Simone White.

The arrangements incorporate piano, cello, guitars, found sounds and a blend of live and electronic percussion, creating a multi-layered foundation for the vocals. Loops and effects are used to build melodic and rhythmic textures. The personal themes in Isaiah and Simone’s lyrics reflect the intimate way in which the songs were written and recorded.

Dive Index albums characteristically feature various musicians and vocalists, but the common thread is producer Will Thomas. While Dive Index is Will’s primary song-based focus, he has also recorded several minimal electronic albums (two with Roger Eno), created sound installations and composed music for film and TV.

The album officially releases via Neutral Music on September 30, 2014.

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Devereaux: Rendezvous

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:00

Devereaux Devereaux is set to release Pineapple Flex, the full-length follow up to his 2012 album Cacti Pace, next week.

Devereaux is the project of Heyward Sims. Currently based in New York and Los Angeles, his Facebook page has his location as Milton Keynes in the UK.

Also, check out the video of the title track from the album below.

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Clockwork Radio: Sitting Bull

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00

Clockwork RadioManchester band Clockwork Radio are back with yet another highly recommended feature here at Insomnia Radio. The band just released their debut, “No Man is and Island” on September 8th, after first self-releasing four EPs running the gamut from rock, funk to afro-beat including an all acoustic EP, “Sketch”.

All releases have been put out on their own label Poly Tune and are available for free download digitally at the group’s website below. The new album was recorded live over 2 days at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester, and outside of the digital downloads of this fine release, the band has also made it available on CD and 12″ vinyl.

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Paris Carney: Your Woman (White Town Cover)

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:00

Paris CarneyLA-based indie electropop artist Paris Carney just released a cover of White Town’s 1997 hit, “Your Woman”. In contrast to the original, Paris took a more cinematic and raw approach. White Town has heard and approved of her version.

We love the original version of this too, so we have included the rather surreal video of it below.

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The original version

Glass Ghost: Hearing the Sound

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:00

Glass GhostSince the release of their debut album Idol Omen in 2009, Brooklyn based Glass Ghost’s founding members Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson have been keeping busy and also apparently have had quite a few odd gigs over the years since.

Krimsky recalls “The first gig we played together was at a strange wedding in a hotel. I remember playing the first dance as the couple stiffly moved across the shiny hotel floor. That was one of the many absurd moments that Mike and I have shared.” Krimsky’s keen observations of the absurd often inform his lyrics.

On their new album LYFE, Krimsky (who’s currently working on his M.A. in Media Studies at The New School, where he’s exploring the convergence of technological mediation, identity and music) turns his observations of the absurd and mundane into metaphors about living in a world where every detail about your life is harvested, quantified, and used by marketing companies to manipulate your behavior.

The new album LYFE officially releases today on Western Vinyl.

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crashfaster: goodbye

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:00

crashfastercrashfaster is a 4-headed electronic-rock outfit from San Francsico that combines the bleeps of NES, Gameboy and C64 with electronic beats, live drums and rock guitar.” [fb]

The band has just released their new EP superchroma.

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Lanks: Brave Man

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:00

LanksLanks is the electronic solo project of Melbourne’s, Will Cuming who outside of this personal project, continues to front the seven-piece group Farrow. The new side project has allowed him to play around with traditional folk storytelling with modern electronic music, conjoining the best of both worlds.

His debut EP, Thousand Piece Puzzle, arrived earlier this year, having taken about three intensive months of performing and recording using synthesizers, guitars, samples and flutes. Live sets will apparently expand outward a bit to include three more band members.

Be sure to check out the Soundcloud link below, as there is lots more excellent music to check out from the aforementioned EP including of course the excellent new single ‘Brave Man’ featured here today.

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The Healing: Tonopah

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:00

The HealingI recently had the pleasure of listening to a few new songs from the London based band, The Healing. The third track off their brand new EP especially caught my attention as it progressed, describing the passionate young teenage memories of passing through a very small dusty town about midway between Las Vegas and Reno in the Nevada desert, namely Tonopah. When personally traveling to these two cities (Vegas/Reno), I’m usually taking indirect routes, rather than the highway directly between the two, but perhaps one of these days I’ll make sure to take a wrong, or perhaps a needed right turn at Bishop, CA. I love the visuals evoked with the lyrics as they tell a story but don’t get too overly specific, letting the listener get a bit more personally involved in imagining the romanticism and mystery behind this loosely described locale.

The Healing are a multinational group with members from all across the board, from England, to the USA and France, so they’ve likely played everywhere except maybe the town behind the song, or have they?

The Healing’s full line-up was completed in the autumn of 2013, and this past 22nd of August they released their debut EP ‘Childhood Home’. It was recorded at 123 Studios London with acclaimed engineer/producer Brett Shaw, and is available for download at the Bandcamp link below.

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Involved: Machiavella

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:00

InvolvedA single from the cross-continental band’s forthcoming album Revolving Maze (19th Sept 2014).

Involved is an international (Tennessee; Belgium; Western Australia) electronic music project formed in September of 2012 by Joe Dorsey and Reivilo Enoignor.

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The Burgeoning: Lighthouse

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:00

The BurgeoningThe Burgeoning, an indie-rock four piece out of Bensalem, Pennysylvania are on the verge of releasing their debut six-track EP, Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm this coming month.

The group is made up of brothers Logan and Alex Thierjung on vocals and bass respectively, lead guitarist Mark Menkevich, and drummer Brandon Bradley.

The EP, releasing independently, officially drops October 14th although you can currently hear the entirety of this excellent new release streaming over at the Soundcloud link below.

[via Team Clermont]

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HANNAH: The Finding

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:00

HANNAHBrooklyn, New York artist HANNAH released her debut EP, BRYM in June. Today’s Dose is the second single from it. [via EIPR]

Check out the video of another track from the album Brym Al Mar below too.

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Sea of Bees: The Woods

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:00

Sea of BeesIn honor of the Sea of Bees musical appearance in the film “The 78 Project” making its way around the US this month and across the Pond to the UK in October, we’ve decided to feature their 2011 7″, The Woods, to get everyone psyched for the film’s release.

The new recording, “In My Time of Dying” was filmed for the movie at her home in Sacramento, which you can check out at the website below, or by checking in at one of the screening dates provided further below past the links.

[via Heavenly Recordings]

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As mentioned, the film will be a part of the lineup for the BFI London Film Festival on 16th and Oct 19th, basically the International Premiere of The 78 Project Movie. Here are the quickly approaching dates in the States:

Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Independent
Wednesday, Sept. 10
8:30 pm
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Camarillo, CA
Roxy Stadium 11
Thursday, Sept. 11
7:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA
The Historic Balboa Theatre
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
10:00 pm
&
Tuesday, Sept. 16
7:30 pm
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Seattle, WA
Northwest Film Forum
Sunday, Sept. 14
7:00 pm
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Portland, OR
Hollywood Theatre
Monday, Sept. 15
7:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA
The Historic Balboa Theatre
Tuesday, Sept. 16
7:30 pm
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Boston, MA
BU Cinematheque
Friday, Sept. 19
7:00 pm
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Athens, GA
Athens Ciné
Wednesday, Sept. 24
7:30 pm
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New Orleans, LA
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary
Arts Center
Friday, Sept. 26
7:00 pm
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Lafayette, LA
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Saturday, Sept. 27
7:30 pm
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Baton Rouge, LA
Manship Theatre
Sunday, Sept. 28
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Dallas, TX
The Texas Theatre
Monday, Sept. 29
7:30 pm
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Little Rock, AR
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Presented by The Oxford American
Tuesday, Sept. 30
7:30 pm
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Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University
Guyon Auditorium
Wednesday, Oct. 1
7:00 pm

Brother Earth: Out Like a Lion

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:00

Brother EarthBrother Earth brings together the formidable talents of multi-instrumentalist Todd Tobias (Circus Devils) and vocalist Steve Five (The Library is on Fire). Their shadowy, kaleidoscopic music vacillates between brooding textural pieces and exuberant rock-and-roll at the drop of a hat, chasing the ghosts of pop music past into a hall of cracked mirrors. Their debut for Hidden Shoal, Positive Haywires, lands on 16th Sept 2014.

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Boomrang Kids: Neon Messiah

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:00

Boomrang KidsBoomrang Kids is a two piece garage/rock act from Medford in Southern Oregon. We like their lo-fi sound, and if you do to, head over too their BandCamp where their EP, intriguingly called The EP is available for free as MP3, or $5 on cassette. Got to love the retro distribution method.

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Wilderness: Ghost

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 14:00

WildernessLast month the indie pop band Wilderness from Stockholm Sweden released their debut self-titled EP, which they describe as a great late summer soundtrack which will likely extend far past the autumnal equinox, Sep 22nd.

You can currently find three songs for free download over at their Soundcloud page, to get a good sense of how strong their first effort is. The group also has some good videos for ‘Hold On’ as well as ‘Vallsundet’ which we’ve embedded below. The video has some great footage of what looks to be on the road through the California Desert and into Death Valley, as well as San Francisco, Las Vegas and more of the West Coast of the US.

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Chancius: A Piece of You Wherever I Go

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:00

ChanciusA veteran of the New York music scene, Chancius honed his live performance skills playing to crowds in the New York City subway system where he first started selling homemade demos. Fans of his music began to recognize him on the street as the subway musician with the striking vocals and memorable song lyrics. It was at this point that Chancius lent his vocals and song writing skills to the electro-rock outfit Automatic Duo. During his tenure as front man, Chancius toured towns and cities up and down the east coast. His soon to be released LP Bando is an 11 song an album that tells a tale of self-discovery and the meaning of being human in the 21st century. [bio via Planetary Group PR]

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Jesca Hoop: Hunting My Dress

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:00

Jesca HoopWe recently ran across the wonderful Lost Ark Studio Compilation – Vol. 07 which had the following tantalizing track by Jesca Hoop entitled ‘Hunting My Dress’. The good folk at the San Diego, CA based studio had the following things to say about the session that the currently based Manchester UK artist appeared at:

“We’ve done many compilation sessions over the last year or so, each one a revelation of sorts. But rarely do we have a session that was as simple and surprising as the day Jesca arrived with her guitar, sat down – and left us with such a moving performance of a beautiful song. She headed out just a short time after for a show here in town, and there we were, wondering what just happened, how great it is to be able to work with such unique, talented people. Thank you, Jesca – and enjoy all…”

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Darling Din: My Moon

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:00

Darling DinBrooklyn, NY based Darling Din released their debut self-titled EP in August. Check out the release which is as a “Pay What You Want” on the band’s website.

They are: Lisa Jaeggi (vocals, guitar), Sharon Raizer (drums, vocals), Amir Landa (bass, war siren)

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Early Worm: Water Colors

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:00

Early WormWe again find ourselves on the Twitter search page, this time imagining a quarter drop and mechanical crane grabbing this beautiful EP and prized track out of the sea of million tweets. Well, we like to think it was something akin to that.

Early Worm is a three-piece indie rock band out of St. Louis Missouri whose hometown is actually in Collinsville, Illinois. The “Early Worm EP”, where you can find this track, was released in May of 2013 and the band has also apparently just released a name-your-price quality full length titled ‘Truck’ this past month over at BandCamp.

You can also get a physical CD over there that comes in a full color digipack with art work by Ariel Biggerstaff. The Early Worm EP is also at Bandcamp, fifteen great tracks to download between the two releases!

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