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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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Fall Walk Run: Off The Ground

4 hours 12 min ago
Fall Walk Run Fall Walk Run are an unsigned indie duo based in Wolverhampton UK, and today’s Dose is from their 2013 album Piece By Piece.

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Winter: Crazy

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:00

WinterLA dreampop band Winter just last week had the opportunity to perform at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin and are also making quite a splash when they very recently released their first full length record “Supreme Blue Dream” via Lolipop Records. The LP was reportedly created through a coast to coast collaboration between band members Samira Winter and Nolan Eley, and it appears the two added a few extra musicians to round out their live sound when they were down in Texas.

In addition to this excellent track we’ve also included the great video for the earlier release of ‘Bedroom Philosophies’ found further below. You can find the rest of the tracks from “Supreme Blue Dream” at the respective Soundcloud and Bandcamp links.

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Inlet Sound: Saturday

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:00

Inlet SoundToronto, Canada indie pop band Inlet Sound is described as the musical convergence of passionate folk-rock spirit and atmospheric pop form. 2012 found the band surrounded by and tirelessly crafting ‘The Romantics’, their first full-length record, in cabins and churches with acclaimed producer Laurence Currie (Sloan, Wintersleep, Hey Rosetta!).

A year following the release the band offered up a special download on Bandcamp of ‘The Romantics’ (Special Edition) for free, a really solid album we highly recommend you add to your collection. You can check it out in its entirety at the respective link below.

We’ve embedded one of the band’s last cover tracks as well, a favorite by Canadian indie band, Wintersleep, namely “Weighty Ghost”.

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Dot Dash: Rainclouds

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:00
Dot Dash DC based Dot Dash (who we’ve played before, three times) has a new album out – it’s called Earthquakes & Tidal Waves. It was recorded at Fidelitorium in North Carolina and produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Superchunk, Game Theory, Wilco, Dinosaur Jr., etc.), and is being released by The Beautiful Music, the Canadian indie label that also put out their first three albums.

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Broken Boy: She Said

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:00

Broken Boy

Scottish band, Broken Boy started up in 2013 when brothers Stewart and Cam began to write together after flirting with several separate musical projects. Initially, the ambition was to expand their sound into an Arcade Fire style six piece band, but they decided their sound was more suited to a stripped back three-piece indie vibe, and in 2015 the brothers joined forces with drummer Fraser Laing.

With the band fresh out the studio with Chem 19’s Paul Savage (Twilight Sad, Teenage Fanclub). Broken Boy have announced their forthcoming single Just To Leave You, releasing on 27th April 2015 via Canvas Records. They’ve apparently got a new video to join this on the way, but in the meantime check out this rocking single called “She Said” and the excellent accompanying video below, posted last February.

[via A Badge of Friendship]

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Thomas Ewel: Incubator

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:00
Thomas Ewel Thomas Ewel, aka Explendidos, is a music producer from Larvik, Norway who recently got in touch with us to let us know about his music. If you check out his SoundCloud and ReverbNation pages (links below) you’ll find all sorts of music, including EDM, Hip-Hop, Funk, Pop and RnB. Today’s Dose is our favorite track we found there.

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Garlic Kings – Shoulder to Shoulder

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:00

Garlic KingsIn our most recent dive into the world of celtic music near St. Paddys we ran into the following self described “folk-punk-rock” eight-piece from Saint Petersburg, Russia, who started pulling off their first high energy live performances in 2009. The musicians adhere to a position of ‘No politics No racism’. The music is best described as thus:
It represents rather a fascinating mix of pirate, sea and port romance, boisterous punk, covers of popular songs unusually interpreted, all of it made rich with a fair portion of folk instruments, flavoured with Celtic jigs and spiced with a decent spoonful of cynical humour. The main orienting points in the band’s music are world-famous ‘pillars’ of the genre: Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, The Tossers, The Pogues.

Today’s excellent featured track is from the 2011 release, “On the Shores of the Baltic” and a taste of their live performance of the same title follows in the video below.

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Idea the Artist: Seafloor

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:00
Idea the Artist Bay Area based Idea the Artist just released the third track Seafloor from her upcoming album The Seafloor, which will be released 24th March.

Idea the Artist is the project of singer-songwriter Inés Beltranena, and The Seafloor will be her second full-length release.

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Sven-Holger Rosenvinge: On My Way

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 15:15
Sven-Holger Rosenvinge Born and bred in the murky woodlands of the kingdom of Norway, Sven-Holger Rosenvinge packed his bags for the easterly neighbour of Sweden, seeing that as a necessary step and an inspirational breath of life to bring his musical ambitions closer to reality. Formerly a vital ingredient member of numerous musical outfits, his last band was Mandylon.

Now he has released the album “Hoping for the sun” to mark his debut as a solo artist. Check out the other twelve tracks on the album on ReverbNation, link below.

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The Capture Effect: Lies and False Signals

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:00

The Capture EffectLondon Britain based indie electro group, The Capture Effect, have just recently revealed the free download and video of ‘Lies and False Signals’, taken from the release of their debut EP, Frequencies, out this coming week, 23rd March 2015 via Free Radio.

‘Lies and False Signals’ sees the band focus on a more personal subject matter as the track follows the end of a broken relationship. We love the strong instrumentation and vocals, reminding us of some favorites like Ned’s and Placebo. Do make sure to check out more goodness below..

[via A Badge of Friendship]

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Nugget: Cheese Meister

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:00
Nugget Today’s Dose, by formidable power-fusion trio Nugget, is the first single from their ‘Watercolour EP’ which is out in May.

“Nugget were formed in London in late 2013 by three virtuoso players, all strikingly young despite their experience, who create an idiosyncratic collage of original jazz-fusion and thrilling math-rock… Nugget are prodigious Toronto-born guitarist and producer Julien Baraness, a graduate of Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music; Italian bass instructor Alex Lofoco, who studied at the London Tech; and fellow alumnus, drummer Jamie Murray.”
[from bio, via Lost In The Manor]

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Spice Mouse: Teenage Crimes

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:00

Spice MouseLets go do some crimes! While the classic Repo Man dialogue plays out in our mind upon seeing the song title, we cannot stop cuing up this unexpected track from upcoming Tallinn, Estonia based solo bedroom pop artist, Spice Mouse.

We recently spied that Fat Cat Records had included this track on a free eight-track sampler of artists performing at a showcase on March 27th as part of Tallinn Music Week.

Links for the new sampler and much more follow…

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Van Dale: Speak Yellow

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:00
Van Dale “Van Dale is a rock trio from Columbus, Ohio featuring two members of Way Yes. Van Dale’s approach is as back-to-basics as it gets, deploying drums, bass, and loads of guitar in the pursuit of melodically charged alt-rock straight out of 1994.”
[bio via Fleeting Youth Records]

Speak Yellow is Van Dale’s second single from their forthcoming self-titled album due out March 31st on Fleeting Youth Records

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The Mighty Regis: Paddy Don’t Live in Hollywood

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:00

The Mighty RegisLA irish punk-rock and celtic band, The Mighty Regis honed their high energy live act at local famed watering hole, Molly Malone’s, slowly growing along the way and releasing today’s featured track ‘Paddy Don’t Live in Hollywood’ on their popular third LP, ’21’. TMR mix traditional instrumentation (mandolin, accordion, tin whistle), along with their own ‘oft aggressive style of celtic punk rock and folk.

TMR built their loyal following one show at a time since 2007, with one of many highlights being the Warped Tour a few short years back in 2010. The band is not currently touring but look to be actively posting via its Facebook and Twitter feeds below, so be sure to bookmark before you down that 2nd pint.

Also, please check out the band’s video embedded below and give some props!

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The Fleas: Free

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:00
The Fleas Reading UK five piece The Fleas have released Free, the second track taken from their Telling Tales EP, which will be out in April.

Check here for the first single Born to Run, and the band’s bio.

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Ashwan: Mauerspechte (the light) ditto ditto

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:00

AshwanLongtime CCMixter user Ashwan, originally from Liverpool, says he recently was “seduced by fellow CCMixter Ditto Ditto’s remix of Snowflakes ‘The Light'” when he put together today’s featured Daily Dose track. Conjoined with this epiphany in track creation, he says that he was also “inspired by the anniversary of the Berlin wall coming down recently and how that can function as a metaphor for the groundbreaking work that everyone involved in the music site ccmixter is doing.”

In addition to mixing the music you are hearing here today, Ashwan is a visual and multimedia artist with works in private and corporate collections worldwide. The sample here that accompanies the track is entitled ‘Electric Relaxation’ and you can find much more on his artist website below. The user profiles for both Ashwan and Ditto Ditto at CCMixter are also included if you’d like to see what projects they’ve worked on.

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Lakewaves: Rundown

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00

LakewavesLakewaves is an ambient/electronic duo featuring keyboardists/composers Devin Powers (Bost, MA) and Graham Marlowe (Madison, WI).

Today’s feature on the Dose comes from the group’s collaborative effort on BFW Records ‘Lakewaves Vol. 2‘, the second half to its counterpart, Pt.1, building and expanding on its own musical ideas.

Lakewaves Vol. 2 is a brilliant fusion of scratchy tape loops, guitars and smooth synthesizers set to jazzy, downtempo rhythms.

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Stephen Doster: Arizona

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 13:00
Stephen Doster “My name’s on the back of many more records than on the front,” says Austin-based producer, songwriter and guitarist, Stephen Doster, whose name has appeared on dozens of records, including credits with Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Dr. John. “Arizona is only my fourth record as an artist,” he says, “But it’s the record I always hoped I would make.”

Since the late 2014 release of Arizona, Doster’s first solo album in 18 years, the record has established a substantial foothold in his home base of Austin.

The recognition has been a long time coming for this songwriter, producer, and guitarist, whose musical story starts in 1982, when he was a young man on top of the world, recording his debut album with James Honeyman-Scott of The Pretenders producing it.
[via Fanatic Promotion]
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deeB: Call it a Day

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:00

deeBdeeB is Danny, a Leiden based musical producer in Phonophanatic, a collective of unsigned beatmakers from the Netherlands. His music is categorized as downtempo, trip-hop, instrumental hip-hop.

The incredible new piece, ‘Call it a Day‘ comes from the new ‘Day in the City‘ EP released January 29, 2015 on Dusted Wax Kingdom and of course Phonophanatic.

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[debut]: More Than This

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 13:00
[debut] “2015 sees the release of the first full, song based [debut] album. Postcards From Berlin was fan-funded through Kickstarter (with over $10,000 raised). Recorded in the famous Hansa Meistersaal (U2, Bowie, Depeche Mode) and UFO Sound Studios (IAMX) in Berlin, the album presents a unique palatte of soaring strings, dark and brooding pianos, pounding bunker drums and pulsing electronics.” [bio via I.M.P.] [debut] is based in Los Angeles.

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