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New Playlist: #Mood: Dreamgaze

Our latest #mood mix featuring beloved, permeating, daydream inducing shoegaze etc is now available on Spotify and Apple Music.

Listen now:

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New Digs – February

Closing out the month with the February New Digs playlist featuring Brooklyn band Ultra Major with their latest track “Disaster”.

Here are all of the artists to watch this month:

Dua Saleh - pretty kitten
The Tissues - Formation 99
Sonic Fuzz - Cool Blue
Hey Cowboy! - Try...Die
Gouge Away - "Consider"
Ultra Major - "Disaster"
Sorry - More
Velvet Negroni - Baguette
Oliv Blu, Brittney Carter - Fall 4 You
Hayes Peebles - "When I Find My Love"
Mopac - "Rose Gold"
Elkin - Win Win

Check out the February 2020 New Digs playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

The goal of New Digs is to celebrate and elevate great new music, more often of the indenpedent variety.

If you have an upcoming single or album you’d like us to review for New Digs, we’d love to hear it. Please follow Indie Digs on Instagram and/or Twitter and send us an email: indiedigs@dinosaurhawk.com

Happy listening!

CJ

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New Spotify / Apple Music Playlist: “Neo-Soul Heaven”

Our latest playlist “Neo-Soul Heaven” is now up on Spotify and Apple Music.

This one was tough. It was hard to make. It’s 5 1/2 hours and covers songs from 1985 to today. And that’s because there is just so much. Soul has always melded and shaped to its time, and these days, it’s kinda difficult to delineate the two! – r&b and “neo-soul” that is. Which is cool too, evolution.

“Old school” is anything soulful that harkens back to another time, is smooth, and speaks of “grown folks business”. So, today, as an 80s baby, my old school is 90s R&B (SWV) and Neo-Soul – which is a modern, fluid take on classic soul and tends to lean on the introspection part more often than the romance part (Erykah Badu). Back in the 70s, you could compare the two sounds with, say, The O’jays “Cry Together” (more soul) & The Isley Brothers “Between The Sheets” (more r&b).

What I personally love about Neo-soul is the jazz, hit-hats, atmosphere, sway, time, space, caution. Solange does this so well on last year’s album When I Get Home. Maxwell does it perfectly on Urban Hang Suite, as does Amel Larrieux on Infinite Possibilities, and then of course holdin’ it down for eternity is Ms. J-I-L-L S-C-O-T-T.

While researching this playlist, I was thrilled to see a new release this year from Syleena Johnson, artist and co-host on the #blackgirlmagic that is Sister Circle Live. It’s a show I hold dear to my heart – they are doing amazing things with the platform! She speaks about the state of R&B and Neo-Soul often on air, and they make a constant effort to bring on beloved Neo-soul artists all delivering bona-fide contributions to the genre as it’s both growing new roots and being gentrified into alt – r&b. With all the new voices out here resourcing the classic elements, though, I’m confident we can keep it healthy and well fed, so we can all be fed. We need it! ☺️ Also did ya’ll peep the Roots Picnic line up this year? Sheesh.

Listen to Neo-Soul Heaven now on Spotify and Apple Music and follow @indiedigs.

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New Spotify / Apple Music Playlist: 00s Alternative

Our latest mix, 00s Alternative, harkens back to moments prior when guitars and literal drums were more of a thing. Ah, the good old days.

In all seriousness, this era was filled with rock bands offering relevant commentary that was often honest, direct, and sometimes difficult to digest. Bands like The White Stripes came on the scene out of nowhere bringing a sound that was completely unique to the time. Clashy. Grimey. Incubus held strong with Morning View (my first rock CD, gifted Christmas of 2001) and, personal favorite political read of the decade, A Crow Left of the Murder. And I still get emotional when I listen to Youth of the Nation by P.O.D.

Hope it inspires you to keep speaking your voice. Listen now on Spotify & Apple Music.

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New Digs – January

It’s time to kick off another year of sharing great new independent music. This month’s New Digs playlist features NYC based singer/songwriter Linda Diaz with her latest track “Magic”.

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New Spotify / Apple Music #MOOD Playlist: “Your Roommate’s Bedroom 🛋🔮”

Winter sux. brb I’m going to go rewatch The O.C. for the twentieth time so I can insert a feeling of balance into my hellishly confusing week. Thank goodness our latest #mood mix is up cuz it’s just the right healing mood 🤗 featuring Kitten, Haim, Nasty Cherry, Mallrat and more.

“Half-heard through-the-walls. Secret. Mysterious. Bottomless. Girl Feels. Boys just don’t understand.” Curated by Jen (@designjenquinn).

Check Spotify & Apple Music for this #moodplaylist 💖 And follow IndieDigs for more curated mixes, concert announcements, & what’s next.

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New Spotify / Apple Music playlist: Modern Folk

The latest playlist is up! Modern Folk highlights favorites in 90s and 00s Indie-Folk and Folk-Rock.

I’ve resolved many long days with a Bright Eyes or Jenny Lewis tune, and more recently I’ve been taken aback by First Aid Kit and “Fall to Sleep” by The Wild Reeds. Red House Painters has been an old fave and I, thankfully, made a late discovery of Sun Kill Moon a few years back which became most handy while waiting for the subway. Indie Folk is definitely one of my favorite genres!! so there’s a lot of great faves on here 💖

Hope you find this playlist cozy and inspiring ☺️ You can listen now on Spotify and Apple Music. ✨

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New Spotify / Apple Music Playlist: 80s Alternative

Our latest mix 80s Alternative is now up on Spotify and Apple Music 🙂

Also, the companion for this mix is 90s Alternative which has been live for a few months. You can listen to that here.

Enjoy the tunes! & Follow to stay up to date on all things indiedigs.

CJ

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New Digs – October

New Digs refreshed for October and it’s ready for long walks and cozy new sweatshirts. Our featured cover this month is dear friend Casual Male, who just released their latest, super casual, single “Laughter From the Beach”. *sigh* Sayonara summer🏝

Also, want to shout out Wilmington, DE natives Evan Fox! Their new album “This Is Where It Begins” was recorded locally at C.A.S. Music in Vineland, NJ and produced by our boy Nate. Ya know, so if you need to make some music.

Check out the October 2019 New Digs playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

The goal of New Digs is to celebrate and elevate great new independent music.

If you have an upcoming single or album you’d like us to review for New Digs, we’d love to hear it. Please follow Indie Digs on Instagram and/or Twitter and send us an email: indiedigs@dinosaurhawk.com.

Happy listening!

CJ

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June 2019: Full Show List (Philly, DE, NYC)

Here’s a round up and playlist of all of the shows we’re excited about this month! ☀️😎

– Mountain Man 6/5 @ National Sawdust (Brooklyn) https://bit.ly/2BKTZ49

– New Found Glory 6/7 @ Franklin Music Hall (Philly) https://bit.ly/2IpFisJ

– Parquet Courts 6/8 Central Park *FREE* (NYC) https://bit.ly/2VjtAVX

The Rural Alberta Advantage 6/8 @ Boot & Saddle https://bit.ly/3130L09

– Rooney 6/9 @ Johnny Brenda’s (Philly) http://tiny.cc/bs256y

– The Lonely Island 6/19 @ The Met (Philly)
https://bit.ly/2SfsDbF

– Jason Isabell & The 400 Unit 6/19 @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Brooklyn) https://bit.ly/2XdmCQp

– Tank and the Bangas 6/20 @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Brooklyn) https://bit.ly/2LYbmWE

– Bad Books 6/26 @ Union Transfer (Philly) https://bit.ly/2GkQYZA