2014-03-01T14:00:19-05:00 2014-03-05T12:09:57-05:00

The Indie Sabbath 08

A Quick Word from the Authors:

March 1st, wow... doesn't it just feel like the year is flying by? Next thing you know festival season will be in full swing however before we start dreaming of warm summer days let the Sabbath take you on a trip through the past week or so of hand-picked indie news and tunes.

In case you missed it Bombay Bicycle Club (coming off of the release of their solid new album) decided to cover Disclosure's "F For You" for BBC's Live Lounge, apparently trying to bank off of the success of 2013's Settle with a groovy interpretation. Also, the iconic trip-hop artists Portishead are set to begin recording their fourth studio album, following up on 2008's to-the-point album Third. In other news it seems that Lana Del Ray is working with The Black Key's frontman Dan Auerbach on her new album entitled Ultraviolence. Lastly, with the release of Pharrell's highly-anticipated new album G I R L (streaming now on iTunes Radio) be sure to take a listen to his collaboration with Daft Punk here.

- Aaron Thomas & Anna Murphy

Bees Knees

The Bees Knees

We don't make you work to separate the milk from the cream

In case you only want to scratch the surface of the Sabbath we offer the cream of the crop, highlighting what should be indefinitely considered when crafting a playlist.
The Pasture: BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD - "There is Nowhere"
The Tryptophan: Sir Sly - "Gold" (Phazz Remix)
The Kindle: Panama - "Strange Feeling"

The Indie Gift Basket

The Indie Gift Basket


  • The Pasture Less is more -- slow-churned nights need a soundtrack too, and relaxation is underrated. 
  • The Kindle represents a peak of accessibility where the masses will be drawn to the raw energy exposed throughout.
  • Lastly, in The Tryptophan indie gets plugged. What ups the ante more than experimental electronics and synths?

The Pasture

The Pasture

Drawing from hushed textures the intersection between folk and translucent melodies can surprisingly be seamlessly navigated. So kick back, chill out or fall asleep – but be sure to stream the easy-going tracks below for the epitome of mellow. Highlights include We Were Evergreen with their bouncy yet equally subtle and funky bopper "Daughters" and an slow jam, trap-inspired song "There is Nowhere" by BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD.

The Tryptophan

The Tryptophan

The Tryptophan is a playlist for the forward-minded individuals, filled with everything from airy ascending melodies to mind-bending beats that work to spark a progressive, yet equally grounded mindset. Highlights include Phazz's eclectic remix of Sir Sly's sing-along "Gold" and Moon Boots' original "Don't Ask Why" which takes you backwards and forwards in time.

The Kindle

The top forty that no one knows, the songs that you pop on that party playlist, the tracks you belt while driving 80 MPH on a dessert highway, or the jams you blast alone in your bedroom, rocking out with your socks on, solo style. Wherever you are, you’re in for a treat by way of indie beats. Highlights include Panama's  silky smooth "Strange Feeling" (stay tuned for the sax solo) and WATERS' spot-on indie rock anthem in "Go To My Head". 

Fresh Milk


It’s simple--we’re bringing you three different playlists; one for you mellow manatees, one for you vibrant vipers and one for you hazy honey badgers. So whether you’re a homebody who needs a backtrack to lying on the couch or a rabble-rousing hipster looking to paint the town tonight, we’ve got a perfect playlist for you. Enjoy & as always, feedback welcome.


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