Indie-licious Tues June 18th 2013

1. Born Again – D I A N A
2. Gun – CHVRCHES
3. Older Together – Black Light Dinner Party
4. Railroad – Will Currie and the Country French
5. Without A Map (Sam Roberts Band cover) – Zeus
6. What A Fool – Dr. Dog
7. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover) – Doe Paoro
8. Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac cover) – Lissie
9. Without This – Chico No Face
10. Shout It Out – Mikal Cronin
11. Done With You – Shannon and the Clams
12. BOTH DIE – SPHINXS
13. goes without saying (acoustic) – wickedwitches
14. Pennie Lane – The BB Guns
15. Heavy Shit – Colleen Green
16. The Waiting – Angel Olsen

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Indie-licious Tues June 11th 2013

1. Flashed Junk Mind – Milky Chance
2. Jubel – Klingande
3. Painful Like – Austra
4. Cherry – Chromatics
5. Beautiful Object – Glass Candy
6. New Lows – Doe Paoro
7. Sail Into The Sun (RAC Remix) – Gentlemen Hall
8. If We Make It – Poolside
9. Holy Fool – O Emperor
10. Pearl – The Blank Tapes
11. Gold Chain – Black Light Dinner Party
12. Goldmine – Fitness Club Fiasco
13. Forget Me – Summer Twins
14. Ode to Subterrania – Hooded Fang
15. Freedom for a Policeman – Chad VanGaalen

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Doe Paoro’s artsy R&B with Tibetan roots

Both Sasha and I love strong, powerful ladycrooners: Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, Lykke Li, Grimes, Angel Olsen, Laura Marling, Lorde, Shannon & The Clams, Lissie, Little Scream, Azealia Banks, Solange, Beyoncé… the list goes on. Across all genres, the common element remains a mutual admiration for women who express themselves in a kickass, bombastic way, riffing like we do on car rides, but sounding ten thousand times more impressive and on pitch.

Sadly, Sasha and I work and live in separate cities, so we rarely get to hang out in person. Hence, Music Between Friends is both a mutual appreciation music funnel and a means of keeping in touch. This post is all about sharing some music with Sasha.

Brooklyn’s Doe Paoro makes self-described “feral wailing” but comes across as smooth as liquid silk. The video for her new release New Lows is nothing short of entrancing – I kept watching so I could find out what the hell she was starting that damn fire for.

This is my favourite track from her 2012 EP Slow To Love, an album written while she was sequestered in a cabin in Syracuse. She trained as a singer and pianist in Lhamo (Tibetan opera) while traversing the Himalayas which makes her infinitely cooler than that chick I know from yoga.

This cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah is absolutely lovely and very Lana Del Rey (if I actually enjoyed Lana Del Rey).

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