Today’s Indie: One Day – Reckoning Song (Wankelmut remix) / Asaf Avidan & The Mojos
‘one day baby we’ll be old, oh baby we’ll be old / think about all the stories that we coulda told’
Well we made it to Friday so here is some indie to put a pop into your step as you head into your weekends, a great rework on a song by Israeli folk rock band Asaf Avidan and the Mojos.
It is hard to avoid the recurring chorus of ‘one day baby we’ll be old’ in this track, and songs that focus on the inevitability of the passing of time and our circling around the sun can sometimes cause a fear in me, or a lump in the back of my throat. Yet this one makes me want to get on my feet / dance / run / move / live in the moment in a brilliant way… one day we will be old, let’s have some stories to tell. #indie / tory
Today’s Untz: Right There / Deepjack & room4space (NYDY Sunrise Edit)
“Turkish producer and DJ Emre Senol, who is known to electronic music fans as room4space, begun experimenting with electronic music a few years back and started producing his own sunset inspired music with tropical nu disco vibes, sweet vocals and funky basslines not long ago.
Playing in various well known clubs and festivals such as Cream, Faces Club, Factory, Red Room, Voxx and Secer Club, has helped him gaining a good reputation in the music business.
Along with Mehmet Kurudere, who uses Deepjack for his deeper productions and has released various bouncy and melodic tracks in recent years, the duo decided to give us their latest edit exclusively for you.” -NDYD
Today’s Indie: Am I that Lonely Tonight / Justin Townes Earle
Wont be the Last Time / Justin Townes Earle
‘maybe I broke myself a promise / that I never meant to keep / it won’t be the last time’
Am I That Lonely Tonight starts with, ‘I hear my father on the radio / singin’ “Take Me Home Again” … sometimes I wish I could just get away / sometimes I wish that he’d just call.’ Having a thrice Grammy winning father will do that to you, and the proceeding tracks of the album Nothings Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now follow a somber ripple of Justin Townes Earle’s revelations, as he weaves his words brilliantly through addictions and breakups and really, really bad nights.
While there are some great foot tappers interspersed throughout like Baby’s Got a Bad Idea, I am drawn to the slow the world down tracks on the album, with intimate storytelling that feels like it was made to be heard when you are curled up on the couch on a dreary day, taking in the quiet comfort of the rain. Special shout out to the darling Kristen for sharing. Happy Friday. #indie/tory
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‘all I want is nothing more / than to hear you knocking at my door’
Sometimes we miss things the first time around in this life. For every time we can be at the right place and right time to find something or someone or a song, we can be at the wrong place. Such is the case with these two Kodaline tracks, although my “wrong place” was not wrong at all, but rather the sun strewn sands of Thai islands wrapping up our Asia trip last December. Still the world of coulda-woulda-shoulda and FOMO (fear of missing out) is an everyday part of being a music lover; what if you pass your next favorite artist on the street, make eye contact and walk on by?
Thankfully my second chance for Kodaline came from a friend sharing a killer “Best of SXSW” playlist this week, which included All I Want. I apparently also have been living under a rock that would have eventually hit me on the head anyway because the Irish foursome’s track was featured in Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist video.
Still I am happy I found these tracks when I have – All I Want starts with the stripped down earnest emotions of high schooler’s poem on love gone wrong before building into something soaring and stirring, and this take on All My Friends instantly put me back to a few springs ago, driving into a desert with my best friends.
All My Friends / Kodaline (LCD Soundsystem cover)
‘you spend the first five years trying to get with the plan / and the next five years trying to be with your friends again’
Today’s Untz: You Don’t Know Me (Bit Funk Remix) / Portland
Here’s a great remix from Bit Funk. This is such an uplifting and energetic tune with a slow build. I love the chopped up vocals and accompanying piano sounds. I’m no concert clapper (mostly bc people are off beat), but this tune makes me want to put my two hands together, look up at the open sunny sky, and smile. #untz/tom