Fall’s first ‘heavy’ rain bout has been blanketing San Francisco this week, and while most of the city has forgotten how to drive and is grieving the loss of the sun (it should be back on Friday guys), the Oregonian in me is quietly comforted by the presence of low hanging clouds, the opportunity to sleep with the windows open and an excuse to cozy up inside a bit and catch up on music.
Today’s Emo: Right Here With Me / Expo
‘I want you right here with me’
This song makes me think of that moment when you realize you want to let someone into your life and have them around, really around, and what that feels like. The track is the second online single debuted by new Belgian indie electro poppers, Expo. Smooth vocals, playful synth, infectious beats, and even what sounds like a hint of Miike Snow’s Animal hidden in parts of the piano… I am right there with them. Watch out for their first EP, set for early 2012. #emo
Today’s Untz: Rebound / Arty and Mat Zo
I realize my untz has been pretty indie laced lately, so here is a change of pace. My dear friend Asanka from Sri Lanka lives and breathes untz, and I had the pleasure of him sharing this track with me en route to Golden Gate Park for the Bluegrass Festival last weekend. Windows down, sun out, rocking out in the middle of the day, hard. There is so much going on in this song–the perfect blend of builds and breaks, with layer upon layer of sound and some stellar trance without being too… trancy. It momentarily had me wanting to drop everything and find a dark dance floor, but alas it was 1pm and I had an afternoon of open fields and epic folk ahead of me.
Arty is an up and comer garnering some serious attention from Russia while Mat Zo is a producer and dj hailing from England. When their powers combine… you know. #untz