‘kiss quick, I’ve got a line out the door / who all think they can save me’
Matt Nathanson was the first of many singer songwriter crushes, totally charming me during our spring fest my freshmen year of college. His shows are part stand up, part sap drenched guitar and swoon inducing vocals, and I have kept him on my radar all these years although his newer music has fallen a bit short for me.
He released a new album last week, and this is one of my favorite very emo tracks off of it. Matty is great at articulating all the tumultuous side effects of time spent between the sheets, and Kiss Quick captures the sentiment of when your love life starts to feel like a revolving door, where people are quick to push their way in but then suddenly equally quick show themselves out. Have found myself in this position in the past, but also participated as the inverse. #emo
Today’s Untz: Song for Lisa / The Japanese Pop Stars (Benny Benassi remix)
The Japanese Popstars, aka The Jappy Pops, Jap Pops, or The Japsters, are from Northern Ireland and are killing it with Benny B vamped up track. Turn it up and it’ll speak for itself. #untz
‘she said if love, if love is a poison cup / then drink it up / cause a sip, a sip or a spoonful wont do / wont do nothing for you but mess you up’
I am on a poisoning spree with this week’s emo selection… Poison Cup is a treasure from the vault that has found itself back on rotation thanks to Pandora reminding me how fantastic M. Ward can be as a solo artist. While he has been busy collaborating with Zoey Deschanel in She & Him, I hope he treks back to his solo roots sooner rather than later – and not just because I hate on Zoey for her terrible acting in The Happening and for screwing over the adorable Joseph Gordon Levitt in 500 Days of Summer. There are few singer/songwriters that are able to deliver strong enough vocals and meaningful enough words to compensate for lack of band, and Ward falls amongst the ranks of the Josh Ritter and David Grey.
This song makes me feel all fuzzy and dizzy inside, much like the effects of the poison it describes. I like the sentiment of throwing yourself into something, no matter the potential ill effects, because to have it all you have it give all. So #emo
Today’s Untz: Cinema / Benny Benassi Ft. Gary Go
‘I could watch you for a lifetime / you’re my favorite movie’
Nothing new here, just one of my favorite recent untz songs that always cheers me up and gets me ready for play after a long work week. We have an adorable Labrabull/Pitador named Benny in the office, and he always makes me think of Benny B and his beats. The intro to Cinemas reminds me of a bad Kylie Minogue song, and the the words are dripping with sap, but it is nice to hear the softer side of untz. Just try and listen without cracking a smile. Happy Friday! #untz