With just nine days to go, Coachella fever has settled into my brain, rendering me incapable of thinking of anything beyond the sun drenched desert valley echoing with seemingly never ending music. Fittingly, music will have to serve as a distraction until we head down south. Counting the hours.
Today’s Indie: Where Have You Gone / Carousel
‘I’ve been thinking about that time where we would stay up til the sunrise / if I said I want it back would you meet me with the same eyes’
Boston’s Carousel has released a great track to push through the midweek wiggles, Where Have You Gone, a song about a love that has slipped through your fingers, and all the thoughts that accompany the question of if you could get it back. Regretful and uncertain lyrics are juxtaposed with a colorful, hopeful sound, and the result is bewitching. These days seem long, where have you gone? #indie/tory
Today’s Untz: Talkbox Intended / Gramatik
Gramatik just released his new EP, Digital Freedom, today for free. Whereas a lot of his older stuff is much slower and more hip hop influenced, this is six tracks of straight heat. He addresses this on his Facebook: “Also, I just wanna say one thing to those who know me only by my chilled out hip-hop beatz: don’t be scared when you hear this EP, my true fans know that I’m nothing if not versatile. Good music is larger than one genre so just open your mind, absorb the vibes and you’ll be versatile too! : ) Don’t you just love that word?”
I have been eagerly waiting for this release ever since I saw him here in SF at The Independent which was a great show. He, along with Michael Menert, posted a youtube vid promoting the tour that included the track, “Talkbox Intended,” featured here today. Well we finally have the finished product so check it out and download the EP. As he mentions, open your mind and absorb the vibes. #untz/tom