Listening to music and slipping into a peaceful post Christmas holiday coma.
Today’s Emo: Open Eyes (demo) / the xx
‘and my sky / don’t seem so bright / with you by my side / everything will be alright’
Drop everything now – or actually slow everything down – a new xx track has hit the interwaves. The trio posted the song for free download on their blog yesterday, saying “Open eyes is a demo we did whilst creating our new album, we just wanted to share it with you. xx”
While there is not a lot to this one and I have to turn my speakers on full blast to capture the whispering sound, I am still happily soaking in hints of their signature bass and Romy’s soft as snow vocals, her cooing ‘whoooo” here reminding me of old school Tori Amos. I am left with bated breath for their new album and a fully fleshed out track. #emo
Today’s Untz: Fire in Your New Shoes / Kaskade ft. Dragonette
‘while I light a fire in your new shoes / if you should smile / look so surprised’
A lot of the best songs of the year are already starting to surface in the blogosphere in people’s top 10 of 2011 lists, and while Fire in Your New Shoes came out in 2010, both of it’s artists definitely had big years, and it is great to see it resurfacing. More poppy and playful than most of Kaskade’s new Fire and Ice, and with the perfect slice of Dragonette sass, the song still gets me going. Annnnd the intro makes me want to dance in place, hard, a la Flashdance / Jennifer Beals. #untz