cults and starfuckers

28 Jan
With this post The Untz and the Emo officially becomes non-child safe. It’s about time.

Today’s Emo: Go Outside / Cults

‘I really want to go out / I really want to go outside and stop to see your day / you really want to hole up / you really want to stay inside and sleep the light away’

I am a bit late on this train, but I came across Go Outside last month and was instantly won over by the track’s xylophone tings, warm childlike tone and simple premise (minus all that cult speak at the beginning). Per usual, I began scanning the interweb to figure out who Cults are, and after a couple detours into some seriously freaky satanic stuff, arrived at an answer. Pitchfork says Cults is comprised of two young film students living in New York who are dating each other and just started dabbling in producing music for fun one afternoon. I have those kinds of afternoons all the time…

The two unsigned lovers are now at work crafting a full album, and if it is anything like this, I can’t wait. Even pre-relesase, the duo has already garnered enough buzz to secure a coveted spot at Coachella this April. There. #emo

Today’s Untz: Bury Us Alive / Starfucker

Chill untz to ease into what is mapping out to be a fantastic weekend. Starfucker (family safe/stock ticker version of name is STRFKR) is an indie electro group from the best state on earth (Oregon) and just make me want to move, slowly, all the time. Love the soft vocals, love the trickling beats, love getting lost in this song. They have been around for a few years, but I only discovered them on Hypem a couple weeks ago and have been Starfucking quite a bit since.  I love that I can say that. The band temporarily tried to change its name to more NCA friendly Pyramiddd, but rightfully returned back to Starfucker last May.

Bury Us Alive is the first single off their upcoming album set for March 8th, a date they will just happen to be tearing up the Independent in SF. There, DMFO (dancing my face off). #untz

4 Responses to “cults and starfuckers”

  1. NC January 28, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Today’s #emo makes me want to run outside after an ice cream truck and then play duck-duck-goose, followed by a sing-a-long. (That’s also the music video in my mind.)

    The STARFUCKER #untz song is equally as pleasant, despite the title.

    Keep it up, DinoTorr!

  2. Carl January 28, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    The vocals for Go Outside remind me of Japanese bands singing phonetic English. The beat for Bury Us Alive is infectious. For some reason it brings to mind a sunny day rather than any darkened nightclub.

  3. brad January 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    nice choices i enjoyed them both. the untz and emo tags are almost interchangeable today, which i guess is how i like it.


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