Today’s tracks both come from the influence of friends… one of my favorite attributes of music is how easily and happily it is both given and received. I am homeward bound to Oregon this morning for a long weekend, ready to escape for the annual beer fest, mountains, family, and friends. The happiest of Fridays.
Today’s Emo: Wax and Wire / Loch Lomond
‘I’m helplessly needless and needless to say I owe you’
My friend Chris who is usually an untzer tipped me off on this great indie a couple of weeks ago, and I have been listening steadily since. I love the music box intro, that the song fearlessly takes a moment to break and rebuild in the middle, and the way the words want to make something broken whole again. With a little research I was even more delighted to discover the six-piece band is from Oregon, although they are mysteriously named after a lake in Scotland. #emo
Today’s Untz: Set Fire to the Rain / Adele (Plastic Plates remix)
‘but there’s a side to you / that I never knew, never knew / all the things you’d say / they were never true, never true’
Another untz pulled from my friend Tom’s Blogjuice, where he has succinctly summed the track up in his description: ‘Sexy voice + Sexy Beat = Sex.’ Well done. Sydney turned Los Angeles transplant Plastic Plates preserves the sincere angst of Adele’s ballad, while upping the tempo to something more engaging and movable. Dish it up. #untz