nicest hook

5 Aug

I brought along my ipod and plugged into my favorite The National album to drown out the sound of the drill during three hours of terrible dental work a few weeks ago, and now my favorite band is making me cringe. Never again. Next time I get attacked at the dentist (god forbid), I am bringing along Rebecca Black. Speaking of… it’s FRIDAY.

Today’s Emo: Nicest Thing / Kate Nash

Nicest Thing / Kate Nash

‘I wish that you needed me / I wish that you knew when I said two sugars / actually I meant three’

All aboard the emo express, because this one is a doozy. Kate Nash has a fragile but firm, innocent but polished kind of sound to her, which serves as the perfect platform to deliver this knee buckling song of want. The young British songbird reminds me of a more subtle Lilly Allen, and I enjoy all of her music, although some of her tracks can come off a bite trite.

Not Nicest Thing. Simple and aching, it basically says all the things we wish we could say but can’t… beautifully brutally honest to a point where it makes me a little uncomfortable, in a good way. As someone I know put it, this song is love. #emo

Today’s Untz: Take You Higher (club mix) / Goodwill & Hook N Sling

‘she said “hello mister, please to meet ya” / I wanna hold her, I wanna kiss her’

Play time! Sleepy folk siblings Angus and Julia Stone’s Big Jet Plane gets woken up by what sounds like Laidback Luke’s You Used to Hold Me? Wha? Never thought I would hear the day, but wow does this work. Take You Higher has been the number one song on Hypem the past couple of days and I can see why… I have been riding this wave throughout Thursday and now into the weekend. #untz


3 Responses to “nicest hook”

  1. Michelle Faierman August 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Angus and Julia is my all-time FAVORITE band. heard about them when i was living in sydney a few years ago. this is the greatest thing i’ve EVER heard. my life is now complete. THANK YOU!!!

    • Tory Larson August 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

      most enthusiastic comment of all time – thanks Michelle!


  1. mystery candles « theuntzandtheemo - December 24, 2011

    […] reminds me of some of my favorite female vocalists, and Candles strikes me like Kate Nash’s Nicest Thing or Cat Power’s take on I Found a Reason. And don’t worry, whatever tragedy that caused […]

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