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Today’s Indie: Here / Shadows on Stars
‘I dont know where all the time went / we carved its path with road trips / and cast the spell with backs on beaches under the stars’
The best music has the ability to take you somewhere else– to offer a temporary respite from clanking keyboards and office lighting and overly caffeinated coffee jitters. Oregonian duo Shadows on Stars take me out in the woods somewhere back home in the Pacific Northwest with this song, nestled amongst trees on a peaceful, dewy morning. If you have never been up there, just picture all those sweeping aerial forrest scenes from the Twilight movie previews.
The swells of sound and softly echoing male/female harmonies remind me another celestially minded group, Stars, and this slivery whisp of a song has me yearning for something of the past… I am just not sure what. Whatever it is it has had me hitting repeat all day. ‘Here’ is my first taste of the band’s self titled debut, and it licks of promise… you can download the album for free via the band’s Facebook page. #indie/tory
Today’s Untz: Idea of Happiness / Van She
‘and she says, stop you know you lift me up dancing / you know how to find me, you take me away’
Van She, an electro pop band from Sydney, recently released their single ‘Idea of Happiness’ off their upcoming album of the same name due out July 6. Their label introduced them as a “new band from Sydney fresh on ideas, fresher than Flavor Flav, fresh like coriander, fresher than the Fresh Prince, fresher than fresh eggs.” The Australian label Modular People has busted out acts like Cut Copy, The Presets, Ladyhawke and Sneaky Sound System so Van She is in some seriously good company.
This track has summer written all over it. So soak it in, enjoy it, and have a great weekend. We’ll be back with some Monday untz to lift your spirits. #untz/tom