Archive | October, 2012


3 Oct

Today’s Indie: Explosions / Ellie Goulding

‘and the mountains would shake / I need to know I can still make / explosions’

Ellie is definitely far from indie anymore, but I can’t help in continuing to share her music… I simply like it so much. Today’s track is the second single off of her sophomore album, Halcyon, due out October 9th. It is a slow building, sweeping ballad with beautiful keys that highlights the Brit’s beautiful songbird chops (just listen to first few seconds of her ethereal church choir cooing).

I knew the world halcyon as an adjective: ‘denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful; calm, tranquil.’ However, halcyon also refers to a mythical bird in Greek legends fabled to ‘have had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on the sea during the winter solstice.‘ Sounds about right. #indie/tory


a walk

3 Oct

Today’s Untz: A Walk (Kolombo Remix) / Tycho

We’ve featured or talked about Tycho a bunch over here and for good reason. His music is ethereal and awe inspiring. We both get the chance to see him for the 3rd time next weekend at Treasure Island Festival just outside San Francisco. Here’s to hoping he gets the sunset time slot.

On this remix his spacey ambient sound is giving some rolling bass that gives the track a new feeling while still retaining the main melody. It’s beautiful. #untz/tom




if u have a doubt

1 Oct

Today’s Untz: If U Have A Doubt feat. Overnite (Mario Basanov Remix) / Hollis P Monroe

It’s a perfect 80 degrees outside and I’m unfortunately stuck inside. All I want to do is go lay out in the grass and listen to some music like this remix from Mario Basanov.

It’s a smooth vocal house jam that reminds me of sunnier days. The original is masterful, but he somehow makes it even more soulful and slick.  I’m looking forward to his album due out at the end of the year. #untz/tom

y luv

1 Oct

Today’s Indie: Driftin / Y Luv

‘time was moving like it will often do’

Soothe / Y Luv

‘soothe my soul / with your eyes’

Los Angeles’ Y Luv released their new EP this morning, It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense. I have been transfixed with the indie rock/pop quintet originating from USC since I came across their song Keep it Rolling earlier this year, but it wasn’t until several solid plays of today’s EP that I have been able to pinpoint why: Y Luv has provided me with a version of emo for grown ups, delicious pop for a more educated palate.

When I listen to their music at present, I feel like I did when listening to a lot of pop songs I liked during the late 90’s and early 2000’s, songs that no longer have pull on me, but once carried great weight. They carry weight; they have captured some kind of sound in this music with its pulse and pulling vocals that has me reliving the heart wrenching intensity of first heartbreak, the stop the world feelings of first love. Not an easy feat. #indie/tory