Archive | February, 2013

new life

8 Feb

Today’s Indie: New Life / Jim James

‘babe let’s get one thing clear / there’s much more stardust when you’re near’

New Life is sounding about right right now. I just got a new job, a new apartment, and a new roommate: my TUATI co-contributor and I are no longer just sharing internet real estate. With all this change going on, coming across this sweet song by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James was just what I needed to take pause and be thankful for what’s good. The track is off of the singer’s solo release, Regions of Light and Sound of God, out this week, and he delivered a great live rendition of it on Jimmy Fallon. The lyrics noted above are some of the best I have come around in some time.

For all you San Francisco folks, James plays the Fillmore on May 12th. #indie/tory



6 Feb


Today’s Untz: Flex (Aeroplane Remix) / Pool

“The internationally renowned and adored producer Vito de Luca a.k.a. Aeroplane puts his own spin on ‘Flex’ with an incredibly smooth and sexy remix. 50 BPM slower than the original, Aeroplane honours the guitars and vocals, weaving the elements into his own spacious disco style.” #untz/tom

no one

4 Feb


Today’s Untz: No One / Moon Boots

“After getting caught in an asteroid belt and heroically breaking free, I’ve returned with new music. Free download, as always. Share if you care.” – Moon Boots.

Well I do care Moon Boots and thus I must share. I am extremely grateful for coming across his cosmic productions some time back. The trip thus far has been a good one and I look forward to hearing more of what he has to offer. Hopefully I get a chance to see him live sometime as well. #untz/tom

white leather

4 Feb


Today’s Indie: White Leather / Wolf Alice

‘and I see big things for you / on my own, at least for a while / and I will wait’

White Leather is a new song from a new band hailing from Northern London called Wolf Alice that I am buckling in the knees over. It is a smooth and simple sliver of a song, with a catchy pull to it met with lead singer Ellie Roswell’s beautiful vocals. Her sound has that “easy listening while knocking the wind of you” quality of the likes of Daughter or Cat Power.

This song is about being overlooked by someone when they are the only person you see. I can imagine it being played at the end of an episode of My So Called Life– it is way too cool to be associated with the Gossip Girl sitcoms of our time, but perfectly captures that anxious sting of unrequited young love. #indie/tory