Archive | May, 2013

sparks don’t mind

15 May

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Today’s Untz: Sparks / Don’t Mind // Peat Oak feat. Furns

Danish native Pete Oak is first onboard with his 2 tracks EP, Suns & Moons. On both he is featured by the lovely vocals of Furns.

Sparks (Original Float Mix) is the calmer of the two and gives you the impression of joy & satisfaction.

On Don’t Mind (Original Mix) we raise the stakes but keep the basic idea, to include you to a melodic and powerful experience.

Pete Oak – Suns & Moons will be out on Monday May 27th as a Beatport Exclusive and in all other stores on June 10.

justin townes earle

10 May

Today’s Indie: Am I that Lonely Tonight / Justin Townes Earle

Wont be the Last Time / Justin Townes Earle

‘maybe I broke myself a promise / that I never meant to keep / it won’t be the last time’

Am I That Lonely Tonight starts with, ‘I hear my father on the radio / singin’ “Take Me Home Again” … sometimes I wish I could just get away / sometimes I wish that he’d just call.’ Having a thrice Grammy winning father will do that to you, and the proceeding tracks of the album Nothings Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now follow a somber ripple of Justin Townes Earle’s revelations, as he weaves his words brilliantly through addictions and breakups and really, really bad nights.

While there are some great foot tappers interspersed throughout like Baby’s Got a Bad Idea, I am drawn to the slow the world down tracks on the album, with intimate storytelling that feels like it was made to be heard when you are curled up on the couch on a dreary day, taking in the quiet comfort of the rain. Special shout out to the darling Kristen for sharing. Happy Friday. #indie/tory

Drones

9 May

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Today’s Untz (or Indie?): Drones / Night Drive

From their Fbook page: “For if we look closely around us we find, crisscrossing the manifestations of failure and collapse, early signs of growth and new potential. If we listen closely we can hear the Third Wave already thundering on not so distant shores. Millions are already attuning their lives to the rhythms of tomorrow. We are the children of the next transformation, the Third Wave. We are also changing the way ordinary people, in their daily lives, behave. For when we change the deep structure of civilization, we simultaneously rewire all the codes by which we live.”

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/65600704″>Night Drive – Drones Promo</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/nightdrivemusic”>nightdrivemusic</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

kodaline

3 May

Kodaline

Today’s Indie: All I Want / Kodaline

‘all I want is nothing more / than to hear you knocking at my door’

Sometimes we miss things the first time around in this life. For every time we can be at the right place and right time to find something or someone or a song, we can be at the wrong place. Such is the case with these two Kodaline tracks, although my “wrong place” was not wrong at all, but rather the sun strewn sands of Thai islands wrapping up our Asia trip last December. Still the world of coulda-woulda-shoulda and FOMO (fear of missing out) is an everyday part of being a music lover; what if you pass your next favorite artist on the street, make eye contact and walk on by?

Thankfully my second chance for Kodaline came from a friend sharing a killer “Best of SXSW” playlist  this week, which included All I Want.  I apparently also have been living under a rock that would have eventually hit me on the head anyway because the Irish foursome’s track was featured in Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist video.

Still I am happy I found these tracks when I have – All I Want starts with the stripped down earnest emotions of high schooler’s poem on love gone wrong before building into something soaring and stirring, and this take on All My Friends instantly put me back to a few springs ago, driving into a desert with my best friends.

All My Friends / Kodaline (LCD Soundsystem cover)

‘you spend the first five years trying to get with the plan / and the next five years trying to be with your friends again’

#indie/tory