Archive | May, 2013


3 May


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’