Archive | June, 2013

My Baby

30 Jun


Today’s Untz: My Baby / Pherotone

Here’s a new release from this up and coming producer hot off the release of his first track ‘Flossy’.

Pherotone is Eren Akkan, originally from Istanbul, Turkey.

“Embracing all kinds of vibes, but if narrowed down to a few words, ‘soulful vocals, wide synths, claps, clicks, sea breeze, funk, disco, chords, loops, colors, scents and melodies that stimulate senses’.”



28 Jun


Today’s Indie: Waiting / Alice Bowman

”I want you more than I need you / I need you so bad’

Today’s track offers a plea for a return with the kind of silvery voice you might hear in a wistful Christmas song amidst snowfall – steady, soothing, yearning. The simplicity in Waiting reminds me of the pull in Cat Powers’ ‘I Found a Reason,’ quieting capturing the heart-wrenching state we humans feel while waiting desperately for a loved one, their arrival unknown.

Waiting is off Swedish singer Alice Bowman’s debut EP, Skisser (Swedish for sketches). Beautiful. #indie/tory

trying to be cool

27 Jun

Sydneysiders revel at the beach in summer's heat

Today’s Untz: Trying To Be Cool (Them Jeans Remix) / Phoenix

Check out this deep Phoenix remix!

stayin’ alive

21 Jun


Today’s Untz: Stayin’ Alive (Capital Cities Remix) / Bee Gees

I’m a little late on this one, but what a wonderful remix of  a classic. They just released an album so be sure to check in out, but for now go grab these free download.

modern hearts

19 Jun



Today’s Untz: Modern Hearts (Night Drive Remix) / The Knocks

‘Night Drive is the type of music you would hear on a car stereo if Giorgio Moroder and Ray Bradbury were driving late at night through a buzzing metropolis. Inspired by bygone era of glamour and excess, kalioscopic neon lights, Studio 54 and Tony Wilson’s Hacienda, the band pulls influence from acts such as Brian Eno, New Order, OMD, The Drums and LCD Soundsystem to name a few. Night Drive rides a nu-wave of fast-tempoed, synth-based electronic sounds driven by rich guitar melodies and arresting vocal hooks.’

what i like

18 Jun


Today’s Untz: What I Like (Bodhi Remix) / Charlie XCX

Here’s a great tune I heard from the blog XLR8R some time ago that I’m now just re-listening to. I’m headed down to the California central coast this weekend so this track will surely be going on that playlist.

Bodhi (Luke & Olly) who hail from Cardiff, Britain have done a great job with this Charlie XCX track… groovy bass ensues.

hard to find

18 Jun

Today’s Indie: Hard to Find / The National


‘I can see the glowing lights / I can see them every night  / really not that far away / I could be there in a day’

Trouble Will Find Me. For me, it was not the kind of album that I knew if I really liked after a listen or two, or three, but then suddenly found it bound to my bones, being carried around with me into my day long after its sounds had faded. Etched in Matt’s signature baritone, stretched across a canvas of tremble inducing lyrics and melodies to settle into, it found me and I found it.

Hard to Find is the closing track and provides the perfect sense of an ending to the album, tracing something left behind and lost in cobwebs but present in the mind, from time to time. The National has reminded me, and not for the first time, that patience is a virtue, a very rewarding virtue. #indie/tory

silver firs

14 Jun

Today’s Indie: Motherland / Silver Firs

Friday afternoon ends with a track from Swiss newcomers the Silver Firs, which has the kind of foot tapping beat I would want to follow me into an adventure in the woods, perhaps evoked by their name. Perfect timing as I pack up to head up to Tahoe for the weekend to celebrate the wedding of a dear friend amidst the trees. The quartet is releasing this track with two additional songs on a debut EP on the 28th, and if they are as feel good as Motherland, then take me home. #indie / tory


11 Jun


Today’s Untz: Reaction / Air Zaïre

With the other half (indie/tory) having started a new job, the untz might be taking over. For what it’s worth I don’t even know what “untz” is. I like the lighter side of things over here on this blog whereas I tend to get a bit deeper over at The Trash Juice.

In keeping with that general direction, today we have the  beach’d out track, ‘Reaction’. I’m not sure how new to the scene Air Zaïre is, but welcome to the Moon Boots, Viceroy n’ crew party! #untz/tom

modern jesus

9 Jun


Today’s Indie: Modern Jesus / Portugal. The Man

‘who cares if hell awaits / we’re having drinks at heaven’s gates’

I have never been able to get over the misplaced period in Portugal. The Man’s name (didn’t that sentence just confuse you?) but that hasn’t stopped me from thoroughly enjoying the Portlandian quintet’s bliss inducing sound. Modern Jesus is off the band’s seventh full length studio effort, Evil Friends, out last Tuesday, and  it has me stuck on repeat. The playful Nintendo ping intro giving way to casual do-do-doos and then John Gourley’s catching vocals echoing  relevant lyrics (‘you don’t need sympathy / they got a pill for everything  / just take that dark cloud / ring it out to wash it now’) make Modern Jesus the perfect steady chill segue into the weekend. #indie/tory