Archive | July, 2013


31 Jul


Today’s Indie: Electricity / FMLYBND

‘sweet surrender / I’d give all my love / I’d give all my life / just to be with the one /  my delight’

Sweet surrender to this one… sweet and sugary surrender.  FMLYBND  has created a sound capable of brightening  one of the dreariest San Francisco “summer” weeks we have had in a while. The brand spanking new California electro-pop sextet evoke a youthful take on the the early stirrings of M83, MGMT and the like, and I am excited to hear their next move. #indie/tory


change change change

25 Jul


Today’s Indie: Change / Churchill

‘you hold me just out of reach / you keep me pounding the beat / take all the soul you can get’

Sadly I have discovered this promising band just as it has come undone. First it was the duo of the Civil Wars, breaking up due to “irreconcilable differences” that couldn’t be overcome, even with the help of a Grammy. Now it is Denver’s Churchill, who has called it quits and cancelled their extensive and impressive summer touring schedule, where they would have been opening for Pink and One Republic (I won’t judge them for that). It is never fun to come across a good thing right as it comes to an end, but I’m not letting it stop me from enjoying their Change and The War Within EPs. With biting female vocals like Wild Child and its catchy chorus, Change has been on repeat all day. #indie/tory

odd look

24 Jul



Today’s Untz (ish): Odd Look / Kavinksy feat the Weeknd

“Odd Look ft. The Weeknd” is the new single from Kavinsky’s EP “Odd Look”. Grab the vinyl here :  Get his album “OutRun”, on iTunes :

take back the night

23 Jul



Today’s Untz: Take Back The Night (Pat Lok Remix) / Justin Timberlak

Vancouver-based producer/dj Pat Lok has quickly gained momentum since winning The Rapture’s “How Deep Is Your Love” remix competition for DFA Records along with fellow co-producer Cyclist. The last year has seen him bring his sound to dancefloors across the globe, making his debut in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, at Barcelona’s legendary Razzmatazz and completing his first Mexico tour.

To celebrate reaching 5k fans on his facebook he released this stunning remix of Justin Timberlake. Enjoy! #tom


18 Jul

Today’s Indie: Resolution / Matt Corby

From my early days I have been a sucker for sigh inducing singer song writers, perhaps to a fault, romanticizing every lyrically driven chorus and chord. Accordingly, I was taken by first line of Matt Corby’s dreamy, old soul voice and first listen of Resolution: I conjured up an image of a struggling artist pouring his heart out in half empty cafes and busy street corners, living in a basement somewhere. To my chagrin on first Google I found out that Matt is a 22 year old Australian Idol alum/heart throb with several successful EPs under his belt, although did write Resolution in a “little dingy LA apartment” he had been renting. As with people, you don’t always choose what music you love… so enjoy. #indie/tory

stand on the horizon / evil eye

18 Jul


Today’s Indie: Stand On The Horizon :: Evil Eye / The North Sea

“Todd Terje and Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John are among the artists Franz Ferdinand have worked with on their new album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’, it has been confirmed.”

Today we get a taste of what that is going to sound like via Todd Terje’s soundcloud page via two extended cuts. Off to The North Sea! #indie/tom


17 Jul


Today’s Untz: Doubter (Hannes Fischer Remix) / Alex Barck feat. Jonatan Backelie

Here’s a super sultry remix from Hannes Fischer. His super sunny beach club take on “doubter” feat. jonatan bäckelie of alex barck’s forthcoming lp “reunion” coming on October 3rd on reunion via sonar kollektiv. enjoy!

body talk

12 Jul



Today’s Untz: Body Talk (Grum Remix) / Kevin McKay

Grum is back! This is I believe the second track he’s released in the last month or so having taken quite a break before. Welcome back Grum!


maui falls

9 Jul


Today’s Untz: Maui Falls / Damn Right!

Philadelphia based trio, Damn Right! is drummer/producer/designer Tommy Bradel, bassist/producer/vocalist Johnny Fissinger and producer/instrumentalist FLOTE. I saw these guys back in my east coast days when they played with another band member.

The sound has changed over time. In the past, the had a much more jammier element whereas nowadays they seem to be focusing on  a much more structured sound almost like Mansions On The Moon, who coincidentally has similar roots. Check it out for yourself and go grab the free download.

golden ocean

3 Jul


Today’s Indie: Golden Ocean / Miner

‘I need someone to love / yeah someone I can hold in the sun’

A very quick indie hello as Tom and I gear up to head into the mountains for the 23rd Annual High Sierra Music Festival up in Quincy this afternoon for four days of hot sun, cold beers, music, revelry, friendship and barefoot dancing babies. To send us off, a track from Miner, who are playing Thursday and Friday afternoons. A happy early 4th to all! #indie/tory