Hi! I’m Tory, and I live in San Francisco.

The Untz and the Indie was born as The Untz and the Emo back in January of 2011. Since then it has gone through a name change (some people didn’t get that the ’emo’ wasn’t supposed to be taken literarily, so eventually there was a minor rebranding) and contributor changes, but throughout it all it has always been my labor of love, sharing what I love.

When I am not untzing and indi-ing I work for a travel company and spend lots of time with Charlie the dog and my husband Tom.



Contact/Submissions (no mailing lists please): blog.tuati@gmail.com


[Disclaimer: All the music posted on this site is for sampling purposes and the promotion of the artists featured. If you own any of the material and would like it removed, email me and I would be happy to oblige.]


13 Responses to “About”

  1. Marie May 21, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    Hi, you!
    I was randomly googling a song I heard on TV the other day, and surprisingly the only hit I got was your blog.
    Can’t complain though, as I found myself reading through what I think was your whole blog..
    And when I didn’t find the lyrics/song I was looking for, I started scribbling down the other artists. Thank you! I’ve been desperate for new music, and it was a big relief to finally listen to something new. Phew.
    Anyway, “well I was the one who showed you the sky”, recognize?


    • Tory Larson May 21, 2011 at 9:20 am #

      Hi Marie,

      So glad to hear you like the music on here! I think the song you are looking for is called Easy to Love by the Jezebels. Is that it? What TV show was it on?

      Hope this helps, and again thanks for the support 🙂


      • Marie May 26, 2011 at 8:39 am #

        That’s the song. Thanks! It’s been bugging me for weeks only humming two lines from it. And yeah, it was only a commercial for..mineral water or something.
        But thank you 🙂

  2. Tim June 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Hey Tory

    Thought of you yesterday when I got my TVOTR ticket.

    Thanks for the music, I enjoyed it when I can and actually learned about the new Bon Iver here! Thought I would recommend the Rural Alberta Advantage, check it!

    Hope you’re well


    • Tory Larson June 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

      Tim –

      Thanks for the tip on Rural Alberta Advantage! They have been on my radar but I haven’t given them a good go, and totally digging this song. Jealous you are seeing TVOTR again. Hope you are well 🙂


  3. Nicole July 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Hi Tory,
    Came across the blog on Hype Machine and though you might like “Morena” by Tom Boxer. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMi1GPRY3Io

  4. sam August 7, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    Hey ,

    I didnt know where to find your email , but I found a really cool song you should check out on some website called goodmusicallday.com . Really cool cross genre stuff


    • Tory Larson August 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

      this is sweet – thanks for the tip!

  5. hongkongtravelatorMat September 25, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    A great description. Enjoying the site very much as I make both kinds of tunes.

  6. kjunior December 14, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    Hey buddy,
    I saw your post about this remix and thought you might be interested in hearing/posting the full version.


    • Tory Larson December 16, 2011 at 11:00 am #

      thanks for the heads up – awesome

  7. loriinthesky February 12, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    love your blog name. it’s fantastic. really, i love it.

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