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20 Jan

I am leaving rainy San Francisco to fly off to Panama tomorrow morning, where I will be off the grid for the next eight days amidst surf and sand and sea and little to no contact with the outside world. TUATE will be back in a week or so, in the meantime two great songs to tide you over.

Today’s Emo: Brains / Lower Dens

‘don’t be afraid / everything will change while you’re asleep’

Brains begins with a sprawling intro, like you are going to be taken on some journey with the song a la Arcade Fire. And then you are, driving forward with every layer upon layer of sound. The track is the first release off of Baltimore foursome Lower Dens’ sophomore album, Nootropics, and its discovery left me wondering how the hell I managed to miss these guys (and girl) the first time around. I suppose all’s well that ends well– I am spending the morning getting lost in their debut, and now have something to look forward to come May. Download the track for free on the band’s site. #emo

Today’s Untz: Somebody to Love / Rusko

‘everybody’s looking for that somebody to love’

It is rare that I can take spoonfuls of dubstep with my coffee and manage to keep it down, but this song has created the perfect morning (or anytime) blend. Palatable with the right mix of classy vocals and epic drops, Somebody to Love has me back on the Rusko bandwagon. Also, theĀ music video of an elderly couple rocking out in a club is pretty sweet in its own right. Maybe I should blast this when I wake up at 4:30 am to to head off to SFO tomorrow. #untz