Tag Archives: atlas genius

we’re up all night to get lucky

21 May

Today’s Indie: Get Lucky / Daughter (Daft Punk cover)

‘so let’s raise the bar / and our cups to the stars’

London trio Daughter take on Daft Punk’s first single off of Random Access Memories, and the result is an unlikely cover of an inescapable song. The hushed yet fierce vocals of Daughter’s Elena Tonra from the band’s BBC Radio One Live Lounge performance captivated my ears, like just about everything that she sings. As a bonus track, here is Atlas Genius’ take on the same tune.

#indie/tory

back seat

29 Oct

Today’s Untz: Back Seat (Goldroom Remix) / Atlas Genius

Goldroom released a free track today! Out here in SF it’s a comfortably warm 70 degrees and this song has me in high spirits after a terribly slow Monday.

In all serious though I’m thinking a lot about my family and friends on the East Coast. I know they’re getting slammed so I’m sending positive vibes through positive tunes. Go away Sandy! #untz/tom

static atlas

17 Aug

I love that I can put “I need an untz” as my gchat status on a Tuesday afternoon and get three solid responses within an hour. Music definitely seems to be running in everyone’s veins since Outside Lands exploded over San Francisco this weekend.  I haven’t been able to pull myself away from speakers/headphones all week, slipping into happy memories between emails and meetings and lots of coffee.

Today’s Emo: Trojans / Atlas Genius

‘change the locks, change the scene  / change it all but can’t change what we’ve been’

I love coming across a group’s first legit release – not the debut of a new album, but the debut of a new musical entity – and having it blow me away. So much potential in the air. I have been stuck on the debut single from Australian foursome, Atlas Genius to the point where they have to be shared. There is something early Death Cab in this beat, and excitingly unique in these vocals, and the image of trojan horse relics from past lovers in your head is too good to pass up. These newbies have recently signed with Cosine records and I can’t wait to hear the rest of their sound. Enjoy. #emo

Today’s Untz: Long Time (Takin My Time) / Static Revenger & Angger Dimas (electro remix)

All three of yesterday’s untz recs are going into my vault, but this made today’s cut… some steady Wednesday ‘tro. Breezy summer beats, sexy samples, and hurricane untz builds combine to craft the perfectly shaped SoundCloud. Done. #untz