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outside lands roundup

9 Aug


In standard Outside Lands fashion the festival is going to kick off to a blistering high of 57 degrees in Golden Gate Park today. Layers, layers, layers. Here is  a roundup of some of the  weekend’s best to warm up with before we head into fog.

Landfill / Daughter 

‘will this is torturous electricity  / between both of us and this is / dangerous, ’cause I want you so much / but I hate your guts’

Open / Rhye

‘I’m a fool for that shake in your thighs / I’m a fool for that sound in your sighs’

Slow Show / The National 

‘you know I dreamed about you / for 29 years before I saw you / you know I dreamed about you / I missed you for, for 29 years’

1904 / Tallest Man on Earth

‘and now something with the dirt is just different / since they shook the earth in 1904’

Late Night / Foals

‘they said I swam the sea that ran around / they said I once was lost but now I’m truly found’

#indie / tory


all my swedish friends

11 Apr

All my training translated into a happy, beautiful half marathon along the coast. Now running fever has turned into desert fever. Get me to Coachella! Four days.

Today’s Emo: All My Friends / LCD Soundsytem

‘you spent the first five years trying to get with the plan / and the next five years trying to be with your friends again’

So sad that LCD played their last show together a couple of weeks ago in NYC. Gearing up for their performance last year, this was our Coachella 2010 anthem, often on repeat during the 8.5 hour drive down to Indio which became 12 hours due to traffic, pit stops, and 2 hours in line for car searches once we arrived at the campground. Now whenever I am drunk and near a jukebox, it is my go to pick… the start of tinkering keys in the intro make me smile every time.

What a perfect set of lyrics and the perfect kind of sentiment to settle into for three days of revelry, dirt, desert, and forgetting everything outside of the circle of amazing people and the music you get lost in out there.

I wouldn’t trade one stupid decision for another five years of life.

Today’s Untz: One (Swedish House Mafia Cover) /  Foals

‘I wanna know your name / you just kill me, could you do that?’

I know Foals for their beautiful, gentle, rolling emo opus Spanish Sahara. The UK  indie band and the gods that make up Swedish House Mafia have little in common, and that’s what makes this cover so fun. I think back to when I got upset Butch Clancy injected dubstep into an untouchable emo song, Band of Horses’ Funeral. Well, here is an emo band taking on an untouchable untz song and rocking it, while sending me straight back to the original on repeat. Will be seeing both Foals and Axwell of Swedish House Mafia next weekend, dancing my face off. #untz