Song of the Day: ultraísta “smalltalk”

What do you get when you pare the brilliance of Nigel Godrich, clever synthesized beats and the celestial vocals of Laura Bettinson, ultraísta. The “sixth” member of my all time favorite band Radiohead, has formed a new group with drummer Joey Waronker and Bettinson. Information is sparse online aside from their newly released single, smalltalk.

I’m loving this new track and the video is mesmerizing…literally, the movement and colors keep your eyes locked. The drum beats are beautifully wrapped with Bettinson’s vocals and the familiar synth effects that are becoming a staple in Indie Pop/Electronic music today. Their Facebook page hints for more to come so hopefully an EP or full length album is in their future.

Happy Listening and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!! What does everyone have going for the long holiday?

Song of the Day: Grimes “Oblivion”

Football, motocross, sandwich holding, boomboxes and shirtless frat boys. No this isn’t a flashback from my earlier years, but a video hodgepodge of American culture seen through the eyes of pint size songstress Grimes. Oblivion, off her fourth studio album Vision, is a technicolor escapade that makes you want to run through a poppy field with your hands flailing in the air. Then you stop to listen to the lyrics and start to see the multiple layers of the Canadian musician.

Unfortunately, I was stuffing my face with Mexican food while she was entertaining a packed tent at SXSW. I was finishing my last chip when I realized what time it was…..EFFF!!!! I was super bummed that I missed out on her set but thanks to YouTube I’m able to pretend I was there.

Turn your headphones up and make sure you check out the entire album. It’s worth the download!

Happy Listening!


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