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jeff4122
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When you discover an awesome band with a damn-near perfect song [LotD #28]
Yesterday, one of my favorite things happened: I discovered a new band, and discovered that they are fucking awesome, and discovered that I love listening to them, and that they have some true gems of songs.
The band is Akron/Family. I've read a little bit about them and they seem to have some sort of cult aura about them, but more on that later...when I actually figure out what the deal is.
The song is "I'll Be on the Water," which is way better than 'that good'.
The lyric is:
"If you have to stay
I'll be on the water
Catching the next wave
You can meet me where it breaks"
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Mmmmmm, isss gooooood.
The song has very few lyrics, just repeating that verse and one more a few times. It relies really successfully on the lead singer's voice and the minimalist guitar. In general, it's a really nice poem, and an even better piece of music.
More to come from Akron/Family in the future, for sure. Does anyone know these guys well? Anything to report?
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