Songs You Should Have Heard

Songs You Should Have Heard: Houndmouth’s “Sedona”

A student of mine recently gave me an early Christmas gift—a cd he made. (There is still hope for today’s youth after all). He said, “Mr. Huffman, this is my cousin’s band. I think you will like it since you listen to some weird stuff.” By weird, I’m assuming that is youth speak for different, …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: Lori McKenna’s “The Bird and the Rifle”

In the past, I have been both correctly and incorrectly labeled as a Country music snob. Yes, I will be the first to say that mainstream Pop Country is about as far from actual Country music as you can get without a drum machine and a disco sample. Taylor Swift wins Country Song of the …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: Bryce Ernest Taylor’s “This is the Last Time”

Featured Image Courtesy of Bryce Ernest Taylor [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n our daydreams, we are always “Bond men.” We are always dazzlingly handsome, draped in four-figure suits, commanding the room with our shaken martini in one hand and our full-house (king-high) in the other.  We never dribble that first snurgle of vodka on our shirt.  We never stub …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: Jeremy & the Harlequins’ “Into the Night”

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]tto was slouched comfortably against the cracked vinyl seat, in a pair of Levi’s that looked like they could tell one hell of a story. With a Lucy tucked behind his ear and the landscapes flashing behind him like a just out of focus movie, Otto epitomized Brooklyn. “Lucy” is what he called his cigarette. …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: “Make Some Room” by The Suffers

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]et’s face it: it’s rough out there in today’s America. Every day the bad news keeps pouring in on us, ready to sweep us away in an anxiety-filled deluge that no amount of ark-building can keep us afloat. If you’re not careful, the pressure of the American pot-boiler might just cook you down to a …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: Augustana’s “Hurricane”

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ost of you are probably familiar with the 2005 hit “Boston” off of Augustana’s album All the Stars and Boulevards. If not that’s a shame. If you ever watched an episode of One Tree Hill, or any other teen drama from the mid-2000’s then there’s a good chance you heard it. Don’t knock me for …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: “Movies of Antarctica” by the Stars of Track and Field

I am naturally prone to making mistakes. Nothing catastrophic…yet. Usually just minute gaffes that have no actual bearing on anything important. For instance, I have owned two vehicles and over thirty gas caps in my life. Another fortuitous example is having locked myself out of my house on more than one occasion. The latter resulted …

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Bands You Need to Hear: Alex Dezen

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]arly last year Alex Dezen, former front man and founder of the Brooklyn based,The Damnwells, released his self-titled solo album. A catchy, lyrically honest and diverse debut that captured Dezen’s artistic ability to sing stories that we all can point to and say, “I remember a time like that.” Written and recorded entirely at his …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: Matt Pond PA’s “Remains”

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he window to the left mocks my reflection. I look distorted – hazy – like I’m underwater. I’m watching the street – searching perhaps – for any kind of inspiration that might allow my fingers to work in unison with my brain. I’ve got nothing. Of course the street below is deserted. We just had …

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