here’s the plan: we’re sharing songs that are important to us – all time favorites / earworms / songs in heavy rotation at the moment / whatever – and telling the story of why it’s important to us. maybe it reminds you of a certain time in your life, or a person. you can write one sentence, you can write a hundred sentences. doesn’t matter. include a link to the song (spotify/soundcloud/youtube/bandcamp/etc). let’s see what we end up with.
Album: Under The Western Freeway
Song: A.M 180
Release date: 1997
this song always makes it on to my favorite-songs-of-all-time list. i think I heard it for the first time when i was in 8th grade or so… so maybe 2002 or 2003 (late to the game, i know). when dad used to have a radio show, ear x-tacy would give him free, newly-released cds in exchange for him promoting them on air. our dad is the coolest, right? so this was one of those cds. and this song has always stuck with me. i love when the drums come in. i love the opening lines “don’t change your name /keep it the same / for fear i may loose you again / i know you wont / it’s just that i’m unorganized / and i want to find you when / something good happens”. that’s good stuff, that’s real good stuff.
a great album all round (nonphenomenal lineage, summer here kids, go progress chrome, etc.)
*edit 2/5: forgot to mention their new single “evermore” was released in early january. very different sound. not to be confused with “everlong”, although i can’t help but hear the similarities…also i should note that i haven’t listened to any of their other music aside from the aforementioned album. so take that for what you will