Those things

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Sometimes a song comes across my desk that I know would’ve blown my mind back in the early days of the site. With a voice like Victoria Bergsman of Taken by Trees /ex-The Concretes, SOAK would’ve totally melted my heart and been a favorite thing back in say, 2006. Knowing that she would’ve been 10 years old back then or whatever has no impact on me. The point is that is allows me to channel a younger part of myself that was excited and hungry and fresh, and to me that is an incredible thing. This is not to say the song sounds dated – not at all – it sounds very much a product of its time having absorbed the last decade of influences. I think it sounds perfect and I want to hear the rest of the record.

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