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Music Monday July 9th, 2012

What’s with kids today? Maybe I’m getting too old, but they seem super crude. They dress in far too revealing clothing, seem to demand cell phones and almond milk around age 10 and after taking a quick look at that age demographics most purchased albums, I can only concede that they also don’t have great taste in music.

I’m not going to rip on any particular musician here. I believe in the respect of music and so much of growing up is about fitting in and I know that a lot of certain artists popularity can be explained by trends and fads. That being said, I usually don’t pay too much attention to what my little cousins or other young teens in my life are listening to. I’ve written a lot before about not judging a genre by it’s people though, so it was high time I got off my hypocritical horse and learned this lesson again.

Enter Ezra Furman and the Harpoons. I’d heard them briefly last year from a friend, but it wasn’t till a sweet 14 year old girl said ‘hey, you like this? I swear it’s not Beiber‘ to me last week and put on this song. A song so great I whirled right around in my chair. They’re a fantastic rock band from Chicago and this nostalgic song is perfect for your next summer adventure.

It makes me want to head to the beach immediately, the catchy guitar beat, uptempo and lilting vocals complement each other perfectly. I’m a total sucker for the harmonica, and these boys have used it perfectly. So hit play, bounce around to this addictive song I’ve found you. Sometimes we find the greatest things in unexpected places, and sometimes, I guess those kids are alright.


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