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Ugly Trash Demon, “You, Me, and FFC”
I cannot say enough warm kind things about this band and this song right now. Thanks to UTD for submitting and suggesting it!
Immediately upon listening, I felt my heart comforted by a familiar feeling of acoustic melodies that were followed by a charming voice that somehow sang in facets- strength and talent and experience confidence yet also portraying vulnerability and gentleness…
It can transport you to an open field festival, a breezy warm summer dusk. There may be hundreds of people sharing in the song and serenity with you, and while you feel the connection it brings, you also get a sense of being the only one sitting on the grass as you are serenaded by a voice that at many times sounds a lot like Adam Duritz of Counting Crows.
For a nostalgic nineties dame (er as the case may be: gentleman) it only adds to the sweet embrace of this tune. Then quite honestly the most unexpected surprise comes in the form of horns, brilliantly complimenting the notes the swirl around you. It happens to be perfect if you were heading down 90’s Memory Lane since in the back of your mind you may now hear Mustard Plug or Dishwalla humming quietly and respectfully as to not overwhelm or take away from what is obviously a core of well-crafted indie acoustics.
In case you are reading instead of listening and think I am saying these guys are old-school and their music belongs in another decade… you are 180 degrees off! The song screams suitable for the “indie/folk/alt” craze of today while not coming off as generic or cookie cutter. The song and this band stand strongly on their own and I get the sense of some staying power in them, as Juana would say “I can see a future in you, UTD”
Thanks again for sharing this with us and anyone else out there on the other end of the scree- let us know what you think of this one!