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Episode Info: There's something comforting about a 1 minute pop song.  It reminds me of sitting up in bed when I was a teenager, strumming power chords on my unplugged Rickenbacker just to hear the twang and humming some thought I had from the day.  Usually, I'm not going to lie, my thoughts revolved around girls.  Samantha, my valentine turned first love, or what's-her-name from AP Bio who I thought was the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen, Mauri who actually was the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen. One minute odes to adolescent tunnel vision. It seems that the guy from Quarterbacks gets it. He gets that you don't need complex arrangement or odd time signatures to get your point across; and, in fact, those things often distract from the connection formed between artist and audience. One of my friends referred to Quarterbacks as lofi, cutesy emo; but, that friend is broken (trust me).  That crap exists, definitely: desperate dudes trying to be one of the girls to get laid; but, there's artistry and substance in Quarterbacks that can't be glossed over.  In fact, I'd say that the message sent through the lyrics never crosses over into the unempowered, self-imposed-misandry of cutesy emo and is more about growing up and sifting through complicated hormonal urges that often seem like teen angst.   Check out Quarterbacks on bandcamp!
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