A Valley Son - The Ghost of Philip Seymour Hoffman
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posted 31 Mar 2018 by Krister Axel
Yes, it's an homage, but it's in a tradition of Indie hat-tipping that goes back to Weezer calling out Buddy Holly on The Blue Album.

This song will hit a sweet spot for anyone who grew up listening to some classic rock. It is a throwback sound a bit like The Record Company had in 2016 with Give It Back To You.

The guitar reminds me of classic bar-room brawling with a glass slide; that is some dirty talking right there. Yes, it's an homage, but it's in a tradition of Indie hat-tipping that goes back to Weezer calling out Buddy Holly on The Blue Album.

Screams within, silence without. I like that. A Valley Son brings elements of southern gothic and plain old nerd rock together in a way that will make you want to crack one more beer. Don't forget to pour some out for our boy Philip.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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