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DSD September 14, 2017: "Firefly" - East Love


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DSD September 14, 2017: "Firefly" - East Love

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop":'s song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.

Firefly - East Love

I realize that summer is (almost) over, but that does not mean that I have completely shifted away from listening to summery, fun folk-pop like "Firefly" by New York's East Love. 

Check the song out below:

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I like all of the pieces that East Love utilize to make "Firefly" stand out in the crowded indie folk-pop/rock scene; the use of electric guitar and horn, on top of the more traditional drum/acoustic guitar/harmony is really clever. The track has such a bright feeling to it that it just feels good to listen to it, and there are even hints of The Barenaked Ladies in Lukas Effman's vocals. All the hallmarks of modern, indie folk-pop-rock are there (including the chant/sung harmony section), so there's a lot to like in "Firefly" for fans of the genre, but it's the little flourishes of different genres that elevates the song for me (and onto the DSD). 

If you enjoy "Firefly", you should definitely check out some of their earlier work, including their self-titled EP, or the more recent single " Sweet Arizona", but East Love feels like a band that you really want to try and see live, as they just have that bubbling, energetic sound that would be a treat to spend an evening jamming out to. 

The August 2017 DSD Playlist is here! This month we are only missing one (1) track, from AL-X the Great, as it is not available...anywhere other than where I put it in here, but it is tradition that we are missing something every month. Also, here is the link to the August '17 Spotify List because....we are on Spotify! 

If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for TGF on either Apple Music or Spotify!

See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!

-S (@Shauncord

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